Welcome to Blue Hills Nature Day Camp!

Blue Hills Trailside campers playing a water game

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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."

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2020 Camp Rates & Dates


Our brochure contains complete camp information, including session descriptions, dates, and costs.

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Half-Day

8:45-11:45 am

Preschool Peepers • Ages 3.5–4 
Weekly sessions: June 22–August 21
$220 members; $260 nonmembers per week

Full-Day

8:30 am-3:00 pm

Chickadees • Entering K–Grade 1
Weekly sessions: June 22–August 21
$370 members; $450 nonmembers per week

Naturalists • Entering Grades 2–3
Weekly sessions: June 22–August 21
$350 members; $430 nonmembers per week

Explorers • Entering Grades 4–5
Weekly sessions: June 22–August 21
(some sessions include an overnight)
$360 members; $430 nonmembers per week
$395 members; $465 nonmembers per week with overnight

Adventurers • Entering Grades 6–9
Weekly sessions: July 6–August 14
Prices vary per session

Counselors-in-Training (CIT)

Ages 15–17 • 8:30 am–3:00 pm
June 22–July 10, July 13–31, August 3–21
(requires application, due May 15; request an application)
$100 application/training fee

Extended-Day Option

After-Camp • 3:00–5:30 pm
Preregistration required
(not available for Preschool Peepers)
$110 members per week/camper; $135 nonmembers per week/camper

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What Others Are Saying . . .


"My kids love Blue Hills Summer Camp! The staff is awesome." –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