Cabin Construction and Maintenance


Volunteer opportunities to maintain and improve PATC cabins occasionally become available. The PATC Cabins Operations Committee undertakes larger projects, which are announced in the monthly newsletter, the Potomac Appalachian, and on the club calendar. Additionally, Cabin Maintenance Volunteers conduct visits to their cabins at least four times a year, and often more.

Occasionally, positions for PATC Cabin Maintenance Volunteers become vacant. If you believe that you have the interest, time, and requisite skills for this role,
complete and submit the Cabin Maintenance Volunteer Application Form. In most cases, some construction experience is required. Cabin Maintainers must be active PATC members.
For more information, contact Cabin Maintenance Chair Mel Merritt, Cabins Construction and Major Repairs Chair Bruce Berberick, or the Cabin Coordinator.

Current Vacancies

                                                                                  Butternut Cabin
                                                                    Vining Tract, Near Stanardsville, VA     


More About Cabin Work Crews


Work crews assist assigned maintenance volunteers with various cabin duties and projects. If you are new to PATC cabins, joining a work crew is an excellent way to learn how to responsibly use a cabin, while providing a valuable service to PATC. Although many maintenance volunteers have recruited a volunteer team, others seek help by posting notices and events in the Potomac Appalachian, on the online calendar, or on the PATC Meetup Page.

Ongoing Cabin Renovation Projects

 Trout Run Schoolhouse is a modern cabin, located in Hardy County, WV. Acquired by PATC in October 2021, renovation efforts at this 1920s schoolhouse are underway.

Interested in assisting with this project or other upcoming projects? Please complete this brief questionnaire so that we can learn more about your skills and contact you with additional information. Contact the Cabin Coordinator with any questions.