Habitat Hoppers (Ages 7-9)

Full Day Programs (Monday - Friday, 8:50am - 3:00pm) - Check back for 2019 Dates

***PLEASE REMEMBER***
You must be a family member or higher at the time of purchase to receive the camp discount.  If you need to join or renew, please add that to your cart first.  You must be logged on to your account to receive the discount.  If you pay without the discount showing or are requesting other discounts, you will be responsible for all transaction/processing fees with a minimum charge of $25.

The medical release pick up form is now filled out as part of the registration process. DO NOT USE THE FORM ON THE REQUIRED MEDICAL FORMS PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE. That form is for volunteers and private program participants only.  Before you register for camp make sure you have:

  • Phone number for your child’s doctor
  • Health insurance details
  • Emergency contacts and phone numbers
  • Names and contact info for people on your child’s pick up list
  • Medication details if applicable

You will be notified of the required physical and immunization records during the registration process and will receive these details in the receipt/confirmation you receive upon registering.  If you are still unsure, please visit the required medical forms page

WE WILL BE OPENING MORE SPACES BASED ON WHICH ONES HAVE THE GREATEST DEMAND.  TO GET ON A WAIT LIST, PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FOR A FULL CLASS.  YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY AT THIS TIME AND WOULD NOT BE AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED.  IF A SPACE OPENS, WE CALL YOU TO VERIFY YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED IN THAT CAMP.

Physicals and Immunizations are due 2 weeks prior to the start of your camp session



Island Explorers Camp (This is the only session offered just to year-round Nantucket Residents) Register

This special camp for year-round residents of Nantucket Island will take you in the water and over the land as you explore habitats, search for animals, seine for marine life and much, much more!

THIS IS THE ONLY WEEK WE OFFER A 3PM DISCOUNTED CAMP WEEK.  THE 1PM CLASS IS LISTED IN THE SECTION BELOW.

June 17-21

Members Only: $195.00



Medical Form Required

EGGstraordinary Adventures Register

Get your boots, nets, and binoculars ready!   We will wade through marshes, go seining in fresh or salt water, kayak among the fish and waterfowl, and explore fields and forests in search of insects, snakes, birds, frogs, turtles, and their young.  Whether it starts with an egg or a seed, you will learn about the unique and diverse life cycles of Nantucket’s plants and animals and how the environment can shape their physical characteristics through hands-on activities, games, and guided investigations.  Each session will have a unique theme that will be determined by the summer instructors.

July 8-12
August 19-23




Members: $485.00
Non-members: $560.00

Medical Form Required

Underwater Explorations Register

What better way to experience Nantucket than underwater? Nantucket is known for its ocean, harbor, beach, and dune ecosystems! We’ll explore these aquatic and coastal systems, and the animals that live there, through such activities as seining, fishing, and beachcombing. Two snorkeling trips and a visit to the MMA’s Aquarium are also included in this week of wet, watery fun! Each session will have a unique theme that will be determined by the summer instructors. Please note:  Participants must be able to demonstrate strong swimming skills in order to join the snorkeling portion of the activities.

July 15-19
August 5-9


Members: $485.00
Non-members: $560.00

Medical Form Required

Exploring Art in Ecosystems Register

Come and join us as we investigate Nantucket’s ecosystems and the interdependence of plants and animals through nature inspired art projects.  This class fuses our love of science and outdoor adventure with artistic expression.  We will incorporate our daily explorations, investigations, and observations with art projects such as painting, sculpture, collage, paper machê, and more.  Each session will have a unique theme that will be determined by the summer instructors.

July 1-5 (no session July 4)
August 12-16


Members: $485.00
Non-members: $560.00

Medical Form Required

Amazing Adaptations (NEW!) Register

Which plants and animals have survived for millions of years?  Find out during this week of plant and animal collection adventures using nets, insect aspirators, and more.  Examine the obvious and not-so-obvious adaptations that help these living organisms survive using microscopes, magnifying lenses, and other scientific investigation tools.  Put your knowledge and own adaptations to the test playing games, engineering designs, and solving mysteries.

June 17-21
July 22-26

Members: $485.00
Non-members: $560.00

Medical Form Required

Lore of the Land (NEW!) Register

Take a journey into your imagination with myths, folktales, and fairy tales inspired by the natural world.  As you explore the diverse habitats of Nantucket in search of plants and animals, you will experience the fascinating tales about these species through games, crafts, spoken word and more.

June 24-28
July 29 - Aug 2

Members: $485.00
Non-members: $560.00

Medical Form Required

Half Day Programs (Monday - Friday, 8:50am - 1:00pm)

***PLEASE REMEMBER***
You must be a member at the time of purchase to receive the camp discount.  If you need to join or renew, please add that to your cart first.  

The medical release pick up form is now filled out as part of the registration process. DO NOT USE THE FORM ON THE REQUIRED MEDICAL FORMS PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE. That form is for volunteers and private program participants only.  Before you register for camp make sure you have:

  • Phone number for your child’s doctor
  • Health insurance details
  • Emergency contacts and phone numbers
  • Names and contact info for people on your child’s pick up list
  • Medication details if applicable

You will be notified of the required physical and immunization records during the registration process and will receive these details in the receipt/confirmation you receive upon registering.  If you are still unsure, please visit the required medical forms page

WE WILL BE OPENING MORE SPACES BASED ON WHICH ONES HAVE THE GREATEST DEMAND.  TO GET ON A WAIT LIST, PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FOR A FULL CLASS.  YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY AT THIS TIME AND WOULD NOT BE AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED.  IF A SPACE OPENS, WE CALL YOU TO VERIFY YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED IN THAT CAMP.

Physicals and Immunizations are due 2 weeks prior to the start of your camp session



Island Explorers Camp (This is the only session offered just to year round Nantucket Residents) Register

Start your summer with this special half day camp for year-round residents of Nantucket Island.  You will explore coastal habitats and seine Nantucket’s waters in search of marine life, hike on inland trails, learn about local animals, play outdoor games, and much more.

June 11-15

Members Only: $160.00


Medical Form Required

Beach BioBlitz Register

Become a citizen scientist for a week as we discover the fascinating diversity of plants and animals that survive in Nantucket’s salty waters and wetlands.  During visits to north shore beaches and harbors, we will record all species we find through seining, hand net collections, fishing, and more.  At the end of each day, we will share our findings with the public on the MMA’s social media platforms.  Through games, collection activities, visual aids, and free exploration time, we will investigate the external and internal structures and adaptations of these plants and animals in order to understand what enables them to survive in these challenging environments. Each session will have a unique theme that will be determined by the summer instructors

July 15-19




Members: $ 390.00
Non-members: $ 465.00

Medical Form Required

Wild Survival Register

Do you think you could survive if you were alone in the wilderness? Come learn survival techniques such as how to read a map and use a compass, make rope from native reeds, forage for edible plants, and build a shelter out of nothing but what is found around you.  In addition, we will learn the basics of tracking deer, mice, birds, and insects as we find them and study their behaviors.  Each session will have a unique theme that will be determined by the summer instructors.

July 1-5 (no session on July 4)
August 12-16

Members: $390.00
Non-members: $465.00

Medical Form Required

Ecosystem Engineers Register

We will investigate Nantucket’s diverse habitats in search of plants and animals that fill the role of ecosystem engineers. These organisms use the resources around them along with their own adaptations to create, modify, maintain, or destroy habitats.  Learn how humans replicate the efforts of nature’s engineers in our own buildings and technologies through games, design and construction challenges, and robot building.  Each session will have a unique theme that will be determined by the summer instructors.

June 24-28
July 29-August 2

Members: $390.00
Non-members: $465.00

Medical Form Required

Nature's Elements Register

Nature will be our inspiration during this artistically charged discovery session.  We will seek out the elements of design – line, color, shape and form, texture, and light and shade – found all around us in Nantucket’s plants, animals, landscapes, and skies.  Put your observation skills to work during plant and animal collection trips using aquatic nets, insect nets, magnifying boxes, and more.  Turn your vision of nature into a masterpiece!  Each session will have a unique theme that will be determined by the summer instructors.

June 10-14
July 22-26

Members: $390.00
Non-members: $465.00

Medical Form Required

ACKtastic Sharks (NEW!) Register

Be amazed as you discover the fascinating diversity of sharks, their unique senses, and why they are so important to the world’s oceans. You will observe a shark dissection and experience first hand how researchers are able to track sharks with transmitters.  This week will also include daily visits to north shore beaches, seining, a snorkeling adventure, and a visit to the MMA’s aquarium.  Please note:  Participants must be able to demonstrate strong swimming skills in order to join the snorkeling portion of the activities.

July 8-12
August 5-9

Members: $ 390.00
Non-members: $ 465.00

Medical Form Required

Check the calendar for upcoming programming.