Summer Camp at Joppa Flats

Campers and staff and Joppa Flats Camp

Joppa Flats Summer Camp in Newburyport is the perfect program for children with an interest in and curiosity about nature. Campers ages 6 to 13 have fun and make friends as they discover North Shore habitats and wildlife through hands-on, place-based activities, such as wildlife tracking, orienteering, nature art, and eco-engineering challenges.

Weekly field trips provide full ecosystem immersion for an enhanced camp experience, while small group sizes ensure that campers stay safe and engaged. 


No two days are alike at camp, but this sample schedule gives an overview of daily activities and flow. Learn More


We believe that children benefit most from experiential learning. For this reason, we offer campers a chance to handle live animals, do science experiments, and discuss the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of natural phenomena. We emphasize environmental awareness, having fun, and learning outdoors to connect campers with nature. Learn More


We are proud to receive exceptional feedback from camp parents about our staff. Camp leaders all have a background in environmental sciences and education, as well as a love of working with children. Low counselor-to-camper ratios guarantee that children stay safe and engaged with role models who are creative, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. Learn More


We offer a variety of one- and two-week sessions from June to August for campers ages 6–11. Register today and get ready to discover, explore, and play outside this summer! Learn More