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Work Weekend

Finishing projects and setting the stage for life-changing adventures

ABOUT

Work Weekend is a volunteer opportunity that sets the stage for all the life-changing adventures that happen at Camp Bighorn. Hosted twice each year, this overnight invitation is a great way to join old friends and take care of the place we all love so dearly. Projects generally include landscaping, cabin cleaning, and trail maintenance, with special projects including jobs like welding, course maintenance, building new adventure features, and more.

So call up your friends and grab those work gloves, it's time hit the road for Camp Bighorn!

Details

Food and Lodging

Food and lodging are free! If you can find your way out here for the weekend, we'll take care of the rest. Kindly RSVP at least seven days before Work Weekend so sleeping arrangements and groceries can be scheduled accordingly.

If you would like to cover your costs while visiting, please visit the front office after you arrive. A suggested donation is $15/person, per day.


Packing List

Beyond the normal clothing and toiletries, please provide your own bedding. This includes a pillow and either a sleeping bag, set of sheets, or blanket. You should also bring...

- Shower towel
- Close-toed shoes
- Work gloves
- Warm jacket or fleece
- Field games / board game (optional)


COVID-19 Information

To ensure the health and safety of everyone, all volunteers and staff members must wear a face covering while inside Camp Bighorn vehicles, public buildings, and anytime a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained outdoors. Daily health screenings will be taken upon arrival, and each morning before breakfast. Thank you for helping us steward safe environments to keep life-changing adventures possible!

Dates

Friday, October 22 - Sunday, October 24

Fall 2021

Volunteers are welcome to arrive by 9am on Friday, October 22nd. Work projects will begin each morning at 9 AM, and all volunteers are invited to join us for a special "thank you" adventure on Sunday afternoon! Weather will determine which events are possible, but we'll make sure to offer something exciting. Sack lunches will be available after the adventure, and anyone who stayed overnight must checkout by 3pm on Sunday, October 24th.


Friday, May 13 - Sunday, May 15

Spring 2022

Registration

If you intend to register for Work Weekend, please do so at least one week prior to the start date. This allows time for Camp Bighorn staff to organize work crews, set sleeping arrangements, and provide the correct amount of food.

If you find this page less than seven days before the start of Work Weekend, please Contact the front office here to speak with a staff member about availability.

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