Youth Expedition

Youth Expedition is a 4-week volunteer service experience for Montana teens ages 14 to 17. Youth Expedition Members will spend the majority of their time outdoors, camping, working, and exploring.  Each crew will be led by two Crew Leaders, who are graduates of MCC’s 7-week leadership training. Expedition Crews work, serve, and learn in some of Montana’s wildest places!

Projects are a mix of backcountry spikes, where crews backpack into a site to camp and work remotely, and front country spikes, where crews car camp near the project site. Project work includes: fencing, trail work, wildlife surveys, invasive weed removal, planting native plants, historic preservation, campground maintenance and more! Throughout the program, participants are exposed to challenging physical work as well as the rigors of camp life. The weekends give crews a chance to explore, recreate, and relax.

Expedition Members will receive on-the-job training, including technical and outdoor skills, Leave No Trace principles, and safety standards.  Lessons throughout the program come from our Positive Youth Development based curriculum, and include team skills, leadership skills, environmental stewardship, and community involvement techniques. 

Want to make new friends, learn new skills, explore Montana’s wildest places, challenge yourself, and have an awesome summer?  MCC’s Youth Expedition program is for you. 

Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and are an equal opportunity employer.

For more details about Youth Expedition, check out our Parents page, our Expedition FAQs, and our Expedition Gear List.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 SEASON ARE LIVE! Choose the session below that fits best in your summer schedule and apply!

Opportunities

Location: Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula
Program Dates: June 10 through July 6, 2018
Service Award: $400.00 upon completion of program

No long accepting applications in our Bozeman region.

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Location: Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula
Program Dates: July 15 through August 10, 2018
Service Award: $400.00 upon completion of program

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