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Camp office: 413-698-2716  
Going to be absent? Have a question about programming?  Call the office at Camp. 

Camp Nurse : 413-698-3498


Important Links: 

COVID Control Plan

Parent Handbook

Camp Brochure

Emergency Response Plan

Financial Aid Application

Bus Routes 

Lunch Menu



CDC COVID-19 Information

How to Protect Yourself & Others
What to Do If You Are Sick


This camp must comply with regulations of the MDPH & be licensed by the LBOH

Camp Weeks

Anticipated Camp Weeks for 2022! 

Please add your child to the waitlist for the weeks that are full. 


Week: June 27 - July 1 - FULL 
Week: July 5- July 8 ( Closed Monday ) - FULL 
Week: July 11 - July 15 - FULL 
Week: July 18 - July 22 - FULL
Week: July 25 - July 29 - FULL 
Week: August 1 - August 5 - FULL 
Week: August 8 - August 12 - FULL 
Week: August 15 - August 19 - FULL 



Register early! 

2021 sold out 6 of 8 weeks. 

Transportation

Bus transportation for 2022!

  • CLICK HERE for a list of bus stops and times.  Please allow extra time for bus transportation - times are approximate.
  • Please view the Parent Handbook for rules and policies for transportation.  

  • Parent Pick up & drop off AT CAMP is NO EARLIER than 8:30am and NO LATER than 3:30pm
  • If you select the Club as your bus stop pick up is NO EARLIER than 8:00am and NO LATER than 4:00pm. 
  • ALL CHANGES,  to registration for the upcoming week MUST be made by 10:00am on Fridays. **This includes changes to bus stops. **

The Camp Experience


Camp Russell Experience

Campers will be organized into age appropriate groups with a 2:10 staff ratio.

In Day Camp the groups will have individual schedules that follow an itinerary of activities such as swim time, nature adventures, arts and crafts, and group games. In Sports Camp, campers will be learning how to train as athletes as well as learn new skills for their favorite sports. 

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 without losing the fun of Summer Camp, sanitizing stations are available in different areas, as well as thorough cleaning after group use in areas. 

** Drop-off at the Boys & Girls Club is no earlier than 8am and pick-up at the Boys & Girls Club is no later than 4pm UNLESS you have registered for the Active After Schoolers or Extended Play programs.** If you are registered for one of the extended care programs drop-off is 7:30am and pick-up is no later than 5:30pm.

Parent Pick up & drop off AT CAMP is NO EARLIER than 8:30am and NO LATER than 3:30pm

Parent Pick up and drop off at Camp Russell located at 341 Boys Club Road Richmond, MA is no earlier than 8:30am and no later than 3:30pm. 

We are providing lunch for the 2022 camp season. If you send your child with a lunch Camp Russell does not have the ability to heat lunches but can provide a refrigerated area for storage. Please send your camper with a refillable water bottle.

The Camp store is operating at this year.

Click here for our COVID-19 Control Plan. 

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Camp Russell, located on over 200 acres on Richmond Shores, is the summer home of the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires. 

Camp operates from June through August yearly. On any given week,250 – 380 campers attend.

The most influential and genuine learning experiences often occur outside traditional classrooms. These learning experiences generate enthusiasm among young people and leave lasting impressions on their development.

Camp activities include: sailing, water skiing, tubing, kayaking, competitive and non-competitive games, swimming, arts and crafts, animal care, fishing, gardening, hiking, various special events, and field trips. 

Camp facilities include: dining hall, infirmary, recreation hall, 2 directors cabins, girls cabin, 2 brick structure cabins, boathouse, wilson storage cabin, pool house, pavilion, and a handicap accessible in-ground wading pool.

The camp grounds offer: playground area, soccer and ball fields, outdoor basketball court,  in ground beach pool and a full waterfront area for swimming and boating.

Summer vacations are an ideal time for members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires to engage in physical & learning opportunities. The Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires summer camp activities reinforce important skills that are often not focused on when school is not in session. 


Camp Programs

We have options for every child!

Day Camp
Campers explore a wide range of age-appropriate structured, supervised activities. Day Campers will have individual schedules that follow an itinerary of activities such as swim time, nature adventures, arts and crafts, and group games.
Eligibility: Grades 1 through 8. Must have completed Kindergarten. Boys & Girls Club membership required. 

Sports Camp
Sports Camp offers athletic based activities organized by age. Sports campers will be learning how to train as athletes as well as learn new skills for their favorite sports. Eligibility: Grades 1 through 8. Must have completed Kindergarten. Boys & Girls Club membership required. 


Leader In Training (L.I.T.)
The L.I.T. program helps teens learn teamwork oriented leadership skills and builds self-confidence. L.I.T's will be assigned to work with counselors to help with campers while experiencing Camp Russell at it's fullest.  
Eligibility: Entering grades 9 & 10. Boys & Girls Club membership required. 

Recreational Therapy
Recreational Therapy, which is on its 50th year, program emphasize the continuation of a school IEP objectives to prevent significant regression, emphasis on the development of positive self esteem, and age appropriate social skills. 
Eligibility: Any individual with an Independent Education Program (IEP) ages 6 to 22. Boys & Girls Club membership required. 


Additional Care Options

Active After Schoolers
This program is for children enrolled full-time year-round in After School program. Children can be dropped off as early as 7:30 AM at the Club with pick-up no later than 5:30pm.   All staff are EEC qualified.

Additional fees apply. SHCCR voucher accepted.

Additional forms are required for this program and are available on your parent dashboard once you have registered. 


Extended Play
This program is for children that are not in the full-time year-round After School program. Children can be dropped off as early as 7:30 AM at the Club and picked up no later than 5:30pm. 

Additional fees apply.

2022 Fees & Payments

WEEKLY RATES

Day & Sports Camp
$180 per week

 
LIT Program
$100 per week  **New Pricing for 2022, no multiweek discounts**

Additional Care Options
$50 per week

*A current Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires Membership ($20 + a $3 service fee) is required to attend camp

No Daily Rate Available


REGISTER EARLY!

Payment plans are only available if you register early. Take advantage of our Summer Camp payment plans and spread your payments out. We offer 3 payment schedules.  Please keep in mind our payment dates will not be changed. When setting up a payment plan, you must make a payment of $180 per child at the time of registration then your remaining balance will be divided by the number of payment dates remaining in the payment plan you select. The longer you wait to register the less payments you make resulting in higher payments. Once payment schedules end, payment must be made in full to attend (complete registration).

  Choose 1 of our 3 payment plans

Monthly Payment Schedule


$180 payment at time of reg.

4/1

5/6

6/3

7/1


 

 

 

 Bi -Weekly Payment Schedule


$180 payment at time of reg.

4/1

4/15

4/29

5/13

5/27

6/10

6/24

Weekly Payment Schedule

$180 payment at time of reg.


4/1

4/8

4/15

4/22

4/29

5/6

5/13

5/20

5/27

6/3

6/10

6/17

6/24

   



We accept credit/debit, cash and SHCCR vouchers.

IMPORTANT: You must pay in full for camp or enroll in one of our payment plans to be registered for camp. All payment plan payments will be automatically deducted from your credit/debit card, no cash or check option for payment plans. 

 

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