Welcome to Joppa Flats Summer Camp!

Joppa campers splashing in surf

This summer we continue our tradition of nature connection through play and outdoor exploration, thanks to dedicated staff and creative, hands-on programming within our inclusive and caring camp community. Camp days are filled with insect catching, wildlife tracking, and experimenting with everything from flight, to weather, to metamorphosis, to snail slime! Campers go on multiple local field trips each week to explore amazing habitats first-hand. Small group sizes nurture friendships and ensure that campers stay safe and engaged.

One-week sessions feature age-appropriate themes intended to deepen a child’s understanding and awareness of the natural world. With the guidance of their counselors, campers uncover the wildlife and beauty of local habitats, such as Maudslay State Park; the Ipswich River and Atlantic Ocean; and beyond. Learn More >

No two days are alike at camp, but this sample schedule gives an overview of daily activities and flow. 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 the ‘why’ of natural phenomena. We emphasize environmental awareness, having fun, and learning outdoors to connect campers with nature. Learn More >

Camp 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, and AED; and receive training in child development, risk management, and natural history prior to the start of camp. Learn More >