Moose Hill Nature Camp | Forms & Resources for Parents

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Welcome to the Moose Hill Camp family! Here you can find everything you need to know about attending camp this summer. We encourage you to bring your camper for a visit prior to their first day of camp—feel free to drop by anytime the trails are open.


All health forms, waivers, and the balance of your camp tuition are due by May 2, unless a payment plan has been established. If registering after May 2, payment in full is required and a specific camper form deadline date will be set for you. Completed forms and payment are required for campers to attend camp.

If deadlines are missed, we cannot guarantee your spot and a $20 fee will be charged.

2022 Health Waivers & Financial Aid forms will be posted in spring.

Camp Handbook

This packet contains important information for families including drop-off/pick-up logistics, COVID-19 protocols, packing lists, and more. Please be sure to read this before bringing your camper to the first day of their session!

What to Bring & Wear

Please label everything! Lost & Found items are put in a bin near the camp gate until the last day. Items are available at the Visitor Center until September 15.

Your child should wear:

  • Mask or face covering, per COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Socks and sneakers or hiking boots—no Crocs, open-toed sandals, or jellies.
  • Sweatshirt or lightweight jacket since summer mornings and rainy days are chilly.
  • Hat
  • Clothing he/she will feel comfortable getting wet and/or dirty—play clothes.
  • Sunscreen with a minimum of SPF15
  • Insect repellent with 24% DEET. Please refrain from spraying repellents in the camp area. Non-DEET sprays are also acceptable.

Your child should bring:

  • 2 snacks—a morning and an afternoon non-perishable snack. Water is drunk at snack time.
  • A nutritious, non-perishable lunch, including 1 drink. Please try to use reusable containers and create as little trash as possible.
  • Backpack large enough to carry the lunch bag and water bottle. 
  • Insulated lunch bag with a small icepack.
  • Water bottle (leak proof please)—wash and fill it daily. Do not freeze it!
  • Insect repellent so that we can reapply it after lunch.
  • Rainy day gear—a light-weight poncho or rain coat, sweatshirt, and an extra pair of socks. 
  • Younger children should bring a spare set of clothes and shoes; that way, if an “accident” should occur, they’ll be able to stay clean and dry. These should fit in a labeled Ziploc bag.

Food at Camp

Non-perishable foods or icepacks are required because we do not refrigerate. Some possible non-perishable food choices are sun butter, peanut butter, trail mix, jelly, fruit, or hard cheeses.

Due to food allergies and our use of tables for craft purposes, tables are kept peanut and tree nut-free. We provide “peanut picnic cloths” for use on the ground and one table for campers who are eating foods containing peanuts or tree nuts.

Our carry in/carry out policy means that any trash and uneaten food that cannot go into our compost is repacked into the child’s lunch box and returned home. This policy results in fewer yellow jackets in the camp area.

Our gift shop sells snacks, water, and juice packs! Kosher and dairy free items are available. Parents are welcome to purchase items from our shop before or after camp any day. On Friday afternoons campers can purchase souvenirs from the shop with staff supervision.

Freeze pops are given out on Fridays.

Other Resources

Campers are not considered to have increased risk of Meningococcal Disease, but the Department of Public Health requires us to give you the information. 

Questions or Concerns

Please contact the camp office at 781-784-5691 or email [email protected].