This program is for AMC members who are interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities. Participation in the program qualifies you to co-lead trips and activities for Hiking/Backpacking, Bike, Ski, Young Members, Forty Plus, Family Outings, Paddling and other Boston committees. The program consists of lectures, small group exercises and role-play scenarios spread over two evening sessions and one-weekend session, with a follow-on session to organize actual trips. Topics include trip planning and trip organization, safety, leadership styles, and group dynamics. The program emphasizes experiential learning and decision making skills. Open to all AMC members with preference given to active AMC trip participants.
The two evening sessions are held Tuesday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 22 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at AMC Headquarters in Charlestown, MA. The weekend session is held November 1 - 3 (beginning 7 pm on Friday and ending by 4 pm on Sunday) at Camp Lyndon, Sandwich, MA. You must attend all of these sessions to complete the program. The optional (but highly encouraged) follow-on session to organize trips will be held Tuesday, November 5 at a Boston-area location to be announced.
Jon finished climbing the New England Hundred Highest in 2010 just before heading to the Southwest for a few years. He's thrilled to be back running, hiking, and biking in New England (although he enjoyed his Southwest adventures, including the Pikes Peak Marathon and a Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim). He loves discovering new ways to grow in the outdoors and helping others in that discovery.