The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning.
In support of the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, AMC has closed all lodging and food service operations until July 1. Dates for all in person activities and programs posted below remain subject to change based on the latest public health guidance and government directives. Cancelled programs are not displayed. We encourage you to join AMC's online socials, educational programs, and trainings.
The 2016-2017 Boston Chapter H/B Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches the best practices of winter hiking and backpacking in New England. Taught by AMC Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Leaders, WHP students will have the opportunity to attend lectures, small group breakout sessions, and hands-on opportunities with winter hiking and backpacking gear.
Casey leads trips year around for the hiking/backpacking committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He often leads 3 Season and is heavily engaged in the H/B leadership and training programs such as Spring/Fall Leadership Training as well as our educational programs in the Spring and Winter Hiking Programs. Like other hiker that hike before sun up and after sun down and do 20+ miles, Casey likes to do the same only keep it under 10 miles :) He's experienced but not a speed daemon.
KJ enjoys hiking in all seasons in the White Mountains. She is drawn to moderately paced day hikes of 10+ miles, with a growing curiosity about backpacking.
Our Fourth Family Kids Learn to Fish class. Come join us 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 16th October 2016. We have access to a number of ponds and you don't need a fishing license.
Trip Leader with AMC Family Outings for over 10 years. Also Treasurer and Trip approver.
Doug is an experienced trip leader and our 'Fishing expert".
Slow-paced nature walk through fields and forests to enjoy nature in mid-autumn as the natural world prepares for winter. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 9:00am-12:00noon. From the East - Take Route 2 westbound and get off at Exit 56 (Rte. 4/225, Lexington/Bedford). At the fork in the ramp, bear right (Rte. 4/225, Lexington/Bedford). At stop sign at end of ramp, turn left on Winter St. and follow directions From Winter St. below. From the West - Take Rte. 2 Eastbound and get off at Exit 56 (Winter St/Waverly). At end of ramp, take right onto Winter St.
Autumn is here. Slow-paced nature walk looking for late season flowers and fruits as well as winter weeds in the Bellevue Pond area. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun and interesting natural history. 9:00am-12:00noon. Rte. 93 to Exit 33. At rotary, go right onto South Border Rd./Winchester and continue a couple of hundred yards to Bellevue Pond parking lot on right (opposite #68 South Border Rd., Medford). Parking limited/arrive early. Steady rain cancels.
Autumn approaches! Slow-paced nature walk in search of a variety of late season wild flowers and fruits. The walk will focus on plant ID and natural history. 9:00am-12:00noon. From Concord rotary, take Rte. 2 West 2.2 miles, right on Taylor Road 0.7 miles to Arboretum on right. The Acton Arboretum is opposite #7 Taylor Rd in Acton. Arrive early, parking limited. Steady rain cancels.
Tired of seeing those rapids at eye-level? Embarrassed about those scratches on the DECK of your boat? Spend two evenings on a local pond and learn to roll your whitewater kayak-the skill most likely to boost your paddling confidence and level of safety! Participants should be prepared to be in the water 2 hours per session. This clinic is for whitewater kayakers only. Graduates of this year's Beginner Kayak Instructionals will get first priority for enrollment. Please specify any previous rolling experience or rolling requests when registering. Dates: Aug 2 & 4.
For Boston Chapter Young Members interested in Leadership training, but unable to attend the Boston Chapter Fall Leadership Training (scheduled for: Oct 13, 20 nights at Joy Street and Oct 28-30 Weekend on Cape Cod), there is now a another option.
An equivalent Leadership Training class exclusively for AMC Young Members (20s &30s) is now being offered Sep 16-18 at AMC Harriman Outdoor Center, New York, Highlands Region, NY
If you previously taken a swift water rescue class when was the last time you practiced those skills? We will practice wading, rope tossing, swimming, and more.
Join AMC and other families for dinner outdoors! Learn new cooking techniques, involve the kids, enjoy the food we/you prepare, and leave with fun recipes. We'll fire up our stoves and dine on our creations. Up to two kids FREE per adult.. Adults $15 includes dinner. Vegetarian? Vegan? Meat eater? Other? No worries. We accommodate. Workshop run by AMC YOP (Youth Opportunities Program). Register with Lindsay Watkins, firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-391-6637.