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Should the Berkshire Chapter Change its Name?

Western Massachusetts region

We need your feedback now.

We are asking our members to share your thoughts on a potential chapter name change.

Volunteer-led Activities to Resume after June 22nd

Although the COVID 19 pandemic is by no means over, AMC and the Berkshire Chapter are applying careful evidence-based risk management practices to chart a path forward for volunteer-led outdoor activities to resume safely. 

On June 22 we will begin offering volunteer-led activities in small groups employing social distancing measures. Group size will be capped at ten (10) participants including leaders. Activity leaders are receiving training on new trip safety protocols and procedures. 

COVID-19 Resources for Activity Leaders

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is by no means over, AMC and the Berkshire Chapter are applying careful evidence-based risk management practices to chart a path forward for volunteer-led outdoor activities to resume safely.

The resumption of activities will occur in phases. Effective June 22, AMC is in Phase 2 of its reopening plan.

Online Refresher Training for Chapter Activity Leaders

The Berkshire and Worcester Chapter outdoor leadership instructors teamed up to provide a series of refreshers seminars for existing leaders during June and July 2020. These topics are updated with the most recent information from AMC’s Outdoor Learning Institute and the Leadership Requirements and Guidelines.

The Women of Paddling

The Women of Paddling

By: Leah Brodsky, Social Media Editor

The Berkshire chapter is blessed to have many strong female leaders within its volunteer ranks. This year, two of our officers are women (our vice chair and our treasurer), and women lead our Bicycling, Outings, and Paddling committees. In fact, the chapter’s paddling operation has recently been revitalized thanks to the enthusiastic leadership of three amazing women: Mary Therese Durr, Bonna Wieler, and Dee Dice.

Online Refresher Training for Chapter Activity Leaders

As restrictions ease up across Massachusetts, the AMC Berkshire and Worcester Chapters are teaming up to offer a series of online refresher seminars for current activity leaders.

Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday 8 times.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 7:00pm

FACILITY AND PROGRAM CLOSURES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Many weeks now into the COVID-19 pandemic, our situation in the Northeast remains fluid, with states still sorting out their individual plans for easing restrictions on travel and gatherings post-Memorial Day. AMC currently intends to open most properties and programs on July 1, with exceptions noted on this page.

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

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