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Young Members Crew

About The Crew
This program is designed for 20- to 30-somethings interested in working with other folks their same age to give back to the trails. This program provides a unique opportunity to learn about the White Mountain regions and do trail work unique to this ecosystem and environment, and be a proactive part of their stewardship.

The week will begin with dinner and introductions on Sunday evening. Please arrive between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., in time to be settled in before dinner at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, the crew will head out for day trips to work on trails located near Camp Dodge. They have breakfast at 7 a.m., pack a trail lunch, and head out for the day.

Trail work may involve building cairns and scree walls, brushing, installing drainages, rock steps, bog bridges and a variety of other projects. The hike and the work can be strenuous, and we will be out rain or shine. Some project locations require a hike to the work site of an hour or more.

There are four workdays during this crew (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday). Wednesday is a day for you to explore the White Mountains on your own or with others from the crew. This crew is centrally located, based out of Camp Dodge, and provides easy access to all the White Mountains have to offer.

The crew returns each evening to Camp Dodge in time to clean up and have dinner at 6 p.m. On Friday night, there is a barbeque for all. Participants may leave Friday evening or Saturday morning– Friday night stay and Saturday morning breakfast are included in the program cost.

Young Members CrewCamp Life
This crew bases out of AMC Camp Dodge Volunteer Center. The AMC operates this facility under a special use permit with the US Forest Service. Camp Dodge is the launching point for all of our White Mountain Volunteer Trail Crew programs.

The crew will stay in bunkhouses with bunk beds and mattresses each night of the program. Participants should bring their own sleeping bag (and pillow if you like) for the crew. Don't forget your headlamp or flashlight; there is no electricity in the bunkhouses. Also available at Camp Dodge is a large bathhouse with bathroom facilities and hot showers, and a dining room and full kitchen.

Our kitchen staff will prepare all meals, but we will need everyone's help to clean up after breakfast and dinner. After dinner, the crew has time to relax, play games, and simply enjoy their surroundings.

Young Members CrewWhat the Volunteers Say
"It was a great crew and both leaders were very knowledgeable and patient."Mike, Young Members Crew

"Great team and leaders to work with.The chance to give back to the trails and see the projects come together was rewarding."Dan, Young Members Crew

"I appreciate the team leaders and their patience, motivation, encouragement and sense of humor," Bernadette, Young Members Crew

2014 Dates
June 29-July 4

$255.00 (AMC members)
$280.00 (non-member)

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