Ritt Kellogg Mountain Program
Berkshire School boasts an asset no other college preparatory school can claim: Mt. Everett, the second highest mountain in Massachusetts. Berkshire celebrates the mountain it lies beneath with the Ritt Kellogg Mountain Program (RKMP), named after a 1985 alumnus who died in 1992 while climbing Mt. Foraker in Alaska.
Read more about Berkshire School Alumnus Ritt Kellogg '85.
The RKMP encourages students to interact with natural resources and fosters an interdependancy between the campus and its natural surroundings. More specifically, the RKMP uses Berkshire's natural resources to promote academic growth, to challenge athletically, to teach leadership, to develop character and to foster environmental responsibility.
Clubs and Activities:
Maple Syrup Corporation
Ropes Course Training
A Trail to Every Classroom
Beyond The Mountain (click here for more):
Recent summer trips include: Climbing Kilimanjaro, Safari on the Serengeti Plain, Mountain biking in the Andes of Peru, Hiking in Machu Picchu, Canyoning in the Pyrenees of Spain, Visit to Barcelona, Deep water soloing in Thailand, Exploring Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Dune boarding the Sahara Desert, Surfing off the coast of Morocco.
Watch a video about Berkshire's Boat Building Program here:
Biology Class Visits the Sugar House - March 2014:
See A Slideshow from a Maple Syrup Bottling Event in 2013: