Combine your love for service and the outdoors
Spend part of your summer exploring the Adirondacks and doing service. Feel the grip of a shovel in your hands as you make a new trail. Climb high peaks and cross rivers as you explore. Spot wildlife you’d never see in the city. Practice leading your group. Surprise yourself with how far you can go.
On this course, you’ll combine backpacking with service work. Some days you’ll team up with a Forest Ranger on a project, like building a new bridge or upgrading an old campsite. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to have a job in land management. Other days, you’ll pack up your backpack and move to a new campsite. On the way, you’ll learn important outdoor skills like reading a map and decision making. You’ll test out your leadership style with the help of your instructors and your peers. You’ll grow close with your group as you tackle the challenges of backpacking in the woods and your service projects together. By the end of this trip, you’ll have deep friendships and new skills to share with friends and family.
Doing trail work and backpacking is tough, but it’s worth it. When you look back at your projects, you’ll feel proud of what you were able to accomplish with your team. So go ahead and do something big this summer—stretch your limits on this course.