Applications for the 2023 YCC program are now closed.

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Who should apply?

King County high school students entering Grades 10-12 who can commit to attending the entire 6-week summer program at TAF Bethaday Learning Center at Dick Thurneau Memorial Park. Program participants must be at least 15 years old by the start of the program. 

We seek individuals interested in learning about parks and the environment.  Prior experience or previous involvement with parks, environmental activities, or similar programs is not required. Populations who are historically underrepresented in environmental leadership and land management roles are encouraged to apply.

King County Parks and Recreation values diverse perspectives and life experience and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.

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