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
“Our kids LOVED their BOAT CAMP experience – I think this is the best program in the greater Newburyport area. So unique and offers an incredible experience. Extremely well-staffed with enthusiastic and capable counselors. Hope to do this camp for years.”...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
Strong kids, healthy planet.
Provide meaningful education outdoors along the Merrimack River Watershed and nearby coastal waters to inspire a lifelong connection 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.
During fall 2013, we renewed our strategic plan and will share our future vision soon!
We still have openings! 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.Register Online Here
*All families will need to set up a NEW online account
Merrohawke 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.