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Mid-Atlantic Trail Crew 2019 Week 1

  • Dates: 27 Aug – 01 Sep, 2019
  • Contact: Bob Sickley
  • Email: [email protected]
  • How to find us: Base Camp is the Scott Farm in Carlisle, PA
  • Phone: 717-258-5771


Mid-Atlantic Trail Crew Week 1: August 28 - September 1 
Arrival at Base Camp August 27 by 5:00 PM.

Project: Relocation work on Loudoun Heights with the Potomac A.T. Club.

The Mid-Atlantic Trail Crew requires feasibility screening. Interested in volunteering for this opportunity? First, read more about Trail Crews:

Trail Crew projects—which last for a week or more—are planned and completed in cooperation with A.T. maintaining clubs and agency partners such as the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service. You must apply to get on a Trail Crew, submit your application in the form below.

Crew Life - All crew members must be able to live and work cooperatively and in close proximity with fellow volunteers of all genders, ages, and nationalities. All crew members are expected to participate equally in routine tasks, including cooking, cleaning, and tool care, both at base camp and the project site.

Working Conditions - TRAIL WORK IS HARD, PHYSICAL LABOR. It involves working with hand tools, and getting dirty is guaranteed. The crews work eight- or nine-hour days, rain or shine, hot or cold, regardless of black flies, mosquitoes, and other insects. During the course of the crew season, the weather can vary from sweaty, summertime heat to freezing, winter-like cold.

On the Site - Crews gather at base camp for introductions and orientation the day before departing to spend the work week at the project location. Accommodations at the project sites vary, ranging from primitive backcountry tent camps to tenting in developed campgrounds to cabins accessible by vehicle. On crews working at remote backcountry locations, participants may have a lengthy and strenuous full-day backpack with significant elevation gain to their field campsite, and a primitive backcountry experience without showers, bathrooms, or running water for the duration of their week. These crews carry in food, tools, and group gear in addition to their personal equipment. Most crews can expect a

Staff - Crews are led by experienced, professional crew leaders eager to pass along Trail work and backcountry skills. Camp coordinators supervise life at base camp and provide administrative and logistical support. Some camp coordinators serve as assistant crew leaders in the field. Applications for seasonal Trail crew staff are available in the winter under Job Opportunities.

What We Provide - Once you arrive at the base camp, shelter, food, transportation to and from project sites, tools, safety equipment, and group camping gear (as available) are provided. Crew members need to bring work clothing, sturdy boots, and their own basic camping gear.

Mid-Atlantic Trail Crew Week 1 is located near Loudoun Heights, WV. Work may include vegetative clearing, tread definition or sidehill bench construction.

Still interested? Fill out the form below to apply: