Broad Meadow Brook Summer Camp in Worcester

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: 9:00 am–1:00 pm (Bear Cubs)
  • Full Day: 9:00 am–3:30 pm
  • Before Camp Option: 8:00–9:00 am
  • After Camp Option: 3:30–5:30 pm (Full-Day Campers)

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.

Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Massasoit Rd. Worcester, MA 01604
508-753-6087

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

Bear Cubs • Ages 4.5–6

2019 Sessions: June 18–20, June 25–27, July 9–11, July 23–25, August 6–8

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

2019 Sessions: June 17–21, June 24–28, July 1–5, July 8–12, July 15–19, July 22–26, July 29–August 2, August 5–9, August 12–16, August 19–23

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

2019 Sessions: July 8–19, July 22–August 2

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 
2019 Sessions: July 8–-12, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Explore the Wilds of Worcester County, and beyond! Embark on various adventures. Past adventures include visiting the Caterpillar Lab, trips to Rhode Island to explore marine science, and much, much more! Specific itinerary will be distributed before the camp session. Top off the week with an excursion to Wildwood, Mass Audubon’s overnight camp in Rindge, NH, where you can swim, kayak, try the ropes course, and more! (Overnights take place on Wednesday and Thursday.)

Scientists of the Future • Ages 12–15
2019 Sessions: July 15–19, July 29–August 2, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Explore what a career in the conservation field looks like. Spend a week learning about water resources, wildlife, sustainability, climate change, and much more! Our week will be filled with experiments, guest speakers and field trips. Together we will take an in-depth look at the conservation field and potential career paths. We will also be sure to go hiking, conduct science experiments, and learn how to use the technology that environmental 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
2019 Sessions: August 5–9, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Travel to different Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries to explore and learn about different habitats and ecosystems, including rivers, mountains, and meadows. Practice team building, go hiking and birding, learn animal identification techniques, and more. We will travel to field trip destinations in a Mass Audubon van.

Counselors-in-Training • Ages 14–16
Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–3:30 pm
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 24 to June 28 and choose two weeks to help lead camp sessions. CITs who have previously completed training may choose three 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
508-753-6087

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