Eastern Crews

So, you’re leading a crew in the East?

This section is devoted to all the leaders who are leading crews out East this summer.  Just for you, we have compiled a list of all the reasons why leading crews out East makes you hardcore.

Hazards of the East
Wild Horses
Fire ants
Alligators
Coral Reefs
Bioluminescent bacteria
Black Bears
Extreme Heat and Humidity
Poison Ivy
Poison Oak
Poison Parsnip (you’ll find out if you’re leading in VT….)
Poison Sumac
Chiggers
Mosquitoes
TICKS
Stinging Nettle
Sharks
Lightening
Hurricanes
Scorpions
Mountain Lions
Poisonous Snakes
Black Widow Spiders
Brown Recluse Spiders
Oil Spills
Epidemics
Wild Boars
Elk
Logging Trucks

Only the strong survive on Eastern crews and the payoffs rock!  The beautiful Appalachians/White Mountains/Green Mountains/Smokies/Blue Ridge, for sure the best swimming holes, live music (the heart of Bluegrass country for some!), Farmer’s Markets, the Atlantic Ocean, the first sunrise of the new day, and some of the coolest technical work projects in the country.  Despite all of the coolness, the East also has its challenges too.  In order to help you and your crew stay safe and healthy in the field, we have a few tools, protocols, and suggestions for you to follow.