Summer Camp

summer-camp-groupThanks for a wonderful 2015 camp season!

We would like to thank all of our camp families for a fun, educational and energetic camp season. We are currently working on our offerings for 2016. Please check this site again on January 1 for our new brochure and early registration. Enjoy the winter, and get outdoors!

About Our Camp

The SSNSC Nature Adventures Summer Day Camp offers exciting opportunities for children to learn about the natural world.

Campers will…

  •  Develop an awareness, appreciation, and concern for our environment and the creatures in it.
  •  Explore the habits and habitats of animals living in our woods, ponds, meadows, and along the shore.
  •  Have fun, use their imaginations, and just be kids in a low stress, outdoor environment.
  •  Learn about natural science through stories, hikes, games, crafts, and a host of other fun-filled activities.
  •  Renew old friendships and make new pals.

Location & Grounds

The South Shore Natural Science Center is located at 48 Jacobs Lane in Norwell, minutes from Route 3 (exit 13) and across from Jacobs Pond. Our camp is situated on 30 acres of woodlands and fields, with rambling nature trails, numerous vernal pools and quick access to Jacobs Pond.

Our Camp

At camp, safety is our number one priority. All of our camps comply with YMCA Day Camp and Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations. In addition, we are licensed by the Norwell Board of Health.

Our camp is an outdoor recreational camp. We make use of tents, pavilions and indoor spaces as needed during inclement weather. In all but the most severe weather, children will be outside.  Children should be dressed for the conditions.

Our Staff

Our staff members are mature high school and college students and  adults with camping or teaching experience. All are required to participate in a comprehensive training program including First Aid and CPR. In addition, we retain a Registered Nurse on call at all times. The counselor-to-camper ratio is 1:5 for campers under age 7, 1:7 for campers 7 and older.