Welcome to Ipswich River Nature Day Camps!

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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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See our brochure for complete information about each of our camps, including session descriptions, dates, and costs.

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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)

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)

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