Stony Brook Nature Camp | Philosophy & Credentials

Stony Brook campers in a meadow watching a Red-tailed Hawk

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Our Philosophy


Our camp is an exciting outdoor adventure for children. We strive to educate children about ecology so that they will be motivated and empowered to maintaining a healthy environment for generations to come. Activities are carefully planned to meet these goals and, at the same time, create fun and memorable experiences.

Campers are encouraged to explore and appreciate the miracles and mysteries of our natural world. Through hands-on learning, they come to understand their place in nature as well as the importance of preserving it. As naturalist and conservationist John Muir said, "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to everything else in the world."


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


Stony Brook Nature Camp has been connecting children to the natural world for more than 50 years. We are proud of our reputation of 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 Norfolk Board of Health.

American Camp Association (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 and health and safety issues, and requires us to review every facet of our operation. Mass Audubon camps have voluntarily submitted to this independent appraisal conducted by camp experts to earn this mark of distinction. Learn more about what it means to be ACA accredited > 

Camp Policy Requests

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


What Others Are Saying . . .


"My children gained a much better understanding of the natural world around them." —Camp Parent