2-3 hours from NYC
2-3 hours from Boston
Right next to Pittsfield State Park
3.4 miles from Berkshire Medical Center
The Camp Winadu family is led by a unique leadership team comprised of husband and wife duos. Our leaders are parents, which gives them the unparalleled capacity to care for children as if they are their own.
(Left to Right: Jill & Jared Shapiro, Alissa & Mike Girling)Meet The Directors
Shelley and Arleen Weiner acquired Camp Winadu in 1974. Shelley spent his entire life serving children, first as a teacher, then as owner and director of an after school program, and later as owner/director of Winadu. Today, Shelley and Arleen continue to lend their insight and wisdom to make each summer better than the last. Shelley and Arleen live in Boca Raton, Florida during the winter months and the Berkshires in the summer.
Winadu was founded in 1927 by camp pioneers, “Doc” Winnick, Mac Nadelson and Irv Dube, hence the name “Winadu.” At that time, the camp mainly focused on Indian lore, offering programs like arts & crafts, nature studies, woodworking, and sports. Doc, Mac, and Irv ran the camp until it was purchased by Shelley and Arleen Weiner in 1974. Under their guidance, Winadu established itself as the premier, traditional boys sports camp in the nation.
Winadu’s success is credited to our incredible staff because we don’t just hire great coaches, we hire great people. Each individual brings something unique to the team, but there’s one thing all have in common – a passion for teaching life lessons through sports in a warm and nurturing environment.
We travel across the world to find a staff of talented men and women who value working with and mentoring our campers.
This number grows every year along with our knowledge of what it takes to have a safe, successful, and memorable summer.
Our incredible staff will give your son a summer to remember.
We pride ourselves on our team’s superior level of experience and exceptional rate of return.
This includes a doctor who lives on camp, plus 6 nurses and a trainer who reside in our health center.
Provide your son with a summer to remember in a healthy, safe and supportive atmosphere.