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Camp Unleashed-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 Flyball. 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.
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BringFido Guest Rating

Camp Unleashed-Berkshires has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Brigidanne
    More than a year ago
    Best Treat Ever!!

    Camp Unleashed is so wonderful. I attended this camp with my dog for the first time last year. (2014 Fall Session - Berkshires) We had a great time. She/I met lots of fellow campers and their people. We learned a few dance moves, gave agility a try, played in the water and went on a few dog hikes - all off leash. You can do as much or as little as you want.

    Being my first time I lived in fear that my dog would see a chipmunk and off she would go running after it and end up lost in the woods, but that wasn't the case. The power of the pack and the camaraderie of the other dogs kept the dogs all behaved (by human standards). Of all the dogs, only one dog, young who was a little over a year old, was on leash the entire time.

    The accommodations are rustic but it is a children's summer camp cabin so don't expect the Hilton. Food served was all wonderful. Camp staff was excellent.

    I raved about the place to all my co-workers and friends so much so that I signed up for another session this year. It is so worth the time and money. Do yourself a favor and sign up.

  • Mark
    More than a year ago
    dog heaven

    If you have ever wondered about attending a dog camp with your best friend then wonder no more. I have discovered the best kept secret this side of the Mississippi. Only a 3 hour drive from Syracuse.

    Its name is Camp Unleashed and is located in the Berkshire Mtns of Mass. A 4 day, 3 night escape where dogs and their owners embark on a weekend of pure bliss.

    Take it from one who knows. I have been to Camp Unleashed the past five years with my girls Shelby and Greta a 6 year Chocolate and 5 year Black Lab respectively. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine a place where dogs can have the freedom to be dogs. swimming,hiking,playing and learning. Two-legged and four-legged friends on one big happy bonding experience.

    If you are a true dog lover sign up for a weekend at camp unleashed RIGHT NOW!!! Me and the girls have met what will certainly be lifelong friends at Camp Unleashed.

    I cannot praise Annie, the founder of this place enough for giving true dog lovers what they will certainly remember during those long "dog days" of summer and the rest of the year.

    What you will experience surrounded by others just like yourself who's utmost satisfaction is gleaned from seeing their best friends meet new friends while having the unrestrained time of their lives.

    14 1/2 miles of hiking trails; lakes and ponds to swim in and classes and activities ranging from obedience, agility, and Frisbee to dog massage techniques, rally-o and canine nutrition.

    Do as little or as much as you want. You won't want to miss this opportunity.

    I will be making my third trek to Camp Unleashed the first weekend in September. Unfortunately that weekend is sold out. The Director limits the number of dogs that can attend to 50 to keep things manageable and fun for all.

    Due to the word of mouth excitement this place has generated through its exposure this past March on the Rachel Ray show on the Food Network the director has added another session for the last week in September with spots still available for those who wish to attend.

    If I had the vacation time I would sign up to come back just two weeks after attending just because I know from experience how much my girls love every aspect of camp life.

    Trust me, I am not a spokesperson for the place. I'm just a dog fanatic that cannot contain my enthusiasm for such a wonderful place.

    Please check it out online and see for yourself.

    Better yet sign up today and start planning your trip. your and your loved ones will be glad you did.


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