The second Volunteer Trail Work Weekend is June 9th-11th at Stratton Brook Hut. Volunteers will work alongside our professional trail builders and experienced group leaders to get the hut and trails ready for summer use. Outdoor projects include basic trail clearing and trimming,clearing culverts, identifying and repairing eroded areas, and redefining tread. There will be indoor tasks too; with the help of staff, volunteers will be preparing meals for the weekend and getting the hut ready for summer. All experience levels are welcome- if you can use the trails, you can help maintain them! There will be something for everyone, but please keep in mind that this is a full weekend of real work- responsible children over 12 are welcome to join, and will be expected to participate. Our staff and group leaders will do their best to match everyone to a project that suits their ability, and encourage regular breaks for snacks and stretching!
In exchange for your hard work, volunteers are provided food and lodging at no cost.
1:00 pm: Leader meeting at trailhead
1:30-4:00: Leaders visit work sites
3:00: Gear drop at trailhead for gear shuttle and personal equipment to the hut
4:30-5:00: Arrive at hut
6:30: General information
7:30: Safety & rules overview
8:00: Sign up with team leaders
7:30: Breakfast, pack lunch
8:15: Meet with group leaders; Q&A
8:30: Stretch/warm up
8:45-9:00: Depart in teams
5:00: Happy hour
6:45: Day’s highlights and accomplishments; timesheets
7:00: winding-down yoga (optional)
8:00: Fire pit
8:00: Evaluations; team / jobs adjustments
8:45-9:00: Work teams depart
12-4:00: Finalize projects, depart for home.
In addition to the items on the packing list, volunteers should bring their own work gloves, plenty of water and snacks, and any trail tools they'd like to use.
In exchange for their time, volunteers are offered food and lodging for the weekend at no cost.
Before you make your reservation, please fill out the Volunteer Application Form >>
Volunteers are welcome to bring their own tools, but there will be tools provided.