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Trip Leaders

Of especial interest to those who lead, or are interested in leading, chapter trips.

PHOTO CONTEST - #BeOutdoorsOnline Heart Challenge

Send in your photos to connect and share with other families who could use a little love in these crazy times.

Winners will be selected from most original and best Earth Day-themed hearts.

WHAT TO DO: Take photos of hearts you see in your backyard, or on your local neighborhood walks.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (All day) to Friday, May 15, 2020 (All day)

FACILITY AND PROGRAM CLOSURES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

On March 16, 2020, the Appalachian Mountain Club announced facility and program closures.

Please visit this page for details.

Please stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email chair@amcberkshire.org.

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

18th Annual AT Volunteer Gathering

Join us for our Annual AT Volunteer Gathering!

If you already volunteer or are interested in volunteering with the Massachusetts Appalachian Trail Maintainers come over and meet with all of our volunteers. We will recap what we have done this past year, future plans, gear swap, as well as breakout sessions!

The gathering will be on February 1st, 2020 9 AM- 2 PM at the Taconic High School 96 Valentine Rd, Pittsfield, MA

RSVP at at@amcberkshire.org by January 27th.

We hope to see you there!

Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

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

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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