Broad Meadow Brook Nature Camp | Rates & Dates

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Below are the available camp programs and session dates for summer 2023. The camp brochure contains complete information about our camp, including full session descriptions, weekly themes, and pricing. Download the brochure >


2023 Camp Sessions & Dates

View full descriptions, weekly themes, & sliding scale pricing in the brochure >

Nature Camps

Three-day Mini-camp

Tuesday–Thursday • 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Bear Cubs • Ages 4.5–6
Session Dates: June 27–29, July 11–13, July 25–27, August 1–3, August 15–17
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

One-week Nature Camp

Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–3:30 pm
Weekly sessions, June 19–August 25*

Grasshoppers • Ages 5–6
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Flickers • Ages 7–8
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8

Mighty Oaks • Ages 9–11
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 10

Coyotes • Ages 12–15
*Session Dates: June 19–23, July 3–7, July 17–21, August 7–11, August 21–25
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 10

Specialty Camps

Monday–Friday • Full-day (pick-up times vary)

Scientists of the Future • Ages 13–15
July 17–21, August 7–11 | 9:00 am–3:45 pm

Teen Adventure • Ages 14–16
July 10–14 | 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Overnights take place on Wednesday and Thursday at Mass Audubon's Wildwood Camp in Rindge, NH. Campers will be transported in a Mass Audubon van.

Exploring Mass Audubon • Ages 12–16
August 14–18 | 9:00 am–5:00 pm
This is a field trip-based session during which we will travel together in a Mass Audubon van to various Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries.

Counselors-in-Training (CIT) • Ages 14–16
Weekly sessions, June 19–August 25
Mandatory training for first-time CITs is June 26–30
All CITs must submit an application to register. First-year CITs will attend the training session and choose between two and four weeks of camp to help lead sessions. CITs who have previously completed training may choose between three and five weeks of camp to lead sessions.

Extended-Day Options

Before Camp
8:00–9:00 am • Ages 4.5–15
Pre-registration required

After Camp
3:30–5:30 pm • Ages 5–15
Pre-registration required

Pricing & Affordability

Sliding Scale Pricing

Mass Audubon is committed to ensuring that every family that wants their child to experience summer camp should have the opportunity to do so. A sliding scale model helps us work toward that goal through an easy and dependable process for families.

Under the sliding scale model, every family will enroll for camp at a tuition rate based on their annual gross income. At registration, you will have the opportunity to select the pricing tier that best fits your family’s gross income. If you select Tiers 1–4, you will be asked to upload income verification documentation at a later time. Registrants at Tier 5 do not need to provide income verification. 

Financial Aid

If cost is still a barrier under the sliding scale structure, financial aid is also 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 >

Member Discount

Mass Audubon members at the Family level or above receive a discounted rate. To qualify, your Mass Audubon membership must be current through the end of 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. If you are unsure of your member status, please contact Mass Audubon Member Services.

Refund Policy

A full refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit, is provided to camp families who cancel in writing on or before May 15. After May 15, 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.


A nonrefundable deposit of $50/camper/session is required to register for camp. The deposit will be applied to your camp tuition and cannot be transferred to another camper, family, or camp location. If registering after May 15, payment in full is required, unless a payment plan has been established with the Camp Director.

2023 Camp Session Pricing

Please note that the prices below are rounded to the nearest dollar for simplicity. Actual prices may include cents.


Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Tier 4

Tier 5

Gross Family Income









No income verification required


Three-day Mini Camp $38/$52 $95/$130 $124/$169 $162/$221 $190/$260
One-week Nature Camp & First-year CITs $84/$98 $210/$245 $273/$319 $357/$417 $420/$490
Scientists of the Future $95/$109 $238/$273 $309/$354 $404/$463 $475/$545
Teen Adventure & Exploring Mass Audubon $100/$114 $250/$285 $325/$371 $425/$485 $500/$570
Before Camp (per week) $8/$10 $20/$25 $26/$33 $34/$43 $40/$50
Before Camp (Bear Cubs) $4/$6 $10/$15 $13/$20 $17/$26 $20/$30
After Camp (per week) $15/$19 $38/$48 $49/$62 $64/$81 $75/$95

More information about registration and other policies for Mass Audubon Camps is available here >