Wellfleet Bay & Chatham Camp | Registration Information

Campers at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

How to Register | Payment | Important Deadlines | 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 (get directions)
  • By mail: Print and complete the registration and mail it with payment to: Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, PO Box 236, South Wellfleet, MA 02663

Registration begins in early January. Mailed registrations will be stamped with the date of receipt and processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 your 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 15, 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 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.

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.

Membership & Discounts

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. If you are unsure of your member status, please call 508-349-2615.

Campers who reside on Cape Cod year-round receive a $50 discount on half-day programs and a $70 discount on full-day programs. This discount is not offered during the week of June 17–21. 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 accompany registration in order for the camper to receive the discount.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available based on demonstrated economic need and available funds, and is generally limited to one session per child; however, all applications are considered. Applications are due by May 1. Please call the Camp Director to request an application or download an application from our website.

Payment Plans

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


Important Deadlines

All camp forms and waivers, plus the balance of your camp tuition, are due by May 15. If registering after May 15, payment in full is required and a specific camp form deadline will be set for you. A camper cannot attend camp and his/her 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 meaningfully participate in age-appropriate activities, including outdoor exploration and nature study. To ensure a successful camp experience, please discuss any pertinent information regarding your child’s special needs with the Camp Director. We can accommodate on a case-by-case basis in order to establish the best strategy for a great summer camp experience. All campers must follow stated behavior expectations and safety rules.

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 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.