Canyon Country Youth Corps

Break in your boots, gain new skills, and experience the beautiful Southwest!

Get paid to learn and grow personally and professionally, while living and working in an outdoor setting.

CCYC is a program operated by the Four Corners School of Outdoor Education in Monticello, Utah. CCYC provides opportunities for youth and young adults, ages 15-25, to participate in service work projects in scenic Southeastern Utah.

Our Jobs

Spring - Head Crew Leaders, Crew Leaders, and Crew Members for our Crew Leader Development Program

Summer- Crew Members (15-18 years old)

Fall- Crew Members (18-25 years old)

Check out our full position and program descriptions.

learn chainsaw skills with Canyon Country Youth Corps!

Room and Board

While on working hitches, crews camp in tents. During off time crews have the option to make their home at CCYC's basecamp, within two hours drive of Durango, CO and Moab, UT.

Employee Perks

Summer Crew Members: $232 per week.

Spring and Fall Crew Members: $290 per week. Crew Members are eligible for Americorps Education Awards up to $1,400 upon season completion.

Other Perks:  
-Make Friends
-Make a Difference
-Explore the Four Corners Region
-Build your Resume
-Network with Hiring Officials at Land Management Agencies
-See and Learn Amazing things!
-Learn Fencing, Chainsaw, and Trailwork Skills

Getting Here and Getting Around

Corps Members are responsible for their own travel planning and expenses. CCYC will provide scheduled transportation from nearby airports to our Monticello office, upon arrival.

We encourage members to bring a personal vehicle, as there are many beautiful areas to explore and we do not provide vehicles during time-off.

For Fun

The Canyon Country Youth Corps is located near the Four Corners area and in the heart of the Colorado plateau, Monticello, UT. CCYC is within a half-day drive from some of the country’s most spectacular public lands including Arches, Zion, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, and Grand Canyon National Parks.

Having fun with Canyon Country Youth Corps

How to Apply

Crew Leader and Head Crew Leaders: Create a cover letter and resume, including 3 references.

Crew Members: Fill out the Crew Member Application.

Submit all materials to:

Kristina Ayars, CCYC Program Development Coordinator
via Email:
or Mail: PO Box 1029, Monticello UT, 84535
or Fax: 435-587-2193

Also, contact Kristina for questions via e-mail or phone: 435-587-2156.

seasonal jobs with Canyon Country Youth Corps

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Season: Spring, Summer, and Fall

Housing: Tents

Staff Size: 25

Age Requirement: Crew Members: 15, Crew Leaders: 21

Locations: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah