This is a physically intense, and intensely fun, course for people who believe that kayaking will be better if they get better, and, are willing to work very hard to get better. This course, together with your serious effort, will result in a quantum leap in your kayaking ability making you a more confident (but exhausted) Class III paddler. You must be in at least your second season of kayaking, with at least 8 days of paddling last year, and at least 6 days of paddling this year, and, you must have several days of Class III experience.
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.
Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers. Students will learn basic kayak strokes, maneuvers, and water safety skills on a local pond in Concord, then travel to the river during a weekend trip for a two-day instructional trip on Class 1-2 whitewater.
6:00-8:00pm. A ramble with expert forager Russ Cohen around the edges of Blue Heron Organic farm in Lincoln and into the adjacent woodlands to learn about the comestible virtues of at least eighteen species of edible wild plants, many of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Pending favorable weather conditions, several edible mushroom species may be encountered as well. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
Slow-paced nature walk through fields and forests to enjoy nature in summer. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 9:00am-12:00pm. From Route 2 Exit 56 take Route 4/225 (Lexington/Bedford) to Winter St. 1 mile to its end, L on Concord Ave. 0.1 mi., R onto Mill St. 0.1 mi., R down hill into Rock Meadow parking lot. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels. $1 for non-members. Boot Boutwell is a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches and leads nature walks for Mass.
Slow-paced nature walk through fields and forests to Grassy Pond looking for mid-summer wildflowers and fruits. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 9:30am-12:30pm. 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. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.
Always wanted to learn to cook outdoors? Become a backcountry chef! Learn new cooking techniques, involve kids in meal planning and preparation, enjoy the food we/you cook, and leave with practical (and fun!) recipes to dazzle on your next adventure. We'll fire up our stoves and dine on our creations. Workshop fee $15 for adults; Kids free. Workshop run by AMC YOP (Youth Opportunities Program). Register with Lindsay Watkins at email@example.com or 617-391-6637.
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.
Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun and supportive environment with an outstanding group of paddlers. Students will learn basic kayak strokes, maneuvers, and water safety skills on a local pond in Concord, then travel to the river during a weekend trip for a two-day instructional trip on Class 1-2 whitewater. Beginner Instructionals are taught in accordance to American Canoe Association (ACA) standards for Whitewater Kayaking. Students must be comfortable on and in the water and able to transport their own gear.
Join AMC Boston Family Outings just one hour from Boston. Co-sponsored with Massabesic Audubon Society and NE K-9 Search and Rescue. FREE program for families & kids on avoiding being lost & what to do if lost. Best for kids 4-12. See search and rescue dogs in action! The workshop starts at 2 pm and runs 1.5 - 2 hours. Stay and enjoy a walk along the trails on site afterwards. Pre-registration required. These workshops sometimes fill, so register early.
Our Second Family Kids Learn to Fish class. Come join us as we teach kids ages 6 and up to learn the basics of bait fishing. We cover topics such as reading water, bait, lures, bobbers. We meet at Rocky Woods in Medfield, MA by 8am Sunday morning. 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".