Rookie Days 2022

When Is My Child Ready For Camp?

girls-friends-waterfrontThere are many ways to tell if your child is ready for camp. One common way that we see is if your child starts asking about camp or is curious in learning/exploring more. If you’re searching or starting to have a conversation about it and your child seems excited by something they see or hear then they are also demonstrating their readiness. If you’re not sure, start to have a conversation with your child about the possibility of camp and gauge their reaction. Another great step is to try out on of our Rookie Days to get a feel for camp.

What Is Rookie Day?

Rookie Days at Berkshire Hills are the perfect opportunity for your child to enjoy and see camp through the eyes of a BHEC camper. The day will begin together at 10:00am. After a little snack and some getting to know one another, your child will join a camper buddy from their age group and a counselor and be swept away to experience fun activities and tour camp while being engaged and making connections. Before heading off your child will receive a sweet treat and goody bag from camp as a memory of all the fun they had during the Rookie Day!

Parents, while your child experiences camp and hops off to an adventure with new friends and our terrific staff, you will have the opportunity to tour camp with our Executive Director, Adam Weinstein and our Assistant Director, Jenn Carbone. There will be plenty of time to ask all those questions on your mind and to speak to other staff throughout camp.
Once the tour has concluded, enjoy an afternoon exploring the wonderful Berkshires and Hudson Valley region. Some of our recommendations include:
• Great Barrington, MA: Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants on Railroad Street and grab a scoop at SOCO Creamery
• Hudson, NY: Explore shops and restaurants along Warren Street
• Millerton, NY: Grab some lunch and take a walk along the Harlem Valley Rail Trail
• Bash Bish Falls: Enjoy a scenic hike up to the waterfall

wave-watertubeRookie Days will take place on:
• Sunday, July 17th
• Sunday, July 24th

Register here.

After a day spent at Berkshire Hills, your child will feel ready to join us for a summer full of fun in 2023!

Rookie Day Schedule

ROOKIE DAY SCHEDULE 
10:00amArrival
10:15amWelcome: Grab a bite, get to know your camp buddy and counselor
10:30amRookies enjoy their first activity choice with their camp buddy
10:30amParent tour with the Executive Director and Assistant Director
11:30pmRookies enjoy their second activity choice with their camp buddy
12:30pmLunch for Rookies in the Dining Hall with campers in their age group
12:30pmParents depart for lunch and to explore the local area
1:00pmBunk tour and s'mores at the Treehouse
2:30pmLake party with swimming, boating, inflatables, and music
3:30pmParents return to pickup their Rookies after a fun day!