Camp and Volunteer in the American West

with Kaya Responsible Travel

newspaper Summer Camp Communitites Land Conservation Expedition Adventure
start date May 23 - June 19th, 2021 (Arizona); June 6 - July 3, 2021 (Colorado)4 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

Pick one of two amazing gap year programs in the American West!
Spend quality time with a pod of fellow gappers and learn all about Historical Restoration
Adventure in the great outdoors!
Program activities for the Colorado circuit: Cave of the Winds Tour, Manitou Cliff Dwellings entrance, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tour, half-day rafting, Winter Park Alpine Slide Fee, Rocky Mountain National Park entrance fee, Rodeo, Old Town Hot Springs, Emerald Mountain Alpine Slide Fee, Amaze’n Steamboat.
Program activities for the Arizona circuit: Flagstaff Haunted Walking Tour, Lowell Observatory Entry Fee, Extreme Adventure Ropes Course, Mogollon Rim Off-Road Tour in Sedona, Indigenous Culture Day, Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Imax, 12 hour Grand Canyon Day Tour, Half Day Rafting Horseshoe Bend.

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

***Coming this Fall: California Ghost Town circuit

Camp out at an old mining town, and bring life back to one of the best-preserved ghost towns. More details on the way!

All these programs will be fully accompanied by a crew leader and are the best way to learn and explore a little bit more of what the USA has to offers in its beautiful natural spaces.

Colorado Circuit Schedule

June 6: Fly into Denver and meet your group leader and other peers on the project. Drive to the project where you will set up camp.

June 7-11: Project work.

June 11 (half-day)-13: A weekend in Manitou Springs and Cripple Creek.

June 14-18: Project work.

June 18 (half day)-20: Travel to Rocky Mountain National Park and spend time in Winter Park and Granby before travelling to our next project.

June 21-25: Project work.

June 25 (half-day)-27: A weekend in Steamboat hiking, enjoying the hot springs and local activities.

June 28-July 2: Project work.

July 2: Drive to Fort Collins for a ghost tour.

July 3: Drive to Denver airport to fly home.

Arizona Circuit Schedule

May 23: Fly into Flagstaff and meet your crew leader and other participants to drive to project site (30-40 minutes south) where you will set up camp.

May 24-28: Project work.

May 28 (half day)-May 30: Weekend of fun activities in and around Flagstaff.

May 31-June 4: Project work.

June 4 (half day)-6: Time off spent in and around Sedona and travel to next project.

June 6: Arrive at camp and settle down.

June 7-11: Project work.

June 11 (half day)-13: Time off spent doing Grand Canyon activities.

June 13: Return to camp to spend the night and be ready to get to work in the morning.

June 14-18: Project work.

June 18: Drive to Flagstaff and fly home the next day.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

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 from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
*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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