The Tahoe Rim Trail Association has been hosting Backcountry Camps for over 25 years. It's tradition here at the TRTA and a great way to meet new people, work up a sweat, enjoy a few nights out under the stars, and show your appreciation and support for the Tahoe Rim Trail. Take a mini volunteer vacation with us!
Each year, The Tahoe Rim Trail Association hosts two Backcountry Camps on the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT). Both 2013 Backcountry Camps will be held near Relay Peak.
2013 Camp Dates:
3 Day Camp: August 2-4
Thanks to NV Energy, both camps are completely free for all of our volunteers! Registration will be available on our website in April.
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Join us for Backcountry Camp - There is something for everyone!
The TRTA’s Backcountry Camps are enjoyable and family friendly. No experience is necessary!
We need volunteers to build trail!
For our Backcountry Camps to be a success we need trail builders/maintainers. Trail workers generally depart camp after breakfast around 8:30am and head out on the trail to work on a variety of projects from widening tread and clearing brushing to building rock walls. We have lunch at the worksite and return to camp around 4:30pm. If we are lucky, the camp cook volunteers will bring watermellon out to the worksite for a tasty afternoon snack!
We need kitchen volunteers to keep everyone happy! Love to cook? Fill the ranks of our most important Backcountry Camp volunteer position and be a camp cook. Hungry trailworkers are kept happy with delicious food prepared by our fabulous camp cooks. Camp cooks are the first folks up in the morning to start coffee, prepare breakfast, and put out lunch. Once the work crew leaves camp for their worksite, the kitchen crew has the morning to relax and explore. In the afternoon, camp cooks return and start prepping snacks and dinner. Cook volunteers can sign up to help during the 2-3 day camps or can get more involved and help with meal planning, food purchasing, and packing before camps start!
So you're not exactly the next Emeril Lagasse? Not a problem, we'll provide plenty of instruction and help. As with all of our trail work opportunities, no experience is necessary! Please contact Morgan at 775-298-0232 or email@example.com if you are interested. The more kitchen helpers we have the lighter the load!
If you have any questions about Backcountry Camps or how you can get involved please contact Morgan Fessler, Director of Operations, at 775-298-0232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.