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Berkshire Backpacking Workshop

Thinking about being outdoors more now that winter is almost over? Remembering the warm sun on your skin, the fresh smell of new leaves and a soft breeze caressing your brow? Add a friendly campfire, crickets chirping, and stars twinkling through the trees. How about taking a backpacking trip this year?

Berkshire Backpacking Workshop
Noble View Outdoor Center (Russell, MA)
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 9:00am

Wilderness First Aid / First Responder Training

AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center is hosting several two-day Wilderness First Aid courses, as well as a more in-depth 9-day Wilderness First Responder training.

Wilderness First Aid Training:
Sat-Sun, May 7-8, 2016
Sat-Sun, May 21-22, 2016

Upcoming Mountaineering Events - Something for All Skill Levels

Whether you’re a complete beginner or are looking to advance your skills, AMC Berkshire’s Mountaineering group have something to suit your needs. Take a look at the upcoming events and find the one for your skill level.

Young Members Social at Fort Hill Brewery, Mar 10

Attention 20- and 30-somethings, the AMC Berkshire Chapter invites you to get involved in our Young Members group. This group promotes a variety of activities geared toward the interests of young outdoor enthusiasts. Our next social gathering will be a happy hour (technically a happy three hours) at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton.

At the event, we’ll facilitate a short discussion of the possibilities for this group, but it’s mostly just a chance to meet each other and have a fun evening out.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

AMC Amherst Office Open House, Mar 11

Did you know that the AMC has an office in Amherst? Did you also know that the AMC, and the Berkshire Chapter, are principal stewards of the New England National Scenic Trail? In fact, we were key actors in getting the trail designated as a National Scenic Trail. Come along to the Amherst Office open house to learn more about this and other conservation projects in our own back yard, including the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail, and research on high alpine plants in the White Mountains.

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Family Programs Meeting in Westfield, Feb 24

If you're interested in family activities, you're invited to our next Family Programs meeting. We will be discussing possibilities and asking for input on future family programming, from short weekend hikes to camping trips and everything in-between. The Family Programs committee exists to meet the needs of our family members, and it is your input that will determine the types of exciting kid-friendly adventures we arrange.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Family Program Central Rock Gym Jan 2016

Berkshire/Worcester Chapter Leader Training

Whether you'd like to become a Chapter leader, or just want to improve your outdoor skills, you're invited to attend. Training emphasizes group dynamics, leaders' responsibilities, trip planning/management, weather emergencies, incident/accident scene management, leader awareness, and decision-making.

Registration is required. For more information see the listing in Activities.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

Berkshire Bash News

Jon Hanauer, Appie of the Year
Presentation by Sabine Prather and Jan Alicia Nettler

Appie of the Year Award, New Chairperson, Great Speaker

At this year’s Bash, our Annual Meeting, we elected new officers, gave out the Appie of the Year Award for Outstanding Achievement from a Volunteer, and heard Tom Wessels give a captivating talk.

Family Winter Weekend at Noble View Feb 5-7

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 1 ½ hours west of Boston at Noble View Outdoor Center. Enjoy a weekend of hiking, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmen and snow angels, good food and good fun! Accommodations are comfortable/cozy and well heated with wood stoves, but rustic. 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.

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 3:00pm to Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 1:00pm


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