Broadmoor Nature Camp | Philosophy & Credentials

Broadmoor camper releasing leaf boat

Our Philosophy 

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

Our camp culture includes the use of fun, nature-related staff names to promote an atmosphere of creativity and "camp magic." Campers may choose to adopt a nature-based alter-ego as well!

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. We also recite a simple pledge that reflects these values:

“I pledge allegiance to the Earth,
and all the life that she provides.
One planet, interconnected,
with beauty and peace for all.”


Our Credentials

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary has more than 40 years of experience connecting children to nature through camp, school and public programming. We are proud of our reputation of running a safe, organized educational program where each child matters.

Camp License

We are licensed by the Natick Board of Health and comply with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation

We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program requires that we meet up to 300 standards linked to program quality, health and safety, management, and camp operations. Accreditation is voluntary and assures that camps have made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for children. Learn more about this mark of distinction >


Camp Policy Requests

At any time, you may request a copy of our staff background check, healthcare, discipline, bullying, and grievance policies.