LINC Summer High School Program


LINC Program Participants
Do you enjoy being outside? Are you looking for a meaningful way to spend the summer and willing to try new things?

This six -week program brings youth from across the Bay Area together for a variety of local service projects, education & recreation and skills building workshops to gain career and leadership skills. Project and activities will vary by week and may include:

  • Service Projects: Trail work, habitat restoration, community cleanup etc. 
  • Career development such as resume building and interview skills practice, networking with park partners 
  • Gain leadership skills by practicing facilitation 
  • Overnight service camping trip to a National Park 
  • Gain technical job skills through welding and carpentry workshops 
  • Practice iNaturalist skills while contributing to real science data 
  • Participate in a team Ropes Course challenge 
  • Collaborating with other environmental youth teams throughout the summer 
  • Learn about your local, state and National Parks 

This program meets Tuesday – Friday for six weeks. At the conclusion of the program, all participants receive up to a $2300 education award.  

We are planning for a fully in-person program this summer 2022. Pending COVID-19 safety restrictions, we will adapt to virtual/hybrid programming as needed. 

Program Dates: June 14th – July 29th, 2022 **week break: July 5th- 8th** 

Applications for LINC Summer High School Program are due by Feb 27th at 11:59pm. CLICK HERE TO APPLY 

For More Information please reach out to either Grecia Solis Pacheco or Darryl Burton

Questions and Information


  • You want to make connections with other like-minded youth across the Bay Area interested in science and the outdoors 
  • You are interested in exploring your neighborhood and going on local adventures
  • You are open and flexible to a dynamic program with certain uncertainty 
  • You want to gain a better understanding of climate change impacts to your local community  
  • You are dependable and accountable when working individually and, in a team 
  • You are interested in challenging yourself to grow as a leader 
  • You are not committed to another program that meets in person. (For safety, Participants must only participate in one program) 

The program typically consists of two teams, one in Marin County (LINC: Tam) and another team based in San Francisco (LINC: Golden Gate). This year the LINC team will be made up of 24 participants who will meet four times a week. 

What are the dates of the program? 
This program meets Tuesdays –Fridays with some occasional Saturdays. This year the program will start on June 14th and end on July 29th. 

Key dates:  

  • Family Orientation - May 28th 
  • Student Orientation - June 4th  
  • Program Starts: June 14th  
  • Program Week Break – July 5th –8th 
  • Program Ends - July 29th 

Is transportation provided? 
Yes, we are able to provide transportation for youth who need it. We will have a designated pick up location. 

The LINC program does not cost anything. Upon successful completion of LINC summer program you will receive an educational award of up to $2300. 


Please CLICK HERE TO APPLY. The application includes the following short essay question:

Why does this summer experience interest you?

Your response must be 100 - 250 words.

We also require at least on reference (i.e. coach, teacher, counselor, mentor, etc.).

For More Information:

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