Camp BNC in Mattapan: Week 5 - Older Campers (ages 10 to 13)

Sponsored by Boston Nature Center
July 20, 2020 (Monday) - July 24, 2020 (Friday) (8:30am - 5:30pm)


Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mattapan MA


(suitable for children 10 - 13 years)




Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Boston Nature Center Camp - Ravens and Adventurers (ages 10 to 13)

A Sliding Scale is available.

Join us for a unique camp experience that combines high-quality science education with the traditions of summer camp that will help your camper build a life-long connection to the outdoors! Every day campers discover the world around them through an engaging nature-inspired curriculum and in a safe, inclusive camp community.

Ravens (age 10 and 11) and Adventurers (age 12 and 13), each have their own weekly curriculum based on a nature theme and an age appropriate framework. The weekly themes are explored through a combination of the following activities: observations, investigations, group projects, nature journals, hikes, art activities, related group games, songs, and more.

Registration is limited to four weeks per camper.

Daily Schedule: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Before and After Camp options are available. You will be able to register for before-camp and/or after-camp care during the check-out process.

Before Camp: 7:30 am to 8:30 am Fee per week: $35

After Camp: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Fee per week: $35

Family Showcase on the last day of every week, children share their understanding of the weekly theme with their friends and families.

Bring two snacks (morning and afternoon), water, lunch and both indoor and outdoor footwear. Dress or pack for the weather since we go out every day.

Overnight Opportunities:

Ravens - During week 7 the Ravens will have an opportunity to camp overnight inside the nature center for one night. It is optional for everyone and there is no extra cost.

Adventurers - During week 4 and week 8 the Adventurers will camp overnight at Mass Audubon's sleepaway camp, Wildwood for one night. It is optional for everyone and there is no extra cost.

Weekly Themes


June 22nd to June 26th: Relationships in Nature: It's Complicated (Adaptations)

June 29th to July 3rd: Classification it's no game…or Is it? (Wildlife)

July 6th to July 10th: Outstanding Ornithologists (Birds)

July 13th to July 17th: Communities Come in All Sizes (Habitats and Ecosystems)

July 20th to July 24th: Designed Based on Nature (Art and Nature)

July 27th to July 31st: Stop Buggin' Me! (Insects)

*August 3rd to August 7th: How Does Energy Moves Through our Ecosystem? (Earth Science)

August 10th to August 14th: Exploring Water Habitats (Water)

August 17th to August 21st: Introduced Plants: Friend or Foe? (Plants)

August 24th to August 28th: Solving Nature's Mysteries (Environmental Science)

*Overnight at the Nature Center


June 22nd to June 26th: H2Outanding (Water)

June 29th to July 3rd: Feathered Friends (Birds and Conservation)

July 6th to July 10th: Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee (Insects and Others)

**July 13th to July 17th: Can they Camouflage? (Adaptations)

July 20th to July 24th: The Great Debate: Conservation or Preservation (Habitats & Ecosystems)

July 27th to July 31st: The Art of Science (Art & Nature)

August 3rd to August 7th: Innovate for our Community! (Environmental Science)

**August 10th to August 14th: Can You Dig It? (Earth Science)

August 17th to August 21st: Food for Thought (Plants)

August 24th to August 28th: Wildlife Biologists (Wildlife)

**Overnight at Wildwood

Instructions and Directions:

Payment and all camp forms are due July 6, 2020.

We use the online health form system CampDoc. Families will be sent an email link to update their camper's health history and to upload their physical and immunization records.

Registration is required.
To request a registration packet, please call (617) 983-8500 or email
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

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