About Conservation Corps
The 13-day Conservation Corps operates from a base camp on the historic and beautiful Shield Ranch. Conservation Corps provides 10th – 12th graders an opportunity to participate in conservation work for which they are paid a modest stipend. Conservation Corps members will:
- work hands-on to maintain hiking tails and protect and restore wildlife habitat
- participate in fun environmental learning and outdoor adventure programs
- enjoy high adventures like kayaking, backpacking, rock-climbing, and/or caving
- assist with programs for younger El Ranchito campers
- learn basic job skills that subsequently help prepare young adults to enter the workforce
Sunday, June 23rd – Friday, July 5th
WHO CAN JOIN CONSERVATION CORPS?
Above all, El Ranchito was created to serve children and youth
from low-income families. If a family qualifies for the federal free
lunch program at school, a child/youth is eligible for El Ranchito’s Conservation Corps.
HOW MUCH DOES CONSERVATION CORPS COST?
The registration fee for Conservation Corps campers is $50. If a sibling of that camper registers, then their tuition will be $40, and a third sibling’s tuition will be $30. Tuition includes lodging, meals, supervision, conservation projects, nature programs, work boots, safety equipment, high adventure field trips, and fun team challenges and activities.