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GAP YEAR & VISITING GROUPS

ABOUT

Borderlands Restoration Network welcomes visiting groups to participate in hands-on restoration experiences and expert-led field trips within Santa Cruz County. We offer bunkhouse-style accommodation for up to 18 people, numerous outdoor spaces for camping, locally catered meals, and a chance to experience the unique challenges and rewards of life in rural borderlands spaces.

 

We encourage you to book a stay with BRN in order to introduce your group to the richness of southern Arizona’s ecology and culture, as well as to participate in meaningful restoration work led by our team of passionate professionals.

QUESTIONS? Contact Grace McGuire, Education Support Coordinator, gmcguire@borderlandsrestoration.org.

Please fill out the form below to reserve programming and accommodation with Borderlands Restoration Network!

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ACCOMMODATION &
AMENITIES

We offer visiting groups the opportunity to connect with the Patagonia community, the surrounding biotic communities, and the restoration economy through interactive programming and activities involving habitat restoration, permaculture, and community engagement.

Our offices share a campus with the historic Patagonia Museum and operate out of buildings that were once the elementary and middle school classrooms of Patagonia.

Other Area Options: 

Patagonia

 

Mexicayotl and the Tequio Center for Social Justice

  • Rental vans, individual rooms, and a kitchen are available for reservation. 

Email gmcguire@borderlandsrestoration.org to inquire.

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OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

“The Bunkhouse” - A classroom turned hostel-style space with rustic charm and lots of outdoor access. This is a one-room building with a mixture of bunkbeds and cot beds, as well as a kitchen and living room space.

AMENITIES

  • Outdoor showers,

  • Communal living space

  • Communal kitchen space

  • 10 bunk beds, eight cot-style beds

  • 24/7 access to BRN conference rooms and campus

  • Laundry facilities on site

USAGE RULES

  • No pets

  • No smoking

  • No outdoor campfires

  • Drug-free facility

CATERING

We partner with Anita Clovesko-Wharton of Twisted Hausfrau Catering to bring healthy, delicious meals to your group for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

 

Please call Anita at 520-604-2718 for more information on pricing and to make meal arrangements for your group.

FACILITIES USAGE FEE

  • $100 per night for use of the Bunkhouse and all amenities

  • $200 Cleaning Fee

  • $300 Security deposit is required upon check-in. Fully refundable upon departure with satisfactory inspection. 

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“I most enjoyed going to the border because it was truly eye-opening to see what it was like. I am going to apply my new knowledge I learned to go out and pursue my passion for politics and social justice.”   

                        Nora Henderson, 2023

THE EXPERIENCES

Half-day or full-day options are available for any of the following programs. Please make sure to schedule your visit at least three weeks in advance. This allows our staff time to arrange their busy schedules and prepare for your visit. We look forward to hosting you!

 

Daily Programming Fee: $550 

Please fill out the form below to reserve programming and accommodation with Borderlands Restoration Network!

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DEEP DIRT FARM

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BRN PARTNER PROGRAMS

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BORDERLANDS WILDLIFE PRESERVE

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WATERSHED RESTORATION

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BORDERLANDS NURSERY

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