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AMC COVID-19 Update: March 24, 2020

 

Effective March 24, 2020, AMC has issued the following guidance to its members and the general public:

BE OUTDOORS in the time of COVID-19: close to home, with our collective health and wellbeing as the highest priority.

CANCELED: 50th Earth Year Kick-off Event with Naturalist and Radio Host Laurie Sanders

Effective 3/12/2020, "A Call to Action and Celebration of Biodiversity" is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please stay safe and follow all guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 6:00pm

CANCELED: WILDERNESS FIRST AID TRAINING

Effective 3/12/2020 the WFA training course is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please stay safe and follow all guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Date: 
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 8:00am to Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 4:00pm

CANCELED: BERKSHIRE/WORCESTER CHAPTER LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Effective 3/12/2020 the Berkshire Chapter Leadership training course is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please stay safe and follow all guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 4:00pm

AMC’S 144TH ANNUAL SUMMIT

AMC’s Annual Summit celebrates the people who make AMC’s mission real everyday–our dedicated volunteers! Whether you’re a lifelong member or a newcomer interested in discovering all AMC has to offer, Annual Summit is for you!

Location: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Cost:  Early Bird Special - By 12/31 $40, $50 after 

Date: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 8:30am

Lessons Learned from a Hiking Incident

We recently received a hiking incident report from a leader in the New York-New Jersey Chapter of the AMC. The report describes an injury that occurred on a recent hike, what happened after that injury, and the essential equipment that the hike leaders and hikers did and did not have to help them through the subsequent hours spent on the trail awaiting a rescue. Below we include the original report (names have been elided). Following the report, we offer comments including a list of 10 essentials that each hiker should carry on every hike.

Leave No Trace Workshop at Stanley Park, Westfield MA

Do you enjoy the outdoors and want to learn more about how to protect the outdoor places you love? Join us for a Leave No Trace Workshop, led by the Appalachian Mountain Club, focusing on fostering stewardship through our own practices in the outdoors. We will spend an hour hiking on the beautiful trails in Stanley Park, periodically stopping along the way to discuss the 7 principals of Leave No Trace. This is an interactive course, with users encouraged to bring fresh perspectives and questions for conversation surrounding sustainable habits in the outdoors.

Date: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 12:00pm

Trip Leader Resource: Using MeetUp to Advertise Your Trips

This page explains why and how approved AMC trip leaders may use MeetUp to advertise their trips.

Requirements & Guidelines

This page enumerates variouis requirements and guidelines for AMC trips and volunteer trip leaders.

Become A Trip Leader

We encourage chapter members to consider becoming qualified volunteer trip leaders.

Each activity committee sets its own activity-specific leadership training requirements. This is to make sure that leaders are qualified and prepared for possible problems that are unique to the activity. For example, bicycling trip leaders need to know how to deal with mechanical issues that may occur on the road, climbing leaders need to understand rope handling, paddling leaders need to know how to deal with various river conditions. These requirements are pretty flexible and reasonable, however. We'll do a lot to help you meet them and get any training you might need or want.

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