Drumlin Farm Camps | Rates & Dates

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Below are the available camp sessions for summer 2023. The camp brochure contains complete information about our camp, including full session descriptions, weekly themes, and pricing. Download the brochure >

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2023 Camp Sessions & Dates


View full session descriptions, themes, and more in the brochure >

To ensure that as many children as possible have the opportunity to explore and make memories at camp this summer, families may register each camper for no more than four weeks of camp. This policy does not apply to the CIT or ELT programs for teens.

Two-week Farm & Nature Camps

8:30 am–3:00 pm

Session 1: July 3–14
Session 2: July 17–28
Session 3: July 31–August 11

Age Groups

Seekers
Ages 4–5
Entering Pre-K to Kindergarten
Farmers
Age 9
Entering Grade 4
Discoverers
Ages 5–6
Entering Kindergarten–Grade 1
Biologists
Ages 9–10
Entering Grades 4–5
Trackers
Age 6
Entering Grade 1
Stewards
Ages 10–11
Entering Grades 5–6
Explorers
Age 7
Entering Grade 2
Apprentices
Ages 11–13
Entering Grades 6–8
Naturalists
Age 8
Entering Grade 3

One-week Nature Camps

View full session descriptions, themes, and more in the brochure >

Curiosity Club • Ages 4–6
Entering Pre-K–Grade 1
8:45 am–3:00 pm
Weekly sessions June 26–August 11

Nature Builders • Ages 7–8
Entering Grades 2–3
8:30 am–3:00 pm
Weekly sessions July 3–August 18

One-week Farm Camps

View full session descriptions, themes, and more in the brochure >

Farmyard Frolics • Ages 4–13
Entering Pre-K–Grade 8
8:30 am–3:00 pm

Session 1: June 26–30
Session 2: August 14–18
Session 3: August 21–25

Farm Trekkers • Ages 9–11
Entering Grades 4–6
8:30 am–3:15 pm
Weekly sessions June 26–August 4
(in partnership with Boston Nature Center Camp in Mattapan)

Teen Camps

8:30 am–3:00 pm

View full session descriptions, themes, and more in the brochure >

Environmental Leadership for Teens (ELT) • Ages 13–17
Entering Grades 8–12
Teens gain the necessary skills and knowledge to develop and implement a climate change action plan in their communities and become environmental leaders.

Session 1: July 3–14
Session 2: July 17–28
Session 3: July 31–August 11

Counselors-In-Training (CITs) • Ages 14–17
Entering Grades 9–12

Session 1: July 3–14
Session 2: July 17–28
Session 3: July 31–August 11
Session 4: August 14–25

Required two-day training for all CITs takes place the week of June 26. CITs are registered through application only. We will begin registering applicants on March 1. After March 1 we will take new applications on a rolling basis if spaces are available.

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Extended-Day Option

After Camp • Ages 4–14
3:00–5:30 pm
Pre-registration required


Pricing & Affordability


Sliding Scale Pricing

Mass Audubon is committed to ensuring that every family that wants their child to experience summer camp should have the opportunity to do so. A sliding scale model helps us work toward that goal through an easy and dependable process for families.

Under the sliding scale model, every family will enroll for camp at a tuition rate based on their annual gross income. At registration, you will have the opportunity to select the pricing tier that best fits your family’s gross income. If you select Tiers 1–4, you will be asked to upload income verification documentation at a later time. Registrants at Tier 5 do not need to provide income verification. 

Financial Aid

If cost is still a barrier under the sliding scale structure, financial aid is also available based on demonstrated financial need and available funds. Scholarships are limited to one session per child; however, all applications are considered and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Payment plan options are also available. Download a financial aid application >

Member Discount

Mass Audubon members at the Family level or above receive a discounted rate. To qualify, your Mass Audubon membership must be current through the end of your camper’s last session, and you must be the parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of the camper being enrolled. Membership can be purchased or renewed at the time of registration. If you are unsure of your member status, please contact Mass Audubon Member Services by calling 781-259-9500 or emailing [email protected]. 

Refund Policy

A full refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit, is provided to camp families who cancel in writing on or before May 15. After May 15, no refund is available. Deposits are not transferable, and refunds are not given for participant dismissal, failure to attend, absence, or sick days. If we must cancel a session, you will receive a full refund.

Deposit

A nonrefundable deposit of $100/camper/session is required to register for camp. The deposit will be applied to your camp tuition and cannot be transferred to another camper, family, or camp location. If registering after May 15, payment in full is required, unless a payment plan has been established with the Camp Director.

More information about registration and other policies for Mass Audubon Camps is available here >


2023 Camp Session Pricing


Please note that all prices are rounded to the nearest dollar for simplicity.

  Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Tier 5

Gross Family Income

<$50,000

(member/nonmember)

$50,000–$74,999

(member/nonmember)

$75,000–$99,999

(member/nonmember)

$100,000–$149,999

(member/nonmember)

No income verification required

(member/nonmember)

One-week Camps $123/$139 $307/$348 $400/$453 $523/$592 $615/$697
Two-week Camps $246/$262 $615/$656 $799/$853 $1,045/$1,115 $1,230/$1,312
Farm Trekkers $97/$113 $242/$283 $315/$369 $412/$482 $485/$567
Optional After Camp Program (per week) $43/$59 $107/$148 $140/$193 $183/$252 $215/$297
Counselors-in-Training No fee No fee No fee No fee No fee