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Community Youth Corps

Mission Statement
To provide the youth of the Yampa Valley
an opportunity to earn while they learn
by contributing to community improvement projects.


2014 Community Youth Corps 
Information & Descriptions
What does the CYC provide?
The CYC provides on the job training, environmental education, uniforms and safety gear, transportation to the workplace, first aid, and equipment and food during camping trips.

Crew Structure
Crews consist of one adult crew leader, one adult assistant crew leader and eight Corps members, ages 14 to 16 years old.

Work Projects
Projects include various tasks such as trail construction and maintenance, weeding, planting, painting, fencing, reclamation, flood prevention, park cleanup, and various other jobs.


Week 1
Monday - Thursday
Working on City of Steamboat Springs property including trails, parks and open space

7:45 am - 4:15 p m
Week 2
Monday - Friday
Working and camping at project site

* Schedule is subject to change

2014 Sessions:

 Session 1: June 2 - June 13  Session 6: July 7 - July 18
 Session 2: June 9 - June 20  Session 7: July 14 - July 25
 Session 3: June 16 - June 27  Session 8: July 21 - August 1
 Session 4: June 23 - July 3*  Session 9: July 28 - August 8
 Session 5: June 30 - July 11  Session 10: August 4 - August 15

*Due to the 4th of July Holiday Session 4 Camping week is Sunday, June 29 - July 3, no work July 4

  • $8.00 per hour
  • Approximately $416 per session before taxes

Project Sponsors
The City of Steamboat Springs, Bureau of Land Management,
Forest Service, White River National Forest, 
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, ReTree Steamboat, and
Rocky Mountain National Park are sponsors of work projects.

Frequently Asked Questions:
What does CYC provide?
  •  On-the-job training
  •  Environmental education
  •  Uniforms and safety gear
  •  Transportation to work-sites
  •  First-aid supplies
  •  Group camping equipment
  •  Food during camping week

2014 CYC Brochure
  • 2015 Applications will be available online February 1, 2015

How do I get an application? 
  • Download from the forms above (2015 Applications will be available on February 1, 2015)
  • In Person:  Available at Parks & Recreation Office, 245 Howelsen Parkway

Where do I submit my completed application?
  • Complete the forms above as a writable document, then hit 'submit' - check your personal email to be sure that the sent application isn't sitting in your outbox or drafts.
  • Email: Kate Warnke, CYC Director
  • Fax: ( 970) 870-0173
  • In Person: 245 Howelsen Parkway, Steamboat Springs
  • Mail*: CYC, ATTN: Kate Warnke, CYC Director, P.O. Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO  80477 
*Applications must be received before the May 1st deadline.

2015 Application Deadline:  Friday, May 1, 2015

Once you have submitted a completed application please contact Lauren Lastrina, CYC Field Coordinator to schedule an interview.  

2015 Group Interviews Times: TBA

    Interested in becoming a Community Youth Corps Crew Leader or Assistant Crew Leader: Please contact Kate Warnke, CYC Director and/or visit for job descriptions and application.