Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
point boardwalk at with marsh and sun setting
Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick © Sean Seltzer

About Broadmoor Nature Camp

At Broadmoor Nature Camp, discovery takes center stage. Campers are encouraged to explore and appreciate the natural world. Through hands-on learning, they come to understand their place in nature as well as the importance of preserving it.

From the very first day of each session, campers gather together in a Welcome Circle to share ideas for how they can collectively create a great camp experience by respecting themselves, each other, and nature.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At Mass Audubon Camps, we strive to create a safe, inclusive, and caring camp environment where each person is respected and supported in their learning and growth. We believe that diversity—both in nature and in our human communities—is essential to strength, resilience, and innovation, and we are committed to recognizing the unique contributions of each community member. 

To learn more about how Mass Audubon respects and embraces our campers’ and staff’s unique identities and needs, please review our Gender Inclusion at Camp policies and procedures.


Mass Audubon is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion to ensure that everyone can participate fully in the magic of our nature programs.  As an outdoor, nature-based program, it is important that families of children who have disabilities understand Mass Audubon’s expectations, programs, and terrain prior to enrolling. 

If your child requires accommodations, please contact the camp director as soon as possible; a delay in request could have the unintended consequence of disrupting your child’s Mass Audubon camp experience.

Learn more about Accommodations and Behavior Expectations at Camp


Due to the outdoor and exploratory nature of our camp program, campers will be moving on uneven terrain throughout the day. The terrain at our sites varies from hard-packed, gently sloped paths to steeper, uneven trails that may have exposed rocks, tree roots, and other obstacles. Additionally, weather conditions could affect our trails’ conditions. 

We encourage all families to visit the sanctuary prior to enrolling to understand its unique terrain. 

A Day at Camp

No two days are alike at Broadmoor Nature Camp! However, this sample schedule gives an overview of daily activities and flow. 

9:00–9:30 am: Camper Drop-off, Welcome, & Games

Caregivers check their campers in with counselors at their group meeting site where they may play name games or do an activity together.

9:30–noon: Nature Theme Introduction, Activities, & Games

Campers discover the theme of the day through hands-on activities, lessons, games, and more as they explore meadow, forest, and marsh. A snack break keeps everyone energized.

Noon–12:30 pm: Lunch

After cleaning hands, campers enjoy lunch sent from home, usually in a shady spot on the sanctuary. Campers perform a tick-check, then re-apply sunscreen and bug spray.

12:30–2:30 pm: Nature Exploration, Activities, & Games

Campers continue nature explorations and concepts are reinforced through fun thematic activities, crafts, and games.

2:30–3:00 pm: Camper Wrap-up

Campers share their favorite moments from the day with their camp groups and gather belongings.

3:00–3:15 pm: Camper Pick-up

Caregivers bring IDs to group meeting sites and sign their campers out as counselors say farewell. At pick-up, caregivers and staff can communicate about their camper and how the day went.

3:00–5:00 pm: Optional After Camp Program

Campers can enjoy free play, do crafts, and play games. Options will vary each day.

  • A CIT at Broadmoor Nature Camp reads a picture book to two campers seated on the grass in the shade
    Broadmoor Nature Camp, Natick
  • Three campers peer down into a white tub filled with water and mud that says "Marsh" on the side while a counselor gently pokes the sample with a plastic spoon
    Broadmoor Nature Camp, Natick
  • Two Broadmoor campers standing in front of two pine trees, between which they have built a multi-tiered structure of sticks, moss, and pine needles. Both children are smiling and one has two thumbs up.
    Broadmoor Nature Camp, Natick
  • Broadmoor campers and counselors watch as educator Elissa Landre shows them a Tufted Titmouse she is holding that is ready to be banded. One camper is smiling with missing front teeth and another has her hand raised to ask a question.
    Broadmoor Nature Camp, Natick
  • Three smiling Broadmoor campers running along a rocky trail through the forest
    Broadmoor Nature Camp, Natick
  • A Broadmoor camper looks closely at a bug crawling on the tip of his finger with a counselor looking over his shoulder and smiling
    Broadmoor Nature Camp, Natick
  • A Broadmoor camper wearing a green t-shirt reaches into a canvas bug net held by a counselor while holding a clear specimen jar in her other hand
    Broadmoor Nature Camp, Natick
  • A line of Broadmoor campers wearing colorful backpacks follow their counselor along a wooden boardwalk
    Broadmoor Nature Camp, Natick

Camp Staff

Broadmoor Nature Camp staff are enthusiastic about sharing the joy and wonder of nature with children. We hire knowledgeable, caring counselors who support an emotionally and physically safe atmosphere. 

All staff undergo an extensive interview process, reference and background checks, are CPR and first aid certified, and receive training in child development, natural history, environmental education best practices, and health and safety procedures. 

Work at Camp

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Camp Leadership

Broadmoor Nature Camp’s leadership team is composed of Camp Director Meghan Haslam (she/her) and Assistant Camp Director Milo Briskin (they/them), along with an amazing onsite team who run everyday operations at Broadmoor, including the onsite camp coordinator, behavior specialist, program and CIT coordinators. All leadership staff bring extensive experience with camp, childcare, and nature-based education programs. They are passionate about exploring the outdoors, stewarding the land we inhabit, and all things camp!

Camp Director Meghan Haslam

Meghan Haslam

Meghan (she/her/hers) began her career as a camp counselor in the Rocky Mountains. She spent three years in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua and continued to live in Central America while managing community, education, and nature programs. Meghan returned to the US in 2014 to direct outdoor education programs at the 100 Elk Outdoor Center in Colorado, and later at the North Carolina Outward Bound School. 

She is very happy to be back in New England, and Meghan is a fan of catching and observing insects with camp groups, looking for creatures in the marsh, discussing careers with staff, and connecting with the whole camp community.

Assistant Camp Director Milo Briskin

Drumlin Assistant Camp Director Chloe Briskin

Milo (they/them/theirs) has been working at camp programs since the age of 16 when they took their first job as a Camp Counselor. Since then, Milo has spent time working as an educator in several different nature-based settings from Massachusetts to California and has especially fond memories of leading educational hikes and adventure programs in the Sierra Nevada mountains. 

Milo was thrilled to return to Massachusetts in 2020 to be at camp full-time, and loves looking for frogs and caterpillars, singing silly songs, and most of all being a part of this amazing community of people.

Camp Handbook

The Camp Handbook packet contains important information for families, including drop-off and pick-up instructions, health and safety procedures, packing lists, and more. Please be sure to read this prior to the start of your camper’s first session. 

Camp License

Our camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430) and is licensed by the Natick Board of Health.


We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association, a nationally recognized program focused on program quality, safety, and management.

Camp Policy Requests

You may request copies of our background check, health care, discipline, bullying, and grievance policies at any time.

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