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Chestnut Hill Farm Camp

In Southborough: Farm + Nature Camp on an historic working farm.

Camp registration for Summer 2023 opens for Members on January 12 and for everyone on January 17.

Become a Family Member today or during registration to save $100 off each week of camp for each of your campers AND register early.

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2022 FULL-DAY SESSIONS

June 27- August 19
Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM
For Ages 5-10

Become a Junior Farmer this summer at historic Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, where 170 acres of farm and woodland is the canvas for your adventure!  Meet new friends, have fun, and experience life at one of the last working farms in Southborough. Plant and grow food, herbs, and flowers, care for farm animals, discover natural habitats and enjoy all the farm has to offer! Chestnut Hill Farm features expansive vegetable fields and pasture lands filled with production animals including goats, sheep, and chickens. Nesting bird preserves and magical woodland trails complete each day’s exploration of the natural world around. Knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate staff welcome campers for weekly sessions packed with fun, engaging, and educational activities. Campers will go home each day with stories about their new barnyard and camp buddies!

In the Fields

Each day includes a chance for campers, crops, and animals alike to nurture and grow! Authentic farm chores provide our daily structure, from feeding and caring for the goats and sheep to collecting eggs from the chicken coop. We will seed, plant, water, weed, and harvest vegetables, flowers, and herbs from our own learning garden. The forces at work below and above the soil, composting, and interacting with our farmers will help us understand where our food really comes from. Fresh farm-based recipes will allow us to taste the flavors we have grown.

On the Trails

Campers will discover local wildlife, learn to track animals, and enjoy adventures as they hike our network of trails. Through observation and exploration, we will witness the surprising life in the unique habitats of the forests and fields. Ultimately, campers will find a place in the natural world that they can call their own.

In the Farmstead

Fun science experiments and thematic art projects in the farmstead round out each day. Active games and free play with new friends assure each camper a place to be themselves, be part of a group, and discover new ideas and interests.

Our place-based practice is inspired by this exceptional property while building on The Trustees’ expertise in nature conservation, historic landscapes, regenerative agriculture, and culinary education.

All programs will follow the 2022 Massachusetts State guidelines for Covid-19. 

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Parent Testimonials

Two of my boys went and it was the first camp experience for my youngest. He was really nervous the first day, but by Wednesday he told me he wanted to go again and this time could do it without his big brother!

– Camp Parent

Great counselors, fun activities. We felt extra safe with both the camp’s COVID precautions and the extra steps taken during really hot days.

– Camp Parent

The children loved the activities and the freedom to roam and play and really get hands-on with nature. The counsellors were enthusiastic and gave the kids lots of freedom, without unnecessary rules and regulations. Having said that, they ensured the kids were safe at all times. Ideal camp.

– Camp Parent

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