Middle School

Youth 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.


Research demonstrates that the best approach to empower youth is to build skills and knowledge that can be used in service to others and that the conditions of belonging, heroes, sense of accomplishment, adventure, leadership, and responsibility are vital for success.

These best practices are integrated into every MCC program and delivered with a curriculum to help participants develop specifically in the areas of leadership, communication and teamwork, service and citizenship, stewardship, and hard work for quality results. During Middle School Expeditions, groups of six students work with MCC staff and AmeriCorps leaders as a crew on trails and habitat projects. Crew-based service provides the perfect vehicle for giving young people a tangible experience of addressing real-world challenges as well as developing and experiencing civic agency—the impact that they can have on their own life, their crew, their community, and their world.

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 Middle School Expedition, check out our Parents page.

Middle School Expedition Sessions

The application consists of the following sections:

·         General & Emergency Contact Information

·         Health History Information

·         Insurance & Waiver Forms

·         Parent/Guardian Agreement

Remind Me To Apply Later

If you are too busy now to submit an application, please CLICK HERE to receive an email reminder one month prior to when we begin making acceptance decisions (@ Monday, March 2nd, 2020)

Application & Acceptance Process

Application Process opens Monday, February 10th, 2020.  Placement of applicants will begin the week of March 30th, 2020.

If your application has been submitted prior to March 30th you should expect to hear from us on or near March 30th regarding the placement of your son and/or daughter.  After March 30th we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and you should expect to hear back from us 1-2 weeks from the date your application is submitted.

Acceptance to the program is not first-come, first-served, but based on creating a diverse group of youth from across Montana to serve together on our crews. We strive to create crews that reflect the diversity of our state and communities.

While MCC hopes to be able to accept each applicant and strives to place each youth in their preferred Expedition location and session time, it is not always possible. If that is the case with your son and/or daughter, they will be placed on the waiting list while we evaluate all applicants and the available openings of all regions.

For Additional Information

For more specific information on the application and acceptance process: please call or email the Youth Admissions Team at (406) 587-4475 or email apply@mtcorps.org

For information on specific Youth Expeditions: please call the Youth Program Manager for the Region you will be applying to:
Greater Yellowstone Region – Bozeman, MT: Holly Black (406) 586-0151 ext. 205 or holly@mtcorps.org
Central Divide Region – Helena, MT: Hallie Kellerman (406) 495-9214 ext. 310 or hallie@mtcorps.org
Western Wildlands Region – Missoula, MT: Nick Ehlers (406) 728-2720 ext. 409 or nick@mtcorps.org
Northern Rockies Region – Kalispell, MT: Carolan Coughlin (406) 755-3619 or carolan@mtcorps.org

Donate Now

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.