Youth Outdoor Programs
Research increasingly reveals that people experience positive social, emotional, mental, and physical health benefits through time spent in nature. We believe access to these benefits is a human right. Though Monterey County is endowed with great natural beauty, opportunities to access these spaces are not equitably distributed across communities. Big Sur Land Trust’s Youth Outdoor Programs support equitable access to positive and meaningful outdoor experiences for Monterey County youth. Positive community-building experiences in nature spaces boost personal resilience, build confidence, nurture in youth an enduring bond to the natural world and deepen a sense of belonging in outdoor recreation spaces and among peers. We envision a future where all youth feel represented and welcome in outdoor spaces where they can develop the skills to become young leaders with a strong conservation and stewardship ethic who fully reflect our diverse communities and advocate for themselves and their communities' needs.
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YOUTH LEADER POSITION
Back to the woods with you in the lead! Come back to camp and get paid to help build Big Sur Land Trust programs! Application opens soon. More info >>
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