Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
grassy trail in fall
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon

Moose Hill Nature Camp Programs & Pricing

Nature Camps

Themed one-week sessions, June 24–August 23 (no camp July 4–5)
Monday–Friday, 8:45 am–4:15 pm

Age Groups

Discoverers • Ages 5–6 (Entering K–grade 1)

Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

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Explorers • Ages 7–8 (Entering grades 2–3)

Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 7

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Investigators • Ages 9–12 (Entering grades 4–7)

Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 7

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Extended Day Options

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.

Before Camp Program

7:45–9:00 am • Ages 5–12
Daily rate: $12
Weekly rate: $60 ($36 for week of July 4)

After Camp Program

4:00–5:30 pm • Ages 5–12
Daily rate: $22
Weekly rate: $106 ($85 for week of July 4)

Teen Programs

Teen Camp • Ages 13–16 (Entering grades 7–10)

Themed weekly sessions: June 24–August 23 (no camp July 4–5)

Teen Camp is an opportunity for our oldest campers to continue to be at camp, be campers, and take part in all the same activities as Nature Camp with additional opportunities to explore and create a community. Teen Camp is for those teen campers that still want to be at camp and don't want to be a Counselor-in-training or attend a specialty camp; they want to be campers!

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Environmental Leadership for Teens • Ages 13–16 (Entering grades 7–10)

Weekly sessions: July 1–3 (no camp on July 4–5), July 15–19, July 29–August 2, and August 12–16

Nature needs the next generation of environmental leaders to be ready. The goal of Mass Audubon's Environmental Leadership for Teens (ELT) program is to equip and encourage teens to be effective environmental advocates, learn about civic action, and be conservation leaders in their homes and communities. 

During each one-week session, camp educators will guide teens as they develop leadership and community-building skills and support them as they develop their own style and voice as environmental leaders. Each group of ELT participants will also focus on learning about and taking action on an environmental challenge or environmental justice issue and how to best apply their community-building and leadership skills to make a positive impact on their community and the world. Each week the ELTs will also get their hands dirty on-site while learning about Moose Hill's farming program and issues around food justice.

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Nature Adventure Camp: Ages 13–16 (Entering Grades 6–9)

Weekly sessions: June 24–28, July 8–12, July 22–26, and August 5–9

Curiosity and a love of adventure do not go away when you get older. Enter, Nature Adventure Camp! Get out and explore parts of the sanctuary that most people never get to see.

Learn place-based and navigation skills as part of each week. In addition, you will explore skills and techniques that you can use to interpret the natural world. Nature Adventure Camp participants will also learn skills around taking extended camping trips. Using camp stoves, useful knots, knives, and tents, you will get some solid practice that will help make your hiking trips more rewarding and safer. You will also get to put together a personal safety kit to take with you when you head out to explore.

In Nature Adventure Camp, participants will get to experience what it's like to develop a strong camp community by doing group activities and projects. In these one-week sessions you will learn a bunch of new skills and get outside and be a little wild!

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Counselors-in-Training (CIT): Ages 14–16 (Entering Grades 9–11)

Weekly sessions: June 24–August 23 (no camp July 4–5)

If you're a teen who enjoys being outside in nature, working with children, and wants to learn leadership skills, then apply to be in our C.I.T program! Participate in training sessions and assist counselors by creating activities and helping with camp activities. You will develop leadership and educator skills while honing your natural history skills in small groups of no more than 8 peers, ages 14-16.

In order for you to sign up your child for the CIT program, please complete the application form. Within this form is a link to the application form for your camper to use to complete their portion of the registration for the program. If you have any questions, please contact the camp director at [email protected].

If CITs sign up for multiple weeks, they will be given additional tasks and more responsibility to help them develop their skills further with each successive session. CITs must be at least 14 years old by the start of camp.

Apply to be a CIT

  • A Moose Hill camper uses leaves and crayons to make a rubbing in his nature journal
    Moose Hill Nature Camp, Sharon
  • A camper stomps and splashes in the mud at Moose Hill Nature Camp
    Moose Hill Nature Camp, Sharon
  • A camper at Moose Hill Nature Camp sliding through a big mud puddle on his belly while other campers wait for their turn in the background
    Moose Hill Nature Camp, Sharon
  • A group of campers climbs a fallen tree trunk in a dry streambed at Moose Hill Nature Camp
    Moose Hill Nature Camp, Sharon
  • Two smiling campers at Moose Hill Nature Camp running across a lawn carrying bird feathers
    Moose Hill Nature Camp, Sharon
  • A camper at Moose Hill Nature Camp holding two plastic cups together and observing the worm inside
    Moose Hill Nature Camp, Sharon
  • A group of campers plays the outdoor musical instruments in Moose Hill's Nature Play Area
    Moose Hill Nature Camp, Sharon
  • Two teenage campers at Moose Hill Nature Camp sitting in the grass, eating lunch and laughing
    Moose Hill Nature Camp, Sharon
  • Three campers enjoy the view from the Bluff Overlook at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
    Moose Hill Nature Camp, Sharon

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.

Review Sliding Scale Tiers

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.