Fern & Feather Natural History Day Camp Philosophy & Credentials

campers playing a game at Mass Audubon Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Our Philosophy 

Our camp program is designed to connect children to their surroundings and instill a lifelong appreciation for the natural world. Our goal is to foster awareness and appreciation of nature, to teach responsibility for the environment, and to promote an understanding of our place in nature. Camp activities are carefully planned to meet these goals and create fun and memorable experiences.


Our Credentials

Camp License

Our camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430) and is licensed by the Edgartown Board of Health.

American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation

We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program focuses on program quality and health and safety issues, and requires us to review every facet of our operation. Mass Audubon camps have voluntarily submitted to this independent appraisal conducted by camp experts to earn this mark of distinction.

Learn more about what it means to be ACA accredited.


Camp Policy Requests

You may request a copy of our background check, healthcare, discipline, bullying, and grievance policies at any time.

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What Others Are Saying . . .

“Thank you for a wonderful camp! Fern and Feather encouraged my son to make new friends, enjoy a variety of activities, and learn more about nature.”