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BECKET DAY CAMP

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Becket Day Camp - the best day camp in the Berkshires - invites campers to attend our one week sessions, all summer long. Imagine spending your summer outdoors, canoeing on our beautiful ponds, swimming at our beach, climbing our climbing tower, fishing, catching frogs, making bracelets, performing in talent shows, slip-and-sliding the afternoons away!

2017 OPEN HOUSES - Sat June 3rd and Sat June 17th from 10am-12pm

Meet our amazing Becket Day Camp Staff! "I want to say how amazing your director and staff are. By far, your camp is the most impressive in the county" - Becket Day Camp Parent.

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We have fantastic programs for children and youth ranging from 3 to 17 years old, through one of our three incredible programs:

1/2 Day Program

A half day program for children 3 years old through Pre-K

Full Day Program

A full day program for children finishing Kindergarten through 7th grade

Teen Adventure Leadership Program

A two week day program for teens finishing 8th through 11th grades

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Philosophy

Becket Day Camp builds character. Our programs are 'camper-centered' and encourage physical, social and emotional growth, with a focus on small group interaction, self-regulation and the development of relationships through play.

Small groups work together with counselors & a Leader-In-Training, and participate in fun Summer Day Camp activities that encourage them to grow together.

The outward emphasis at Becket Day Camp is on fun. Our counselors provide a safe learning environment, but the children just think of it as fun summer activities. There is a significant amount of skill development through organized activities, and obviously character development through playing together in small groups, but the focus is for the kids to have a great time.

Becket Day Camp is not a competitive place, there are no trophies and prizes. Importantly, Becket Day Camp is about trying new things, and taking risks in trying something new in a safe and nurturing environment.

Becket Day Camp Develops Resilience

  • Being confident
  • Being surrounded by friends
  • Developing a sense of belonging
  • Meeting new people
  • Being physically active, mentally stimulated and emotionally safe
  • Building a powerful self-identity
  • Learning to compromise, negotiate and communicate.

Psychology Today: Summer Camps Make Kids Resilient

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748 Hamilton Road, Becket, MA 01223
Tel: (413) 623-8991 | Fax: (413) 623-5890