Family Campout: Habitat Exploration

Sponsored by Ipswich River
August 8, 2020 (Saturday) 6:00pm - 9:00am


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield MA


Volunteers; Alex Crawford - Ipswich River Field Teacher


(suitable for children 4 & up)


Adult $28.00, Child $25.00


Adult $33.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Explore the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary after hours and join us for a night of camping under the stars. Have an early dinner at home and then come with your family and your tent. We will explore nature through games and hands-on activities, set up our tents near the Barn before sundown, and tell stories after the sun sets. All campouts include an evening and a morning activity or hike and a light breakfast.

On our Habitat Exploration Campout, we will take an evening hike and roll logs to see what lives underneath, and dip strainers in the pond to catch and examine water creatures. When we return, we'll make s'mores by the campfire and listen to Native American stories. In the morning, we will look for spiderwebs, using our own nets to catch insects, and magnifying glasses to see them up close. On our return, we'll enjoy breakfast together before packing up camp.

Our campout offerings this summer:

* Owl Prowl Campout: Saturday, July 11, to Sunday, July 12

* Relaxing River Ramble Campout: Saturday, July 25, to Sunday, July 26

* Habitat Exploration Campout: Saturday, August 8, to Sunday, August 9

* Beaver Discoveries Campout: Saturday, August 29, to Sunday, August 30

Instructions and Directions:

A confirmation with a list of equipment to bring will be sent. The campout begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 8, and ends at 9:00 am on Sunday, August 9. Rain or shine. Campouts will be rescheduled only in the event of extreme weather.

Registration is required.
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact: