Broad Meadow Brook Summer Camp

At Broad Meadow Brook Nature Day Camp in Worcester, campers ages 4.5 to 16 tap into their natural curiosity and learn through hands-on outdoor exploration!

Campers investigate different habitats, ecosystems, and wildlife species at our 430-acre wildlife sanctuary. Most of our day is spent outside, exploring our surroundings and getting dirty. Camp fun includes interactive play, noncompetitive games, songs, stories, and more.

Camp Hours

  • Half Day: 9:00am–1:00pm (Bear Cubs)
  • Full Day: 9:00am–3:30pm

Before/After Care

Before-Camp • Ages 4.5–16
8:00–9:00 am
$30 members; $40 nonmembers (per week/camper)
$15 members; $25 nonmembers (per Bear Cubs session/camper)

After-Camp • Ages 5–16
3:30–5:30 pm
$60 members; $80 nonmembers (per week/camper)
Not available for Bear Cubs

Registration Information

Early-Bird Discount! Register by March 15 and receive $15 off a one-week session and/or $25 off a two-week session.

  • Register online
  • Register by phone: 508-753-6087
  • Register by mail or in person: Print and complete the registration form included in the brochure on our website, and mail or bring it with payment to: Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Road, Worcester, MA 01604.
  • Financial assistance is available based on demonstrated economic need and available funds. Please call the Camp Director to request an application or download one at

Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Massasoit Rd. Worcester, MA 01604

Broad Meadow Brook Summer Programs
3-Day Nature Sessions (Half Day)

Bear Cubs • Ages 4.5–6

2020 Sessions: June 16–18, June 23–25, June 30- July 2, July 7–9, July 21–23, July 27-30, August 11–13
$120 members; $200 nonmembers per three-day session

This three-day mini camp will introduce your child to the wonders of Broad Meadow Brook! Each day has a different nature-related theme that guides our explorations and activities. Arts and crafts, hiking, games, snack, and lunch are part of every day

1-Week Nature Sessions • Ages 5–11

2020 Sessions: June 15–19, June 22–26, June 29–July 3, July 6–10, July 13–17, July 20–24, July 27–31, August 3–7, August 10–14, August 17–21
$275 members; $375 nonmembers per week
$70 members; $100 nonmembers per day (when available)

Experience the wonder of nature at Broad Meadow Brook! Explore animal adaptations, climate change, sustainability, and birding. Discover different habitats and wildlife around the sanctuary, play games, make crafts, and more!

2-Week Nature Sessions • Ages 6–11

2020 Sessions: July 6–17, July 20–31
$515 members; $615 nonmembers per session

Explore the nature of Broad Meadow Brook and beyond in depth during a two-week session. Counselors will guide campers through a series of experiences during the first week. During the second week, campers will have an opportunity to help craft the experiences that they do together. Experiences may include animal adaptations, trees, insects, beavers, and water. Discoverers hike to Broad Meadow Brook’s Enchanted Forest Trail, Adventurers venture farther afield to Lookout Rock, and Explorers canoe off-site in the Blackstone River Watershed.

1-Week Specialty Sessions • Ages 12–16

Teen Adventure Program Ages 12–14 & 14–16 
2020 Sessions: July 6–-10, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
$440 members; $540 nonmembers
Explore the Wilds of Worcester County, and beyond! Two groups will embark on various adventures such as visiting the Quabbin Reservoir, checking out a wind turbine to learn about wind energy, trips to Rhode Island to explore marine science, and much more! The specific itinerary will be distributed before the camp session. We’ll finish the week with both groups coming together for an overnight excursion to Wildwood, Mass Audubon’s overnight camp in Rindge, NH, where campers can swim, kayak, try the ropes course, and experience overnight camp. Campers will be transported in Mass Audubon’s van for daily field trips. (Overnights take place on Wednesday and Thursday.)

Scientists of the Future • Ages 12–15
2020 Sessions: July 13–17, August 3–7, 9:00 am–4:30 pm
$390 members; $490 nonmembers per week
Explore what a career in the environmental sciences and conservation fields looks like. Spend a week learning about water resources, wildlife biology, sustainability, and climate change! The week will be filled with outdoor explorations, science experiments, and field trips, including a visit to a college with an environmental studies program and a trip to the Harvard Research Forest in Petersham. Go hiking and do authentic field work to conduct scientific experments to gather and analyze data and learn how to use technology that scientists use in the field. (Campers may attend both weeks. While topics will be similar, activities will be different.)

Exploring Mass Audubon • Ages 10–14
2020 Sessions: August 10–14, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
$440 members; $540 nonmembers
Take daily field trips to different Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries to explore and learn about varied habitats and ecosystems, including rivers, mountains, and meadows. Expect team building, birding, animal identification, hiking and more. All travel will take place in a Mass Audubon van.

Counselors-in-Training • Ages 14–16
Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–3:30 pm
$280 members; $380 nonmembers for training
Learn what it takes to be a camp counselor! Gain leadership skills, hands-on training, and develop a lesson plan. All CITs present a lesson during one of their weeks at camp. First-year CITs will attend a five-day training session from June 22 to June 26 and choose from 2 to 4 weeks to help lead camp sessions. CITs who have previously completed training may choose 3 to 6 weeks of camp to lead sessions.

An application is required. Please contact the Camp Director by email or at 508-753-6087 x5013 to request an application.

Registration Information

  • Register online
  • Register by phone 508-753-6087
  • Register by mail or in person: Print and complete the registration form included in the brochure on our website, and mail or bring it with payment to: Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Road, Worcester, MA 01604

Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center & Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Massasoit Rd. Worcester, MA 01604

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