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Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA Berkshire Outdoor Center



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!

Perhaps the greatest reason to choose the Berkshire Outdoor Center for your conference or retreat is because of the variety of activities on offer when your workshops are not in session. 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.

Popular Activity Choices

  • High Ropes - Becket (emphasis on individual success)
  • High Ropes - Chimney Corners (emphasis on team success)
  • Low Ropes
  • Teambuilding
  • Alpine Tower
  • Outdoor Climbing Towers
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cross-Country Skiing, snowshoeing
  • Sauna
  • Leisure time - basketball, tennis, swimming, ice skating

Complete list of activities

Other Options

  • 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 orientation programs or yearly retreat, 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 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
Tel: (413) 623-8991 | Fax: (413) 623-5890