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Program Lead Contact Information

Alison McGee

alison@littlebellas.com

Berkshires, MA Half Day Camp

  • Registration Status:Closed
  • Program Type:Day Camp
  • Ages:8, 9, 10, 11
  • Dates:TBD
  • Fees:$200
  • Time:8:30 - 12:30 pm
  • Location:Springside Park - Pittsfield, MA
  • Registration Opens:March 1, 2022 at 9 am
  • Registration Closes:July 19, 2022 at 9 am Eastern time
  • Financial Assistance: Learn More
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Program Description

Registration Process 

We want program registration to be easy and fair. We are transitioning all programs to a three week pre-registration period. With this new system, everyone will have three weeks to pre-register their participant(s) for Little Bellas. After pre-registration closes, one of two things will happen: a) if the program is full or over capacity, we will use a random selection process to determine who gets in; or b) we will transition to our usual first come first serve registration to fill the remaining slots. 

We hope this new process will ease some stress and help create a more fair registration system for all Little Bellas girls and families. See more information on our blog here.

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Program Description

The Berkshires Half Day Mountain Bike Camp for girls is the perfect opportunity to squeeze in some outdoor fun before school is back in session.  This half day camp gets young girls of all abilities on their bikes and out on some of the best mountain bike trails in Massachusetts.  With miles of trails, the girls will have plenty of space to roam and explore along with our skilled mentor staff.

Based around having fun, we play lots of games (both on and off the bike), explore and ride trails, incorporate basic bike skills and then adjust those skills as the girls progress. So whatever level rider, this camp is the perfect fit, and did we mention fun!!!  Little Bellas camps are renown for their abundance of smiles, giggles, and positivity.

Still not sure?  Well, we also use the mountain bike experience to help the girls gain confidence, build camaraderie other girls on bikes, seek out new adventures, and get outdoors!  So by the time your daughter heads back to school, she will not only be a fantastic rider, she will have a new sense of confidence, and who couldn't use that?

Financial assistance is available if needed and we also have equipment available through our Gear Up program!  Please communicate any of these needs when filling out the registration form for the program.

2021 Inclement Weather Day(s) Cancellation: Since we are unable to practice safe social distancing during lightning and thunderstorms during camps we will cancel program day(s) where there is a high likelihood of inclement weather. We will not be able to provide per diem refund for cancelled days.

Berkshires, MA Program Lead

Alison loves photography, cooking and most anything outdoors. Hike, camp, run, kayak or rock climb anyone? While she has a background in Journalism, Alison has worked with the YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, local community center camps (Berkshire South) and a Boston-based mentoring program (Siblings). Nowadays you can find her making positive impacts on her K-5 students while teaching Special Education in Pittsfield Public Schools. Alison enjoys riding flowy trails out in the woods which might be why her favorite color is light green. She also races mountain bikes and volunteers with trail building to more fully support the sport she loves. You’ll likely find a stash of cashews or almonds in Alison’s bike pack and find her fueling post-ride with nachos, pasta or a burger, a few of her favorites. She has lived in 4 states (northern Virginia, South Carolina, upstate New York and both sides of Massachusetts). Alison has been playing sports (soccer, basketball, cross country, track) as long as she can remember and was often the only or one of the few girls playing sports when she was child. Alison enjoys working with kids and getting outdoors into our National Parks and forests. Becoming a Little Bellas Program Lead naturally fused these interests and also created an opportunity for her to lead a very talented mentor group!

What's Included:

• Little Bellas custom T-shirt
• Water bottle
• Goodie bag
• Snacks & Party

What to Bring:

• Bike Specific Helmet
• Mountain Bike - In good working order
• Water
• Closed-toed shoes
• Rain gear or extra layers if necessary

Schedule:

8:30- Drop Off and game: Camouflage
8:50- Safety Bike check
9:00- Morning ride in small groups, focus: obstacles
10:00- Yoga
10:15- Snack
10:25- Trivia Pursuit Relays or Charade Relays
11:05- Bike Limbo
11:15- Ride over obstacles, log ride OR second ride
12:00- Bike cleaning
12:15-12:30- Game until parents pick up
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