Welcome to Boston Nature Center Summer Camp!

Counselor showing something to BNC camper

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!


at Boston Nature Center, Mattapan

Campers ages 5–15 can discover the dance of the honey bees in the observation hive, observe tree swallows in the meadow, or pick kale in the one of the largest community gardens in Boston. Weekly sessions take place at the BNC, which features acres of a beautiful wildlife sanctuary that provides a unique nature experience for the urban explorer. Learn More >


at Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury

Founded in 1645, Roxbury Latin is an amazing setting for summer camp. When not outside discovering vernal pools or playing on one of eight athletic fields, campers ages 5–13 have access to art and science labs, a full gym, a beautiful auditorium, and more. Learn More >


No two days are alike at camp, but this sample schedule gives an overview of daily activities and flow. Learn More >


We believe camp is a place where children can grow as individuals, spend quality time outdoors, and have a fun summer experience. Through engaging activities, free play, and wonderful camp traditions, children learn about themselves and others while having a great time. Learn More >


Well-trained counselors and junior counselors build a safe and supportive atmosphere where campers can learn, have fun, and share in the joy and excitement of the outdoors. Low counselor-to-camper ratios ensure that children stay safe and are engaged with role models who are creative, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. Learn More >