Wellfleet Bay Nature Camp | Sample Schedule

Campers exploring Wellfleet Bay's salt marsh with their counselor

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No two days are alike at Wellfleet Bay Nature Camp! However, this sample schedule will give you an idea of activity types and daily flow.

9:00 am

Camper Drop-off & Craft Activity

Counselors welcome their campers and hand out nametags. Campers spend time creating simple arts and crafts projects.

9:15–9:45 am

Morning Circle & Schedule

The whole camp gathers together for an introductory activity, playing name games, and going over the schedule for the day.

9:45–10:15 am

"Theme of the Day" Introduction

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

10:15–10:40 am

Snack & Bathrooms

Campers enjoy a snack brought from home and take a break.

10:40 am–12:00 pm

Habitat Hike

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.

12:00–12:30 pm

Lunch & Bathrooms

Campers enjoy the lunch they brought from home and take a break.

12:30 pm

Camper Pick-up (half-day)

12:30–1:00 pm

Afternoon Games

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

1:00–2:00 pm

Science Activity

Campers continue to explore their daily theme through hands-on experiments and science learning.

2:00–2:15 pm

Nature Free Play & Closing Circle

Campers enjoy supervised free play time before the whole camp gathers together to share their favorite parts of the day.

2:15-2:45 pm

Camper Pick-up (full-day)

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 daycare. We carve time out of our summer deliberately so that my kids can attend your camp. Thank you for what you do." —Camp Parent