We camp at the YMCA Berkshire Outdoor Center in Becket, Massachusetts. Camp Casco requires no camping experience whatsoever! We like to think of Camp Casco as more of an experience in "glamping". "Glamping" refers to "glamorous camping", and means that our campers enjoy electricity, indoor wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, hot water, and single or bunk beds.
We stay in the Manor Lodge, a large two-story building with wheelchair-accessible entrances to both floors (see right). We share one large common room for cabin time, and our spare bedroom is transformed into our "Med Shed". Campers are assigned to their bedrooms by gender, and every bedroom has at least 2 counselors assigned to it. Being housed in one lodge means that lots of helpful adults are always nearby, and that the Med Shed is convenient to everyone.
The campsite itself is quite large, so we take this into consideration when planning our daily activities to maximize our time and energy. On the campus map (right), we've highlighted our lodge and the areas of camp we visit the most throughout the week. In general, the campsite has wide, flat, dirt paths that are not steep. We take short walks between activities, and all-terrain wheelchairs are always available for any camper to use throughout the week.
Camp Casco abides by all state health regulations for summer camps and is licensed by the Becket Board of Health. Camp Casco follows the Gold Ribbon standards suggested by Children's Oncology Camping Association, International.