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Fresh from the Farm

Posted on February 22, 2017

As promised, this week’s farm blog covers the first part of the sheep-to-shawl process that our flock’s wool is currently experiencing! In June, the sheep get sheared by a professional shearwool, and as you can see in the picture below, … Continue reading

Outdoor Education Instructors/Directors Need Field Trips Too!

Posted on February 16, 2017

Camp Burgess Outdoor Education Director Takes Field Trips of Her Own In the winter months, when the administrative offices at Camp Burgess & Hayward are in full-swing with registrations, hiring, program development, and planning for the busy months ahead, Camp’s … Continue reading

Fresh from the Farm

Posted on February 8, 2017

From the very beginning, the barn at Burgess Farm was designed to be a multi-purpose space. The vision was of livestock watching campers build new creations in the wood shop, baa-ing along to music during dances, and sleeping peacefully during … Continue reading

Trips Tuesday

Posted on February 7, 2017

This week, a “Great Escapes” alumnus recounts the impact his Camp experience had on his life… It was summer of ’96, I believe…I had met a very nice girl from New Hampshire the summer before and we kept in touch … Continue reading

Trips Tuesday

Posted on January 31, 2017

Did you know?… In addition to our summertime Adventure Trips, Camp Burgess and Hayward also offers several opportunities for camp fun all year-round. Coming up soon we have our February Vacation Ski and Snowboard Adventure. Don’t miss out, registration is almost full! … Continue reading

Memorial Day Family Camp – Registration Open!

Posted on January 26, 2017

Looking for a fun and easy getaway with your family this Memorial Day? Come enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with nature and your family at Camp Burgess & Hayward’s Family Camp! The weekend away serves to rejuvenate family ties, while creating … Continue reading

Fresh from the Farm

Posted on January 25, 2017

Last week, members of the Mass LIFT-AmeriCorps program came to camp for teambuilding and service programs. During a stop at the farm, several participants expressed curiosity about the pile of plants drying on the greenhouse tables. These plants are a Cape … Continue reading

If you could teach a child about anything…

Posted on January 13, 2017

…what would it be?! As the Outdoor Education Director at Burgess Outdoor Ed Center, I have the distinct honor and privilege to consider this question on a daily basis. With the vast natural resources of our 300-acre property at our … Continue reading

Fresh from the Farm

Posted on January 11, 2017

This past weekend’s blizzard felt like the beginning of winter here at Camp, but I’m already dreaming of spring! Now is the time that farmers and gardeners look back over their previous year’s cultivation and harvest records, identify the favorites … Continue reading

Trips Tuesday

Posted on January 10, 2017

Calling all Adventure Trips Staff and former Adventure Trips participants…     We would love to hear from you! We are interested in gathering feedback about the favorite parts of your trip, things you would like to see offered in … Continue reading