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Summer Camp Update

June 22, 2020

Camp is running this summer for children ages 7-11 in Topsfield! We are excited to welcome back our wonderful campers to connect with nature, make friends, and have fun. This year, in order to accommodate new regulations and ensure the safety of our staff and campers while welcoming as many campers as possible, our groups will be much smaller and all sessions will be one-week. Camp will begin on July 6, and we will run sessions through August 28.

We have a few limited spaces available still for camp. Please register online or contact the camp director at ipswichrivercamp@massaudubon.org for more information.

Ipswich River Nature Day Camps give campers ages 4–14 a unique opportunity to learn about nature, meet new friends, and have fun outside. Our knowledgeable staff encourages an educational, non-competitive camp environment for memories that will last a lifetime. Locations include Topsfield, Marblehead, and Essex.

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Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary (Topsfield)

Explore the forests, fields, ponds, and river at the sanctuary. Take daily walks to the Rockery Pond, vernal pool, or canoe landing to gain a greater appreciation for the outdoors. After-camp option available. Learn more >

Church of Saint Andrew (Marblehead)

This location is closed for 2020.

Explore the forests, fields, ponds, and coastal surroundings of Marblehead. Wander the Wyman Woods trails, watch for turtles in Hawthorn Pond, and search a salt marsh for herons along the Forest River. After-camp option available. Learn more >

Allyn Cox Reservation (Essex)

This location is closed for 2020.

Discover the amazing coastal creatures that live at Essex County Greenbelt's Allyn Cox Reservation, located along the Essex River. An artist’s studio barn will provide a unique base for our games and activities. Learn more >

What Others are Saying . . .

"This is a great camp and we are willing to drive a significant distance every year because it is a great experience. Thank you." –Camp Parent

"I loved canoeing, and building gnome-homes on the island." –Camper

"Thank you for transforming my daughter's summer into such a memorable and healthy time!" –Camp Parent

"Great staff, wonderful interactions observed from a parent perspective. I am so glad we send our son here! I have worked at summer camps in the past as an aquatics director, this was a wonderful experience." –Camp Parent