Camp and Volunteer in the American West

with Kaya Responsible Travel

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start date September 11 - October 2, 20213 weeks
salary Volunteer Project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and meals3 meals per day for the duration of the program
training providedTraining provided



Kaya's mission means that we consider ethical, environmental and cultural concerns in order to ensure that all of our projects are sustainable, and ultimately, beneficial for local community-members. The projects we support are small, grassroots, community-led, and genuinely appreciate the help of our volunteers and interns. Kaya participants benefit as well, growing in global knowledge and gaining real-world experience. Book with us to immerse yourself in your country, region and field of choice, and to make a difference whilst doing so!


Camp and Volunteer in the American West

gap year project highlights Highlights

Spend quality time with a pod of fellow gappers and learn all about Historical Restoration
Adventure in the great outdoors!



typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

Calling all history majors, enthusiasts and adventurers! If you're interested in American history, the great outdoors, or historic preservation, read on!

All About Volunteering in a Gold Rush Town

Familiarize yourself with the historical significance of the area while working on preservation initiatives led by local experts. Help preserve America’s historical and cultural resources for generations to come.

Walk down the deserted streets of Bodie, a town that once hosted nearly 10,000 people eager to strike gold! Bodie was named after Waterman S. Body who discovered a small amount of gold in the hills. Eventually, it was established as a mining town by the Standard Company in the 1800's. Only a small part of the town has survived, but hundreds of buildings remain, including a number of houses that look and feel almost as they did during the Gold Rush.

This placement is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about this period in American history, and the value the railroad brought to the town. You'll come to understand the conditions residents and miners endured.

On the weekends, explore Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park with your fellow volunteers.

Details, Costs and Deadlines

Start Date: September 12 to October 12

Costs: $4800

Requirements: Age 18+

Location: Bodie, California

What is included in those costs?

Accommodations: single tent provided (for you to take home after your program!) + weekend accommodations at a local lodge or hotel

Meals: 3 meals per day for the duration of the program

Airport: scheduled pick up and drop off from Reno-Tahoe International Airport

On the ground transportation for program activities

Pre-program preparation materials

On the ground training, including a safety orientation, project induction and activity training

Program activities: outdoor weekend activities in Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe

Support: 24-hour local support and accompaniment by a team leader

Laundry: stipend provided for laundry

Welcome package: tent, camp chair, water bottle, t-shirt

What's not included?

Flights to/from Reno-Tahoe International Airport

Health Insurance

Sleeping bags and ground mats

Visas (for international participants, if required)

Routine or country-specific vaccination if applicable

Any costs for COVID-19 PCR tests

Contact our Placement Advisors at info@kayavolunteer.com if you have questions about costs, inclusions or anything else!

What about traveling during Covid-19?

As we prepare for a responsible return to travel, our priority at Kaya Responsible Travel is safety. We care deeply about the safety of both our participants and our host communities on the ground. With that in mind, we have developed and implemented extensive plans for selected projects in the Americas, Africa, and Asia where we can safely continue to carry out important work with our participants. You can learn about our reopening plans here.



ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

No, there are no pre-requisites!



our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

*Accommodation: Single tent accommodation provided during the week (for you to take home after your program!) + weekend accommodations at a local lodge or hotel
*Meals: 3 meals per day for the duration of the program
*Airport: Scheduled pick up and drop off
*On the ground transportation: All transports provided between locations
*Pre-program preparation materials
*On the ground training: Cultural and safety orientation, project induction and activity training
*Program activities as outlined above
*Support: 24-hour local support and accompaniment by a team leader
*Laundry: Stipend provided for laundry
*Welcome Package: Tent, camp chair, water bottle and T-Shirt!

 

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