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Every group is unique, and most group leaders will need to be involved in tweaking the program to match their needs. With this option, groups can mix and match activities to fit the particular needs of their group. Or maybe you want to run your own retreat with very little of our programming at all. We can do as much or as little of the planning as you want!

One of the greatest reasons for choosing the Berkshire Outdoor Center for your family group retreat is the variety of activities on offer. Perhaps you could go hiking through our forests, or canoeing and kayaking on our beautiful ponds. Perhaps you'd like to try archery or swimming, or even a sauna. Then, of course, there's our fantastic ropes courses and indoor climbing wall.

Popular Family Retreat Activities:

  • Waterfront
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Archery
  • Candlemaking
  • Alpine Tower
  • Climbing Towers
  • High Ropes
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tubing
  • Nature Hikes
  • Sauna
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Leisure time - basketball, tennis, swimming, ice skating

Other Options:

  • Premium Meal Service - Regular meals and upgraded meals are available for college groups. Visit our Meal Services section to learn more.
  • Service Learning - There may be an option to participate in community service projects at our facilities. Call us at 413 623 8991 to learn more about these opportunities.
  • Many groups use our programs to run their yearly retreats, and see it as an opportunity for individuals within the group to get to know one another. Other groups use our facilities as more of a planning retreat - to plan for the coming year or other events and activities. You can do as much or as little programming with us as you wish, and your stay can be on weekdays or weekends, any time of the year.

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748 Hamilton Road, Becket, MA 01223
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