Apply now: October Break Alternative Break Trip

Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) Service Trip for October Break 2012!
Merck Forest & Farmland Center

Applications due Sept. 28
Join us for the fifth annual October MAlt break trip to breathtakingly beautiful Merck Forest & Farmland Center in southern Vermont at the height of the foliage season led by Tshering Yudon ‘13 and Teddy Pendergast ‘13. Merck Forest’s mission is to teach and demonstrate the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland. Our work will likely include trail maintenance in the forest and helping with the harvest. We will be camping (sleeping in a cabin) and cooking together as a group in fall temperatures ranging from 40-60 degrees during the day and 30-50 degrees at night. It’s about a two-mile hike into the site.

We’ll depart Saturday ~12pm, Oct. 13, (leaving after the Dalai Lama talk is over) and return late afternoon on Monday, Oct. 15. Camping gear can be provided!

Issue: Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture
Cost per person: $30 (financial aid is available if necessary)
Questions? Contact Ashley Calkins, Community Engagement Coordinator, EIA
Application Deadline: Friday, September 28th to Teddy Pendergast via email at
See attached application: Merck participant application 2012