The Delaware Valley Chapter of AMC has over 5,000 members in Pennsylvania, Middle & Southern NJ, and Northern Delaware.
The Chapter is a part of the larger AMC community of over 90,000 members throughout the Northeast. AMC is headquartered in Boston, MA, with 12 Chapters from Maine to Washington DC devoted to outdoor recreation and conservation. The activities within AMC and within the chapters are described in a monthly on-line magazine and a six times per year members' magazine, AMC Outdoors. The Club maintains contact with members through the main AMC Website, http://www.outdoors.org and in the online trips database, http://activities.outdoors.org. The Delaware Valley Chapter newsletter, Footnotes, is distributed three times each year, in January, May and Septermber. A weekly email service available to Chapter members by subscription provides weekly activity listing and club information..
The Chapter offers day hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter mountaineering, trail maintenance, conservation cleanups, educational workshops, meetings and programs throughout the year. Events are led by volunteers. If you're new to hiking and such outdoor activities, be sure to read our "getting started" pamphlet, A Guide to Day Hiking With the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club.
In addition to the main body of the chapter, centered in Southeastern PA, there is a sub-group within the chapter to better meet the needs of our geographically dispersed members. The Lehigh Valley Group hold meetings in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton - Northern New Jersey area. Monthly meetings are held September through May each year. See the social events page for more info.
The Chapter is governed by the Executive Committee which meets every other month in open sessions, usually the second Tuesday of the month at the Friends Meeting House in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Interested members are welcome to attend. Election of the officers happens annually in November, at the Chapter's Annual Dinner. More details of Chapter operations may be found in the following documents.
Policy documents which have been approved by the Delaware Valley Chapter Executive Committee. More documents will be added here as they become available.