A Day at Our Wellfleet Bay & Chatham Camps

Campers at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

No two days are alike at our camps, but this sample schedule gives an idea of activity types and daily flow. 

8:50–9:20 am

Camper Drop-off & Choice Time

Counselors welcome their campers, hand out nametags, and help them to decide which activity to try during this supervised, free-choice time. Campers can choose from active games, creating simple arts and crafts projects, catching insects, building gnome homes, or simply hanging out with friends.

9:20–9:35 am

Opening Circle & Fire Drill

The whole camp gathers together for an introductory activity, playing name games, and going over rules for staying safe at camp.

9:40–10:15 am

“Theme of the Day” Intro & Snack

Each small group has its own daily theme that supports nature and science learning. Activities and objectives are unique to each age group.

10:15 am–12:15 pm

Activities & Explorations

Groups explore the trails and habitats as they learn more about their themes. This may include activities such as catching frogs, looking for caterpillars, or searching for signs of deer, to name just a few.

12:15–12:45 pm

Lunch & Half-Day Camper Pick-up

Parent pick up for half-day campers. Lunch time for full-day campers

12:50–2:15 pm

Activities, Crafts, & Games

Counselors reinforce concepts about the Theme of the Day through special art projects and games.

2:15-2:45 pm

Full-Day Camper Pick-up

What Others Are Saying . . .

“I truly appreciate that you offer a camp experience focused on nature and my children loved attending your camp for years. We live in New Jersey, but my parents live in Orleans. I am a teacher and not working in the summer—we do not use you for day-care. We carve time out of our summer deliberately so that my kids can attend your camp. Thank you for what you do.”—Camp Parent