Wellfleet Bay Nature Camp | Registration Information

Campers exploring Wellfleet Bay's salt marsh with their counselor

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How to Register


General and online registration will open on Friday, February 18. At that time, any family may register in one of two ways:

  • Online
  • By phone

Local families who are year-round Cape Cod residents can register starting in January by calling 508-349-2615 (must be current Mass Audubon members).

NOTE: To ensure equal access to camp for everyone, families will be limited to no more than 4 sessions per camper.

Registration Confirmation

A confirmation letter or email containing important documents and information will be sent once your camper’s registration has been processed.


Payment


Deposit

Registration must include payment for 50% of the total camp fees and includes a nonrefundable deposit of $50 per camper, per session. This deposit is applied to your camp tuition and cannot be transferred to another camper, family, or camp location. If registering after May 2, payment in full is required unless a payment plan has been established with the Camp Director.

Refund Policy

A full refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit, is provided to camp families who cancel in writing on or before May 2. After May 2, no refund is available. Deposits are not transferable, 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.

Membership Discount

Mass Audubon members at the Family level or above receive a discounted rate. To qualify, your membership must be current through your camper’s last session, and you must be the parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of the camper being enrolled. Membership can be purchased or renewed at the time of registration. Learn more about membership >

Cape Cod Resident Discount

Families who reside on Cape Cod year-round receive specialized pricing only when registering by phone. Proof of your camper's enrollment in a Cape Cod school district (in the form of a report card, progress report, or letter from the school) must accompany registration in order for the camper to receive this rate.

Financial Aid

We believe connection with the natural world should be available to all. If finances are getting in the way of a summer at Wellfleet Bay Nature Camp, financial assistance is available based on demonstrated financial need and available funds. Scholarships are limited to one session per child; however, all applications are considered and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Download a scholarship application >

Payment Plans

Payment plan options are also available. Please contact the Camp Director for more information.


Important Deadlines


All camp health forms and waivers, as well as the balance of your camp tuition, are due by May 2. If registering after May 2, payment in full is required and a specific camp form deadline will be set for you. A camper cannot attend camp, and their spot is NOT guaranteed, until all forms, waivers, and payments are completed or a payment plan has been established. A fee of $75 per camper will be charged for incomplete or late forms and waivers.


Additional Information


Camper Requirements

Campers are expected to be able to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols, to be determined by the start of camp based on the latest guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Visit massaudubon.org/camps for the latest information about COVID-19 safety at Mass Audubon Camps.

All campers must follow stated behavior expectations and safety rules. To ensure a successful camp experience, please discuss any pertinent information regarding your child’s needs with the Camp Director. We strive to make camp a great experience for all, and we can accommodate on a case-by-case basis. The Camp Director reserves the right to dismiss a camper when, in their judgment, the camper’s behavior interferes with the rights of others or violates the camp’s safety and behavior policies. In such cases, no refunds will be provided.

If you have any questions regarding your child’s ability to participate in our camp program, please contact the Camp Director.

Camp License 

Our camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430) and is licensed by the Wellfleet Board of Health.

ACA Accreditation 

We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program focuses on program quality, and health and safety, management, and camp operations.

Camp Policy Requests

You may request copies of our background check, healthcare, discipline, bullying, and grievance policies at any time. Request a copy of our policies >

Session Transfers

Session transfer requests will be honored if there is space available. The request must be made at least two weeks prior to the session start date, after which time transfers are not permitted.

Age/Buddy Requests

If a camper is younger than the outlined age group of a session, we do not typically accept moving a camper up to an older age group to be with a buddy. The Camp Director is happy to discuss these decisions on a case-by-case basis.