Green Mountain Conservation Camp ‘workcation’ weekends

May 22-23 — WOODBURY — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept. is looking for volunteers to join them for fun-filled weekends to get the camps ready for the 2021 season. This year, the GMCC Buck Lake “workcation” weekend will be May 22-23.

“We look forward to workcation weekend all winter long,” said Education Manager Ali Thomas. “With the help of local volunteers, we spruce up both camps in preparation for the summer and enjoy being outdoors knowing it’s for a good cause — environmental education for kids.”

Volunteers can participate for as long as they are able to: one hour, one day, or both days. They are welcome to stay overnight in onsite cabins or they can bring their own tents.  Lunch and dinner will be provided. 

The Buck Lake camp is located in Woodbury. This is an excellent community service opportunity for boy scout and girl scout groups, as well has high school and college clubs.  The conservation camps are looking for help with general repairs, construction, landscaping, painting, plumbing, cooking, firewood, electrical work, and gardening.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own tools, but the camps will have some available.

Staff and volunteers will follow all Covid guidelines, including wearing masks, 6-foot distancing and hand washing.

In addition, nonresident volunteers must follow Vermont Health Dept.Covid guidelines at this link:  healthvermont.gov/covid-19/travel-quarantine/visitors-vermont.

For more information and to register as a volunteer for one of these weekends, email Hannah.Phelps@vermont.gov or call 802-249-4199.

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