Volunteer with HistoriCorps to rehabilitate Arrowhead Lodge in Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest! Note: This is a unique two-day, two-night project.

PROJECT PARTNER: Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest

STUDENTS: If you are interested in earning credit or a certificate through the HistoriCorps Institute, learn more and apply through the HistoriCorps Institute’s page.

Session 1: May 19 - 21, 2017
Please plan to arrive at or after 6pm the on the 19th; work will begin on the following morning. We will depart at 5pm on the 21st.

Celebrate the arrival of spring and kick off the project season with HistoriCorps! The Arrowhead Lodge, constructed in 1933, stands as one of the only remaining examples of rustic resort architecture in the region. The lodge, then under private ownership, served as a vacation destination from 1935 until 1984, when it was transferred to the U.S. Forest Service. Today Arrowhead Lodge serves as an interpretive center for visitors during the summer months. At 80 years old, its age is showing, and the lodge and surrounding cabins are in need of work.

HistoriCorps crew during our first project at Arrowhead Lodge

WHO:  All are welcome, no experience needed. Those between age 14 - 17 must bring a parent or legal guardian in order to participate.

WHAT: In order to rehabilitate the main lodge and various cabins, volunteers will work in teams with field staff to:

  • Repair log walls, replacing logs where necessary
  • Install concrete pillars to stabilize the structure
  • Create beneficial drainage structures around the base of the lodge
  • Rehabilitate window frames
  • Repair or replace window glass
  • Restore fireplace stone and mortar
  • Install protective sealant on the lodge roof

WHERE:  Arrowhead Lodge, Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest (map), about an hour west of Fort Collins, CO. You can even watch a video overview about the forest here!
Nearest town: Red Feather Lakes, about 30 minutes away over a mountainous road (map). Has grocery store, ACE hardware, gas station.


  • HistoriCorps will provide volunteers with camping near Arrowhead Lodge.
  • Field staff will train volunteers in the project work. All tools are provided. Please do not bring your own tools – we don’t want them to get lost!
  • There are very limited RV opportunities for this project, and there are no hookups or dump stations ("dry camping" only). If you'd like to bring an RV or similar lodging option, please make sure to coordinate with Liz at lrice@historicorps.org.
  • Given the rural nature of this site, HistoriCorps cannot ensure there will be cell phone service available. To determine if you will have cell service, please check your carrier's coverage map.
  • Volunteers are responsible for bringing their own camping supplies including: tent, sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries. Showers will not be available on-site.
  • Volunteers are responsible for their transportation to and from the project and campsite.
  • HistoriCorps will provide volunteers with meals including: breakfast, lunch, dinner, water and snacks.
  • The work day will last from 8:00am – 5:00pm with breaks for lunch, snacks and water in between.
  • Volunteers must come prepared with proper attire including: sturdy work shoes, long pants and a work shirt.

If you have any further questions, please contact Liz Rice, Volunteer Manager, at lrice@historicorps.org or at 720-287-0100 ext. 231. Thank you for your interest in this project!

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    May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
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    May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017