A Life-Changing Summer Job in Acadia


The Acadia Youth Conservation Corps employs 16 high school students and four Acadia National Park leaders for eight weeks each summer.

Friends of Acadia provides funds and equipment to the Acadia Youth Conservation Corps, and the park provides leadership and training. In 1999, the Acadia Youth Conservation Corps program was endowed with an anonymous gift to Friends of Acadia.

The Corps provides essential help to the Acadia National Park trail crew, making visible improvements to Acadia’s trails and carriage roads, reconstructing stone drainages and retaining walls, clearing vistas, cutting wood at campgrounds, and assisting wherever else needed.

For many of these teens, the Acadia Youth Conservation Corps is a life-changing summer job. Corps members experience the depths of their personal strength and perseverance, enjoy the close camaraderie of their fellow teen work crew, and get to know a side of Acadia they had not ever imagined.

The Acadia Your Conservation Corps program runs from mid-June to early August. For more information contact the Acadia Youth Conservation Corps Coordinator by email or call 207-288-8716.

Acadia Youth Conservation Corps


How You Can Help

If you see members of the Acadia Youth Conservation Corps out on the trails or carriage roads of Acadia, take a moment to say “thanks!” It’s great to let these young people know that their hard work is appreciated.