Credit: The Crane Estate

Detailed Information

SummerQuest offers children aged 4-15 unique opportunities to explore a secluded pine grove, swim in a private beach, and roam around a 2,100-acre property. Based out of the historical barn at Castle Hill, camp is within easy walking distance of a gilded age mansion, manicured gardens, and an expansive half-mile lawn. Children get outside, use creativity and curiosity to foster individual development, community, and personal connection to nature while inspiring lifelong confidence in and respect for the environment.

Weekly themes cover a wide range of topics through which SummerQuest staff of environmental educators encourage curiosity, creativity, exploration, and inquiry from each camper.

Schedule and Extended Hours

Week-long sessions are offered from late June through August. Half day morning sessions are available for children aged 4-6.

Early morning drop off at 8:00am and an extended afternoon until 5:00pm are available. An additional fee may apply.


Shuttles run to/from the Crane Estate. Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Beverly
  • Peabody
  • Gloucester
  • Salisbury
  • Ipswich

Discounts and Tuition Assistance

SummerQuest is part of The Trustees, a member-supported, nonprofit organization. Family Members receive discounted tuition rates for each camper for each week of camp. A membership can be purchased at time of registration. Members also receive admission, discounts and other benefits at more than 115 properties across Massachusetts.

Discounts are offered to families who register two or more siblings at SummerQuest.

Need-based scholarships are available. Check the website for a current form of the application that can be submitted to the camp office.


Middle School
High School
Day Camps
Extended Hours
Financial Assistance
Arts & Crafts
Community Service
Field Trips
Nature / Wildlife
Outdoor Activity
Sailing / Boating
Specialty Programs
Other Activities
Rates (Average / Day)
< $100
Rates reflect the average cost per full day for comparison purposes only.

Camp Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Contact Information
290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938

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