SCA: Changing Lives Through Service to Nature
SCA fosters lifelong stewardship of the environment by offering opportunities for education, leadership, and personal development while providing the highest quality public service in natural resources management, cultural preservation, environmental protection, and conservation. Our aim is to build the next generation of leaders and responsible citizens through vital hands-on service to the land and to our community.
High school and college aged youth provide over one million hours of volunteer service in our national parks, forests and urban communities each year.
Click below to read recent letters from Wilderness Skills Fund Recipients
Remarks from the 2015 Wilderness Skills Fund Scholarship Recipient
"Experiencing the Colorado River in Utah and rafting through both flat water and at times scary whitewater rapids, I had the time of my life. Nothing will ever replace this period of time in my mind where I have made so many personal milestones.
I would like to thank you with with all of my being for allowing me to experience this because it has changed me personally, physically, emotionally and socially on so many levels and I do believe it was an excellent transition and catalyst into my soon to be adult life.
I appreciate people, nature and myself in a whole new way that I wasn't even sure was there.
Thank you Again.
2015 Wilderness Skills Fund Scholarship Recipient
Paricipant, Colorado Outward Bound School, Seven Day Cataract Canyon Rafting Course
Students who are interested in applying for a grant to attend either an Outward Bound or Student Conservation Association program for the upcoming summer should contact Berta Andrulis.
Wilderness Skills Fund
c/o Berta Andrulis
Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Road
Litchfield, CT 06759
Applications are evaluated on a rolling admissions basis.