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Appalachian Trail 1-Week Spike Teen Trail Crew (Ages 15-17)

Date and Time

Sunday, June 28, 2020 4:00PM - Friday, July 3, 2020 1:00PM


AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center,
Massachusetts, Berkshires,


Registration is required for this activity.


Teens ages 15-17 get out and give back while living and working in the backcountry of the Berkshires of Massachusetts! Volunteer trail crews are an opportunity to meet new friends, learn about conservation, practice backcountry camping skills, and accomplish a meaningful trail stewardship project. One-week crews are appropriate for volunteers who are new to backpacking and volunteer trail work. Arrival is 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoon at Noble View Outdoor Center. Volunteers will meet their crew and leaders, pack up food, tools, camping equipment and personal gear for the week. 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 week. The crew will return to Noble View Outdoor Center on Friday to unpack gear, clean tools, and enjoy a final lunch before a 1:00 PM departure.

AMC Trip Policy


Youth: $375 member / $412 non-member

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Some members of our 2019 4-Week Crew!

Volunteering Type

Trail Work


Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destination

Noble View Outdoor Center




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