Rowe's Centennial Summer Camp
We at The Rowe Center are thrilled to celebrate a remarkable milestone: the 100th anniversary of our beloved youth summer camps in Rowe, MA. Established in 1924 by Reverend Anita Trueman Pickett, the camp was envisioned as a sanctuary to confront and address the pressing issues of race, industry, and war. Over the decades, it has blossomed into a haven where diversity and inclusivity are not just encouraged but celebrated. Nestled in the picturesque Berkshires, Rowe Camp offers an oasis where campers immerse in the natural beauty, fostered by a culture of love and acceptance.
Rooted in the 7 Unitarian Universalist principles, our camp is more than a summer retreat; it's a journey towards self-discovery and spiritual growth. Campers engage in activities that are not only fun and safe but also deeply enriching, enabling them to explore the environment and their inner selves. The impact of Rowe Camp resonates far beyond the summer experience. Former campers often reflect on how their time here has been transformative, helping them forge lifelong relationships and discover their inner strengths. Many attribute their development into compassionate, caring, and community-oriented individuals to their formative experiences at Rowe.
As we step into our centennial year, we invite you to join us in celebrating this legacy and continue to build a future where every camper can thrive in an atmosphere of unbridled acceptance and profound personal growth.
Youth Summer Camp Dates Announced
We Create Community
Welcome to The Rowe Center, a truly extraordinary retreat center nestled in the enchanting foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in Rowe, Massachusetts. This idyllic sanctuary, enveloped by serene woodland hiking trails, tranquil lakes, and soothing streams, invites you to immerse yourself in the unrivaled beauty of nature.
Our unique programs are meticulously crafted to nurture your spirit, foster transformation, and cultivate a sense of community, all while infusing an element of fun.
With a foundational ethos of acceptance, creativity, respect, and love, The Rowe Center serves as the perfect haven for personal evolution. Discover the essence of tranquility as you embrace the gentle rhythms of nature at The Rowe Center.
Here, nurturing your wellbeing is not merely an indulgence, but an integral part of the transformative journey we offer. Embrace this unparalleled opportunity to recharge, reflect, and rediscover yourself amidst the serene surroundings of this natural wonderland.
Programs at Rowe
Programs at Rowe
Rowe is more than just weekend conferences. Rowe is also a space for individual and group gatherings for the purpose of personal retreats aligned with the mission of The Rowe Center . Take advantage of our housing, from private rooms to cabin bunkhouses; delicious, healthy food; large spaces to gather inside or out; and the quiet solitude of our surrounding natural beauty.
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The Gathering Room
About The Rowe Center
Since its inception in 1924 as a summer camp for youth and young adults, The Rowe Center has existed as a place of acceptance, learning and growth for individuals of all ages. In the 1970’s The Rowe Center expanded into year round adult programing, and in 2020 The Rowe Center expanded online.
Regardless of how we go about fulfilling it, our mission has remained the same: To make the world a better place. To provide a container for a wide variety of ideas and experiences. To create an environment that is safe and welcoming while encouraging individuals to look deep within themselves and explore sometimes uncomfortable topics.