Broad Meadow Brook Nature Camp | Registration Information

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How to Register


To provide equal access to camp for everyone, we request that you register for no more than four camp sessions per child.

Waitlist

We are happy to place you on a waitlist for extra sessions above the 4-session limit. We will open up spaces to waitlisted campers on May 1.

Counselors-In-Training (CIT) Registration

Teens ages 14–16 who are interested in joining our CIT program must submit an application. First-time CITs assist with 2-4 weeks of camp, while returning CITs assist with 3-5 weeks. First-time CITs pay a fee for their mandatory training from June 27–July 1, 2022 (see Sliding Scale section below for pricing). There are no fees for returning CITs. Request a CIT application >

Registration Confirmation

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


Sliding Scale Pricing


Under the sliding scale model, every family will register for camp at a tuition rate based on their Annual Gross Income (AGI). At registration, you will have the opportunity to select the pricing that best fits your family’s gross income bracket. You will be asked to upload income verification documentation at a later time if you selected Tiers 1–4. Registrants at Tier 5 are not required to provide income verification. A deposit is due at the time of registration; the final balance and all paperwork are due by May 2, 2022. If cost is still a barrier under the tiered structure, other financial assistance (in the form of scholarships) is also available.

Three-day Session (Bear Cubs)

Tier Family Annual Gross Income Member/Nonmember
Tier 1 <$50,000 $36/$50
Tier 2 $50,000–$74,999 $90/$125
Tier 3 $75,000–$99,999 $117/$163
Tier 4 $100,000–$174,999 $153/$213
Tier 5 (no financial aid requested) $180/$250

One-week Session (Nature Camp* & CIT Training)

Tier Family Annual Gross Income Member/Nonmember
Tier 1 <$50,000 $80/$94
Tier 2 $50,000–$74,999 $200/$235
Tier 3 $75,000–$99,999 $260/$306
Tier 4 $100,000–$174,999 $340/$400
Tier 5 (no financial aid requested) $400/$470

Scientists of the Future

Tier Family Annual Gross Income Member/Nonmember
Tier 1 <$50,000 $98/$112
Tier 2 $50,000–$74,999 $245/$280
Tier 3 $75,000–$99,999 $319/$364
Tier 4 $100,000–$174,999 $417/$476
Tier 5 (no financial aid requested) $490/$560

Before Camp (Three-day Bear Cubs)

Tier Family Annual Gross Income Member/Nonmember
Tier 1 <$50,000 $4/$6
Tier 2 $50,000–$74,999 $10/$15
Tier 3 $75,000–$99,999 $13/$20
Tier 4 $100,000–$174,999 $17/$26
Tier 5 (no financial aid requested) $20/$30

Before Camp (one week)

Tier Family Annual Gross Income Member/Nonmember
Tier 1 <$50,000 $8/$10
Tier 2 $50,000–$74,999 $20/$25
Tier 3 $75,000–$99,999 $26/$33
Tier 4 $100,000–$174,999 $34/$43
Tier 5 (no financial aid requested) $40/$50

After Camp (one week)

Tier Family Annual Gross Income Member/Nonmember
Tier 1 <$50,000 $15/$19
Tier 2 $50,000–$74,999 $38/$48
Tier 3 $75,000–$99,999 $49/$62
Tier 4 $100,000–$174,999 $64/$81
Tier 5 (no aid requested) $75/$95

*Fees for for July 5–8 sessions will be prorated since there is no camp on Monday, July 4.


Payment


Deposit

A nonrefundable deposit of $50/camper/session ($25 for Tier 1) 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 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.

Payment Plans

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

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 Broad Meadow Brook Nature Camp, financial assistance is available based on demonstrated financial need and available funds. Scholarships are generally limited to one session per child; however, all applications are considered and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Download an application >

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 >


Important Deadlines


All camp health forms and waivers, as well as the balance of your camp tuition, are due by May 2. If you are 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 his/her spot is not guaranteed until all forms, waivers, and payments are completed (or a payment plan has been established). A fee of $20 per camper will be charged for incomplete or late forms and waivers.


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 Worcester Board of Health.

ACA Accreditation

We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. This nationally recognized program focuses on program quality, 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

Session transfer requests will be honored if there is space available.

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.


What Others are Saying . . .


"Broad Meadow Brook camp has such a warm, fun feeling to it. Very welcoming. This starts with the tone and peaceful yet fun demeanor Lisa (the camp director) sets. The counselors are so terrific. They love kids and play with enthusiasm. The kids love it!" –Camp Family