Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries. New Individual and Family memberships are just $35! Start your membership
Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries. New Individual and Family memberships are just $35! Start your membership
Meadow at Wachusett Meadow with tree on left and grass trail
Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton

Wachusett Meadow Nature Camp Rates & Dates

Experience a variety of habitats and wildlife found at Wachusett Meadow. Explore the outdoors, perform hands-on activities, observe wildlife, play games, make crafts, and more. 

2023 Camp Sessions & Dates

Half-day Nature Camp

Tuesday–Thursday • 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Preschool Naturalists • Ages 3.5–5
Session Dates: June 20–22, June 27–29, July 11–13, July 25–27, and August 8–10
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Full-day Nature Camp

Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–3:30 pm
Weekly Sessions from June 19–August 18 (except where noted*)

Pathfinders • Ages 5–6
*June 26–30, July 3–7, July 10–14, July 17–21, July 31–August 4, August 7–11, & August 14–18

Explorers • Ages 5–7
Weekly sessions June 19–August 18

Naturalists • Ages 7–9
Weekly sessions June 19–August 18

Adventurers • Ages 9–12
*June 19–23, June 26–30, July 10–14, July 24–28, August 7–11, & August 14–18

Trailblazers • Ages 11–14
July 17–21

Specialty Camps

Monday–Friday • 9:00 am–3:30 pm

Discoverers • Ages 9–12
July 3–7, July 17–21, & July 31–August 4

Discoverers stay after dark on Thursday evenings for dinner around the campfire, nighttime games, stargazing, and other nocturnal fun. Camper pickup on Thursday is at 9:30 pm.

Ecologists • Ages 12–17
July 24–28

Bring your tent and sleeping bag for an overnight adventure on our property on Thursday night. Enjoy a pizza dinner, roast marshmallows on the campfire, gaze at the stars, and enjoy a night activity with your new-found friends. Campers will have a relaxing day at camp on Friday.

Environmental Leadership for Teens • Ages 11–14
July 3–7
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 10 

Counselors-in-Training (CIT)

Ages 14–17

Registration fee covers training day plus a two-week commitment during the summer. Additional weeks may be available for $50 per week at the Camp Director's discretion. Mandatory training on Saturday, June 17 from 1:00–4:00 pm. Must submit an application to register; limited spaces available.

Extended-Day Options

Before Camp
8:00–9:00 am • Ages 3.5–14
Pre-registration required

After Camp
3:30–5:00 pm • Ages 5–14
Pre-registration required; not available for half-day campers

New for 2023: Family Camp Out

Friday, July 14 at 5:00 pm–Saturday July 15 at 9:00 am
All ages welcome
Members: $50 per family • Nonmember: $75 per family

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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Half-day Camp$38/$55$95/$136$124/$177$162/$232$190/$273
Full-day Camp$84/$100$210/$251$273/$326$357/$427$420/$502
Discoverers & ELT$93/$109$233/$274$302/$356$395/$465$465/$547
Before Camp (per day)$3/$4$8/$10$10/$12$13/$16$15/$19
Before Camp (per week)$10/$13$25/$33$33/$42$43/$55$50/$65
After Camp (per day)$4/$5$10/$13$13/$16$17/$21$20/$25
After Camp (per week)$15/$19$38/$48$49/$62$64/$81$75/$95