Drumlin Farm Camp | Drumlin Farm Program Descriptions & Hours

Drumlin Farm campers in field

Drumlin Farm Camp

at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln

Campers experience life on a working farm and wildlife sanctuary as they care for farm animals, practice sustainable farming, discover the science behind nature, and observe native wildlife.

Camp Hours

  • Half Day: 8:30–11:30 am or 12:15– 3:15 pm (Pre-K only)
  • Full Day: 8:30 am–3:00 pm (Nature Camp & Farm Mania)
  • Full Day: 9:00 am–3:30 pm (Mini-Camp)
  • Before Camp Option: 7:00–9:00 am
  • After Camp Option: 3:00–6:00 pm

Nature Camp | Farm Camp | Mini-Camp
Teen Volunteer Opportunities


Nature Camp (entering Pre-K to grade 12)

Two-Week, Farm-and-Nature-Focused Sessions

Nature Camp balances farm-focused activities with nature explorations and scientific discovery. Campers play, learn, and grow as they experience Drumlin Farm’s unique and varied habitats. Each day centers on a different nature or farm-animal theme. Daily activities include farm chores, gardening, cooking, arts and crafts, nature walks, games, songs, and nature reflection time.

Pathfinders (half-day)
(entering Pre-K to K)

Seekers (full-day)
(entering Pre-K to K)

Trackers
(entering grade 1)

Explorers
(entering grade 2)

Naturalists
(entering grade 3)

Farmers
(entering grade 4)

 

Biologists
(entering grades 4–5)

Earthkeepers
(entering grades 5–6)

Apprentices
(entering grades 6–7)

Farm Ecologists
(entering grades 8–10)

Adventurers
(entering grades 7–8)


Farm Camp (entering Pre-K to grade 12)

One-Week, Farm-Focused Sessions

A one-week program focused entirely on farm life, Farm Mania is a crazy session jam-packed with livestock interactions and farm chores! Milk a cow, pet a sheep, collect eggs, and much more! Campers are separated by age group.

Farm Mania (entering Pre-K to grade 8)
Farm-to-Table Teens (entering grades 9–12)
New! Drumlin Stewards (entering grades 9–12)
New! Nature Photography (entering grades 9–12)


Mini-Camp (entering grades 2–4)

Three-Day, Nature-Focused Sessions

Mini Camp is a unique opportunity to get a deeper look at the both the natural and human-made side of Drumlin Farm. Thee-day sessions explore a specific topic in depth and focus on educational experience. 

2018 Sessions: Operation: Habitat | The Power of Pollen | Caterpillars | Under the Canopy | Mad Scientists | Take Flight | Life on the Pond | Farmyard Frolics*

Mini-Camp (entering grades 2–4)
*Mini Camp (entering K to grade 4)


Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Counselors-in-Training (entering grades 9–12)
Drumlin Farm’s CIT program is an experience in leadership training. CITs work alongside our counselors to share their love and knowledge of nature with younger campers. Each session, they are assigned an age group to work with for the full week, developing bonds with campers and assisting with camp programs. Daily meetings give CITs a chance to share experiences, learn more about nature and agriculture, and build a community of supportive peers. Ongoing feedback from staff helps CITs find and develop their individual teaching and leadership styles as they write and teach creative new lessons.

CITs also play an important role in our camp community, teaching campers games, crafts, and lessons, participating in All-Camp Gatherings, and leading the entire camp in songs, skits, and the ever-popular game, Predator/Prey.

Please Note: CITs must attend a mandatory training on June 21 and 22. A two-session commitment is required to participate.


Extended Day Options

We offer daily on-site extended-day programs at our Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary location. Before- and After-Camp options offer an opportunity for unstructured fun in a supportive and safe environment. 

Preregistration is required. Select desired dates for these optional programs at checkout when registering online. 

Before Camp

Monday–Friday, 7:00–9:00 am

Campers are given a light breakfast while having the opportunity to play indoor and outdoor games, craft up a storm, read a story, and have a relaxing morning before the whirlwind of the camp day picks up.

After Camp

Monday–Friday, 3:00–6:00 pm

Campers can participate in exclusive afternoon farm chores, go for a nature walk, play games indoors or out, create a fun craft project, and meet new friends. Pick and choose which activities you want to do each day. Campers are provided with a snack.


Overnight Camp at Wildwood

Wildwood camp logo

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 . . .

“Drumlin Farm Camp is a highlight of our summer. The staff and counselors are fun, great teachers, and helpful. The setting is a big draw—to be able to work on the farm is an exceptional experience. I’m glad my child can learn animal caretaking and the importance of farmwork."—Camp Parent