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Plan Your Summer Fun
Your guide to kids’ camps

02/18/16
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



Academic enrichment

 
Breakthrough Manchester at the Derryfield School 2108 River Road, Manchester, 641-9426, breakthroughmanchester.org
What: Program designed to help high-potential middle school students with limited opportunities get on a path to college while also inspiring them to consider a career in education. Who: Sixth-grade students attending a Manchester middle school When: Wednesday, June 15, through Saturday, Aug. 6 Cost: Free 

Mathnasium Summer Power Math Workout North Side Plaza, Bicentennial Drive, Manchester, 644-1234, mathnasium.com/northmanchester
What: Campers 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: Grades 2 through 10 When: Cost covers 12 one-hour drop-in visits to use during June through August. Cost: $399
 
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, June 26, through Friday, July 22; weekend stay not mandatory Cost: $3,200, $3,700 including weekends
 
The Derryfield School Academic Programs 2108 River Road, Manchester, 641-9426, derryfield.org/summer
What: Program includes academic enrichment camps with themes like Shakespeare, geometry and the human brain; hands-on technology camps with themes like LEGO, forensics and engineering; and college preparation camps including college counseling, SAT prep and writing a college essay. Who: Grades K through 12 When: Dates/times vary. See website for details. Cost: Ranges from $165 to $875, depending on the camp
 
Art 

Beck’s Art Express 89 Amherst St., Nashua, 566-1393, artsexpressnh.com
What: A variety of themed art camps, including Pinterest Interest, Passion for Fashion, Canvas Paint Party and more. Who: Ages 5 through 16 When: Sessions run two days for ages 5 through 7, three days for ages 7+, various weekdays, 9 a.m. to noon, dates offered July 6 through Aug. 17
Cost: $66 for two-day sessions, $100 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 Under the Sea, Over the Rainbow, It’s a Jungle Out There, Around the World in 5 Days, Fractured Fairy Tales and more. Who: Ages 5 through 12 When: Sessions run Monday through 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 27 through Aug. 26 Cost: $270/full-day week, $160/half-day week
 
Fridge Art Camp The Refrigerator Door, 7 Chestnut Drive, Bedford, 781-8944, refrigeratordoor.org
What: Campers learn the elements of art including color, form, line, shape, space, texture and value, and create a piece for a gallery show at the end of the week. Who: Ages 4 through 12 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, offered June 27 through July 1, and Aug. 15 through Aug. 19 Cost: $170/week for members, $190/week for non-members 
 
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. Each session has a different theme, such as Animal Week, Comics and Manga, Studio Week and more. Who: Ages 6 through 13 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., dates offered July 5 through Aug. 12 Cost: $235/week for members, $255/week for non-members 
 
NHIA Pre-College Summer Program New Hampshire Institute of Art, 148 Concord St., Manchester, 836-2561, nhia.edu/community-education/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 16+ When: Saturday, July 9, through Friday, July 22 Cost: Call for details. 
 
Studio 550 Kids Art Camp Studio 550 Art Center, 550 Elm St., Manchester, 232-5597, 550arts.com
What: Camps for ages 7 through 12 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 through 15, there’s Pottery, Book Arts, Drawing and More, where campers will learn pottery wheel throwing, drawing from real life and bookbinding methods. Who: Ages 7 through 15 When: Sessions run Wednesday to Sunday, full days are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., half days are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; World of the Wild offered July 20 through July 24, Travel the World offered July 27 through July 31, Pottery/Book/Drawing offered Aug. 10 through Aug. 14 Cost: $255/full-day week, $155/half-day week, $65/single full day, $45/single half-day
 
Wild Summer Camps Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, 30 Ash St., Hollis, 465-9453, wildsalamander.com
What: A variety of art camps with themes like Fashion Design, Tinker Studio, Enchanted Lands, Fiber Fun, Sculpt It, Printmaking and more. Who: Ages 3 through 10 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, full days are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., half days are 9 a.m. to noon, or 1 to 4 p.m., dates offered June 27 through Aug. 5 Cost: $150/half-day week, $285/full-day week
 
Dance 
 
Back 2 the Barre Camp Londonderry Dance Academy, 21 Buttrick Road, Londonderry, 432-0032, londonderrydance.com
What: Dance-intensive camp covers ballet, partnering, jazz, contemporary and body conditioning. Who: Ages 7 through 18 When: Monday, Aug. 22, through Thursday, Aug. 25, 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $130
 
Bedford Youth Performing Company 155 Route 101, Bedford, 472-3894, bypc.org
What: Offers a variety of dance camps. Who: Preschool through grade 12 When: Varies. Cost: Varies depending on the camp. See website for details.
 
Capital City Dance Center 128 Hall St., Concord, 228-1012, capitalcitydancecenter.com
What: Programs include Princess/Prince Camp (ages 4 through 6) and Rock the House Camp (ages 7 through 14). Campers will improve their technique and flexibility with tap, jazz, ballet, pom, lyrical and musical theater. Who: Ages 4 through 14 When: Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., half-day option available for ages 4 through 6. Cost: $185/full-day week, $125/half-day week
 
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 4 and 5. Recreational Camp (ages 5 through 10) teaches dance with an emphasis on physical exercise and includes recreational activities. Intensive Camp (ages 7 through 18) is for serious dancers looking to challenge themselves. Who: Ages 4 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 18 through July 29 Cost: $225/week, $125/week for Mini Camp
 
Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater 19 Harvey Road, Bedford, 637-4398, snhdt.org
What: Programs include Princess and Frozen theme camps (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: Ages 3+ When: Sessions run various days/weeks from Tuesday, June 21, through Saturday, Aug. 13 Cost: $150 for Princess/Frozen camps, $170 for Young Dancers; Intensive ranges from $550 to $1,150, depending on number of weeks. 
 
General interest
 
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 26 through July 29; family camp runs Friday, July 15, through Sunday, July 17. Cost: $600/week for overnight camp, $600 to $1,320 for high school camps, $210/week for day camp, and  $80 to $210 for family camp
 
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 speciality 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, dates offered June 20 through Aug. 26 Cost: Ranges from $95 to $160 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 6 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 27 through Aug. 26 Cost: $125/week for Kids Club, Doucet is $135/week for ages 6 and 7, $100/week for ages 8 through 13
 
Boys & Girls Club of Manchester Camp Foster, 54 Camp Allen Road, Bedford; Union Street Clubhouse, 555 Union St., Manchester; 625-5031, begreatmanchester.org
What: Activities at Camp Foster (ages 7 through 13) include swimming, playground time, arts and crafts, field games, athletics, hiking, boating and canoeing. Campers at Kidz Kamp (ages 5 and 6) will participate in similar activities and attend Camp Foster each afternoon. Who: Ages 5 through 13; membership required ($25). When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, dates offered June 13 through Aug. 26 Cost: Ranges from $120 to $130 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, dates offered June 17 through Aug. 19 Cost: $350/week. Scholarships may be available.
 
Camp Kettleford 56 Camp Allen Road, Bedford, hosted by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, 627-4158, 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 27 through Aug. 12. Overnights/extended stays available on Thursdays, July 7, July 21 and Aug. 4. Cost: Sessions start at $164/week. Financial aid available for families who qualify.
 
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 $215.
 
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 20 through Aug. 26 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 zip line, 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 13 through Aug. 26 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, 627-4158, girlscoutsgwm.org
What: Set among pines, 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 25 through Aug. 12; overnight/extended stay available Thursday, Aug. 4. Cost: Sessions start at $205/week. Financial aid available for families who qualify.
 
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: TBA Cost: Call for details. 
 
Camp Whispering Pines 386 Meredith Neck Road, Meredith, hosted by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, 627-4158, 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, Aug. 1, to Friday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., overnights/extended stays available on Thursdays, Aug. 4 and Aug. 11. Cost: Sessions start at $205/week. Financial aid available for families who qualify. 
 
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire 6 Washington St., Dover, 742-2002, childrens-museum.org
What: Mini-camps are three-day camps for ages 4 and 5 and include hands-on activities, crafts, stories, snacks and exclusive time interacting with museum exhibits. Discovery Camps are five-day camps for ages 6 through 12, where campers explore art, science and other topics through hands-on activities. See website for this year’s themes. Who: Ages 4 through 12 When: Mini-Camps run Tuesday through Thursday, 9:15 a.m. to noon; Discovery Camps run Monday through Friday, 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; dates offered July 25 through Aug. 26. Cost: Ranges from $85 to $190, depending on the camp and camper’s membership status.
 
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 20 through Aug. 12 Cost: $136/week for Kids Camp, $141/week for Rec Camp, $164 for Adventure Camp. See website for speciality camp rates. 
 
Eagle Camp & Challenger Series Portsmouth Christian Academy, 20 Seaborne Drive, Dover, 742-3617, pcaschool.org
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. The Challenger Series offers a variety of speciality camps for music, academic 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 13 through Aug. 12,; See website for dates/times of Challenger Series. Cost: $180/week or $40/day for Eagle Camp; see website for Challenger Series rates. 
 
IMAGINE Camps New Morning Schools, 23 Back River Road, Bedford, 669-3591, newmorningschools.com 
What: Camps include arts and crafts, games, exercise and academics. Who: Ages 3 through 12 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., dates offered June 13 through Aug. 26. Cost: $200/week
 
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 TBD Cost: Free 
 
Melody Pines Day Camp 510 Corning Road, Manchester, 669-9414, melodypines.com
What: Traditional day camp with activities like swimming, boating, waterskiing, archery, arts and crafts, frisbee golf, treasure hunts and more. Who: Ages 5 through 13 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 13 through Aug. 26. Cost: $210 per week
 
Nashua Parks and Recreation Various Nashua locations, 589-3360, nashuanh.gov/534/Summer-Camps
What: Camps for art, cooking, cheerleading, field hockey, soccer, football, baseball, swimming, track and field, volleyball and tennis. Who: Ages 5 through 16 When: Various dates/times from June through August. See website. Cost: Varies depending on the camp. See website.

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 27 through Aug. 19. Cost: $200/week for residents, $250/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 27 through Aug. 22 Cost: Ranges from $175 to $275.
 
Pelham Parks & Recreation Pelham Veterans Memorial Park; 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 5 through Aug. 12; Cost: Ranges from $165 to $475, 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. See website for list of themes. Who: Ages 6 through 16 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (9 a.m. to noon for ages 6 through 8), offered various weeks from June 27 through Aug. 19. Cost: Ranges from $150 to $600, depending on the camp and 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 6 When: Two-week sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 20 through Aug. 26 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, unh.edu/youth-programs/programs/summer
What: Over 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 (grades K through 10) and Camp Quartermoon (pre-K and K) feature activities like archery, swimming, creative arts, sports and field trips to state parks and beaches. In Adventure Camp (grades 5 through 11), campers will participate in outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and more. In Discovery Camp (grades 1 through 5), campers will care for a garden, do STEM activities and go on field trips to state parks. At Teen Road Trip Camp (grades 6 through 10), campers will travel to fun attractions around northern New England. There are also gymnastics camps (grades pre-K through 9) and tennis camps (grades pre-K through 12). Who: Pre-K through grade 12 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, offered various dates from June 13 through Aug. 26 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, Sports of All Sorts, Celtics Basketball, NFL Flag Football and Ultimate Sports Fan Trip Camp. 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 (grades 6 through 10), campers will travel to fun attractions around northern New England. Who: Grades K through 12 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 13 through Aug. 26. 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 speciality camps (grades 1 through 5) including Flag Football, Lacrosse, FIT Camp, and Multi-sports offered at Griffin Park in Windham. Who: Grades K through 8 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, dates offered June 13 through Aug. 26 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 (ages 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 13 through Sept. 2 Cost: Varies. See website.
 
YMCA of the Seacoast Branch of The Granite YMCA, 550 Peverly Hill Road, Portsmouth, 431-2334, graniteymca.org/daycamp 
What: Camp Gundalow 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. Speciality camps include Arts and Crafts, Junior Chefs, Fort Building, Magic: The Gathering, Sports, LEGO and Dance. Who: Grades K through 9 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 13 through Aug. 26 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 includes archery, creative arts, dance, group games, a ropes course, swimming, sports, fort building and more. Camp Cocheco includes sports, creative arts, games, STEM activities, dance, and field trips to Camp Coney Pine for swimming, the ropes course and more outdoor fun. Who: Grades K through 8 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, dates offered June 20 through Aug. 26 Cost: Varies. Call for details.
 
Media & Writing
 
Londonderry Access Center Media Camps 281 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 432-1100, lactv.com
What: At Beginner Media Camp (grades 5 through 8), 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. Advanced Media Camp (grades 6 through 9) is for those who have previously attended the beginner camp or another training program at the Access Center, to build on their skills by directing and producing a TV show. Who: Grades 5 through 9 When: Beginner camp runs Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 29, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Advanced camp runs Monday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $50 for Beginner, $55 for Advanced
 
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: $125 for half-day camps, $250 for full-day camps; residential camp ranges from $550 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+) 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+ When: Creative Arts sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., offered July 18 through July 22, and July 25 through July 29; Jam Camp dates and times TBA Cost: Creative Arts is $235, $260 after May 15; Jam Camp rates 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 24 through July 30, or Aug. 7 through Aug. 13 Cost: $725
 
Manchester Community Music School 2291 Elm St., Manchester, 644-4548, mcmusicschool.org
What: At Beginning Maestros camp (ages 3 through 7), campers attend with their parents and learn early music development skills through the Suzuki method. At Suzuki Camp, kids who have completed at least one year of instrument study participate in activities and exercises to build on their musicianship. Jazz Camp (grades 6 through 10) helps campers build jazz techniques and styles with a focus on improvisation and ensemble playing. Who: Pre-K through grade 10 When: Jazz Camp runs Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 15, 9 a.m. to noon; dates and times for other camps TBD Cost: Ranges from $125 to $235, depending on the camp
 
Nashua Community Music School Nashua Millyard, 5 Pine St. Ext., Nashua, 881-7030, nashuacms.org
What: Programs include a three-day Flute Academy (ages 11 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 3 through 12), Young Composers music composition camp (ages 9 through 13), and Strings Week for Guitar/Ukulele and Violin (ages 8 through 15). Who: Ages 3 through 16 When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, various times, dates offered July 6 through Aug. 12 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. A three-week option is available for ages 9 through 11. Who: Ages 9 through 18 When: Saturday, July 2, through Sunday, Aug. 7 Cost: $7,650 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 participate in indoor and outdoor activities that foster an appreciation for the natural world. Themes this year include Forest Forts, Abenaki Footsteps, Art & Nature, Campfire Cuisine, Nature Detectives and more. Who: Preschool through grade 10 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 20 through Aug. 19 Cost: Ranges from $200 to $400, depending on the camp
 
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 27 through Aug. 26 Cost: Ranges from $150 to $275 per week, depending on camper’s age

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, go for nature walks 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 27 through Aug. 19 Cost: $130/half-day week, $240/full-day week
 
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 counsellors 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 20 through Aug. 12. Cost: Ranges from $120 to $315, depending on the camp and camper’s membership status
 
New Hampshire Boat Museum Camps 399 Center St., Wolfeboro Falls, 569-4554, nhbm.org
What: At Youth Boat Building Camp (ages 12+), campers can build their own canoe, kayak or Bevin’s Skiff using hand and small power tools. Camp culminates with a special launching on Lake Wentworth. Lake Discovery Camp (grades K through 6) is a hands-on adventure camp that involves boating, science, water ecology, aquatic life, local history and arts and crafts. Who: Grades K and up When: Boat Building session runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 1 through Aug. 12; Discovery sessions are held Monday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 19, for grades K through 2, and Wednesday, July 20, through Friday, July 22, for grades 3 through 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: Boat Building ranges from $775 to $1,215, depending on the boat type chosen. Discovery is $15/day for members, $18/day for non-members
 
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center 534 Route 3, Holderness, 968-7194, nhnature.org
What: Campers at Junior Day Camp will participate in hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking and nature exploration. Also offered is the Community Youth Sailing Program, a half-day instructional camp with options for beginner and advanced sailors. Who: Grades 3 through 12 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 27 through Aug. 11. Junior Day Camp has an overnight option on Thursdays. Cost: Day Camp ranges from $325 to $375; Sailing Program ranges from $285 to $400.
 
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 20 through Aug. 19 Cost: Ranges from $85.50 to $220, depending on the camp and camper’s membership status
 
Science
 
Brainwave Summer Camp The Nature of Things, 10 Groton Road, Nashua, 881-4815, enrich2day.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 20 through Aug. 26 Cost: $350
 
Camp Invention Locations in Bedford, Merrimack, Penacook and Amherst (more may be announced), 800-968-4332, campinvention.org
What: Program features collaborative learning opportunities led by local educators. This year’s theme is “Epic.” 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 1 through 6 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, beginning June 20 Cost: Ranges from $220 to $250, depending on the camp location
 
Camps at Manchester Community College 1066 Front St., Manchester, 206-8161, manchestercc.edu 
What: A variety of science and technology camps. Camps for grades 6 through 8 include STEM, Robotics, Girl’s Career Camp, and “Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs.” Camps for ages 9 through 12 include Video Game Animation, Minecraft Designers, App Attack!, Minecraft Modders, LEGO Games and Minecraft Animators. Who: Grades 6 through 8/ages 9 through 12 When: Sessions for grades 6 through 8 run Monday through Thursday, 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., dates offered July 11 through Aug. 4; sessions for ages 9 through 12 run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, or 1 to 4 p.m., dates offered July 11 through July 29 Cost: $150, $115 before June 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/times very. Both day and overnight options 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. This year’s theme is “Space Exploration.” Who: Ages 4 through 17 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, dates offered June 20 through Aug. 19 Cost: $310/week
 
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 TBA. Who: TBA When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, 9 a.m., dates TBA Cost: Call for details.

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 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 has a different theme. See website. 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 20 through Aug. 26. First and last weeks have a single-day option; dates for Safari Stewards vary. Cost: $290/week for members, $320/week for non-members
 
SEE Science Center 200 Bedford St., Manchester, 669-0400, see-sciencecenter.org
What: Campers at Camp Summer Science (grades 3 through 6) will explore four topics, including Brain Games, Slimy Science, Reverse Engineering and If I Ran the Science Center, through hands-on activities. Campers in the Stop-Motion Animation Mini-Course (ages 8 through 12) will create an “Invention and Discovery” stop-motion animation film using LEGO bricks and mini figures. At the FIRST PLACE Invention Challenge Camp (ages 9 through 14), campers will design, build and program autonomous robots using LEGO, and try out the new challenge for the 2016-2017 FIRST LEGO League season. Who: Ages 8 through 14 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday. Camp Summer Science offered July 18 through July 29; Stop-Motion Animation offered Aug. 1 through Aug. 5; FIRST PLACE offered Aug. 8 through Aug. 19 Cost: Ranges from $200 to $300, depending on camp and time of registration
 
Sleepaway 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, June 5, through Sunday, Aug. 21 Cost: Ranges from $320 to $1,800 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, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 20 Cost: $380/week
 
Camp Birch Hill 333C Birch Hill Road, New Durham, 859-4525, campbirchhill.com
What: Campers choose their own schedule from more than 50 activities, including sports, boating, arts and crafts, ziplining, rock-climbing, ropes courses and more. Who: Ages 6 to 16 When: Two-, four- and six-week sessions run various days/weeks from Sunday, June 26, through Saturday, Aug. 6. Cost: Call for details. 
 
Camp Carpenter 300 Blondin Road, Manchester; hosted by Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America, 625-6431, nhscouting.org
What: Campers will enjoy shooting sports, field sports, nature, theme-activities, STEM projects, aquatics, Pirates Cove, Fort Friendship and putt putt golf. Overnight and day options available. Day camps also available in Nashua, Rochester and Seacoast areas. See website for details. Who: Boys ages 7 through 10 When: Sessions offered from Sunday, June 26, through Thursday, Aug. 11 Cost: Ranges from $185 to $310, depending on the session type 
 
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 17, through Friday, July 22 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 31 through Aug. 5, and Aug. 7 through Aug. 12 Cost: $675, $750 after May 1
 
Camp Mi-Te-Na/Camp Foss Camp Mi-Te-Na, 65 YMCA Road, Alton, 776-3000; 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, white-water rafting, ropes courses and more. Who: Ages 8 through 15; Camp Mi-Te-Na is for boys, Camp Foss is for girls.When: One- and two-week sessions offered from Sunday, June 26, through Saturday, Aug. 20 Cost: $820 for one week, $1,495 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 26 through Aug. 19. Cost: $800, $950 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 26 through July 9; traditional camp (ages 8 through 15) sessions run two weeks, Sunday through Saturday, dates offered June 26 through Aug. 20 Cost: $800 for Rite of Passage, $1,300 for traditional camp
 
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 29, through Wednesday, Aug. 17 Cost: Ranges from $900 to $8,700. See website for details.
 
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 19 through Aug. 13 Cost: $1,800/week, $1,500 for each additional week 
 
Sports
 
“Be the Champ” Boxing Camp Bare Knuckle Murphy’s Boxing Gymnasium, 163 Lake Ave., Manchester, 623-6066, bareknucklemurphy.com
What: Campers will learn offensive and defensive boxing skills as well as fundamentals that can be applied to all sports. Fitness and nutrition topics will also be covered. Who: Age 6 through teens of all ability/fitness levels When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offered July 11 through July 22. August sessions may be added depending on interest. Cost: $350/week, $395 after May 31.
 
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, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (half-day option available), dates offered July 11 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 TetraBrazil Camp. Who: All ages When: Sessions run Monday to Friday, dates offered June 29 through Aug. 26 Cost: Ranges from $55 to $250, depending on the camp
 
Fisher Cats Baseball 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 autograph session with instructors. Who: Ages 6 through 15 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, offered June 27 through July 1, July 18 through July 22, Aug. 1 through Aug. 5, and Aug. 15 through Aug. 19 Cost: $125/week. Includes T-shirt and tickets to a Fisher Cats game.
 
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 8 through 16 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 13 through Aug. 26 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, Aug. 15, through Friday, Aug. 19, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $350
 
Go Ninja Camp 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. Who: Ages 6 through 16 of all ability/fitness levels When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered July 11 through July 22. August sessions may be added depending on interest. Cost: $350/week, $395 after May 31.

Granite State Gymnastics 301 River Road, Bow, 228-8424; 35 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, 935-9816; granitestategymnastics.com
What: Programs include Gym & Swim Camp, UNH Gymnast camp and clinics for parkour/ninja, cheer, trampoline and tumble. Who: Ages 3+ When: Sessions run various weekdays, half- and full-days, dates offered Monday, June 27, through Friday, Aug. 26 Cost: Ranges from $150 to $240 depending on the session
 
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+ 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 offered Monday, June 27, through Friday, Aug. 19 Cost: Call for details.
 
Junior Fitness Camp Executive Health and Sports Center, 1 Executive Way, Manchester, 668-4753, ext. 203, 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 swimming. Who: Ages 5 through 13 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 27 through Aug. 19 Cost: Call for details.
 
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 27 through Aug. 26 Cost: $55/full day, $225/full-day week 

Nike Basketball Camps Locations in Hampton, New Hampton, Hampstead, 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 7 through 17; a boys-only camp for ages 10 through 18 is offered in New Hampton. When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a full day, 9 a.m. to noon for a half day, dates offered July 18 through Aug. 19; boys-only camp runs Sunday, July 24, through Thursday, July 28, extended day (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) or overnight. Cost: $135/half-day week, $265/full-day week; boys-only camp is $395 for extended day, $595 for overnight.

Painted Blessings Horse Camp Painted Blessings Ranch, 50 Manchester Drive, Webster, 568-8482, paintedblessingsranch.com
What: Camp offers horsemanship instruction for riders of all ability levels. Horseback riding will be the main focus, but campers will also learn about barn-keeping, safe horse handling, and horse care, health and dietary needs. Who: Ages 6 through 16 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., offered June 27 through July 1, July 11 through July 15, July 25 through July 29, and Aug. 8 through Aug. 12. Cost: $475/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 Super Combo Camp, campers will participate in game simulations and sniper/sharpshooting exercises, and learn how to skate and shoot at top speed. 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 11 through Aug. 5. See website for full schedule. Cost: Ranges from $319 to $630, 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 20 through Aug. 26; Overnight sessions run Sunday at 6 p.m. through Friday at 3 p.m., offered July 10 through July 15, July 17 through July 22, July 31 through Aug. 5, and Aug. 7 through Aug. 12. Cost: Day camps range from $119 to $229, overnight camps range from $579 to $599
 
Soccer Sphere Summer Soccer Camp Southern New Hampshire University and Livingston Park in Manchester; University of New Hampshire in Durham; Tibbetts Field in Madbury; Portsmouth High School; and New England College in Henniker; 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, June 27, through Thursday, Aug. 11 Cost: Ranges from $82.40 to $595, depending on the camp

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 25, through Friday, July 29, full-day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., half-day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Monday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 5, half-day only. Cost: $125/half-day week, $175/full-day week 
 
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 5+ When: Camp days run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., dates TBA Cost: $174/week, $48/day
 
Tumble Town Gymnastics 444 E. Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, 641-9591, tumbletownnh.com
What: Camps offer gymnastics instruction for girls of all ability levels, from beginner to competitive. Who: Girls ages 5 through 15 When: Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., dates offered July 11 through July 22 and Aug. 8 through Aug. 19 Cost: $50/day, $175/week 
 
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+ When: Sessions run various days/weeks from Sunday, June 26, through Sunday, Aug. 7. 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: $65/week
 
Theater
 
Andy’s Summer Playhouse 582 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, 654-2613, andyssummerplayhouse.org
What: Andy’s Academy teaches campers the fundamentals of theater, culminating with solo and small group performances based on this year’s theme, “Identity.” Productions include a hip-hop musical called Samantha Rai; Playing Bo Peep, a re-imagined world of Mother Goose; and Viewfinder, an exploration of how technology prevents people from living in the moment. Other programs include a playwriting lab, a stagehand apprenticeship and a film workshop.Who: Ages 8 through 18 When: Andy’s Academy runs Tuesday, June 21, through Saturday, July 9; Production programs run for five weeks on various dates from Monday, June 20, through Saturday, Aug. 20. Dates for other programs TBA. Cost: Call for details.
 
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: Varies. Cost: Varies depending on the camp. See website for details.
 
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 School of Rock or Honk, Jr. Who: Ages 8 through 17 When: Session 1 runs Monday, June 27, through Sunday, July 17; Session 2 runs Monday, July 18, through Sunday, July 31 Cost: $775 for Session 1, $525 for Session 2. Scholarships available.
 
Creative Kidz Camp Londonderry Dance Academy, 21 Buttrick Road, Londonderry, 432-0032, londonderrydance.com
What: Camp serves as an introduction to theater arts. Campers will participate in Creative Movement Class, which offers instruction in various forms of dance, including ballet and jazz. There will also be music classes and arts and crafts projects. Each day culminates with a theatrical performance. Who: Ages 3 through 6 When: Tuesday, July 5, through Friday, July 8, and Monday, Aug. 22, through Thursday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. to noon Cost: $125/week

Henniker Youth Theatre John Stark Regional High School, 618 N. Stark Hwy., Weare, 568-5102, alchemistsworkshop.org
What: A musical camp featuring Alice in Wonderland, and a non-musical camp featuring Jo and Amy, an adaptation of Little Women. Who: Ages 6 through 18 When: Sessions run Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, 2 to 8:30 p.m. on weekends; Alice in Wonderland offered July 11 through July 16, Jo and Amy offered July 25 through July 30. Cost: $225 for Alice, $185 for Jo and Amy
 
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, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (9 a.m. to noon for Kids Theatre), offered various weeks from June 27 through Aug. 12 Cost: Ranges from $275 to $525, depending on the camp
 
NH Theatre Factory The Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry, 635-4445, nhtheatrefactory.org​
What: The Factory’s Stage Setters Youth Theatre Intensive is a curriculum-based program that focuses on various disciplines in the performing arts, including acting, music, movement and technical theater. Campers receive individual attention and have choices in electives. Who: Ages 8 through 19 When: Session runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 1 through Aug. 12 Cost: $460
 
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 Little Mermaid Jr., Shrek Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., and Disney’s Beauty and The Best Jr. Who: Grades 2 through 12 When: Two-week sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., dates offered June 27 through Aug. 19 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 11 through July 23, and July 25 through Aug. 6 Cost: TBA
 
STEPs “A Call to the Wild” Dance Progressions, 109 Hillside Ave., Derry, 978-482-7733, stepsnh.org
What: Campers will participate in dance and vocal classes focused on songs from The Lion King, Aida, Once on This Island and Tarzan, as well as acting viewpoints. Who: Ages 12 through 18 When: Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 15, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $185 
 
The Derryfield School 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 11 through July 22, and Aug. 1 through Aug. 12 Cost: TBA
 
The Majestic Theatre 922 Elm St., Manchester, 669-7469, majestictheatre.net
What: Campers will learn the basics of music, theater and dance through activities and will prepare for a performance to be held at the end of the session. This year’s camp themes include Dinosaurs and Simply Seuss for ages 5 through 7, and Rockin’ Tale of Snow White and King Midas & Palace of Gold for ages 8 through 14. Who: Ages 5 through 14 When: Sessions for ages 5 through 7 run various days, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., offered July 11 through July 29. Sessions for ages 8 through 14 run various days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., offered July 18 through Aug. 13 Cost: $200 for ages 5 through 7, $300 for ages 8 through 14
 
Triple Threat Theater Camp 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 5 through 17 When: Four-day session (ages 5 through 11) runs Tuesday, July 5, through Friday, July 8, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.; three-week session (ages 7 through 17) runs Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., July 11 through July 29 Cost: $225 for four-day session, $690 for three-week session. 





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