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Job opportunity for teens at Saguaro National Park

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Posted at 9:26 AM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 09:33:37-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- An eight week program at Saguaro National Park is giving some teens an opportunity to earn money over the summer.

The summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program is for teens ages 15 to 18-years-old and will consist of three main components, according to the national park. Teens will learn about conservation work, environmental education and outdoor recreation.

Those who enroll will work five eight-hour days, Monday through Friday, and earn $11 an hour that is tax exempt.

During the work week, YCC enrollees will camp remotely at their work site which may be in the park's wilderness. They will also participate in various outings including day hiks, backpacking trips and field trips.

To apply, visit Saguaro National Park's website or you can stop by the park's East visitor center.

Applications will be available April 1st and are due no later than April 30th.