Moose Hill Nature Camp | Rates & Dates

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Below are the available camp sessions 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

One-week Nature Camps

Age Groups

Discoverers
Ages 5–6 (Entering grades K–1)
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Explorers
Ages 7–8 (Entering grades 2–3)
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 7

Investigators
Ages 9–12 (Entering grades 4–7)
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 7

Weekly Themes

Avian Adventures
June 26–June 30

Powerful Predators
July 5–7 (half-week camp, Wednesday–Friday; pricing prorated)

Nature’s Superpowers
July 10–14

Spineless Species
July 17–21

Our Amazing Planet
July 24–July 28

Bird-tastic
July 31–August 4

Hide and Seek
August 7–11

The World of Nature Adaptations
August 14–18

What Makes the Earth Awesome
August 21–25

Teen Programs

Environmental Leadership for Teens

Ages 13–16 (Entering Grades 6–9)

July 5–7 (half-week camp, Wednesday–Friday; pricing prorated)
July 17–21
July 31–August 4
August 14–18

Nature Adventure Camp

Ages 13–16 (Entering Grades 6–9)

June 26–30
July 10–14
July 24–28
August 7–11
August 21–25

Counselors-in-Training

Ages 14–16 (Entering Grades 9–11)

Weekly sessions, June 26–August 25

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 by calling 781-259-9500 or emailing [email protected]. 

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.

Deposit

A nonrefundable deposit of $75/camper/session is required to register for camp. 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.

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

2023 Camp Session Pricing

Sliding Scale Update 

Due to overwhelming need for financial assistance, we have closed registration for Tiers 1-4. 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 where 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 to camp 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.

Please note that all prices are rounded to the nearest dollar for simplicity.

 

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Tier 4

Tier 5

Gross Family Income

<$50,000

(member/nonmember)

$50,000–$94,999

(member/nonmember)

$95,000–$124,999

(member/nonmember)

$125,000–$159,999

(member/nonmember)

No income verification required

(member/nonmember)

One-week Nature Camps $95/$115 $240/$280 $315/$370 $410/$480 $480/$565
Teen Programs $95/$115 $240/$280 $315/$370 $410/$480 $480/$565
CIT $55/$75 $140/$180 $185/$235 $240/$310 $280/$365
Optional Before Camp Program (per week) $12 $30 $40 $50 $60
Optional Before Camp Program (per day) $3 $6 $7 $10 $12
Optional After Camp Program (per week) $21 $54 $70 $90 $106
Optional After Camp Program (per day) $5 $10 $13 $18 $21