Instruction (Skills)

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.

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:45 AM to Sunday, December 4, 2016 4:00 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
First Aid
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)

AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2016-2017

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 12:00 AM to Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Anne Jarek
Fred Smith
Casey Ajalat

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.

Kjersten (KJ) Reich

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.

Boston Family Outings - Kids Intro to Fishing trip, Medfield, MA

Sunday, October 16, 2016 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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 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.

Doug Cohen dmcohen792@gmail.com

Doug is an experienced trip leader and our 'Fishing expert".

Registrar: 
doug cohen dmcohen792@gmail.com

Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont

Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

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

Middlesex Fells, Medford

Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

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

Acton Arboretum

Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

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

Kayak Pond Rolling Clinic

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:00 AM to Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dan Bennis danbpwl@gmail.com

Young Members (20s & 30s) Leadership Training

Friday, September 16, 2016 4:00 PM to Sunday, September 18, 2016 3:00 PM

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

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Leadership Training
Trip state: 
NY
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
John Schmidt
Coleader: 
Susannah Hatch shatch@outdoors.org (617-391-6603; 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday)
Registrar: 
AMC Reservations amclodging@outdoors.org (603-466-2727; 9a-5p, Mon-Sat)

Class 2 Whitewater Rescue Skill Practice

Saturday, July 23, 2016 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com
Mark Renson

Family Outdoor Cooking Workshop, Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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, lwatkins@outdoors.org or 617-391-6637.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Leadership Training
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Coleader: 
Lindsay Watkins lwatkins@outdoors.org (617-391-6637)
Registrar: 
Lindsay Watkins lwatkins@outdoors.org (617-391-6637)

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