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Berkshire Outdoor Center has long been regarded as an exceptional provider of educational experiences to school students of all ages and backgrounds. We serve thousands of school students every year (in all grades) in our Leadership Development programs, Outdoor Education programs, Environmental programs and Design-Your-Own programs, emphasizing team work, communication and relationship-building in all we do. More

Colleges & Universities

Our fastest growing segment is Leadership Development for Colleges & Universities. Utilizing our state-of-the-art Challenge Courses, we are able to provide exceptional programs that help bring students together. Whether it be getting to know one another in a Freshman Orientation, or Student Government Association, or a retreat for students who already have a relationship with one another, our programs provide an opportunity for learning communication skills, developing self-confidence and self-esteem, and safe risk-taking in a healthy environment. Our meeting spaces and facilities are great for running workshops and seminars in a beautiful setting, away from the distractions of campus. More

Youth Groups

Youth groups of all ages come from far and wide to participate in programs at our beautiful campus here in the Berkshires. Whether you want a program completely run by us, emphasizing the group, the individuals, the healthy, active outdoor lifestyle, the challenge courses or a fun, recreational weekend, or you want your own workshops, seminars and activities in a beautiful surrounding, we have a thousand options for you to choose from. More

Adult Retreats & Conferences

Every year Berkshire Outdoor Center hosts dozens of adult groups, and there's no limit to what we can offer. Whether you're a group of 12 or a group of 200, we have a variety of options for you. Plenty of meeting space, all kinds of leadership development programs and a variety of packages to satisfy every budget. More

Family Programs & Family Retreats

Families love our programs too! We have a variety of types of program scheduling, ranging from our Family Camp approach, emphasizing free time open activities, to our more structured family retreats, combining your programs and workshops with our own. Families can expect full use of our facilities, year-round. More

Winter Camp

Spend your winter vacation week outdoors in the Berkshires - play in the snow, build snowmen, snow forts and snow dragons, go downhill skiing and snowboarding, go cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Embrace your creative side in creative arts or the woodshop. The possibilities are endless! The staff are fantastic! The campers are awesome! The setting is gorgeous! More

Women's Wellness Weekend

A weekend program focused on providing active, healthy, indoor and outdoor opportunities for women of all backgrounds, from all over. Held every January, Women's Wellness Weekend is now in its ninth year. More

Alumni Gatherings & Weekends

A variety of Alumni Gatherings, including the famed Alumni Weekend in September, are hosted by Berkshire Outdoor Center. In addition, we have Alumni Reunion Weekend - designed for recent Leadership Program Alums, and of course, the Alumni Gathering - New Year's Eve - a new program for adults. More

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