Berkshire is the perfect location for your summer program, professional conference, academic workshop, leadership retreat or team training facility. With a dorm capacity of 400, phenomenal athletic facilities, and outstanding food service, Berkshire is the perfect location to host your program. Our 400-acre campus is located at the base of Mount Everett (2,624 ft.) in Sheffield, Massachusetts, in the heart of the Berkshire Hills. The local area is a popular tourist destination for world-renowned arts and culture, health and wellness retreats and spectacular nature, including the Appalachian Trail, which is a short hike from campus.
- JACKMAN L. STEWART ATHLETIC CENTER
- SOFFER ATHLETIC CENTER
- ALLEN THEATER
- DIXON OBSERVATORY
- BELLAS/DIXON MATH AND SCIENCE CENTER
- KENNARD VISUAL ARTS CENTER
The Jackman L. Stewart Athletic Center features two ice rinks, including one Olympic-sized sheet with an 800-seat capacity, 14 locker rooms, athletic offices, an athletic training room, meeting spaces and the Picotte Family Fitness Center. One rink converts to a field house with four tennis courts that can also be used for community-wide events.
Renovated in 2011, Allen Theater is ideal for theater, dance and musical performances. The theater includes seating for about 450, a main stage, a video and visual control booth, high-tech lighting, and a green room for performers and guests.
The adjoined Allen House is also home to the Barbara Kenefick Center for Learning (KCL), WBSL Radio, and Berkshire’s film department.
The Dixon Observatory houses state-of-the-art equipment that gives participants the opportunity to make detailed observations of both bodies within the solar system as well as deep space objects. In addition, the tracking mount and CCD camera allows students to conduct advanced astro-imaging of faint galaxies and nebulae.
The flagship of the observatory is the 14” Meade LX200GPS telescope with equatorial wedge.
Berkshire’s Bellas/Dixon Math and Science Center opened in 2012 and is certified LEED Gold. The 48,000-square-foot building features six math classrooms, eight science classroom labs, a 100-seat teaching auditorium, department offices, and two advanced math/science labs equipped with state-of-the-art research tools.
Kennard Visual Arts Center is a two-story, 14,708-square-foot building that houses all the visual arts programs under one roof. KVAC
provides state-of-the-art classrooms for extensive visual arts programs, including: expansive new Studio Art and Ceramics classrooms; a new classroom for Digital Art, Digital Photography and Digital Music; a digital printing lab; a Sculpture Studio; department offices and other support facilities. In addition, The Warren Family Gallery showcases student artwork as well as exhibits from alumni and local artists.
For more information on Summer Programs at Berkshire contact:
Director of Summer Programsclandosky@berkshireschool.org