Civilian Conservation Corps

Young and Willing

What you should know...


  • Duration of program: April 5, 1933 to June 30, 1942
  • Nicknames: "Roosevelt's Tree Army", "Tree Troopers", "Soil Soldiers", "Cee's", "3 C's", "Colossal College of Calluses", "Woodpecker Warriors."
  • Total Men Enrolled: 3,463,766
  • Juniors, Veterans, and Native American Enrollees: 2,876,638
  • Average Enrollee: 18 to 19 years old, 147 pounds, 5' 81/4" tall
  • Average Weight Gain of Enrollees in First 3 Months: 11.5 pounds
  • Number of Illiterate Enrollees Taught to Read: more than 40,000
  • Responsible for: conserving the natural resources and creating trails in national parks