Fern & Feather Nature Camp | Philosophy & Credentials

Young Fern & Feather Nature campers walking through a salt marsh

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Our Philosophy 


Discovery takes center stage at camp! Through hands-on learning, campers explore their surroundings to better understand nature as well how they can help preserve it.

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. Request copies of our policies >


Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion


At Mass Audubon Camps, we strive to create a safe, inclusive, and caring camp environment where each person is respected and supported in their learning and growth. We believe that diversity—both in nature and in our human communities—is essential to strength, resilience, and innovation, and we are committed to recognizing the unique contributions of each community member.


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." –Camp Parent