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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.


2015 Community Youth Corps 
Information & Descriptions
2015 Application Deadline:  Thursday, April 30, 2015

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.

2015 CYC BROCHURE (REVISED April 13, 2015)


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

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

* Schedule is subject to change

2015 Sessions: (Revised April 13, 2015)

 Session 1: June 1 - June 12
 Session 2: June 15 - June 26
 Session 3: June 29 - July 10*
 Session 4: July 13 - July 24
 Session 5: July 27 - August 7
*No work on Friday, July 3rd, Holiday

  • $8.23 per hour
  • Approximately $494 per session before taxes

Past 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

How do I get an application? 

Where do I submit my completed application?
  • Complete the CYC Application 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: Lauren Lastrina
  • Fax: 970.870.0173
  • In Person: 245 Howelsen Parkway, Steamboat Springs
  • Mail*: CYC, ATTN: Lauren Lastrina, CYC Director, P.O. Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO  80477 
*Applications must be received by the April 30, 2015 deadline.

2015 Application Deadline:  Thursday, April 30, 2015

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

2015 Group Interviews Times:
  • Monday, May 4th 4:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 5th 4:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm

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

For more information on Youth Corps opportunities for youth, 10-13 years old, and young adults, 16-25 years old please visit Rocky Mountain Youth Corps