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Of especial interest to families or participants with children.

WILDERNESS FIRST AID TRAINING

Learn how to manage an emergency in the backcountry from SOLO and their instructors. This two day course covers standard emergency situations and the care of the sick and injured in a wilderness setting. The emphasis is on patient assessment, care and evacuation. The fee covers course instruction and material: $130 for AMC Members and $165 for non AMC members. CPR is available Saturday evening for an additional $40 fee. Camping is also available Saturday night at a fee of $20. Space is limited and preference is given to active Berkshire Chapter leaders.

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

BERKSHIRE/WORCESTER CHAPTER 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/management, weather emergencies, incident/accident scene management, leader awareness, diversity/equity/inclusion and decision-making.

LEARN MORE HERE: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/117916

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

Berkshire Appalachian Trail Newsletter- December 2019

Our Americorps team working on the trail

In this issue we discuss:

  • Americorps members working on the Appalachian Trail
  • New England Regional Partnership Committee
  • A Survey to assess accessibility and content of this newsletter
  • Upcoming Events

Follow the link to see this months newsletter

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

ANNUAL FAMILY ROCK WALL AND PIZZA PARTY EVENT

Join the Berkshire Family and Mountaineering combined program in a 2-hour belayer supported climb or bouldering with gear included. At the end of the event, pizza will be provided. Both parents/guardians and children ages 5 and up are welcome to attend. An AMC membership is not necessary. Please contact the leader for waiver requirements and any food allergies. Cost is typically $18 with your own belayer. Family programs is charging $10 cash pp ($15 credit card on the day of the event) and the pizza for all participants.

Date: 
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

3rd Annual Outdoor Festival a Big Success!

Jan Alicia Nettler receives AMC Volunteer Award

The Berkshire Chapter's annual Outdoor Festival at Noble View on Saturday, September 15, was a great success, with more than 150 attending.

Highlights of the event included:

The World is our Classroom: An Afternoon with Author Cindy Ross

Cindy’s story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas. This Canada-Mexico trek illustrated to Cindy and her husband what experiential education can do. Inspired by the experience, they went on to create a new way of supplementing their children’s education, focusing on two arenas for learning: the natural world and travel.

Date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

BERKSHIRE FAMILIES INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING DAY

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Location

Central Rock Gym, 165 Russell St., (Rte. 9) Hadley, MA., 01035,
Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley,
MA

Registration

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

Heather Wyman 
413-454-8424 
Squareroot123@gmail.com 

Date: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 2:00pm

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