Gifford Pinchot State Park is hosting the sixth annual “Spring into Action” volunteer weekend at the park April 21 and 22, 2017. Volunteers will have the opportunity to lend a helping hand in maintaining their favorite park, with the park saying “thank you” for their hard work by providing free camping Friday and Saturday nights in the family campground. Any group or family who wishes to volunteer can participate in this program, whether they are staying in the campground or not. Those interested in volunteering, but not camping, need to pre-register by calling the park office. The park has a limited supply of tools for the volunteer work, so feel free to bring your own hand tools and work gloves. Saturday, April 22, will have two volunteer work sessions – 9:00 a.m. to noon, and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. We will meet Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. at the campground office, off of East Camping Area Road. Beginning Friday, April 21, there will be a limited number of campsites available for those who want to take advantage of the free camping. Campers must stop in at the campground office to register. Please do not call the State Park Reservation System to make reservations for this volunteer opportunity. Campers will not be charged the normal overnight camping fee in agreement that they participate in both the Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon work sessions. We will be working to spruce up the campground and the park in anticipation of the upcoming summer season. This includes campsite cleanup, trail work, litter pick-up and various other small park projects. Aside from the obvious incentive of a free weekend of camping, participants will be able to experience the rewards of volunteering in the outdoors and having a part in the beautification of our natural and recreational resources. This is a rain or shine event. If you have questions, please contact the park office at (717) 432-5011.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 9:00am to 3:00pm
Gifford Pinchot State Park
2200 Rosstown Rd., Lewisberry, PA 17339-9787