20s/30s Committee

Welcome to the 20s/30s Committee of the Western MA Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club! If you're in your twenties or thirties, or simply young at heart, we warmly invite you to join our dynamic community of outdoor enthusiasts. Our activities for young members are designed to foster connections through shared outdoor experiences.

What We Offer

Outdoor Adventures: Explore local hikes in the Connecticut River Valley or Berkshire Mountains, paddle along the Deerfield River, or embark on weekend backpacking trips in the White Mountains. Our activities cater to a variety of interests and skill levels. We often complement our activities with a visit to a nearby restaurant, brewery, creamery, marketplace, or community event.
Social and Educational Events: It's not just about the adventure; it's about the people you meet along the way. Join us at our social gatherings, workshops, and volunteer activities to connect with like-minded individuals, learn new skills, and contribute to conservation efforts.
Leadership Opportunities: Have you ever wanted to lead an outdoor adventure? We're always looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team of volunteer leaders. Gain valuable leadership skills, share your passion for the outdoors, and inspire others to explore and protect our natural world.

How to Get Involved

Join Our Events: Check out our calendar below for a list of upcoming activities specifically targeted for 20s/30s/Young-at-Heart in Western MA. You can also find these, and many more, by searching our Activities Database.
Subscribe: Want to get notified of upcoming events? Subscribe to our mailing list and you'll receive occasional (no more than monthly) emails with upcoming opportunities.
Become a Member: You do not have to join AMC to participate in our trips – but we always welcome it!
Contact Us: Have questions, ideas, or just want to say hello? Reach out to us. We're always excited to welcome new members and hear from our community.
So what are you waiting for? Come join us and let the adventures begin!

Upcoming Activities

Click or tap on the Register links to learn more and/or register for activities.

20s/30s Evening Paddle

Location: Holyoke, MA
Date: 12‑Jun‑2024
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Join the 20s & 30s Committee on a paddling trip from Holyoke Rows on the Connecticut River. The Connecticut River in Holyoke is scenic flatwater with moving current. This is a weekday evening trip with moderately-priced kayak rentals available, or you may bring your own boat. We will be on the water from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, but try to arrive by 4:30 to select a rental boat, paddle, and PFD, or unload your own boat. After the paddle, depending on interest, we may gather at a nearby spot for food and/or drink.
Minimal boating experience required, and basic instruction provided as needed. All participants are required to wear a PFD, securely fastened, at all times while on the water, and to stay with the group.
Wear quick-drying clothing appropriate to the weather and shoes that can get wet. Bring a water bottle, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, and have a towel and spare clothes with you just in case.

Activity Schedule

All activities are subject to cancellation due to poor weather conditions. Check activities on for up-to-the-minute additions not yet shown here. Not all activities may be posted yet.
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