Blue Hills Nature Day Camp | Staff

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

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Our Camp Staff


Our caring, well-prepared counselors are actively engaged in teaching and playing with campers. All staff members bring their enthusiasm for outdoor exploration, a desire to educate, and a compassionate heart for children. Counselors are 18 years of age or older. Junior counselors are at least 16 years of age. 

The majority of our staff have been with Blue Hills for several years. Our staff have a wide range of backgrounds and interests and they bring their passion for working with kids and nature together here at camp. 

All staff undergo background checks, are certified in CPR and first aid, and receive training in health and safety procedures, child development, natural history, and environmental education best practices. Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status is required immediately upon hire. 


Camp Director—Shawn Moriarty (he/him)


Camp Director Shawn Moriarty grew up in Storrs, CT, and attended the University of Connecticut. He has worked with summer camps and outdoor education programs for 34 years around the country. Shawn has a BA in Asian American Relations and a MA in Environmental Education. Shawn is a firm believer that children need to spend time in nature as often as possible and that time at camp can play an incredibly important role in the development of a child. 

NOTE: Blue Hills Nature Camp will be welcoming a new on-site director in January 2022. Until then, Shawn will continue to oversee the camp and will provide support from nearby Moose Hill Nature Camp in Sharon throughout the summer.


Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion


At Mass Audubon Camps, we strive to create a safe, inclusive, and caring camp environment where each person is respected and supported in their learning and growth. We believe that diversity—both in nature and in our human communities—is essential to strength, resilience, and innovation, and we are committed to recognizing the unique contributions of each community member.