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Young Members (20s/30s)

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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.

We offer hikes throughout Western Mass, and usually follow these with an option to stop at a nearby restaurant, bar, brewery, winery, creamery, marketplace for picnic food, swimming hole, or community event.

If you’d like to receive emails about our activities (just sent a few times throughout the year), please contact: YoungMembers@AMCBerkshire.org

To see a list of our upcoming trips, click here.

Have you ever thought about becoming an AMC leader so you can share your favorite outdoor places with others? We’d love to have you join our team! In addition to hikes, we would like to offer other outdoor activities in the future such as cross-country skiing, bicycling, paddling, mountaineering, volunteer activities, and others. Let us know what you’re interested in leading and we can help you make it happen! Just send an email to the above address, and thanks.

Page Steward: youngmembers@amcberkshire.org

Young Members

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

YOUNG MEMBERS (20S/30S) SOCIAL AT THE TUNNEL BAR

Current and prospective members are all invited to join us at The Tunnel Bar. This is a chance to socialize, learn a little more about our chapter's Young Members (20s/30s), and make plans for the year ahead. Bring your ideas, and we'll create a calendar of events together. For more information on the venue, visit www.thetunnelbar.com. Registration is not required for this activity.

Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

BERKSHIRE/WORCESTER CHAPTER LEADER 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, and decision-making.

Location: Nature's Classroom, 73 Pumpkin Lane, Charlton MA

Cost: Adult: $60 member / $65 non-member; Youth: $60 member / $65 non-member. Cost includes all training materials, course instructions, meals and overnight accommodations.

Date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00am to Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Young Members Inter-Chapter Hike on the New England Trail

High point vista on the NET

With half of the autumn leaves still on the trees and the other half covering our path ahead, we all gathered by our cars. Some of us put on our gloves, and some of us wished that we had brought gloves; the cold fall weather came quickly. We exchanged names (and repeated them a few times for memory), reviewed our plan for the day, and then we began our hike.

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:

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