Broad Meadow Brook Summer Camps in Worcester!

Broad Meadow Brook Nature Day Camp offers campers a chance to tap into their natural curiosity and learn about the world around them through hands-on outdoor exploration!

Campers ages 4.5 to 16 investigate different habitats ecosystems, and wildlife species at the sanctuary. Most of our day is spent outside exploring our surroundings and getting dirty. Camp fun includes outdoor exploration, 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

  • Register online beginning in early January 
  • By phone: Call 508-753-6087
  • By mail or in person: Print and complete the registration form, and mail 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

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

Bear Cubs (ages 4.5–6)
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio 1:5
Get to know the wonders of nature at 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

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, and make crafts, and more! Please note that camp will be held on July 4.

2-Week Nature Sessions • Ages 6–11

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. Campers will have an opportunity to 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
July 8-12 • Ages 12–14 & 14-16
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
July 15-19, July 29-August 2 • Ages 12–15
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
August 5-9 • Ages 10–14
Travel to Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries around Massachusetts 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.

Registration Information

  • Register online beginning in early January 
  • By phone: Call 508-753-6087
  • By mail or in person: Print and complete the registration form, and mail 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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