Drumlin Farm Camp | About Camp

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Our Philosophy


At the heart of Drumlin Farm Camp are three leading concepts:

Community: Campers feel free to try new things and make new friends in our welcoming, supportive community.

Interdependence: Campers learn about natural cycles and the interconnectedness of people, agriculture, wildlife, and habitats.

Stewardship: Campers discover how they can care for the world around them as they learn about the importance of wild spaces and the benefits of sustainable farming.

Camp programs are structured around fun, educational group goals that provide consistency throughout the session. Daily themes inspire curiosity as campers participate in age-appropriate activities, which might include nature and habitat exploration, farm chores, crafts, games, and more.


A Day at Camp


Camp programs are structured around fun, educational group goals that provide consistency throughout the session. Daily themes inspire curiosity as campers participate in age-appropriate activities, which might include nature and habitat exploration, farm chores, crafts, games, and more. 

8:30–8:45 am — Camper Drop-Off*

Caregivers check their campers in with counselors at drop-off sites each day. 
*Curiosity Club drop-off is at 8:45 am

8:45 am — Camp Begins!

Each group goes to their site for opening circle, daily schedule, and games. On the first day, campers learn rules and expectations, camp site boundaries, and safety procedures from their counselors.

9:15–12:00 pm — Morning Theme Exploration & Snack

Hands-on lessons, crafts, animal chores, and nature walks are just a few ways campers explore the day’s theme. A break for snack keeps everyone energized.

12:00–1:00 pm — Lunch & Choice Time

Lunch at the group site, in the woods, or atop the drumlin – we eat wherever our adventures take us. Campers reapply sunscreen and bug spray after lunch and choose from several brief nature activities.

1:00 pm — Camper Pick-up for Curiosity Club

Caregivers bring IDs and sign their campers out as counselors say farewell.

1:00–2:30 pm — Afternoon Theme Exploration

Campers continue to learn about the day’s theme. They may enjoy water games, animal visitors, and nature exploration.

2:30–3:00 pm — Closing Circle

Counselors and campers reflect on the day and gather belongings, then head to Pick-up or After Camp.

3:00–3:15 pm — Camper Pick-up*

Caregivers bring IDs 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.
*Farm Trekkers pick-up is at 3:15 pm.

3:00–5:30 pm — OPTIONAL After Camp Program

Campers registered for the extended day option enjoy games, free play, crafts, and other activities to wrap up the day. Caregivers bring IDs and sign out their campers before 5:30. 


Camp Staff


Drumlin Farm Camp staff are dedicated and mature educators, naturalists, and students who are looking for more than “just a summer job”. They have experience working with youth, a passion for nature and farming, and a deep commitment to sharing that connection with children. Camp counselors foster a caring, fun, and emotionally and physically safe environment to create a cohesive and enjoyable experience for campers.

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

Drumlin Farm Camp’s leadership team is composed of Camp Director Meghan Haslam (she/her) and Assistant Camp Director Chloe Briskin (they/them), along with unit leaders, behavior and healthcare specialists, camp registrar, and program coordinator. All leadership staff bring extensive experience with camp, childcare, and nature-based education programs, and are passionate about exploring the outdoors, caring for 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, tasting garden veggies, 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 Lincoln 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 >