Berkshire Nature Camp | Philosophy & Credentials

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

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Our Philosophy

For more than 70 years, Berkshire Nature Camp at Pleasant Valley has inspired children’s love for the special nature of western Massachusetts. Campers learn by playing, exploring, and having free choices and guided activities in a safe space with caring instructors. Small groups enable us to follow camper interests, and our large conservation land affords new wildlife encounters each day.

Our Credentials

Camp License

Our camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430) and is licensed by the Tri-Town Board of Health.

American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation

We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program focuses on program quality, and health and safety, management, and camp operations. Learn more about what it means to be accredited >

Camp Policy Requests

At any time, you may request a copy of our staff background check, healthcare, discipline, bullying, and grievance policies. Request a copy of our policies >