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
$35 members; $45 nonmembers (per week/camper)
$15 members; $25 nonmembers (per Bear Cubs session/camper)

After-Camp • Ages 5–16
3:30–5:30 pm
$70 members; $90 nonmembers (per week/camper)
Not available for Bear Cubs

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

2021 Sessions: June 22–24, June 29–July 1, July 27–29,  August 10–12
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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 (brought from home) are part of every day

1-Week Nature Sessions • Ages 5–15

2021 Sessions: Weekly sessions June 14-August 27
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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!

1-Week Specialty Sessions • Ages 12–16

Scientists of the Future • Ages 12–15
2021 Sessions: July 12–16, August 2–6, 9:00 am–4:30 pm
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Are you interested in exploring what a career in the environmental sciences, environmental engineering, or conservation looks like? Spend an entire week exploring outside, doing authentic field work to collect and analyze data that scientists use to understand more about wildlife habitats, water resources, sustainability, and climate change. The week will be filled with outdoor discoveries and extended hikes, science experiments, and learning how to use science tools and laboratory equipment. Campers may attend both weeks; topics will be similar, but the activities will be different.

Counselors-in-Training • Ages 14–16
Mandatory training from June 22–25
(Fee for first-year CITs based on sliding scale; no fee for returning CITs)
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 22 to June 25 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.
  • Sliding Scale (New!) and Financial assistance is available based on demonstrated economic need. For a list of tiers and an application, see the website registration page.

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

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