Sequoia Veteran Voluntour

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Free Sequoia Veterans Voluntour & Marriage Retreat

Preserve Sequoia’s world-renowned resources as you “Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage”


–  Brad & Renae G.


Too busy to pack your gear? No worries. You’ll have the option to have everything ready when you arrive.


It’s more than volunteering, it’s a vacation too! Culinary treats, romantic sunsets, relaxing campfires, nature walks, all to help you savor the Sequoia experience.


This is like no other experience. You will come for a weekend getaway, but leave the legacy of a lifetime.

It’s an experience that will rejuvenate your marriage
and leave you with a lifetime of memories.

Why Sequoia needs you.

Sequoia faces a multi-million dollar backlog of important conservation projects. To address this critical issue, the National Park Service turns to agencies such as Nature Corps to recruit and organize volunteer groups to tackle the most urgent projects. Your participation will help the National Park Service achieve critical conservation projects that are too large to complete without volunteer support.

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Currently, Nature Corps has teamed up with the Park Service to rehabilitate Sequoia’s beautiful sequoia groves. Giant Sequoias have a root ball that extends over two acres, yet its roots are only 3-4 feet below the surface. Because of the impact resulting from the foot traffic of over one million visitors per year, it is critical that these ancient trees and their surrounding habitat are protected. Through our Sequoia voluntours, you will have a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and work alongside park biologists to preserve these world-renown ecosystems. Your involvement is vital to the protection of the region’s wildlife and to the preservation of this iconic national park. Join us today!

A Special Invitation to Military Couples:

You are invited to go behind the scenes with the National Park Service to help preserve Sequoia’s world-renowned resources. You will join other military couples, who like you, are eager to leave their personal conservation legacy in this breathtaking park. Not only will you be volunteering to restore one of our nation’s most cherished National Parks, you will also be working to restore your marriage.

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Through the seminar series “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage”, marriage counselor, author, and speaker, Chaplain Norris Burkes, will present this highly humorous and successful marriage program to military couples to help them address the unique challenges they face. There will also be marriage counselors available to provide you with individual counseling.

This rewarding, all-inclusive retreat gives veterans and their spouses the practical “tools” they need to enrich their marriage as they build their conservation legacy within the grandeur of Sequoia National Park

At the conclusion of the event, military couples will have a unique opportunity to plant a sequoia seedling in the Giant Forest. Over the generations, the tree will grow to become a majestic symbol of their dedication to one another.

For over 30 years, Nature Corps has designed voluntours with you in mind. We make all the arrangements so that you don’t have to. Our goal is to provide you with a “glamping” volunteer vacation that will leave you with new friends and a lifetime of cherished memories.

This retreat is open to all veterans and active military couples regardless of military branch, years of service, or age.

This retreat is a collaboration between Nature Corps, the Veterans Administration, and the National Park Service.

What is included in the voluntour

Program contributions include park entrance fees, camping fees, all meals, the chefs, cooking demonstrations, photography nature walk, and Nature Corps t-shirt and water bottle.


This is a free event


(per person)
 reservation fee will be refunded
immediately after your attendance at the retreat. 

Registration fees do not include transportation to or in the park

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Day 1

Your excursion begins at our secluded base camp in the heart of Sequoia National Park. After settling in, we will enjoy a festive dinner and meet with park staff for an overview of our upcoming adventure in Sequoia. Afterwards, we will hike into the world-renowned Giant Forest to get an incredible view of the General Sherman sequoia, the largest living tree on earth. This great tree is now estimated to be around 2300 years old and still “growing like a teenager”. It is 275 feet tall and is 36 feet in diameter at the base. After our hike, we’ll gather around the evening campfire to savor one of our chef’s delectable desserts and view the introductory video to “Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage”.

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