Berkshire Nature Camp | Program Descriptions & Hours

Berkshire campers on wooded hike

Campers ages 3–13 have fun and make friends as they discover nature during half- and full-day sessions. Trail explorations, wildlife observation, outdoor play, hands-on activities, games, and crafts keep campers engaged throughout the summer. Experience and learn about a variety of habitats and wildlife found on the sanctuary; no two days are alike!

Camp Hours

  • Half Day: 9:00 am–Noon (Knee-High Naturalists only)
  • Full Day: 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Half-Day Sessions │ Full-Day Sessions
Teen Volunteer Opportunities


Half-Day Sessions (ages 3–5)

Knee-High Naturalist (ages 3–5)
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5
Introduce your preschooler to the wonders of nature this summer. Our half-day Knee-High Naturalists sessions are packed with inventive, fun nature activities and crafts. Parents and/or grandparents are welcome to tag along or drop off their camper and return for pick-up. Program runs Monday–Thursday. Campers must be at least 3 years old by June 1.


Full-Day Sessions (ages 5–13)

Discoverers (ages 5–6)
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio 1:5
2018 Themes:  Animal Architects | Animal Superpowers | Baby Animals | Bug Safari | Crafty Creatures | Things with Wings | Wacky Wet Week | Water's Edge

Explorers (ages 7–9)
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio 1:8
2018 Themes: Amazing Metamorphosis | Habitats & Hideaways | Nature Detectives | Nature Arts & Crafts | Predator Prowl | Wild About Water | Young & Wild | Yowl, Growl, Pounce, & Prowl

Naturalists (ages 10–13)
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio 1:10
2018 Themes: Backwoods Explorers | Camo Camp | Carnivore Camp | CSA Wildlife | Eat or Be Eaten | Imagination Run Wild! | Survival of the Fittest | Wilderness Skills 


Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Leaders-in-Training (ages 16–18)

Do you love being outdoors and working with children? Join our Leaders-In-Training (LIT) volunteer program to earn community service hours while acquiring leadership skills in the outdoors.

An application is required—contact the Camp Director to request one. LITs must attend a training and be available for at least two camp sessions. 


Overnight Camp at Wildwood

Wildwood camp logo

Is your child ready to try an overnight camp experience? Check out Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp, located in Rindge, NH! With outdoor exploration programs for boys and girls ages 9–17, Wildwood is the perfect next step for your day camp-lover.


What Others Are Saying . . .

“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.”

“As a family, we are very happy with this camp, the supervision, activities, and education that are provided each day! Thanks so much!” 

“The turtle tracking was awesome! She is already planning on being a wildlife scientist.”

“She is having SUCH A GOOD TIME. It’s been so good for her!”