Wellfleet Bay & Chatham Camp Philosophy & Credentials

Counselor showing marine creatures to campers

Our Philosophy

Our summer day camp programs in South Wellfleet and Chatham are designed to promote a child’s lasting curiosity and concern for the natural world. Our goal is to instill awareness and appreciation of nature, 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 fun and memorable experiences.

Our Credentials

We have more than 50 years of experience in connecting children to nature through public, school, and camp programming. We are proud of our reputation of running a safe, organized, educational program where each child matters.

Camp License

We are licensed by both the Wellfleet and the Chatham Boards of Health and comply with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation

We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program requires that we meet up to 300 standards linked to program quality, health and safety, management, and camp operations. Accreditation is voluntary and assures that camps have made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for children. Learn more about this mark of distinction.

Camp Policy Requests

At any time, you may request a copy of our staff background check, healthcare, discipline, bullying, and grievance policies.


What Others Are Saying . . .

“The Wellfleet Camp is an open, easy-going, and safe environment where kids can be kids amongst the wonders of Wellfleet.”—Camp Parent

“We were impressed with everything across the board with camp, so continue everything (not related to camp only—keep on being a leader in showing community members how to ‘go green’ in a significant way and care about nature.”—Camp Parent