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Summer Camp Update

June 4, 2020

With sadness, we have made the difficult decision to cancel some of our camp programs this summer, including those for our youngest campers. The re-opening plan for Massachusetts provides a cautious approach for the months ahead. After extensive discussion and site-specific scenario planning, we concluded that North River is best suited to offer alternative summer programs for children and families along with limited camp programming for older campers this summer due to the social distancing challenges and facility limitations at our site.

The following programs have been cancelled. If you registered for one of these programs, you will receive a confirmation of cancellation email in the next day or so:

  • All Discoverer sessions
  • All Explorer sessions (except for July 6-10)
  • All Naturalist sessions (except for August 10-14)
  • Creative Woodcraft I
  • Nature STEAM Games & Challenges
  • Adventure Stewards
  • After-Camp

We are planning to run the following programs:

  • Explorers "Nature Myth Busters" session (July 6-10)
  • Into the Wild
  • Nature Photography
  • Creative Woodcraft II
  • Naturalists "Aquatic Adventures" session (August 10-14)
  • Alternative summer programs for children and families—more details coming soon

At North River Nature Camp in Marshfield, children ages 4.5 to 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. Each day a new adventure awaits!

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What Others are Saying . . .


"My kids were thrilled with their first year of camp. It was an incredibly positive experience." –Camp Parent

"My son had a great time. My only regret is that I didn't sign him up for more weeks. He loved it and we loved learning from him every day! Thank you." –Camp Parent

"Thanks for a great experience! Our daughter came home one day and made her own caterpillar walker with a friend from camp (with help from mom!) She had a great time last week and really enjoyed the team-building activities." –Camp Parent