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Berkshire Outdoor Center runs unique programs in a beautiful, serene and rustic environment in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Located on 1,450 acres of conservation lands, our property features more than 1,000 beds, two fabulous dining halls with year-round chefs, a state-of-the-art challenge course, meeting spaces, and three gorgeous ponds.

Berkshire Outdoor Center operates year-round programs for schools, colleges, corporate groups, weddings, youth groups, adult groups, families and individuals from all over New England and New York. Our programs include high ropes, snowshoeing, hiking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, teambuilding, raftbuilding, campfires and night activities.

Our meal services always include hot meals, an award-winning salad bar or breakfast bar, vegetarian options and 24 hour tea and coffee. Our meal star levels mean you can choose anything, from outdoor barbecues to lobster tails and filet mignon.

Our goal is to provide value-for-money programs, extremely talented staff and exceptional meals in a comfortable, rustic and natural environment that you will never forget. More than 13,000 participants experience Berkshire Outdoor Center each year from around 250 groups.

Group Conferences & Retreats

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 using our conference facilities with very little of our programming at all!

Corporate Group Retreats

Sometimes a new setting is all it takes - and to get out of the city, away from the comforts of home, corporate groups can spend time teambuilding and learning leadership skills that would be very advantageous in the workplace! Our conference center offers rustic accommodations, but if that's not for you, try our local bed-&-breakfast/hotel options for the overnight stay.

Family Retreats

In addition to our regularly scheduled family camps, we also host weekend retreats for family groups, neighborhood groups and other extended family events. at our retreat center If you would like to hold your family's retreat at Camp Becket or at Chimney Corners Camp, we can help you plan all the activities, we can cook all of your meals. After you book, one of our Program Coordinators will give you a call and plan your event with you.

Facility Rental

Whilst the majority of groups that attend our programs like to participate in our activities, occasionally we have groups that just need a facility to meet and run their own workshops or meetings. Our facilities are fantastic for this, and are definitely available for groups to use for meeting space and workshops.

Special Events

We have fantastic option for couples wishing to hold their wedding at our gorgeous facilities here in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. If you are looking for an outdoor setting for your wedding, come and visit us. And what could be better than holding your Bar Mitvah or Bat Mitzvah at Camp Becket or Chimney Corners Camp? We have all the great activities for 12 and 13 year olds!

We also hold other special events, such as holiday parties, birthday parties and anniversaries.

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