Message from the directors
Summers at Camp Half Moon offers a true summer camp experience.
For kids, a summer spent at camp is a special time: making new friends, learning new skills, and having fun. They are creating memories that last a lifetime. Since 1922, Camp Half Moon has been helping kids explore the world around them, while learning about themselves and others.
To the families and campers who come to us summer after summer, we are known as “The Best Little Camp in the Berkshires.” One reason is our size. Our camp is small by design. Our camper to counselor ratio is five to one. Each child receives individual attention; we get to know all our campers by name. This kind of personal, individualized camping experience gives children a strong sense of importance, connection and belonging.
As Camp Director, it has been my great pleasure to observe first hand how summer camp can transform children into strong, young adults. Camp Half Moon is proud of our heritage of building lifetime memories, summer after summer. As part of that heritage, your children can look forward to a summer that is safe, healthy, happy, meaningful…and fun!
Ric Fritch and Gretchen Mann Fritch, Camp Directors
The spirit of Camp Half Moon is developed in each and every camper, through interpersonal relationships and fun, exciting activities. Campers receive consistent guidance in choosing activities, discovering new friendships and the routine of daily living. Discipline, when needed, is used as an opportunity for understanding how inappropriate behavior affects everyone in the group.
We encourage and respect the individuality of every one of our campers, while helping each child feel a part of camp life. Recognizing individual achievements in the presence of peers is the best way we know of to build and nurture a child’s self image.
Evenings and weekends are the perfect time for group games, camp fires and theater. Sunsets on the lake are perfect for twilight swims, or fishing. Evenings are also a great time to relax, and reflect on the accomplishments of the day. Weekends include offsite trips and overnight camping. The Berkshires offer the finest in culture and entertainment, including Tanglewood (the summer home of the Boston Symphony). For a different kind of fun, there is also the Jiminy Peak Mountain Slide and White Water Rafting.