Wellfleet Bay & Chatham Camp | Registration Information

Campers at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Our summer day camp programs in South Wellfleet and Chatham offer one-week sessions for campers ages 4–13. Choose between a variety of sessions to discover, explore, and be outside this summer.

How to Register | Payment | Health Forms & Waivers | Additional Information

How to Register

  • Register online beginning in early January
  • By phone: 508-349-2615
  • In person: Bring the completed registration and payment to our wildlife sanctuary, which is located at 291 State Highway, Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
  • By mail: Print and complete the registration and mail it with payment to: Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, PO Box 236, South Wellfleet, MA 02663

Through May 15, registrations will be accepted online and by mail. After May 15, only phone and mail-in registrations will be accepted. Mailed registrations will be stamped with the date of receipt and processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enrollment Confirmation

After your child’s registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation letter by e-mail. You will also receive an email from CampDoc within a week or two after registering, which will contain a link for you to fill out your camper(s) health forms and waivers. These forms must be completed annually in order to attend camp.



A nonrefundable, nontransferable $50 deposit fee per camper per session is required to register for camp. This fee will be applied to your camp tuition. If registering after May 15, payment in full is required.

Camp Tuition

Registration must include payment for 50% of the total camp fees. The balance of your camp tuition is due by May 15, unless a payment plan has been established. If registering after May 15, payment in full is required. If this deadline is missed, we cannot guarantee your spot.


Mass Audubon members at the Family Membership level or above receive a discounted rate on camp. To receive the member rate, your membership must be current through your camper’s last session. If you are not yet a member, you can join during the registration process.

We also offer a Cape Cod Resident Discount: Campers who reside on Cape Cod year-round receive a $40 discount on half-day programs and a $60 discount on full-day programs. Proof of the camper’s enrollment in a Cape Cod school district in the form of a report card, progress report, or letter from the school must be sent to our camp registrar. To qualify for this discount you must be a current Mass Audubon member at the Family level or above and be the parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of the enrolled camper.

Camp Scholarships

Limited camp scholarships are available. We provide financial assistance based on demonstrated economic need and available funds. This is limited to one session per child; however all applications are considered. To apply, mail or bring the Financial Aid Application to Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, P.O. Box 236, 291 State Highway, Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663. Applications must be received by May 15 and are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Refund Policy

A full refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit, is provided for camp families who cancel in writing on or before May 15. After May 15 no refund is available. Lost deposits are not transferable to other families, and refunds are not given for participant dismissal, failure to attend, absence, or sick days. If we must cancel a session, you will receive a full refund.

Health Forms & Waivers

Camper Health Forms and Waivers are due two months prior to the start of your camper’s session. If registering after May 15, a specific camper form deadline date will be set for you. Completed forms are required for campers to attend camp. If this deadline is missed, we cannot guarantee your spot and a $75 fee per camper will be charged.

Additional Information

Camper Requirements

Due to the outdoor and exploratory nature of our camp program, campers must be able to move about on uneven terrain. Campers are expected to participate meaningfully in age-appropriate activities, including nature study. All campers must follow stated behavior expectations and safety rules. If you have any questions regarding your child’s ability to participate fully in our camp program, please contact the camp director.

Camper Age & Grade

Camper age is determined as of April 1.

Dismissal Policy

The camp director reserves the right to dismiss a camper when, in his/her judgment, the camper’s behavior interferes with the rights of others or the smooth functioning of the group or activity, or violates the camp’s behavior policy. In such cases no refunds will be given.