Summer Camp at Blue Hills

Blue Hills campers playing games

Adventures in Nature!

Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Summer Camp in Milton offers campers (grades K-12) a unique location to discover nature through hands-on exploration, creative play, and active learning. Each session features an age-appropriate theme intended to deepen each child’s knowledge and awareness throughout the summer and beyond camp. Our high staff to camper ratio and experienced, caring staff create a friendly and safe atmosphere on “The Hill.”

Located atop scenic Chickatawbut Hill, the second highest peak in the Blue Hills Reservation, the camp is operated by Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum in partnership the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.


Our unique location atop scenic Chickatawbut Hill invites campers to discover nature through hands-on exploration, creative play, and active learning. Each session features an age-appropriate theme intended to deepen a child’s understanding and awareness of the natural world. Small camp groups and experienced, caring staff create a friendly and safe atmosphere on “The Hill.”

Camp groups include:

  • Peepers (ages 3–4)
  • Chickadees (entering kindergarten–grade 1)
  • Naturalists (entering grades 2–3)
  • Explorers (entering grades 4–5)
  • Adventurers (entering grades 6–8)

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No two days are alike at camp, but this sample schedule gives an overview of daily activities and flow.

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We believe camp is a place where children can grow as individuals, spend quality time outdoors, and have a fun summer experience. Through engaging activities, free play, and wonderful camp traditions, children learn about themselves and others while having a great time. We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). 

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Well-trained counselors and junior counselors build a safe and supportive atmosphere where campers can learn, have fun, and share in the joy and excitement of the outdoors. Low counselor-to-camper ratios ensure that children stay safe and are engaged with role models who are creative, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic.

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