About Drumlin Farm Camp
Through hands-on learning, campers at Drumlin Farm Camp come to understand their place in nature as well as the importance of preserving it.
Drumlin Farm Camp Values
At the heart of Drumlin Farm Camp are three leading concepts:
Community: Campers feel free to try new things and make new friends in our welcoming, supportive community.
Interdependence: Campers learn about natural cycles and the interconnectedness of people, agriculture, wildlife, and habitats.
Stewardship: Campers discover how they can care for the world around them as they learn about the importance of wild spaces and the benefits of sustainable farming.
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.
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
Camp programs are structured around fun, educational group goals that provide consistency throughout the session. Daily themes inspire curiosity as campers participate in age-appropriate activities, which might include nature and habitat exploration, farm chores, crafts, games, and more.
8:30–8:45 am • Camper Drop-Off
Caregivers check their campers in with counselors at drop-off sites each day. *Curiosity Club drop-off is at 8:45 am
8:45 am • Camp Begins!
Each group goes to their site for opening circle, daily schedule, and games. On the first day, campers learn rules and expectations, camp site boundaries, and safety procedures from their counselors.
9:15 am–12:00 pm • Morning Theme Exploration & Snack
Hands-on lessons, crafts, animal chores, and nature walks are just a few ways campers explore the day’s theme. A break for snack keeps everyone energized.
12:00–1:00 pm • Lunch & Choice Time
Lunch at the group site, in the woods, or atop the drumlin – we eat wherever our adventures take us. Campers reapply sunscreen and bug spray after lunch and choose from several brief nature activities.
1:00–2:30 pm • Afternoon Theme Exploration
Campers continue to learn about the day’s theme. They may enjoy water games, animal visitors, and nature exploration.
2:30–3:00 pm • Closing Circle
Counselors and campers reflect on the day and gather belongings, then head to Pick-up or After Camp.
3:00–3:15 pm • Camper Pick-up*
Caregivers bring IDs 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. *Farm Trekkers pick-up is at 3:15 pm.
3:00–5:30 pm • After Camp Program (optional; pre-registration required)
Campers registered for the extended day option enjoy games, free play, crafts, and other activities to wrap up the day. Caregivers bring IDs and sign out their campers before 5:30.
Drumlin Farm 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 reference and background checks, are certified in CPR and first aid, and receive training in child development, natural history, environmental education best practices, and health and safety procedures. Want to work at camp? See available positions
Drumlin Farm Camp’s leadership team is composed of Camp Director Meghan Haslam (she/her) and Assistant Camp Director Milo Briskin (they/them), along with unit leaders, behavior and healthcare specialists, camp registrar, and program coordinator.
All leadership staff bring extensive experience with camp, childcare, and nature-based education programs, and are passionate about exploring the outdoors, caring for the land we inhabit, and all things camp!
Camp Director 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
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.
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. The 2024 Camp Family Handbook is coming soon.
Our camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430) and is licensed by the Lincoln 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.