Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Stone bridge over water with trees in background
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield

Ipswich River Nature Camp

At Ipswich River Nature Camp, children ages 5–14 discover local habitats, connect with the natural landscape, and develop great friendships. Our knowledgeable staff encourages an educational, non-competitive camp environment for memories that will last a lifetime.

Campers canoeing at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Day Camp

Programs & Pricing

See a list of camp programs and pricing info for the upcoming summer.

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

About Camp

Learn more about our camp, daily schedule of activities, camp staff, and more.

campers with nets in meadow

Camp Policies

Find policies for all Mass Audubon camps including information on deposits, deadlines, and health.

Register for Camp

Online registration for Ipswich River Nature Camp will open on Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00 am. Registration by phone and customer support will not be available until regular business hours. Once registration opens, families may register online or by calling 978-887-9264. 

Prior to Registration

To make sure you’re prepared to register for camp, please read our registration instructions and camp policies, which include changes to pricing and membership.

Register Online

Due to overwhelming need for financial assistance, we have closed registration for Tiers 1-3. Tier 4 Registration is still available by phone only. If you are unable to pay the Tiers 4 or 5 tuition for camp, we encourage you to add your name to our waitlist. As we continue to secure funding across the state, we will open more spaces at lower tiers where possible.

Our statewide goal is to have a healthy balance of campers from all income tiers attend Mass Audubon camps in order to increase equitable access to camp for as many families as possible while still securing enough revenue to continue providing the excellent camp experience our communities have come to expect from Mass Audubon camps.

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What Others Are Saying . . .

"My children came home every day excited and wanting to go back. They learned so much and shared what animals they saw and birds they heard. They met kind new friends and really looked up to their camp counselors." —2023 Camp Family