Activities for AMC Boston Family Outings

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Pack Monadnock Family Hike, Peterborough, NH

Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This hike will take us to the top of Mt. Pack Monadnock (2,288 ft.). We plan to take Wapack trail, 1.4 mi, up the mountain, and Marion Davis Trail, 1.4 mi, down (or the road, conditions - dependent). The trail may be covered with snow and possibly, ice. We will use light traction (microspikes) if necessary. We have some available, but participants are encouraged to use their own. The route is total of ~ 1000 ft of elevation gain. We will go at moderate pace, for ~ 3-3.5 h. The views of Mt. Monadnock and the valley are great.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net (617-694-1060)
Joan Entwistle joan.entwistle@gmail.com (978-549-4864)
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, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

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

New Years Family Ski Weekend, Vermont

Friday, December 29, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, January 1, 2018 12:00 AM

Ring in the New Year with Family Outings! Join us for our annual New Years trip at a beautiful Ski House in Burke, Vermont minutes from downhill and cross-country skiing. This is a weekend of winter fun: skiing (xc & downhill), sledding, good food, good company and more! Cost $180/person Includes lodging for 3 nights, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, (appetizers available the first night). Please register at: http://tinyurl.com/NewYearsinVT018. For questions, please email tonaomirose@gmail.com.

Trip details

Activity: 
Ice Skating
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Naomi Ribner tonaomirose@gmail.com

Family Hike/Snowshoe a Volcano at Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham, NH

Saturday, December 30, 2017 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

FAMILIES HIKE/SNOWSHOE A VOLCANO = PAWTUCKAWAY STATE PARK, NOTTINGHAM, NH

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Micheal Wainer wainer18@hotmail.com (617-549-2731; After 5 PM)

Avid adult life hiker, enjoys all seasons hiking, snowshoe, cross country skiing, recently discovered priceless adventures through AMC Adventure Travel.

Joan Entwistle joan.entwistle@gmail.com
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, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Registrar: 
Michael Wainer wainer18@hotmail.com (781-438-5680; After 5 M)

Franklin Park New Year's Day Hike With The Family, Boston, MA

Monday, January 1, 2018 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Franklin Park New Year's Day hike in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston. Meet 11 am. We do this walk/hike yearly and love the openness and history behind Franklin Park. Welcome to the "country park," the largest park and crowning jewel of Frederick Law Olmsted's achievements in Boston. We generally walk the perimeter in about two hours. It can be chilly and windy, but refreshing after a new year's celebration.

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian Witkov animalhc@aol.com

Brian has been a Family Leader for two years and is a Part time lecturer in fitness and health at Salem State University as well as a fitness enthusiast.

Coleader: 
Robin Swift
Zoe Karp

Family Outings 5th Annual New Years Celebration & Equipment Swap

Sunday, January 7, 2018 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Join AMC families for our fifth annual New Year Celebration, lunch, equipment swap/sale, optional snowshoe clinic, walks/hikes/Snowshoes of varying lengths, crafts, and snow play, Welcome in the New Year from noon - 3:30 PM at the Boy Scout Nobscot Scout Reservation in Framingham/Sudbury. We have snowshoes to lend. Event includes the hike up Tippling Rock (views of three states, Boston's towers, and Mt. Monadnock).

FREE. Everyone welcome, members and nonmembers alike and all ages young and small, big and tall.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
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.

Margo CHapski
Denise Boucher
David Beck
Coleader: 
David Powell
Doug Cohen

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Sunday, January 21, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us Sunday evening January 21st from 6 - 8 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6 - 6:30 or 7 pm we discuss committee business and larger events coming up. This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas to brainstorm. Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly. Our meeting and trip planning agenda is more for adults. Registration required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
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, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Registrar: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Family Calumet Junior (kids 8 & under) Winter Weekend in West Ossipee, NH

Friday, February 2, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 4, 2018 12:00 AM

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. This trip is targeted to families with younger children, 8 & under, but kids all ages are welcome AMC members and non-members alike. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, and x-c skiing at our doorstep, and optional DH skiing nearby. Adults relax while kids build snowmen and snow angels and play outdoor basketball and broom ball at the covered pavillion.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Ice Skating
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stacia Biel amcstacia@yahoo.com (617-835-6532)
Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com (508-728-1373)
Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net
Registrar: 
Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com (508-728-1373)

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH

Friday, February 2, 2018 7:00 PM to Sunday, February 4, 2018 12:00 PM

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Valerie Paul valerie.paul@gmail.com (508-561-8097; Before 9pm)

I'm an "alumni leader" for the Family Outings group. I led ski, camping and hiking trips for many years until my son "aged out" but I still love hanging out with kids and sharing my joy in all things outdoorsy with kids and parents alike. I also love to cook for groups and get folks together over the prep table.

Eddy Luttmer

I was the long time chair of the family outings committee and led dozens of trips over the years before my kids "aged out". I love to play outside - especially on XC skis, in a solo whitewater canoe or on my sailboat and I thoroughly enjoy teaching kids (and adults).

Registrar: 
Valerie Paul valerie.paul@gmail.com (508-561-8097; before 9pm)

Family President's Day Calumet Winter Weekend, West Ossipee, NH

Friday, February 16, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 18, 2018 12:00 AM

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, x-c skiing at our doorstep, and optional DH skiing nearby. Adults relax while kids build snowmen and snow angels and play outdoor basketball and broom ball at the covered pavilion. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Saturday evening, there is a campfire w/singing & stories on the beach.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Ice Skating
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
NH
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.

Kremena Dimitrova kyanakieva@gmail.com (857-928-0533)
Daniel Parvanov parvanov@yahoo.com
Coleader: 
Helene Guezennec lnguezenn@hotmail.com
Kate Atanasova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com
Registrar: 
Kremena Dimitrova kyanakieva@gmail.com (857-928-0533)

Presidents Weekend Winter Fun for Families in Vermont

Friday, February 16, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, February 19, 2018 12:00 AM

Winter fun in the heart of the snow belt in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont! Cross country and downhill skiing nearby at Burke and Jay Peak. Other xc options a short drive away. Also Ice skating, sledding, sleigh rides, snow men, etc. Stay at large ski house. Group meals, great company. $180pp for the 3 day weekend, includes 2 dinners, 3 breakfasts and snacks. Leader/Registrar Naomi Ribner tonaomirose@gmail.com

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Naomi Ribner tonaomirose@gmail.com

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Friday, February 16, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 18, 2018 12:00 AM

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center in the Pioneer Valley, about 1-1/2 hours west of Boston. Activities include hiking, snow shoeing, x-c skiing, and family 'snow fun' like sledding or making snow people! The accommodations are rustic, but comfortable and cozy, heated by wood stoves. The twin beds have mattresses, but we bring pillows, sheets, and blankets or sleeping bags. We need to be flexible regarding sleeping arrangements which may be co-ed to keep families together and some kids will be in sleeping bags on the floor.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Hiking
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com (603-891-5726)
Coleader: 
Doris Tenant dtennant@tllawgroup.com
Yerina Mugica yerina_mugica@yahoo.com
Registrar: 
Millie Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com (603-891-5726)

Family Feb. Vacation 3-Day Getaway, Noble View, Russell, MA

Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 25, 2018 12:00 AM

Enjoy winter hiking, snow shoeing & sledding, then warm up next to the wood burning stove with home cooked meals, friendly smiles and other families enjoying snacks, games or crafts. If you have x-c ski's...bring them! Typically, others do, too!

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Margo CHapski familyprograms@amcberkshire.org
Coleader: 
Susan Cournoyer suecour@gmail.com (617-794-8658)
Registrar: 
Margo Chapski familyprograms@amcberkshire.org

Family Skiing in Mad River Valley - Warren, VT

Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 25, 2018 12:00 AM

Join AMC families in Mad River Valley for a fun-filled Vermont ski weekend. Mad River Valley offers two premier downhill ski resorts, several cross country ski areas in addition to opportunities for sledding, ice skating and dining out options. Choose your own snowy adventure each day and spend the evening hanging out with other families at a clean and well-run hostel. Cost $165 pp, includes 3 nights lodging with continental breakfasts, appetizers and snacks, and one dinner. Leader/ Registrar: Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com
Amy Kelliher amycbean@yahoo.com (978-250-3316)
Registrar: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com

Family Ski weekend at Pinestead Lodge in Franconia, NH

Friday, March 9, 2018 7:00 PM to Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:00 PM

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Valerie Paul valerie.paul@gmail.com (508-561-8097; Before 9pm)

I'm an "alumni leader" for the Family Outings group. I led ski, camping and hiking trips for many years until my son "aged out" but I still love hanging out with kids and sharing my joy in all things outdoorsy with kids and parents alike. I also love to cook for groups and get folks together over the prep table.

Eddy Luttmer

I was the long time chair of the family outings committee and led dozens of trips over the years before my kids "aged out". I love to play outside - especially on XC skis, in a solo whitewater canoe or on my sailboat and I thoroughly enjoy teaching kids (and adults).

Registrar: 
Valerie Paul valerie.paul@gmail.com (508-561-8097; Before 9pm)

Family Zealand Falls Hut XC ski in/out Self Service Overnight, NH

Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:00 AM to Sunday, March 18, 2018 4:00 PM

Enjoy the splendor and serenity of Winter in the White Mountains as we ski to the Zealand Falls Hut for a family friendly self service overnight. We will ski at a leisurely pace enjoying good company and varied landscapes. The trail starts under tree cover, then opens up to beaver meadows and marshlands with open views of Mt. Tom.

Trip details

Activity: 
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net (617-694-1060)
Registrar: 
Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net (617-694-1060)

Family Winter Weekend at Sub Sig Cabin, Crawford Notch, NH

Friday, April 6, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, April 8, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a Winter weekend at Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's location in Crawford Notch down the road from AMC Highland Center. This is a half century old hidden jewel … in fact it is called Hart's location and the cabin ( Sub Sig) is rustic yet clean and functional with an outhouse ( yeah) and hauled in water. We will plan a hike/ cross country skiing choice both Saturday and Sunday as well as group breakfasts and a supper prepared by us all on Saturday evening. Trip is recommended for families with kids ages 7+. Group size is limited to 15 lucky souls.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Skiing
Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Sledding
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian Witkov user369128@aol.com (978-807-4901)
Coleader: 
Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net
Registrar: 
Brian Witkov user369128@aol.com (978-807-4901)

Family Friendly Wilderness First Aid Training, Wellesley, MA

Saturday, April 7, 2018 8:15 AM to Sunday, April 8, 2018 4:15 PM

AMC Boston Family Outings is offering Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training to meet the needs of trip leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and people working in locations one hour + from medical care. Classroom lectures are combined with realistic scenarios with mock patients. We supply coffee, lunch, and snacks and invite your children to join us too for kid-friendly activities conducted separately at the same location. Teens age 15+ are also welcome to take the training. Training is limited to 24 participants.

Trip details

Activity: 
First Aid
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Heather DePaola unpackingsolutions@comcast.net (508-479-1467)

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Monday, April 30, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join Family Outings Sunday evening April 30th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6:30 or 7 or 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and larger events coming up. This is followed by general trip planning. Bring your ideas to brainstorm. Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly. Our meeting and trip planning agenda is more for adults. Registration required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
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, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Registrar: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Family-friendly Bicycle Tour of Cape Cod National Seashore

Friday, June 15, 2018 5:00 PM to Sunday, June 17, 2018 3:00 PM

Family-friendly bicycle tour of Cape Cod: bicycle path, farmers' market, salt water taffy, ice cream, bakeries, lighthouses, & many beaches to play at.

We meet Friday evening in Eastham hostel, set in a wooded area with common space, eating area, open play space, & small shared cabins. We spend the weekend visiting many attractions along the Cape Cod Bicycle Trail going out to Orleans farmers' market, Nickerson State Park, Coast Guard beach, Nauset lighthouse, PB Boulangerie bakery, Flax pond, & much more.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Rami Haddad mcccxxv@me.com (857-288-8571)
Meredith DiMola meredithdimola@gmail.com (617-458-1744)
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Meredith DiMola meredithdimola@gmail.com (617-458-1744)

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join Family Outings Sunday evening September 25th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6:30 to 7 or 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and larger events coming up. This is followed by a general trip planning meeting. Bring your ideas to brainstorm. Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly. Our meeting and trip planning agenda is more for adults.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
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, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Registrar: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)