Moose Hill Nature Day Camp | Forms & Resources for Parents
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 Visitor Center is open. You can also register your child for a Vacation Week program!
All health forms, waivers, and the balance of your camp tuition are due by May 15, unless a payment plan has been established. If registering after May 15, 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.
Please refer to the Camp Handbook, which provides details about:
- What to bring and not to bring to camp
- Communication with Camp
- Arrival and Departure
- Before and After Camp Program
- Behavior expectations and discipline policy
- Camp Schedule and Things to Know like option times, picnic hike days, and our stuffed moose mascots.
- Health and wellness information including responsibilities of the parent/guardian, medications at camp, and protection from sun and bugs.
- Song sampler
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:
- 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.
- Clothing he/she will feel comfortable getting wet and/or dirty—play clothes.
- Sunscreen with a minimum of SPF15 followed by
- Insect repellent with 24% DEET. Please refrain from spraying repellents in the camp area.
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.
- Full-day Peepers need a sleeping blanket and a quiet toy to use if awake before the end of rest time.
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.
Campers are not considered to have increased risk of Meningococcal Disease, but the Department of Public Health requires us to give you the information.
Please contact the camp office at 781-784-5691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.