A Day at Fern & Feather Natural History Day Camp

campers playing a game at Mass Audubon Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

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

7:30 am–8:30 am

Before Camp Program

During this optional period (registration required), campers can choose from a variety of activities including games, crafts or free play.

8:30 am–9:00 am

Camper Drop-off & Choice Time

Counselors welcome their campers, hand out nametags, and help them to decide which activity to try during this supervised, free-choice time. Campers can choose from active games in our Nature Play Zone, creating simple arts and crafts projects, bird watching, or simply hanging out with friends.

9:20 am–9:35 am

Morning Circle

The whole camp gathers together for an introductory activity, playing name games, and going over rules for staying safe at camp. And of course, there is always singing!

9:40 am–10:30 am

“Theme of the Day” Intro & Snack

Each small group has its own daily theme that supports nature and science learning. Activities and objectives are unique to each age group.

10:15 am–Noon

Activities & Explorations

Groups explore the trails and habitats as they learn more about their themes. This may include activities such as catching frogs, looking for caterpillars, or searching for signs of deer, to name just a few.

Noon–12:45 pm

Half-Day Camper Pick-up, Lunch, & Story Time

Parent pick up for half-day campers. Lunch time for full-day campers followed by a story or quiet activity.

12:50 pm–2:15 pm

Activities, Crafts, & Games

Counselors reinforce concepts about the Theme of the Day through special art projects, games, and exploration.

2:30 pm

Full-Day Camper Pick-up

2:30 pm–4:00 pm

After Camp Program

During this optional period (registration required), campers have a snack brought from home and make crafts, hike, and play games.

What Others Are Saying . . .

“My son said he had ‘the time of my life’ and he looks forward to camp all year!”