4-H Club at Drumlin Farm

Two girls exploring a lean-to at Drumlin Farm

America's largest youth development organization, 4-H empowers nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities and develop ideas for a more innovative economy.

About Our Program

From September to May, youth ages 5-16 meet roughly every other week on Saturday afternoons at Drumlin Farm, where they explore the changing seasons on the farm and the larger wildlife sanctuary.

Each week has a different focus that includes small activities and major explorations. For example, during farm-centered sessions, you may be in a barn, out in the fields, or in the maple grove. During nature-focused sessions, you may learn about the changing seasons, winter survival, or the ecology of different ecosystems.

Field Mice (Ages 5–7)

Learn through your senses as you explore forest, field, and farm and meet the wild and domestic animals of Drumlin Farm. Complete farm chores, discover new habitats, and learn how landscapes, farms, and habitats change through the seasons.

Chipmunks (Ages 8–10)

Get your hands dirty as you uncover how Drumlin Farm works behind the scenes! Do farm chores, learn about organic farming, and investigate the cycles that move the natural world. Complete projects, explore the sanctuary, and discover how our farm keeps working through the fall, winter, and spring.

Woodchucks (Ages 11–16)

Get ready to dive deep into the world of Drumlin Farm. Assist with advanced farm chores, complete awesome science experiments, work with our full time staff, and explore the far reaches of the property. Woodchucks 4-H includes a student-driven end of year project.

4-H Beyond Drumlin Farm

By joining our 4-H Club, you gain membership to the Massachusetts 4-H, which includes access to the annual 4-H Fair, Winter Forum, Visual Presentations, and more. 4-H offers public speaking opportunities, service projects, resources, and community events for students and families throughout the year.

To become a member of the local 4-H branch, an additional $50 membership fee is also required.


4-H club begins in September but will accept participants on a rolling basis, space permitting. Drumlin Farm is an inclusive environment for people with all abilities, with adaptive program features available for 4H. For more information, check our program catalog or email us.