Individual Students: Alternative Break at James River State Park, VA
March 10 @ 5:00 pm - March 16 @ 10:00 am
James River State Park has 22 miles of trails within its 1561 acres. We need help every year with maintaining existing trails, doing reroutes, and rehabilitating closed trails. Prior to beginning any project, we do a thorough safety briefing and explanation of the procedures and goals for our project, and volunteers are always accompanied and will work closely with Park and DCR staff. Volunteers will hike less than a mile each day.
This project is open to individual students who are currently enrolled in a college or university between the ages of 18-29. The dates are March 10-16, 2024. The cost is $250 per person which includes indoor lodging for the week, all meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, project supervision and leadership from experienced Virginia State Park staff and AHS Crew Leaders. This project will have a female and male AHS Crew Leader throughout the duration of the trip.
During this trip, James River State Parks’ average high temperature is 60°, and average low temperature is 35°.
AHS acknowledges with gratitude that this project takes place on the traditional lands of the Monacan and Occaneechi peoples past and present. We honor the land itself, the Indigenous communities who have stewarded this land for generations, their deep and sacred connection to these lands, and those who continue to steward these lands today. We offer this land acknowledgement as the first of many steps to stand as an ally and amplify Indigenous voices. We invite the American Hiking Society community to join us through continued efforts to support Indigenous communities and learn more about the history of the lands on which we live, work and recreate.
To learn more about Alternative Break including general information and group locations visit here.
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