Welcome to Boston Nature Center Summer Camp!

Campers playing on hill behind BNC

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COVID-19 Safety

The health and welfare of our campers and staff remains our highest priority. We feel confident that the success of Mass Audubon Camps in designing and offering a safe summer of camping in 2020 will guide us into another great summer in 2021. More details >

Boston Nature Center Summer Camp in Mattapan and West Roxbury combine outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, and science education, helping campers to grow and connect with the world around them. Our caring and experienced camp staff work hard to create a safe and inclusive atmosphere for all children. Set amidst acres of beautiful habitat, our camps provide a unique nature experience in the middle of the city!

Get the Flyer


Our flyer contains more information about session dates, costs, and registration.

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How to Register


Camp will be open for summer 2021. Families can add their campers to the waitlist for BNC Camps

As a reminder, we have a new registration process in place this year.


Locations & Sessions


Boston Nature Center (Mattapan)

Whether hiking in the woods or bird watching in the meadow, campers ages 5–15 have fun while learning about nature! We offer weekly sessions at our Boston Nature Center (BNC) site in Mattapan, which features acres of a beautiful wildlife sanctuary that provides a unique nature experience for the urban explorer. Learn more >

The Roxbury Latin School (West Roxbury) 

We offer weekly sessions for campers ages 5–13 at our West Roxbury site. When not outside discovering vernal pools or playing on one of eight athletic fields, campers have access to art and science labs, a full gym, a beautiful auditorium, and more. Learn more >


What Others are Saying . . .


“I just wanted to reach out to say that just 2 days of camp has reversed months of COVID damage in both my kids. It’s compounding each day. It’s really is special!” 

“My child had a WONDERFUL time at camp. She talks about camp all the time, things she learned, friends, things you did. Thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful program under the strange circumstances.” 

"I can't say enough about how much my child and I love BNC. It's the most supportive, accepting, educational, and FUN camp experience ever! Highly, highly recommend." 

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