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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
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Habitat Education Center, Belmont

Habitat Nature Camp

Habitat Nature Camp has been engaging children in nature study since 1974. We are guided by a philosophy of discovery, providing campers with opportunities to explore, question, and connect in nature.

We encourage campers, ages 4–14, to explore their surroundings and discover new interests and talents. We inspire campers to question and challenge their understanding of nature and their own place within it. Our camp community is welcoming and responsive and connects new and returning campers to lasting friendships.    

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Rates & Dates

See dates and pricing for all summer sessions.

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About Camp

Find our philosophy, commitment to diversity and inclusion, a sample day, camp staff, and more.

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Camp Policies

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

Registration Lottery

Due to the enthusiastic interest in our community and to ensure fair and equitable access to camp for everyone, all camp spaces are filled online through a modified lottery system and campers may sign up for no more than one two-week session per summer. 

You can sign up for email updates below to be notified when the registration lottery opens.

How It Works

  1. Sign up for the online lottery any time between January 6–15, 2023 once per child. A link to the sign-up will be posted here beginning on January 6. There is no cost to register for the lottery, and you do not need a current membership to enter.
  2. Select your programs in order of preference. We strongly recommend that you include second or third choices as it improves your chances of receiving a space in camp.
  3. Choose your income tier. Habitat Nature Camp will be using sliding scale pricing for camp, which will remove more financial barriers and expand access for families in an easy and dependable process.
  4. Once you have completed the transaction, you will receive an email confirmation. Please look over the confirmation and make sure that all the details are correct. If there is an error, please contact the Camp Director.
  5. If you receive a spot in camp, you will be asked to pay the nonrefundable deposit within two weeks of receiving the confirmation email. Likewise, if you need to purchase or renew your Mass Audubon membership, that can be completed once you receive a space.

What Others Are Saying...

“We loved everything!!!!! Lovely instructors, the content of the activities is intelligent and enriching, the children experience nature directly, and they meet other children who just like them love nature.” –2022 Habitat Camp Family