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Boston Nature Center, Mattapan

Boston Nature Center Summer Camp

Boston Nature Center Camps in Mattapan and West Roxbury combine outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, and science education, helping campers to grow and connect with the world around them. 

Our caring and experienced camp staff work hard to create a safe and inclusive atmosphere for all children. Set amidst acres of beautiful habitat, our camps provide a unique nature experience in the middle of the city!


We offer two-week nature camp sessions for ages 5–13 at both the Boston Nature Center (BNC) in Mattapan and Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury. We also offer specialty and teen camps at BNC in Mattapan.

Boston Nature Center

Boston Nature Center in Mattapan features acres of a beautiful wildlife sanctuary that provide a unique nature experience for the urban explorer. Campers can explore the vast colors of nature in our Butterfly Garden, observe Tree Swallows in the meadow, or pick kale in one of the largest community gardens in Boston. The sanctuary has trails, meadows, forests, gardens, and beautiful indoor spaces at the George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center.

Roxbury Latin School

Founded in 1645, Roxbury Latin School is an amazing setting for summer camp—situated on 117 acres with access to a large, mature forest and wetlands. When not outside discovering vernal pools or playing on one of eight athletic fields, campers have access to art and science labs, a full gym, a beautiful auditorium, and more.

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How to Register

All initial camp spaces are filled through a lottery registration process, which has closed. You may add your name to the waitlist below to be notified of registration openings.

If you submitted an interest ticket during the initial lottery, you will be notified about your registration by January 27.

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"As my camper concludes yet another amazingly fun and enriching summer with BNC, I wanted to say thank you to all of you for having them and as always it was a pleasure to see you all this summer; we are very appreciative for the opportunity!! It’s always so nice to see the growth with everyone, and the program year after year." —2022 Camp Parent