Joppa Flats Summer Camp is the perfect place for youth with an interest in and curiosity about the world around them. Their weekly summer themes offer a wide range of topics – everything from oceans to birds to nature art – as well as opportunities for children to experience hands-on science, discuss reasons “why” and “how” things happen, handle live animals, explore the outdoors, and create art projects to take home. Joppa Flats programs stress environmental awareness, having fun, and learning, both indoors and out. Flats Summer Camp is the perfect place for youth ages 6 to 12 with an interest in and curiosity about the world around them.
Joppa Flats Summer Camp is focused on the coastline, the Merrimack River estuary, and other local ecosystems. We visit Plum Island, the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, and Maudslay State Park in Newburyport. We work with many different local organizations to bring our campers closer to nature in the greater Merrimack Valley.
For any child who cares about animals and enjoys exploring, journaling, science experiments, and group games, Joppa Flats is the perfect mix of safe and fun indoor-outdoor learning in a camp setting. The camp is based at the Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport, with offsite field trips to theme-coordinated locations.
Half day and full day sessions are offered for kid ages 6-12, who are separated by age to create a fulfilling age-appropriate experience for the kids who attend:
- Four Seekers sessions for ages 6-8 run Tuesday-Friday, 9 am – 1:30 pm
- Three Searchers sessions for ages 9-10 run Tuesday-Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
- One Explorers session for ages 10-12 runs Tuesday-Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Scholarships are available, just call the sanctuary for an application and more info!
After Camp care sessions are also available for families that need a little more time in the day!