Drumlin Farm Camps | Staff
Many of our counselors are camp alumni. They bring a real love of our sanctuary and recognition that it is a truly special place. We believe that our tight-knit staff community creates a more cohesive and enjoyable experience for our campers; it’s easier to pass on a smile when you have one yourself!
Camp Director—Meghan Haslam
Meghan began her career as a camp counselor in the Rocky Mountains outside Buena Vista, Colorado. After graduating with a B.A. in Creative Writing from Colorado College, she spent three years in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua, where she went on to found and direct the 4 Walls Project, a housing improvement organization. While continuing to live and work in Central America, she managed a range of community, educational and outdoor programs.
Meghan returned to the US in 2014 to direct the 100 Elk Outdoor Center in Buena Vista, CO, and then oversaw outdoor education and character development programs for young people and adults at North Carolina Outward Bound School as the Program Director of their Table Rock Base Camp in Jonas Ridge, NC.
Her passion for connecting with diverse communities through nature led her to Drumlin Farm, and she loves being here! After the camp day, Meghan enjoys hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking around New England with her partner.
Assistant Camp Director—Chloe Briskin
Chloe started their career in the camp industry with seven consecutive summers as a camp counselor from high school through college. They began by working at a theater camp, and ended up as a camp counselor right here at Drumlin Farm. Working at Drumlin introduced them to the world of outdoor and environmental education, and their passion for the field only grew from there.
After graduating with a B.A. in Biology from Wesleyan University, Chloe spent two years in California working as a naturalist for residential outdoor education programs, where they led educational hikes and classes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for school groups from the surrounding regions.
Chloe came back to Massachusetts in 2020, thrilled at the opportunity to return to the amazing community that Drumlin Farm has to offer. They are so excited to be here and to share their passion for nature and outdoor exploration with staff, campers, and families. Outside of camp, Chloe loves hiking, looking for wildlife, baking, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with their friends!
Staff Selection Criteria
We hire dedicated and mature educators, naturalists, and students who are looking for more than a summer job. They have experience working with youth, a knowledge of and connection with natural history and farming, and a deep commitment to sharing that connection with children. Most of all, they want to be outside and enjoy a summer dedicated to having fun.
From day one of our intensive two-week staff training, we seek to foster a unique sense of community and initiative among our counselors. Each counselor brings something unique and valuable to the camp experience, and by fostering their teaching styles and ideas we enrich our camp every year.
Our counselors are trained in child development and supervision, health and safety procedures, behavior management techniques, natural history, farm animal safety, and environmental education. They are all CPR and First Aid certified and have undergone background and reference checks. In addition, we have an onsite licensed nurse, access to an on-call doctor, and local EMS services within one mile.
Our staff strive to keep campers happy, healthy, and safe. We’re confident their passion makes Drumlin Farm Camp one of the best summer experiences available to kids.
Interested in joining our camp team? Email us your cover letter, resume, and three references!