Abram's Creek Retreat & Campground

Eco-Friendly Lodging & Camping

Stream-Front Wilderness Campsites, Cabins / Cottage, Tipi rentals & Lodging
Located off U.S. Rt. 50, 3 miles east of Mt. Storm, WV

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Labor Exchange Program

Wanted: Outdoor Enthusiasts

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, and wouldn't mind spending a part of your summer or other seasons at Abram's Creek Lodge & Campground in the Potomac Highlands region of WV, we would welcome you.
(Must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by a responsible adult)

We are seeking current and future friends to be a part of our Labor Exchange program, and to volunteer a couple of hours of work per day
in exchange for free accommodations, free healthy meals, with lots of fun events and activities around camp and around the highlands region of WV.

What we have to offer you:
  • Weekly or weekend rotations (1 or many consecutive)
  • Currently no income, however income opportunities for greater labor contributions are possible.
  • Free lodging in finished basement dormitory / hostel
  • Additional lodging in large outdoor stream front campsite close to lodge house (whenever you feel like being outdoors for a night)
  • Free meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, camp fire foods, snacks -- lots of healthy foods, fresh fruits and veggies, many organic)
  • Free attendance of many workshops hosted at the campground
  • Develop friendships with staff and other volunteer camp members and seasonal campground guests.
  • Weekday (slow time) excursions, including lots of scenic hikes, to places nearby (see link: 40 Amazing Places within 40 miles)
  • Free internet terminals / wi-fi / satellite TV with movie channels / long distance telephone included / Play Station 2...
  • Educational: learn to identify local plants, flowers, trees, and creatures (salamanders, moths, fish...) - and learn some basic survival skills.
  • 3,000 feet of stream front to enjoy, campfires, bon-fires, tubing, volleyball, horseshoes, and lots of great people

What we ask of you:
  • Give us about 3 hours of help / work per day (aided and supervised)

  • Jobs may include stone trail lining, stone fire pit lining, campsite debris clearing, new campsite creation, some yard work, construction, and other unusual and fun projects

Time Schedule:
Seeking participants all seasons of the year, particularly the high summer season. You may select to only participate for one week or weekend, week to week, or many consecutive weeks.
You may leave at any time if you get homesick or if you are ready to return to your regular urban or other life.

If interested, e-mail or call to inquire or to set up a time to visit.
If you know in advance when you would like to participate, please let us know your preferred week(s) or weekend.

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