Featured National Outings Trips
Madagascar Meander, Sep 24–Oct 9, 2014.
Discover mammals, orchids, and other unique species, including the world's largest population, on remote and exotic Madagascar. We'll also visit verdant rainforests, spiny dry forests, and coastal dune habitats.
Autumn Hikes in the Colorful Catskills, New York, Sep 28–Oct 4, 2014.
Hike the scenic Catskills as trees turn brilliant shades of gold and red. We'll visit New York's highest waterfall, the site of the first mountaintop hotel, and remote mountain peaks, and stay in a comfortable mountain lodge.
Historic Bartow-Pell Conservancy Service, New York City, Oct 12–19, 2014.
Work on the trails around a historic mansion in Pelham Bay Park, New York City's largest park. We'll stay at a Manhattan hostel and sample the city's culture, food, and entertainment.
Focus on Birds in Ecuador's Highlands and Lowlands, Oct 19–Nov 7, 2014.
Search for exciting birds in spectacular scenery from the Andean highlands to the Napo River lowlands. Accompanied by a master bird guide, we can anticipate early mornings and many hours searching for birds.
Islands in the Sun: Kayaking Cayo Costa State Park, Florida, Nov 16–22, 2014.
Escape the winter chill on these sun-drenched islands. We'll kayak, swim, and fish the clear waters of the Gold Coast, explore hiking trails near our rustic cabins, and stroll on miles of white-sand beaches.
Natural Highlights of Costa Rica, Dec 16–28, 2014.
Sample Costa Rica's major ecosystems on a visit to six national parks and two private reserves. We'll explore secluded waterfalls, search for wildlife by boat, snorkel in the ocean, and bathe in hot springs.
Gliding Through Glacier National Park, Montana, Jan 17–24, 2015.
Experience Glacier National Park like never before. We'll cross-country ski amid pristine forests, alpine meadows, and rugged, spectacular mountains while enjoying the best snow in the Lower 48.
Extra-Virgin Island Sun, Sand, and Sport, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Jan 25–31, 2015.
With two-thirds of its surface covered by a national park, St. John is rightfully known as the most unspoiled of the Virgin Islands. We'll spend our days snorkeling, hiking, sea kayaking, and visiting ruins and petroglyphs.
Mountains, Forests, and Beaches of New Zealand's South Island, Feb 3–13, 2015.
Enjoy waterfalls, glaciers, and unique coastal and alpine habitats on day hikes through beautiful kahikatea rainforests and national parks and along the Tasman Sea’s golden-sand beaches.
Reclaiming The Rosillos, Texas, Feb 21–28, 2015.
Join us for our 22nd year of service in Big Bend! We'll work on exciting new projects to enhance the historic and natural resources of this magnificent park.
Cultural Discovery and Service in Nepal, Mar 4–17, 2015.
Immerse yourself in a vibrant Himalayan culture as we assist school children and their families on a much-needed project. We'll also explore renowned Chitwan National Park and take guided tours of Kathmandu Valley.
Cross-Country Skiing in the Shadow of Denali, Alaska, Mar 22–27, 2015.
Take part in a skiing journey beneath awe-inspiring Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. We'll enjoy abundant snow and spectacular photo opportunities each day, with hearty meals and a steamy sauna by night.