ACTIVITIES

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Becket Day Camp strives to offer a variety of program activities appropriate to the camper's age and ability. In the 1/2 Day Program, campers participate in a counselor-led group activity, have a snack, hike to the waterfront, have open swim/splash at the waterfront, have lunch and then depart. In the Full Day program, campers participate in a counselor-led group activity, visit the waterfront, have lunch, participate in two camper choice activities, have a snack and then depart.

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Swimming - Trained and certified American Red Cross Lifeguards are on duty each day. Our waterfront Buddy System requires “buddy checks” every 5 minutes for campers in the swim area. In order for day campers to swim beyond the designated shallow end, they are required to take a swim test to evaluate swimming ability and endurance.

Canoeing - Campers will learn how to enter and exit a canoe safely, the basic paddle strokes and safe conduct in the boat. After an instructional session, campers will head out onto the lake to practice their skills and explore the lake.

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Climbing Tower (completing 2nd grade) - Hike to the climbing tower to learn the basic elements of rock climbing skills, as well as to experience the belay safety system. The climbing tower is designed to provide a variety of difficulty and skill levels, to challenge each participant.

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Archery (completing 2nd grade) - Learn basic shooting technique along with range safety. Practice your marksmanship and play games based on accuracy and technique.

Other activities offered include arts and crafts, nature activities, soccer, kickball, slip and slide. Additional activities are offered based on counselor skills and interests.

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Extended Day on Wednesday

Campers completing 4th grade through 7th grade can spend a few extra hours at Becket Day Camp! On Wednesday hang out at camp after the other campers have gone home. Take part in an additional activity period, have dinner, then explore the woods at dusk. Limited return bus service available.

Campers with special needs

While we can accommodate a wide range of special needs, we recommend speaking with our registrar or camp director prior to enrollment if you have any concerns. We do have a nurse that visits camp regularly, but the majority of our staff are only first aid and CPR trained. Campers need to be able to follow safety directions given by our staff. Our program may need to be modified for campers with mobility issues. Campers who attend school with a one-to-one aide must also attend camp with a one-to-one aide.

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