North River Nature Camp | Philosophy & Credentials

North River campers walking a wooded trail

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Our Philosophy

With 225 acres of forest, field, and marsh, North River Nature Day Camp in Marshfield provides a magnificent natural space to explore and learn. Campers are encouraged to explore their curiosity, engage with others, and participate in hands-on, inquiry-based activities.

Weekly themes incorporate age-appropriate instruction, and small group sizes ensure that our counselors can create an environment where each child matters. A balance of daily activities, from group adventures to free play, enables us to meet campers’ developmental needs. We strive to create opportunities for personal growth and social development as campers interact with nature as well as with each other.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At Mass Audubon Camps, we strive to create a safe, inclusive, and caring camp environment where each person is respected and supported in their learning and growth. We believe that diversity—both in nature and in our human communities—is essential to strength, resilience, and innovation, and we are committed to recognizing the unique contributions of each community member.

Our Credentials

North River Nature Camp been connecting children to nature for more than 20 years. We pride ourselves in running a safe, organized, educational program where each child matters.

Camp License

Our camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430) and is licensed by the Town of Marshfield Board of Health.

American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation

We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program requires that we meet up to 300 standards linked to program quality, health and safety, management, and camp operations. Accreditation is voluntary and assures that camps have made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for children. Learn more about this mark of distinction > 

Camp Policy Requests

At any time, you may request a copy of our staff background check, healthcare, discipline, bullying, and grievance policies. Request a copy of our policies >

What Others Are Saying . . .

"My son LOVED your camp, and is very vocal about the fact that it was his 'favorite camp of the summer.'" –Camp Parent

"Our daughter is still talking about how much fun she had!" –Camp Family