Welcome to Joppa Flats Summer Camp!

Joppa campers splashing in surf

At Joppa Flats Summer Camp, campers ages 6 to 14 explore the outdoors, play games, and do hands-on science activities. Our campers go on multiple local field trips each week to explore amazing habitats first-hand. Camp days are filled with insect catching, wildlife tracking, and experimenting with everything from flight and weather to metamorphosis and moon snail slime!


One-week sessions feature age-appropriate themes intended to deepen a child’s understanding and awareness of the natural world. Nature-based art projects, games, and cooperative challenges encourage campers’ imagination, self-expression, and connection to one another. Small group sizes ensure that campers are safe and engaged, and nurture friendships. Learn More >


We believe that children benefit most from experiential learning. For this reason, we offer campers a chance to handle live animals, do science experiments, and discuss the "how" and "why" of natural phenomena. We emphasize environmental awareness, having fun, and learning outdoors to connect campers with nature. Learn More >


Staff are carefully selected for their maturity, ability to work with children outdoors, passion for nature, and enthusiasm. All undergo background checks, are certified in CPR/First Aid/AED, and receive training in child development, risk management, and natural history prior to the start of camp. Learn More >