Wild at Art Nature Camp | About Camp

Wild at Art Nature Campers listening for bird and other wildlife sounds in the meadow outside the Museum of American Bird Art Education Center in Canton

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Our Philosophy

We focus on giving your child the chance to experience the transformative power of art and nature. A harmonious balance between outdoor exploration and thoughtful art projects challenge all of your child’s senses to absorb their environment, fostering a long-lasting relationship between them and the natural world. Each camper comes to understand their place in nature as well as the importance of preserving it. Adventures in art and ecology will keep your child engaged and excited to come back and learn more.

A Day at Camp

No two days of Wild at Art Nature Camp are alike, but this sample schedule provides an idea of activity types and daily flow.


7:45–9:00 am

Before Camp Program

Optional, registration required

8:45–9:15 am

Camper Drop-off

Drop-off times will be staggered by camper age group

9:15–9:30 am Opening Circle
9:30 am–12:00 pm Morning Nature, Art Activities, & Snack
12:00–1:00 pm Lunch & Free Choice Activity
1:00–2:45 pm Afternoon Nature & Art Activities
2:45–3:15 pm

Camper Pick-Up

Pick-up times will be staggered by camper age group

3:15–5:30 pm

After Camp Program

Optional, registration required

Our Staff

Our camp staff is committed to helping campers to thrive, create, explore, build friendships, and be happy. Team members have expertise in environmental education, ecology, and art. All staff undergo background checks, are certified in CPR and first aid, and receive training in health and safety procedures, child development, natural history, and environmental education best practices.

Camp Leadership

Tessa Holleran (she/her) is heading into her second year as Education Coordinator and Wild at Art Camp Director. She holds a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies from Brandeis University. Throughout the year, Tessa teaches and coordinates art and nature programming in schools and our local communities, as well as serving as Metro South’s Accessibility Coordinator. 

Camp Handbook

The Camp Handbook packet contains important information for families, including drop-off and pick-up instructions, health and safety procedures, packing lists, and more. Please be sure to read this prior to the start of your camper’s first session.

The 2023 Camp Handbook will be available for download in spring 2023.

Credentials

Camp License

Our camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430) and is licensed by the Canton Board of Health.

American Camp Association (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, health care, discipline, bullying, and grievance policies at any time. Request copies of our policies >

More information about registration and other policies for all Mass Audubon Camps is available here >