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Ponding discoveries at Habitat Camp

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Habitat Nature Camp has been engaging children in nature study since 1974. We are guided by a philosophy of discovery, providing campers with opportunities to explore, question, and connect in nature.

We encourage campers, ages 4–14, to explore their surroundings and discover new interests and talents. We inspire campers 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.    

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 online through a modified lottery system and campers may sign up for no more than one two-week session per summer. We will accept applications for the lottery from January 6–15, 2023. Habitat Nature Camp is open to Mass Audubon members only.  You can sign up for email updates below to be notified when the registration lottery opens.

How It Works

  1. Sign up for the online lottery any time between January 6–15, 2023. A link to the sign-up will be posted here beginning on January 6. There is no cost to register for the lottery, and you do not need a current membership to enter.
  2. If you receive a spot in camp, you will be asked to pay the nonrefundable deposit within two weeks of receiving the confirmation email. Likewise, if you need to purchase or renew your Mass Audubon membership, that can be completed once you receive a space.
  3. Select your programs in order of preference. We strongly recommend that you include second or third choices as it improves your chances of receiving a space in camp.
  4. Choose your income tier. Habitat Nature Camp will be using sliding scale pricing for camp, which will remove more financial barriers and expand access for families in an easy and dependable process.
  5. Once you have completed the transaction, you will receive an email confirmation. Please look over the confirmation and make sure that all the details are correct. If there is an error, please contact the Camp Director.
  6. After the lottery closes, our staff will randomly assign a number to each lottery entry and then begin processing them in numerical order. The numbers will be assigned to the transaction, so please register all of your children in the same transaction to ensure they are processed at the same time. Please only register children who live in the same household in the same transaction. Please only enter the lottery once for each child.

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Please note: If you click the Register Now button and see a message that says, "No matching programs found," then registration has not yet opened.

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What Others Are Saying . . .

“We loved everything!!!!! Lovely instructors, the content of the activities is intelligent and enriching, the children experience nature directly, and they meet other children who just like them love nature.” –2022 Habitat Camp Family

“Daniel has always enjoyed Habitat Camp in all its various forms. He has learned to be more confident, more self-sufficient, and more aware of the environment around him. He can also help me identify plants that I should avoid or be careful of in our own yard.”  —2022 Habitat Camp Parent