Camp Berkshire, a former country dub, is located in the beautiful hills of upstate New York, just 80 miles from New York City. It was purchased in April of 1963 by the Greater New York Conference under the administration of Eric Jones. The camp has seen many changes since the early years and remains a blessing and haven of rest for those in New York City, as well as those from the surrounding areas.
Camp Berkshire is primarily a summer facillity, but does have winter capacity for 66 persons in our motels, which also include kitchens and private baths. Additional seasonal cabins (374 beds) are also available (family cabins with private baths, dorm-style cabins with shared baths, some of which are for housekeeping). There are 27 RV sites, as well as designated tents pads, both with and without hookups. Recreation includes swimming, boating, softball, basketball, volleyball, and 300 acres of wooded hiking trails. The main auditorium seats 1,600, and five meeting rooms are also available.
CAMP PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL FEATURES
Camp Berkshire hosts up to six different language campmeetings throughout the year, as well as a United campmeeting, youth camp, family camp, and spiritual retreats. We also host many training seminars and special events, not only for the Greater New York Conference but for the surrounding conferences as well.
DIRECTIONS TO CAMP
From Queens or Long Island:
Take the Whitestone Bridge to the Bronx. Stay to the left when you go out of the toll plaza and continue north on Hutchinson River Parkway. Continue north for about 16 miles. When you pass the service area in the median move to the left lane to exit to 684 North. Continue north on 684 for about 29 miles. Interstate 684 will end but the road continues north as NY 22. Continue north on NY 22 for 18 miles. You will pass the Harlem Valley-Wingdale Metro North Station on your left. Shortly after this take the right fork of the road - NY 55 East. After a little less than a mile (where NY 55 makes a sharp right turn), continue straight on Dutchess County Route 6. After a little more than ½ mile you will come to the first right turn. Turn right here on Reagans Mill Road. You will immediately go over a bridge. In a little less than a mile the main flow of the road will bear to the left. This is Berkshire Road. Continue on Berkshire Road for about ½ mile to Camp Berkshire.
From other parts of New York City, or in case of accidents and/or traffic congestion, there are several alternate routes.
You can take the West Side Highway north, continue north on Henry Hudson Parkway and Saw Mill River Parkway to 684.
Or take 87 north to the Cross County Parkway, go east to the Hutchinson River Parkway and then north on the Hutchinson River Parkway.
Or take 87 north to the Saw Mill River Parkway and go north on the Saw Mill River Parkway to 684.
Or take the Bronx River Parkway north to the Sprain Brook Parkway to the Saw Mill River Parkway and go north on the Saw Mill River Parkway to 684.
Or take 95 north to Hutchinson River Parkway (in Co-op City, Bronx) and continue north on Hutchinson River Parkway.
Busses, Commercial Vehicles, Trailers:
Busses, commercial vehicles and trailers are not allowed on Parkways.
From the west side of the Bronx take 87 North to 287 East to 684 North.
From the east side of the Bronx take 95 North to 287 West to 684 North.