Activities for AMC Boston Family Outings

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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)

Mount Watatic Family Fall Foliage Hike, Ashburnham, MA

Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Please join us Sunday afternoon October 22nd for a short but rewarding fall foliage hike on Mount Watatic. We will take the Wapack Trail (1000' elevation gain) to the summit at a moderate and comfortable pace. From the summit we will take the gentler Nutting Hill trail to complete our loop back to the parking lot. Mount Watatic features a bald summit with views of Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire and Mount Wachusett in MA. On a clear day you can see Boston to the east and Mount Greylock to the west. Distance approximately 3 miles. We will meet at the trailhead for check in.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com
Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com
Kate Atanasova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com
Registrar: 
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com

Family Walk to The Salem Witches Caves, Ashland, MA

Sunday, October 29, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Join Boston Family Outings and Outdoors RX from 10-11:30 AM to visit the caves where Sarah Clayes and others escaped prosecution as Salem witches. This short relatively gentle 1.5 mile walk is on what was the plantation of former governor Thomas Danforth. Sarah Clayes was one of the five women who lived in one of these caves for the winter of 1692, until the hysteria over witches passed. The accused and their families were a significant portion of the initial population of Framingham. Bring your witches broom along with sun screen and please wear sturdy shoes. Walk cancels for rain.

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Christopher Stix stixc2001@yahoo.com (781-894-2924; before 8 PM)

Chris has an environmental studies degree from the University of Wisconsin. He leads Outdoorsrx trips for families in the Western suburbs of Boston. He also leads nature awareness trips, called Appreciating Nature. In 2014, Chris offered trained volunteer and crew naturalists in how to run nature awareness programs for families. He loves to hike and bike.

WILDERNESS FIRST AID TRAINING AND/OR RECERTIFICATION, CONCORD, MA

Saturday, November 4, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training helps 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 introduces 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 challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.

Trip details

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

Family Harold Parker State Forest Hike, Light Supper, and Trip Planning Meeting , Andover, MA

Sunday, November 5, 2017
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

A fun late fall afternoon hike at Harold Parker State Forest in Andover, MA half hour north of Boston after which we'll go to a nearby leader home for a light supper (provided by the committee; you bring potluck appetizers and beverages) and our trip planning meeting from 5 - 6 pm.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Meetings
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243)
Registrar: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243)

2nd Annual Boston Family Outings Cardigan Veterans Day Weekend, Alexandria, NH

Friday, November 10, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Bring your family for a late fall weekend where we will hike, walk, play, and enjoy the outdoors at Cardigan Lodge and Cardigan Mountain in Alexandria, NH! Kids of all ages as well as AMC members and non-members are welcome. We will offer multiple hikes, walks, and activities to accommodate a variety of ages and abilities. Cardigan Mountain is a moderate hike of 5 miles roundtrip and 1750 ft elevation gain to a bald summit with beautiful views and a fire tower at the top.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski jensandsteves@gmail.com (617-558-7779)
Howard Loree howard.loree@alum.mit.edu
Lisa Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com (857-237-7869)
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Schroeder, Margaret margaret.schroeder@gmail.com (617-905-0452)
Brian Witcov
Registrar: 
Jen Sulewski jensandsteves@gmail.com (617-558-7779)

Family Walk at Noanet Woodlands, Dover, MA

Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

We will walk the popular Caryl Trail to an old mill site. Along the way, we will use magnifying glasses to see what lives under fallen logs and along the forest floor. We may also see some bird life including northern orioles and hawks. The walk is appropriate for all ages. From the high point of the trip we will have a view of the Boston skyline on a clear day. Please bring water, sun screen and insect repellent.

Trip details

Activity: 
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Christopher Stix stixc2001@yahoo.com (781-894-2924; before 8 PM)

Chris has an environmental studies degree from the University of Wisconsin. He leads Outdoorsrx trips for families in the Western suburbs of Boston. He also leads nature awareness trips, called Appreciating Nature. In 2014, Chris offered trained volunteer and crew naturalists in how to run nature awareness programs for families. He loves to hike and bike.

One-Day Leader Training Program, Mattapan, MA

Sunday, November 19, 2017
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

This one-day program is for AMC members interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities with the Family Outings, Forty Plus, INTRO, Local Walks, Mtns & Music, Ski, and Young Members committees. Participation prepares you to co-lead non-backcountry trips and activities. (To co-lead backcountry trips or trips with other activity committees, see the longer leadership training program that involves two weeknights and a weekend).

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Leadership Training
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Conlin

Family Cook Conservation Area Guided Hike, Lancaster, MA

Sunday, November 19, 2017
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join Lancaster Recreation Chair Johnna Doyle Sunday November 19th at 10 am for a guided tour of Cook Conservation area. Discover our local history through stories of days gone by. Imagine 1642. The Nashaway Algonquin Indians invite you to settle here along the Nashua …... Options for a shorter hike (~ 1 hour) or longer relatively easy 5.5 mile hike much of which is along the Nashua River (~ 3 hours). We will stop for pictures and to enjoy the scenery.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net

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: 
Johnna Doyle
Silvia Dubinsky silvia_zaharinova@yahoo.com (617-283-2440)
Registrar: 
Silvia Dubinsky silvia_zaharinova@yahoo.com (617-283-2440)

Family Cook Conservation Area Guided Hike, Lancaster, MA

Sunday, November 19, 2017
10:00 AM to 12:45 PM

Join Lancaster Recreation Chair Johnna Doyle Sunday November 19th at 10 am for a guided tour of Cook Conservation area. Discover our local history through stories of days gone by. Imagine 1642. The Nashaway Algonquin Indians invite you to settle here along the Nashua …... Options for a shorter hike (~ 1 hour) or longer relatively easy 5.5 mile hike much of which is along the Nashua River (~ 3 hours). We will stop for pictures and to enjoy the scenery. Bring water and snacks and/or lunch.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Walks
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.

Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com (267-240-2849)
Coleader: 
Johnna Doyle
Registrar: 
Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com (267-240-2849)

Family Thanksgiving Weekend Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH

Friday, November 24, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Join other families for a weekend in beautiful Crawford Notch, NH! AMC Boston Family Outings has reserved the Shapleigh Bunkhouse (next to the Highland Center) for Friday and Saturday nights after Thanksgiving. Great hiking, socializing, and fun with the family. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs! Hikes will be designed to fit the ages and interests of the kids including a hike up Mt. Willard (3.2 miles RT) with gorgeous views down into Crawford Notch ….a classic "big bang for your buck" hike.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
David Beck davidbeckrph@comcast.net (508-361-0508)
Brian Witkov user369128@aol.com (978-807-4901)
Joan Entwistle joan.entwistle@gmail.com (978-549-4864)
Registrar: 
David Beck (508-361-0508)

Family Thanksgiving Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Saturday, November 25, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Thanksgiving Weekend overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, a two mile hike (1450' elevation gain) from Cardigan Lodge and under half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3155'). High Cabin was built in 1931 and renovated in 2004 with new bunk beds, roof, woodstove and Clivus composting toilet. Trip best for kids 6 years and older. Cost of $50 for adults and $40 for kids includes dinner and breakfast.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243)
Registrar: 
Denise Bourher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-202-5606)

Wilderness First Aid Training and/or Recertification, Concord, MA

Saturday, December 2, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, December 3, 2017 12:00 AM

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training helps 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 introduces 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 challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.

Trip details

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

Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training and/or Recertification, Concord, MA

Saturday, December 2, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, December 3, 2017 12:00 AM

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training helps 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 introduces 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
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)

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

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 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)

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 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)

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
Registrar: 
Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com

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 - 12. 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)