Project Description: Volunteers will be working on hiking trails as well as historical ruin maintenance and repairs within Virgin Islands National Park. Volunteers will work to maintain and stabilize park trails that may have been washed out by summer rains and a season of visitation. Work will entail lots of grub-hoeing with picks and out sloping. Give back in tropical paradise!
Hosting Organization: Friends of Virgin Islands National Park
Day Hiking or Backpacking: Day Hiking Up to 2 Miles Per Day
Work Level: Moderate
Minimum Age: 12
Area and Attractions: The Island of St. John is in the Northern Caribbean where the waters are a beautiful crystal clear, sky blue, and white sand beaches are covered with palm trees. Volunteers will learn about the history of the island and have an opportunity to explore historical ruins. The campground has equipment available for various watersports and afternoons will be free for island exploration.
Accommodations: Car-Camping Tent Sites
Accommodations Description: Volunteers will stay at Cinnamon Bay Campground. The Volunteer Base Camp has five 12 X 16 raised tent platforms with nice cabin style tents each with 4 large cots leaving plenty of gear space. The site has 3 picnic tables and the outdoor cooking essentials. Cooking utensils and plates are provided. Mosquitoes are bothersome to some so volunteers should be prepared with bug repellent for day and night use and possibly a headnet for sleeping. Volunteers should bring their own work gloves and sheets or light blanket for sleeping. Showers available on site.
Climate Information: Air temperature between 80-86 degrees during the day, and between 70-80 degrees at night. Sunny most days, with scattered showers. Weather is very pleasant
Travel Information: No airport pickup provided for this trip. The closest airport is Cyril King Airport (STT ) on the island of St. Thomas.
Maximum # of Volunteers: 11