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Camp Rentals Retreats

Duquette Sports Initiative

Berkshires, MA Sports Training Center

Adjacent to Plunkett Reservoir in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, Lakeside Retreats at Duquette Sports Initiative offers 22 well-manicured acres of fields and athletic facilities, surrounded by 100 wooded acres. The Academy is a state-of-the-art sports training facility modeled on those built for Major League teams. Located in Hinsdale, MA, about a 2-hour drive from NYC, Boston, and Cooperstown, Lakeside Retreats at Duquette Sports Initiative is a ideal property for team training retreats, sporting events, scout groups, and more.

Dan Duquette’s well-known sports training programs are available to retreat groups – let the Academy facilitate your meeting / training camp for you!

Retreat Property Highlights
  • A 100-acre facility designed after the Red Sox Spring Training Complex
  • Major League-style clubhouse with conference room, locker room, training room with hot tub and sauna, certified Athletic Trainer on staff
  • Lakefront property with water access for swimming, boating, and fishing, lifeguard on staff
Meeting & Gathering Space
  • Conference Room – 1,200 sq ft / 100 people
  • Covered Pavilion – 900 sq ft / 75 people
  • Dining Hall – 100 people
  • Meeting Space for small groups of 10 – 12 people

Lodging and Dining

LODGES: 12 cabins, each sleep up to 18 people on twin bunks
BEDS: 240
BATHROOM FACILITIES: 2 sinks and toilets in each cabin, 3 cabins include showers; other showers located in Major League Clubhouse Locker Room.
PRIVATE HOUSING: 6 private rooms which can sleep up to 4 people (available in off season only)
DINING: Buffet-style meals – prepared by an award-winning chef from Smith College – are served in the Dining Hall, which seats 100 guests. Capacity of 200+ guests per meal.

Lodging and Dining
Complete List of Retreat Facilities
  • Major League-style clubhouse with conference room, locker room, training room, hot tub and sauna, certified Athletic Trainer on staff
  • Baseball: Batting Cage
  • Basketball: 4 lighted courts
  • Hiking on-site or nearby on the Appalachian Trail
  • Lakefront with swimming, boating, and fishing, on-staff lifeguard
  • Land Sports: Four professionally manicured Sport Fields for baseball, football, soccer or lacrosse
  • Team-building activities: campfire by the lake, movie night, skit night or other bonding activities
  • Volleyball: sand volleyball court & grass volleyball court
Groups Who Have Come to Duquette Sports Initiative Include
  • Athletic Teams and Events
  • Pre-Season Training Camps (ie, Football, Soccer)
  • Scout Groups
  • Church or Religious Groups
  • Sports Camps (ie. Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball or Basketball)

A special Thank you to the following groups who have recently stayed with us:

  • American Defenders of New Hampshire
  • Arizona Pilots Baseball Teams – AZ
  • Attleboro High School Football Team
  • Baypath College Athletics
  • Boston Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Boston Church of Christ – Men’s Retreat
  • Boston University
  • Boy Scouts of Berkshire County
  • Bricks Memorial Varsity Girls Soccer Team – NJ
  • Brookline High School Football Team
  • Camp Ayandeh Leadership Camp
  • Campus Crusade for Christ @ UConn
  • Central Congregational Church
  • Challenger Sports / British Soccer Camp
  • I.B.F.L. Adult Sports
  • Keene State College Staff Training – NH
  • Lasalle Academy Football Team – RI
  • Natick High School Football Team
  • Philadelphia Church Women’s Retreat
  • Plunkett Lake Association Picnic
  • Salem State Women’s Soccer Team
  • Stonehill College Staff Training
  • The Trauma Center
  • Tufts University Molecular Micro Dept
  • University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  • US Military Allstars Baseball Team
  • Worcester State University – RA Training
  • Worcester Tornadoes Baseball Team


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Norman Rockwell Museum
Six Flags
Tanglewood Concerts
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