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3rd Annual Outdoor Festival

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Join chapter members of all ages for a celebration of all things outdoors: guided hikes, nature walks, camping skills workshops, music throughout the day, child-friendly activities, and a climbing wall! This free event includes a BBQ lunch and will be held at Noble View, an amazing and popular 358-acre facility that has been connected to our chapter since 1930.

Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00am

Young Members (20s/30s) Leadership Training Weekend

Take the first step to becoming an outdoor trip leader for your local AMC Chapter! Brush up on your outdoor leadership skills and connect with other outdoor enthusiasts in their 20s & 30s. Topics of the training course will include group dynamics, leaders' responsibilities, trip planning/management, weather emergencies, incident/accident scene management, and decision-making. Register by September 7th. Click here to learn more.

Date: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:00pm to Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 3:00pm

BERKSHIRE/WORCESTER CHAPTER TRAINING

Date and Time

Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:00AM - Sunday, April 29, 2018 6:00PM

Location

128 Norwich Lake, Huntington,
Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.

Deb Herlihy 
508-380-1193 
(best time to call: Before 9PM) 
leadership@amcworcester.org 

Date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Young Members (20s/30s) Leadership Training Weekend

Whether or not you have much experience yet with AMC, we’d like to invite you to the upcoming Young Members (20s/30s) Leadership Training Weekend at Cardigan Lodge in New Hampshire. Hosted by AMC staff and experienced volunteers, you’ll spend the weekend with other Young Members across AMC, from Maine to Virginia. “Classroom” time is spent at the hall and on the trail, and during evening socials you can sit with the group by the fire with a guitar or find an Adirondack chair with a view.

Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 3:00pm

Young Members (20s/30s)

young members

AMC’s Berkshire Chapter of Western Mass invites people in their 20s & 30s as well as the young-at-heart to attend our Young Members (20s & 30s) activities.

Volunteer on the Appalachian Trail

Volunteering on the AT

The A.T. Committee 2016 Work Schedule is now live at https://tinyurl.com/AT-Projects-2016. Check it out and consider giving us a day or two this summer. We've got projects ranging from rare plants to rebuilding the front porch of Upper Goose Pond Cabin, and you can choose to spend a whole or a half-day caring for the this world famous trail. Best to contact the listed leader for last minute info. Questions to at@amcberkshire.org

WINTER HIKING WORKSHOP

WINTER HIKING WORKSHOP

Expand your hiking skills and learn to love winter. Workshop will provide information on hike preparation, proper gear, hydration, nutrition, and how to stay warm for winter hiking in Western Mass. Workshop will be followed by a series of progressive winter hikes.

November 02, 2015 6:30PM - 9:00PM (Mon)
November 2, 2015 6:30-9:00 PM
Northampton Unitarian Society, Social Room
220 Main Street, Northampton, MA

Tom Wessels to Speak at Annual Meeting

Photo of Tom Wessels

On Saturday, November 7, at 5:30pm, the Berkshire Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club will hold it’s annual dinner meeting at the Summit View House in Holyoke.

We are excited to announce that the speaker will be Tom Wessels, ecologist, educator and author. His books include: Reading the Forested Landscape, The Granite Landscape, Untamed Vermont, The Myth of Progress: Toward a Sustainable Future, and Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to reading the Forested Landscape. His focus will be on Reading the Forested Landscape. His books will be available for purchase and signing.

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