Habitat Nature Day Camp | Registration Information
Habitat Nature Day Camp in Belmont offers one- and two-week sessions that have campers ages 4–15 exploring trails, discovering nature, and venturing to new places.
Please print and complete the registration form in our camp brochure and mail or bring it with payment to: Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA, 02478.
All camp spaces are filled through a lottery system.
- Please submit only one child per registration form and one family per envelope.
- We strongly encourage you to include “second choices.”
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. You will receive an email confirming your placement on a waitlist and your deposit check will not be cashed. No phone calls, please.
A nonrefundable deposit is required to register for camp as follows:
- One-Week Sessions: $50/camper/session
- Two-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 registering after May 15, payment in full is required (unless a payment plan has been established with the Camp Director).
Mass Audubon Membership
We require that all campers be members of Mass Audubon at the Family level. To qualify, your membership must be current through your camper’s last session, and you must be the parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of the camper being enrolled. Membership can be purchased or renewed at the time of registration. If you have questions about your membership status, please call 617-489-5050.
Financial assistance is available based on demonstrated economic need and available funds, and is limited to one session per child. Applications are due by March 15.
Payment plan options are available. Please contact the Camp Director for more information.
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. Lost 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.
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).
Habitat Summer Camp uses CampDoc.com, an online health record management system, to process camper forms. A link to access the site will be emailed to registered campers in early March. A fee of $25 per camper will be charged for incomplete or late forms and payment.
Due to the outdoor and exploratory nature of our camp program, campers must be able to move about on uneven terrain. Campers are expected to meaningfully participate in age-appropriate activities, including nature study. If your camper has special conditions, needs, or limitations, you must speak with the Camp Director annually prior to registering to determine whether your camper can be accommodated at camp. Non-disclosure may result in dismissal without refund.
All campers must follow stated behavior expectations and safety rules. The camp director reserves the right to dismiss a camper when, in his/her judgement, 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 Policy Requests
You may request copies of our background check, healthcare, discipline, bullying, and grievance policies at any time.
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 prior to the first day of camp. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like your camper to be grouped with a friend.
If you would like to be added to the carpool list, please circle the appropriate response on the registration form and your information will be shared with interested families. Carpool lists will be distributed in June.
All campers will receive a Habitat Summer Camp t-shirt. Please circle your child’s size on the registration form.
Camp Contact Information
If you have any questions or concerns regarding camp or your child’s attendance at camp, please contact the Camp Director.