The 2013 Mid-Atlantic Trail Crew season has ended.
Please check back next year for volunteer opportunities with the crew.
Based at an old farmstead in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic Crew works on the Appalachian Trail from Rockfish Gap in Virginia to the New York-Connecticut state line. Sponsored by the National Park Service, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and the A.T. maintaining clubs of the mid-Atlantic region, its normal season is an eight-week program from late August to late October.
The crew is based at ATC’s Scott Farm Trail Work Center, along the Appalachian Trail near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Crew quarters and a common area are located in a recently constructed bunkhouse, and a dining room/meeting room, kitchen, showers and laundry facilities are available in the nearby farmhouse
Crew members arrive at base camp on the Wednesday afternoon before their work week for dinner and a mandatory orientation session. The crew travels to the project Thursday morning and spends the rest of the day setting up field camp and working on the project if time allows. After working on the project Friday to Sunday, on Monday, the schedule is the reverse of Thursday’s—field camp is packed up, some work may be done on the project, and the crew travels back to base camp. Volunteers who will be working the next session are welcome to stay at the base camp between sessions.
Special Bear Mountain Session in 2013
The crew will be working on the Bear Mountain (New York) relocation project for an extended session, from Thursday September 5—Sunday September 15. This session will follow a different schedule—it will last for 11 days with a rest day in the middle of the session. While preference will be given to volunteers interested in participating for the entire session, volunteers who can provide their own transportation to Bear Mountain may be able to work for a half-session.
Give us a call at (540) 953-3571 or e-mail [email protected]
with any questions.