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Happy Campers
Plan your kids' summer fun

02/16/17
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



Even though we’re deep in snow, registration for many summer camps starts soon. Below, find day camps for kids looking to fill the weekday hours of summer vacation as well as overnight camps (which are listed toward the end of the guide). Some overnight camps also offer day programs (and vice versa) and many organizations offer programs in a variety of subjects (so if you can’t find what you’re looking for in dance, for example, check theater or general interest). And, as always, if you know of a great summer program not listed here, let us know at listings@hippopress.com for inclusion in our listings and in future issues.
 
Academic Enrichment
 
Breakthrough Manchester at the Derryfield School 2108 River Road, Manchester, 641-9426, breakthroughmanchester.org
What: Program offering challenging academics in the morning taught by college students, followed by extracurricular activities in the afternoon. Who: Sixth-grade students attending a Manchester middle school, with priority to those who have limited access to summer enrichment opportunities. When: Weekdays, June 26 through Aug. 4, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Cost: Free
 
The Derryfield School Academic Programs 2108 River Road, Manchester, 641-9426, derryfield.org/summer
What: Programs include day camps with activities such as the arts, sports, robot-building and other STEM programs, SAT prep, writing a college essay and more. Who: Grades 1 through 12 When: Dates and times vary. See website for details. Cost: Varies depending on the camp. Early-bird rates and limited scholarships are available.
 
Mathnasium of North Manchester Northside Plaza, 79 Bicentennial Drive, Manchester, 644-1234, mathnasium.com/northmanchester
What: Students work on individualized math learning plans with qualified instructors, review previously learned concepts, prepare for upcoming fall math courses, play fun math games and earn prizes. Who: Elementary, middle and high school students. When: Dates offered June 1 through Aug. 31. Cost: Different packages are available for 12, 16 or 20 sessions. Call for cost details.
 
Project SMART University of New Hampshire, 46 College Road, Durham, 862-3205, smart.unh.edu
What: A residential summer institute where students will study math and science using resources at UNH. Topics include biotechnology and nanotechnology, space science, and marine and environmental science. Students who complete the program will earn four UNH credits. Who: Grades 10 and 11 When: Sunday, July 2, through Friday, July 28; weekend stay not mandatory Cost: $3,700 including weekends
UNH also has programs for younger ages; see that listing in the General Interest category.
 
Art
 
Beck’s Art Express 89 Amherst St., Nashua, 566-1393, artsexpressnh.com
What: A variety of themed art camps, including Passion for Fashion, Planting the Art Seed, Wild About Art and more. Who: Ages 5 through 16 When: Sessions run two days for ages 5 through 7, three days for ages 7 and up, various weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon, dates offered July 5 through Aug. 16 Cost: $75 for two-day sessions, $115 for three-day sessions
 
Currier Art Center 180 Pearl St., Manchester, 669-6144, ext. 122, currier.org
What: Campers choose from a variety of themed art camps, including The Wild, Wild West, Treasure Island, Mythical Creatures, Transformers, Space Invaders, Penguins and Polar Bears and more. Who: Ages 5 through 12 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5 and 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 6 through 12, dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25 Cost: $285 for a full-day week, $170 for a half-day week
 
Kimball Jenkins School of Art 266 N. Main St., Concord, 225-3932, kimballjenkins.com/summer-arts-camp
What: Campers create works of art with different media, focusing on learning and fun in a historic and safe environment. Who: Ages 6 through 18 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., dates offered July 5 through Aug. 11 Cost: $255 per week ($235 for members)
 
NHIA Pre-College Summer Program New Hampshire Institute of Art, 148 Concord St., Manchester, 836-2561, nhia.edu/community-education/youth-programs/pre-college-program
What: Two-week residency program for high school students that includes college-level courses, field trips, faculty discussions and lectures by top artists. Campers will refine and expand their portfolios and can take part in mock interviews and portfolio reviews with faculty members, who will offer valuable feedback. Campers who complete the program are eligible to earn three college credits. Who: High school juniors and seniors ages 15 to 19 When: Saturday, July 8, through Friday, July 21 Cost: $2,100 plus a $30 application fee
 
Studio 550 Kids Art Camp Studio 550 Art Center, 550 Elm St., Manchester, 232-5597, 550arts.com
What: Camps for ages 7 through 10 include In the World of the Wild, where campers will use various media to explore plants and animals; and Travel the World with Art, where campers will study different native cultures and art forms. For ages 10 and up, there’s Pottery, Book Arts, Drawing and More, where campers will learn pottery wheel throwing, drawing from real life and bookbinding methods. Afternoon art classes are also available, in which students meet once a week for eight weeks and experience a mix of clay, painting, book arts, fiber arts and drawing. Who: Ages 7 and up When: Afternoon art classes run Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 4 to 5:15 p.m., beginning June 27. Sessions for other camps run Monday through Friday; morning sessions are from 10 a.m. to noon and afternoon sessions are from 1 to 3 p.m. Dates are from July 10 to July 14, July 24 to July 28, and Aug. 7 to Aug. 11 Cost: $125 per week
 
Wild Summer Camps Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, 30 Ash St., Hollis, 465-9453, wildsalamander.com
What: A variety of art camps that cover several art media working within a theme or concept. Who: Ages 3½ to 10 When: Sessions run Monday through Thursday for ages 3½ to 5, dates offered June 12 to June 15; sessions for ages 5 to 10 are available for half days or full days, beginning June 26 and continuing through early August. Cost: $150 for ages 3½ to 5; $150 per half-day week for ages 5 to 10, and $285 per full-day week
 
Dance and Gymnastics
 
Concord Dance Academy 26 Commercial St., Concord, 226-0200, concorddanceacademy.com
What: Camps teach a variety of dance styles, including tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, ballet, tumbling and musical theater. Other activities include arts and crafts, nature walks, scavenger hunts and field trips. Mini Camp is a half-day program for kids ages 3 to 5. Recreational Camp (ages 4 to 12) teaches dance with an emphasis on physical exercise and includes recreational activities. Intensive Camp (ages 8 to 13) is for serious dancers looking to challenge themselves. Who: Ages 3 through 13 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (9 a.m. to noon for Mini Camp), dates offered July 10 through July 14, and July 17 through July 21 Cost: $250 per week, $150 per week for Mini Camp; individual days available at $50 for a full day or $30 for a half day
 
Fairy Tale Dance Camp Dimensions in Dance, 84 Myrtle St., Manchester, 668-4196, dimensionsindance.com
What: A fun and creative camp in which each day has a different fairy tale theme. Campers will enjoy daily dance classes, crafts, games, activities, stories and creative role play. Previous dance experience is not required. Who: Ages 3 to 6 When: Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $175 regular tuition; $150 if registered by Feb. 25.
 
New England Gymnastics Training Center Gym & Swim Camps 5 Tracy Lane, Hudson, 880-8482, negtc.com
What: Campers will learn the basics of gymnastics and take part in arts and crafts, swimming, basketball and other theme week activities. Who: Ages 4+ When: Sessions offered by week, day or half-day, Monday through Friday, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 25 Cost: $55 per full day, $225 per full-day week
 
Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater 19 Harvey Road, Bedford, 637-4398, snhdt.org
What: Programs include the Princess Camp (girls ages 3 through 5), the Young Dancers’ Program (ages 6 through 12) for beginner and intermediate dancers, and a three-week Summer Intensive (ages 10+) for serious dancers looking to challenge themselves. Who: Girls ages 3 and up When: Sessions run various days/weeks from Tuesday, June 19, through Friday, Sept. 1 Cost: $150 for Princess Camp, $170 for Young Dancers; Intensive ranges from $550 to $1,150, depending on number of weeks.
 
Summer Dance Camp Dimensions in Dance, 84 Myrtle St., Manchester, 668-4196, dimensionsindance.com
What: Campers will have daily dance classes, including ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, acro-jazz, theatre and stretching, as well as crafts, games and other activities. A field trip to an aerial silks class is included. Previous dance experience is not required. Who: Ages 7 to 12 When: Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $270 regular tuition; $240 if registered by Feb. 25.
 
Summer Dance Intensive Dimensions in Dance, 84 Myrtle St., Manchester, 668-4196, dimensionsindance.com
What: A professional dance intensive offering high-caliber classes from faculty and prestigious guest teachers. Dancers will have several daily classes, including ballet, pointe, variations, jazz, modern, lyrical, theatre dance, acro-jazz, stretching, yoga and pilates. Field trips will include an aerial silks class and water ballet. Previous dance experience is required. Who: Ages 11 and up When: Sessions are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered July 31 through Aug. 4, and Aug. 7 through Aug. 11 Cost: Early-bird registration is $340 for one week and $620 for two weeks through Feb. 25; regular tuition is $365 for one week and $650 for two weeks.
 
Tri-Star Gymnastics & Dance 66 Third St., Dover, 749-5678, tristargymnh.com
What: Camp features gymnastics, gym games, swimming, arts and crafts, reading/movie time and field trips. Who: Ages 6 to 13 When: Camp days run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25 Cost: $175/week, $48/day. There is a 10-percent discount for siblings and for registrants who sign up for four weeks or more. Free extended care options are available from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m.
 
Tumble Town Gymnastics 444 E. Industrial Park Drive, Unit 10, Manchester, 641-9591, tumbletownnh.com
What: Camps offer gymnastics instruction for girls of all ability levels, from beginner to competitive. Who: Girls ages 5 and up When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., dates offered July 17 through July 21 and Aug. 14 through Aug. 18 Cost: $50/day, $180/week; 50-percent discounts for siblings are available
 
General Interest
 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire Locations in Concord, Franklin, Hopkinton, Laconia, Suncook and Warner, 224-1061, centralnhclubs.org
What: Centers offer general camps and specialty camps, including Kinder Camp, Sports Camp, Art Camp and Adventure Camp. All camps include field trips, games, arts and crafts, swimming and more. Who: Grades K to 8 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25 Cost: Ranges from $90 to $175 per week
 
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua 1 Positive Place, Nashua; Camp Doucet, Ridge Road, Nashua; 883-1074, bgcn.com/programs/camp-programs
What: Campers at Kids Club Summer Camp (ages 5 through 10) will participate in field trips, math and English classes, cooking, arts and crafts, science, dance, computers and cognitive art, and will have access to game tables, an outdoor playground and gym time. Activities at Camp Doucet (ages 6 through 13) include swimming, outdoor adventures, athletics, arts and crafts, field trips and more. Who: Ages 5 through 13; membership required. When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Kids Club, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for Doucet, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 25 Cost: Call for details.
 
Boys & Girls Club of Manchester Camp Foster, Kidz Camp and Summer teen program, 54 Camp Allen Road, Bedford; Union Street Clubhouse, 555 Union St., Manchester; 625-5031, begreatmanchester.org
What: Activities at Camp Foster include swimming, playground time, arts and crafts, field games, athletics, hiking, boating and canoeing. Campers at Kidz Kamp (grades K and 1) and in the summer teen program (grades 8 through 12) will participate in similar activities and attend Camp Foster each afternoon. Who: Grades K through 12; membership required ($25). When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, dates offered June 14 through Aug. 25 Cost: Ranges from $130 to $135 per week
 
Camp Connect 555 Auburn St., Manchester, hosted by Easter Seals, 621-3437, eastersealsnh.org
What: Campers will learn social and communication skills, team-building and behavior management. Who: Children ages 5 to 17 affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., dates offered July 3 through Aug. 18 Cost: $375/week. Scholarships may be available.
 
Camp Kettleford 56 Camp Allen Road, Bedford, hosted by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, 888-474-9686, girlscoutsgwm.org
What: Set on 30 wooded acres on the shore of Sebbins Pond, this traditional day camp features swimming, boating, archery, cooking out, horseback riding, day trips and more. Who: Girls in grades K to 12 When: Camp runs Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18. Overnights/extended stays available at additional costs on Wednesdays, June 28, July 12, July 26 and Aug. 9. Cost: Sessions start at $205/week. Financial aid available for families who qualify and free bus transportation is available.
 
Camp Lincoln 67 Ball Road, Kingston, 642-3361, ymcacamplincoln.org, hosted by Southern District YMCA, sdymca.org
What: Activities at the traditional day camps include swimming, sports, nature exploration, arts and crafts, archery, boating, ropes courses, pottery and mountain biking. Campers at overnight adventure trips camp (ages 11 to 15) will spend five days and nights visiting beaches, mountains and urban areas. Specialty camps (grades 4 through 8) are offered for cooking, jewelry-making, fishing, golf and more. Who: Age 3 through grade 9 When: Sessions run various days/weeks from June through August. See website for details. Cost: Sessions start at $235/week.
 
Camp Mowkawogan Camp Spaulding, 210 Bog Road, Concord, hosted by Concord Family YMCA, 290-7001, concordymca.org
What: Traditional camp with boating, swimming, science, music, sports, arts and crafts, nature awareness and more. Who: Grades 1 through 8 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., dates offered June 29 through Aug. 25 Cost: Ranges from $110 to $165, depending on number of days and camper’s membership status.
 
Camp Ponemah Hampshire Hills Athletic Club, 50 Emerson Road, Milford, 673-7123, ext. 272, hampshirehills.com
What: Day camps feature a zipline, rock wall, playground, track, swimming, sports, crafts, field trips, games, performances and more. Who: Age 2 (potty-trained) through grade 10 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; sessions for ages 3 through 5 run Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25 Cost: Varies, depending on camper’s age, membership status and the session duration.
 
Camp Seawood 350 Banfield Road, Portsmouth, hosted by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, 888-474-9686, girlscoutsgwm.org
What: Set among pine forests, wetlands and wildlife, this traditional day camp features archery, cooking out, horseback riding, day trips, nature hikes and more. Who: Girls in grades K through 12 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered July 26 through Aug. 18.; overnight/extended stay available on Wednesdays, June 28, July 12, July 26 and Aug. 9. Cost: Sessions start at $205/week. Financial aid available for families who qualify and free bus transportation is available.
 
Camp Souhegan Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford, 672-1002, svbgc.org
What: Campers explore leadership, sports and recreation, education and career development, health and cultural arts through traditional camp activities. Who: Grades 1 through 12; membership required ($35 annual fee) When: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from June 19 to Aug. 25. Cost: Ranges from $80 to $220 per week.
 
Concord Parks and Recreation New Heights Community Center, 14 Canterbury Road, Concord, 225-8690, concordnh.gov
What: Traditional day camps featuring arts and crafts, swimming, games and more are Kids Camp (grades 1 and 2) and Rec Camp (grades 3 through 5). Rec Camp also includes occasional field trips. Campers at Adventure Camp (grades 6 through 8) will go on four-day trips to beaches, theme parks, hiking and kayaking destinations and more. Specialty camps for various sports, cooking, farming, Lego and video are also offered. Who: Ages 2 through 16 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., dates offered June 19 through Aug. 11 Cost: $136/week for Kids Camp, $141/week for Rec Camp, $164 for Adventure Camp. See website for speciality camp rates.
 
Cub Scout Day Camps Various locations in Marlborough, Rochester, Portsmouth and Nashua; hosted by Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America, 625-6431, nhscouting.org
What: Campers will enjoy a week’s worth of outdoor sports activities, including archery, BB shooting, water sports and more. Special events are also held throughout the week. Who: Boys entering grades 1 through 5 When: Sessions are held Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at varying weeks, depending on the camp location, from June 26 to June 30 in Portsmouth (550 Peverly Hill Road), from July 10 to July 14 in Rochester (72 Lafayette St.), from July 24 to July 28 in Marlborough (41 Fitch Ct.), and from Aug. 14 to Aug. 18 in Nashua (132 Ridge Road). Cost: $155/week per camper before March 15; $180/week after March 15
 
Eagle Camp & Challenger Series Portsmouth Christian Academy, 20 Seaborne Drive, Dover, 742-3617, pcaschool.org/summer
What: PCA camps focus on helping campers reach their intellectual, artistic, physical and spiritual potential. Eagle Camp (preschool to grade 8) is a traditional day camp with themes like Wild West, Christmas in July, Top Chef and more. Campers will enjoy weekly trips to Long Sands Beach in York, Maine, and swimming lessons and open swim times at The Works in Somersworth twice a week. The Challenger Series offers a variety of speciality camps for music, academics and sports. Who: Preschool and up When: Eagle Camp sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (half-day option available), dates offered June 19 through Aug. 11; See website for dates and times of Challenger Series. Cost: ranges from $180 to $230 per week, depending on the age group; see website for Challenger Series rates.
 
Imagine Camps New Morning Schools, 23 Back River Road, Bedford, 669-3591, newmorningschools.com
What: Campers will enjoy daily STEM experiments and exploration, a Lego club, gym games, sports skills and drills, studio art projects, fitness challenges and more. Preschool summer camps are also available, which include daily opportunities for games, crafts, songs and outdoor fun. Who: Grades K through 6; preschool camp is for children ages 3 through 5 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for preschool camp; dates are from June 12 through Aug. 25 Cost: $200/week or $50/day, plus extended care fees
 
Manchester Fun in the Sun JFK Memorial Coliseum, Livingston Park (Dorrs Pond House), and Piscataquog River Park, hosted by Manchester Parks & Recreation, 665-6817, Manchesternh.gov/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation/Programs/Youth-Programs
What: Day camp includes playground activities, arts and crafts, swimming, local field trips, sports and special event days. Who: Manchester residents ages 6 through 12 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., dates offered June 10 to Aug. 17 Cost: Free
 
Melody Pines Day Camp 510 Corning Road, Manchester, 669-9414, melodypines.com
What: Traditional day camp with activities like swimming, boating, water skiing, archery, arts and crafts, frisbee golf, treasure hunts and more. Who: Ages 5 through 13 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25. Cost: $215 per week
 
Nashua Parks and Recreation Various Nashua locations, 589-3370, nashuanh.gov/534/Summer-Camps
What: Camps for art, photography, cooking, cheerleading, field hockey, soccer, football, baseball, swimming, track and field, volleyball and tennis. Who: Ages 5 and up When: Full-day camps run Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; half-day camps run from 9 a.m. to noon. Dates offered are June 26 through Aug. 11 Cost: Average of $90 for Nashua residents and $130 for non-residents; cost varies by camp
 
Naticook Summer Day Camp Wasserman Park, 116 Naticook Road, Merrimack, hosted by Merrimack Parks & Recreation, 882-1046, merrimackparksandrec.org/naticook.html
What: Campers enjoy swimming, boating, drama, group games, archery, nature exploration, sports, arts and crafts, special events and more. Who: Ages 5 through 14 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18. Cost: $210/week for residents, $260/week for non-residents
 
New Hampshire SPCA New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Learning Center, 104 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham, 772-2921, nhspca.org
What: Campers will interact with animals and participate in service projects, crafts, games and more. Who: Ages 6 through 15 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (half days for ages 6 through 8 are 9 a.m. to noon, or 1 to 4 p.m.), offered various weeks from June 26 through Aug. 25 Cost: $195/week for half-day camps and $295/week for full-day camps
 
New Morning Schools Preschool & Kindergarten Summer Camp New Morning Schools, 23 Back River Road, Bedford, 669-3591, newmorningschools.com 
What: Campers will enjoy days filled with games, songs, crafts and outdoor fun. Each week has a specific theme, including Fun in the Sun, Sports all Around Us, Shark Week, Little Scientists and more. Who: Ages 3 to 6 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., dates offered June 12 through Aug. 25 Cost: $200 per weekly session. Extended after hours care is also available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 
Pelham Parks & Recreation Pelham Veterans Memorial Park, 109 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Pelham; Elmer G. Raymond Memorial Park Lodge, 35 Keyes Hill Road, Pelham, 635-2721, pelhamweb.com/recreation
What: Summer Camp (ages 6 through 14, Veterans Park) and Tots Summer Playground Camp (ages 3 through 5, Raymond Park) feature activities like nature walks, arts and crafts, games, treasure hunts, mock Olympics, water play, field trips, mountain biking, kayaking and swimming. Who: Ages 3 through 14 When: Summer Camp sessions run Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Tots Camp runs Tuesday/Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dates offered July 6 through Aug. 17; Cost: Ranges from $235 to $450, depending on camper’s age, residency and the session duration
 
Strawbery Banke Museum Camps 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, 422-7541, strawberybanke.org
What: Campers will explore the 10-acre outdoor history museum and participate in activities led by professional crafters, archaeologists, character role-players, curators and historians. This year’s themes include Stories Alive (for ages 5 to 8), History Alive (for ages 6 to 8), Crafty Kids (for ages 8 to 10), History in Play (for ages 9 to 11), All Hands on Deck (for ages 9 to 12), Blast to the Past (for ages 9 to 12), Uncovering the Past (for ages 10 to 13), and Junior Roleplayers (for ages 12 to 17) Who: Ages 5 to 17 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (9 a.m. to noon for half-day camps), offered various weeks from June 26 through Aug. 19. Cost: Ranges from $150 to $600, depending on the camp and the camper’s membership status
 
Summer Quest at World Academy 138 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, 888-1982, worldacademynh.com
What: Programs intended to nurture a child’s wonder by encouraging creativity, imagination and exploration. Who: Infants through grade 5 When: Two-week sessions run Monday through Friday, beginning in June Cost: Varies depending on hours/days attended. Call for details.
 
UNH Youth Programs and Camps University of New Hampshire, Thompson Hall, 105 Main St., Durham, 862-7227, learnforlife.unh.edu/youth-programs
What: More than 30 programs offered for academic enrichment, creative arts, athletics, STEM and traditional camp recreation. See website for a full list. Who: Grades 1 through 12 When: Various dates/times from June through August Cost: Varies
 
YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown Branch of The Granite YMCA, 116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown, 497-4663, graniteymca.org/daycamp
What: Camp Halfmoon (ages 6 to 10) and Camp Quartermoon (ages 4 and 5) feature activities like archery, swimming, creative arts, sports and field trips to state parks and beaches. In Adventure Camp (ages 10 to 17), campers will participate in outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and more. In Discovery Camp (ages 6 to 11), campers will care for a garden, do STEM activities and go on field trips to state parks. At Teen Road Trip Camp (ages 11 to 15), campers will travel to fun attractions around northern New England. There are also gymnastics camps (ages 4 to 18) and tennis camps (ages 6 to 15). Who: Ages 4 to 18 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, offered various dates from June 12 through Sept. 1 Cost: Varies. Call for details.
 
YMCA of Downtown Manchester Branch of The Granite YMCA, 30 Mechanic St., Manchester, 623-3558, graniteymca.org/daycamp
What: Sports camps include track and field, basketball, flag football and all-star soccer. Culinary camps include Junior Chefs, Cooking Across the Globe and Dessert of the Day. Other camps include Jewelry Making, Discovering the Arts and Camp Namoskeag. At Teen Road Trip Camp (ages 11 to 15), campers will travel to fun attractions around northern New England. At Camp Kaleidoscope (ages 3 to 5), campers will enjoy gardening, camping, creative arts, math discoveries, cooking and more. Who: Ages 3 to 15 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 12 through Sept. 1. Cost: Varies. Call for details.
 
YMCA of Greater Londonderry Branch of The Granite YMCA, 206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 437-9622, graniteymca.org/daycamp
What: Camp Pa-Gon-Ki is a traditional day camp featuring creative arts, fort-building, archery, swimming, sports, theater, nature and adventure. Camps for teens include a trip camp, where campers will travel to fun attractions around New England, and a leadership development program. There will also be half-day skill development specialty camps (grades 1 through 5) including flag football, lacrosse, FIT camp and multi-sports offered at Griffin Park in Windham. Who: Ages 5 to 16 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25 Cost: Varies. Call for details.
 
YMCA of Greater Nashua Nashua YMCA Branch, 24 Stadium Drive, Nashua, 882-2011; Merrimack YMCA Branch, 6 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack, 881-7778; Camp Sargent, 141 Camp Sargent Road, Merrimack, 880-4845; nmymca.org
What: Camp Sargent (5 to 16) is held on Lake Naticook and includes a traditional day camp and a variety of specialty camps. The Merrimack Branch day camps include Young Explorers (age 3 through grade K), a creative arts camp called Camp Create (grades 1 through 6), and specialty sports camps (grades 1 through 6). The Nashua Branch day camps include Little Investigators (ages 3 through 5), Camp Create (ages 3 through 5, grades 6 through 12), The Quest teen camp (ages 12 through 16), and The Guides leadership camp (grades 9 and 10). Who: Ages 3+ When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 3 through 5), dates offered June 19 through Sept. 1. Single days are also available for select weeks. Cost: Varies. See website for details.
 
YMCA of the Seacoast Branch of The Granite YMCA, 550 Peverly Hill Road, Portsmouth, 431-2334, graniteymca.org/daycamp
What: Camp Gundalow (ages 5 to 13) features nature exploration, swimming, a ropes course, sports, creative arts, dancing, fort-building, team-building activities, archery and more. There is a modified Camp Gundalow program for kids ages 3 and 4, with full-day and half-day options. There is also a four-week Leader in Training program for teens, introducing them to becoming leaders through effective communication, team-building and behavior management techniques. Who: Ages 5 to 16 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 12 through Aug. 25 Cost: Varies. Call for details.
 
YMCA of Strafford County Branch of The Granite YMCA, 35 Industrial Way, Rochester; Camp Coney Pine, 49 Lowell St., Rochester; 332-7334, graniteymca.org/daycamp
What: Camp Coney Pine (ages 5 to 16) includes archery, creative arts, dance, group games, a ropes course, swimming, sports, fort-building and more. Camp Cocheco (ages 5 to 14) includes sports, creative arts, games, STEM activities, dance, and field trips to Camp Coney Pine for swimming, the ropes course and more outdoor fun. Camp Tenderfoot (ages 4 and 5) is a new program that offers daily activities including creative arts, music, games and more on a modified day camp schedule. Who: Ages 4 to 16 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, dates offered June 19 through Sept. 1 Cost: Varies. Call for details.
 
Media and Writing
 
Londonderry Access Center Media Camps 281 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 432-1100, lactv.com
What: At Beginner Media Camp, campers will learn all aspects of video production, produce their own TV shows, and have a screening for friends and families at the end of the session. Who: Grades 5 through 8 When: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., dates are from July 10 to 21 (participants must be able to attend the entire camp). Cost: $55 for the two weeks.
 
National Writing Project in New Hampshire Camps for Young Writers Locations in Plymouth, Laconia, Meredith, and Concord, NWPNHwritingcamp@gmail.com, plymouth.edu/outreach/nwpnh/writing-camps
What: Campers will develop their writing through craft lessons, prompts and other exercises. Guest speakers, author visits, museum trips, art projects and theater workshops may be included. Sessions conclude with a showcase of the campers’ writing for family and friends. A residential camp for high school students is offered on the Plymouth State University campus. Who: Grades 3 through 12 When: Sessions run various dates in July and August Cost: $150 for half-day camps, $250 for full-day camps; residential camp ranges from $575 to $1,100 depending on the duration.
 
Music
 
Concord Community Music School 23 Wall St., Concord, 228-1196, ccmusicschool.org
What: Campers at Creative Arts Camp (grades 1 through 6) will engage in music, movement, visual art activities, and indoor and outdoor games. Summer Jam Camp (instrumentalists ages 10 and up) features a variety of workshops, including performance skills, recording technique, improvisation and ensemble playing, as well as instrumental classes for percussion, winds, guitar, piano and bass. Who: Grades 1 and up When: Creative Arts sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., offered July 17 through July 21, and July 24 through July 28; Jam Camp dates and times TBA Cost: TBA
 
Lake Winni Music Camp Geneva Point Center Campground, Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough, 284-6550, nhisom.org/camp
What: Overnight music and recreational camp for beginner to advanced musicians offers instruction in classical, jazz, pop, rock, folk and vocal music in a non-competitive environment. Campers also enjoy kayaking, swimming and outdoor games. Who: Ages 10 through 18 When: Sessions run Sunday through Saturday, offered July 23 through July 29, and Aug. 6 through Aug. 12 Cost: $775 (includes all meals, lodging and music instruction)
 
Manchester Community Music School 2291 Elm St., Manchester, 644-4548, mcmusicschool.org
What: Programs include a beginning musical exploration, chamber groups that focus on musicianship skills, camps that work on building jazz techniques and composition using Apple’s GarageBand, and a musical theater camp, in which students write, choreograph and perform their own musical. Who: Ages 4 to 18 When: Varying dates and times in July and August, depending on the program. Cost: Varies. See website for details.
 
Nashua Community Music School Nashua Millyard, 5 Pine St. Ext., Nashua, 881-7030, nashuacms.org
What: Programs include a Rock Band Camp (ages 10 through 16), Broadway Week musical theater camp (ages 8 through 12), Intro to Piano & Percussion (ages 6 through 11), Music Around the World multicultural music camp (ages 4 through 7 for campers and 7 through 12 for counselors), Young Composers music composition camp (ages 9 through 13), and Strings Week for Guitar/Ukulele and Violin (ages 8 through 15). Who: Ages 4 through 16 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, various times, dates offered July 10 through Aug. 18 Cost: Ranges from $140 to $220, depending on the camp
 
Walden School Young Musicians Program Dublin School, 18 Lehmann Way, Dublin, 415-648-4710, waldenschool.org/young-musicians-program
What: Five-week residency camp where campers will take part in musicianship and composition classes, composer forums, The Walden School Chorus, dances, swim trips, mountain hikes and open-mike nights. Who: Ages 9 through 18 When: Saturday, July 1, through Sunday, Aug. 6 Cost: $7,900 plus $50 application fee. Financial aid available for families who qualify.
 
Nature
 
Beaver Brook Nature Camps 117 Ridge Road, Hollis, 465-7787, beaverbrook.org
What: Campers will explore, learn and play outside, building forts in the forest, catching frogs, cooking at the campfire, hiking, drawing, learning survival skills and more. Who: Preschool through grade 9 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., dates offered June 26 through Aug. 11 Cost: Starts at $210
 
Camp Lovewell The Nature of Things, 10 Groton Road, Nashua, 881-4815, camplovewell.com
What: Campers will enjoy hiking, field games and sports, swimming, skits and songs, kayaking, arts and crafts, a ropes course and more. A horseback riding package is also available. Who: Ages 5 through 14 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 25 Cost: Ranges from $160 to $290 per week, depending on camper’s age and the length of the day
 
Educational Farm Camp Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, 174 Joppa Hill Road, Bedford, 472-4724, theeducationalfarm.org
What: Campers will learn about animals, check for eggs, work in the garden, take nature hikes and help with farm chores. Who: Ages 4 through 11 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, half days for ages 4 and 5, full days for ages 6 through 11, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18 Cost: $130/half-day week, $240/full-day week
Environmental Science Camps Science and Nature Explorations, Branch of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Service, 39 Granny Howe Road, Chichester, and Sewalls Falls, Concord, 798-3105, nhsciencecamp.org
What: At the Summer Safari camp (open to middle school students), campers will discover nature by exploring wild New Hampshire habitats. A sports-themed camp offering whitewater kayaking lessons is available for ages 13 and up, where campers will learn skills while engaging beginner rapids on the Merrimack River. Who: Grades 6 and up When: Summer Safari program runs Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., throughout July and August. Whitewater rafting program runs on a custom schedule with 10 hours on the water, throughout July and August. Cost: $199/week for Summer Safari, $199 per person or $249 per pair for whitewater rafting
 
Lake Discovery Camp New Hampshire Boat Museum, 399 Center St., Wolfeboro Falls, 569-4554, nhbm.org
What: A hands-on adventure camp that involves boating, science, water ecology, aquatic life, local history and arts and crafts. Who: Grades K through 6 When: Discovery sessions are held Monday, July 24, and Tuesday, July 25, for grades K through 2, and Wednesday, July 26, through Friday, July 28, for grades 3 through 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. (until 1 p.m. on Friday) Cost: Discovery is $18/day ($15/day for members)
 
New Hampshire Audubon Nature Day Camps McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord; Massabesic Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn; 224-9909, nhaudubon.org
What: Programs include a half-day Wonders Camp for ages 4 and 5; Discovery Camp (ages 6 through 9), featuring hikes, crafts, storytelling, games and live animal presentations; Explorers Camp (ages 10 through 12), which includes field trips, hiking, swimming and conservation projects; and Leaders-in-Training (ages 13 through 15) for teens interested in building leadership skills and becoming camp counselors in the future. Who: Ages 4 through 15 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (9 a.m. to noon for Wonders Camp), dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18. Cost: Ranges from $130 to $325, depending on the camp and camper’s membership status
 
Second Nature Farm Camp The Nature of Things, 10 Groton Road, Nashua, 881-4815, camplovewell.com
What: Designed for animal and outdoor lovers, this camp introduces participants to the daily routine of a real working farm. Campers will learn about sustainability, healthy food, gardening and composting, humane treatment of barn animals and more. Who: Ages 6 through 14 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 25 Cost: $285/week. Extended care is also available at an additional cost.
 
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center 534 Route 3, Holderness, 968-7194, nhnature.org
What: Nature and animal-themed camps are offered, including a Wilderness Survival program, a Junior Animal Keeper program and more. Who: Ages 4 to 14 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18 Cost: Ranges from $160 to $300 per week, depending on the program.
 
WildQuest Camp Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, 366-5695, prescottfarm.org
What: Campers will participate in nature activities, animal and plant identification, arts and crafts, quests, games and hands-on learning. Who: Ages 4 through 15 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25 Cost: Ranges from $100 to $240, depending on the camp and camper’s membership status
 
Science
 
Brainwave Summer Camp The Nature of Things, 10 Groton Road, Nashua, 881-4815, camplovewell.com
What: A variety of STEAM day camps with themes such as computer programming, Lego robotics, Minecraft, stop-motion animation, stock market simulations and live-action role-playing. Who: Ages 5 through 14 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 25 Cost: $350/week, price includes all supplies. Extended care is also available at an additional cost.
 
Camp Invention Locations in Bedford, Merrimack, Amherst and Manchester, 800-968-4332, campinvention.org
What: Program immerses elementary school children in hands-on STEM activities that reinvent summer fun, led by local educators. Campers can choose a camp where they make their own robotic cricket, design and operate their own virtual park, invent things at a maker studio or test experiments in a lab. Who: Grades K through 6 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, beginning in June Cost: Ranges from $225 to $255, depending on the camp location
 
Camp Summer Science SEE Science Center, 200 Bedford St., Manchester, 669-0400, see-sciencecenter.org
What: Campers at Camp Summer Science will explore four topics, including Lights and Optics, Energy, Exhibit Design & Prototype, and Reverse Engineering, through hands-on activities. Who: Grades 3 through 6 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered July 17 to July 21, or July 24 to July 28 Cost: $215 per camper (includes activities, snacks and a camp T-shirt). An early-bird special of $200 is also available for campers who register before May 15.
 
iD Tech Program Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 N. River Road, Manchester; Dartmouth College, 10 N. Main St., Hanover, 888-709-8324, iDtech.com
What: Campers will learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model 3-D characters, build websites, print 3-D models and more. Who: Ages 6 through 18; a girls-only camp for ages 10 through 15 is also offered. When: Dates and times very. Both day and overnight options are available. See website for details. Cost: Call for details.
 
LEtGO Your Mind STEM Programs Various NH locations, 731-8047, letgoyourmind.com
What: Campers explore STEM subjects through activities with Lego bricks, motors, simple machine elements, robotics, stop-motion animation and programming Minecraft. Who: Ages 4 through 14 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18. Half days from 9 a.m. to noon are also available for kids ages 4 and 5. Cost: Ranges from $310 to $325 per week; half days are $160 per week
 
Manchester Community College Camps 1066 Front St., Manchester, 206-8161, manchestercc.edu
What: A variety of art, science and technology camps. In the college’s Child Development Center (for grades 1 through 4), Camp Construct offers a week of building with different materials. Art Camp allows children to express themselves through painting, collage and 3-D art. Science Camp explores geology, biology and chemistry with hands-on learning. Camps for grades 5 through 8 explore STEM-related topics such as robotics, engineering and manufacturing for full days, and animation, video game design and app design using Minecraft for half-days. Who: Grades 1 through 8 (varies depending on the camp) When: Sessions for grades 1 through 4 run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning July 10; for grades 5 through 8, full-day sessions run Monday through Thursday, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., beginning July 10, and half-day sessions run Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $180 per week for grades 1 through 4, $150 per camp for grades 5 through 8
 
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center 2 Institute Drive, Concord, 217-7827, starhop.com
What: Campers will learn about astronomy, aviation and Earth science through hands-on activities and adventures. This year’s seven themes are Engineering Extravaganza, Solar System Space Commanders, Junior Flyers, Robots!, 3-2-1 Blast-Off!, Suns and Stars, and Destination: Earth. Who: Ages 5 to 14 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m., depending on the program. Dates offered are June 26 to Aug. 11 (no programs during the week of July 4). Cost: Ranges from $155 to $295 per week, depending on the program
 
Seacoast Science Center 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, 436-8043, ext. 16, seacoastsciencecenter.org
What: In Treks for Tots (ages 3 through 5) and Seaside Safari (grades K through 5), campers will explore the seven different habitats in Odiorne Point State Park as well as the live animal exhibits and hands-on exhibits in the center to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Safari Stewards (grades 6 through 8) is a field trip program. Each session will have its own theme. See website for details. Who: Pre-K through grade 8 When: Sessions for Treks and Seaside Safari run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (half-day option available for Treks), dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25. First and last weeks have a single-day option; dates for Safari Stewards vary. Cost: $320/week ($290/week for members)
 
Sports
 
ACE Multi-Sport Camp The Nature of Things, 10 Groton Road, Nashua, 881-4815, camplovewell.com
What: Designed for youth athletes, this program introduces campers to a wide array of sports while building agility, skills, knowledge of game rules and positions, teamwork, sportsmanship and confidence. Who: Ages 6 through 12 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered July 10 through July 14, and July 17 through July 21 Cost: $195/week. Extended care is also available at an additional cost.
 
The British are Coming Soccer Camp Livingston Park, Manchester, hosted by Manchester North Soccer League, 617-851-0428, mnsl.org/camps
What: Campers of all ability levels will receive instruction from British soccer coaches. Techniques covered include dribbling, shooting, passing, heading, and trapping ground and air balls. The camp will progress from fundamental drills to a game situation. Who: Ages 5 through 15 When: Monday, July 31, through Friday, Aug. 4, and Monday, Aug. 7, through Friday, Aug. 11 full-day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., half-day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $125 per half-day week, $175 per full-day week
 
Caramba Skills Camp Locations in Raymond, Concord, Nashua, Chichester and Atkinson, 496-3579, soccerskillscamp.org
What: Soccer program specializes in skill development for goaltenders, defenders, midfielders and strikers. Players are divided by age for the first half of the day, then by ability level for the second half. A high school preseason camp is also offered. Who: Grades 1 through 8 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, times vary depending on the location (half-day option available), dates offered July 24 through Aug. 11 Cost: $210/week
 
Challenger Sports Soccer Camps Various NH locations, 401-864-8880, challengersports.com
What: Campers will develop core soccer skills and understanding of the game as well as sportsmanship and leadership skills. Programs include British Soccer Camp and Tetra Brazil Camp. Who: All ages When: Sessions run Monday to Friday Cost: Ranges from $55 to $250, depending on the camp
Fisher Cats Baseball & Softball Camps Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester, 641-2005, nhfishercats.com
What: New Hampshire Fisher Cats players and coaches will teach campers the fundamentals of the game, including throwing, fielding, hitting and pitching. Separate softball instruction will be provided as well. Sessions end with a camper-vs.-camper game and an autograph session with the instructors. Who: Ages 6 through 15 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and are offered April 24 through April 28; June 19 through June 23; July 24 through July 28; July 31, Aug. 1, 3 & 4; and Aug. 14 through Aug. 18 Cost: $125/week. Includes a T-shirt, tickets to a Fisher Cats game and the opportunity to be on the field for the national anthem. Week of July 31 through Aug. 4 is $110. Family discount rates are also available at $100 for each additional participant
 
Foster’s Golf Camp Derryfield Park, 581 Bridge St., Manchester, 622-1553, fostersgolfcamp.com
What: Campers travel to different par-3 courses and participate in practice clinics, chipping and putting contests, time on the driving range and at least nine holes of golf with instruction. Trophies and certificates are awarded at the end of the session. Who: Ages 7 to 16 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25 Cost: $295/week
 
Gelinas Farm Horse Camp 471 4th Range Road, Pembroke, 225-7024, gelinasfarm.com
What: Each camper is assigned a horse for the day. Activities include preparing the barns for the horses, grooming, tacking and riding, with the help of instructors. Campers will also learn about horse health, barn management and safety. Who: Ages 8 through 12 When: Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21 Cost: $350 for the full week
 
Go Ninja Camps Bare Knuckle Murphy’s Boxing Gymnasium, 163 Lake Ave., Manchester, 623-6066, goninja.us
What: Go Ninja campers will explore the worlds of aerial arts, circus arts and martial arts while focusing on their areas of interest. Five tracks are available to choose from: Aerial Circus Arts, Parkour, Martial Arts, Healthy Habits for Health, Bodies, Food & Fun Functional Fitness, and the “Be the Champ” Boxing Camp for beginners Who: Ages 6 through 16 of all ability and fitness levels When: Sessions run Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with dates offered July 10 through July 21. Cost: $350 per week, $375 after May 31. A 10-percent discount is available for each additional family member.
 
Hampshire Hills Sports Camps Hampshire Hills Athletic Club, 50 Emerson Road, Milford, 673-7123, ext. 272, hampshirehills.com
What: Weeklong half-day specialty sports camps instructed by certified professionals help campers improve their skills in a variety of sports. Who: Ages 3 and up When: Camps and dates TBA on Hampshire Hills website in March. Cost: Camps start around $80.
 
In the Net Sports Academy Various NH locations, 429-0592, inthenetsportsacademy.com
What: A variety of sports camps, including soccer, Sk8, football, running, field hockey, golf, tennis and lacrosse. Who: Ages 3 through high school When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, with half-day, full-day, evening and overnight options. Dates TBA Cost: Call for details.
 
Junior Fitness Camp Executive Health and Sports Center, 1 Executive Way, Manchester, 624-9300, ext. 206, ehsc.com
What: Campers receive instruction in tennis, golf and basketball and will take classes in yoga, Zumba and healthy eating. They also participate in group exercise classes, arts and crafts, team games and outdoor pool. Who: Ages 5 through 13 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18 Cost: $249 for members and $310 for non-members for full days; $125 for members and $165 for non-members for half days. Daily drop-off rates are also available.
 
Nike Basketball Camps Locations in Hampton, Manchester and Nashua, 800-645-3226, ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike
What: Camp for basketball players who want to improve their skills. Includes lectures, team games and daily emphasis on fundamental development. Who: Co-ed ages 8 through 16; a girls-only Spartans basketball camp for ages 8 through 16 is also offered in Hampton. When: Sessions run Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a full day, and Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon for a half day, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 11 Cost: Ranges from $140 to $270, depending on the session
 
Pony Farm Summer Camp Touchstone Farm, 13 Pony Farm Lane, Temple, 654-6308, touchstone-farm.org
What: The camp integrates horseback riding into its program, and each camper has a horse or pony of her own during her stay to ride and care for. Campers may also bring their own horses to ride. Small group riding lessons are also offered. Who: Girls ages 8 to 14 When: Sessions run from June 18 to Aug. 19 Cost: $1,800 per week
 
Pro Ambitions Hockey Day Camps The Rinks at Exeter, 40 Industrial Drive, No. 1, Exeter; Tri-Town Ice Arena, 311 W. River Road, Hooksett; Conway Arena, 5 Stadium Drive, Nashua; Icenter, 60 Lowell Road, Salem; 855-459-2267, proambitions.com
What: At the Battle Camp, players learn skating skills and game theory elements while engaging in a situational battle. The Boston Bruins Camp features training in all aspects of ice hockey, plus daily appearances and autograph sessions with members of the Boston Bruins organization. A goaltending camp is also offered. Who: Ages 6 through 16 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, full days are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., half days are 8:30 a.m. to noon, or noon to 4 p.m. Camps and dates vary at each location. Dates offered July 5 through July 28. See website for full schedule. Cost: Ranges from $189 to $549, depending on the camp
 
Ramp Camp 6 Airfield Drive, Rye, 964-2800, ryeairfield.com
What: Day and overnight camps for kids looking to improve their skills in riding skateboards, bikes and scooters. Instructors will teach tricks, run drills and work with each camper individually. Who: Ages 8 through 17 When: Three- and five-day sessions run Monday to Wednesday/Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (8:30 a.m. to noon for half-day), dates offered June 19 through Aug. 25; Overnight sessions run Sunday at 6 p.m. through Friday at 3 p.m., offered June 25 through June 30, July 9 through July 14, July 30 through Aug. 4, and Aug. 13 through Aug. 18. Cost: Day camps range from $119 to $299, overnight camps range from $579 to $599
 
Soccer Sphere Summer Soccer Camp Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester; University of New Hampshire in Durham; and Portsmouth High School; abcsportscamps.com/sssoccer
What: Programs include day and residential soccer camps, high school preseason training, goalkeeper training and more. Who: Ages 5 through 18 When: Four- and five-day sessions run various weekdays and dates from Monday, July 10, through Thursday, Aug. 10 Cost: Ranges from $82.40 to $595, depending on the camp
 
UNH Wildcats Camps University of New Hampshire, 145 Main St., Durham, 862-1850, unhwildcats.com/camps/index
What: Programs offered for basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, gymnastics, track and field, football, soccer, ice hockey, strength and conditioning, volleyball and swimming. Day and overnight options. Who: Ages 5 and up When: Sessions run various days/weeks from Sunday, June 25, through Sunday, Aug. 6. See website for full schedule. Cost: Varies depending on the camp.
 
Youth Indoor Climbing Camp Vertical Dreams Indoor Climbing Gym, 25 E. Otterson St., Nashua, 943-7571, verticaldreams.com/programs/indoor/youth
What: Camp taught by experienced instructors focuses on climbing technique, route-following, safety, bouldering and how to become a better overall climber. Who: Ages 5 through 12 When: Sessions held two days a week, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., dates TBA Cost: $70/week
 
Theater
 
Andy’s Summer Playhouse 582 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, 654-2613, andyssummerplayhouse.org
What: Campers learn the fundamentals of theater, culminating with solo and small group performances. Other programs include a playwriting lab, a stagehand apprenticeship and a film workshop. Who: Boys and girls ages 8 through 18 When: Saturday, June 17, through Saturday, Aug. 19; Dates for other programs TBA. Cost: $650 for MainStage Production, $350 for John C. Russell Playwriting Lab, $350 for Directors Lab; $50 for Apprentice program
 
Bedford Youth Performing Company 155 Route 101, Bedford, 472-3894, bypc.org
What: Offers a variety of music, dance and theater camp programs, including Preschool Music and Dance, Taste of Broadway, Rock Band, Music Recording and more. Who: Preschool through grade 12 When: Dates and times vary, dates offered June 19 through Aug. 18 Cost: Ranges from $200 to $500 per week, depending on the type of camp and the length of the sessions
 
Camp ENCORE Prescott Park Arts Festival and partner Camp CenterStage, Downtown Portsmouth, 436-2848, prescottpark.org/event/camp-encore
What: Aspiring actors can learn music, singing, dancing, acting, visual arts and technical theater. Camp features guest artist teachers, specialized workshops and community outreach experiences. Each session culminates with a performance of either Camp Rock: The Musical or 101 Dalmatians Kids Who: Ages 8 through 17 When: Session 1 runs Monday, June 26, through Sunday, July 16; Session 2 runs Monday, July 17, through Sunday, July 30 Cost: $775 for Session 1, $525 for Session 2. Scholarships are available.
 
The Derryfield School Repertory Theatre Camp 2108 River Road, Manchester, 641-9426, derryfield.org/summer
What: Campers will learn from talented young performers and practice acting, singing, dance, improvisation and audition techniques. Each age group will present a performance on closing day for family and friends. Who: Ages 8 through 18 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., offered July 10 through July 21, and July 31 through Aug. 11 Cost: Ranges from $275 to $550, depending on the number of weeks.
 
Henniker Youth Theatre John Stark Regional High School, 618 N. Stark Highway, Weare, 568-5102, alchemistsworkshop.org
What: A musical camp featuring the production of traditional musicals like Cinderella and original musicals like Jackie and the Beanstalk and Square Pegs. Who: Ages 6 to 18 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, and some Saturdays; Cinderella runs June 26 to June 30; Jackie and the Beanstalk is from July 10 to July 14; and Square Pegs is from July 17 to July 22. Other camps include The Big Audition (July 24 to July 29), a writing, film and music camp (Aug. 14 to Aug. 19), and the Amy Beach Festival at the Hillsboro Historical Museum (Sept. 1 to Sept. 4) Cost: Average of $225/week
 
The Majestic Theatre 922 Elm St., Manchester, 669-7469, majestictheatre.net
What: Campers will learn the basics of music, theater and dance through various activities and will prepare for a performance to be held at the end of the session. This year’s camp themes include Space Journey and Space Heroes for ages 5 through 7, and Dorothy in Wonderland and Adventures of a Comic Book Artist for ages 8 through 14. New this year is a one-week music camp under the direction of the Ted Herbert Music School instructors. Who: Ages 5 through 14 When: Sessions for ages 5 through 7 run various days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., offered July 17 through Aug. 4. Sessions for ages 8 through 14 run various days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., offered July 17 through Aug. 11. Music camp runs from July 10 through July 14. Cost: $160 for one week or $220 for two weeks for ages 5 through 7, $325 for ages 8 through 14. Call for cost details on the music camp.
 
New Hampshire Theatre Project West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth, 431-6644, ext. 4, nhtheatreproject.org
What: Campers at Kids Theatre Camp (ages 6 through 9) and Teen Theatre Camp (ages 13 through 17) will learn about various aspects of theater. Story Theatre Camp (ages 8 through 12) focuses on theater inspired by children’s literature and campers’ original writing. Campers at Build Your Own Musical Camp (ages 8 through 12, held at Portsmouth Music & Arts Center) will study musicals, improvisation and group writing to create their own musical. Campers at Strafford Arts Camp (ages 8 through 14, held at Strafford School) will explore world cultures through theater, art and music. Who: Ages 6 through 17 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (9 a.m. to noon for Kids Theatre), offered various weeks from June 26 through Aug. 11 Cost: Ranges from $325 to $575, depending on the camp
 
Palace Theatre 80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org
What: Campers will learn about all aspects of theater including music, dance, acting, costume design, technical theater and more, all while developing teamwork skills, confidence and creativity.  Each camp will conclude with a fully staged production on stage. This year’s productions include Disney’s Cinderella Kids, Dreamworks Madagascar, Legally Blonde Jr., and Disney’s The Jungle Book. Who: Grades 2 through 12 When: Two-week sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 26 through Aug. 18 Cost: Ranges from $385 to $425 depending on the camp
 
Peacock Players Theatre Camp Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St., Nashua, 889-2330, peacockplayers.org
What: Campers will participate in theater exercises, games and rehearsals to present a performance for family and friends at the end of the week. Who: Ages 6 through 18 When: Two-week sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., offered July 10 through July 22, and July 24 through Aug. 5 Cost: $525
 
Triple Threat Theater Camp Londonderry Dance Academy, 21 Buttrick Road, Londonderry, 432-0032, triplethreattheatercamp.com
What: Camp focuses on the core aspects of theater, including acting, dancing and voice. Led by experienced theater educators, directors and choreographers, campers will participate in workshops and rehearsals to prepare for a public performance at the end of the session. Who: Ages 7 to 18 When: Three-day junior (ages 5 to 11) and intensive (ages 9 to 18) sessions run Wednesday, July 5, through Friday, July 7, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.; three-week sessions (ages 7 to 18) run Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., July 10 through July 28 Cost: $175 for three-day sessions, $695 for three-week session 
 
Overnight Camps
Some general interest day camps offer overnight options; see listings in that section for details.
 
Barbara C. Harris Episcopal Camp 108 Wally Stone Lane, Greenfield, 547-3400, bchcenter.org
What: Traditional overnight camps (grades 4 through 9), day camp (grades K through 3) and family camp feature activities like archery, a climbing wall, canoeing, arts and crafts, swimming and games, as well as daily worship and Bible studies. High school overnight camps (grades 9 through 12) focus on building community and leadership. Who: Grades K and up When: Sessions run Sunday through Friday, day camps run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., dates offered June 25 through July 28 Cost: $600/week for overnight camp, $600 to $1,320 for high school camps
 
Camp Allen 56 Camp Allen Road, Bedford, 622-8471, campallennh.org
What: Activities include nature exploration, creative arts, games, sports, music and more. Residential and day camp options available. Who: Campers of all ages with cognitive and/or physical challenges When: Sessions run various days and durations from Sunday, May 21, through Friday, Aug. 25 Cost: Ranges from $340 to $1,900 depending on the session type
 
Camp Bell/Hidden Valley Scout Camp Griswold Scout Reservation, Places Mill Road and Griswold Lane, Gilmanton Iron Works, hosted by Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America, 625-6431, nhscouting.org
What: Hidden Valley features shooting sports, STEM activities, welding, ecology, Scoutcraft/survival skills and more. Camp Bell features ATVs, horseback riding, ropes courses, paddleboards, motor boating and more. Who: Boys ages 11 through 20 and girls ages 14 through 20 When: Sessions run Sunday through Saturday at full weeks or half weeks, dates offered June 25 through Aug. 19 Cost: Ranges from $200 to $390 per week, depending on the type and length of sessions. Sibling discounts are available.
 
Camp Birch Hill 333C Birch Hill Road, New Durham, 859-4525, campbirchhill.com
What: Campers can choose their own schedule from more than 50 activities, including land sports, boating, arts and crafts, ziplining, rock-climbing, ropes courses and more. Who: Boys and girls ages 6 to 16 When: Two-, four- and six-week sessions run various days/weeks from Sunday, June 25, through Saturday, Aug. 5. Cost: Call for details
 
Camp Brookwoods 34 Camp Brookwoods Road, Alton, 875-3600, christiancamps.net
What: A Christian-based outdoor camping experience for boys Who: Boys ages 8 to 16 When: Two-week session, runs June 25 to Aug. 19 Cost: $2,045 per session
 
Camp Carpenter 300 Blondin Road, Manchester; hosted by Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America, 625-6431, nhscouting.org
What: Campers will enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, archery, BB guns, STEM projects, boating, crafts and field sports. Overnight and day options available. Who: Boys entering grades 1 through 5 When: Overnight sessions offered Sunday through Thursday, from June 25 through Aug. 10. Day sessions offered Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning July 5 and through July 28 Cost: Ranges from $195 to $390, depending on the session type
 
Camp Deer Run 34 Camp Brookwoods Road, Alton, 875-3600, christiancamps.net
What: A Christian-based outdoor camping experience for girls Who: Girls ages 8 to 16 When: Two-week session, June 25 to Aug. 19 Cost: $2,045 per session
 
Camp Foss 242 Willey Pond Road, Strafford, 269-3800; hosted by the Granite YMCA, 232-8642, graniteymca.org
What: Campers enjoy a traditional camp experience with arts and crafts, archery, various sports, swimming, whitewater rafting, ropes courses and more. Who: Girls ages 8 through 15 When: Two-week sessions offered from Sunday, June 25, through Saturday, Aug. 5, and one-week sessions from Sunday, June 25, through Saturday, Aug. 12 Cost: $875 for one week, $1,595 for two weeks; some activities have additional fees
 
Camp Fully Involved New Hampshire State Fire Academy, 22 Sheep Davis Road, Concord, info@campfullyinvolved.com, campfullyinvolved.com
What: Camp for girls considering a career in firefighting or emergency medical services. Curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of the firefighting profession through hands-on drills and activities. Please note that this camp is very intense and physically demanding. Who: Girls ages 14 through 20 When: Sunday, July 16, through Friday, July 21 Cost: $350
 
Camp Gottalikeachallenge Brewster Academy, 80 Academy Drive, Wolfeboro, 868-2140, nh-di.org/programs/camp
What: A fast-paced adventure in problem-solving, hands-on learning and challenging activities. Campers will develop their creativity, critical thinking, leadership, confidence and teamwork. Who: Ages 10 through 14 When: Sessions run Sunday through Friday, offered July 30 through Aug. 4, and Aug. 6 through Aug. 11 Cost: $675, $750 after May 1
 
Camp Mi-Te-Na 65 YMCA Road, Alton, 776-3000; hosted by the Granite YMCA, 232-8642, graniteymca.org
What: Campers enjoy a traditional camp experience with arts and crafts, archery, various sports, swimming, whitewater rafting, ropes courses and more. Who: Boys ages 8 through 15 When: One- and two-week sessions offered from Sunday, June 25, through Saturday, Aug. 19 Cost: $875 for one week, $1,595 for two weeks; some activities have additional fees
 
Camp Sno Mo Hidden Valley Reservation, 260 Griswold Lane, Gilmanton Iron Works, hosted by Easter Seals, 364-5818, eastersealsnh.org
What: Campers participate in aquatics, a ropes course, shooting sports, arts and crafts, fishing, hiking ecology and more. Who: Children and young adults ages 11 through 21 with disabilities and special needs When: Sessions run Sunday to Friday, dates offered June 25 through Aug. 18. Cost: $800, or $1,050 if a one-on-one aide is needed
 
Camp Spaulding 210 Bog Road, Penacook, ymcacampspaulding.org, hosted by YMCA of Greater Nashua, 882-2011, nmymca.org
What: A traditional camp with activities like creative arts, horseback riding, woodworking, swimming, boating, archery, ropes courses and more. Who: Ages 7 through 15 When: “Rite of Passage” camp (ages 7 through 10) sessions run one week, Sunday through Saturday, dates offered June 25 through July 8; traditional camp (ages 8 through 15) sessions run two weeks, Sunday through Saturday, dates offered June 25 through Aug. 19 Cost: $825 for Rite of Passage, $1,400 for traditional camp
 
Camp Starfish 12 Camp Monomonac Road, Rindge, 899-9590, campstarfish.org
What: Camp Starfish provides structured, nurturing and fun group programs to foster the success and growth of children with emotional, behavioral or learning problems. Who: Children ages 7 to 14; up to age 17 for returning campers. When: Day and overnight sessions run Monday to Friday, dates from June 19 to Aug. 11 Cost: Rates vary depending on type of camp
 
Camp Whispering Pines 386 Meredith Neck Road, Meredith, hosted by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, 888-474-9686, girlscoutsgwm.org
What: Set on 110 acres of forest on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, this traditional day camp features swimming, boating, archery, cooking out, hiking, day trips and more. Who: Girls in grades K through 12 When: Monday, July 31, to Friday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., overnights/extended stays available on Wednesdays, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9. Cost: Sessions start at $205/week. Financial aid available for families who qualify and free bus transportation is available.
 
Cohen Camps Camp Tel Noar, 167 Main St., Hampstead, 329-6931, camptelnoar.org; Camp Tevya, 1 Mason Road, Brookline, 673-4010, camptevya.org; cohencamps.org
What: Jewish educational and cultural camps where campers will enjoy swimming, boating, outdoor learning, athletics, arts and crafts, plus shira (singing) and rikud (Israeli dancing). Who: Grades 3 through 10 When: Session dates offered Wednesday, June 28, through Wednesday, Aug. 16 Cost: Ranges from $900 to $9,000. See website for details.
 
New Hampshire Police Cadet Training Academy New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, NHTI, 31 College Drive, Concord, 863-3240, nhchiefsofpolice.com
What: This program is designed to help young people develop their skills and knowledge of law enforcement and to refine their life skills in the future. Who: Ages 14 to 20 When: Saturday, June 24, through Friday, June 30 Cost: $200 for the one-week, overnight program
 
Water Monkey Camp 298 Merrymeeting Road, New Durham, 617-855-9253, watermonkeycamp.com
What: Campers will enjoy wakeboarding, waterskiing, wakesurfing and wakeskating on Merrymeeting Lake. Who: Ages 10 through 17 When: Sessions run Sunday through Saturday, dates offered June 25 through Aug. 12 Cost: $1,900/week, $1,600 for each additional week, all-inclusive. Sibling and referral discounts are available.
 
Windsor Mountain Summer Camp 1 World Way, Windsor, 478-3166, windsormountain.org
What: A co-ed overnight camp offering a variety of activities, including sports, music, performing arts, creative arts, ropes courses, wilderness trips, a video lab and more. Who: Ages 7 through 16 When: Two-, 3½- and 7-week sessions are offered. Dates run June 27 through Aug. 19 Cost: $3,295 for two weeks, or $5,395 for 3½ weeks 
 





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