What will a week at camp in the summer be like?

Here is a typical schedule for a weekly session of our summer volunteer program. Arriving volunteers may sleep at our training site the night before training.

8:30 a.m. Breakfast is served at training site
9:00 a.m. Training starts
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Training continues
3:30 p.m. Volunteers leave for camp with facilitators
Volunteers spend the evening doing desert-specific trainings and eat dinner together
During the week, all volunteers will eat and sleep at camp and spend the days out in the field doing food and water drops as well as exploratory hiking for mapping purposes
8:00 a.m. Volunteers leave the field to travel back to Tucson
11:00 a.m. Volunteers eat lunch together in Tucson
12:45 p.m. Volunteers attend a Streamline session at federal courthouse (on Fridays when Streamline sessions are scheduled)
4:30 p.m. Volunteers attend a debriefing session
6:00 p.m. Program ends
  • Those who stay longer than one week will have rest days in between sessions scheduled by the volunteer coordinator and facilitators.
  • Many volunteers will spend the week at our permanent humanitarian-aid camp near Arivaca, Arizona. During some sessions, some of our volunteers will spend the week working out of a “mobile camp” near Ajo, Arizona. Having a mobile camp involves packing all camping supplies, food, and humanitarian-aid supplies for the week into our vehicles and setting up a temporary camp in the desert to work out of, either for a few nights or setting up a new camp each night and breaking it down in the morning.