Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
People on trail during summer at Habitat
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.    

A camper at Habitat Nature Camp crouching and holding an insect in her hands
Habitat Nature Camp, Belmont

Programs & Pricing

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

Two habitat campers pose for a photo behind a large painting of two goats with cutout circles so the kids can poke their faces through
Habitat Nature Camp, Belmont

About Camp

Learn more about our camp, daily schedule of activities, 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 for Camp

Online registration for Habitat 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. There will be no registration lottery this year.

To ensure that as many children as possible are able to participate in camp, families may register each camper for no more than one one-week session and one two-week session. Check out other nearby Mass Audubon day camps at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln and Broadmoor in Natick 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...

“Habitat is so special! The counselors are enthusiastic and really care about the kids and it shows. My 'indoor cat' of a child just finished his second year at Habitat and wishes he could stay all summer! Outside! In the woods!” –2023 Habitat Camp Parent