Welcome to Blue Hills Nature Camp!

Campers & counselors gathering in a circle on Chickatawbut Hill at Blue Hills Nature Day Camp

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Our unique location atop scenic Chickatawbut Hill invites campers ages 5–16 to discover nature through hands-on exploration, creative play, and active learning. Each session features age-appropriate activities 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."

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Registration opens on Tuesday, February 15. 

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2022 Camp Sessions & Dates

Nature Camps

8:30 am-3:00 pm

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Chickadees • Ages 5–7 
Weekly sessions
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Naturalists • Ages 7–9 
Weekly sessions
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8

Explorers • Ages 9–11 
Weekly sessions
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8

Adventurers • Ages 11–13 
Weekly sessions
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8

Session Themes

June 20–24 | Avian Adventures
June 27–July 1 | Botany in a Week
July 4–8 | Amazing Animal Adaptations
July 11–15 | Birds of a Feather
July 18–22 | Plants Eat the Sun
July 25–July 29 | How Do They Do That
August 1–5 | A Little Bird Told Me
August 8–12 | The World of Plants
August 15–19 | How Animals Thrive

Teen Camps

8:30 am-3:00 pm

Counselors-in-Training (CIT) • Ages 14–16
Weekly sessions June 20–August 19
Must be at least age 14 by the start of camp.

Extended-Day Option

After-Camp • 3:00–5:30 pm
Pre-registration required
$75/week or $16/day

What Others Are Saying . . .

"My son had a wonderful experience during his week at camp. I found the staff to be excellent and incredibly responsive when we had questions. Thank you so much for a great start to the summer!" –Camp Parent

"My campers learned a great deal about nature, animals, and insects. Thank you for opening up their world to a newfound love of the earth around us." –Camp Parent