Instruction (Skills)

Intro to Current Play (L2 Sea Kayak)

Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Join us for a gentle introduction to the skills needed to enjoy playing in current in a Sea Kayak. Instruction will focus on edging, strokes, and bracing to maneuver in current, how to use eddy's, peel outs and ferrying in current of ~ 1knot.
Lunch @ Worlds End.
Wet exit absolutely required. This is for AMC Level 2 paddlers.
Limit of 10 paddlers.
Fee: $10 donation

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Al Daggett

Navigation Clinic

Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:00 AM

This session will cover the basics of sea kayak navigation with both practical sessions on land and on the water. Topics covered will be: chart and compass skills, boating channels and navigational aids, tides, and nav-on-the-move. Preference given to those who attended the Intro to Boston Harbor on June 16 or in previous years. Otherwise must be confident in a sea kayak in coastal waters and have assisted rescue skills.. This session will take place in Hingham Harbor. A 15 foot (minimum) sea kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, PFD, are required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net

Dennis Blejer is an AMC Boston Chapter sea kayak leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills

Al Daggett

Alex Daggett is an AMC Boston Chapter sea kayak leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Coastal Kayak Instructor.

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net

Grassy Pond Conservation Land, Acton

Saturday, June 29, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Slow-paced nature walk through fields and forests to Grassy Pond looking for summer wildflowers and fruits. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00-4:00pm. Rte 2 to Exit 42 (Rte 27/Main St, Acton). Follow Rte 27 north for about 1 mile through Acton Center and turn left on Nagog Hill Rd. Go 1.1 miles. Parking lot on left just past small meadow. Heavy rain cancels. Leader: Boot Boutwell

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712)

Kids Intro to Fishing trip, Medfield, MA

Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Family Kids Learn to Fish class. Come join us 8 am - 11 am as we teach kids ages 6 and up to learn the basics about bait fishing. We cover topics such as reading water, bait, lures, bobbers. We meet at Rocky Woods in Medfield, MA by 8am Sunday June 23rd. You don't need a fishing license.

Since we have a limited number of rods, we will restrict this to 10 kids plus parent(s). Remember to bring water, snacks and/or lunch.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)

Trip Leader with AMC Family Outings for over 10 years. Also Treasurer and Trip approver.

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction

Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 9, 2019 12:00 AM

Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Bryan Smith
Melanie Rausch

Boston Harbor Instructional

Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:00 AM

Intended for intermediate sea kayakers who want to take their skills to the next level. This training session will cover strokes, use of skegs and rudders, rescues, navigation, tides, crossing boating channels, and group cohesion and leadership. It will take place in Boston Harbor and will include paddling around the Inner Harbor Islands. Intermediate sea kayaking skills are required, including the ability to re-enter your kayak with an assisted rescue. Expect a full day of instruction, training, and paddling.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net

Dennis Blejer is an AMC Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayaking Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills

Al Daggett

Alex Daggett is an AMC Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayaking Trip Leadership and Coastal Kayaking Instructor

Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer

Sea Kayak Spring Tune-Up

Saturday, June 1, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:00 AM

An annual training event for sea kayak enthusiasts on Lake Cochituate, Framingham. We will work all essential skills for safe and effective paddling on the ocean. This is a good opportunity to refine and improve techniques and get ready for the upcoming season. This year we welcome new comers and beginners to sea kayaking.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer djblejer@verizon.net

Dennis Blejer is a Boston Chapter Sea Kayak leader with ACA certifications in Coastal Kayak Trip Leadership and Open Water Skills

Family Hike to Ponkapoag Pond Loop (Blue Hills Reservation), in Milton, MA (BHP: Level 2)

Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Enjoy the natural beauty of this ~5 mile, flat, woodland loop trail. We will visit Fisherman's Beach and the AMC Cabins to get inspiration for a future adventure, as we circle the largest pond in the Blue Hills Reservation.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Claudine Kos claudinekAMC@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Chao Xie chaoranxie@gmail.com

Family Hike to Great Blue Hill (Blue Hills Reservation), Milton, MA (BHP: Level 2)

Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Stretching from Dedham to Quincy, Milton and Randolph, the Blue Hills Reservation encompasses >7000 acres and has >125 miles of trails, and it is only ~35 miles from Boston! We will hike a loop of about 3 miles, mostly along the Skyline trail to the top of Great Blue Hill. Great views, snacks at the Eliot Tower and an optional visit to the weather observatory. Don't let its proximity to the city or it max elevation of 635 feet fool you, the rocky and rolling terrain can be a real workout.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Claudine Kos claudinekAMC@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Darren MacCaughey hikeamc@hotmail.com

Kids Intro to Fishing trip, Medfield, MA

Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Family Kids Learn to Fish class. Come join us 8 am - 11 am as we teach kids ages 6 and up to learn the basics about bait fishing. We cover topics such as reading water, bait, lures, bobbers. We meet at Rocky Woods in Medfield, MA by 8am Sunday May 5th. You don't need a fishing license.

Since we have a limited number of rods, we will restrict this to 10 kids plus parent(s). Remember to bring water, snacks and/or lunch.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)

Trip Leader with AMC Family Outings for over 10 years. Also Treasurer and Trip approver.

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