Appalachian Mountain Club


Appalachian Mountain Club

The AMC is the oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization in the U.S. We are committed to reducing the barriers to active outdoor participation by youth and expanding the opportunities for environmental education.

Location: Boston, MA
Members: 25
Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2014

AMC "Great Kids, Great Outdoors" blog

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Comment by Josh Lake on October 27, 2014 at 11:17am

Nature as a doctor’s prescription? It’s an idea that’s taking off around Boston through AMC’s Outdoors Rx program, thanks to our new collaboration with Boston Medical Center and expansion to Chelsea and Revere with MassGeneral Hospital for Children!

Comment by Josh Lake on March 17, 2014 at 12:21pm

The White House is honoring AMC’s "Outdoor Rx" Program Director, Pam Hess, as a "Champion of Change" for Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders, tomorrow morning!

Read more about the honor >>>

Comment by Suz Lipman on September 18, 2013 at 11:07pm

We're super excited by this news and partnership! We shared it on our News site and on social media. Congrats to all involved. It's great to see conservation/recreation and healthcare providers working together to get all children into nature for their health and well-being. This is our story:

Comment by Josh Lake on September 18, 2013 at 11:42am

Exciting news to share today – AMC has teamed up with MassGeneral Hospital for Children to launch Outdoors Rx, a new program for prescribing outdoor activity to kids! 

We’re piloting the program in the Greater Boston communities of Framingham and Waltham, with the goal of seeing 5,000 prescriptions written in the first year. Read today's press release >>

Comment by Kelli Carmack on June 22, 2013 at 6:53pm

Hello everyone!  I would like to pass along a program that I am launching that may be of interest to you.  Please check out The 7th Generation School at

I spent many years as a teacher working with at-risk youth as well as those diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders.  I have also recently been a wilderness guide/substance abuse counselor for a wilderness treatment center for young adults.  For many years I have been formulating this program out of my constant question, "What can I do?"  This program is my answer and humble offering to the planet. 

The 7th Generation School is a supplementary program (to a regular or homeschool curriculum) that not only connects youth with the natural world around them but also with the natural world that exists within them.  It is a therapeutic wilderness program (and more) for youth who need something more than what the schools offer.  Our intention is to provide a holistic and eco-centered supplement to our youth so that they may become their vision and purpose in the world.

I hope we get to connect soon!

Comment by Josh Lake on July 13, 2012 at 10:00am

The Appalachian Mountain Club has launched a new online community, Kids Outdoors, perfect for parents looking for “where to” and “how to” advice on getting kids outside in the NYC and Boston areas. The community is packed with over 100 close-to-home ideas on places to enjoy the outdoors! Weekly blog posts - written by local authors - provide tips and tricks for parents wanting to get outside with their children. Check out Kids Outdoors for yourself!

Comment by Laura Hurley on May 15, 2012 at 3:40pm

Trying to plan your next close-to-home outdoor trip as a family near Boston or NYC? Get expert tips and ideas from AMC’s new "Kids Outdoors" online communities:

Comment by Laura Hurley on May 1, 2012 at 9:53am

Looking for fun outdoor destinations to explore in and around Boston and NYC? The Appalachian Mountain Club just launched its “Outdoors with Kids” series, with guides for Boston and NYC kicking things off. Each guide is written by local parents and features 100 fun places for hiking, biking, swimming, paddling, camping, and playgrounds. Check them out on AMC's website.

Comment by Daniella (Donna) Drader on April 17, 2012 at 11:32pm

We're so excited to hear about your April events! Please join the Let's G.O.! (Get Outside) group and post your stories and photos.

Haven't heard of Let's G.O.! yet? It's not too late!

Everyone can Play, Serve, and Celebrate in their own way.

Please check out this registration link (you must copy and paste it into your browser).

I'd be happy to help you through registering if you need assistance. Contact me with any questions.


Daniella Ruth Lorincz Drader

Cell: 208-310-6265

Comment by Connecticut Friends School on October 24, 2011 at 5:14pm
In case anyone lives in southwestern Connecticut, I'd like to invite you to the Admissions Open House at Connecticut Friends School.  (And please share with any friends you know in our area who might be interested too.) We are a small, Preschool - Grade 8, coed, independent school. CFS combines outstanding academics, arts and an extraordinary outdoor education and leadership program with Friends (Quaker) values of simplicity, stewardship, peaceful problem-solving, and mutual respect. Our students play outside, on a wooded play area every day. Field trips to nature centers, planetariums, sculpture and botanical gardens, state parks and preserves, wilderness areas, ropes courses, rock climbing venues, and overnight camping trips are all regular and integral elements of our educational program.

Come learn more about our school...


experiential learning   *   small, co-ed classes

Call to rsvp for our Open House on November 4, 2011, 1:00 – 3:00

CFS is on Route 106 in the Silvermine area of Wilton.

203 762 9860

Thanks everybody!

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