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There are so many ways to connect with Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA and stay involved in the life of the Camps and Berkshire Outdoor Center. Check out details and links below for some of our traditional events, and find more details of these and all our events on our events calendar.
Watch for additional "postings", "events" and links on our Facebook page as well. We can't wait to see you again.
When was the last time you were at camp? When was the last time you sat on the deck of the library listening to the rowboats nudge against the docks while watching the sunset over Rudd Pond? When was the last time you stood hand in hand underneath the stars singing "Goodnight Circle"? When was the last time you embraced a friend, shared a laugh, learned a new talent, faced a challenge or relived your relaxing summer days at camp in Becket, Massachusetts?
We invite you to relive your own camping experience with friends old and new by joining us and other Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA alumni at Alumni Weekend.
The weekend schedule is reminiscent of your days at camp, but with a twist here and a surprise there. And this time you can share it with your family and lifelong friends. It is an affordable family getaway that will remind you why the residential summer camp experience was so important to our upbringing and development in spirit, mind, and body - and why it still is!
Stay tuned and revisit the site often for evolving details. Alumni Weekend is the featured alumni event of every year. Don't miss it!
Access the Alumni Weekend webpage now!
This long-standing traditional event takes place every summer in conjunction with the summer Board of Trustee meeting. The event recognizes those friends of camp who have demonstrated their appreciation of our mission of Changing Lives for Good through their gifts and their time, talent and treasure. Aside from a wonderful luncheon at one of the camps, guests hear from a featured guest speaker, receive a state of the camp update from the CEO and committee chairs of the board, and often participate in breakout discussions to collect ideas and solutions to help advance Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA.
Access the current Annual Luncheon webpage now!
In the spring of 2013 the Alumni Council created Deeds of Love and Service as a day of outreach, service and support in the areas and neighborhoods where we live. Since that first year, the effort has nearly doubled in size, scope and projects, and continues to grow every year.
Please join us this year for Deeds of Love and Service, and let's show the world what we mean when we say we're Changing Lives for Good!
Go to the Deeds of Love and Service webpage now!
As part of a renewed and vigorous alumni program, many events will be held throughout the year across the country for alumni, parents and friends of Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA. These events will vary in location, size and scope. Some may be purely social, others might focus on career networking opportunities, and still others may be centered around interesting entertainment or cultural events. But no matter what or where they are, it's all about bringing BCCYMCA people back together again, and bringing the good news of the Camps and the organization to you where you live. We hope you will join us!
Go to the Regional Events calendar webpage now!
Grab your work gloves and boots and spend a weekend at Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA donating your time and a little elbow grease. Alumni and parents return to Chimney Corners and Camp Becket to work side by side with facilities and staff to shut down or open up our non-winterized facilities, help with grounds clean up, split firewood and prepare cabins for the summer season. This is a popular activity and space is limited.