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Parents who have concerns or questions about their camper may call the camp director or the unit director. If they are not available, a message may be left and every effort will be made to return the calls within 24 hours.
Since the camp staff members are out on the property working with campers rather than sitting in an office, there is almost always a delay in receiving phone messages and returning calls. If you need to speak to someone immediately, contact the camp director or assistant director or ask the person answering the phone to contact the director by radio.
Please do not leave messages for counselors since they have difficulty getting to the phone, which may delay the response. The directors will speak with the counselor to get specific information and can set up a phone call from a counselor to a parent where necessary.
Campers are not permitted to make or receive telephone calls. Letter writing is strongly encouraged and campers may receive non-food packages. Parents of first-time campers will receive a call from their child’s counselor during the first two weeks of camp. This call is to answer any questions and to update parents on the progress of their first-time camper. Counselors do not routinely call returning camper parents.
Main Phone line: (413) 623-8991
This line is answered by a receptionist Monday – Friday - 8 AM – 4 PM
After 4:00 PM and on weekends you will hear a recording when you call the main camp line. When you hear a recording you may enter an extension at any time to reach either of the camp offices directly. Camp Becket ext. 118 or Chimney Corners ext. 115 The camp offices are staffed 7 days a week from 9 AM – 6 PM and some evenings until 8 PM. During meals the camp offices are closed but messages are checked following each meal. After hours, a number will be listed on the voice mail of each office with instructions in the event of an emergency.
The camp fax number is (413) 623-5890. Please be sure to include a coversheet and a follow up phone call to ensure receipt.
Please include the camper name and the cabin name as well as the unit or village above the camp name. Please do not send any edibles to campers.
Chimney Corners Camp
748 Hamilton Road
Becket, MA 01223
To contact the camp administration, please use the emails listed below for the two camp offices. Please do not send emails to your campers through these email addresses, they will not be delivered. Only camp business matters should be communicated through these email addresses. Your message must clearly state in the message line to whom the email is directed and what it is regarding. Emails that do not have a clear intent will be deleted without being opened.
Chimney Corners Camp Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the high volume of emails we receive and in order to increase security both for our campers and our computer system, the camps use an email service. Families may only send email to campers through this system.
To email your camper:
Other Important Notes About Email