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Backcountry Campsite Volunteer Vacation (Ages 18+)

Date and Time

Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:00PM - Friday, August 30, 2019 2:00PM

Location

AMC Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.



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Overview

Spend a week at Nauman campsite in the heart of New Hampshire's White Mountains, giving back to the trails and enjoying camaraderie with fellow trail stewards! Volunteer Trail Work: The crew will be working on a section of trail that is a short hike from the campsite. The project may involve installing drainage structures, building rock steps, constructing bog bridges, restoring impacted areas, or other trail maintenance projects. Crews work rain or shine. The hike and work can be strenuous, and while no prior trail work experience is required, we recommend that volunteers are comfortable with backcountry camping and hiking with heavy packs (40-60 Lbs.). Recreation Day: This crew includes an unguided mid-week recreation day, when participants are welcome to choose their own adventure. Your leaders can provide hiking recommendations - or enjoy a relaxing day at camp! Accommodations: The crew will begin Sunday evening staying in AMC's Shapleigh Bunkhouse, adjacent to the Highland Center in Crawford Notch. For more information, visit https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/lodges/highland/Shapleigh-Bunkhouse. Sunday dinner and Monday breakfast are served in the Highland Center's dinning room. On Monday morning, the crew will load packs with camping equipment, tools, food, and personal items and depart for Nauman tentsite. The rest of the week will be spent camping in tents on wooden platforms. * We will be sharing the campsite with other campers and striving to minimize the amount of platform space we use. We encourage crew members to share a tent (tents are provided). If you prefer to bring your own tent, please bring a one-person tent with a small footprint. Meals will be prepared together on cook stoves, and everyone will take turns cooking and cleaning. The crew will hike back to the Highland Center on Friday in time to eat lunch, unpack group gear and clean tools before departing. * Please note that Friday night lodging is not included - if you would like to stay an additional night after the conclusion of the Volunteer Vacation, please call 603-466-2727 to inquire about availability.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $340 member / $370 non-member
*AMC provides all food, group camping equipment (tents, tarps, stove, fuel, pots and pans, water treatment), tools, on-crew transportation and leadership. Participants are responsible for providing transportation to arrival and departure locations as well as personal camping equipment, clothing and footwear, toiletries, etc. A complete packing list will be provided after registration. Gear to borrow is available on a limited basis.


Adult Volunteer Trail Crew

Volunteering Type

Trail Work

Activities

Backpacking
Conservation

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Highland Center at Crawford Notch

Audience

Adults (18+)


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