Berkshire Nature Camp | Registration Information

Berkshire campers sitting on fence rail

Berkshire Nature Camp offers half- and full-day sessions for campers ages 3–13. Experience and learn about a variety of habitats and wildlife found on the sanctuary; no two days are alike!

How to Register | Payment | Important Deadlines
Additional Information


How to Register

  • Register online beginning in mid-January
  • By phone: Call 413-637-0320
  • In person or by mail: Print and complete the registration form in our camp brochure and mail or bring it with payment to: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, MA 01240

Registration Confirmation

A confirmation letter or email with links to important documents and information will be sent once your camper’s registration has been processed.


Payment

Deposit

A nonrefundable deposit of $50/camper/session is required to register for camp. The deposit will be applied to your camp tuition and cannot be transferred to another camper, family or camp location. If registering after May 15, payment in full is required (unless a payment plan has been established with the Camp Director).

Refund Policy

A full refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit, is provided to camp families who cancel in writing on or before May 15. After May 15 no refund is available. Deposits are not transferable, and refunds are not given for participant dismissal, failure to attend, absence or sick days. If we must cancel a session, you will receive a full refund.

Mass Audubon Member Discount

Mass Audubon members at the Family level or above receive a discounted rate. To qualify, your membership must be current through your camper’s last session, and you must be the parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of the camper being enrolled. Membership can be purchased or renewed at the time of registration. Learn more about membership >

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available based on demonstrated economic need and available funds, and is generally limited to one session per child; however, all applications are considered. Applications are due by May 15 for priority consideration. Download an application >

Payment Plans

Payment plan options are available. Please contact the Camp Director for more information.


Important Deadlines

All camp forms and waivers, as well as the balance of your camp tuition, are due by May 15. If registering after May 15, payment in full is required and a specific camp form deadline will be set for you. A camper cannot attend camp and his/her spot is not guaranteed until all forms, waivers, and payments are completed (or a payment plan has been established). A fee of $25 per camper will be charged for incomplete or late forms and waivers.


Additional Information

Camper Requirements

Due to the outdoor and exploratory nature of our camp program, campers must be able to move about on uneven terrain. Campers are expected to meaningfully participate in age-appropriate activities, including nature study. All campers must follow stated behavior expectations and safety rules. The camp director reserves the right to dismiss a camper when, in his/her judgement, the camper’s behavior interferes with the rights of others or the smooth functioning of the group or activity, or violates the camp’s behavior policy. In such cases no refunds will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding your child’s ability to participate in our camp program, please contact the Camp Director.

Camp Policy Requests

You may request copies of our background check, healthcare, discipline, bullying, and grievance policies at any time. Request a copy of our policies >

Session Transfers

Sessions transfer requests will be honored if there is space available and if a request is made at least two weeks prior to the session start date, after which time transfers are not permitted.

Buddy Requests

One buddy request per camper will be honored when possible. Both campers must be the same age and both must request each other. All buddy requests must be made in writing at least one week prior to the first day of camp. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like your camper to be placed with a friend of the same age.

Carpool Requests

If you would like to be added to the carpool list, please check the appropriate box on your registration form and your information will be shared with other interested families. Carpool lists will be distributed prior to camp.