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Appleton Farm Camp, Ipswich

Farm + Nature Camp on an historic working farm.

Camp registration for Summer 2023 opens for Members on January 12 and for everyone on January 17.

Become a Family Member today or during registration to save $100 off each week of camp for each of your campers AND register early.

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Monday-Friday | June 27 – August 26
Full Day | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Ages 5-13
Half-Day | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Ages 4-6
CIT for Ages 15-17
Junior CIT for Age 14


With rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, vegetable gardens, an active barnyard, and historic buildings, Appleton Farms offers a uniquely immersive experience. We introduce campers to Appleton’s working farm and adventurous landscape through exciting and educational activities. Supported by an extraordinary team of talented and compassionate educators, each day at Farm Camp is infused with a special sense of wonder, new friendships, and a whole lot of fun. 

Every day campers enjoy these activities and more as they connect to the natural world and their place within it: 

  • Performing essential barnyard chores like feeding, mucking stalls, and collecting eggs 
  • Planting, watering, and weeding veggies, flowers, and herbs in the Learning Garden 
  • Cooking and tasting delicious seasonal foods from ingredients campers help to grow 
  • Hiking adventures throughout our enchanting forest, fields, and trails 
  • Farm-themed arts & crafts and science experiments 
  • Games, songs, and free play in the great outdoors! 

Our place-based practice is inspired by this exceptional property while building on The Trustees’ expertise in nature conservation, historic landscapes, regenerative agriculture, and culinary education. 

All programs will follow the 2022 Massachusetts State guidelines for Covid-19. 


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Appleton Farms Camp Parent Testimonials

Emmett can’t stop talking about Appleton Farm camp and how he wishes he could go back for another week.  He said it’s his favorite camp of the summer and we will be sure to sign up for more weeks next year.

– Appleton Farms Camp Parent

My son came home everyday full of joy and enthusiasm. He normally refuses to hike with us but came home day 1 from camp and said “guess what? We went on a hike and it was awesome!!” It was clear the counselors were incredibly imaginative and engaged- he was so motivated to find the Appleton family’s treasure and loved making the crafts!

– Appleton Farms Camp Parent

The counselors made my child very motivated and excited to go back each day.

– Appleton Farms Camp Parent

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