YES Youth Conference

Come back to register for 2023


A two-day leadership experience, where youth environmental leaders from around the Front Range will…

  • Participate in hands-on stewardship and fun outdoor activities in small groups
  • Explore future academic and career opportunities
  • Take their leadership skills to the next level
  • Make new friends, and have fun outside!


Cal-Wood Education Center near Jamestown, CO

(Transportation provided if needed)





Participation in the conference is free!

A look at past conferences

The annual Youth Exploring Stewardship Conference is held at Cal-Wood Education Center outside Jamestown, Colorado. The conference is free and open to high-school-aged youth who are excited and looking to get involved in stewardship and environmental leadership.

Being able to learn how to plant trees to rebuild forests after devastating fires was so enlightening!

2022 Conference Participant

The YES Conference focuses on connecting diverse youth, giving youth the tools and resources to take their engagement to the next level, and building a regional culture of stewardship. Youth have the chance to lead one another in forestry work, meet with and learn from professionals in a variety of relevant fields, and participate in workshops on topics ranging from natural resource career awareness to mental health.

Because the YES Coalition is focused on meeting the real needs of young people, the conference agenda was determined with input from youth themselves and the lessons learned from the 2018 conference. With 16 organizations involved in the coalition, we were able to solicit feedback from a diverse range of young people.

I can’t believe I got a chance to learn about all these new opportunities and career paths. There are so many options for me now!

It’s so great to get together with other youth who care about the environment and talk through new ideas for impact.

2022 Conference Participants

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