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Campers at last year’s art camp at the Currier Museum of Art. Courtesy photo.




Spring break
Send the kids to camp

04/10/14



Art Camps

• Beck’s Arts Express (491 Amherst St., Unit 25, Nashua, 566-1393, artsexpressnh.com) Campers will learn to paint  landscapes and still-life and create a modern art piece.
Who: Ages 7 to 12
When: Monday, April 28, through Wednesday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. 
Cost: $100 for the three days
 
• Currier Museum of Art (180 Pearl St., Manchester, 669-6144, ext. 122, currier.org) “Every Family’s Odyssey” is a camp inspired by the work of the Currier’s exhibit “Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey.” Campers will explore their own personal and family histories and paint, make a collage and sculpt. 
Who: Ages 5 to 14
When: Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Cost: $270 for a full day or $160 for a half day, for the week
 
• Kimball Jenkins School of Art (266 N. Main St., Concord, 225-3932,  kimballjenkins.com) Campers will learn to draw, paint, sculpt, make collages and do print-making. 
Who: Ages 6 to 13
When: Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before and after care options
are available. 
Cost: $235 for the week
 
• Media Vacation Camp (161 South Beech St., Manchester, 222-1200, mediapoweryouth.org) Kids will  learn to use production and editing equipment and learn how to use improv, storytelling and art to create their own positive media messages. When: Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Who: Grades 6 through 8
Cost: $125 for the week
 
• The Refrigerator Door Art Camp (7 Chestnut Drive, Bedford, 781-8944, refrigeratordoor.org) Campers will create pieces for a gallery show on Friday.
Who: Ages 4 through 12
When: Monday, April 28, through Friday May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon with extended care to 3 p.m.
Cost: $190 for the week
 
• Studio 550 Art Center (550 Elm St., Manchester, 232-5597, 550arts.com) At “Heroes, Monsters and Myth Camp,” campers will make creatures from stories and fairy tales. While the “Teen Wheel Throwing Camp” will cover the basics of the potter’s wheel. 
Who:  “Heroes, Monsters and Myth Camp” is open to all ages; “Teen Wheel Throwing Camp” is open to students aged 12 through 18.
When: Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25: “Heroes, Monsters and Myth Camp” runs from 9 a.m. to noon; “Teen Wheel” runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
Cost: $155 for one camp
 
Culinary camps
• The Culinary Playground (16 Manning St., Suite 105, Derry, 781-883-7982, culinary-playground.com) Learn how to make lasagna roll-ups, cannoli bites, sweet and salty noodle bowls and chocolate chow mein cookies. 
Who: Ages 7 to teenagers 
When: Tuesday, April 29, through Thursday, May 1, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. or 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $245 for full three days or $85 per day or $130 for half three days or $45 per day.
 
• YMCA, Londonderry Branch — Chef Camp (206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 437-9622, graniteymca.org) Learn skills such as portion control, how to choose healthy alternatives and basic kitchen safety.
Who: Grades 1 through 5
When: Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, with care available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $185 for the week
 
General camps
• NHSPCA Day Camp (104 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham, 772-2921, nhspca.org) Campers will learn about and spend time with animals.
Who: Kids ages 6 through 12
When: Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $250 for the week
 
• Stonewall Farm Camp (242 Chesterfield Road, Keene, 357-7278, stonewallfarm.org) Farm Field Days will allow campers to visit with farm animals, hike, cook, play games, shear sheep and go on alpaca walks
Who: Kindergarten through 8th grade
When: Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $200 for the week or $45 per day
 
• YMCA of Greater Manchester, Downtown (30 Mechanic St., Manchester, 623-3558, graniteymca.org) Activities include swimming, science experiments, creative arts and gym games.
Who: Grades 1 through 8
When: Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, with care available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Cost: $195 for the week or $44 per day, members pay $155 for the week or $35 per day

• YMCA of Greater Manchester, Allard Center (116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown, 497-4663, graniteymca.org) Activities include swimming, science experiments, art, gym games and (for some programs) day trips. 
Who: Kindergarten through 8th grade
When: Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, with care available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Cost: $195 for the full week or $44 per day, members pay $155 for the week or $35 per day
 
• YMCA, Londonderry Branch (206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 437-9622, graniteymca.org) Activities include swimming, science experiments, creative arts and gym games.
Who: Kindergarten through 8th grade
When: Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, with care available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $170 for the week or $37 per day
 
• YMCA of Greater Nashua (24 Stadium Drive, Nashua, 882-2011, nmymca.org) Camp activities include science experiments, cooperative team-building games and outdoor play. 
Who: Kindergarten through 8th grade
When: Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2
Cost: $273 for a week or $66 per day
 
Science camps
• Children’s Museum of NH (6 Washington St., Dover, 742-2002, childrens-museum.org) Campers will explore the science around them and study acid-base reactions, light refractions and magnetic fields. 
Who: Ages 5 to 9
When: Monday, April 21, through Wednesday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Cost: $120 for the three days
 
• New Hampshire Audubon (26 Audubon Way, Auburn, 224-9909, nhaudubon.org) Activities include crafts, birding, vernal pool exploration, live animal presentations and hikes. 
Who: Ages 6 to 10
When: Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25 at the McLane Center and Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, at the Massabesic Center. Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with after care hours available. 
Cost: $52 per day
 
• Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center (928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, 366-5695, prescottfarm.org) Kids will learn to garden, meet with farm animals, cook, play in the woods, go hiking, explore vernal pools and more.
Who: Ages 6 through 12
When: Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $225 for a week or $45 per day
 
• RoboTech Center (3 Taggart Drive, Nashua, 888-6102, robotechcenter.com) LEGO Robots Camp will allow kids to create real moving robots with Legos. 
Who: Grades 1 through 8
When: Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before and after care options are available. 
Cost: $399 for the week
 
• Seacoast Science Center (570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, 436-8043, seacoastsciencecenter.org) The Seaside Safari Day Camp and the Treks 4 Tots Camp feature hands-on activities based on a different ocean-related theme for each day of the week. 
Who: Seaside Safari is for kindergarten through 5th grade. Treks 4 Tots is for ages 3 1/2 to 5. 
When: Both camps run Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25, and Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a noon pick-up half-day option.
Cost: Seaside Safari is $55 per day or $275 for the week. Treks 4 Tots is $55 per full day and $35 per half day.
 
Sports camps
• Concord Parks and Rec soccer campa (7 Newtown Ave., Concord, 225-8690, concordnh.gov) Kids learn all aspects of the game with instruction provided by British Challenger Soccer. 
Who: Preschool Camp is for ages 4 to 6 (not in first grade) and Soccer Camp is offered to grades 1 through 6. 
When: Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25. Preschool Camp is from 1 to 2 p.m. and Soccer Camp is 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Cost: Preschool camp is $71 for residents and $81 for non-residents. April Soccer Camp is $125 for residents and $135 for non-residents.
 
• Concord Parks and Rec Golf Camp (Beaver Meadow Golf Course, Concord, 225-8690, concordnh.gov) Learn the basics of golf.
Who: Ages 7 to 13
When: Tuesday, April 22, through Friday, April 25, from noon to 5 p.m. 
Cost: $175 for the four days

• Concord Sports Center (2 Whitney Road, Concord, 224-1655, concordsportscenter.com) MT Elite School Vacation Baseball Camp will provide fundamental baseball instruction in all aspects of the game. Camp will be led by former professional catcher Matt Tupman. 
Who: Ages 7 to 12
When: Tuesday, April 22, through Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. 
Cost: $150 for the four days
 
• Fisher Cats Baseball Camps (1 Line Drive, Manchester, 641-2005, ext. 129,  nhfishercats.com) Baseball and softball camps give kids an opportunity to learn the game using professional equipment with members of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Campers will receive a game ticket and attend an exclusive autograph session. 
Who: Ages 6 to 15
When: Monday, April 28, through Wednesday, April 30, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. 
Cost: $110 for the three days
 
• Play Ball (9 Congress St., Nashua, 16 Industrial Way, Salem, 883-2323, goplayball.com) Baseball and softball programs provide  instruction in hitting, fielding, base running and throwing.
Who: Ages 6 to 13
When: Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost: $115 for the week
 
• Ramp Camp (6 Airfield Drive, Rye, 964-2800, ryeairfield.com) Campers learn  to ride skateboards, bikes and scooters; focus on one or learn tricks and tips for riding all three.Who: Ages 8 through 17
When: Monday, April 21, through Wednesday, April 23, and Monday, April 28, through Wednesday, April 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Cost: Three full days is $169 and three half days is $119
 
• Soccer Sphere (George Larkin Field, SNHU, Manchester, 645-9703, abcsportscamps.com/sssoccer/info) Learn and improve soccer skills.
Who: Ages 5 through 14
When: Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost: $225 for a full day for a week or $125 for a half day for a full week
 
• Vertical Dreams Rock Climbing (250 Commercial St., Manchester, 625-6919, and 25 E. Otterson St., Nashua, 943-7571, verticaldreams.com) Learn the basics of rock climbing.
Who: Ages 5 through 13
When: Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per child
 
Theater camps
• Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester, 688-5588, palacetheatre.org) “Muppet Mania Camp” teaches all aspects of theater including singing, dancing, acting, costume, set painting and more. 
Who: Grades 2 through 8 
When: Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Cost: $225 for the week
 
• Peacock Players (14 Court St., Nashua, 889-2330, peacockplayers.org) Campers will learn theater skills, play theater games and rehearse for a final performance that will be open to family and friends. Campers do not need to audition to participate. 
Who: Ages 5 to 16
When: Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Cost: $175 for the week
 
Trip camps
• Concord Family YMCA (15 N. State St., Concord, 783-1129, concordymca.org) Take day trips to Boston Museum of Science Omni Theater, Fort Foster in Maine and Cowabunga’s in Hooksett. There will also be activities held at the Y including crafts and sports. 
Who: Grades 1 through 6
When: Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Cost: $168 for the full week or $40 per day
 
• YMCA of Greater Manchester, Allard Center (116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown, 497-4663, graniteymca.org) Go on daily field trips to area attractions. 
Who: Grades 3 through 8
When: Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, with care available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Cost: $224 for the week or $54 per day, members pay $179 for the week or $45 per day
 
• YMCA, Londonderry Branch (206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 437-9622, graniteymca.org) Go on daily field trips to area attractions. 
Who: Grades 3 through 8
When: Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, with care available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $199 for the week or $47 per day 
 
As seen in the April 10, 2014 issue of the Hippo.





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