North River Nature Day Camp | Registration Information

North River campers walking a wooded trail

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How to Register

Registration Confirmation

A confirmation letter or email containing important documents and information will be sent once your camper’s registration has been processed.


Payment

Deposit

A nonrefundable deposit of $50/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). 

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.

Membership & Discounts

Mass Audubon members at the Family level or above receive a discounted rate. To qualify, your membership must be current through 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. Learn more about membership >

Refer-a-Friend Discount: Receive $20 off your camper’s session for each friend you refer to North River Nature Camp. Referred campers must be new to North River Nature Camp and must register to qualify. Read the complete terms >

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available based on demonstrated economic need and available funds, and is generally limited to one session per child; however, all applications are considered. Applications are due by April 30. Download an application >

Payment Plans

Payment plan options are available. Please contact the Camp Director for more information. 


Important Deadlines

All camp health forms and waivers, as well as the balance of your camp tuition, are due by May 15. If registering after May 15, payment in full is required and a specific camp form deadline will be set for you. A camper cannot attend camp and his/her spot is not guaranteed until all forms, waivers, and payments are completed (or a payment plan has been established). 

We reserve the right to charge a $20 fee for incomplete or late forms and waivers.


Additional Information

Camper Requirements

Campers are expected to meaningfully participate in age-appropriate activities, including outdoor exploration and nature study. To ensure a successful camp experience, please discuss any pertinent information regarding your child’s special needs with the Camp Director. We can accommodate on a case-by-case basis in order to establish the best strategy for a great summer camp experience. All campers must follow stated behavior expectations and safety rules.

The Camp Director reserves the right to dismiss a camper when, in his/her judgment, the camper’s behavior interferes with the rights of others or the smooth functioning of the group or activity, or violates the camp’s behavior policy. In such cases no refunds will be provided. If you have any questions regarding your child’s ability to participate in our camp program, please contact the Camp Director.

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.

ACA Accreditation 

We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program focuses on program quality, health and safety, management, and camp operations.

Field Trips

Campers enrolled in Nature Theme Sessions that include a field trip will spend one day at either Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield or Duxbury Beach. Field trips take place on Wednesday and are weather dependent.

  • Nature Theme Sessions — Campers must be dropped off and picked up at the field trip destination.
  • Special Interest Sessions  — Transportation will be provided to and from trip destinations in Mass Audubon vans.

Camp Policy Requests

You may request a copy of our staff background check, health care, discipline, and grievance policies at any time. Request a copy of our policies >

Session Transfers

Session transfer requests will be honored if there is space available and if a request is made at least two weeks prior to the your camper’s session start date, after which time transfers are not permitted.