Learn to Camp during April Vacation at Nickerson State Park in Brewster

Are you interested in camping? No prior outdoor knowledge is needed! Come join MassParks for a weekend focused on the basics of camping and recreational skills to help your family enjoy the outdoors. 

2014 Becoming an Outdoors Family Camping Program

April 24 - 25 Nickerson State Park, Brewster (Registration Open) pdf format of    Learn to Camp during April Vacation at Nickerson SP

Registration doc format of    Registration  pdf format of BOW - Registration Info     Frequently Asked Questions pdf format of    BOW-FAQ

The 2-day session is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your family and with nature. This is a safe, comfortable, and relaxed setting for beginners to experience hands-on lessons for rewarding outdoor experiences in the future. Create new memories with your MassParks Family.

Registration opens May 1, 2014: July 26 & 27 Myles Standish State Forest, Carver and August 2 & 3 Harold Parker State Forest, Andover

Take to the Woods



Walking Clubs - Enjoy views and pleasant company by joining an organized hiking or walking club in the state parks.

North Region Winter Hikes pdf format of    North Region Hikes - Winter

Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club pdf format of    Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club

Educational Field Trip Opportunities

School's out, but why not continue learning on one of DCR's educational field trips? 

Choose from forest ecology, tracking dinosaur footprints, learning about animal habitats, and more.