Habitat Nature Day Camp | Philosophy & Credentials

Habitat campers at top of a hike

Our Philosophy

Habitat Summer Camp has been offering children opportunities to get close to nature since 1974. We are committed to providing quality outdoor experiences that are guided by a philosophy of discovery.

Our motto is Explore, Question, Connect. We encourage campers to explore their surroundings and discover new interests and talents; to question their understanding of the natural world and their place within it; and to connect with nature and with others in a way that facilitates heightened appreciation and enduring relationships.

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 Belmont Board of Health.

American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation

We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program requires that we meet up to 300 standards linked to program quality, health and safety, management, and camp operations. Accreditation is voluntary and assures that camps have made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for children.

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Camp Policy Requests

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

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What Others Are Saying

“Really impressed with all of the staff members . . . program was very well organized.”