Traditional Camp


Welcome to Berkshire Hills. 2021 is our 90th Anniversary, and we cannot wait to have the sound of children playing on the shores of Miller Pond in celebration. Berkshire Hills campers love camp because of the fun they have and the close friendships they develop. I love camp because we build a values-based community every summer where all children can be themselves, learn from our staff and each other, and challenge themselves in a safe and supportive environment.

As the former Executive Director for the American Camp Association, NY and NJ, I have seen hundreds of camps and know what makes Berkshire Hills so very special. With just 250 campers, Berkshire Hills manageable size and highly trained staff makes it easy for children to feel at home quickly. Our co-ed program not only gives campers the opportunity to interact with their individual bunks, but to integrate with the entire camp community all summer long. Finally, Berkshire Hills 640 acre secluded site with a private lake lets all of our campers connect to the natural world. Berkshire Hills has terrific facilities, incredibly maintained property and well thought out nutritious dining plan. Our down to earth community prioritizes friendships, values and independence instilling life lessons for everyone.

In addition to all our regular preparations for camp, this year, Berkshire Hills is also preparing to safely operate camp during what hopefully will be the tail end of the pandemic. We are working closely with the American Camp Association, the New York State and Columbia County Health Departments, and a private expert, Dr. Laura Blaisdell, to prepare for a safe summer. Having seen many camps in other states operate safely last summer, I am confident that we can give your child a fun and safe camp experience this summer.

I hope our website gives you a great introduction to camp. Please give me a call to learn more about how Berkshire Hills can become a home away from home for your child.

Adam Weinstein