Joppa Flats Summer Camp | Philosophy & Credentials

Campers with nets and counselor

Our Philosophy

At Joppa Flats Summer Camp, we encourage children’s curiosity about nature through outdoor exploration, play, and hands-on science. Nature-based art projects, games, and cooperative challenges encourage imagination, self-expression, and campers’ connection to each other. Our 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.


Our Credentials

With more than 10 years of experience in connecting children to nature through public, school, and camp programming, Joppa Flats Education Center prides itself in running a safe, organized educational program in which each child matters. Joppa Flats Summer Camp was launched in 2010 and has expanded each year since, now with an entire summer of full-day programming.

Camp License

Our camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430) and is licensed by the Newburyport Board of Health.

American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation

We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program focuses on program quality, and health and safety, management, and camp operations. 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. Request copies of our policies >


What Others Are Saying . . .

“My children loved the hands-on learning and exploring, especially the field trips! They told me they had the best summer EVER, and that is very satisfying and gratifying to me as a parent.”—2014 Camp Parent

“Wonderful, positive staff; great job communicating schedule; and terrific local field trips!” –2015 Camp Parent