Fern & Feather Nature Camp Programs & Pricing
Online registration for Fern & Feather Nature Camp will open on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:00 am. Registration by phone and customer support will not be available until regular business hours.
Year-round Martha's Vineyard residents may register early by phone only (508-627-4850) beginning Tuesday, January 16 at 8:00 am. To qualify, campers must attend school on Martha’s Vineyard; proof of year-round residency will be required.
Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–2:30 pm
Themed weekly sessions from June 24–August 16
Pathfinders • Ages 5–6
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5
The Pathfinders program balances play, art, sensory exploration, and hands-on activities as campers discover nature. Activities include hiking, nature-themed games, making crafts, exploring with nets, and storytelling.
Explorers • Ages 7–8
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8
Explorers investigate and interact with different plants and animals, furthering campers’ connection to the natural world.
Adventurers • Ages 9–11
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8
Adventurers dive deeper into nature with hiking, nature experiments, games, snorkeling, and more. Adventurers and Ecologists end the week with a Late Night at the sanctuary on Thursday from 6:00–9:00 pm (no camp on Friday).
Ecologists • Ages 12–14
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 10
Ecologists participate in inquiry-based projects that introduce the methods and techniques scientists use to study and interpret nature. Programs for this age group include citizen science research, snorkeling, and kayaking. Adventurers and Ecologists end the week with a Late Night at the sanctuary on Thursday from 6:00–9:00 pm (no camp on Friday).
Pre-registration is required for extended day programming; you may add this option at checkout when you register your child for camp or call later to add to your camper's session. Sliding scale pricing also applies to extended-day programming.
After Camp Program
2:30–3:30 pm • Ages 5–14
Weekly rate: $90 ($54 for week of July 4)
Counselors-in-Training • Ages 14-16
Monday–Friday • 8:00 am–3:00 pm
Our Counselors-In-Training (CIT) program gives teens an opportunity to develop leadership skills and an environmental ethic that will last a lifetime. CITs assist counselors in planning and teaching lessons and can participate for multiple weeks.
CIT is not a paid position. An application is required to be considered for the CIT program.
2024 Camp Session Pricing
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. With the sliding scale structure, every family enrolls for camp at a tuition rate based on their annual gross income and size of family.
Mass Audubon Membership
Registering for camp is one of the many benefits of Mass Audubon membership. In order to register for camp, your membership must be current through the end of your camper's last session; if you need to purchase or renew your membership, you should do so as part of your camp registration transaction.
All camp families registering at Tiers 1–3 will receive a free one-year Family membership (new or renewal), thanks to the generosity of members at the Protector level and higher who chose to donate their free gift membership benefit.
Prior to Registration
To make sure you’re prepared to register for camp, please read Mass Audubon's registration instructions and camp policies, which include changes to pricing and membership.