High School Expedition - Youth Programs Cancelled for 2020

Youth Expedition Programs Cancelled for 2020 Summer Season

Given the design of our youth program model, the contagiousness of COVID-19 and the often rapid onset of severe symptoms, MCC has determined, to ensure the safety of our adolescent participants, that it is prudent to cancel all of our summer programs for high school and middle school-age students. Click Here for Further Explanation.


High School Expedition is a 4-week volunteer service experience for Montana teens ages 14 to 17. 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 Youth Expedition Guide, our Parents page, our Expedition FAQs, and our Expedition Gear List.

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Montana Conservation Corps is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization and relies on grants and charitable giving to offset the costs we incur to make our youth programs possible. We would greatly appreciate if those families who are financially able, could make a donation to help us offset the cost of the Youth Expeditions. This will ensure that we are able to continue offering these programs at no cost.