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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 at Wild Acres

Berkshire Nature Camp at Wild Acres is a free summer day camp for children who attend three public schools in Pittsfield, MA, thanks to a grant from the City of Pittsfield. Free bus transportation, breakfast, and lunch are provided. 

  • 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 huddled around a white bin that contains pond water and a live fish
    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
  • Two campers at Arcadia Nature Camp make silly faces for the camera from inside a shelter they've made using branches and twigs wedged between trees
    Arcadia Nature Camp, Easthampton, © Phil Doyle
  • A smiling camper at Arcadia Nature Camp holds a leave up to his eye and peers through the holes made by a hungry insect
    Arcadia Nature Camp, Easthampton, © Phil Doyle
  • Young campers jumping up in the air at Arcadia

About Wild Acres Camp

At Wild Acres day camp, campers ages 5–11 have fun and make friends as they discover the wonders of nature. Children will learn about plants and animals, play interactive games, and hike the trails to explore the nature all around us. Campers should be prepared to spend the entire day outdoors and dress appropriately for the weather.

Dates & Times

Weekly sessions from June 24–August 2 (no camp on July 4)
Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Location

Wild Acres Conservation Area (also called Wild Acres Park)
South Mountain Road, Pittsfield, near the Pittsfield Municipal Airport

How to Register

Please note: Registration for Wild Acres camp is open only to children who attend one of three schools in Pittsfield: Morningside Community School, Conte Community School, and Crosby Elementary School. 

  1. To register online for Wild Acres camp, click the link for your desired session dates from the list below your child's age group.
  2. Click the Register button and add a "Nonmember Child" to your cart. (If you know you are currently an active Mass Audubon member, you may choose "Member Child" but it is not necessary; it makes no difference which you select, the price is still free.) Repeat this step for any additional children you are registering for a camp session at Wild Acres.
  3. Click the "Continue to Checkout" button. You will be prompted to enter your email address. If you already have an account with Mass Audubon, you may login at this time, or you may create a new account.
  4. On the "My Account" page, click the "Add participant info" link. Add the child's name, date of birth, grade level, and gender to complete each child's profile. 
  5. Click the "Check out now" button.
  6. Update your (the child's parent or primary caregiver's) contact information. The "Billing Address" is for contact information only; you will not be billed for Wild Acres camp. At least one contact phone number is required. Click the "Save" button, then click the "My Account" button to return to your account page.
  7. Select "Check out now" and then click the "Register" button to complete your transaction. At a later time, you will be asked to provide health information about your child via CampDoc, a secure system we use to store medical records that enable us to provide the best possible care for your child.

Age Groups & Session Dates

NOTE: There will be no camp on July 4.

Wood Frogs (Ages 5–6)

Session 1: June 24–28
Session 2: July 1–5*
Session 3: July 8–12
Session 4: July 15–19
Session 5: July 22–26
Session 6: July 29–August 2

Painted Turtles (Ages 7–8)

Session 1: June 24–28
Session 2: July 1–5*
Session 3: July 8–12
Session 4: July 15–19
Session 5: July 22–26
Session 6: July 29–August 2

Great Blue Herons (Ages 9–11)

Session 1: June 24–28
Session 2: July 1–5*
Session 3: July 8–12
Session 4: July 15–19
Session 5: July 22–26
Session 6: July 29–August 2

*No camp on July 4

Contact Information

If you have questions or need assistance signing your child up for camp, please contact the appropriate person for your child's school, as listed below:

Morningside Community School

Caleb Harmon
[email protected]
413-448-9690

Conte Community School

Sean Timpane
[email protected]
413-418-1050

Crosby Elementary School

Nicole Freeman
[email protected]

Sam Kastrinakis
[email protected]

Or call 413-448-9670