Welcome to Boston Nature Center Camp!

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Boston Nature Center 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!


How to Register


All initial camp spaces are filled through a lottery registration process, and most of our summer 2022 camp sessions have reached capacity. However, a few select sessions still have spots available that you may register for online.

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→ If the session you're interested in is full, you may add your camper(s) to the BNC Camp 2022 waitlist.


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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 two-week 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.

Campers can explore the vast colors of nature in our Butterfly Garden, observe Tree Swallows in the meadow, or pick kale in the one of the largest community gardens in Boston. The sanctuary has trails, meadows, forests, gardens, and beautiful indoor space at the George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center. Learn more >

The Roxbury Latin School (West Roxbury) 

We offer two-week 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 am thrilled that my camper hasn't 'aged out' of BNC. Thank you very much for creating a happy, age-appropriate experience for her this summer. She was able to reconnect with old friends, be a part of a team and feel a sense of responsibility for the program and place she has grown up at and grown to love. Thank you for all your work making sure your older campers have a valuable and age-appropriate experience at BNC!"

"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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