Welcome to Wellfleet Bay Nature Camp


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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 a sense of place, where nature is accessible and inclusive for all. Above all, we create memorable outdoor experiences for our campers!


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Our brochure contains more information about our camp, including full session descriptions, weekly themes, and pricing.

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How to Register


Mass Audubon members who are year-round Cape Cod residents can register by phone beginning in January. Starting Friday, February 18, 2022, any family may 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.

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NOTE: If you see the message "No matching programs found," it means public camp registration has not yet opened or is closed for the year.


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2022 Camp Sessions & Dates


→ There will be no camp on July 4; fees for July 5–8 sessions will be prorated. Camp will not be offered in Chatham in 2022.

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

Nature Camps

Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–2:30 pm (except where noted)

Discoverers • Ages 4–5
(Half-day OR Full-day)
Weekly sessions June 27–August 26
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Adventurers • Ages 6–7
(Half-day OR Full-day)
Weekly sessions June 27–August 26
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Explorers • Ages 7–8
Weekly sessions June 27–August 19
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8

Naturalists • Ages 9–10
Weekly sessions June 27–August 19
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8

Nature Camps with Field Trips

Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–2:30 pm

Ecologists • Ages 11–13
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 10
June 27–July 1 | Pollinator Power (field trip: Cape Cod Butterfly Garden)
July 5–8 | Marine Life Mania (field trip: Tern Island)
July 11–15 | Living with Wildlife (field trip: Horseshoe Crab Tagging)
July 18–22 | Shark Enthusiasts (field trips: Seal Cruise, AWSC Center)
July 25–29 | Nature Photography (field trip: White Cedar Swamp)
August 1–5 | From Streams to Sea (field trip: Kayaking Nauset Marsh)
August 8–12 | Junior Geologists (field trip: Stand-up Paddleboarding)
August 15–19 | Survival of the Fittest (field trip: Seal Cruise)

Teen Camps

Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–2:30 pm

Counselors-in-Training (CIT) • Ages 14–17
Weekly sessions June 27–August 19
CITs must participate in at least 2 weeks of camp


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