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

Date and Time

Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:00PM - Friday, August 14, 2020 1:00PM

Location

AMC's Camp Dodge Volunteer Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Teens ages 16-18 get out and give back while living and working in the backcountry of the White Mountains of New Hampshire! Volunteer trail crews are an opportunity to meet new friends, learn about conservation, practice backcountry camping skills, and accomplish a meaningful trail stewardship project. This program also includes a two-day Leave No Trace Trainer course. Two-week crews are appropriate for volunteers who have experience in backpacking and volunteer trail work. Arrival is Sunday afternoon at 3:00 at the AMC's newly renovated Camp Dodge Trails Training Center, where volunteers will meet their crew and leaders, enjoy dinner and spend the night. The following morning, crew members will pack up food, tools, camping equipment and personal gear, and will then be driven by van to a nearby trailhead and hike in to set up their first camp. Spike camps are located off trail, relatively close to the project site. Packs weigh 40-60 lbs. The nearby trail work project may involve installing drainage structures, building rock steps, constructing bog bridges, restoring impacted areas, building cairns and scree walls, and other trail maintenance projects. The work will be strenuous, and we will be out rain or shine. After working, crews may enjoy a hike, swim, or game at camp. Crew members all take turns helping with meal preparation and camp chores throughout the weeks. After a week in the backcountry of the White Mountains, the crew will hike out, re-supply and be driven to their next project site for their second week of trail work. These crews are not all work; there are plenty of opportunities to swim, see the views, eat great food, and more. The crew will return to Camp Dodge on Friday to unpack gear, clean tools, and enjoy a final lunch before the 1:00 PM departure.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Youth: $770 member / $847 non-member

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Our 2019 4-Week Crew doing a little hiking on their way to their project site.

Volunteering Type

Trail Work

Activities

Backpacking
Conservation
Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Cancelled

Nearby AMC Destination

Camp Dodge

Audience

Teens


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