High School Projects (ages between 14 and 17 at the time of the project)

These trail projects are reserved for high school aged teenagers (ages 14-17) who have a desire to spend a week in the woods camping in the backcountry and to experience trail work. Parents will drop off and pick up their teens at our basecamp in Lake Placid unless otherwise specified. There is a $285 participation fee for these projects. Scholarships are available for teens; please call 518-523-3480 ext.18 or visit our scholarship page to learn more.

“Being able to efficiently move an 800lb boulder with a metal bar may not be highly regarded skill in today’s working world. However, through five seasons of a devoted practice of accepting mental and physical challenges, I have gained a certain mental fortitude and an understanding of my own capabilities that I don’t think I could have found elsewhere.” – Ryan Graig (Ryan first volunteered as a high school sophomore)

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