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Acadia Adult Base Camp Volunteer Vacation

Date and Time

Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:00AM - Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:00AM


AMC's Echo Lake Camp,
Maine, Downeast and Acadia,


Registration is required for this activity.


Spend an extended weekend at Echo Lake Camp, on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, giving back to the trails of Acadia National Park and enjoying camaraderie with fellow trail stewards! Volunteer Trail Work: The crew will be working on a section of trail identified by the National Park Service trail crew. The project may involve installing side ditches, drainage structures, steps, or other trail maintenance projects. Crews work rain or shine. The hike and work can be strenuous, but this crew is designed to engage volunteers with no prior trail work experience. Sunday arrival is an opportunity to settle in and get oriented to camp before dinner. Monday-Thursday are spent working on the trail project. Transportation is provided by van to and from the project trailhead. Recreation Day: This program includes an unguided recreation day on Friday, when participants are welcome to choose their own adventure. Your trail project will be completed on Thursday, but you are welcome to stay at Echo Lake Camp at no extra charge until Saturday morning to explore! Your leaders can provide recommendations - whether hiking, biking, paddling, or sightseeing, there's so much to enjoy on Mount Desert Island! Accommodations: The crew will be staying in shared canvas-walled tents with beds on wooden platforms at AMC Echo Lake Camp. You are also welcome to bring your own tent - there are open wooden platforms. Restrooms and showers are centrally located on the camp grounds. Meals are shared in the camp's dinning room overlooking Echo Lake. The camp also offers a library, and large stone hearth to take the chill out of the fall evenings. Nearby Southwest Harbor offers shopping, galleries, museums, and laundry.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $350 member / $385 non-member

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Acadia National Park Volunteer Vacation

Volunteering Type

Trail Work


Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destination

Echo Lake Camp


Adults (18+)


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