North River Nature 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.


Camp Family Handbook


This packet contains important information for families, ranging from logistics to policies, so that you'll know what to expect the first day of your child's camp sessions(s).


Sliding Scale Pricing


Under the sliding scale model, every family will register for camp at a tuition rate based on their family's Annual Gross Income (AGI). At registration, you will have the opportunity to select the pricing that best fits your family’s income tier. You will be asked to upload income verification documentation (tax return, W-2, paystubs, etc.) at a later time if you selected Tiers 1–4. Registrants at Tier 5 are not required to provide income verification.

A deposit is due at the time of registration; the final balance and all paperwork are due by May 2, 2022. If cost is still a barrier under the tiered structure, financial assistance (in the form of scholarships) is also available. Please reach out to the Camp Director if you have unique circumstances or need additional financial support.

Nature Camp

Tier Family Annual Gross Income Member/Nonmember
Tier 1 <$49,999 $100/$170
Tier 2 $50,000–$69,999 $250/$320
Tier 3 $70,000–$99,999 $325/$395
Tier 4 $100,000–$139,999 $425/$495
Tier 5 (no financial aid requested) $500/$570

Nature Camp – Week of July 4*

Tier Family Annual Gross Income Member/Nonmember
Tier 1 <$49,999 $75/$145
Tier 2 $50,000–$69,999 $190/$260
Tier 3 $70,000–$99,999 $250/$320
Tier 4 $100,000–$139,999 $325/$395
Tier 5 (no financial aid requested) $380/$450

"Campology" or "Into the Wild" Camp

Tier Family Annual Gross Income Member/Nonmember
Tier 1 <$49,999 $105/$175
Tier 2 $50,000–$69,999 $260/$330
Tier 3 $70,000–$99,999 $340/$410
Tier 4 $100,000–$139,999 $450/$520
Tier 5 (no financial aid requested) $520/$590

"Creative Woodcraft" Camp

Tier Family Annual Gross Income Member/Nonmember
Tier 1 <$49,999 $110/$180
Tier 2 $50,000–$69,999 $270/$340
Tier 3 $70,000–$99,999 $350/$420
Tier 4 $100,000–$139,999 $470/$540
Tier 5 (no financial aid requested) $540/$610

*Fees for for July 5–8 sessions are prorated since there is no camp on Monday, July 4.


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 2, 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 2. After May 2 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 Discount

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 >

Financial Aid

We believe connection with the natural world should be available to all. If finances are getting in the way of a summer at North River Nature Camp, financial assistance is 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. Download a scholarship 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 2. If registering after May 2, payment in full is required and a specific camp form deadline will be set for you. A camper cannot attend camp (and their spot is not guaranteed) until all forms, waivers, and payments are completed or a payment plan has been established. A fee of $20 per camper will be charged for incomplete or late forms and waivers.


Additional Information


Camper Requirements

Campers are expected to be able to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols, to be determined by the start of camp based on the latest guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Visit massaudubon.org/camps for the latest information about COVID-19 safety at Mass Audubon Camps.

All campers must follow stated behavior expectations and safety rules. To ensure a successful camp experience, please discuss any pertinent information regarding your child’s needs with the Camp Director. We strive to make camp a great experience for all, and we can accommodate on a case-by-case basis. The Camp Director reserves the right to dismiss a camper when, in their judgment, the camper’s behavior interferes with the rights of others or violates the camp’s safety and behavior policies. 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.

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 >