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Youth Volunteer Vacations with Washington Trails, various dates

Youth Volunteer Vacations with Washington Trails Association


WTA Youth Programs Overview

Youth Volunteer Vacations

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Give us a week. We'll make it great! On a week-long volunteer vacation, you'll get some important work done during the day and enjoy camp with fellow volunteers in the evening. Learn more about volunteer vacations


  • Open to high school students 14-18 years old
  • A crew is comprised of 10 teens and 2 adult crew leaders
  • 1 week camping & working on trails in Washington state
  • Frontcountry, backcountry, or extended backcountry opportunities
  • Develop leadership & outdoor skills
  • Preserve our hiking trails
  • Earn service hours for school
  • And did we already say it's fun?!

Each summer, teens from across the state join WTA to learn about the world of building and maintaining hiking trails. These opportunities allow teens to meet new friends, try new things and explore some of Washington state's best outdoor places.

All of our trips provide you with experienced crew leaders, a great project and all of your meals for the week. Tents and sleeping pads are available to borrow on frontcountry trips.

Some trips require previous experience. 

Please note:  While we usually do not promote service opportunities that have a cost involved, we make an exception for WTA, particularly because scholarships are available to families for whom the cost would be a hardship. 


Summer 2019 Opportunities

6/29 - 7/6    Pass Creek, Central Cascades

6/29 - 7/6    LGBTQ+ Crew at Mt. Rainier

7/6 - 7/13    Coyote Trail, South Cascades

7/7 - 7/12    Tiffany Lake, North Cascades

7/13 - 7/20  Timothy Meadows, Central Cascades

7/20 - 7/27   Middle Fork Pasayten, North Cascades

7/21 - 7/26   Independence Ridge, South Cascades/ Mt. St. Helens

7/27 - 8/3    Pete Lake, Snoqualmie Region

7/28 - 8/2    All Girls Crew, Lake Crescent, Olympic Peninsula

8/3 - 8/10    Mazama Park, North Cascades

8/4 - 8/9      Pleasant Valley, South Cascades

8/10 - 8/17   Green Mountain, North Cascades

8/11 - 8/16   Sullivan Lake, Eastern Washington

8/11 - 8/16   Wynoochee Lake Olympic Peninsula

8/17 - 8/24   Cathedral Pass to Pacific Crest Trail, Snoqualmie Pass

8/17 - 8/24  Intro to Backpacking: West Fork Humptulips Trail