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Leadership Training

Pertaining in some way to developing skills for leading chapter trips and becoming an approved leader.

Berkshire/Worcester Chapters Leadership 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 and management, weather emergencies, incident/accident scene control, leader awareness, and decision-making. Fee of $40 includes 2-day training and materials. Overnight lodging available for $20/night. Advance payment requested. Existing leaders attend at no charge.

Leader Training, Reimbursements and Scholarships

AMC Berkshire Chapter wants to encourage leaders, so we are offering the basic training and WFA free of charge, and heavy discounts on advanced training - see details below. The next basic Leadership Training will be October 2014. Stay tuned for details.

September 22, 2013
Training & Education Subsidy & Scholarship Guidelines

Become A Trip Leader

We do have some requirements trip leaders must fulfill (PDF), in order to make sure that leaders are qualified and prepared for possible problems. 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.


Below are some of the forms frequently used by leaders.

The Member and Nonmember Volunteer Release Forms are now hosted on to ensure that the latest form is always used. Leaders have the option of using either form. You can download them here:

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