Your Connection To the Outdoors

Paddling

Pertaining in some way to paddling/boating/floating.

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Tales from the Trail

Live Stream Season 2, Episode 4: Tales from the Trail: Explore the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail

What’s the best way to travel from the US/Canada border to the ocean? By boat of course! The Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail (CRPT) is a series of campsites and river access points spanning 400+ miles of the Connecticut River through NH, VT, MA and CT. Traveling along the Connecticut River offers endless exploration, adventure, and a way to “get away from it all.”

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. 

Paddling 101: How To Pick a Boat

Paddling 101: How To Pick A Boat

By: Leah Brodsky, Social Media Editor

Paddling is a fun and exciting activity. You want to be out on the water more. But how do you pick the right boat for you? This how-to article focuses on the selection of a boat and the different factors that go into the decision-making, including: location, materials, and size. In the last section of this article, there is a list of a few different boat options with their specifics.

Location

The most important factor of picking a boat is where you will be boating.

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.

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