North River Nature Camp

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At North River Nature Camp in Marshfield, we promote a child’s lasting curiosity and care of the natural world. Our goal is to nurture an understanding and appreciation for nature, inspire responsibility for the environment, and have fun!

With a mix of forest, field, and marsh habitats, our 225-acre wildlife sanctuary provides lots of outdoor space to explore and experience a new adventure each day. Sessions incorporate hikes, nature activities, outdoor games, stories, crafts, songs and more.


Weekly sessions have campers discovering and learning about habitats and wildlife found on the South Shore. Small group sizes ensure that we create an environment where each child matters and that we provide a high-quality educational experience and a welcoming, supportive environment. 

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Programs and age groups include:


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

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Our 225-acre wildlife sanctuary provides a magnificent natural space to explore and learn. Campers are encouraged to exercise their curiosity, engage with others, and participate in hands-on, inquiry-based activities.

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Our caring, well-prepared counselors are actively engaged in teaching and playing with campers. Each staff member provides enthusiasm for outdoor exploration, the desire to educate, and a caring heart for children. Together we bring fun and learning to campers.

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Check It Out: Camp for a Day

Kick off your summer at North River Nature Camp with lots of open-air adventures along our trails. Actively investigate and observe your surroundings, make discoveries, appreciate nature, and have fun! Sign up for one or both!

For campers entering kindergarten–grade 6

Secrets of the Wild
Thursday, June 22, 9 am–3 pm. Peek under logs, dig in the soil, and search for wildlife homes as you explore our trails.

Nature Mythbusters
Friday, June 23, 9 am–3 pm. Bats are blind, owls are wise, and skunks spray pee? Discover the truth about some common nature myths.