Family Camping & Paddling Weekend, Barton Cove, Gill, MA

Date and Time

Friday, July 20, 2018 4:00PM - Sunday, July 22, 2018 11:00AM


Barton Cove, 82 French King Hwy., Gill, MA 01354,
Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.

(best time to call: Tuesday or Wednesday, 7-9 PM)


Come join us for a Multi-Chapter/Multi-Committee weekend Family Camping & Paddling @ Barton Cove, Gill, MA. Learn paddling & camping techniques. We will have lots of camping fun, and lots of paddling time! Overnight camping & outdoor cooking at it's best with S'More's galore at an evening campfire. Participate in a local hike, or maybe a night hike and star gazing. You get to camp in your own tent at our group site with water views, and share in communal meal prep and camp chores throughout the weekend with like minded families. Learn paddling techniques with trained AMC Paddling Leaders; camping & hiking skills with trained Family Program Leaders. Recommended for children ages 8+ for independent paddling, but younger kids are welcome as well. No paddling experience necessary. Watercraft rentals are available, or bring your own! Fee: $40/Adults, $30/Kids. Includes campsite & meals. Watercraft fee/rental separate and NOT included/covered by trip fee. For more information contact Dee Dice @ 508-566-9565, or email:

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $40 member / $40 non-member
Youth: $30 member / $30 non-member
Child: $30 member / $30 non-member
*2 nights of tent camping on Group Site; 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners Boat rental NOT included. Rental fee from Paddlesports: $42.50 including tax, paddles and PFD's/day (9AM- 6PM) or, $25/ 2 hours. First come first serve basis for rentals.

Past participants say...

"My family and I had such a great time. Your Leaders were very knowledgeable and made us feel comfortable with learning how to kayak. We really enjoyed the meals, too. We're looking forward to doing this again next year!" "I saw a Bald Eagle in a nest on the Island. That was really cool." "After I got use to paddling, I wasn't scared anymore." "The night hike was awesome!"

Related Link(s):

Barton Cove Campground and Paddlesport Center
Get directions to Barton Cove Campground

Driving Directions

Barton Cove, 82 French King Hwy., Gill, MA 01354. CHECK-IN at the Campground Office and Paddlesport Center located near State Boat Ramp. From Springfield Area: I-91 North toward Greenfield, Exit 27 onto Rte 2 East. 3.6 miles, destination is on your right. From Berkshire Area: I-90 East to I-91 North to Rte 2 East. Aprox time:1 hour 15 mins. From Worchester Area: I-190 North to MA 2-West. Travel aprox. 47 miles, Destination is on the left. (aprox. 1 hour 15 mins) From Boston Area: Rte 2 West toward Greenfield. Aprox. 60 miles from I-495. Aprox. time : 2 hours.

Family Programs Paddling


Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Flatwater

Offered By




Nearby AMC Destination

Noble View Outdoor Center







Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.



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