Wild at Art Nature Camp | Rates & Dates

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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Below are the available camp programs and session dates for summer 2023. The camp brochure contains complete information about our camp, including full session descriptions, weekly themes, and pricing. Download the brochure >

Pricing & Affordability >

2023 Camp Sessions & Dates

Sessions are divided into groups based on camper ages.


Two-day sessions • 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Age Groups 4.5–6 and 7–8
July 5–7 | Art Immersion: Wild Painting

Age Groups 9–10 and 11–13
July 5–7 | Aquatic Adventures

One-week Camps

Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Age Groups 4.5–6 and 7–8
June 19–23 | The Lorax: Being Nature’s Superhero
June 26–30 | Clay-mazing Treasure Hunters
July 10–14 | That’s Wild: Owl Extravaganza
July 17–21 | Crucial Keystone Critters
July 24–28 | That’s Wild: Bug Safari
July 31–August 4 | That’s Wild: Birds of Prey
August 7–11 | Amazing Amphibians & Remarkable Reptiles
August 14–18 | Painting & Pollinators

Age Groups 9–10 and 11–13
June 19–23 | Nature's Serenade: Acoustic Ecology
June 26–30 | Owl Ecology & Art
August 7–11 | Painting Immersion: Nature's Palette
August 14–18 | Build, Design, and Create: Exploration in The Nest

Age Group 11–14
Weekly sessions | Taking Flight: Unleash Your Creativity at The Nest

Two-week Specialty Camps

Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Age Groups 9–10 and 11–14
July 10–21 | Ceramics & Pottery Inspired by Nature
July 24–August 4 | Nature’s Canvas: Painting, Nature Journaling, & Field Biology

Counselors-in-Training (CIT)

Ages 14–15

For high school students who are enthusiastic about camp, nature, and art, the CIT program develops valuable leadership and teaching skills. CITs are an important part of our camp team, contributing to the overall safety and well-being of our campers. All CITs commit to at least two weeks of camp and a mandatory training day on June 16. 

Must submit an application to register; limited spaces available.

Extended-Day Options

Before Camp
7:45–9:00 am
Pre-registration required

After Camp
3:15–5:30 pm
Pre-registration required

Pricing & Affordability

Sliding Scale Pricing

Mass Audubon is committed to ensuring that every family that wants their child to experience summer camp should have the opportunity to do so. A sliding scale model helps us work toward that goal through an easy and dependable process for families.

Under the sliding scale model, every family will enroll for camp at a tuition rate based on their annual gross income. At registration, you will have the opportunity to select the pricing tier that best fits your family’s gross income. If you select Tiers 1–4, you will be asked to upload income verification documentation at a later time. Registrants at Tier 5 do not need to provide income verification. 

Financial Aid

If cost is still a barrier under the sliding scale structure, financial aid is also available based on demonstrated financial need and available funds. Scholarships are limited to one session per child; however, all applications are considered and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Payment plan options are also available. Download a financial aid application >

Member Discount

Mass Audubon members at the Family level or above receive a discounted rate. To qualify, your Mass Audubon membership must be current through the end of 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 are unsure of your member status, please contact Mass Audubon Member Services.

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.


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

  • One-week Sessions: $75/camper/session
  • Two-week Sessions: $150/camper/session

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

2023 Camp Session Pricing

Sliding Scale Update 

Due to overwhelming need for financial assistance, we have closed sliding scale registration for Tiers 1–4. Full-price registration at Tier 5 will remain open until all available spaces are filled. If you are unable to pay the full tuition for camp, we encourage you to add your name to our waitlist.

As we continue to secure funding across the state, we will open more spaces at lower tiers if possible. Our statewide goal is to have a healthy balance of campers from all income tiers attend Mass Audubon Camps in order to increase equitable access for as many families as possible while still securing enough revenue to continue providing the excellent camp experience our communities have come to expect from Mass Audubon Camps.

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