Through the end of 2014, Merrohawke (formerly known as 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....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
Our Little River Otters program is modeled around German Waldkindergartens, in which all of our class time is spent entirely outside! Now enrolling for 2014-2015. Outdoor classrooms naturally create endless learning opportunities for our children to nurture their own curiosity,...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.
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.