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ABSOLUTELY EXPERIENTIAL offers onsite and offsite programming for student and Staff development. Programs work in public and private schools, as well as Residential Treatment facilities; they are based on the concept that people learn best through doing. We design all of our programs to be fun and engaging while meeting specific goals developed to meet your school's needs such as: Social Skills development, Peer Leadership Training, Peer Mediation and At-Risk Youth programs. 'Fun Day' packages available. 413-443-8383. www.absolutelyexperiential.com. REGION:Berkshire County, Western MA.

THE CLARK. Our collection is best known for an extraordinary collection of French Impressionist paintings, which take their place within a wider ensemble of masterworks that date from the Renaissance to the late 19th century. Performing arts programs ranging from outdoor band concerts to folk and world music to the finest chamber performances are offered year-round, as are film series, special tours, and more. 413-458-2303. www.clarkart.edu.

CRAB APPLE WHITEWATER is the largest whitewater outfitter in New England. Full, Half-Day & Overnight trips range from Mild to Wild on the Deerfield River. Friendly, knowledgeable staff guaranteed. All rafts and inflatable kayaks are state-of-the-art self bailing rafts. Trips emphasize teamwork, safety and FUN. Rafters will learn about river systems, hydroelectricity, plant and wildlife during their trip. Also trips in VT & ME. 1-800-553-7238. www.crabapplewhitewater.com.

THE COLONIAL THEATRE. Located in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts the Colonial Theatre is a Gilded Age architectural gem brought back to life as a performing arts center in the “heart of the Berkshires.” Come and enjoy the contemporary entertainment that gives it new life. Box Office: 413-997-4444. www.thecolonialtheatre.org.

HERMAN MELVILLE'S ARROWHEAD is an 18th century farmhouse where the author lived and wrote for thirteen years, completing his most famous novel, Moby Dick, as well as other great works. Today Arrowhead is a house museum interpreting the life of the Melville family in the Berkshires. The author's study, piazza, the original fireplace and restored barn are all open to the public. 413-442-1793. www.mobydick.org.

JIMINY PEAK MOUNTAIN RESORT  37 Corey Rd, Hancock, MA 01237. 4-season resort. Summer/Fall - Mountain Adventure Park features 12 attractions including the Alpine Super Slide, the Mountain Coaster, rock climbing wall, euro-bungee trampoline, chairlift rides, mountain biking trails, miniature golf, and more! Winter/Spring - 170 acres of terrain, 44 trails, terrain parks. Ski and Snowboard rentals available. Contact Susan Cooper:  800-882-8859. www.jiminypeak.com

MAGIC WINGS BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY & GARDENS contains an 8,000-sq. ft. glass conservatory that is home to nearly 4,000 free-flying butterflies from all over the world, as well as moths and tropical vegetation. 413-665-2805. www.magicwings.com.

MASS MoCA. Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world’s premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art. 413-662-2111. www.massmoca.org.

MOXIE OUTDOOR ADVENTURES  The Charlemont, MA; Forks, ME. We specialize in whitewater adventures in New England. Enjoy the thrill of white water and the team building experience, with our professional staff. Mild to wild, we offer some of the most exciting youth river adventures in Massachusetts and Maine. 800-866-6943. www.moxierafting.com. Locations in: MA, ME.

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM holds the world’s largest and most significant collection of works by Norman Rockwell, including more than 700 paintings, drawings, and studies and an archive of more than 150,000 photographs, letters, and materials. The Museum curates innovative exhibitions that explore Rockwell’s art and the art of illustration. 413-298-4100. www.nrm.org.

SHAKESPEARE & CO, Lenox. Brings classical poetry and plays of Shakespeare to life at the Company’s 63-acre home. Let us inspire you to discover the resonance of Shakespeare’s truths in the everyday world. 413-637-1199. www.shakespeare.org.

ZOAR OUTDOOR  offering whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, zip line canopy tours, fly fishing, and rock climbing on the Deerfield River in western Massachusetts. Our friendly professional staff, comfortable base camp with onsite camping and lodging and top-notch equipment ensure that your campers adventure will be memorable. Charlemont, MA 01339. 800-532-7483. www.zoaroutdoor.com.

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