Youth Conservation Corps

Youth Corps gets the ax for this summer

Youth Corps gets the ax for this summer

A popular summer job program is on the chopping block. Money set aside for the Youth Conservation Corps won’t be available in the Southeast region this year, the government choosing instead to use that money to make repairs at national parks damaged by hurricanes that rolled through last year. Read the full article in the […]

Gulf Islands program shines light on history

Gulf Islands program shines light on history

Soldier re-enactors walked around dressed in attire they would have worn in the 1860s. Students who have spent the summer working with the Youth Conservation Corps spoke to the crowds that gathered around them about the history of the fort as the sun set behind them. Rain eventually did roll in, but it didn’t put […]

Candlelight Program

The Gulf Islands National Seashore Candlelight Program at Fort Pickens will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Park rangers, volunteers, and Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) members will guide visitors through Fort Pickens with stops featuring unique stories. Visitors are encouraged to a flashlight. The program is free, but there is an entrance […]

Rain doesn’t put damper on YCC experience

Rain doesn’t put damper on YCC experience

Gulf Breeze student Grant Landry is a Boy Scout, so he is used to being outdoors. On that note, it made sense for him to take a shot at landing a job with the Youth Conservation Corps. “We use the campsites a lot (at Gulf Islands) and this was a chance to do work around […]

Jenkins career with National Park Service better than he ever imagined

Jenkins career with National Park Service better than he ever imagined

R.W. Jenkins grew up in South Carolina and has always had a love for national parks. He talked about that love on a late spring morning while sitting inside his office at the Gulf Islands National Seashore Headquarters. “I visited parks when I was younger,” Jenkins said. “I’ve always been excited about forts and the […]

Students prideful about summer work program role at Gulf Islands

Students prideful about summer work program role at Gulf Islands

Christina McAninley has a background in the Girl Scouts, and so naturally, she loves the outdoors. So when the Navarre High School graduate found out about the Youth Conservation Corps at a job fair at the high school, she jumped at the opportunity to apply for a position. “It seemed like the perfect job because […]

Candlelight Tour at Fort Pickens

The Candlelight Tour is a great way for visitors to experience the fort in a whole new light, learn about life at the fort, and the experience of the Civil War soldier at Fort Pickens in 1861. Park rangers, volunteers, and Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) members will guide visitors through Fort Pickens with stops featuring […]