White Mountain 1-Week Adult Base Camp Volunteer Vacation
Date and Time
Sunday, July 22, 2018 - Friday, July 27, 2018
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
Registration is required for this activity.
3 one-week crews offered between June 17-August 27, 2018 (See below for dates)
This base camp crew, designed for individuals age 18 and over, provides an opportunity to learn more about the unique trails on Mt. Washington and the importance in its preservation, while at the same time enjoying breathtaking views and working alongside others with a passion for the protection of this fragile environment.
The week will begin with dinner and introductions on Sunday evening. Please arrive between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., in time to settle in before dinner at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, the crew will head out for day trips to work on trails located near Camp Dodge. They have breakfast at 7 a.m., pack a trail lunch, and head out for the day.
Trail work may involve building cairns and scree walls, brushing, installing drainage, rock steps, bog bridges and a variety of other projects. The hike and the work can be strenuous, and we will be out rain or shine. Some project locations require a hike to the work site of an hour or more.
There are four workdays during this crew (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday). Wednesday is a day for you to explore the White Mountains on your own or with others from the crew. This crew is centrally located, based out of Camp Dodge, and provides easy access to all the White Mountains have to offer.
The crew returns each evening to Camp Dodge in time to clean up and have dinner at 6 p.m. On Friday night, there is a barbecue for all. Participants may leave Friday evening or Saturday morning- Friday night stay and Saturday morning breakfast are included in the program cost.
This crew bases out of AMC Camp Dodge Volunteer Center. The AMC operates this facility under a special use permit with the US Forest Service. Camp Dodge is the launching point for all of our White Mountain Volunteer Trail Crew programs.
The crew will stay in bunkhouses with bunk beds and mattresses each night of the program. Participants should bring their own sleeping bag (and pillow if you like) for the crew. Don't forget your headlamp or flashlight; there is no electricity in the bunkhouses. Also available at Camp Dodge is a large bathhouse with bathroom facilities and hot showers, and a dining room and full kitchen.
Our kitchen staff will prepare all meals, but we will need everyone's help to clean up after breakfast and dinner. After dinner, the crew has time to relax, play games, and simply enjoy their surroundings.
June 17-22, 2017
July 22-27, 2018
August 22-27, 2018
Complete registration packets are due 3 weeks prior to start date.