Welcome to Wachusett Meadow Nature Camp

Adventurers campers on the pond dock at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

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At Wachusett Meadow Nature Camp in Princeton, campers ages 3.5–17 make new friends , hike the trails, play games, sing camp songs, and discover the natural wonders of Massachusetts—all while having a lot of fun along the way!

Sliding Scale Pricing

Mass Audubon is committed to ensuring that every family that wants their child to experience summer camp should have the opportunity to do so. A sliding scale model helps us work toward that goal through an easy and dependable process for families. Learn more >


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Our brochure contains complete camp information, including full descriptions, weekly themes, and sliding scale pricing.

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How to Register


Registration is now open for summer 2022! Families may register for camp online or by calling 978-464-2712.

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2022 Camp Sessions & Dates


View full descriptions, weekly themes, & sliding scale pricing in the brochure >

→ NOTE: There will be no camp on Monday, July 4; fees for July 5–8 sessions will be prorated.

Nature Camps

Tuesday–Thursday • 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Preschool Naturalists • Ages 3.5–5
June 21–23, June 28–30, July 12–14, July 26–28, August 9–11
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–3:30 pm

Pathfinders • Ages 5–6
July 5–8, July 18–22, August 1–5, August 15–19
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Explorers • Ages 5–7
Weekly sessions June 20–August 19
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Naturalists • Ages 7–9
Weekly sessions June 20–August 19
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8

Adventurers • Ages 9–12
June 20–24, June 27–July 1, July 11–15, July 25–29, August 8–12, August 15–19
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 10

Trailblazers • Ages 11–14
July 11–15
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 10

Specialty Camps

Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–3:30 pm

Nature & Art • Ages 7–11
August 1–5
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8

Discoverers • Ages 9–12
July 5–8, July 18–22, August 1–5
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 10

Teen Camps

Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–3:30 pm

Ecologists • Ages 12–17
July 25–29

Environmental Leadership for Teens • Ages 11–14
June 27–July 1

Counselors-in-Training • Ages 14–17
$150 member, $220 nonmember
(Fee covers training & two-week commitment between June 20–August 19)
Mandatory training on June 18. Must submit an application to register; limited spaces available. Learn more >

Extended-Day Options

Before Camp
7:30–9:00 am • Ages 3.5–14
Pre-registration required

After Camp
3:30–5:30 pm • Ages 5–14
Pre-registration required


What Others Are Saying . . .


"Our daughter absolutely loved the whole experience! She hasn't stopped talking about her counselors, the staff and all of the fun times she had. We noticed such an improvement in her confidence around other children and are amazed at some of the things she has learned! She will definitely be returning next year!" –Camp Parent

"As a parent of kids who have tricky learning profiles, you made them feel welcome and included. They didn't feel 'weird' or 'bad' or 'reprimanded' as campers. Thank you for keeping the atmosphere there so upbeat, which made life at home so much easier." –Camp Parent