Berkshire Nature Camp | Staff

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

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Camp Director—Max Galdos-Shapiro (they/them)

Berkshire Nature Camp Director Max Galdos-Shapiro is a dedicated naturalist and educator with more than 15 years of experience in the camp field. A fervent believer in the power of summer camp to change lives, Max seeks to bring joy and reverence for the natural world into everything they do.

Max holds a Bachelor's in Ecology and Outdoor Education and a Masters in Ecological Design. When not working on camp, they serve as an Education Coordinator for Mass Audubon's Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries, providing programming for schools throughout the county.

Our Camp Staff

Our enthusiastic camp counselors are dedicated to providing campers with a fun and memorable summer experience. Staff are carefully selected based on their teaching experience, nature knowledge, and deep commitment to engaging campers with the outdoors. Many counselors were once campers themselves and have returned to share their appreciation of nature. We pride ourselves on our staff’s longevity and devotion to the wellbeing of our campers.

All staff undergo background checks, are certified in CPR and first aid, and receive training in health and safety procedures, child development, natural history, and environmental education best practices. Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status is required immediately upon hire.