Ipswich River Nature Day Camps | Camp Staff

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Our Camp Staff

We 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.


Scott Santino, Ipswich River Day Camp Director

Camp Director – Scott Santino

Scott Santino has been Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary’s lead teacher naturalist and Camp Director 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.


Marblehead Site Director – Cori Brauer

Cori Brauer, Ipswich River Marblehead camp site director

Cori Brauer began at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in 2009 as a camp education counselor.

She holds a bachelor of science in biology and a master of science in natural resources, and she loves drawing upon her formal education to develop fun and creative activities that teach nature concepts and connection. During the school year, Cori serves as the sanctuary’s education coordinator, sharing her passion for environmental education with school groups, scouts, and families.


Essex Site Director – Stephanie Majeau

Stephanie Majeau

Stephanie Majeau has been an Education Coordinator at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary since 2016.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree in environmental studies and a master of science degree in environmental education. Stephanie has a background in both formal classroom science education as well as outdoor nature and adventure education. Most of the year Stephanie works on planning and teaching science programs for K-12 students, families, and adult visitors to the sanctuary and looks forward to meeting campers each year and a summer of leading exciting nature games and activities.