Boston Parents Paper Honors Moose Hill Camp
Michael P. O'Connor
LINCOLN, MA—The popular day camp at Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon has been chosen one of the “Best of the Best” by the Boston Parents Paper. In its just-released 2013 Family Favorite Awards issue, the award-winning magazine, website, and go-to resource for parents selected Moose Hill as one of its Top 5 in the Day Camp category.
“We feel just wonderful to be honored by Boston Parents Paper,” said Moose Hill Camp director Kay Andberg. “Indeed, this honor validates how we encourage children to connect with nature in fun and engaging ways.”
Stability and continuity are two of the camp’s hallmarks that parents find especially reassuring. Andberg has been director for 20 years, and the camp has been engaging children for more than six decades.
Accredited by the American Camp Association, Moose Hill invites children ages 3-14 to have fun and make friends through a blend of outdoor exploration, hands-on/minds-on activities, creative art projects, and noncompetitive games.
The day camp’s success is reflected in the responses of children and their parents, Andberg said. “In fact, we received an email from a parent who said her pre-school daughter ‘had a blast’ in her very first camp experience and wanted to come back for the August session,” she noted.
“Like the Family Favorite Awards, those kind of reviews are very gratifying, especially for our staff,” Andberg said. “We have top-notch personnel, who are trained to help kids connect with other kids and have a lot of fun.”
Mass Audubon protects more than 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts' largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state's natural treasures for wildlife and for all people's vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women.
Today, Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs that get over 225,000 kids and adults outdoors every year. With more than 135,000 members and supporters, we advocate on Beacon Hill and beyond, and conduct conservation research to preserve the natural heritage of our beautiful state for today's and future generations. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved. Learn how at www.massaudubon.org.