Welcome to Wellfleet Bay Natural History Day Camp

Campers hiking through salt water marsh

Our camp is designed to promote a child’s lasting curiosity and excitement about nature. Our goals are to instill awareness and appreciation of the natural world, to teach responsibility for the environment, and to promote an understanding of our place in nature. Camp activities are carefully planned to meet these goals and, at the same time, create a fun and memorable experience. Small group sizes allow us to provide a high-quality educational experience and a welcoming, supportive environment.


Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Ages 4–13 | June–August

Themed weekly sessions blend outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, games, songs, and crafts. Some sessions incorporate offsite travel for special activities, such as kayaking, whale watching, and snorkeling. Learn More >


Chatham Elementary School
Ages 4–13 | June–August

Themed weekly sessions have campers exploring trails, discovering tidal flats, catching frogs, experimenting with science, dabbling in art, and venturing to new places around Chatham Elementary School. Learn More >


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


Our goal is to instill awareness and appreciation of nature, teach responsibility for the environment, and promote an understanding of our place in nature. Camp activities are carefully planned to meet these goals and, at the same time, create fun and memorable experiences. Learn More >


Our staff members are chosen for their enthusiasm, experience, knowledge, and ability to work with children in the outdoors. They are college graduates or undergraduates currently enrolled in an environmental and/or educational field of study. Learn More >


We offer a variety of one week sessions for campers ages 4–14 as well as Leaders-in-Training opportunities for teens ages 14–17. Register for camp today and get ready to discover, explore, and play outside this summer! Learn More >