Youth Opportunities Program

For several years now, guests at AMC’s Lakes of the Clouds Hut in New Hampshire have had the opportunity to get a close-up look at a tiny alpine flower that exists nowhere on Earth except above treeline in the White Mountains. It’s the diminutive, yellow-petaled Potentilla robbinsiana, or dwarf cinquefoil, and AMC was instrumental in…

Read More....

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2016 Boston, MA – The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) was awarded a $15,000 Community Benefits Grant by Fallon Health to support its Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) “Summit Sites” in both Worcester and Lowell-Lawrence. Through these two Summit Sites, YOP staff work in-depth with agencies and schools serving youth in under-resourced…

Read More....

In the past, getting city school kids outdoors meant playing handball in a brick courtyard. These days, more and more educators are finding creative ways to integrate outdoor learning into their curricula, with efforts ranging from planting rooftop gardens to transforming parking lots into outdoor labs. One such initiative is New York City’s The Natural…

Read More....

This past summer, Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) alumni Devine Malbreaux and Taine Jackson returned to the AMC fold. While working for the organization in New York, these young adults applied their leadership and decision-making skills toward supporting AMC’s mission and served as role models for the next generation of outdoor stewards. “Through the Outdoor Leadership…

Read More....

AMC has seen many changes over the years, but one thing has remained constant: a commitment to connecting people to the outdoors. We believe the outdoors belongs to everyone, no matter who they are, where they live, or how they choose to enjoy it. We want to help everyone spend more time outdoors, to fall…

Read More....

Its wilderness setting rivals some of the region’s finest backcountry, but AMC’s newest program center, under renovation now and slated to open in summer 2016 in New York’s Harriman State Park, is just 42 miles from midtown Manhattan. Since early spring, AMC’s Construction Crew has been refurbishing the site, a home to youth camps for…

Read More....

Talk with Alex DeLucia, AMC’s Trails Volunteer Program manager, and you’ll quickly discover how helping young people learn the techniques of trail work can not only benefit them, but their communities too. And development of those stewardship skills can change lives. DeLucia has worked with local youth through the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program…

Read More....

With a new central office on the edge of Central Park, a beefed-up Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) including a well-stocked equipment room, and burgeoning partnerships with groups and agencies throughout New York City’s five boroughs, AMC is building its presence in the Big Apple. A new central office at the West Side YMCA is home…

Read More....

I took my daughter on her first hike before she was 6 weeks old. My husband, Jim, and I picked the shortest route to the summit of Mount Cardigan, the West Ridge Trail, which winds a mile and a half up through forest to sloping granite ledges and a view that sweeps across New Hampshire’s…

Read More....

Search AMC Outdoors and Blogs


Search for: