Thank you to the alumni, friends, and foundations who gave $49,373 to support the programs and physical improvements of East Campus during 2013-2104.

These funds covered many improvements to the property itself, and allowed the staff of East Campus to purchase:

  • five new tents for Outdoor Pursuits
  • 16 mountain bikes for use on the property by program participants and others
  • two new canoes for use by program participants

With your continued support, we can provide these items and improvements for our program participants:

  • additional canoes
  • floating dock
  • cabinets for the Pueblo kitchen
  • field irrigation system
  • high and low element for the challenge course
  • solar powered lanterns
  • backpacking stoves
  • sleeping bags
  • cross country ski equipment
  • signage at strategic areas of the property
  • a covered grilling area
  • a field irrigation system
  • repairs to the Pueblo windows
  • continued paving improvements to better access the property

This is just a sample of the items and projects that your gift will allow us to address. All purchases and improvements are made where they are needed most and where they will have the greatest impact. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Ben Taylor or Angela Veatch at (413) 750-5011.

We would like to extend a very special thank you to the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for its continuing generosity and support in helping to make East Campus a wonderful place to support the many programs that serve Springfield and surrounding communities.

"I wanted to send them to Camp Massasoit because I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things from our friends. So, we were just waiting until they were old enough to send. They just love to be outdoors." Suzanne Gile, parent
Camper and counselor canoeing on Lake Masssasoit
"We explored a number of different camps and what we found was this one had counselors who were a little older, more qualified. They had college majors that had to do with camping or had to do with recreation. What we found was that the whole experience was great. It’s probably one of the best experiences we’ve given him so far." Mart Manning, parent
Campers and counselors dancing
"I love pretty much everything. The reason I say that is I like to kayak. I like archery. I like climbing. I was scared of heights but now I’m not. I never thought I would shoot that well and now I’m hitting bull’s eyes. I never thought I would kayak and now I’ll be at the bridge first. I wasn’t that good in swimming and now I’m pretty good. I hated heights and couldn’t even get off the ropes the first year." Dan Manning, camper
Spring Explorers using the ropes course
"The ropes course is really fun but sometimes, when you get up high, it’s a little scary. The counselors just tell you ‘keep going’ and they tell you how to get up." Nolan Stratton, camper
A camper wearing a Camp Massasoit teeshirt