Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Man with a gray Mass Audubon shirt and blue glove holding a peregrine falcon.
Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Blue Hills Nature Camp

At Blue Hills Nature Camp in Milton, our unique location atop scenic Chickatawbut Hill gives our camp access to the largest open space within 35 miles of Boston, the 7,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation. Campers ages 5–15 are invited to discover nature through hands-on exploration, creating art, and hiking the trails.

Each session features age-appropriate activities intended to deepen a child’s understanding and awareness of the natural world. Small camp groups and experienced, caring staff create a friendly and safe atmosphere on “the hill.”

Campers & counselors at Blue Hills overlook as part of Blue Hills Nature Day Camp

Programs & Pricing

See a list of camp programs and pricing info for the upcoming summer.

A group of Blue Hills campers poses for the camera with smiles; one is wearing a silly faux fur hat and a few have their arms around each other in side hugs.
Blue Hills Nature Camp, Milton

About Camp

Learn more about our camp, daily schedule of activities, camp staff, and more.

campers with nets in meadow

Camp Policies

Find policies for all Mass Audubon camps including information on deposits, deadlines, and health.

Register for Camp

Online registration for Blue Hills Nature Camp will open on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 6:00 am. Registration by phone and customer support will not be available until regular business hours. Once registration opens, families may register online or by calling 617-333-0690. 

To ensure that as many children as possible are able to participate in camp, there is a limit of no more than four weeks per camper each summer. Check out other nearby Mass Audubon day camps at Moose Hill in Sharon, Stony Brook in Norfolk, and the Museum of American Bird Art in Canton for more summer fun!

Prior to Registration

To make sure you’re prepared to register for camp, please read our registration instructions and camp policies, which include changes to pricing and membership.

See available programs

Due to overwhelming need for financial assistance, we have closed registration for Tiers 1-3. Tier 4 Registration is still available by phone only. If you are unable to pay the Tiers 4 or 5 tuition for camp, we encourage you to add your name to our waitlist. As we continue to secure funding across the state, we will open more spaces at lower tiers where possible.

Our statewide goal is to have a healthy balance of campers from all income tiers attend Mass Audubon camps in order to increase equitable access to camp for as many families as possible while still securing enough revenue to continue providing the excellent camp experience our communities have come to expect from Mass Audubon camps.

What Others Are Saying . . .

"My daughter had a blast at camp last week. She loved all of the activities and games, and the daily hikes really boosted her confidence. The camp seemed very well run and organized and I always felt sure she was in good hands." –2023 Camp Parent