Through the end of 2014, BOAT CAMP Nature School (BCNS) and Essex County Greenbelt Association have a one-time opportunity to permanently protect Four Rock, a unique 28-acre property which includes the historic Devil’s Den limestone quarries. Currently used by BCNS as an...Read More
Raccoon Club (Grades 1-5) Let Let’s go out and PLAY! Raccoon Club takes full advantage of time spent in nature as we explore the beauty of winter, including lots of time to enjoy the outdoors and soak in some healthy fresh air. As we build our awareness of the natural...Read More
We are excited to launch a new Teen Leadership Program for the 2013-2014 school year. We know the great outdoors offers endless opportunity to develop lifelong skills, regardless of where one’s path may lead. Wilderness places provide experiences and challenges that many...Read More
We are excited to offer a new outdoor learning program for pre-school to kindergarten-aged children. Our Little River Otters program is modeled around German Waldkindergartens, in which all of our class time is spent entirely outside! Rolling enrollment continues through...Read More
We still have openings! Ashore and afloat, we offer programs year-round for youth ages 2 to teens, adults and in-service teachers who are eager to connect with the amazing biodiversity of Essex County’s beautiful coastal landscapes. Registration for Summer 2014 programs opened...Read More
BOAT CAMP Nature School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing meaningful education outdoors to inspire lifelong connections to land and sea.
In November 2011, we envisioned that by 2014, we will have a permanent home with land, and continued water access, that allows us to organically expand our programs to serve children and families in our greater Newburyport community.
Through fall 2013, we are renewing our strategic plan and will share our future vision soon!
We still have openings! Ashore and afloat, we offer programs year-round for youth ages 2 to teens, adults and in-service teachers who are eager to connect with the amazing biodiversity of Essex County’s beautiful coastal landscapes.
Registration for Summer 2014 programs opened at midnight on November 7, 2013, and many programs filled by dawn. However, there is still room across several other programs, as well as opportunities to join our waitlist for first refusal should we expand with added program weeks.Register Online Here
*All families will need to set up a NEW online account
BOAT CAMP Nature School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization that serves upwards of 1,600 kids annually, year-round, ashore and afloat. All tax deductible contributions help us to reach more kids with nature connection programs. While program fees are our largest source of revenue, program fees do not cover the full cost of programming. We rely on philanthropy to sustain our organization and enable us to continue providing the high quality education programs that best serve our Lower Merrimack Valley community.