Welcome to Ipswich River Nature Day Camps!


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Summer Camp Update

December 16, 2020

Information about summer 2021 is coming soon—including camp session dates, descriptions, and registration. If you would like to stay in the loop about all things camp, we encourage you to sign up for our camp email updates.

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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.


Locations


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