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Information for Chapter Activity Leaders

This page contains all the forms and documentation leaders need to run chapter activities effectively.

Click on the options below to get directed to the specific section which contains the resources

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Leadership Chair.

Become a leader!

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.

Hikers review map
Photo Credit: Raun Kercher

For additional information on becoming an activity leader for the DV Chapter, contact the Leadership Chair.

Wilderness First Aid reimbursement policy for 2021

Questions please contact Leadership Chair at leadership@amcdv.org.

Electronic trip reporting

Appalachian Mountain Club Activity Rating System

The new club-wide rating system that was introduced in 2020. Below is a video which illustrates the new ratings.

AMC Mountain Leadership School

Are you interested in AMC’s Mountain Leadership School, day hiking and backpacking? How about additional opportunities to learn?

AMC’s Mountain Leadership School scholarship application

Resource Library

Trip Planning Resources and Maps

Trip Planning resources and maps.

Download Waiver

Download the paper AMC activity waiver (A.K.A. Sign-in sheet) in the link below.

Volunteer Resources Page on outdoors.org, the main AMC web site.

Improve Your Activities Descriptions Today

How to make your activities sound like fun and improve your trip descriptions.

Tick Removal

Proper way to perform tick removal

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

Adventure Travel

Adventure Travel Leadership Lead trips world wide, for experienced leaders.

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 Ron Phelps, leadership@amcdv.org

State Game Lands: Permits now required for groups of more than 10.

New Jersey Parks & Forests group size: 25 day hikes, 10 overnight. This includes the AT.

Reimbursement for Wilderness First Aid available to DV Chapter Backpacking and Trails leaders.

AMC-offered wilderness first aid courses in 2021. 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

Activity Reporting

Leaders: All trip reports need to be completed within 30 days of the trip.

Trip Reporting

Electronic trip reporting is available in the link below.

Download Waiver

Download the paper AMC activity waiver (A.K.A. Sign-in sheet) in the link below.


Trail Work

Give back by volunteering to do some trail work.


Leave no Trace


Backpacking Gear List


Sample backpack description for a tough trip, with gear lists, directions, etc., in an editable Word Processing format.

Trip Planning Resources

Trip Planing and Management Guide

Guidelines for Hiking with Large Groups

Guidelines for Fast Hikes & Trail Running

Pet Participation Policy

Extended Trips Policy

Trailhead Talk

Incident Reporting

Incident or Accident Report

Paddling

Financial

Activity Financial Policy and report form:

Training Reimbursement Request

Expense Reimbursement Request

Directions For Listing Your Activity

Log on to the Activities Database to post activities

Help! Send an email to tripentryhelp@amcdv.orgif you need help.

Meetup Leaders: best practices; creating effective listings

First Aid

Sample First Aid Kit

Incident/Accident Report

Other Documents

Leadership Requirements and Guidelines AMC organization-wide policy

Leader-In-Training(LIT) information

Chapter Bylaws

Chapter Standing Rules

2020 Annual Report

State Game Lands: Permits now required for groups of more than 10.

New Jersey Parks & Forests group size: 25 day hikes, 10 overnight. This includes the AT.

The AMC has adopted a new policy addressing volunteer participation for AMC groups in marches, rallies, and demonstrations.

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 Jeff Fritzinger, leadership@amcdv.org

Technical Notes

Editing Documents

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