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?

Linking Individuals to their Natural Community (LINC) is a summer program for high school students focused on service learning and conservation in local communities and parklands.

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. 


Yes, we are able to provide transportation for youth who need it. We will have a designated pick-up location for each team. For LINC Tam there will be a pickup location in Marin City and San Rafael Bus Transit Center. For LINC GOGA there will be a pickup location at Civic Center Bart Station. 

We will also provide Clipper Card funds for public transportation for students to get to and from the program during the summer. 

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.).

How quickly should I respond to the hiring committee? If we contact you through email, text, or voicemail you are expected to respond as soon as possible. When applying for a job, it’s bad manners for the applicant to take longer than 24 hours to respond. Slow response times will damage your chances of securing a job interview.  

Q: How will interviews be conducted? All interviews will be conducted over zoom for the safety of our staff and youth. Please be prepared to log on time and address any technology issues that may come up. 

Q: What should I do if I’m going to be late for my interview? Please call your interviewer as soon as possible if you know that you will be late. Your interview confirmation email will provide a phone number you can contact in case you need to make any changes.  

Q. What will the interview questions be like? We want to make the interview as comfortable as possible for you. We ask questions so that we can get to know you better and understand how you will fit into the LINC team.  

Here are a few questions that we may ask during your interview:  

1. What part of this program are you the most excited about? 

 2. What role do you play in a group or team?  

3. What is your relationship with nature and the outdoors?  

4. What is a change that you’d like to see in your community?  

5. What is a project that you’ve been a part of that you are proud of?  

For More Information:

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