History

In 1965 Roger K. Kane Sr. purchased the 60 acre property to raise his family of 6 children on a farm setting.

Upon introducing the family to farm life, Shirley Kane researched the historical farms listings where she discovered the property's Native American association. Once hunted and harvested by the Nipmuc tribe, Shirley and Roger chose "Pompositticut Farm" as its official name, deriving the title for the terrain once called the "badlands".

The Kane family has been active members in the Mass. Farm Bureau and lifelong supporters of 4H and farm life, having raised polled Hereford cattle, Suffolk sheep, chickens and horses throughout the years.

The farm has also been acknowledged as a Massachusetts Horse Farm of Distinction, hosting 36 camp owned horses. PFDC, Inc. is owned and directed by the youngest daughter, Jackie who began the camp while attending Concord Academy.

PFDC, Inc. is Hudson's only ACA accredited camp and has been nationally recognized consecutively since 2000 for its child safety policies.

Jacqueline Kane remains the director of PFDC since the camp's inception in 1980. A brother, sisters and Jackie completed the full 13 years of 4H programs. All participated on a national level with Jackie becoming the first 4H ambassador in the local program. Her personal interests and participation in equine pursuits throughout the years have influenced the camp’s programming today. Offering daily riding lessons on the camp’s grounds to each child, along with the innovative Heels Down equestrian program, has contributed to the camps' notoriety.

Also, as one of the first local camps to offer a ropes challenge course, and the later addition of the Theater, Dance and Music activity, PFDC remains a word of mouth selection prized by local area parents. Jackie proudly oversees the more traditional activities of swimming, outdoor sports, creative arts, nature and archery that round out the camp's enriched programming.