Welcome to Wellfleet Bay Nature Camp
Wellfleet Bay Nature Camp inspires a child’s lasting curiosity and excitement about nature. Campers ages 4–13 have fun and make friends as they explore the nature of Cape Cod at our 1,100-acre wildlife sanctuary. Our goals are to instill awareness and appreciation of nature, to demonstrate responsibility for the environment, and to promote nature as an accessible and inclusive place for all. Above all, we create memorable outdoor experiences for our campers.
Please note: We are no longer running our Day Camp in Chatham—stay tuned for future updates on new camps!
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Our brochure contains more information about our camp, including full session descriptions, weekly themes, and pricing.
How to Register
Mass Audubon members who are year-round Cape Cod residents with campers who attend a local school can register by phone by calling 508-349-2615 beginning Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Please have your child’s proof of residency in the form of a local school report card/progress report at your time of registration.
Starting Wednesday, February 22, 2023, registration will open to all; families can register online or by calling 508-349-2615.
In order to ensure equitable access to camp for all, we request that you register for no more than 4 sessions of camp per camper.
At Wellfleet Bay, we register campers based on the grade level they are entering in the fall. NOT on their age. We believe all children in our camp groups should be at a similar developmental level, and our programming is designed with this in mind. Please use your camper’s rising grade when choosing which group to register for.
NOTE: If you see the message "No matching programs found," it means public camp registration has not yet opened.
New for 2023: 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. Under the sliding scale model, every family will enroll for camp at a tuition rate based on their annual gross income.
At registration, you will have the opportunity to select the pricing tier that best fits your family’s gross income:
- If you select Tiers 1–3, you will be asked to upload income verification documentation at a later time via CampDoc.
- Campers who reside on Cape Cod year-round automatically qualify for Tier 3, and do not need proof of income. Proof of the camper’s enrollment in a Cape Cod school district in the form of a report card, progress report, or letter from the school must accompany registration.
- All other camper families who fall into Tiers 4 or 5 do not need to provide proof of income.
- If cost is still a barrier under the tiered structure, financial aid is also available.
NOTE: If the need for financial assistance exceeds our capacity for this year, Wellfleet Bay Nature Camp may need to close registration for Tiers 1-4 under the sliding scale pricing model. Full-price registration at Tier 5 will remain open until all available spaces are filled.
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What Others are Saying . . .
"We have been coming to this camp for years and I’ve always loved it because of the focus on outdoor activities and exploration. The counselors are always so engaged and kind." –Camp Family
"He liked everything! Our camper came home very happy, he loved the counselors, the friends, and the nature." –Camp Parent