Cabin Construction and Maintenance

Large cabin projects are often undertaken by the PATC Cabins Committee. Trips are announced in the Potomac Appalachian, the club's newsletter, and on the on-line calendar

Infrequently, opportunities may become available to work as a PATC Cabin Overseer, responsible for maintaining a PATC cabin. If you're interested in becoming a cabin overseer, please email the Cabins Coordinator or call us at 703/242-0315, ext. 108.  We will add you to our list of prospective overseers.  

Click here to download the Potential Cabin Overseer Form

Current opportunities are as follows:

Overseer Positions Available:

Cliff's House

Contact ~ Mel Merritt ~, or


Work crews help the overseer with the above mentioned duties. If you are new to cabin camping, joining a work crew is an excellent way to learn how to responsibly use a cabin, in addition to providing a valuable service to PATC. Most overseers visit their cabins 4-6 times a year resulting in about 150 cabin work trips annually, club-wide. Although many overseers have recruited an on-going "team", many others look for help by asking friends and posting notices in the Potomac Appalachian and on the on-line calendar.