Broadmoor Nature Camp | About Camp

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Our Philosophy


At Broadmoor Nature Camp, discovery takes center stage. Campers are encouraged to explore and appreciate the natural world. Through hands-on learning, they come to understand their place in nature as well as the importance of preserving it.

On the first day of each session, campers gather together in a Welcome Circle to share ideas for how they can collectively create a great camp experience by respecting themselves, each other, and nature.


A Day at Camp


No two days are alike at Broadmoor Nature Camp! However, this sample schedule gives an overview of daily activities and flow. 

7:30–9:00 am — Optional Before Camp Program

Campers can enjoy free play, do crafts, and play games. Options will vary each day. 

9:00–9:30 am — Camper Drop-off, Welcome, & Games

Caregivers check their campers in with counselors at their group meeting site where they may play name games or do an activity together.

9:30–noon — Nature Theme Introduction, Activities, & Games

Campers discover the theme of the day through hands-on activities, lessons, games, and more as they explore meadow, forest, and marsh. A snack break keeps everyone energized.

Noon–12:30 pm — Lunch

After cleaning hands, campers enjoy lunch sent from home, usually in a shady spot on the sanctuary. Campers perform a tick-check, then re-apply sunscreen and bug spray.

12:30–1:00 pm — Curiosity Club Activity & Wrap-up

Curiosity Club campers participate in a final activity or craft and then share their favorite moments of the day. Caregivers and staff can communicate at this time about their camper and how the day went.

12:30–2:30 pm — Nature Exploration, Activities, & Games

Campers continue nature explorations and concepts are reinforced through fun thematic activities, crafts, and games.

2:30–3:00 pm — Camper Wrap-up

Campers share their favorite moments from the day with their camp groups and gather belongings.

3:00–3:15 pm — Camper Pick-up

Caregivers bring IDs to group meeting sites and sign their campers out as counselors say farewell. At pick-up, caregivers and staff can communicate about their camper and how the day went.


Camp Staff


Broadmoor Nature Camp staff are enthusiastic about sharing the joy and wonder of nature with children. We hire knowledgeable, caring counselors who support an emotionally and physically safe atmosphere. All staff undergo an extensive interview process, reference and background checks, are CPR and first aid certified, and receive training in child development, natural history, environmental education best practices, and health and safety procedures.

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Camp Leadership

Broadmoor Nature Camp’s leadership team is composed of Camp Director Meghan Haslam (she/her) and Assistant Camp Director Chloe Briskin (they/them), along with an amazing onsite team who run everyday operations at Broadmoor, including the onsite camp coordinator, behavior specialist, program coordinator, and administrative assistant. All leadership staff bring extensive experience with camp, childcare, and nature-based education programs. They are passionate about exploring the outdoors, stewarding the land we inhabit, and all things camp!

Camp Director—Meghan Haslam

Meghan Haslam

Meghan (she/her/hers) began her career as a camp counselor in the Rocky Mountains. She spent three years in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua, and continued to live in Central America while managing community, education, and nature programs. Meghan returned to the US in 2014 to direct outdoor education programs at the 100 Elk Outdoor Center in Colorado, and later at the North Carolina Outward Bound School. She is very happy to be back in New England, and Meghan is a fan of catching and observing insects with camp groups, looking for creatures in the marsh, discussing careers with staff, and connecting with the whole camp community.

Assistant Camp Director—Chloe Briskin

Drumlin Assistant Camp Director Chloe Briskin

Chloe (they/them/theirs) has been working at camp programs since the age of 16 when they took their first job as a Camp Counselor. Since then, Chloe has spent time working as an educator in several different nature-based settings from Massachusetts to California, and has especially fond memories of leading educational hikes and adventure programs in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Chloe was thrilled to return to Massachusetts in 2020 to be at camp full-time, and loves looking for frogs and caterpillars, singing silly songs, and most of all being a part of this amazing community of people.


Camp Handbook


The Camp Handbook packet contains important information for families, including drop-off and pick-up instructions, health and safety procedures, packing lists, and more. Please be sure to read this prior to the start of your camper’s first session.

The 2023 Camp Handbook will be available for download in spring 2023.


Credentials


Camp License

Our camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430) and is licensed by the Natick Board of Health.

American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation

We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program focuses on program quality, health and safety, management, and camp operations.

Camp Policy Requests

You may request copies of our background check, health care, discipline, bullying, and grievance policies at any time. Request copies of our policies >


What Others Are Saying . . .


"Our kiddo LOVED this camp—he said it was the best ever. He didn’t even want to go on vacation he liked it so much!" —2022 Camp Parent