Learn skills, earn scholarships, make friends – the best year of your life!

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A year in the Corps will transform your life and make California an even better place to live!

Get paid while you learn skills that can lead to a meaningful career like firefighting, energy, forestry, and more!

Yes, the work is hard. And, it will put you on the path to move into a career that will make a positive impact on your environment and your life!

Life in the Corps

The Backcountry Trails Program is one of many experiences within the California Conservation Corps where Corpsmembers transform their set of skills and their state of mind. They spend five and a half months living in the backcountry of our national parks and forests – completely off grid – as they build and restore trails that provide access to these natural treasures.

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The California Conservation Corps is certified by The Corps Network