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Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries. New Individual and Family memberships are just $35! Start your membership
Brook with stones at Broad Meadow Brook
Broad Meadow Brook © Donald Perkins

Broad Meadow Brook Nature Camp Rates & Dates

At Broad Meadow Brook Nature Camp, most of our days are spent outside exploring our surroundings and getting dirty. Camp fun will include outdoor exploration, noncompetitive games, songs, and stories. While no two weeks will be the same, some of our favorite camper activities will take place every week.

2023 Camp Sessions & Dates

Nature Camps

Three-day Mini-camp

Tuesday–Thursday • 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Bear Cubs • Ages 4.5–6
Session Dates: June 27–29, July 11–13, July 25–27, August 1–3, August 15–17
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

One-week Nature Camp

Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–3:30 pm
Weekly sessions, June 19–August 25*

Grasshoppers • Ages 5–6
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Flickers • Ages 7–8
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8

Mighty Oaks • Ages 9–11
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 10

Coyotes • Ages 12–15
*Session Dates: June 19–23, July 3–7, July 17–21, August 7–11, August 21–25
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 10

Specialty Camps

Monday–Friday • Full-day (pick-up times vary)

Scientists of the Future • Ages 13–15
July 17–21, August 7–11 • 9:00 am–3:45 pm

Teen Adventure • Ages 14–16
July 10–14 • 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Overnights take place on Wednesday and Thursday at Mass Audubon's Wildwood Camp in Rindge, NH. Campers will be transported in a Mass Audubon van.

Exploring Mass Audubon • Ages 12–16
August 14–18 • 9:00 am–5:00 pm
This is a field trip-based session during which we will travel together in a Mass Audubon van to various Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries.

Counselors-in-Training (CIT) • Ages 14–16
Weekly sessions, June 19–August 25
Mandatory training for first-time CITs is June 26–30

All CITs must submit an application to register. First-year CITs will attend the training session and choose between two and four weeks of camp to help lead sessions. CITs who have previously completed training may choose between three and five weeks of camp to lead sessions.

Extended-Day Options

Before Camp
8:00–9:00 am • Ages 4.5–15
Pre-registration required

After Camp
3:30–5:30 pm • Ages 5–15
Pre-registration required

2023 Camp Session Pricing

Please note that the prices below are rounded to the nearest dollar for simplicity. Actual prices may include cents. Learn more about our registration and pricing policies including deposits, refunds, financial aid, and membership discounts.

Sliding Scale

Mass Audubon is committed to ensuring that every family that wants their child to experience summer camp should have the opportunity to do so. A sliding scale model helps us work toward that goal through an easy and dependable process for families. Learn more about sliding scale

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Three-day Mini Camp$38/$52$95/$130$124/$169$162/$221$190/$260
One-week Nature Camp & First-year CITs$84/$98$210/$245$273/$319$357/$417$420/$490
Scientists of the Future$95/$109$238/$273$309/$354$404/$463$475/$545
Teen Adventure & Exploring Mass Audubon$100/$114$250/$285$325/$371$425/$485$500/$570
Before Camp (per week)$8/$10$20/$25$26/$33$34/$43$40/$50
Before Camp (Bear Cubs)$4/$6$10/$15$13/$20$17/$26$20/$30
After Camp (per week)$15/$19$38/$48$49/$62$64/$81$75/$95