Felix Neck Fern & Feather Natural History Day Camp

campers playing a game at Mass Audubon Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Our summer day camp offers an exciting opportunity for your child to experience the outdoors on a 350-acre wildlife sanctuary on Martha's Vineyard. We explore forest, field, marsh, fresh water pond, and salt water habitats to observe and investigate the natural world of animals, plants and geology.

Our goal is to help your child enjoy, understand, and appreciate the natural environment through hands-on, inquiry-based activities. Non-competitive programs are designed to encourage each camper to actively explore their surroundings and make their own discoveries.

Each weekly theme incorporates outdoor investigation, games, activities, hikes, stories and crafts.

Fern & Feather is a very different experience than school, but our learning goals for each age group correspond with state education frameworks to provide age-appropriate content for your child to carry throughout all of his or her educational experiences.

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Fern & Feather Natural History Day Camp Staff

  • Our instructors are college students and graduates with a background in education and/or science.
  • They are First Aid, CPR and/or Lifeguard certified and attend a week of training in safety, child development and natural history.
  • All instructors are chosen for their enthusiasm and ability to work with children.

Celebrating 50 Years

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fern & Feather Day Camp, Felix Neck has launched fundraising campaign, created a video retrospective, and scheduled an excited line-up of events. Learn more