Drumlin Farm Camp | Assabet River Program Descriptions & Hours

Drumlin campers canoeing at Assabet River

Assabet River Camp

at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury

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One-week sessions for campers entering grades 2–6 offer a unique blend of outdoor activities (like canoeing, archery, and fishing), wilderness skills including orienteering and shelter building, and hands-on exploration of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the trails, forest, and pond while learning from Drumlin Farm staff, and get a close-up look at endangered species and conservation efforts. 

Special Offer! 
Sign up for three or more weeks at Assabet and receive $150 off your registration (call 781-259-2244 to confirm).

Camp Hours

Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Drop-off at Assabet: 8:30–8:45 am
  • Pick-up at Assabet: 3:00–3:15 pm
  • Drumlin Bus Option: departs 8:30 am, returns 3:15 pm
  • Before & After Camp: available for campers enrolled in bus service

A Week at Camp

Each week at Assabet River Camp is a different adventure through the 2,200-acre Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury. Campers have fun, make friends, and develop a sense of place through exploration, observation, and inquiry.

Build Skills & Explore Habitats 

Canoe Puffer Pond, shoot for a bullseye at the archery range, cast a line from the fishing dock, and discover the unique history of Assabet River and the larger National Wildlife Refuge system. Each week will blend wilderness skill-building, such as knot-tying, orienteering, shelter-building, and wild edibles identification, with in-depth habitat exploration.

Activity, Adventure, Connection 

Campers are warmly welcomed with intentional team-building activities, and those who participate in multiple weeks will enjoy new adventures that build on existing skills, and opportunities for leadership. Our days are active, but we always build in time for rest and reflection for campers to connect with—and develop an appreciation for— nature and each other.

Bus Service Option (New for 2019!)

Departs Drumlin at 8:30 am • Returns to Drumlin at 3:15 pm

We now offer bus service between Drumlin and Assabet River Camp, allowing caregivers to drop off and/or pick up their campers at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln.

To sign up for round-trip bus service, add the $100 weekly option when registering. One-way trips are available for $12/trip and can be added up until the day before by calling the camp office at 781-259-2244.

Extended Day Options at Drumlin Farm

Before Camp 7:00–9:00 am • After Camp 3:00-6:00 pm

Parents who add bus service to their registration can also take advantage of extended day options at Drumlin Farm!

Overnight Camp at Wildwood

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Is your child ready to try an overnight camp experience? Check out Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp, located in Rindge, NH! With outdoor exploration programs for boys and girls ages 9–17, Wildwood is the perfect next step for your day camp-lover.

What Others Are Saying . . .

“Assabet River Camps are just about perfect from my grandson's point of view. A second highly successful year.” –Camper Grandparent