Teen Programs at Drumlin Farm
Looking for community service hours, something fun to do on the weekends, or just want to try something new? Meet new friends, gain skills, and create shareable moments Drumlin Farm's programs and clubs for teens ages 13-17.
Teens in the Kitchen
Hone your skills in the kitchen with themed classes and a peer cooking club. Utilize ingredients grown on the farm and create something delicious! Find classes >
Travel with experienced Mass Audubon birders and peers to different hot spots around Massachusetts and New England. Watch breathtaking natural events and visit photogenic places while checking exciting species off your birding lists. Upcoming outings >
Spend a night or two away from home and immersed in nature in our weekend adventure programs. Go hiking, observe nature, and disconnect from the stresses of school with time outdoors. Browse overnight trips >
Clubs & Community Service
Clubs & Community Service
Work with animals, develop leadership skills, and help with projects around the farm. Our regularly occurring clubs make impressive additions to resumes and college applications. For more information, check our program catalog or email [email protected].
Wildlife Biologists Club
Interested in the field of wildlife biology and caring for animals? Learn from our Wildlife Care staff about long-term care for our resident wildlife, including dietary requirements, husbandry practices, and animal enrichment. We'll meet monthly, October-March, and take a field trip to learn from other professionals in the field every other session. On-site programs can be counted towards a community service hour requirement. Learn more >
Teen Stewardship Leaders
Lead your community as an environmental steward. We'll meet monthly October-May, and complete different projects across the sanctuary. Work with Crops, Livestock, Ecological Management, Wildlife Care, and other departments to learn about how Drumlin Farm’s large and diverse property is managed for both agricultural and ecological health. All hours spent volunteering can be applied towards any community service requirement. Learn more >
Counselors-in-Training (entering grades 9–12)
Develop leadership skills and work alongside our summer camp counselors to share your love and knowledge of nature with younger campers. Develop job skills, learn more about nature and agriculture, share experiences, and bond with other CITs. Ongoing feedback from staff will help you find and develop you individual teaching and leadership styles as you create new lessons and assist with games, songs, crafts, and wacky camp fun. This program may be eligible for community service hours, check with your guidance counselor for more information. Learn more >
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. From September to May, youth ages 5-16 meet roughly every other week on Saturday afternoons at Drumlin Farm to explore the seasonality of our property and how it interacts with both the farm and the larger wildlife sanctuary. Learn more >