Family Camping & Paddling Weekend, Barton Cove, Gill, MA

Trip dates: Friday, July 20, 2018 4:00 PM to Sunday, July 22, 2018 11:00 AM

Come join us for a Multi-Chapter/Multi-Committee weekend Family Camping & Paddling @ Barton Cove, Gill, MA. Learn paddling & camping techniques. We will have lots of camping fun, and lots of paddling time! Overnight camping & outdoor cooking at it's best with S'More's galore at an evening campfire. Participate in a local hike, or maybe a night hike and star gazing.

You get to camp in your own tent at our group site with water views, and share in communal meal prep and camp chores throughout the weekend with like minded families.

Learn paddling techniques with trained AMC Paddling Leaders; camping & hiking skills with trained Family Program Leaders.

Recommended for children ages 8+ for independent paddling, but younger kids are welcome as well. No paddling experience necessary. Watercraft rentals are available, or bring your own!

Fee: $40/Adults, $30/Kids. Includes campsite & meals. Watercraft fee/rental separate and NOT included/covered by trip fee.

For more information contact Dee Dice @ 508-566-9565, or email: familyprograms@amcberkshire.org.

Testimonials

  • "My family and I had such a great time. Your Leaders were very knowledgeable and made us feel comfortable with learning how to kayak. We really enjoyed the meals, too. We're looking forward to doing this again next year!"
  • "I saw a Bald Eagle in a nest on the Island. That was really cool."
  • "After I got use to paddling, I wasn't scared anymore."
  • "The night hike was awesome!"
Directions:

Barton Cove, 82 French King Hwy., Gill, MA 01354. CHECK-IN at the Campground Office and Paddlesport Center located near State Boat Ramp. From Springfield Area: I-91 North toward Greenfield, Exit 27 onto Rte 2 East. 3.6 miles, destination is on your righ

Trip details

Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Margo CHapski familyprograms@amcberkshire.org
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 and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Coleader: 
Dee Dice familyprograms@amcberkshire.org (508-566-9565)
Ingrid Molnar
Trip location: 
Barton Cove, 82 French King Hwy., Gill, MA 01354
Keywords: 
Families, Family, camping, paddling, CT River, Barton Cove, AMC, canoeing
Status: 
Open
AMC Destination: 
Noble View Outdoor Center
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
Easy

Audiences

Families
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes
Registrar: 
Dee Dice familyprograms@amcberkshire.org (508-566-9565; Tuesday or Wednesday, 7-9 PM)

Fees

$40.00
$40.00
$30.00
$30.00
$30.00
$30.00
Fee includes: 
2 nights of tent camping on Group Site; 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners Boat rental NOT included. Rental fee from Paddlesports: $42.50 including tax, paddles and PFD's/day (9AM- 6PM) or, $25/ 2 hours. First come first serve basis for rentals.

Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
Yes
Conservation: 
No
New members: 
Yes
Advance notice: 
Yes
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2018-01-29 23:09:42.0
Last updated: 
2018-01-30 00:27:00.393