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White Mountain 2-Week Base-to-Spike Teen Trail Crew (Ages 16-18) - FULL WITH WAITLIST

Date and Time

Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:00PM - Friday, July 17, 2020 1:00PM


AMC's Camp Dodge Trails Training Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.


This crew is designed for youth aged 16-18 who are interested in learning more about trail work, the outdoors, camping, and how to reduce their impact when recreating. This program also includes a two-day Leave No Trace Trainer course. The transition from a base camp facility to a backcountry campsite is perfect for those with little or no previous backcountry camping experience. Week 1: The crew will stay at a frontcountry location, with restrooms and showers available. Each day, the crew will hike to a nearby trail to work on trail reconstruction and maintenance projects. Projects may involve clearing brush to better define existing trails, cleaning drainage to help with erosion problems, installing water bars and bog bridges, and painting blazes. Weekend: Crew members will take part in a two-day Leave No Trace awareness training, learning how to minimize their impacts while working and recreating outdoors, and will spend the night tent camping in the woods. Week 2: After packing up food, camping equipment, and gear for the week ahead, the crew will hike to a primitive campsite in the White Mountains, with no pre-existing facilities. At camp the crew will work together to set up and take down tents, prepare meals, and clean dishes. The trail work will be similar to the first week, at a location not far from the backcountry campsite. Throughout the week, the crew will put into practice the Leave No Trace camping principles they learned over the weekend. The crew will finish their project on Friday and return to Camp Dodge in time to clean up before a 1:00 PM departure.

AMC Trip Policy


Youth: $770 member / $847 non-member

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2019 White Mountain 1-Week Spike Crew

Volunteering Type

Trail Work


Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destination

Camp Dodge