Grow. Work. Play. Celebrate.
At Farm in the Garden Camp, we nurture the seeds of stewardship by connecting children to the Garden, to our food system, to the environment and to one another.
Farm in the Garden Camp provides time, space, and guidance for children to engage in purposeful play in an energizing and kind garden community. Their time in the garden will be spent caring for the plants and animals that sustain us and making good use of the harvest. Participants will plant seedlings, collect eggs, harvest vegetables, go on nature walks, do botanical crafts and so much more! At Farm in the Garden Camp, participants are invited to be part of a community that is committed to educating and inspiring others. We hope to see you this summer!
We Are Ready
After a successful 2021 Camp season, we are happy to welcome campers back to Berkshire Botanical Garden! BBG is carefully following the guidance and recommendations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding COVID 19. Here are health and safety updates for the 2022 camp season:
- Campers will be required to wear masks and maintain a physical distance of 3ft.
- Increased hygiene and sanitation practices.
- Implemented daily cleaning of bathrooms and other facilities.
- Adapted programs to accommodate safety protocols.
- Increased time outside!
NEW IN 2022! FEBRUARY Farm in the Garden Camp
This February we are inviting a small group of campers back to the Garden for fun, friends, and outdoor exploration!
Tuesday, February 22nd - Friday, February 25th
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
$325 Members, $355 Non-Members
A $100 deposit is required upon registration with full payment due by February 1st, 2022.
APRIL Farm in the Garden Camp
This April, please join us for another 4-Days of fun at the garden! Activities will include starting seeds, prepping garden beds, and exploring the gardens!
Tuesday, April 19th - Friday, April 22nd
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM extended care available upon request
$325 Members, $355 Non-Members
A $100 deposit is required upon registration with full payment due by April 1st, 2022.
February and April Garden Camps are open to children age 5 - 10. Capacity is limited capacity to
15 children per session. A $100 deposit is required upon registration.
Registration for February and April Farm In the Garden Camps
Please note, BBG Farm in the Garden Camp will run at a limited capacity due to anticipated COVID regulations. Priority registration will be given to BBG Members. General registration will be open space permitting. Learn more about BBG Memberships here.
November 9th, 2021: BBG Members
November 16th, 2021: General Public (space permitting)
A Typical Day at Farm in the Garden Camp
8:45 to 9:15 Campers arrive
9:15 Opening Circle
9:30 Farm and garden chores
10:15 Activity I
11:15 Activity II
1:00 Free play or story
1:30 Choice Time
2:45 Closing Circle of Thanks
3:00 Campers leave for the day
Financial Aid in the form of “Camperships” is available to families who demonstrate a financial need. Applications for Camperships are included in the Health Forms, which are accessible after registering and paying a $100 deposit. If you are unable to pay for the deposit and would like to be considered for a full scholarship, please reach out to the Camp Director by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Camperships are offered on a first come first serve rolling basis. For questions regarding financial aid, please call the Camp Director at 413-298-4505.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
A $100 deposit is required upon registration to guarantee a spot in Camp, full payment is due by February 1st for February Day Camp, and April 1st for April Day Camp. Should your plans change and you are no longer able to attend Camp, we will refund you the registration fee, minus the deposit. If a camper or an immediate family member tests positive for COVID-19 before or during camp, BBG will offer the option to apply the payment to a future BBG program.
If any future federal, state, or local COVID-19 regulations prevent BBG from running Farm Camp in 2022, all camper families will have the option to receive a full refund, including the otherwise non-refundable $100 deposit. You will also have the option to have your refund transferred to a program credit or turned into a tax-deductible donation to BBG.
SUMMER Farm in the Garden Camp
Open to children 6 -14 years old
Sign up for one or multiple weeks
Camp runs Monday - Friday, 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Currently, no extended care offered in 2022
Group sizes of 8-10 children and 2 educators per group
2022 Summer Camp Session Dates
(1) June 27 - July 1
(2) July 5 - 8 (4-Day Week)
(3) July 11 - 15
(4) July 18 - 22
(5) July 26 - 29
(6) August 1 - 5
(7) August 8 - 12
(8) August 15 - 19*
*Session 8 is running at a limited capacity and is currently only open to ages 6-10.
A $100 deposit per camper is required upon registration. See below for Financial Assistance.
Some of the things we do at Farm Camp:
Feed and care for animals like our chickens
Plant, harvest, water and dig in the children’s vegetable garden
Play games and hear stories
Make botanical creations from things we grow, like balms or natural bug spray
Create art from found natural objects
Have fun and make new friends!
Summer Camp Registration Opening
Priority registration will go to BBG Members and will open to the general public a week later. Learn more about BBG Memberships here.
January 11, 2021: BBG Members
January 18, 2021: General Public (space permitting)
Cancellation and Refund Policy
A $100 deposit is required upon registration to guarantee a spot in Camp,full payment is due by June 1, 2022. Should your plans change and you are no longer able to attend Camp, we will refund you the registration fee, minus the $100 deposit. Please note that no refunds can be given after June 1, 2022. However, if a camper or an immediate family member tests positive for COVID-19 before or during camp, BBG will offer the option to apply the payment to a future BBG program.
If any future federal, state or local COVID-19 regulations prevent BBG from running Farm Camp in 2021, all camper families will have the option to receive a full refund, including the otherwise non-refundable $100 deposit. You will also have the option to have your refund transferred to a program credit or turn the registration fee into a tax-deductible donation to BBG.
Interested in Becoming a Leader-in-Training?
This summer, we welcome LITs to Farm in the Garden Camp0! LITs, or Leaders-in-Training, are teens, ages of 15-18 who help support educators in guiding campers through daily farm, garden, and craft activities. Camp runs Monday-Friday 9AM to 3PM from June 27th- August 19th, and LITs are required to commit to a minimum of 2 consecutive sessions of the summer. There will be a mandatory LIT Training on Thursday, June 23rd. Time of Training TBA.
Camp Sessions are:
Session 1 - 6/27 to 7/1
Session 2 - 7/5 to 7/8 (Short week due to Holiday)
Session 3 - 7/11 to 7/15
Session 4 - 7/18 to 7/22
Session 5 - 7/25 to 7/29
Session 6 - 8/1 to 8/5
Session 7 - 8/8 to 8/12
Session 8 - 8/15 to 8/19
Apply to become an LIT here!
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