Sunday, October 7, 2018 - Friday, October 12, 2018
Cold River Camp,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
Registration is required for this activity.
AMC Cold River Camp offers unique hiking opportunities in the eastern White Mountains with steep mountain climbs leading to scenic wooded areas and open ridge walks.
Your experienced AMC trail crew leaders will provide training and supervision for your volunteer crew throughout the week. This program is open to all aged 18 and over and first time trail workers are welcome.
We will head out from AMC Cold River Camp each day to our project. Work locations may involve up to a two-mile hike in from the trailhead. The crews will work four days during the week, (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) averaging 6-8 hours/day in the field, with Wednesday free for enjoying the area. Projects may include clearing drainage ditches, brushing back vegetation, hardening trails with gravel, constructing bog bridges, or building rock stairs or drainage structures. Please be prepared to carry a 30 - 40 pound pack and work in all types of weather, rain or shine.
While based out of AMC Cold River Camp, the crew stays in cabins. All cabins have beds with mattresses, nightstand, and most have fireplaces. There are blankets and pillows available, but be sure to bring a sleeping bag as well to be extra toasty. There is a library, dining room and kitchen, and main bathhouse with showers and bathroom facilities. By far, Cold River offers the most comfortable lodging compared with any of our other Northern New England Adult Volunteer Trail Crew Programs. You are sure to be comfortable and satisfied with your stay at Cold River!
The crew and leaders will help prepare delicious meals each day. There will be plenty of food to satisfy the trail worker appetite. After dinner, the crew can relax, sit by the fire and read, or take an evening stroll. This is a great way to experience the Evans Notch region of the White Mountains while providing a valuable service to the National Forest as well.
"Team work and camaraderie = making new friends and having a good time working hard together." Steve, Cold River Crew Participant
"Cold River Camp was amazing, the crew was great, and the food... oh, such great food!" Stephen, Cold River Crew Participant