Ipswich River Day Camp | Essex Program Descriptions & Hours

Campers at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Discover the amazing coastal creatures that live at Essex County Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation, located along the Essex River. A barn will provide a unique base for our games and activities. Small group sizes allow us to provide a high-quality educational experience and a welcoming, supportive environment.

Camp Hours

  • Full Day: 9:00 am–3:00 pm

Theme Sessions (ages 7–10)

One-week sessions blend outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, games, songs, and crafts. Special activities include an Essex River cruise, Choate Island exploration, and creating nature art projects. Sessions are offered in August, and age groups and themes include:

Essex Explorers (ages 7–10)
Campers discover the amazing coastal creatures that live in a salt marsh. An artist studio barn provides a unique base for campers to play nature games and activities.

2018 Themes: Marine Mania | Ocean in Motion

What Others Are Saying...

“The camp was amazing. The content was perfect but even more so were the counselors. They were so interested in the information being given and so caring towards the children. My son had an amazing week, and even gave the counselors hugs before he left. The first day of camp, as we were driving home, he had already asked to be enrolled for next summer. Great job!”

“My son thought it was amazing and loved every minute of it! Thank you!!”