The "Singles & Sociables" committee of the New York / North Jersey Chapter offers AMC members and guests spiritual renewal in the exciting outdoors and the great indoors while fostering a social and fun environment. Whether you are single, or in a relationship, all are welcome to our events and activities.. as what we do is social in nature and what we enjoy doing with other like minded enthusiasts.
S&S outings differ from some other Club outings because at S&S events place a greater emphasis on the social aspects of the outing rather than the technical aspects of the activity itself. S&S outings are ideally suited for new members as an introduction to the people and activities of the Chapter and Club.
The name was selected to be a bit more descriptive than "Singles" alone, because the Committee does not view its guests as unattached people, quite the contrary. There are now (3) three sub committees or categories under S&S. These designations include:
1) "Singles" meaning events attracting mostly those who are solo and want to hook up with others who are just looking to connect as a group and not feel like a third wheel or those seeking to meet up with their future significant other on one of many adventures;
2) "Sociables" meaning events that are typically for both singles and those with partners (even married) who just want to have fun in what they are doing together in the group environment and any activity we are leading; and
3) "50+" meaning a group who enjoy day hikes during the less crowded week. Most of the members who have weekdays (usually Mondays) off to join the 50+ for hikes are, you guessed it, 50+ although there are those who are 30 - 50 yo as well on the hikes.
Originally formed as a Singles sub committee of the Walks & Outings Committee in early 1995, the "Singles & Sociables" Committee ("S&S") became a separate and independent committee in 1996.