Wachusett Meadow Day Camp

Campers at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary Summer Day Camp

Wachusett Meadow Day Camp in Princeton gives children ages 3.5–17 a chance to do what comes naturally: explore, have fun, and make friends!

Our magnificent setting includes 1,000 acres that are home to a seemingly endless array of birds, mammals, butterflies, salamanders, and wildflowers that will satisfy the most intense curiosity. Through outdoor investigations, imaginative free play, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and more, campers experience nature and create memories that last a lifetime. 


One-week sessions have campers out in nature exploring habitats, hiking trails, catching insects, experimenting with science, canoeing, dabbling in art, and playing games. Campers stay active with twice-daily hikes and a combination of structured learning and free play. Small group sizes and low counselor-to-camper ratios create opportunities to form great relationships in a caring and supportive environment.

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Programs and age groups include:


No two days are alike at camp, but this sample schedule gives an overview of daily activities and flow.

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We believe it’s important to provide children with hands-on experiences that help them feel comfortable in nature. Through various activities and explorations, campers come to understand their place in the “web of life” while having fun and making friends.

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Our caring, well-prepared staff is passionate about sharing the joy and excitement of the outdoors with children. Year after year, we are proud to receive exceptional feedback from parents (and campers!).

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