Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Atop a green grassy hill overlooking a forest with water below. Mountains off in the distance.
Pleasant Valley, Lenox © Nicole Marcotte

Berkshire Nature Camp Programs & Pricing

Through trail explorations, wildlife observation, outdoor play, hands-on activities, games, and crafts, children at Berkshire Nature Camps connect with each other and the natural world of Massachusetts.

Online registration for Berkshire Nature Camp at Pleasant Valley will open on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:00 am. Registration by phone and customer support will not be available until regular business hours.

  • Campers and counselors at Berkshire Nature Camp use dip nets to look for aquatic wildlife in a freshwater pond
    Berkshire Nature Camp at Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • Two Berkshires campers smiling and showing off their art creations, made out of found objects in nature
    Berkshire Nature Camp at Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • A group of Berkshire Nature Camp campers seated in a circle, enjoying a trail lunch on a hike to Trail of the Ledges at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
    Berkshire Nature Camp at Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • A group of Berkshire Nature Camp campers huddled around a white bin that contains pond water and a live fish
    Berkshire Nature Camp at Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • Campers at Berkshire Nature Camp look for wildlife in the wetlands at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox from an observation platform on a boardwalk trail
    Berkshire Nature Camp at Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • Two campers at Berkshire Nature Camp at Pleasant Valley kneel in front of a shelter they've built from branches and other natural objects
    Berkshire Nature Camp at Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • Three campers at Berkshire Nature Camp smile for the camera while enjoying a scenic vista after a long hike at Pleasant Valley
    Berkshire Nature Camp at Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • A group of campers carrying lunchboxes and water bottles pause on a hike to learn about beaver meadows and wetlands with their counselors
    Berkshire Nature Camp at Pleasant Valley, Lenox

Half-day Nature Camp

Weekly sessions from June 24–August 16
Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Knee-High Naturalists • Ages 3–4

Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Discover the wonders of nature this summer! Explore the trails at Pleasant Valley, play games, sing songs, make crafts, and listen to stories. Campers will go for short walks on the trails, so they should be able to move about on uneven terrain. Counselors are specially selected based on demonstrated ability to lead younger children in the outdoors.

Campers must be at least age 3 by June 1. 

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Full-day Nature Camp

Weekly sessions from June 24–August 16
Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Please note that due to the outdoor, exploratory nature of our camp program, campers must be able to move about on uneven terrain. 

Age Groups

Discoverers • Ages 5–6

Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Nature truly is a magical place where wonder and adventure are waiting to be discovered behind each and every tree. Explore Pike’s Pond, Yokun Brook, and the fields and forests at Pleasant Valley. Play games and sing camp songs. Look for pond creatures and build secret “gnome home” villages in the woods. Gain a greater connection to nature and curiosity about the outdoors and learn how you can be a steward of the natural world. 

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Explorers • Ages 7–9

Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 7

Get curious as you explore the far reaches of Pleasant Valley in search of the hidden wonders of the natural world. Be ready for days packed with new sights, sounds, smells, and games as you get to know the sanctuary’s many habitats: Hemlock forests, vernal pools, and beaver ponds await! Build survival shelters and learn to identify plants and animals. On Wednesday, hike to the top of Lenox Mountain and venture to the far reaches of Pleasant Valley’s trails.

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Naturalists • Ages 10–13

Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 7

Dive deep into the incredible complexity of the natural world. Explore the sanctuary off the beaten path, play games, and use real scientific techniques to investigate the outdoors. Learn about local wildlife, hike trails throughout the sanctuary—including the legendary Trail of the Ledges—and dive deep into the science of Pleasant Valley.

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Environmental Leadership for Teens

Ages 13–17
One-week sesson: August 5–9  • 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Jump-start your environmental leadership skills in this fun and engaging youth program. Develop practical skills to support climate resiliency in your community. Learn how to identify areas in your community that are  vulnerable to climate change and other impacts and explore how you can make a difference. Participate in service projects around the sanctuary and see what environmental stewardship and action looks like at Mass Audubon.

During the session, we’ll help you set goals for a project in your community. Connect with youth environmental leaders within Mass Audubon and across Massachusetts, so you can keep the momentum going!

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2024 Camp Session 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. With the sliding scale structure, every family enrolls for camp at a tuition rate based on their annual gross income and size of family. 

Mass Audubon Membership

Registering for camp is one of the many benefits of Mass Audubon membership. In order to register for camp, your membership must be current through the end of your camper's last session; if you need to purchase or renew your membership, you should do so as part of your camp registration transaction. 

All camp families registering at Tiers 1–3 will receive a free one-year Family membership (new or renewal), thanks to the generosity of members at the Protector level and higher who chose to donate their free gift membership benefit. 

Review Sliding Scale Tiers

Prior to Registration

To make sure you’re prepared to register for camp, please read our registration instructions and camp policies, which include changes to pricing and membership.