Information for Chapter Activity Leaders
This page contains all the forms and documentation leaders need to run chapter activities effectively. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Leadership Chair.
Important: If there is an accident or other serious incident on your trip, please follow the Chapter Accident Reporting Guidelines.
Become a leader! Click here for details.
Leadership training is a great way for seasoned leaders to refresh and improve their skills, as well as being a requirement for members who wish to become activity leaders.
For additional information on becoming an activity leader for the DV Chapter, contact the chapter Leadership Chair.
The next Outdoor Leadership Training Course first weekend of April 2017 ... more
Wilderness first aid courses for 2017 ... link
AMC's Mountain Leadership School, day hiking and backpacking ... link
Volunteer Resources Page on outdoors.org, the main AMC web site ... link
Trip Planning Resources and Maps Click here.
How to make your activities sound like fun; improve your trip descriptions ... link
The AMC recently adopted a new policy addressing volunteer participation for AMC groups in marches, rallies, and demonstrations. The new policy available here. I recommend that you read it, and keep a copy for your future reference. We are authorized to post chapter activities and display AMC logos and signs while participating, as long as we agree to abide by this policy. Following is a statement of AMC values as they apply to our participation in such events. This statement must appear on any listing of such activities:
The Appalachian Mountain Club is a nonpartisan organization that can advocate for laws, rules, policies, and other outcomes that are consistent with our mission. Our conservation & recreation values know no political allegiance, including our support for a clean and healthy environment, the protection and management of public lands for recreation, and science-based public policy decisions. Participants must refrain from either endorsing or decrying any elected leader by name or nuance through sign or other visible item (hat, pin, etc.).
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Lennie Steinmetz, email@example.com
State Game Lands: Permits now required for groups of more than 10. Click for details and links.
New Jersey Parks & Forests group size: 25 day hikes, 10 overnight. This includes the AT.
Young leaders 18 to 29: fully paid training and free AMC membership. Click for details.
Full reimbursement for Wilderness First Aid now available to DV Chapter leaders. Click for details.
AMC-offered wilderness first aid courses in 2016. Click for details.
Leader Hotline Just for Delaware Valley Chapter leaders! Join the Leader Hotline and get immediate e-mail notification of things that you, as a leader, need to know. Click here to join, or to update your e-mail address.
Documents and forms for leaders
Backpacking Gear List, editable, Word Processing format
Sample backpack description for a tough trip, with gear lists, directions, etc., in an editable Word Processing format.
You don't need Microsoft Office to open and use these documents! Get Open Office for free at openoffice.org. It is available for all versions of Windows (XP and later), all Intel Macintosh, and Linux 2.6 and later. It includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, math and drawing, and is easy to use.
Macintosh users can use the iWork office suite, which is less expensive then MS Office.
PDF files cam be read with the Acrobat Reader, free from Adobe.
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