Your Connection To the Outdoors

Social Activity

Anything with an explicitly social aspect: social events, trips with a post-trip meal or get-together, etc.

Join Us for the Annual AMC Fall Festival!

Noble View Outdoor Center
Russell, MA
October 16, 2021
11am to 5pm
Ample parking will be available

It's the time of year in New England when temperatures cool, leaves start to turn wonderful colors and the smell of pumpkin spice permeates coffee shops everywhere. But, nothing says 'fall' like the AMC Fall Festival! Join us for hikes, free food, entertainment and other fun activities starting at 11am on October 16th at the beautiful and scenic Noble View Outdoor Center in Russell, MA. All members and non-members are welcome to attend!

Online Refresher Training for Chapter Activity Leaders

The Western Massachusetts 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. While not a required component for leading during Phase 1 and 2 of the volunteer activities re-launch, overviews of how COVID-19 may apply to each topic are included, where applicable.

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. 

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.