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.

Kids Intro to Fishing trip, Medfield, MA (BHP Level 1)

Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Family Kids Learn to Fish class. Come join us 8 am - 12 pm 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 17th. We have access to a number of ponds and 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.

Coleader: 
Adriana Rincon arincon@post.harvard.edu (508-873-5154)

Whipple Hill and Wright-Locke Farm Family Hike - an Oasis in the Burbs, Lexington, MA (BHP LEVEL 1)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The Whipple Hill Conservation Area is located in the southeast corner of Lexington, bordering Winchester and Arlington. It has 5.7 miles of hiking trails within 120 acres of varied landscape and Whipple Hill, at 374 feet, is the highest point in Lexington. We will begin the hike at Wright-Locke Farm, a 380-year community farm in Winchester that has chickens, goats, and sheep and sells organic produce. We will meet at 11 AM and spend some time with the animals and then venture into Whipple Hill for a 2-3 mile hike over varied terrain.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Stacia Biel amcstacia@yahoo.com (617-835-6532)

Stacia Biel leads trips for the Family Outings and Adventure Travel Committees. She lives in Winchester with her family and chocolate lab Taza. Stacia hikes with dogs every morning in Whipple Hill and knows the trails well.

Coleader: 
Ekaterina (Kate) Atanasova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com (774-232-6846)

Family Friendly Wilderness First Aid Training, Concord, MA

Saturday, May 5, 2018 8:00 AM to Sunday, May 6, 2018 4:30 PM

This 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
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)
Registrar: 
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546)

Belmont and Aububon Conservation Lands, Belmont

Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

It's nearly spring and the sap is running. Slow-paced nature walk through Belmont conservation land fields and forests over to Habitat Audubon Sanctuary where we'll talk about one of the sweetest signs of spring - maple sugaring. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00-4:00pm. Meet at Lone Tree Hill Conservation Land, Belmont, MA. ARRIVE EARLY. PARKING LIMITED. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

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

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:00 AM to Sunday, April 22, 2018 5:00 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: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)

AMC Thoreau "Kid Camp", Concord, MA

Saturday, May 5, 2018 8:00 AM to Sunday, May 6, 2018 5:00 PM

Calling all kids ages 5+ for weekend fun "Kid Camp" with Swimming (indoor), Tennis, Arts & Crafts, a hike, tree house and swings and slide play structure, cook over the campfire lunch, fruit available throughout the day, who could ask for anything more? Kids only. Parents not allowed (just kidding).

Trip details

Activity: 
Critical Treasure
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546; NCA 9.00)
Paul Terenzi Firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115)
Registrar: 
David Powell davidfreds@beld.net (781-858-5546)

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series C

Thursday, June 28, 2018 6:00 PM to Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:00 PM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Matthew Selby callmeselby@mac.com
Registrar: 
Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series B

Thursday, June 7, 2018 6:00 PM to Sunday, June 10, 2018 12:00 AM

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.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dan Bennis danbpwl@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series A

Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

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. Dates: May 17(eve) and May 19-20 (weekend).

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Paddling
Paddling - Whitewater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Chris Rolt
Melanie Rausch
James McLoud
Registrar: 
Chris Rolt chris_rolt@yahoo.com

Horn Pond Conservation Land, Woburn

Sunday, June 17, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Slow-paced nature walk looking for late spring wildflowers. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00-4:00pm. From Rte 95/128 Exit 33A take Rte 3 South for 3 miles. Left on Pond St. 0.8 miles to parking lot on left. The parking area is opposite #48 Lake Ave, Woburn. Parking limited, arrive early. There is additional parking on Arlington Road on the east side of the pond. Steady rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Trip details

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

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