Ipswich River Nature Day Camp | Philosophy & Credentials

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

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Our Philosophy

We provide campers with a unique opportunity to learn about nature, meet new friends, and have fun! Our goal is to introduce children to nature in hopes that one day they will conserve what they have come to love and understand. Small group sizes allow us to provide a high-quality educational experience and a welcoming, supportive environment.

Our Credentials

With more than 64 years of experience in connecting children to nature through public, school, and camp programming, we pride ourselves in running a safe, organized educational program in which each child matters.

Camp License

We are licensed by the Topsfield, Marblehead, and Essex Boards of Health and comply with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation

We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program requires that we meet up to 300 standards linked to program quality, health and safety, management, and camp operations. Accreditation is voluntary and assures that camps have made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for children. Learn more about this mark of distinction.

Camp Policy Requests

At any time, you may request a copy of our staff background check, healthcare, discipline, bullying, and grievance policies.