The Camp Dodge Staff has been hard at work for the last three weeks preparing for the arrival of the volunteer crews. Staff training began in May with wilderness first aide and leadership exercises. All of the Dodge leaders are now certified in wilderness first aide or certified as a wilderness first responder. In the second week, while the crew leaders honed their trail work skills building bog bridges and setting rocks in Crawford Notch the Facilities Coordinator, Goose, and the Cook, Anya, prepped Camp Dodge for the arrival of its summer inhabitants. Goose has created the first fully functional Camp Dodge vegetable garden which will soon be making delicious contributions to the Friday barbeques. Last Saturday the crew ran a successful National Trails Day Program working with volunteers at the Highland Center. The crew is currently completing a week of leadership, Leave No Trace, and trail work training at Lonesome Lake where many of the volunteer crews will be working this summer. The staff is now heading in to its final week of training and is looking forward to the arrival of the first volunteers.