Through our education programs we give youth the opportunity to learn and work in service to the environment, April Hill Conservation area, and Berkshire County community. We aim to instill a lifelong appreciation for land stewardship, hand-scale farming,  and connection to our  local community and the rich history of Berkshire County. We learn about the environment through hiking, studying local waterways and geographical features. We learn about farms, food sources, agriculture, and gardening. Hands-on projects, adventures and explorations in the local landscape, and time for self and group reflection round out the experience.

We aim to help youth grow confidence in themselves and learn to work well in a group. We support the development of: a sense of self, independence, confidence, decision-making and problem-solving skills, empathy towards others, motor skills, and self-discipline through challenging physical activity, connection to nature and local history, play, and exploration.

Have questions? Want to find out about brining your school or group to April Hill? Please contact Cynthia Gray, Education Director.

Elementary School Programs


HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS – Service Learning & day trips

High School Programs – Overnight Trips


We’re Hiring: Outdoor Education Assistant

Our partners and resources include: Berkshire Natural Resources Council, The Nature Conservancy, Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Housatonic Valley Association, Project Learning Team, Turtle Tree Seed, Woven Roots Farm, Mass Audubon, Railroad Street Youth Project, Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Berkshire Community Action Council, Native Habitat Restoration, Great Barrington Land Conservancy and Housatonic River Walk, Project Sprout at MMRHS, Guido’s Marketplace and Race Mountain Tree Services.