The Lakeside ministry exists to prepare youth and families for Christian life, by encouraging character formation and spiritual transformation.
Summer Camps and Year-Round Retreats
Fun, friendships and faith converge in New England at Lakeside, where dynamic, Christ-anchored summer programs and year-round retreats focus on helping families and youth grow in mind, body and spirit.
Overnight Youth Camp- includes a range of programs, such as water activities, outdoor skills, sports & recreation, horseback riding, and music. Leadership formation is also offered for high-school aged students. (More Info)
Day Camp- offers full day and half day programs that include a range of well supervised and engaging camp activities, and a weekly field trip. The experienced staff and an on-site nurse maintain a 5:1 camper to counselor ratio. (More Info)
eXPedition Leadership Training- lays a strong foundation for high-school age students considering positions of Christian leadership and influence in education, government, church, and the marketplace. Students are encouraged to impact the world around them. The program focuses on the formation of spirit, character and skills. Activities include: challenge course, team building, group discussion, personal devotions, and community service projects.
Lakeside Retreats- Come for a weekend to one of our many Lakeside retreats. Family weekends, father/son retreats, women’s retreats, quilting and scrap-booking retreats and winter youth retreats. All are designed to be fun, relaxing, a great value and most importantly focused on Christ and spiritual growth.
Retreats - Lakeside provides an excellent venue for church and ministry retreats. Year-round accommodations range from hotel style rooms with private baths to bunkhouse style lodges ideal for youth groups. Dining services include a wide variety of quality meal options, ranging from the economical to the extravagant. Meeting and breakout rooms accommodate from 2 to 200. Each season presents special opportunities, such as fall foliage, winter skiing and spring & summer fun. (More Info)
Enjoy a Beautiful Setting
Lakeside is set in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Overlooking Richmond Pond, Lakeside is nestled among open meadows, wooded trails and glorious mountain views. Lakeside is easily accessible from throughout New England and New York. Just 9-miles from the Massachusetts Turnpike, Lakeside is less than an hour from Albany, Springfield and Hartford, and under three hours from Boston and New York City. Get Directions