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Youth Projects

Our new ITA Youth Program provides opportunities for youth ages 14-18 to learn about the outdoors while building and maintaining hiking trails in a safe, teamwork-oriented environment throughout the state of Idaho. In addition, students will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, values, attitudes, commitment and skills needed to protect and improve the environment and to create new patterns of behavior as a whole towards the environment.

You do not need to have any experience to sign up for a project. We will give you the training and tools you need to do the work. Click here for the Frequently Asked Questions about our projects.

Project rating scale:

1 – Easy: Trail work is performed near or a short distance from a trailhead. Work is typically performed with a larger group. Minimal gear may be carried.

2 – Moderate: Day trip trail work is performed a small to medium distance from a trailhead. Volunteers (up to a dozen) will carry a daypack and tools.

3 – Difficult: Hike medium to long distances from a trailhead – these are overnight backpacking trips. Support of an outfitter or pack assistance may/may not be available.

4 – Very Strenuous: Hike medium to long distances often uphill from a trailhead – these are overnight backpacking trips. Support of an outfitter or pack assistance may/may not be available.

Click to see more projects:

Trail Maintenance Projects

Trail Monitoring Projects

WOW! Women’s Only Projects

Upcoming Projects:


Twin Lakes Youth Project (Full)

August 2-8 • Rapid River

If are interested in joining this project, please look over this COVID-19 questionnaire first to determine if it is safe for you to participate. Project: Twin Lakes Youth Project Description: This is a one-week long youth program project on the New Meadows Ranger District of the Payette National Forest. The trailhead is located off the […]

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