A.T. Vista: Excursion Committee Member

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APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY

Help coordinate and plan recreational outings for the 2022 A.T. Vista which is to take place at SUNY New Paltz on Aug. 5-8, 2022. A.T. Vista is a biennial gathering for people interested in enjoying and learning about the Appalachian Trail and all things outdoors!

Register TODAY to begin helping by clicking on the 'Register' button at the bottom of this page and filling out the following form.

General Description:

As a member of the Excursion Committee, you will add your expertise to a group of people who not only love this region, but love to show it off to visitors. If you have never worked on a large event, this is an opportunity to learn. Share your knowledge of tourist destinations in the metro area and utilize your organizational skills by working with like minded folks. You will help set a schedule, find escorts, write excursion descriptions, and organize departures, You will have the opportunity to work with others in the metro area and widen your network of fellow hikers.

Objective:

Add your expertise to a group of people who not only love this region, but love to show it off to visitors.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of places to visit in the metro NY-NJ area
  • Proven record of leading trips

Specific Tasks:

  • Before Conference
  • Read report from the 2007 conference
  • Decide what excursions will be offered (look at what was done at Ramapo for the '07 conference)
  • Track your own hours
  • Contact leaders or presenters
  • Make decisions such that the committee chair can report back to steering committee on regular basis
  • Use scheduling conventions from previous conferences
  • Determine transportation options
  • Visit venues
  • Assemble budget - excursions must be cover cost + credit card processing fee
  • Deal with contracts and payments
  • Interact with leaders and sites ahead of conference
  • Assemble packets for leaders (list of participants, driving directions)
  • At Conference
  • Staff the Excursions Desk
  • Run the excursion departure area

Benefits:

  • Revisit places or go to places you have never visited
  • Meet and work alongside people who share your passion for travel and the outdoors
  • Be able to say you worked on a multi-day conference

Coordinates with:

  • Excursion chair(s)

Time Line:

Fall and winter of year before conference - determine what excursions to offer and visit to make arrangements

Summer of year before conference - Finalize schedule

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About APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY

Location:

PO BOX 807, HARPERS FERRY, WV 25425, US

Mission Statement

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail - ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

Description

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s vision is to connect the human spirit with nature - preserving the delicate majesty of the Trail as a haven for all to enjoy.

We are committed to nurture and protect this sacred space through education and inspiration. We strive to create an ever-expanding community of doers and dreamers, and work to ensure that tomorrow’s generations will experience the same mesmerizing beauty we behold today.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1 Hawk DrNew Paltz, NY 12561

(41.74162,-74.08073)
 

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