Welcome to Wachusett Meadow Nature Day Camp

Campers at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary Summer Day Camp

Wachusett Meadow Nature Camp is a great place to make new friends and discover the wonders of the outdoors: our magnificent 1,000-acre setting is home to a variety of birds, mammals, butterflies, salamanders, and wildflowers.

Through outdoor investigations, imaginative free play, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and more, campers ages 3.5–17 experience nature and create memories that last a lifetime.

One-week sessions have campers out in nature exploring habitats, hiking trails, catching insects, experimenting with science, canoeing, dabbling in art, and playing games. Campers stay active with twice-daily hikes and a combination of structured learning and free play. Small group sizes create opportunities to form great relationships in a caring and supportive environment. Learn more >

No two days are alike at camp, but this sample schedule gives an overview of daily activities and flow. Learn More >

We believe it’s important to provide children with hands-on experiences that help them feel comfortable in nature. Through various activities and explorations, campers come to understand their place in the “web of life” while having fun and making friends. Learn More >

Camp staff are carefully selected for their enthusiasm, caring attitude toward children, and ability to interact with youth in an outdoor setting. Our specialized team works to nurture an emotionally and physically safe atmosphere for all campers. Learn More >