Leadership training opportunities through the AMC include Local Outdoor Leadership & Training and Mountain Leadership School.
Local Outdoor Leadership & Training
Interested in leading your own groups outdoors? Volunteers lead a wide variety of trips and activities… paddling, hiking, biking, climbing, conservation, education, young members, major excursions, and many more! Annual training is offered to trip leaders and there is a significant discount to obtain the 16-hour Wilderness First Aid certification.
AMC activity committees qualify leaders based on apprenticeship with an experienced leader, training, and demonstrated skills. The requirements to become a leader vary between activities and chapters. Contact the Activities Executive at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the steps required to become a leader or click here.
Trip Leader Training:
NY-NoJ Leadership Workshop at Harriman Outdoor Center:
Please join us at the AMC’s new Program Center in Harriman State Park for a great learning event!
Dates: May 18-20, 2018
The NY-NoJ Chapter would like to invite you to our 2018 Leadership Symposium on the weekend of 5/18-20/2018. During this weekend, we’ll bring together potential new and current leaders to focus on: Developing the skills necessary to lead successful, fun trips, delve into the online tools available to AMC leaders, share best practices, meet new people and have a great time exploring our new facility at Harriman State Park!
Click here for tentative agenda.
Click here for registration details.
Stay tuned for updates throughout 2017!
Mountain Leadership School
AMC’s Mountain Leadership School (MLS) is a five-day wilderness leadership training program designed to help you lead groups with minimal impact in the backcountry. Now in its 6th decade, this program is staffed by senior AMC volunteers who have a wide variety of backcountry knowledge and experience. MLS is designed for AMC chapter leaders, camp counselors, youth group leaders, and avid hikers who lead groups of friends. For more information, visit the AMC Club website.