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Memorial Day Family Camp is a fabulous four day event that extends across the Memorial Day long weekend. The event has a spring-turning-to-summer feel, with a big beach barbecue, live music, and great kids' events, as well as traditional camp activities geared towards the entire family.

Memorial Day Family Campers are typically a complete mix. We have families that are completely new to our organization. We also have families that have been attending our programs for years - whether our summer programs, our winter programs, or our other Family Camps. Of course, we also have families that love the Berkshires as their Memorial Day Weekend getaway!



Brand New Program Layout

Memorial Day Family Camp has a brand new program - designed for new and old families alike.

Big Beach Barbecue!

Down on the waterfront green, we're cooking up a barbecue. Come down for music, games and hot dogs and burgers.

Kids' Night In / Parents' Night Out!

One evening of wacky kids games, supervised by our fantastic staff while adults share some quality social time.

Family Camp Counselors!

Families will have their very own Camp Counselors - they'll join you at meals and help plan your day! They're great resources for skits for the campfire and a whole load of camp games!

Family Chat!

Experience the magic of summer's Cabin Chats with your own family. Your Camp Counselor will give you a suggested topic and then you can run your own Family Chat, with or without your counselor.

Kids Only Activities / Adults Only Activities!

Most of our activities are family-centered, but every now and again, you can participate with other adults and kids will be supervised by our staff.


Daily Schedule

7:00am Optional Sunrise Activities

8:15am Breakfast

9:00am Morning Activities

11:00am More Morning Activities

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Siesta

1:30pm Afternoon Activities

3:30pm More Afternoon Activities

5:30pm Free Time

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Evening Activity

9:00pm Family Chat

Traditional Camp Activities

High Ropes & Climbing Wall - Push yourself to new heights with family and friends for support (and bragging rights!)

Campfires & Songs - Get goofy each night, then roast S'Mores by the campfire under the stars.

Canoeing & Kayaking - Learn some basic paddling skills and enjoy spending time together with your family on the water.

Archery Tournament - This weekend-long tournament will sort the amateurs from the professionals. Rack up the family points in this fun, friendly competition at the Archery Range. Awards for best, and worst too!

Bingo - Prizes galore in this traditional family camp favorite.

Woodshop - Get together as a family and build something for the home or for a gift.

Arts & Crafts - Relax and explore your creative side.

Nature Hikes & Outdoor Living Skills - Get back into nature, get mud on your boots and learn more about the world around you.

Teambuilding & Low Ropes - Learn to problem solve together and communicate with your family with an alternative approach.

Adults vs. Kids Kickball - Kids versus adults. Enough said.

Amazing Race Scavenger Hunts - Find the treasure. The race is on.


Lodging and Meals

Memorial Day Family Camp is held at our Chimney Corners Camp here in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Accommodation is in heated, winterized lodges. Families will have their own rooms in the lodge.

Meals are served in our beautiful Dining Hall, on the shores of Rudd Pond. The meals include a fabulous array of options - pastas, chicken, vegetables, delicious steaks. The mouth-watering selections are accompanied by an extensive salad bar, fabulous desserts and snacks, fresh fruits and coffee, tea and drinks, as well as hot vegetarian options. All meals and accommodation are included in the rates for the weekend.



Explore our rates for all of our family programs.


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