Make a difference. Serve the community.

Our service trips are for campers who want to make a difference and see the amazing impact that service can have on the world and on themselves. We offer three very different service trips so campers can connect to a type of service that is meaningful to them. Campers who participate in our service trips will receive a signed letter recognizing them for at least 35 hours of service per trip.

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Adirondack Trail Builders (Grades 9-12)

Join us on an adventure that gives back to a place that we visit frequently: the Adirondacks. Last summer, over 60 participants went on this journey for 100+ days all throughout the Adirondacks so this is an amazing opportunity to help maintain the trails we use so often. This trip will entail different projects such as clearing brush, building bridges, and digging water dams. Campers will receive 35 hours of community service for their volunteer work.

Level: Intermediate
Age:
Entering 9th to  12th grade
Gender:
Co-ed
Duration:
12 days total (9 days on trail)
What:
Camping, Backpacking, Trail Work
Where:
Adirondacks 
Requirements:
Willingness and interest by the participant to give back to a community in need. Open to the camping lifestyle and being immersed into nature.

2019 Session Dates

Session 1: June 30th – July 12th

Tuition Fee: $2,000


Catskill Farm Tour (Grades 9-12)

Roll up your sleeves and get hands-on farming experience as we tour many local farms. Learn different farming techniques and see the ins and outs of a variety of farming operations throughout the Catskills. The Catskills are home to many farms that supply us with fresh produce, meat, and dairy products so this is a great opportunity to not only learn where our food comes from but also give back to the hard-working farmers who serve our community. Campers will gain 35 hours of community service.

Level: Intermediate
Age: Entering 9th to 12th grade
Gender: Co-ed
Duration:12 days total (9 days off site)
What: Camping and farming
Where: Catskill Park, NY
Requirements: Willingness and interest by the participant to give back to a community in need. Open to the camping lifestyle and being immersed into nature and farm life. 

2019 Session Dates

Session 2: July 14th – July26th
Session 3: July 28th – August 9th

Tuition Fee: $2,140


Habitat for Humanity (Age 14+)

This trip is for campers who care about homelessness and want to make a difference helping Habitat for Humanity with everyday tasks to help raise money to rebuild the local community here in the Catskills. Campers work with the local Habitat for Humanity to gain experience, make new friends, acquire new skills, and “give back.” This trip isn’t all work and no play though, campers will also enjoy the beauty of the Catskill Mountains by climbing in the nearby Mohonk Preserve.

Level: Intermediate
Age: Entering 9th to 12th grade
Gender: Co-ed
Duration:12 days total (9 days on trail)
What: Camping, Hands on work
Where: Columbia County, NY
Requirements: Willingness and interest by the participant to give back to a community in need. Open to the camping lifestyle.

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2019 Session Dates

Session 3: July 28th – August 9th

Tuition Fee: $2,140

 


Maine Trail Builders (Grades 9-12)

Maine Trail Builders is for the adventurous camper who also wants to make a difference. On this trip campers explore the beautiful area of Acadia, Maine, as they help maintain trails and complete service work with the National Park Service. Digging in the dirt, trimming trees and doing various other projects around the park, they will earn up to 35 hours of community service. On days off, they’ll climb cliffs above the ocean and hike the highest peaks with the best vistas in the National Park, knowing that the hard work of people just like them makes adventuring in the park possible.

Level: Intermediate
Age: Entering 9th to 12th grade
Gender: Co-ed
Duration:12 days total (9 days on trail)
What: Camping, Trail work
Where: Acadia National Park
Requirements: Willingness and interest by the participant to give back to a community in need. Open to the camping lifestyle.

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2019 Session Dates

Session 2: July 14th – July 26th

Tuition Fee: $2,140


Catskill Trail Builders (Grades 9-12)

Join us in the Forever Wild Catskill Mountains as we help maintain our trails and complete service work for our local community. Campers will learn all about trail building and gain knowledge and skill in digging water trenches, clearing overgrown brush, creating vista points and doing other projects on the nearby trails. Campers will earn up to 35 hours of community service. On days off, they’ll explore the best vista points in the area and visit the local fire towers.

Level: Intermediate
Age: Entering 9th to 12th grade
Gender: Co-ed
Duration:12 days total (9 days on trail)
What: Camping, Backpacking, Trail Work
Where: Catskill Park, NY
Requirements: Willingness and interest by the participant to give back to a community in need. Open to the camping lifestyle and being immersed into nature.

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2019 Session Dates

Session 4: August 11th –  August 23rd

Tuition Fee: $2,000

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