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.
We are continually seeking great AMC members who are interested in giving back to our volunteer run Chapter by leading a trip or activity whether "Singles" and/or "Sociables". If you'd like to contribute back to what you received from other volunteers or just give back for a great cause in putting together and leading your own event or activity contact the Chair. *You must be a current member at the time of the trip to be able to lead. Contact the S&S Chair at singles [at] amc-ny [dot] org.
Requirements vary depending on whether it is an urban social such as a walk in Central Park, dinner in the city, Broadway show, a hike or a multi-day event. The Chair will provide you further details about leadership in AMC and with our committee.
The S&S runs many different kinds of activities. We hike, do trail work, bike, backpack, canoe, etc., and we have dinners, dances and parties. For a good idea of what we do, take a look at our online Singles Schedule, which contains the descriptions of our upcoming events for the next few months. We're sure that you will find several outings or activities that interest you.
You may also join our Yahoo group to view posts and receive announcements on spur of the moment singles and sociables events and activities on the trail, in the city, etc.. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NYOutdoorSingles