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The finest family camps in the country are ready to host you. Our family camps are the perfect opportunity to get away from the real world and relax up here in the Berkshires!

All of our family camps are designed to give families the opportunity to spend time with each other in our fabulous outdoors. We have dozens of activities and games that bring families together and provide opportunities to spend quality time with the ones you love. There is plenty of time to challenge yourself and each other, as well as relax and recharge in the great outdoors.

At family camp, each camper will:

  • develop friendships with others
  • learn new things about each other
  • gain new skills in outdoor pursuits
  • spend at least three hours a day physically active
  • participate in cabin chat conversations with family

Berkshire Outdoor Center believes in community and the family unit. We have a variety of family camps and family retreat options that emphasize relationships, working as a group and being part of a community. Our programs provide the opportunities for families to create quality memories and a spirit of community that's not found elsewhere. Join us, and hundreds of others, for a wholesome family experience here in the beautiful Berkshires.

Memorial Day Family Camp

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day means that spring is finally turning to summer, and nothing says summer is here like a big barbecue weekend with the family and friends. And our new Spring Family Camp on Memorial Day Weekend is exactly that!

The Berkshires are a tremendous place to rally family and friends for burgers and dogs on the grill, corn on the cob, clams in the sand, cold watermelons and live music. Go swimming in the fresh waters of Smith Pond, play volleyball, horse-shoes, basketball and four square. Or just lounge in the lawn chair on the field while your kids go play in our programs for the day. However you spend your day, your family is not likely to forget this fun-filled Memorial Day Weekend! Learn More

Memorial Day Family Camp is 4 days long and is held from Friday to Monday of Memorial Day Weekend, every year. Registration

Becket Family Camp

A Week in August

A week in summer at Camp Becket with your family! A week at the best family camp in the world!

Wake up in our rustic cabins and soak up the last days of summer on Rudd Pond. Eat with your friends and family in the Dining Hall, sing songs and chat at the end of the day around the campfire. From adult-only to kid-friendly activities and family adventures, the is the classic summer camp experience that your whole family will remember for years to come. Learn More

Becket Family Camp is 7 days long and begins on the Monday two weeks before Labor Day. Registration


Fall Foliage Family Camp

Columbus Day Weekend

Experience Fall in the Berkshires like never before!

This is the best way to experience our region's world-famous foliage season. Marked by sunny days of breathtaking foliage and crisp, bright, starry nights, this is the opportunity for your family to run, play, explore and relax together before the cold weather truly arrives. Pumpkin carving, nature hikes, canoe adventures, camp fires and hot cider will lay the backdrop for an unforgettable weekend of fun! Learn More

Fall Foliage Family Camp is 4 days long and is held from Friday to Monday of Columbus Day Weekend, every year. Registration

Our Family Camp Counselors

Our camp counselors are the best asset to our programs. A diverse range of staff from a variety of countries return year after year to run our programs, including our family camps. The extensive cultural diversity and interesting perspective each of them brings to our organization and to our guests is truly an exceptional contribution. And our seasoned veterans are the best staff in their field, passionate about living and working here in the Berkshires.

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