Welcome to North River Nature Camp!

North River campers walking a wooded trail

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At North River Nature Camp in Marshfield, children ages 4.5–14 are encouraged to explore their curiosity about the natural world. Campers have fun, make friends, and experience nature through outdoor play and discovery at our 225-acre wildlife sanctuary.

Daily activities include trail explorations, habitat investigations, hands-on experiments, wildlife observation, creative games and crafts, and more. Small group sizes ensure that our counselors can develop a relationship with each child, creating a caring, supportive environment. Each day, a new adventure awaits!

NEW! 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. Learn more >


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Our brochure contains complete camp information, including full session descriptions, weekly themes, and sliding scale pricing.

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How to Register


Registration will open on Wednesday, February 2. Please note that the online program catalog will display "No matching programs found" until registration is opened. Families may register for camp online or by calling 781-837-9400.

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2022 Camp Sessions & Dates


→ NOTE: There will be no camp on Monday, July 4; fees for July 5–8 sessions will be prorated.

View full session descriptions, weekly themes, & sliding scale pricing in the brochure >

Nature Camps

Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Discoverers • Ages 4.5–6
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5
June 27–July 1 | Everyday Adventures
July 5–8 | Nature Mysteries
July 11–15 | Fantastic Wildlife
July 25–29 | Extreme Earth Artists
August 8–12 | Aquatic Adventures
August 15–19 | Summer Rewind

Explorers • Ages 7–8
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8
June 27–July 1 | Everyday Adventures
July 11–15 | Fantastic Wildlife
July 18–22 | Flying Wild
July 25–29 | Extreme Earth Artists
August 1–5 | Tracks, Traces, & Secret Places
August 15–19 | Summer Rewind

Naturalists • Ages 9–12
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 10
August 8–12 | Aquatic Adventures

Special Interest Camps

Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Ages 9–14
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5
July 5–8 | Campology
July 18–21 | Into the Wild
August 1–5 | Creative Woodcraft


What Others are Saying . . .


"My daughter really enjoyed her 2 weeks at camp. She is already talking about coming back next year. Everyone was friendly and she learned a ton. Also, everything was extremely organized." –Camp Parent

"Our son loved his camp experience. On the last day of camp, he got into the car and exclaimed, 'Can I do this again next summer? Like, all summer?'" –Camp Family