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Chimney Corners Camp Life

Life at Chimney Corners

Since 1931, campers have come to Chimney Corners seeking fun, challenge, and friendship. Our traditions and values extend over 90 years and are foundational to our camp spirit. Singing in the dining hall, cabin chat, campfires, our candle lighting ceremony, and the final banquet and awards presentation are all important parts of every camper’s experience at Chimney Corners.


Chimney Corners is made up of three groups of about 12 cabins called Units, which are grouped by camper grade level. At Chimney, the cabin group is a camper’s “family,” their Unit is their “neighborhood,” and the full camp is their community. These camp structures have been intentionally developed over time to support campers throughout their experience with us. 


Each cabin houses eight campers and one to two counselors who work, eat, and play together for four weeks. Campers participate in cabin activities in the mornings and evenings, planned sometimes by staff and sometimes by the campers themselves. These might include a game of gaga ball against a neighboring cabin or an evening walk around Smith Pond. Afternoons allow campers a choice of activities based on their individual preferences, with three 50-minute activity periods six days a week and two hour-long free period blocks. This schedule allows your camper to work on relationship-building, problem-solving, and independence as a member of the camp community and as an individual.

Typical Day at Chimney Corners

CCC Values & Goals

Lining the walls of the Chimney Corners Dining Hall are our Values and Goals. These values, while adjusted over time, have been a part of camp life since 1931. Campers will find that these values and goals are woven into the fabric of camp — from showing good sportsmanship and caring for others in your cabin groups, the mottoes are at the core of who we are.

CCC Goals

  • Healthy Living
  • Empowering Ourselves and Others
  • Leading & Learning
  • Positive Relationships
  • Social Responsibility

CCC Values

  • PACE — Positive Attitude Changes Everything
  • Open Circle — Everyone Welcome
  • Agape — Living a life of unconditional love for all

Cabin Chat

Cabin chat is a central part of the daily rhythm at Chimney Corners. Each night before bed campers gather in their cabins by candlelight and reflect on a question as a way to unwind and connect more deeply with each other. From silly questions about favorite fictional characters to deeper questions about campers’ hopes and dreams, cabin chat offers campers space to reflect and connect.


Our spaces are intentionally rustic and comfortable. Take a look at our spaces to get a feel for what life is like at Chimney Corners Camp.

Trips & Special Events

Hikes & Overnights

The two youngest units as Chimney Corners participate in on-camp overnights at one of our lean-tos around the lake, complete with campfire cooking and s’mores.


All units enjoy a day hike as well, with our oldest two units hiking local trails in the Berkshires and our youngest unit doing a hike on one of the trail systems across our 1,400 acres.


Each session, cabins put on an a capella dance routine for the entire camp in an event called Wiff ‘N Poof (first session) and Song ‘N Sign (second session.


Other events include: talent shows, 5k color runs, carnivals, musical performances, “spirit wars,” dance parties, and more.

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