Welcome to Berkshire Nature Camp!

Two campers resting on a trail overlook at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

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At Berkshire Nature Camp, campers ages 3-17 have fun and make friends as they discover nature! Trail explorations, wildlife observation, outdoor play, hands-on activities, games, and crafts keep campers engaged throughout the summer.

We offer camp in two locations—at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox and at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield.

NEW! Sliding Scale Pricing

Mass Audubon is committed to ensuring that every family that wants their child to experience summer camp should have the opportunity to do so. A sliding scale model helps us work toward that goal through an easy and dependable process for families. Learn more >


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Our brochure contains complete camp information, including session descriptions, dates, and sliding scale pricing.

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How to Register


Registration is open for our Pleasant Valley location. Families can register for sessions online or by calling 413-637-0320.

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→ NOTE: Registration for our Canoe Meadows location will open at a later date. Please check back for updates.

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2022 Camp Sessions & Dates



At Pleasant Valley in Lenox

One-week sessions • 9:00 am–3:00 pm (except where noted)

View full descriptions, session themes, & sliding scale pricing in the brochure >

NATURE CAMPS

Knee-High Naturalists • Ages 3–4
Weekly sessions from June 27–August 19
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5
NOTE: This is a half-day camp program that runs 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Discoverers • Ages 5–6
Weekly sessions from June 27–August 19
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Explorers • Ages 7–9
Weekly sessions from June 27–August 19
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 7

Naturalists • Ages 10–13
Weekly sessions from June 27–August 19
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 9

TEEN CAMPS

Environmental Leadership for Teens • Ages 13–17
June 27–July 1, August 1–5

Canoe Camp • Ages 13–17
August 8–12


At Canoe Meadows in Pittsfield

One-week sessions • 9:00 am–1:00 pm

View full descriptions, session themes, & sliding scale pricing in the brochure >

NATURE CAMPS

Painted Turtles • Ages 5–7
Weekly sessions from July 4–July 29
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Blue Herons • Ages 8–10
Weekly sessions from July 4–July 29
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 7

TEEN CAMPS

Counselors-in-Training (CIT) • Ages 14–17
Weekly sessions from July 4–29
(Mandatory training on June 24)
There is no fee for this program, but an application is required. Learn more >


What Others Are Saying . . .


"Counselors were awesome, other kids were really friendly, hiking to the top of mountain was a highlight!" –Camp Parent

"Everything about this camp was amazing. It’s what a camp should be and reminded me of my childhood. I’m so thankful for your scholarship so my children could experience camp." –Camp Parent

"The turtle tracking was awesome! She is already planning on being a wildlife scientist." –Camp Parent