What people are saying


"Just want to write a thank you and let you know what a great job Jess Wilson did for us this past weekend. I reached out to AMC to have someone come give a training to our Shawnee Peak Race Team athletes (ages 7-16)…It was engaging, well-prepared, age-appropriate and the kids really enjoyed it. She kept the attention of a rowdy group of youngsters for close to an hour, which is an accomplishment in itself."

CeeCee Gordon, Shawnee Peak Race Team Board Member

"Our experience with the AMC Leadership Program was outstanding. The instructors were engaging, the days were packed with learning and fun, and the hikes were spectacular. Our young leaders came away with tremendous life skills and a newfound appreciation for the majesty of the White Mountains."

Douglas Elliot, Director, Avalon Outdoor Leadership Program

"Hostelling International USA worked with the Appalachian Mountain Club for a customized Outdoor Leadership Training to fit into its Sustainability travel scholarship on Martha's Vineyard. The trainer, Matthew Allen, did a phenomenal job leading the group through a variety of reflective activities both about leadership and sustainability. The group walked away with a sense of purpose and inspiration after the three hour training which was used throughout the remainder of their time on Martha's Vineyard. We loved that the trainers were flexible in helping us tailor the training to the needs of our group, and work with a diverse group of kids at our hostel location. All in all, it was an excellent experience."

Paul Kuhne, Regional Engagement Manager Northeast Region (NY, MA, CT, VT, NH, RI, ME) Hostelling International USA