Welcome to Habitat Nature Camp!

Ponding discoveries at Habitat Camp

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Habitat Nature Camp in Belmont has been engaging children in nature study since 1974. We are committed to providing quality outdoor experiences that are guided by a philosophy of discovery, giving campers the opportunity to explore, question, and connect in nature. 

We encourage campers, ages 5–16, to explore their surroundings and discover new interests and talents. Campers are encouraged to question and challenge their understanding of nature and their own place within it. Our camp community is welcoming and responsive and connects new and returning campers to lasting friendships.   

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How to Register

Due to the enthusiastic interest in our community and to ensure fair and equitable access to camp for everyone, all camp spaces are filled through an online, randomized selection system. Registration interest forms must be submitted between January 3–17, 2022 to be considered. Open to Mass Audubon members only. 

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2022 Camp Sessions

  • Campers may register for a maximum of ONE two-week session.
  • All camp families must be members of Mass Audubon at the Family level.

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Nature Camps

Session 1: June 27–July 8
Session 2: July 11–July 22
Session 3: July 25–August 5
Session 4: August 8–August 19

Ramblers • Age 4 by June 1
9:00 am–12:00 pm

Pathfinders • Age 5 by June 1
Entering K
9:00 am–3:30 pm

Explorers • Ages 6–9
Entering Grades 1–4
9:00 am–3:30 pm

Ecologists • Ages 10–12
Entering Grades 5–7
9:00 am–3:30 pm

Voyagers • Ages 12–14
Entering Grades 7–9
June 27–July 8 | August 8–August 19

Theme Camps

Night Critters
Entering K • Age 5 by June 1
9:00 am–3:30 pm | August 22–26

Amazing Changing Planet • Ages 6–9
Entering Grades 1–4
9:00 am–3:30 pm | August 22–26

Teen Camps

Leaders-in-Training (LITs) • Ages 14–16
Entering Grades 9–11
June 27–July 8 | July 11–July 22 | July 25–August 5 | August 8–August 19

  • Required training for all LITs takes place June 22–24
  • If your youth is interested in applying, please complete the LIT application by January 30

Environmental Leadership for Teens (ELT) • Ages 14–17
The ELT program is being offered at all three of Mass Audubon's Metro West nature camps (Broadmoor in Natick, Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, and Habitat in Belmont), with each sanctuary focusing on a different theme. Teens may sign up for one session or a combination of sessions. A virtual expo for all participants will be held on August 19.

  • "Making Waves" at Broadmoor | July 11–22
  • "Agricultural Activism" at Drumlin Farm | June 27–July 8, August 8–19
  • "Forest Conservation" at Habitat | July 25–August 5

Extended-Day Option

After Camp • 3:30-5:30 pm
(available for all campers except Ramblers)

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What Others Are Saying . . .

"The organization of the camp is amazing. I have such respect for the program, the staff, the counselors, and all the hard work that goes into the programs that are created. My daughter declined going on vacation so she could come to this camp. I love how much it teaches her too and the creativity of each day."

"We loved every second of camp. Our son came back excited, full of new knowledge, and tired. Thank you."