Program Year: 2021
Project Partners: Student Conservation Association and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Program Dates: 7/6 – 8/13
Leader(s): Sam Bragg
Ages of Corps Member: 15 – 20
This year CorpsTHAT partnered with the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps which is made up of parternes with the Student Conservation Association and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Working with PAOC, CorpsTHAT connected with Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and 5 Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth were hired to work in the Pittsburgh area. This program lasted 6 week and while most of it was a day program where participants returned home every evening after work and had their weekends off they did have an opportunity to camp. The week they spent camping at Raccoon Creek State park was for some participant their first time camping ever. Youth members worked hard and gained new skills and everyone left with a new appreciation of Pennsylvania’s outdoor spaces.