Habitat Nature Day Camp | Registration Information

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How to Register | Payment | Important Deadlines | Additional Information


How to Register

You may register online beginning in late January, once the initial offline registration lottery has concluded.

To register by mail or in-person, please mail or bring the camp registration form—included in the camp brochure PDF—and payment to Habitat Nature Day Camp (10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA, 02478).

One child per registration form, please. Children from the same family may be sent in the same envelope.

We strongly encourage you to include second choices.

Registration Confirmation

A confirmation email will be sent once your camper’s registration has been processed. If the session you choose is full, you will be placed on a waitlist and be notified by email. Please, no phone calls or emails.


Payment

Deposit

A nonrefundable deposit is required to register for camp as follows:

  • 1-Week Sessions: $50/camper/session
  • 2-Week Sessions: $100/camper/session

The deposit will be applied to your camp tuition and cannot be transferred to another camper, family or camp location. If you are placed on a waitlist, your deposit check will be shredded. If registering after May 15, payment in full is required (unless a payment plan has been established with the Camp Director).

Refund Policy

A full refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit, is provided to camp families who cancel in writing on or before May 15. After May 15 no refund is available. Deposits are not transferable, and refunds are not given for participant dismissal, failure to attend, absence or sick days. If we must cancel a session, you will receive a full refund.

Membership

We require that all campers be members of Mass Audubon at the Family level. If you are not already a member, please include a separate check for $65 (made payable to "Mass Audubon") with your registration. Registrations with inactive or no membership will be processed at the end of the lottery. Learn more about membership >

Payment Plans

Payment plan options are available. Please contact the Camp Director for more information.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available based on demonstrated economic need and available funds, and is generally limited to one session per child; however, all applications are considered. Applications are due by March 15. Download an application >


Important Deadlines

All health forms and waivers, as well as the balance of your camp tuition, are due by May 1. If registering after May 15, payment in full is required and a specific camp form deadline will be set for you. A camper cannot attend camp and his/her spot is not guaranteed until all forms, waivers, and payments are completed (or a payment plan has been established).

A fee of $25 per camper will be charged for incomplete or late forms and payment.


Additional Information

Camper Requirements

Campers are expected to meaningfully participate in age-appropriate activities, including outdoor exploration and nature study. To ensure a successful camp experience, please discuss any pertinent information regarding your child’s special needs with the Camp Director. We can accommodate on a case-by-case basis in order to establish the best strategy for a great summer camp experience. All campers must follow stated behavior expectations and safety rules.

The Camp Director reserves the right to dismiss a camper when, in his/her judgment, the camper’s behavior interferes with the rights of others or the smooth functioning of the group or activity, or violates the camp’s behavior policy. In such cases no refunds will be provided. If you have any questions regarding your child’s ability to participate in our camp program, please contact the Camp Director.

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.

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, health and safety, management, and camp operations.

Camp Policy Requests

You may request copies of our background check, healthcare, discipline, bullying, and grievance policies at any time. Request copies of our policies >

Carpool Requests

If you would like to be added to the carpool list, please circle “yes” on your registration form and your information will be shared with other interested families. Carpool lists will be distributed in June.

Buddy Requests

One buddy request per camper will be honored when possible. Both campers must be the same age and both must request each other. All buddy requests must be made in writing at least two weeks prior to the first day of your camper's session. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like your camper to be placed with a friend of the same age.

T-Shirts

All campers will receive a Habitat Nature Day Camp t-shirt. Please circle your child’s size on the registration form. Shirts run small, so you may want to order a size larger.