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Activities for Kids

Throughout the year, the Friends run activities and programs especially for children as well as programs suitable for entire families. Please see below and our events page for our full listing of activities and programs.

The Refuge staff also has programs and information available for children. You can find this information at:

From the Friends' current event schedule, the following activities are of special interest to children.

June - August

Assabet River Camp

Drumlin Farm Assabet River Camp are running at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge this summer. There are seven five day camps (each Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM) for kids entering grades 2-5. First camp starts June 25th, last camp starts August 6th. See here for details and registration. 5 day camps Monday–Friday One-Week Camps (entering grades 2–5)


Refuge Explorers

Calling all explorers: come join us for a monthly adventure! See nature come alive as we discover our surroundings and learn about the refuge from the pages of books to the forests and wetlands.

Refuge Explorers is a hands-on program for 6-10 year olds focused on getting kids outside and engaged in nature. Dress for the weather (rain or shine) and an adventure!

Family friendly, siblings welcome. Programs are by appointment, please contact Ranger Jared ( or 978-579-4028) to book your group’s Refuge Explorers program or for more information.