Training and Education Committee

AMC supports people of all ages and backgrounds in their pursuit of outdoor experiences to reach personal and professional goals. Our accessible and affordable resources, workshops, and trainings, led by a team of experienced staff and volunteers, cater to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in outdoor activities, naturalist and scientific topics, conservation advocacy, trails stewardship, and outdoor leadership.

Outdoor Skills

Learn new outdoor skills or hone your existing expertise. AMC offers a wide range of outdoor skills instruction covering safety and preparedness, water-based and backcountry activities, and camping skills. VIEW OPPORTUNITIES »

Conservation & Trails

Successful protection and advocacy for the outdoors depends on your active participation. Learn how to take action for conservation from the country's oldest conservation and recreation organization. Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership (COLL) can teach you trail maintenance skills, how to communicate with elected leaders, and more. VIEW OPPORTUNITIES »

Leadership Training

Becoming a trained leader prepares you to share your love of the outdoors with others. Whether you're a volunteer, youth agency professional, teacher, summer camp staff, or simply want to equip yourself to lead friends, family, or groups in the outdoors, COLL offers comprehensive leadership courses and training. VIEW OPPORTUNITIES »

Upcoming Activities

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In-Person Leadership Training

Location: Greenfield, MA
Date: 15‑Oct‑2023
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Whether you'd like to become a Chapter leader, or just want to improve your outdoor skills, you're invited to attend. Training includes: Activity planning and management; Screening of potential participants for an Activity; Risk management & leader liability, including AMC's Leadership Requirements & Guidelines; Leadership approaches (formerly styles); People skills including group dynamics, interpersonal communication, and feedback; AMC Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and accident scene management; Leave No Trace & Conservation; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
For those who wish to become a Chapter leader, an additional four-hour outdoor course, scheduled by activity area, will be required. In this second part of the leadership training course participants will engage in role plays and apply the techniques and knowledge learned during part one of the course in an outdoor environment.

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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