February Vacation Camp 2023 - Younger Campers (age 5 to 9)

February 21, 2023 (Tuesday) - February 24, 2023 (Friday) (8:30am-5:30pm)


Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mattapan


5 - 9 years




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

Join us for another exciting February Vacation Camp! We will explore the winter landscape of the Boston Nature Center while learning about the amazing adaptations of the plants and animals around us. We will experiment with snow, discover tracks, tap maple trees and other unique winter activities. Through an engaging nature-inspired curriculum and in a safe, inclusive community, we will have fun and learn during February Vacation.

Owls (age 5-6), Hawks (age 6-7), Falcons (age 7-9), each have their own curriculum that is age appropriate and based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework. The theme is explored through a combination of the following activities: observations, investigations, group projects, nature journals, walks on the trails, art activities, related group games, songs, and more.

Every day we are outdoors, playing in the Nature Nook, building forts, and going for walks on a beautiful 67 acre wildlife sanctuary. Time spent outdoors is a valuable and integral part of the February Vacation Week program. For best learning experience it's important that each child is dressed for the weather.

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: $50

After Camp: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Fee per week: $50

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.

To use the Sliding Scale below, choose partial payment when checking out, and close the transaction with a balance due.You can either pay the entire fee according to your income bracket or pay just the $25 deposit and we will bill you the remaining fee at a later date.

Gross Household Income / Member Fee / Non-member Fee

  1. $49,999 or less / $82 / $152
  2. $50, 00-$69,999 / $205 / $275
  3. $70,000-$99,999 / $267 / $337
  4. $100,000-$139,999 / $349 / $419
  5. $140,000 or more / $410 / $485

Instructions and Directions:

Health Forms need to be completed by February 3, 2023.

Camp and Vacation Fees: Camp and Vacation week fees can be adjusted by using the sliding scale form, found on the BNC camp webpage. The total fee for February Vacation week is due by February 3, 2023.

Registration is required.
To request a registration packet, please call (617) 983-8500 or email [email protected]

Meeting Place:

Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
500 Walk Hill Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
Email [email protected] for more information.