Camping

Potluck & Slideshow - The Best Unknown Place to Backpack in the World

Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

IMPORTANT: You *MUST* register for the show using the button above. A keycode will be emailed to all registrants the day before the show in order to access the building.

Nasja Mesa...the best unknown place to backpack in the world. Join Cambridge, MA photographer Harvey Halpern as he shows photos from his two latest long backpacks (33 and 24 days in length) on Nasja Mesa in Southern Utah. Harvey will also update you on the legal and political battle to reverse President Trump's illegal evisceration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, both in Utah.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Conservation
Critical Treasure
Hiking
Photography
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Julie LePage

Julie most enjoys leading challenging backpacks as well as fast-paced, full-day ridge traverses into the lesser-traveled corners of NH & ME. She also hosts the AMC Boston Slideshow Series and can be found helping out at the Boston Winter Hiking Program or leading winter hiking trips.

AMC Boston HB 2019 Spring Hiking Program

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:00 AM to Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:00 AM

Tuesdays: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Ever wanted to try hiking or backpacking and didn't know where to get started? Are you rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Do you want to get involved with our organized hikes and meet other hikers? Then the 3-Season Spring Hiking Program (SHP) is for you! This interactive course consists of 5 instructional sessions to introduce the basics of spring, summer and fall day hiking and backpacking in New England.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Casey Ajalat ajalat@gmail.com (781-333-8723)

Casey leads trips year around for the hiking/backpacking committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He is heavily engaged in the H/B leadership and training programs such as Spring/Fall Leadership Training as well as our educational programs in the Spring and Winter Hiking Programs. Like other hikers that hike before sun up and after sun down and do 20+ miles, Casey likes to do the same only keep it under 10 miles :) He's experienced but not a speed daemon

Chris McCarron

YM Labor Day Weekend: CAPE COD BIKE AND BEACH TRIP

Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, September 3, 2018 12:00 AM

Join AMC Young Members (20s-30s) for a Labor Day weekend cycling, hiking, kayaking, and swimming on Cape Cod! Enjoy three days of moderate cycling, car camping, sightseeing, seaside hikes and great company. We will cycle approximately 20 miles a day (with breaks!), with destinations depending on the group's interests. All levels of cycler's are welcome on this trip, and there are bike rental options near the park. Within Nickerson State Park there are opportunities for renting canoes and kayaks and swimming in kettle ponds, along with niceties like bathrooms and showers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Camping
Hiking
Paddling
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Zoe Rath
Julia Doucett
Coleader: 
Katie Weber katie.fitzgerald6@gmail.com
Steve Weber sweber844@gmail.com

Lake Elmore Labor Day Hiking Weekend in VT

Friday, August 31, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, September 3, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a weekend of hiking in Vermont at lovely Lake Elmore. Car camp at state park complete with modern amenities and hot showers, near Stowe, Vermont. The first day we will hike Mt. Mansfield or similar (10-12 miles round trip.); the 2nd day we will do a shorter 7-8 mile hike. Expect rugged and steep terrain. Enjoy a roaring evening campfire, swimming in Lake Elmore, picnic opportunities, and woodsy campsites next to a babbling brook. Limited to 6 experienced hiker campers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jennifer Newland je_newland@yahoo.com
Coleader: 
Dilrukshi Vitharana vitharanad@gmail.com

Lake Elmore Labor Day Hiking Weekend in VT

Friday, August 31, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, September 3, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a weekend of hiking in Vermont at lovely Lake Elmore. We will car camp at state park complete with modern amenities and hot showers, near Stowe, Vermont. The first day we will hike Mt. Mansfield or similar (10-12 mi rdtrp.); the 2nd day we will do a shorter 7-8 mile hike. Expect rugged and steep terrain. Enjoy a roaring evening campfire, swimming in Lake Elmore, picnic opportunities, and woodsy campsites next to a babbling brook. Ltd. to 6 experienced hiker campers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jennifer E Newland je_newland@yahoo.com
Coleader: 
Dilrukshi Vitharana vitharanad@gmail.com

1st Annual Family Connecticut River Munn's Ferry Paddle Overnight, Northfield, MA

Saturday, September 8, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 9, 2018 12:00 AM

Join Family Outings for our first annual Connecticut River Paddle Overnight. We put in at Pauchaug Brook, Northfield, MA Saturday late morning and paddle ~ 5.6 miles down the River to Munn's Ferry where we camp Saturday night. Sunday after breakfast we pack up and get an early start to avoid the wind. We paddle ~ 3.2 miles to an early lunch at Riverview Picnic and Recreation Area and then another 5.3 miles to our take-out at Barton's Cove.

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Paddling
Paddling - Canoeing
Paddling - Flatwater
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco..

Jeffrey Mayes me@jeffreymayes.com (781-248-9419)
Coleader: 
David Elliot AMCPaddle@gmail.com

Family Camping on Cape Cod, Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA

Friday, August 24, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, September 3, 2018 12:00 AM

We will camp at Nickerson State Park, a short walk from the beach at Flax Pond, where there is swimming, non-motorized boating, frog catching, biking and general fun. CHOOSE THE DAYS YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME! Great for kids/teens of all ages. Convenient to the Outer Cape and local attractions, bike trails, and bayside beaches. Informal group activities may include group biking trips, swimming and excursions. Group size is 25-30. Group site for tenting. Breakfast and dinner included. Costs: Adults/Teens $22/night, kids: (ages 3-12) $15/night, 2 and under free.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling
Camping
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Naomi Ribner tonaomirose@gmail.com
Paul Pichetti paul_pick@verizon.net (617-590-6802; 6-9 pm or best to text anytime.)
Lisa Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com (857-237-7869)
Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net (617-549-2812)
Coleader: 
Peter Fraunholtz salida04@yahoo.com
Chandra Leela Velpula cvelpula@yahoo.com

Family Outdoor Cooking Workshop, Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Always wanted to learn to cook outdoors? Become a backcountry chef! Learn new cooking techniques, involve kids in meal planning and preparation, enjoy the food we/you cook, and leave with practical (and fun!) recipes to dazzle on your next adventure. We'll fire up our stoves and dine on our creations. Workshop fee $15 for adults; Kids free. Workshop run by AMC YOP (Youth Opportunities Program). Register with Lindsay Watkins at lwatkins@outdoors.org or 617-391-6637.

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Leadership Training
Social Events
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)
Coleader: 
Lindsay Watkins lwatkins@outdoors.org (617-391-6637)
Registrar: 
Lindsay Watkins lwatkins@outdoors.org (617-391-6637)

YM Acadia National Park Hiking and Camping

Friday, August 17, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:00 AM

Come join our second annual Young Members summer weekend in Acadia National Park! We'll be hiking a variety of trails, some very challenging and rewarding. The hikes we're planning are short but do include some technical portions like ladders, steep ledges, etc., and may be challenging for those with a fear of heights. Join us to watch the sunrise from atop Cadillac Mountain and enjoy the beautiful ocean views! There may be some beach time and/or a brewery tour, too. Limited to 12 participants.

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Leah Salloway
Shannon MacKenzie

Shannon is a 3-season leader with Young Members. She's happy to lead hikes, backpacks, and nordic ski trips in the whites or locally. She'll also recite a poem if you request it.

Coleader: 
Zoe Karp zoe.karp@gmail.com

Young Member's Summer Camp Weekend - Hiking at AMC's Cold River Camp

Friday, June 8, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 10, 2018 12:00 AM

Join AMC Boston Young Members as we kick off the Summer with a weekend of outdoor fun at AMC's Cold River Camp in North Chatham, NH. In true Summer Camp style, a variety of hiking and other activities will be offered each day as we explore the Evans Notch region of the White Mountains. At least 3 hiking options provided each day.

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Shannon MacKenzie

Shannon is a 3-season leader with Young Members. She's happy to lead hikes, backpacks, and nordic ski trips in the whites or locally. She'll also recite a poem if you request it.

Brian H Spencer
Maurice Boueri
Elizabeth Mason
Coleader: 
Deb Conrady / Karyn Benson
Chaoran Xie / Mohammad Ahmad

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