Blue Hills Nature Day Camp | Registration Information

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Registration for summer 2022 is not open yet.


Once registration opens on Tuesday, February 15, families may sign up by registering online.

All registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received. 

Registration Confirmation

A confirmation containing important documents and information will be sent once your camper’s registration has been processed. 


Camp Location


Please note that our camp program is NOT held at the Trailside Museum but at our Chickatawbut Hill location (Chickatawbut Road, Milton, MA 02186). Call 617-696-0920 with any questions.


Family Handbook & Info Packet


This packets contains important information for families including detailed directions, drop-off/pick-up logistics, COVID-19 protocols, and a packing list. Please be sure to read this before bringing your camper to the first day of their session!

Family Handbook & Info Packet for summer 2022 will be posted in spring.


Payment


Deposit

A nonrefundable deposit is required to register for camp as follows: $50/camper/session. The deposit will be applied to your camp tuition and cannot be transferred to another camper, family or camp location. If registering after May 2, payment in full is required (unless a payment plan has been established with the Camp Director).   

Refund Policy

A full refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit, is provided to camp families who cancel in writing on, or before, May 2. After May 2 no refund is available. Deposits are not transferable, and refunds are not given for participant dismissal, failure to attend, absence or sick days. If we must cancel a session, you will receive a full refund. 

Membership & Discounts

Mass Audubon members at the "Family" level or above receive a discounted rate. To qualify, your membership must be current through your camper’s last session, and you must be the parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of the camper being enrolled. Membership can be purchased or renewed at the time of registration. Learn more about membership >

Financial Aid

We believe connection with the natural world should be available to all. If finances are getting in the way of a summer at Blue Hills Nature Camp, financial assistance is available based on demonstrated financial need and available funds. Scholarships are limited to one session per child; however, all applications are considered and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Payment plan options are also available. Download a financial aid application >

Payment Plans

Payment plan options are available. Please contact the Camp Director for more information.


Important Deadlines


All camp forms and waivers, as well as the balance of your camp tuition, are due by May 2. If registering after May 2, payment in full is required and a specific camp form deadline will be set for you. A camper cannot attend camp—and their spot is not guaranteed—until all forms, waivers, and payments are completed (or a payment plan has been established).


Additional Information


Camper Requirements

Campers are expected to be able to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols, to be determined by the start of camp based on the latest guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Visit massaudubon.org/camps for the latest information about COVID-19 safety at Mass Audubon Camps.  

All campers must follow stated behavior expectations and safety rules. To ensure a successful camp experience, please discuss any pertinent information regarding your child’s needs with the Camp Director. We strive to make camp a great experience for all, and we can accommodate on a case-by-case basis. The Camp Director reserves the right to dismiss a camper when, in their judgment, the camper’s behavior interferes with the rights of others or violates the camp’s safety and behavior policies. In such cases, no refunds will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding your child’s ability to participate in our camp program, please contact the Camp Director.

Camp License 

Our camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430) and is licensed by the Milton Board of Health.

ACA Accreditation 

We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program focuses on program quality, and health and safety, management, and camp operations.

Camp Policy Requests

You may request copies of our background check, healthcare, discipline, bullying, and grievance policies at any time. Request copies of our policies >

Session Transfers

Sessions transfer requests will be honored if there is space available and if a request is made at least two weeks prior to the session start date, after which time transfers are not permitted.   

Buddy Requests

One buddy request per camper will be honored when possible. Both campers must be the same age and both must request each other. All buddy requests must be made in writing at least one week prior to the first day of camp. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like your camper to be placed with a friend of the same age.