As part of its recent annual retreat, AMC’s Board of Directors visited Camp Dodge, a U.S. Forest Service facility that supports AMC’s adult and teen volunteer trail efforts in the White Mountains. Alex DeLucia, AMC’s Trails Volunteer Program Manager, gave a tour of the facility and its role in trail volunteer training, housing, and equipment storage. Last year over 700 volunteers played a critical role in maintaining the 350 miles of trails AMC is responsible for in the White Mountains, providing nearly 20,000 hours of service.
You can learn more about Camp Dodge and the volunteer programs it supports here. A 2014 trail crew schedule will be posted by early December.
Alex DeLucia briefs Board members on the role Camp Dodge plays in supporting White Mountain volunteer trail programs.
Camp Dodge provides space for storing and organizing the equipment needed by volunteer crews.
The Camp provides basic bunkroom accommodations and meals to volunteers throughout the summer.
The Camp Dodge dining hall is filled with memories from past volunteer crews.
Originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, Camp Dodge has a commanding view of the Northern Presidentials.
The Board took time out for a quick group photo (seen at the top of this post) before heading back to Joe Dodge Lodge and the rest of the retreat agenda, which included sessions on trail funding and AMC’s A Mountain Classroom program.