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Hikes Committee Co-Chairs

Submitted by Jane Daniels on Thu, 05/24/2018 - 23:41
General Description: 

Share your knowledge of hiking trails in the metro area and utilizing your organizational skills by chairing the committee that determines and organizes the hikes schedule AT Vista. You will serve on the A.T. Vista Steering Committee to provide oversight of the Hikes program of the conference. As Hikes Co-Chair, you will work with the Hikes Committe members committee to set a schedule, find hike leaders, write hike descriptions, and organize hike departures. A report of the 2007 conference is available, You will have the opportunity to work with others in the metro area and widen your network of fellow hikers. Assistance is available for finding committee members.


Plan hikes, secure leaders, communicate leadership standards for the hiking programs and provide overall coordination for the hiking events. Provide information for publication of the hikes program.

  • Knowledge of trails in the metro NY-NJ area
  • Proven track record of organizing hikes
Specific Tasks: 
  • While running the Conference
    • Be a member of the Steering Committee
    • Track own hours
    • Present and monitor budget
  • Planning the Conference

    • Read the report from the 2007 conference and talk with previous chair(s)
    • Recruit and assemble committee such that the committee members are knowledgeable about all the regions where the Trail Conference maintains trails
    • Attend AT Vista Steering Committee meetings either in person or phone
    • Present and monitor budget budget
    • Track own hours
    • Organize committee meeting on regular basis initially in person and then either by phone or face to face (could be on a hike)
      • Make decisions about what hikes to offer and report back on regular basis
      • Have minutes posted on Google Drive
    • Delegate tasks as appropriate to committee members such as checking driving directions, information about a hike, or posting content on website
    • Prepare and post content on website and later for publication in AT Journeys and Trail Walker
    • Recruit people to work the hikes desk to answer questions
    • Provide information for Signs Chair
    • Notify trail maintainers of trails being used for hikes.
  • At the conference

    • Staff the Hikes desk
    • Provide information about do-it-yourself hikes
    • Post signs in the departure area
    • Staff the departure area
  • After the conference
    • Write a report
  • Work with knowledgeable hikers from outside your region
  • Meet and work alongside people who share your passion for the outdoors
  • Learn how to enter content on the AT Vista website
  • Be able to say you worked on a multi-day conference
Coordinates with: 
  • Registrar
  • Webmaster 
  • Conference chair(s)
  • Signs Coordinator
Time Line: 
  • Spring of the year before the conference —Preliminary report for June Steering Committee Mtg.
  • Summer of the year before the conference - Finalize schedule
  • October of the year before the conference - Material to Communications Chair and Conference Chair for ATN announcement
  • Fall of the year before the conference - Finalize arrangements
  • Four months before meeting week - Submit information to Publications Coordinator for on-site program publication
  • Spring of the year of the conference - Monitor registration to determine needs for possible adjustments
  • Meeting week - Oversee operation, staff information desk, and stage the excursions each day
  • September of  the year of the conference - Final Report due