What is BreakAway?
BreakAway is an Alternative Spring Break program hosted by the Tennessee Trails Association (TTA) and Cumberland Trail Conference (CTC). College students from across the country pay their own way to come to Tennessee to work on the Cumberland Trail along with local volunteers. Students and volunteers stay in East Tennessee and participate in trail building/maintenance for a week. BreakAway also provides for educational opportunities about the environment, history, geology, flora and fauna along the Cumberland Trail. BreakAway participants must be affiliated with a BreakAway sanctioned school and have a site leader present. Click here for more information about participating in the CTC BreakAway program.
Over four weeks, the CTC hosted four colleges with fifty students and more than thirty local volunteers. Volunteers invested over 2,067 hours completing 3/4 mile of the Cumberland Trail.