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Spring camp fun
Art, theater, sports and more during April vacation

04/13/17
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



There are plenty of fun ways to spend your April school vacation week, getting creative with art and theater programs, getting fit with sports and athletic camps and more.

 
Art
ConcordTV Video Camp (225-8690, yourconcordtv.org) Where: Concord High School, 170 Warren St., Concord When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, 12:30 to 5 p.m. What: Kids ages 9 through 14 can learn about the basics of video production, then create their own videos. Cost: $100 for Concord residents, $110 for nonresidents
Currier Museum of Art (669-6144, currier.org) Where: 180 Pearl St., Manchester When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: At the morning session (9 a.m. to noon), kids create shoe-themed art and art inspired by food, animals, fairy tales and more. At the afternoon session (1 to 4 p.m.), kids use various art methods to turn the common sneaker into a bold statement of sports, art and architecture. Sessions are open to kids ages 5 through 14. Cost: $170 for the week with one session, $285 for the week with both
Studio 550 Community Art Center (232-5597, 550arts.com) Where: 550 Elm St., Manchester When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. What: Campers in the Earth Day is Every Day camp (9:15 a.m. to noon, for ages 6 to 9) will learn about how to make art in response to the environment, making upcycled and recycled art with found and repurposed objects. Campers in the clay sculpting and wheel throwing camp (12:30 to 3:15 p.m., for ages 9 and up) will learn how to throw pottery on the potter’s wheel, and will also create handbuilding and clay sculpting objects without the wheel. Cost: $155
 
General interest
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua (883-0523, bgcn.com) Where: 1 Positive Place, Nashua When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. What: Campers can enjoy computer activities, art projects, gym games, air hockey, foosball and swimming. Camps are offered for age groups 8 through 12 and 13 through 18. Cost: Free for members. Membership is required and costs $35.
Boys & Girls Club of Manchester (625-5031, begreatmanchester.org) Where: Union Street Clubhouse, 555 Union St., Manchester When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. What: Kids in grades K through 8 enjoy daily themed activities like field and teamwork games, a visit from Wildlife Encounters, a luau, an outdoor carnival and playtime at local parks. Cost: $50, non-members pay an additional $25 membership fee
Concord Family YMCA (228-9622, concordymca.org) Where: 15 N. State St., Concord When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. What: Campers in grades K through 6 enjoy different activities each day, like trips to Camp Spaulding or New England Aquarium, a “Wild, Wild West”-themed day on Friday and more. Cost: $60 per day or $188 for the week. Deadline to register is April 14.
New Hampshire SPCA (772-2921, nhspca.org) Where: NHSPCA Learning Center, 104 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Kids ages 6 through 12 can enjoy games, activities and crafts as well as visits with the animals. Cost: $295
YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown (497-4663, graniteymca.org) Where: 116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28 What: Kids in grades K through 6 enjoy traditional camp activities based on daily themes like friendship, pajamas and Earth Day. Kids in grades 3 through 8 can take part in a trip camp, where they travel to Fenway Park, Seacoast Science Center and other destinations, and an art camp, where they do art projects with stamping, scrapbooking, painting and more. Cost: Call for details
YMCA of Downtown Manchester (232-8670, graniteymca.org) Where: 30 Mechanic St., Manchester When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28 What: Kids in grades K through 6 enjoy traditional camp activities based on daily themes like spying, homemade goods and world instruments. Kids in grades 2 through 6 can take part in a fiber arts and jewelry camp where they upcycle various fabrics into new creations. At Sport-A-Day camp, kids in grades 1 through 6 participate in a different sport each day like floor hockey, basketball, soccer and more. Cost: Call for details
YMCA of Greater Londonderry (647-9622, graniteymca.org) Where: 206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28 What: Kids in grades K through 8 can enjoy “Around the World” games, cooking projects, crafts and other activities centered around different cultures; or Play ’Em All Multi-Sport camp, where they explore Camp Pa-Gon-Ki and participate in soccer, basketball, kickball and more. Kids in grades 3 through 8 can take part in a trip camp, where they travel to Fenway Park, Seacoast Science Center and other destinations. Cost: Call for details
YMCA of Greater Nashua (nmymca.org) Where: Nashua YMCA Branch, 24 Stadium Drive, Nashua, 882-2011; Merrimack YMCA Branch, 6 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack, 881-7778 When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28 What: At Fancy Fairy Camp (Nashua, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), kids ages 3 through 5 dance, read stories, do arts and crafts, then end the week with a dress-up tea party. Teens in grades 6 through 12 can take part in the dance camp (Nashua, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), where they learn a different style of dance each day, do crafts and learn about dance history through games; and art camp (Merrimack, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), where they experiment with a different art form each day. Cost: Call for details. Teen camps available by week or day.
YMCA of the Seacoast (431-2334, graniteymca.org) Where: Camp Gundalow, Tuttle Lane, Greenland When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28 What: Kids in grades K through 8 can enjoy swimming, gym games, fitness fun, arts and crafts, outdoor playtime and more. Cost: Call for details
YMCA of Strafford County (994-4117, graniteymca.org) Where: 35 Industrial Way, Rochester; Horne Street School, 78 Horne St., Dover When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28  What: Kids in grades K through 8 can visit Charmingfare Farm or Currier Museum of Art; spend the day at Camp Coney Pine or a carnival at the Y; try a ropes course, make s’mores and more. Cost: Call for details
 
Science & nature
New Hampshire Audubon (nhaudubon.org) Where: 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, 668-2045; 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, 224-9909 When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: Kids ages 6 through 10 can enjoy crafts, games, birding, hiking, live animal presentations and more. Cost: $53 per day
Prescott Farm (366-5695, prescottfarm.org) Where: 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Kids ages 6 through 12 participate in animal and plant identification, arts and crafts, quests, games and hands-on learning. Cost: $47 per day or $235 for the week 
Seacoast Science Center (436-8043, seacoastsciencecenter.org) Where: 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye When: Monday, April 17, through Friday, April 21, or Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Campers experience outdoor learning at Odiorne Point State Park, plus live animal and interactive exhibits with hands-on science fun. Treks 4 Tots (half-day 9 a.m. to noon option available) is for kids ages 3½ through 5. Seaside Safari is for kids in grades K through 5. Cost: $64 per full day, $43 per half day, $320 for full-day week, $215 for half-day week
 
Sports
Concord Parks & Recreation Golf Camp (225-8690, concordnh.gov) Where: Beaver Meadow Golf Course, 1 Beaver Meadow Road, Concord When: Tuesday, April 25, through Friday, April 28, noon to 5 p.m. What: Golfers ages 12 through 16 learn how to take their skills from the range and practice area and apply them on a golf course. Cost: $275
Fisher Cats Baseball Camp (641-2005, nhfishercats.com) Where: Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, 8:30 a.m. to noon What: Campers ages 6 through 15 receive baseball and softball instruction from Fisher Cats players, coaches and front office staff members. They also receive an exclusive autograph session with the team and a complimentary ticket for the Fisher Cats game on April 26 against the Trenton Thunder, with the chance to take the field with the players during the national anthem. Cost: $125
Play Ball Baseball Camp (goplayball.com) Where: 9 Congress St., Nashua, 883-2323; 16 Industrial Way, Salem, 898-0332 When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, 9 a.m. to noon What: Kids ages 6 through 12 develop baseball and softball skills like hitting, fielding, throwing and baserunning. Cost: $115
Tri-Star Gymnastics Camp (749-5678, tristargymnh.com) Where: 66 Third St., Dover When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. What: Campers in grade 1 through age 13 participate in gymnastics, crafts, games and open gym playtime. Cost: $35 per day, $135 for the week
 
Theater
The Alchemists’ Workshop’s My Favorite Character Musical Theatre Camp (568-5102, alchemistsworkshop.org) Where: Hopkinton Town Library, 61 Houston Drive, Contoocook When: Monday, April 24, through Thursday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday, April 28, 2 to 8 p.m. What: Kids ages 6 through 16 learn about singing, dancing and acting. Cost: $200, with a $10 discount for more than one child per family or for registrants by April 15.
Palace Theatre (668-5588, palacetheatre.org) Where: 80 Hanover St., Manchester When: Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: Campers in grades 2 through 8 learn about all aspects of theater, including singing, dancing, acting, costumes and set painting, in preparation for a production at the end of the week. This year’s production will be “Aladdin Kids,” with the final performance on Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m. Cost: $225  





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