Volunteer Hiking Trail-work Weekend

  • Menla Retreat & Spa Menla Retreat & Spa
  • 375 Panterkill Road PO Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
  • Apr 30 - May 3, 2020 (4 days)

About This Event

Long before Tibet House was gifted the Menla property, an extensive web of trails allowed guests to experience the serenity and natural splendor of hiking all around our enchanted forest. With the help of intrepid volunteers over the past several years, we have fully restored most of the old trails on our property, and we are now working on expanding the network of trails to include brand new ones, in addition to doing maintenance annually to keep the existing trails in good condition.

We need your help to do it, and this is a terrific opportunity to experience Menla for very little money and in a way that few people get to experience it. Spend 2-3 days out in the woods, experiencing the healing dimensions of the land, while getting great exercise and enjoying the company of others. With loppers, snips, rakes, our hands, and a chainsaw, you'll be surprised how much we can accomplish in just one weekend! This important work benefits our many guests throughout the year and is very gratifying to be a part of.

Join Menla Co-Director Michael Burbank and some of the Menla staff as we explore our woods and further our trailwork project. Volunteers for this retreat must be in good enough physical condition to be out on the trails for much of the day.

Two Day Weekend Rate:   $100 (per person); arrive Friday, depart Sunday

Three Day Weekend Rate:   $150  (per person); arrive Thurs, depart Sunday

Note: Housing will be assigned by Menla. We may assign you a roommate if you do not register with one.

Tibet House US/Menla Mountain Retreat reserves the right to cancel any program at any time for low enrollment or circumstances beyond our control. Should this happen, a full refund will be offered.


Thursday, April 30th

3 - 8pm Check-In

6 - 7pm  Dinner

Friday, May 1st

8 - 9am Breakfast

9:15am - 12pm Trailwork

12pm Bagged lunch on the trails

12:30 - 4pm Trailwork

1 - 8pm Check-in for those opting for two days only

6 - 7 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Bonfire

Saturday, May 2nd

8 - 9am Breakfast

9:15am - 12pm Trailwork

12pm Bagged lunch on the trails

12:30pm - 4 pm Trailwork

4 - 6pm Complimentary Steam/Sauna Session

6 - 7 pm Dinner

Sunday, May 3rd

8 - 9am Breakfast & Check-Out

9:15am - 12pm Trailwork & Clean-up

12 - 1pm Lunch & Departure

* Please note that schedule subject to change at any time

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