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.

Learn How to Set Up UR Computer for "Everything" Family Outings, Newton, MA

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Tuesday evening October 17th please join us at Family Outings Leader Rick Gershberg?'s house in Newton for pizza and to learn how to set up your computer for "everything" Family Outings. You will learn also how to post trips, hikes, walks, events, etc. Adults Only. 6:30 pm or as soon as you can get there. Bring your questions and your computer. This is hands on. Rick has wi fi. Please "register" with Rick 617-694-1060 or rgershberg@verizon.net for directions and any questions.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.

Coleader: 
Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net (617-694-1060)
Registrar: 
Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net (617-694-1060)

AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2017-2018

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:00 AM to Thursday, December 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2017-2018, Wednesdays, Nov.
1, 8, 15, 29, and Thursday Dec. 7 (Five nights, 7-9 PM). The 2017-2018 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. Topics

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jessica Halvorsen jlhalvorsen@gmail.com
Kjersten (KJ) Reich

KJ enjoys hiking in all seasons in the White Mountains. She has completed the New Hampshire 48 and is working on her winter list, as well as the New England 67. She is drawn to moderately paced day hikes of 10+ miles, with a growing curiosity about backpacking.

Chris McCarron mccarron_yh@yahoo.com

Gowing's Swamp, Concord

Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This walk is co-sponsored by the AMC Boston Chapter Conservation and Local Walks and Hikes Committees. Celebrate the bicentennial year of Henry David Thoreau's birth with naturalist Boot Boutwell and a walk on the trails of Gowing's Swamp, Concord, MA. Gowing's Swamp, named by Thoreau for its landowner in the mid-1850s, is an 8.9-area acidic wetland complex located in a protected, glaciated hollow on the eastern side of a glacial kame known as Revolutionary Ridge. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun and interesting natural history.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712)
Coleader: 
Joan Entwistle (978-549-4864; before 9pm)
Lisa Fleischman (617-244-5747; before 9pm)

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

Sunday, October 15, 2017 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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 15th October 2017. 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.

Coleader: 
Scott Stirling sstirli2001@hotmail.com
Adriana Rincon arincon@post.harvard.edu (508-873-5154)
Registrar: 
Adriana Rincon arincon@post.harvard.edu (508-873-5154)

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

Sunday, October 1, 2017 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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 1st October 2017. 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.

Coleader: 
Scott Stirling sstirli2001@hotmail.com (510-798-6042)
Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net
Registrar: 
Scott Stirling sstirli2001@hotmail.com (1-510-798 x6042; Before 9pm)

Mass. Audubon Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, Belmont

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:15 PM

5:30-7:15pm. End your day with a lovely nature walk right in Belmont, MA, brought to you by the AMC Boston Chapter Conservation and Local Walks/Hikes Committees. The walk will focus on plant identification and fun and interesting natural history. Easy trails, bring water and snack, no children or dogs. Heavy rain cancels. Meet in front of the visitor's center. Fees: Audubon Non-Members $4 (Adults) $3 (Seniors 65+); AMC Non-Members: $1. Questions? Contact Joan or Lisa.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712)
Lisa Fleischman (617-244-5747; before 9pm)
Joan Entwistle (978-549-4864)

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series B

Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 11, 2017 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: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Matthew Selby callmeselby@mac.com

Beginning Whitewater Kayak Instruction: Series A

Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, May 21, 2017 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 18(eve) and May 20-21 (weekend).

Trip details

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

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

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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

Trip details

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)

Kids Intro to Fishing Trip, Medfield, MA

Sunday, May 7, 2017 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Our Fifth 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. Trip limited to 10 kids plus parent(s). Meet at Rocky Woods in Medfield, MA by 8am Sunday May 7th. We have access to a number of ponds and you don't need a fishing license. AMC Family Outings supplies rods/bait/hooks. There is an entry fee if you are not a member of the Trustees of the Reservations.There is also a fee of $5 per child to cover bait/line etc payable on site.

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

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