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Camp Russell

The camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.



Returning Campers CLICK HERE TO REGISTER        


To provide ample time to compile registration reports for the coming week, registration will CLOSE at 10:00am the Friday before each week of Camp. All changes to registration must be made before 10:00am on Friday. 

No Exceptions.

The Camp Experience

Camp Russell is located on over 200 acres on Richmond Shores.  It is the summer home of the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires.  Day Camp operates from June through August yearly.

The overall camp consists of the following:  dining hall, infirmary, recreation hall, 2 directors cabins, girls cabin, 2 brick structure cabins, boathouse, wilson storage cabin, pool house, pavilion, handicap access in ground wading pool.

Camp grounds offer:  playground area, a 9 hole miniature golf course, soccer and ball fields, and an outdoor basketball courts.  A full waterfront area for swimming and boating.  On any given week 150 – 250 campers attend camp daily.

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.
Numerous activities include a comprehensive waterfront i.e. (sailing, water trampoline, water skiing, tubing, kayaking), competitive and non-competitive games, in ground swimming pool, arts and crafts, animal care, fishing, gardening, hiking, various special events and field trips.
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!
  1. Day Camp  - (Must have completed Kindergarten) Grades 1 through 8
     Campers will explore a wide range of age-appropriate structured, supervised activities. In the afternoon, Campers will                 design their own activity schedule by selecting from 10 different actives. 
  2. Sports Camp - (Must have completed Kindergarten) Grades 1 through 8
      Sports Camp offers athletic based activities organized by age. In the afternoon, Campers will design their own activity                schedule by selecting from 10 different activities. 
  3. Leader In Training (L.I.T.) - (Entering grades 9 & 10)
      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. 

Each camp has the option of Before & After Care or our After School program, for only $10 a day your child can be dropped off at the club as early as 7:30 with picked up no later than 5:30.

Additional Care Options

1.) After School

This program is for the 52 week children. Children can be dropped off as early as 7:30 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires school age room. At 8:15 they will load the bus and head off to camp. After Camp the children will play in our school age room until 5:30. They will receive snack. They will have access to the gym. All staff are EEC qualified.

*NEFW voucher accepted.

(Additional fees apply)

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

2.) Before & After Care

This program is for children that are not in the  after school program. Children can be dropped off as early as 7:30 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires Lighthouse Café. Children will be load the bus at 8:15 and head to camp. After camp children will play in the big gym until 5:30.

(Additional fees apply)


Fees & Payment Information

$175* per week or $340* for every 2 weeks registered

LIT Program: $100* or $400* for 4+ weeks registered

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

Additional Care Options are extra - $50 per week



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 $175 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. Weekly payment plans are not available after 6/22, biweekly after 7/13 and monthly after 6/1. Once payment schedules end, payment must be made in full to attend (complete registration).

                                                    Choose 1 of our 3 payment plans

Monthly Payment Schedule

$175 payment at time of reg.




7/5/19 last payment




 Bi -Weekly Payment Schedule

$175 payment at time of reg.







6/28/19 last payment



Weekly Payment Schedule

$175 payment at time of reg.













6/28/19 last payment


We accept credit/debit, checks, cash and NEFW 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 or checking account.


What to Bring / NOT bring to Camp

 What You Need Everyday:
- Swim Suit
- Towel
- Water bottle
- T-Shirt
- Shorts
- Sunscreen
- Insect Repellent
- Sneakers
 What NOT to Bring:
- Fidget Spinners
- Pokemon Cards
- Cellphones
- Ipads, Tablets and Ipods
- Electronic games 
- Unnecessary sports equipment
- Stuffed animals & Toys
- Trading cards
- Electronic games
- Expensive clothes/ accessories
- Weapons of any sort - fake or real!

Bus Stops

Location Morning           Afternoon
Greenridge Plaza  8:00am 4:05pm
Williams Elementary 8:10am 3:55pm
Elm St. Car Wash 8:10am 4:00pm
Miller Supply Co. 8:20am 3:50pm
Allendale Underground 8:00am 4:10pm
Herberg/Pomeroy Ave 8:15pm 3:50pm
Guardian Life 8:15pm 3:55pm
Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires 8:20am 3:45pm
Berkshire Humane Society 8:25am 3:40pm

2019 Camp Weeks

Week 1:   June 24 - June 28

Week 2:     July 1 - July 5
(NO camp on the 4th of July)

Week 3:     July 8 - July 12

Week 4:     July 15 - July 19

Week 5:     July 22 - July 26

Week 6:     July 29 - August 2

Week 7:     August 5 - August 9

Week 8:     August 12 - August 16


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