Joppa Flats Summer Camp

Dear Joppa Camp Families,

After much careful consideration, we have decided that Joppa Flats will not run a day camp in summer 2020. Getting to know you and your campers over the past years has been so wonderful. We are proud of the extraordinary program that Kirsten Lindquist and her fine staff have provided. You and your children are the biggest reason camp has been so rewarding, so thank you for being an important part of Joppa Flats Education Center. We love campers. We will miss seeing their faces this summer.

We know that Joppa camp has been a very important part of summer for your family. As an alternative, we highly recommend checking out the camp programs at Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. They have many amazing options in three camp locations on the North Shore: Topsfield, Essex, and Marblehead. Their programs fill very quickly, so we recommend planning well in advance. Registration opens for members in early January.

We will be running an April vacation camp at JoppaNature Photography for Teens (ages 13-16). There is still plenty of fun to be had for all ages at Joppa Flats during the summer, from the drop-in Meet Beach Creatures programs to Family Naturalist Cruises and more.

We are actively thinking about summer 2021 and beyond, and have not ruled out reviving a camp program at Joppa Flats in the future. We will keep you up-to-date on our plans.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at 978-462-9998. We hope to see you soon!


David Moon
Sanctuary Director
Joppa Flats Education Center