About Us

About Us

Camp Emerson is an overnight summer camp for girls and boys, age 7-15. Our campers design their own programs from 50 activities including: athletics, visual arts, performing arts, watersports on 2 lakes, swimming in our heated pool, wilderness and our Step Beyond Program – cooking, science, engineering, rocketry, CO2 race cars, woodworking and more!

Camp Emerson is located on 170 beautiful acres in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts – 3 hours from Boston and New York City.

My parents started Camp Emerson in 1968. As the Camp Director, I’m known for taking the time to understand every child and family. 100 passionate staff supervise our 220 campers.

Camp Emerson is also a Food Allergy Specialist. We are peanut, treenut, sesame and shellfish free. Children with multiple anaphylactic allergies eat safely and can focus on being themselves and having fun.

Join us for either 2, 4 or 6 weeks during our children’s camp or come for Family Camp or our Women’s Getaway Weekends.

If you are a First Time Camper and want to find out more about our overnight camp 2 week program click here.
We go into great detail about how this is a perfect way for kids to try summer camp for the first time


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Number of peanuts and treenuts allowed at camp = 0!