Ipswich River Nature Camp | Camp Staff

Ipswich River Nature Campers walking on the boardwalk in summer (by Scott Santino/Mass Audubon)

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Camp Director – Scott Santino (he/his)


Scott Santino, Ipswich River Day Camp Director

North Shore Education Manager Scott Santino has been an educator and camp director at Ipswich River since 2001.

A graduate of Westfield State University, he fell in love with nature during many field labs in the wilderness of western Massachusetts. Scott develops and teaches programs for youth audiences including schools, scout groups, and families, and leads many of the camp canoe trips each summer. His two sons have participated in the Topsfield camp for many years and can’t wait to comeback each summer.


Our Camp Staff


Ipswich River Nature Camp staff take pride in offering a fun, caring, organized, and educational program. Staff are carefully selected for their competence in outdoor education and leadership. Counselors have teaching experience and a commitment to educating children about nature.

All staff are at least 18 years of age, undergo background checks, and participate in safety training (including COVID-19 protocols) prior to the start of camp. Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status is required immediately upon hire.


What Others are Saying . . .


"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