Preparing for Arrival Day
Okay, you signed up for camp back in January, you’ve read the Athlete Handbook and the Away From Home Guide. You even liked all of our #TBT social media posts and pictures (@berkysoccer) to see what previous years were like. Now it’s finally here, you’re in the car driving to East Otis, Massachusetts and camp is literally around the corner. Here is what you can expect on an arrival day at the Berkshire Soccer Academy for Girls.
The Academy Main Entrance
When you first drive down our long, wooded driveway, our staff members will greet you with smiles. You will receive a map of the Academy. At the center of camp, you will get a glimpse the excitement (and the lake) while we unload your baggage and take it directly to your daughter’s cabin. You then proceed to park your car and head back down to the center of camp on foot.
After checking in, you will visit several orientation stations that address all your questions about camp. Stations include:
- Health Center – talk to our Nurses and Athletic Trainers, hand in your medicine, and complete your Health Screening.
- Berky Camper Gifts– pick up your Berky shirts and bag!
- Photo Booth – get a family photo, or one with your bestie!
- BSA Store – authorize spending money and check out the goods!
- Communication – set up your phone call home, ask questions about our e-letter system, get the Academy address to hand-write letters
Once you visit every station, your daughter will spend time on the Rec Deck meeting her cabin-mates and Cabin Counselors, playing fun games (fun games), and having a snack.
Many families are curious to see more of the Academy, so after you have finished visiting all of the stations, we invite you to join us on a guided tour of the facility. Learn more about our beautiful location and how it came to be the Berkshire Soccer Academy!
Katy and Paul kick off each session with a big welcome to families and campers. This is a great opportunity to meet our staff and learn more about the exciting week ahead!
Hugs & Goodbyes
After the Welcome Ceremony, we offer families one more chance to say farewell and head up the hill to the parking lot. We’re sorry, parents…you can’t stay and play!