Welcome to Ipswich River Nature Camp!

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Ipswich River Nature Camp gives campers ages 5–14 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.

We offer camp in two locations—at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield and at Church of Saint Andrew in Marblehead.


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Our brochure contains more information about our programs, including full session descriptions, weekly theme, and pricing.

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How to Register


Families may register online or by calling 978-887-9264 starting February 1, 2022.

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2022 Camp Sessions & Dates


→ NOTE: There will be no camp on Monday, July 4; fees for July 5–8 and July 5–15 sessions will be prorated.


At Ipswich River in Topsfield

Monday–Friday • 8:30 am–3:00 pm

View full session descriptions, weekly themes, & pricing in the brochure >

NATURE CAMPS

Young Naturalists • Ages 5–6
Weekly sessions from June 20–August 19
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5
Hawks, Owls, & Eagles...Oh My! | Amazing Amphibians | Pond Patrol | Wildlife Detectives | Buggin'

Investigators • Ages 7–8
Weekly sessions from June 20–August 19
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8
Herpetology Time | Fur, Feathers, Shells, & Scales | Animal Architects | Super Scientists | Creating Art in Nature | Carnivore Camp

Naturalists • Ages 9–11
Weekly sessions from June 20–August 19
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8
Island Investigation | Aqua Adventures | Wily Wetland Predators | Super Scientists | Creating Art in Nature | Fun with Nature Photography

SPECIALTY CAMPS

Trekkers • Ages 7–10
Two-week sessions June 20–July 1, July 5–15, July 18–29
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8

TEEN CAMPS

Canoe Adventures • Ages 12–14
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 6
August 1–5 | Ipswich River Adventures
August 8–12 | Further River Adventures

Environmental Leadership for Teens • Ages 12–14
July 18–29

Counselors-in-Training (CIT) • Ages 14–16
Two-week sessions | June 27–July 8, July 11–22, July 25–August 5, August 8–19
Must submit an application; limited spaces available. Learn more >
(Members $395/session, Nonmembers $470/session)

EXTENDED-DAY OPTIONS

After Camp • 3:00–4:00 pm
Pre-registration required
$10/day or $45/week


At Church of Saint Andrew in Marblehead

Monday–Friday • 8:30 am–3:00 pm

View full session descriptions, weekly themes, & pricing in the brochure >

NATURE CAMPS

Young Explorers • Ages 5–6
July 11–15
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 5

Explorers • Ages 7–11
Sessions are divided into two groups (ages 7–8 & ages 9–11)
Counselor-to-Camper Ratio: 1 to 8
July 18–22 | Nature Sleuths
July 25–29 | Wildlife Superheroes
August 1–5 | Nature & Art

TEEN CAMPS

Counselors-in-Training (CIT) • Ages 14–16
Two-week sessions | July 11–22, July 25–August 5
Must submit an application; limited spaces available. Learn more >
(Members $395/session, Nonmembers $470/session)


What Others are Saying . . .


"Our child got in the car the first day and exclaimed 'This is the BEST CAMP EVER!'" –Camp Family

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

"My kids rated this past week at camp a 10 out of 10 and said they are already excited to return next year!" –Camp Parent