Welcome to Wachusett Meadow Nature Day Camp

Adventurers campers on the pond dock at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

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COVID-19 Safety

The health and welfare of our campers and staff remains our highest priority. We feel confident that the success of Mass Audubon Camps in designing and offering a safe summer of camping in 2020 will guide us into another great summer in 2021. More details >

At Wachusett Meadow Nature Day 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!

NEW! Sliding Scale Pricing

We are making it a priority for all families to be able to send their children to camp in a fair and equitable manner. A sliding scale model levels the playing field to include all families in an easy and dependable process. It creates a diverse camp community where no family is turned away because of their ability to pay. No matter where you fall on this sliding scale, please reach out to us if you have unique circumstances. Learn more >


Get the Brochure


Our brochure contains complete camp information, including session descriptions, dates, and costs.

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How to Register


Beginning February 25, families may register for camp online, by calling 978-464-2712, or by mailing the registration form with payment to the address listed on the form.

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2021 Camp Sessions & Dates



Nature Camps

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HALF-DAY (Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm)

June 15–17, June 29–July 1, July 13–15, July 27–29, August 10–12

  • Preschool Naturalists | Ages 3.5–5

FULL-DAY (Monday-Friday, 9:00 am–3:30 pm)

Weekly sessions June 14–August 20

  • Explorers | Ages 5–7
  • Naturalists | Ages 8–9
  • Adventurers | Ages 9–12
  • Discoverers | Ages 9–12
  • Ecologists | Ages 12–17

Specialty Camps

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Nature & Art • Ages 7–11
July 5–9

Outdoor Leaders • Ages 11–14
June 21–25

Counselors-in-Training • Ages 14–17
Mandatory training on June 12 from 1:00–4:00 pm
$150 members | $215 nonmembers
(Price is per session and training)


Extended-Day Options

Prices are per camper

Before Camp • 8:00–9:00 am
Available from June 14–August 20

  • WEEKLY (Full-Day) | $50 members, $65 nonmembers
  • WEEKLY (Half-Day) | $30 members, $40 nonmembers
  • DAILY | $10 members, $13 nonmembers

After Camp • 3:30–5:30 pm
Available from June 14–August 20

  • WEEKLY | $75 members, $90 nonmembers
  • DAILY | $15 members, $18 nonmembers

What Others Are Saying . . .


"We love outdoors and he loves anything to do with bugs or creatures in nature. It was the perfect camp for his first camp experience! He wants to go back!" –Camp Parent

"Our daughter had a great time. We are very impressed with the sanctuary as a whole and are inspired to be involved as a family. Keep up the good work." –Camp Parent