Boston Parents Paper Selects Mass Audubon as ‘Family Favorite’ for 2020

Release Date:
June 29, 2020

LINCOLN, MA.—Boston Parents Paper has selected Mass Audubon a 2020 “Family Favorite” for multiple categories in the respected parenting magazine’s annual Reader's Choice awards.

The state’s largest nature conservation nonprofit was named No. 1 in the Animals and Nature Summer Camps category; placed within the Top 5 in both the Family Summer Camps and Farms categories; and was a Top 10 finisher among School Vacation Camps.

Mass Audubon operates day camps at nearly all its 19 nature centers statewide, as well as the Wildwood overnight camp in Rindge, N.H. After extensive discussions and site-specific scenario planning related to COVID-19,  each of our camps has determined whether or not they will be running programs this summer.

The “Family Favorite”  awards are based on votes of Boston Parents Paper readers in its annual online survey, which runs in March and April. The magazine will publish the results of this year’s survey in its August issue.

“Mass Audubon prides itself on ensuring that our campers can connect with nature, have a lot of fun, and thrive in a safe camping environment that both values young individuals and encourages community,” Director of Education Kris Scopinich said. “So we are thrilled to be honored as a ‘Family Favorite’ by the well-respected Boston Parents Paper.”

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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.