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Camp Unleashed Berkshires at Camp Becket of the YMCA in Becket, MA
   May 29-June 1 and August 29-September 1, 2014



About Camp Berkshires

Camp Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA, in Becket, Massachusetts is in the beautiful Berkshires.  This rustic camp has a charming vintage feel. Set on 1,300 forested acres alongside a pristine, spring-fed, private 100-acre lake with two beach waterfronts, it is a little less than three hours from New York City and Boston — the perfect retreat for city dogs who dream of the unleashed life.

Hike through the cool, lush mountains. Discover your dog’s talents at Agility and Scent Games.  Paint your inner dog at Barks & Crafts. Learn new tricks with your dog and find out what it takes to become a Certified Therapy Dog Team. Canoe together in the lake, meet new friends, hear the latest on dog behavior and nutrition, and howl around the evening campfire.  All in a safe, friendly atmosphere with your dog. 

Camp Unleashed Berkshires offers dogs and their people a weekend retreat organized to be fun, satisfying, relaxing and educational.  Daily activities are planned to keep the dogs active and participatory.  Presentations and workshops teach campers how to take the best care of their dog.  Sports are led by experts to engage the dogs and help campers understand how to maximize their dog's abilities. Participation in activities is optional, and some campers may choose to simply relax by the lake with their dogs.

Camp Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).

See our sample schedule.

Camp sessions can fill quickly, so be sure to register early!

 

Rustic, cozy cabins

 Private lake

Historic Gibson Hall

Meals, Lodging & Rates


Camp Unleashed Berkshire Package Prices are per person. Fee includes all costs of lodging, meals and programs.

Shared Cabin (3-4 people) $799 per person
Double-Occupancy Cabin $899 per person*
Single-Occupancy Cabin $999

* If two people with only one dog between them are sharing a Double-Occupancy cabin or room, the fee for the second person is only $630.

Choose from three types of accommodations.  Single-Occupancy provides one person a private cabin or room in Gibson Hall. Double-Occupancy provides one cabin (or
room) for two people with separate beds. Shared Cabin is designed to house three to four people (although alcoves provide some privacy). 

Experience Camp Becket by flashlight in a spacious woodsy cabin (see photo in left hand column) with a nearby modern washhouse, or if electricity and indoor plumbing are your priority, choose a private room in two-story historic Gibson Hall (see bottom most photo in left hand column.)  Rates are the same for either cabin or Gibson Hall.  Please note that Gibson Hall is at the outer edge of camp and therefore a longer walk to most activities. For more detailed description and images, see Berkshire Housing Options.   All campers and their dogs bunk togetherFor a more detailed description see
Berkshire Lodging Options.

All of the cabins and rooms are furnished simply with wooden twin-size bunk beds and cubby holes for your belongings. Extra mattresses are available to double up for more comfort or you may bring your own air mattress. 

Campers bring their own dog food, flashlights, towels, and a sleeping bag or bedding. We can refrigerate your dog's food if necessary. 
Three healthy adult meals (with options for vegetarians and vegans) are served daily, including a full salad bar at both lunch and dinner. 
 
Once your balance is paid in full (approximately 60 days prior to camp start date), you will be sent a Camp Unleashed Berkshires Orientation Packet via email, including forms to return, a list of what to bring, directions, details about program activities and other important particulars.

If you would like to register for camp, but need to be matched with suitable roommates, we will find one for you. Simply check the box on the registration form or call us to discuss options.
Email annie@campunleashed.com for more details.

Discounts
 are available. In particular, we encourage you to refer your friends and receive a $25 discount for each referral. 


Payment / Cancellation Policies

A deposit of $200 per person is required and is non-refundable under all circumstances. Once you register you will be directed to a detailed survey questionnaire to determine if your dog has the skills and temperament appropriate for an unleashed camp. (If your dog is not accepted you will receive a complete refund.) The full amount of the package you select must be paid 60 days before camp. 



Because our highest priority is a safe, relaxed environment we reserve the right to ask you to leave camp WITHOUT A REFUND if we deem your dog to be a danger to other dogs or people at camp.   For more information see Camp Rules, or email annie@campunleashed.com to discuss.

All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.    
The final balance is due 60 days prior to the session start date. You will receive an email from us with an invoice for your balance.

Cancellation Policy:
  If you cancel 60 days or more in advance of the camp session for which you are registered, all money will be refunded less the $200 per person deposit unless you simply wish to transfer to another session date.
  If you cancel 30-59 days in advance, 50% of the total fees paid will be refunded less the $200 per person deposit.  
  If you cancel 10-29 days in advance,  a 50% refund (less the $200 per person deposit) is contingent on our ability to fill your slot.  
  If you cancel less less than 10 days in advance, we unfortunately cannot refund any payments.  

Cancellation for Health Reasons: If a medical or veterinary reason prevents you or your dog from attending and you submit a medical or veterinary doctors signature to that effect, we will either transfer the deposits to another session date of your choice or refund 100% of your balance (less the $200 per person deposit), up until 10 days prior to camp.  After that, unfortunately we cannot refund any payments.  

There will be no refunds for cancellations on or after the day the program starts, for late arrivals or for early departures. This cancellation policy applies even if the cancellation is for medical reasons.

Camp Unleashed reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. In the event of such cancellation, you will be given a complete refund.

Returned checks are subject to $30 fee.