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Summer camp
Find fun for your kids' vacation

02/19/15
By Allie Ginwala aginwala@hippopress.com



There’s still plenty of snow on the ground, but it’s time to start thinking ahead to summer vacation. From day camps to sleepaway camps, soccer camps to dance camps, the Hippo can help you find a camp that’s a perfect fit for your kids. Know of a camp not listed here? Send information to listings@hippopress.com.

 
Academic enrichment
 
Breakthrough Manchester at the Derryfield School
2108 River Road, Manchester, 641-9426, breakthroughmanchester.org
What: Goal is to help middle school students get on a path to college while inspiring them to consider a career in education. See website for qualifications and application.
Who: Middle school age 
When: July to mid-August
Cost: No tuition
 
Derryfield School Summer Program
2108 River Road, Manchester, 641-9426, 
derryfield.org/summer
What: Program includes academic enrichment, hands-on technology, college preparation and sports.
Who: Ages 6 to 18
When: Sessions Monday, June 22, to Friday, Aug. 21
Cost: Ranges from $125 to $525
 
Mathnasium
North Side Plaza, 79 Bicentennial Drive, Hooksett, 644-1234, mathnasium.com/northmanchester
What: Children spend an hour each visit practicing math skills and enjoying math games. Customized plans are developed for each student to help get a jump on the next school year and avoid the summer slide. 
Who: Grades 2 through 12
When: Drop-in scheduling June through August
Cost: $399
 
Project SMART 
46 College Road, Durham, smart.unh.edu
What: A summer institute that educates students in math and science with resources at the University of New Hampshire. Students will learn about biotechnology and nanotechnology, space science, and marine and environmental science during the four-week program.
Who: Grades 9 through 11
When: Sunday, June 28, to Friday, July 24
Cost: $3,200, $3,700 for those participating in the weekend program
 
 
Art
 
Camp DaVinci & Camp Leonardo 
Southern NH Education Center, 1E Commons Drive #28, Londonderry, 818-8613, 
snhma.org/summer-programs
What: Camp Leonardo (ages 3-5) and Camp DaVinci (ages 6-12) provides programs that balance science, technology, math and the arts. Topics include Adventures in Cooking, Rocket Science, FYI DIY, and Busy Bees and Butterfly Wings. Camps are either morning or full day.
Who: Ages 3 to 12
When: Camps offered the last week of June through early August
Cost: Half day $125 to $175 per week, full day $225 to $315 per week
 
Currier Museum Art Center Camp 
180 Pearl St., Manchester, 669-6144, ext. 122, currier.org
What: Campers can choose a weeklong themed art camp that inspires them. This year’s themes are Sports Art: Hall of Fame, Things with Wings, Time Travelers, Behind the Scenes, Pirates and Fairytales, Lions, Fishers and Bears...Oh My!, and Under the Big Top. Camps will feature special guests that match the week’s theme, such as Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Massabesic Audubon Center and Theatre KAPOW.
Who: Ages 5 to 12
When: Monday, June 22, to Friday, June 26; Monday, July 6, to Friday, July 24; Monday, Aug. 3, to Friday, Aug. 21
Cost: Full-day tuition $270, half-day $160
 
Kimball Jenkins School of Art 
266 N. Main St., Concord, 225-3932, kimballjenkins.com/summer-arts-camp/
What: Kids will create works of art with different media. Each week has a different theme and different materials, such as Animal Week, Fantasy Week, Comics and Manga Week and Studio Week.
Who: Ages 6 to 13
When: Monday, July 6, to Friday, Aug. 14, daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $255 per week
 
NH Institute of Art Pre-College Summer Program
148 Concord St., Manchester, 623-0313, nhia.edu/pre-college-summer-program-2/
What: A summer designed for high school students to build their college application portfolios and earn three college credits. They can choose classes in digital imaging, photography, ceramics, drawing, illustration, metalworking, printmaking and liberal arts. 
Who: Ages 16 to 19
When: Sunday, July 5, to Friday, July 17
Cost: $2,100. Scholarships available.
 
Wild Summer Art Camps
Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, 30 Ash St., Hollis, 465-9453, wildsalamander.com
What: A variety of half- and full-day camps exploring various creative themes including Art Garden, Science Arts, Worlds of Wonder, Inventions & 3D, Wear It!, ArtWorks and Preschool Art Adventures. 
Who: Preschool and ages 5 to 11
When: Weekly sessions starting Wednesday, June 15
Cost: $150 for half day, $285 for full day
 
 
Dance
 
Bedford Dance Center
172 Route 101, Bedford, 472-5141, bedforddancecenter.com
What: Campers learn new techniques and improve their dance skills in a number of weekly classes and summer intensive camps, including princess camp, contemporary dance camp, young dancer’s program and pre-professional dancer’s program.
Who: Ages 3 to 12+
When: TBD
Cost: Ranges from $100 to $345. Regular weekly classes charged by class.
 
Capital City Dance Center 
128 J Hall St., Concord, 228-1012, 
capitalcitydancecenter.com
What: Dance camp includes tap, ballet, lyrical, jazz, pom-pom, hip-hop and tumbling. A free student show will be held on Friday. 
Who: Ages 4 to 14
When: Monday, July 20, to Friday, July 24
Cost: $185 before May 1, $200 after May 1
 
Concord Dance Academy 
26 Commercial St., Concord, 226-0200, 
concorddanceacademy.com
What: Summer dance camp features 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, Recreational Camp and Intensive Camp options also offered.
Who: Ages 4 to 18
When: Sessions Monday, July 6, to Friday, July 31, daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $225 per week, $125 per half-day week
 
NStep Dance Center 
1134 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 641-6787, nstepdance.com
What: Each week features different activities and events such as dance classes, crafts, movies and tumbling. Weekly field trips include the Palace Theatre and local parks. Daily summer clinics that focus on specific skills and techniques will also be offered.
Who: Ages 3 to 12
When: Monday, June 29, to Thursday, July 2; Monday, July 6, to Friday, July 10, Monday, July 20, to Friday, July 24, Monday, Aug. 3, to Friday, Aug. 7, daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $250 per full-day week, $125 per half-day week
 
Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater 
19 Harvey Road, Bedford, 625-9272, snhdt.com
What: A variety of classes and camps for multiple ages and abilities are offered. Camps include Princess Camp, Children’s Dance Camp/Fairy Houses, Young Dancer’s Program, Summer Open Ballet Class and Summer Intensive.
Who: Ages 3 to 12+ depending on the camp
When: Sessions held Tuesday, July 7, through Friday, Aug. 28
Cost: $145 and up
 
 
Media & Writing
 
Londonderry Access Center’s Beginner Summer Media Camp and Advanced Summer Media Camp
281 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 432-1100, lactv.com
What: Beginner campers will learn aspects of video production, produce their own TV shows, and have a screening for friends and families at the end of the program. Advanced campers will strengthen skills learned in beginner camp, learning advanced techniques in TV production.
Who: Grade 5 through 8
When: Beginner camp: Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 31, daily from 10 a.m.to 2:30 p.m. Advanced camp: Monday, Aug. 10, to Friday, Aug. 14, daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $45 beginner, $50 advanced
 
National Writing Project in NH Summer Writing Camps
Locations in Plymouth, Laconia, Meredith, Hampstead, Peterborough and Concord
plymouth.edu/outreach/nwpnh/writing-camps/, NWPNHwritingcamp@gmail.com
What: Campers will spend the week developing their own writing through craft lessons and prompts. Guest speakers, author visits, museum trips, art projects and theater workshops may be included.
Who: Grades 3 through 12
When: Various weeks July through August
Cost: $125 for half-day camp, $550 for residential camp
 
 
Music
 
Concord Community Music School
23 Wall St., Concord, 228-1196, ccmusicschool.org
What: Creative Arts Camp engages campers in music, movement, visual art activities and indoor and outdoor games. 
Who: Grades 1 through 6
When: Monday, July 13, to Friday, July 17; and Monday, July 20, to Friday, July 24
Cost: $235 to $260 per week
What: Summer Jam Camp gives campers a week of musical exploration drawn from rock, blues, Latin and jazz. Workshops include ensemble playing, performance skills, recording technique and improvisation.
Who: Ages 10+
When: Monday, July 6, to Friday, July 10
Cost: $225
 
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 classical, jazz, pop, rock, folk and vocal music in a non-competitive environment. Campers also enjoy kayaking, swimming and outdoor games. 
Who: Ages 10 to 18
When: Sunday, July 26, to Saturday, Aug. 1; Sunday, Aug. 9, to Saturday, Aug. 15.
Cost: $725
 
Manchester Community Music School 
2291 Elm St., Manchester, 644-4548, mcmusicschool.org
What: Coed summer camps for kids to engage in multiple musical styles. This year’s camps include jazz camp, Apple’s Garage Band, Suzuki camp, beginning maestros, licks and riffs summer guitar study, plug and play, MCMS Chamber Music Festival and music mania. 
Who: Grades 6 through 12
When: Monday, July 13, to Friday, July 17; music festival and music mania Monday, June 22, to Monday, Aug. 10
Cost: Ranges from $125 to $235
 
Nashua Community Music School Summer Programs
Nashua Millyard, 5 Pine St. Ext., Nashua, 881-7030, nashuacms.org
What: Camps give students the opportunity to enhance their skills and expand their musical ability. Sessions include Flute Academy, Cabaret for Kids!, Music Around the World, Summer Strings Week and Little Composers.
Who: Ages 3½ to 16
When: Sessions run Monday, June 29, to Friday, Aug. 14, daily from 9 a.m to 4 p.m.
Cost: See website for tuition rates.
 
Young Musicians Program 
Dublin, 563-8212, waldenschool.org/young-musicians-program/
What: Five-week program includes a focus on musicianship, improvisation, composition and choral singing. Camp includes weekly hikes, dances and daily recreation activities as well as concert series, composers forums and artist residencies. Three-week program offered for students aged 9 to 11.
Who: Ages 9 to 18
When: Saturday, June 27, to Sunday, Aug. 2
Cost: Contact for details.
 
 
Nature
 
Barry Conservation Camp 
Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, 271-3421, wildlife.state.nh.us/barrycamp, 788-4961, extension.unh.edu/4H/4HCamps.htm 
What: Overnight program with themed weeks that introduce kids to shooting sports, fishing, hunter education, outdoor adventures and more.
Who: Ages 8 to 16
When: Sessions run from Sunday, June 21, to Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Cost: Ranges from $305 to $495
 
Beaver Brook Summer Nature Camp
117 Ridge Road, Hollis, 465-7787, beaverbrook.org
What: Weeklong day camps offer unique themes and expose children to a variety of natural places. Kids will enjoy hands-on explorations, inquiry-based learning and indoor and outdoor activities. This year’s new camps include Camp Cookery,  Forest Village, and Week in the Woods. 
Who: Ages 4 to 16
When: Monday, July 6, through Friday, Aug. 14
Cost: $180 and up per week
 
Farm and Agricultural Camp 
Educational Farm at Joppa Hill, 174 Joppa Hill Road, Bedford, 472-4724, theeducationalfarm.com
What: At Farm camp (ages 4 to 5) campers will learn where their food comes from, explore the farm, make crafts, read stories and hike through fields and forests. At agricultural camp (ages 6 to 11) campers will learn about animals, check for eggs, work in the garden and go for nature walks. 
Who: Ages 4 to 11
When: Sessions from Monday, June 22, through Friday, Aug. 14.
Cost: Farm Camp $130 per session; Agricultural camp $240 per session.
 
New Hampshire Audubon Nature Day Camp 
McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, 224-9909; Massabesic Audubon, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, 224-9909, ext. 333; nhaudubon.org
What: Campers will enhance ecological awareness, cultivate appreciation for the natural environment and have hands-on learning opportunities. A typical day camp might include meeting resident animals, heading into the woods to discover wildlife, playing games to enhance knowledge of the natural world, creating crafts with natural materials and taking short hikes to Lake Massabesic or Turkey Pond. 
Who: Ages 4 to 15
When: Various dates June through August
Cost: $42 per day for members, $52 for nonmembers
 
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road, Holderness, 968-7194, nhnature.org
What: Half day and full day camps that focus on nature and science. Taught by staff naturalists and other educators, campers enjoy programs such as aqua camp, rhythms of the forest, wild art, predator prey and all about H20. New this summer is junior animal keepers which gives campers the chance to be an animal keeper for the week. 
Who: Ages 4 to 14, depending on the camp
When: Week-long sessions held from Monday, June 22, through Friday, Aug. 14.
Cost: Ranges from $150 to $350
 
Youth Boat Building
New Hampshire Boat Museum, 399 Center St., Wolfeboro Falls, 569-4554, nhbm.org
What: Students will be taught the safe use of hand tools and a limited number of small power tools to assemble the kit. Special lunching on Lake Wentworth will celebrate the completion. 
Who: Ages 12+
When: Monday, Aug. 3, to Friday, Aug. 14, daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $30 for members, $60 nonmembers. Other fees may apply.
 
 
Science
 
Camp Invention 
McKelvie Intermediate School, 108 Liberty Hill Road, Bedford; Thorntons Ferry Elementary School, 134 Camp Sargent Road, Merrimack; Amherst Middle School, 14 Cross Road, Amherst; Heron Pond School, 80 Heron Pond Road, Milford; Merrimack Valley Middle School, 14 Allen St., Penacook, 800-968-4332, campinvention.org
What: Campers are led by local educators during a week of hands-on activities created especially for elementary school girls and boys. Lessons explore connections between science, technology and innovation, and activities include disassembling electronics and playing high-energy games. 
Who: Grades 1 through 6
When: Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 3 (McKelvie ); Monday, June 22, to Friday, June 26 (Amherst and Heron Pond); Monday, July 6, to Friday, July 10 (Thorntons and Merrimack Valley)
Cost: Varies. Base price is $220.
 
iD Tech Camps held at SNHU
1-888-709-8324, iDtech.com
What: Inspired by tech-savvy instructors, campers will code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites and produce movies. They will work together in small clusters of eight kids per instructor. 
Who: Ages 7 to 17
When: Monday, June 29, to Saturday, Aug. 8
Cost: Varies. See website. 
 
LEtGO Your Mind STEM Programs 
Offered in Salem, Hampstead, Kingston, Amherst, Bedford, Nashua, Concord, Manchester, letgoyourmind.com, jim@letgoyourmind.com
What: Kids will use LEGOS to learn about robots, machines and animation. This year’s theme is Amusement Thrill Ride with the LEGO Movie and Minecraft.
Who: Ages 4 to 13
When: Monday, June 29, to Monday, Aug. 17
Cost: $300 to $325
 
Mad Science Summer Camps
Various locations in NH, 362-9800, info@madsciencenhm.com, nhma.madscience.org
What: Campers will do hands-on science explorations, play outdoor games and see cool demonstrations. This year’s programs include Mad Machines & Crazy Contraptions, Rockets & Fantastic Flight, Secret Agent Lab and Super Duper Science Sampler. 
Who: Ages 7 to 12
When: Sessions Monday, June 29, to Friday, Aug. 21
Cost: Full day ranges from $240 to $285, half day ranges from $150 to $195
 
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
2 Institute Drive, Concord, 217-7827, starhop.com
What: Kids will explore different topics and projects during summer science camps with themes such as Let’s Go to Mars!, What’s the Code?, 3-2-1 Blastoff!, It’s All About the Sun, Moons, Comets and Asteroids: Our Solar System’s Small Stuff, High Flying Paper Airplanes and More, and MakerLab 101. 
Who: Ages 5 to 14 depending on the camp
When: Monday, July 6, to Friday, Aug. 14, daily at 9 a.m.
Cost: Ranges from $145 to $355
 
RoboTech Center Day Camp 
Held at Rivier University, Nashua, 888-6102, robotechcenter.com/innovate/2015programs/summer-2015/
What: Kids will get to explore different science and technology topics such as Arduino DIY super RC programmable cars, 3-D printing and XBOX game design.
Who: Ages 7 to 17
When: Monday, July 13, to Friday, July 17, daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $499
 
Seacoast Science Center 
Odiorne State Park, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, 436-8043, ext. 16, seacoastsciencecenter.org
What: Environmental day camps include Treks for Tots (ages 3 to 5), Seaside Safari (grade K through 5) and Stewards (grades 6 through 8). Each camp session has a different theme that includes outdoor exploration, hands on activities and learning about the park’s natural resources.
Who: Age 3 through grade 8
When: Various dates Monday, June 22, to Friday, Aug. 28
Cost: Varies based on camp session. Call for details.
 
SEE Science Center Camp Summer Science
200 Bedford St., Manchester, 669-0400, 
see-sciencecenter.org
What: Campers will explore electricity and chemical concoctions through hands-on science activities. Campers will also reverse engineer a household item and create their own science exhibit prototype.
Who: Grades 3 through 6
When: Monday, July 13, to Friday, July 17; Monday, July 20, to Friday, July 24
Cost: $200 per camper
 
 
Sports
 
Camp Lovewell 
The Nature of Things, 10 Groton Road, Nashua, 881-4815, naturesacademy.com
What: Kids who don’t mind getting their hands dirty can enjoy hiking, swimming, archery, sports, animal care, gardening, skits, crafts and team-building. Trained counselors facilitate activities such as low ropes adventures and expeditions. Horseback riding lessons also available.
Who: Ages 4 to 14
When: Weekly sessions Monday, June 22, to Friday, Aug. 21
Cost: $145 to $270, depending on age
 
Caramba Skills Camp 
Various NH locations, 496-3579, soccerskillscamp.org
What: A summer soccer program that teaches the skills for kids to learn to become goaltenders, defenders, midfielders and strikers. 
Who: Grades 1 through 8
When: Sessions Monday, July 13, to Friday, Aug. 7
Cost: $200 per week
 
Challenger Sports Soccer Camps 
Nashua, Windham, Londonderry, Hooksett, Rindge, Milford, Suncock, Brentwood, Chester, Exeter, Keene, New Boston, Rich Lamoury (401-864-8880, rlamoury@challengersports.com) challengersports.com
What: Campers will be coached by a Challengers coaching staff member from Britain or Brazil. The week’s program includes drills and skills, food skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily “World Cup” tournament-style plays.
Who: Coed ages 2 to 18
When: Monday, June 29, to Monday, Aug. 17
Cost: $70 to $200 depending on the program
 
Fisher Cats Baseball and Softball Camps 
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester, 641-2005, nhfishercats.com
What: Kids can learn the basics of the game from the pros with baseball instruction from Fisher Cats players and coaches and softball instruction from SNHU assistant softball coach. Each session’s final day will feature a campers-versus-campers game and autograph time with the instructors.
Who: Ages 6 to 15
When: Wednesday, June 24, to Friday, June 26; Tuesday, July 7, to Thursday, July 9; Monday, July 27, Tuesday, July 28, Thursday, July 30; Tuesday, Aug. 11, Thursday, Aug. 13, Friday, Aug. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to noon
Cost: $1,100 per session
 
Fosters Golf Camp 
240 Tory Road, Manchester, 622-1553, 
fostersgolfcamp.com
What: Campers travel to different par 3 courses where they watch instructional videos and do practice clinics, chipping and putting contests, driving range time, and play at least nine holes of golf with instruction.
Who: Ages 8 to 16
When: Monday, June 15, to Friday, Aug. 21, daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
When: $295 per week. Additional fees vary.
 
Gelinas Farm Horseback Riding Camp
471 4th Range Road, Pembroke, 225-7024, 892-4643, gelinasfarm.com
What: Campers will work in pairs to learn how to prepare the barn for their horses, groom and ride. Geared toward beginner riders or children with no horse experience. 
Who: Ages 6 to 12
When: Monday, Aug. 3, to Friday, Aug. 7; Monday, Aug. 17, to Friday, Aug. 21, daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: Contact for pricing details.
 
Granite State Gymnastics 
71 River Road, Bow, 228-8424, 
granitestategymnastics.org
What: Gym and Swim camp gives kids the chance to have swimming and gymnastics instruction. Other activities include outdoor games and crafts. Theme days include music Mondays and pizza Fridays. 
Who: Ages 3 and 4 for half day, ages 5+ for full day
When: Sessions run Monday, June 22, to Friday, Aug. 14, daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $60 per full day, $275 per full-day week
 
Granite State Lacrosse 
The Derryfield School, 2108 River Road, Manchester; Joppa Hill Fields, 174 Joppa Hill Road, Bedford; 867-9421, 
granitestatelacrosse.com
What: A day camp for boys to learn how to play all positions of lacrosse. Each camp features a goalie school.
Who: Boys ages 7 to 17
When: Session 1 Monday, June 29, to Thursday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (The Derryfield School). Session 2 Monday, July13, to Thursday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Joppa Hill Field).
Cost: $295 (Session 1), $195 (Session 2)
 
In the Net Sports Academy
Various NH locations, 429-0592, 
inthenetsportsacademy.com
What: A variety of sports camps offered during the day or evening include soccer, Sk8, field hockey, football, volleyball, track and field, golf, tennis, basketball, baseball, and softball. Programs include specialty/positional camps or general skills development. Morning, day and evening programs available. 
Who: Ages 3 to 19
When: Sessions run June through August
Cost: Contact for cost
 
Junior Fitness Summer Camp
Executive Health and Sports Center, 1 Highlander Way, Manchester, 668-4753 ext. 203, ehsc.com
What: Campers play tennis, golf and racquetball and take classes in yoga, Zumba and healthy eating. They will also participate in group exercise classes, arts and crafts and team games. Pool time is also available. See website for updated information.
Who: Ages 5 to 13
When: Eight weekly sessions offered from June to August. Held Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Contact for pricing details.
 
New England Gymnastics Training Center Summer 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. Camp is offered by week, day or half day
Who: Ages 4+
When: Monday, June 29, to Friday, Aug. 28
Cost:  Full day $60, full-day week $268
 
Nike Basketball Camp
Nashua Catholic Junior High, 6 Bartlett Ave., Nashua, 1-800-645-3226, asahoops.com
What: Campers will receive coaching, practice drills and improve basketball skills. Daily sessions include 3-on-3 games, form shooting and full court scrimmages.
Who: Ages 8 to 15
When: Monday, July 27, to Friday, July 31; Monday, Aug. 3, to Friday, Aug. 7, daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $275
 
NLP Athlete Speed, Strength & Agility Development Program 
NLP Strength & Conditioning Center, 201 Allard Drive, Manchester, 627-7500, 
nlpstrength.com
What: All athletes, all sports, no experience required. 90-minute workouts help improve confidence, reduce injuries and enhance sports performance with safe fitness training. Workouts are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8 and 9:30 a.m., 2, 3, and 5:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 9+
When: Late June through mid-August
Cost: Varies depending on number of workouts
 
Pro Ambitions Hockey Day Camps 
The Rinks at Exeter, 40 Industrial Drive #1, Exeter; Tri-Town Ice Arena, 311 W. River Road, Hooksett; Conway Arena, 5 Stadium Drive, Nashua; 855-459-2267, proambitions.com
What: Super Combo Camp includes three curricula: battle camp, which simulates in-game situations; sniper/sharpshooters camp, which focuses solely on shooting skills, and proforma camp, which focuses on skating and shooting at top speed. Goaltending camp is also offered.
Who: Ages 6 to 18
Where and when: Monday, July 27, to Friday, July 31, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The Rinks at Exeter); Tuesday, July 7, to Friday, July 10, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Tri-Town Arena); Monday, Aug. 10, to Friday, Aug. 14, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 6 to 8 p.m. just goalies (Conway Arena).
Cost: Ranges from $349 to $565
 
Ramp Camp 
6 Airfield Drive, Rye, 964-2800, ryeairfield.com
What: Day camp for kids who enjoy and want to improve skills of riding skateboards, bikes and scooters. Instructors teach tricks, run drills and encourage campers to choose their own options for learning.
Who: Ages 8 and up (with limited space for ages 6 and 7)
When: Sessions held Monday, June 22, to Friday, Aug. 2
Cost: Ranges from $139 to $299
 
Relentless Training Football Camp 
Bedford High School Stadium, hinesk@bedfordnhk12.net, relentlesstrainingcamp.weebly.com
What: Day camp for those interested in learning to play football. Four half days of position-specific instruction including kicking. Space is limited to 100 kids.
Who: Boys grades 7 through 12
When: Monday, July 20, to Thursday, July 23, from 8 to 11 a.m.
Cost: $175
 
Soccer Sphere Summer Soccer Camp 
Various NH locations, abcsportscamps.com/sssoccer
What: Soccer day camps with Marc Hubbard, a head coach at SNHU. Offered in Manchester, Milford and Portsmouth.
Who: Ages 5 to 18
When: Sessions run weekly June to August, Monday through Friday.
Cost: Ranges from $79 to $205
 
Summer Horse Camp 
Painted Blessings Ranch, 50 Manchester Drive, Webster, 568-8482, paintedblessingsranch.com
What: Program is designed to accommodate riders of all abilities and experience. All campers must have long pants and riding boots, but helmets are available. 
Who: Ages 6 to 16
When: Monday, June 22, to Friday, June 26; Monday, July 6, to Friday, July 10; Monday, July 20, to Friday, July 24; Monday, Aug. 3, to Friday, Aug. 7, daily from 9 a.m to 4 p.m.
Cost: $450
 
Summer Sports Camps
Hampshire Hills Sports & Fitness Club, 50 Emerson Road, Milford, 673-7123, 
hampshirehills.com
What: Week-long specialty camps include yoga, dance, soccer, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, cheer, track and cross country.
Who: Ages 3 to 12, depending on the camp
When: Sessions run Monday, June 15, to Friday, Aug. 21. Most camps daily, 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost: Contact for cost
 
The British are Coming Soccer Camp
Livingston Park, Red Coat Lane, Manchester, 617-851-0428, mnsl.org/camps
What: Join Manchester North Soccer League for a camp run by British coaches who give both beginners and experienced players a week of soccer and fun.
Who: Ages 5 to 16
When: Monday, July 27, to Friday, July 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Cost: $175 for full day, $125 for half day
 
Tumble Town Gymnastics 
444 E Industrial Park Drive, Unit 10, Manchester, 641-9591, tumbletownnh.com
What: Camps for girls of different abilities and levels to learn and improve skills for the uneven bars, vault, balance beam and more. Age group and skill level varies based on the session.
Who: Girls ages 5+
When: Sessions Monday, July 6, to Friday, July 10; Monday, July 13, to Friday, July 17; Monday, Aug. 3, to Friday, Aug. 7; Monday, Aug. 10, to Friday, Aug. 14, daily from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.
Cost: $175 per week
 
UNH Sports Camps 
145 Main St., Durham, 862-1850, unhwildcats.com/camps/index
What: Kids can attend a gymnastics, hockey, basketball, football, lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, running or swimming camp. There are day camp options with full-day and half-day times and overnight options.
Who: Ages 6+
When: Sessions held various weeks from Monday, June 29, through Thursday, July 30
Cost: Varies based on camp
 
 
Theater
 
Andy’s Summer Playhouse 
582 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, 654-2613, andyssummerplayhouse.org
What: Camp for kids to learn important life skills through theater. Camp programs include acting in a Mainstage Production, Touring Production or Musical Production, scriptwriting in the Playwriting Labs and learning behind-the-scenes trades (part of the Apprentice Program for ages 12 to 18).
Who: Ages 8 to 18
When: Mid-June to mid-August
Cost: Mainstage, Touring, Musical Productions $550; Playwriting Labs $200, Apprentice Program $25
 
 
Bedford Youth Performing Company
155 Route 101, Bedford, 472-3894, bypc.org
What: Offers a variety of summer camps, programs and lessons in music, dance, theater and creative kids preschool. Programs include musical theater camp, rock band camp, filmmaking, recording camp and young musicians camp.
Who: Preschool through grade 12, depending on the camp
When: Sessions run throughout the summer. See website for specific dates.
Cost: Varies. See website for pricing and registration.
 
Camp ENCORE
Prescott Park Arts Festival and partner Camp CenterStage, Downtown Portsmouth, 436-2848, prescottpark.org/event/camp-encore
What: Young aspiring actors can learn music, singing, dancing, acting, visual arts and technical theater. Two sessions culminate with performances of The Little Mermaid Jr. and Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. Sessions include guest artist teachers, specialized workshops and community outreach experiences.
Who: Age 8 to 17
When: Monday, June 29, to Sunday, July 19; Monday, July 20, to Sunday, Aug. 2, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Ranges from $500 to $750 for one session.
 
Majestic Theatre Summer Camps 
922 Elm St., Manchester, 669-7469, 
majestictheatre.net
What: Weeklong half-day camps for ages 5 to 7 and full-day camps for ages 8 to 14 features experienced directors and instructors who will lead campers through the components of acting, theater and dance with camp sessions like In the Jungle, Princess Whatsername, Fairy Tale Fantasy, The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad and Carnival of the Animals.
Who: Ages 5 to 14
When: Monday, July 6, to Friday, Aug. 7
Cost: Ranges from $150 to $300
 
New Hampshire Theatre Project 
West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth, 431-6644, ext. 4, nhtheatreproject.org
What: Summer theater camps help to educate kids about the world and work of theater in a professional venue. This year’s camps include Kids Theatre Camp, Story Theatre Camp, Teen Theatre Camp, and Strafford Summer Arts Camp (held at Strafford School). Each camp emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking and artistic excellence.
Who: Ages 6 to 17
When: Camps run on different dates from Monday, July 6, through Friday, Aug. 7
Cost: Ranges from $325 to $525
 
Palace Theatre
80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, 
palacetheatre.org
What: Day camp where kids in grades 2 through 8 will learn about all aspects of theatre including singing, dancing, acting, costumes and set painting. Kids will work on a production to perform at the end of their two week camp experience. Additional details will be on the website soon.
Who: Grades 2 through 8
When: Sessions Monday, June 29, to Friday, Aug. 21.
Cost: Contact for cost
 
Peacock Players Summer Theatre Camp
Held at Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St., Nashua, sarahe@peacockplayers.org, peacockplayers.org
What: Campers will participate in a fast-paced rehearsal schedule leading up to a camp showcase performance at the end of the session performed on the Peacock Players MainStage. Campers will enjoy weekly talent shows, instruction from industry professionals, and daily electives in acapella singing, improvisation, Shakespeare and musical theater dance. 
Who: Ages 5 to 18
When: Monday, July 13, to Saturday, July 25; Monday July 27, to Saturday, Aug. 8.
Cost: See website for pricing details.
 
STEPs Summer Camp 
978-482-7733, stepsnh.org. Camp held at Dance Progressions, 109 Hillside Ave., Derry 
What: Week-long camp spent rehearsing and preparing for a showcase at the end of the week. This summer’s showcase is an anti-bullying musical written by a former student. See website for the latest details.
Who: Grades 7 through 12
When: July (dates TBD), Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Final show Sunday
Cost: $185 for the week
 
Triple Threat Theater Camp 
LDA Studios, 21 Buttrick Road, Londonderry, 432-0032,triplethreattheatercamp.com
What: Camp focuses on developing the core foundation of theater: acting, dance and voice. Led by experienced staff who have appeared on Broadway, film and television, campers will participate in afternoon workshops and rehearsals as well as arts and crafts and outdoor activity times. 
Who: Ages 6 to 17
When: One-week program Monday, July 6, to Friday, July 10, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.; Three week program Monday, July 6, to Saturday, July 25, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Cost: $275 (one week), $675 (two weeks)
 
 
General Interest
 
Barbara C. Harris Camp 
108 Wally Stone Lane, Greenfield, 547-3400, bchcenter.org/camp/programs/day-camp/
What: Day camp with weekly themes, field trips, swim lessons, hot lunch, special events and more. Campers learn life lessons and gain perspectives in a community centered on Christian beliefs and values.
Who: Grades K through 5
When: Weekly sessions Monday, June 29, to Friday, Aug. 7, daily 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $210 per week
 
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Concord
55 Bradley St., Concord, 224-1061, nhclubkids.org
What: Summer day camp held at Bradley Street and Christa McAuliffe School service sites. Day camps include activities such as swimming, hiking, arts and crafts and board games. Theme camps such as Art Camp and Expedition Bound are also available.
Who: Age 5 through grade 8
When: Monday, June 15, to Friday, Aug. 21, daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $155 per week
 
Camp Doucet 
Boy & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, 47 Grand Ave. Nashua, 883-1074, bgcn.com/programs/camp-programs/
What: Campers have the chance to experience outdoor fun with a variety of activities such as daily swimming, initiative games and teambuilding, athletics, arts and crafts and more. Must be BGCN member to attend.
Who: Ages 6 to 13
When: Weeklong sessions run Monday, June 22, to Friday, Aug. 21
Cost: $135 per week for ages 6 to 7; $100 per week for ages 8 to 13
 
Camp Foster 
Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, Camp Allen Road, Bedford, 625-5031, begreatmanchester.org
What: Summer day camp will have a different theme each week. The Boys & Girls Club provides transportation to and from the Clubhouse to Camp Foster’s 20-acre wooded site each day. Activities include swimming, playground, arts and crafts, field games, athletics, hiking, boating, games and special activities.
Who: Ages 6 to 13
When: Monday, June 22, through Friday, Aug. 28
Cost: $100 per week; $25 annual membership fee.
 
Camp Kettleford 
26 Camp Allen Road, Bedford, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, 627-4158, girlscoutsgwm.org
What: Traditional day camp for girls to enjoy swimming, boating, arts and crafts, archery, fire building and more. Horseback riding is also offered off site. Camps run in one or two week sessions.
Who: Girls K through 12
When: Monday, June 22, to Friday, Aug. 7
Cost: Basic week is $200
 
Camp Lincoln 
67 Ball Road, Kingston, 642-3361, 
ymcacamplincoln.org
What: Traditional day camp gives campers the chance to gain independence, self-confidence and friends. Activities include arts and crafts, swimming, archery, boating and sports. Program is split into units based on grade level. Each unit has its own bathrooms, game space and special activities.
Who: Age 3 through grade 9
When: Weeklong sessions run Monday, June 22, to Friday, Aug. 21
Cost: Ranges from $210 to $415
 
Camp Mowkawogan
Abbot-Downing School, 152 South St., Concord, 290-7001, concordymca.org, swilks@concordymca.org
What: Campers will enjoy a traditional summer day camp experience.
Who: Grades 1 through 8
When: Runs June through August
Cost: Contact for cost
 
Camp Ponemah
Hampshire Hills Sports & Fitness Club, 50 Emerson Road, Milford, 673-7123, 
hampshirehills.com
What: Campers enjoy daily games, sports, swim lessons, tennis lessons, field trips, stories, music, arts and crafts, drama and more. Five-day, three-day and two-day options available. 
Who: Ages 3 to 12
When: Weeklong sessions held Monday, June 22, to Friday, Aug. 21, daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Depends on number of weeks selected.
 
Camp Seawood 
350 Banfield Road, Portsmouth, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, 627-4158, girlscoutsgwm.org
What: Traditional day camp for girls to enjoy arts and crafts, archery, fire building, horseback riding and more. Weekly field trips go to either Odiorne Point State Park or Fort Foster. Camps run in one or two week sessions.
Who: Girls K through 12
When: Monday, July 20, to Friday, Aug. 7
Cost: Basic week is $200
 
Camp Souhegan at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley
56 Mont Vernon St., Milford, 672-1002, svbgc.org
What: Camps focused on healthy lifestyles and academic success include specialty camps such as rock climbing, theater, dance, cooking, creative arts, and technology.
Who: Grades K through 12
When: Monday, June 22, to Friday, Aug. 21
Cost: Starting at $165 per week
 
Camp Whispering Pines
386 Meredith Neck Road, Meredith, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, 627-4158, girlscoutsgwm.org
What: Traditional day camp for girls to enjoy swimming, boating, arts and crafts, archery, fire building and more on Lake Winnipesaukee. Camps run in one or two week sessions.
Who: Girls K through 12
When: Monday, Aug. 3, to Friday, Aug. 14
Cost: Basic week is $200
 
Children’s Museum of NH
6 Washington St., Dover, 742-2002, 
childrens-museum.org
What: Four weeks of day camps include Mini Camps (ages 4-5) from 9:15 a.m. to noon and Discovery Camps (ages 6-9) from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. All camps are led by museum educators. Past camp themes include Storybook Theater, New Hampshire Animals, World Wonders, Nature Creations and Inventors’ Challenge. See the website for this year’s camp dates and themes.
Who: Ages 4 to 9
When: See website for dates
Cost: See website for pricing
 
Concord Parks and Recreation 
New Heights Community Center, 14 Canterbury Road, Concord, 225-8690, concordnh.gov
What: Weeklong camp sessions with different themes like Kids Kamp, Mad Science, Rec Camp, Farm Camp, Teen Adventure Camp, Frozen Dance Camp, Theatre Camp, ConcordTV Video Camp, Cooking Camp, Lego Camp and various sports camps.
Who: Age 2 through grade 8, depending on the program
When: Sessions run Monday, June 22, to Friday, Aug. 14
Cost: Ranges from $30 to $275
 
Cosmic Day Camp 
Liquid Planet Water Park, 446 Route 27, Candia, 483-2200, liquidplanetwaterpark.com/summer_camp.php
What: Each week campers will do science experiments, crafts, team-building activities and nature hikes. They will also interact in park activities like the slides and zipline. Crafts for charity and theme days also held each week.
Who: Ages 6 to 14
When: Monday, June 22, to Friday, Aug. 21, daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $200 per week, $25 registration fee
 
Eagle Camp
Portsmouth Christian Academy, 20 Seaborne Drive, Dover, 742-3617, pcaschool.org
What: Part of Kaleidoscope Summer Programs, day camp has different themes each week. Discovery Clubs specialty camps include pottery, computers, indoor climbing and cooking. Pricing, ages and dates vary.
Who: Ages 3 to 14
When: Monday, June 8, to Friday, Aug. 14, daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $180 per week, $40 per day, $25 half day
 
Fun in the Sun 
Manchester Parks and Recreation, 475 Valley St., Manchester. Camps held at JFK Memorial Coliseum, Livingston Park (Dorr’s Pond House), and Piscataquog River Park; 665-6817, manchesternh.gov/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation/Programs/Youth-Programs
What: Day camp for Manchester residents includes playground activities, arts and crafts, swimming, local field trips, sports days and special events days.
Who: Ages 6 to 12
When: TBD, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to Manchester youth
 
Melody Pines Day Camp 
510 Corning Road, Manchester, 669-9414, melodypines.com
What: Authentic camp experience includes group games and sports, daily swimming lessons, free swim, boating, water skiing, archery, arts and crafts, frisbee golf, climbing, treasure hunts and special events.
Who: Ages 5 to 13
When: Monday, June 22, to Friday, Aug. 28
Cost: $200 per week
 
Naticook Summer Day Camp 
Wasserman Park, 116 Naticook Road, Merrimack, 882-1046, merrimackparksandrec.org/naticook.html
What: Campers will enjoy swimming, boating, drama, archery, nature exploration, sports, arts and crafts, special events and more. Campers also enjoy canoeing trips on Naticook Lake.
Who: Ages 5 to 14
When: Monday, June 22, to Friday, Aug. 14, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $195 per week (for residents)
 
New Morning Pre-School Summer Camp 
23 Back River Road, Bedford, 669-3591, newmorningschools.com
What: Program for preschool and kindergarten age boys and girls to enjoy games, songs, crafts and water fun with sprinklers. Days are balanced between quiet and physical activities.
Who: Ages 3 to 6
When: Monday, June 8, to Friday, June 12; Monday, June 15, to Friday, June 19; Monday, June 22, to Friday, June 26, daily 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $150 per week
 
Pelham Parks and Recreation Summer Camp
Veterans Memorial Park, Pelham, 635-2721, pelhamweb.com/recreation
What: Day camp for kids with activities like sports, arts and crafts and games. Theme days and field trips also offered.
Who: Ages 6 to 14
When: Monday, July 6, to Friday, Aug. 14, daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Ranges from $125 to $400
 
Pelham Parks and Recreation Tots Summer Playground Camp
Elmer G. Raymond Memorial Park Lodge, 35 Keyes Hill Road, Pelham,  635-2721, pelhamweb.com/recreation
What: Day camp for young campers.
Who: Ages 3 to 5
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7 to Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $225
 
UNH Camps 
105 Main St., Durham, 862-3266, unh.edu/youth-programs/programs/summer
What: Camps include academic enrichment, arts, adventure, athletic and traditional day camps. See website for a full list.
Who: Grades 1 through 12
When: Various weeks June through August
Cost: Varies based on program
 
YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown
Branch of The Granite YMCA, 116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown, 497-4663, 232-8667, graniteymca.org/daycamp
What: Camp HalfMoon has activities such as weekly field trips to state parks and beaches, archery, swimming, creative arts and sports. Other camps include Tennis Camp, Discovery Camp, Gymnastics Camp, Adventure Camp and Teen Road Trip Camp.
Who: Grade K through 10, depending on program
When: Session runs Monday, June 15, to Friday, Sept. 4
Cost: Call or see website for cost
 
YMCA of Downtown Manchester
Branch of The Granite YMCA, 30 Mechanic St., Manchester, 232-8632, graniteymca.org/daycamp
What: Kids participate in various sports camps and this year’s new camps Magic the Gathering and World Champion Baseball. Fit Camps include Junior Chefs, Cooking Across the Globe, Kids on Cooking, Pastries Camp and Discover the Arts Camp. Teen Road Trip Camp (grades 6 through 10) gives teens the chance to travel to northern New England locations for various activities.
Who: Grades K through 12
When: Session runs Tuesday, June 16, to Saturday, Aug. 29, daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Call or see website for cost
 
YMCA of Greater Londonderry
Branch of The Granite YMCA, 206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 437-9622, graniteymca.org/daycamp
What: Camp Pa-Gon-Ki gives kids the chance to enjoy creative arts, fort building, archery, swimming, sports, nature and adventure. Teen program includes travel to various water and theme parks.  Also offered this summer are specialty half-day camps at Griffin Park in Windham.
Who: Grades K through 8
When: Session runs Monday, June 15, to Friday, Aug. 28
Cost: Ranges from $80 to $225 per week
 
YMCA of the Seacoast
Branch of The Granite YMCA, 550 Peverly Hill Road, Portsmouth, 431-2334, graniteymca.org/daycamp
What: Camp Gundalow gives kids the opportunity to explore nature, swim in the pool, try a low ropes course, do creative arts and shoot a bow and arrow. Camp Gundalow option offered specifically for ages 3 and 4 as well.
Who: Grades K through 8
When: Sessions Tuesday, June 16, to Saturday, Aug. 29
Cost: Call or see website for cost
 
YMCA of Strafford County 
Branch of The Granite YMCA, 35 Industrial Way, Rochester, 332-7334, graniteymca.org/daycamp
What: Camp Coney Pine offers activities such as archery, arts and crafts, drama, environmental enrichment, group games, high/low ropes course and daily swimming.
Who: Grades K through 8
When: Monday, June 15, to Friday, Sept. 4
Cost: Call or see website for cost
 
World Academy Summer Camp
138 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, 888-1982, worldacademynh.com, info@worldacademynh.com
What: Programs intend to nurture a child’s wonder by encouraging creativity, imagination and exploration. 
Who: Infants through grade 8
When: Monday, June 15, to Friday, Aug. 21
Cost: Varies by hours and days attended
 
 
Sleepaway Camps
 
Adventure Camp 
36 Sargent Camp Road, Hancock, 525-3311, naturesclassroomadventurecamp.org
What: Campers enjoy a blend of field group time and activity selections to get to know cabin mates and counselors. Activities include kayaking, archery, blacksmithing, rock climbing, nature art, photography and primitive living skills. One-week program options include Adventure Challenge, Adventure Quest, Adventure Trek and Leadership in Training.
Who: Ages 10 to 17
When: Sessions run Sunday, July 5, to Friday, Aug. 14
Cost: Ranges from $895 to $2,015
 
Beam Camp 
55 Boy Scout Road, Strafford, 866-894-7069, beamcamp.com
What: Overnight summer program for girls and boys that lets them learn to make ideas happen through fine and manual arts, technology and collaboration. Campers will build, swim, hike, play games and enjoy 750 acres of mountain, forest and lakes. Campers work alongside architects, videographers, builders, engineers, designers and makers to create a large-scale project that is the centerpiece for each session.
Who: Grade 5 to age 17
When: Session 1 Thursday, July 2, to Sunday, July 26; Session 2 Thursday, July 30, to Sunday, Aug. 23
Cost: Tuition is $5,200
 
Brantwood Camp 
127 Brantwood Camp Road, Peterborough, 924-3542, brantwood.org
What: Campers from Boston, New York City, Jersey City, Hartford and urban areas of New Hampshire are given the chance to attend a traditional summer camp. Activities include athletics, swimming, ropes course, outdoor challenges and more.
Who: Ages 11 to 15
When: Session held Saturday, June 27, to Sunday, July 12; Thursday, July 16, to Friday, July 31; Tuesday, Aug. 4, to Wednesday, Aug. 19
Cost: $250 per session
 
Camp Allen 
56 Camp Allen Road, Bedford, campallennh.org
What: Offered to campers of all ages with cognitive and/or physical challenges to enjoy growth, friendship and fun in an outdoor environment. 
Who: Ages 6+
When: Tuesday, June 14, to Saturday, Aug. 22
Cost: $800 per week
 
Camp Bernadette
83 Richards Road, Wolfeboro, 569-1692, 
campfatimabernadette.org
What: A camp with Catholic origins welcomes campers of all faiths to enjoy waterfront sports, land sports, themed competitions and weekly mass. Camp sessions run for two weeks.
Who: Girls ages 6 to 15
When: Sessions held Sunday, June 28, to Saturday, Aug. 22
Cost: $1,050 and up
 
Camp Birch Hill 
333C Birch Hill Road, New Durham, 859-4525, summer@campbirchhill.com, campbirchhill.com
What: Two-week classic New England summer camp allows boys and girls to choose from activities such as land sports, boating, arts and crafts, zip-lining, rock-climbing, high ropes course and more.
Who: Ages 6 to 16
When: Sunday, June 28, to Saturday, July 11; Sunday, July 12, to Saturday, July 25; Sunday, July 26, to Saturday, Aug. 8
Cost: Contact for rate options.
 
Camp Brookwoods 
34 Camp Brookwoods Road, Alton, 875-3600, campbrookwoods.net
What: Camp for boys to enjoy activities such as waterskiing, rock climbing, sailing and more. Camp program includes adventure, spiritual teaching and counsel based on the Word of God.  Sleepaway camp with one, two-, four-, or eight-week sessions available.
Who: Boys ages 8 to 16
When: Sunday, June 28, to Saturday, Aug. 22
Cost: Ranges from $995 to $4,275
 
Camp Carpenter Cub World
Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America, 571 Holt Ave., Manchester, 625-6431, nhscouting.org/summer-camp-registration/cub-scout-summer-camp-programs
What: This year’s theme is Medieval, Cubs of the Round Table. Join for a week of themed activities, BB and archery ranges, nature scavenger hunts, shore fishing and nature hikes.
Who: Grades 2 through 5
When: Various dates June to August
Cost: $340 per session
 
Camp Deer Run 
34 Camp Brookwoods Road, Alton, 875-3600, campdeerrun.net
What: Camp for girls to enjoy activities such as canoeing, diving, flag football, riflery, sailing, nature exploration, paintball, wakeboarding, wind surfing and woodworking. Camp program includes adventure, spiritual teaching and counsel based on the Word of God. Sleepaway camp with one-, two-, four-, or eight-week sessions available.
Who: Girls ages 8 to 16
When: Sunday, June 28, to Saturday, Aug. 22
Cost: Ranges from $995 to $4,275
 
Camp Fatima 
32 Fatima Road, Gilmanton Iron Works, 364-5851, campfatimabernadette.org
What: A camp with Catholic origins welcomes campers of all faiths to enjoy waterfront sports, land sports, themed competitions and worshipping. Camp sessions run for two weeks.
Who: Boys ages 6 to 15
When: Sessions held Sunday, June 28, to Saturday, Aug. 22
Cost: $1,050 and up
 
Camp Foss 
The Granite YMCA, 242 Willey Pond Road, Strafford, 232-8642, graniteymca.org
What: Campers enjoy an overnight camp experience with the opportunity to improve athletic, artistic and team-building skills. Activities include horseback program, talent shows, camp socials, sports, dance studio, climbing tower and archery range. 
Who: Girls ages 8 to 15
When: One- or two-week sessions from Sunday, June 28, to Saturday, Aug. 15
Cost: $745 (one week), $1,340 (two weeks)
 
Camp Fully Involved 
NH Fire Academy, 222 Sheep Davis Road, Concord, info@campfullyinvolved.com, 
campfullyinvolved.com
What: For girls who are thinking about a career in fire service. Camp cadets will do hands-on drills and activities such as vehicle and dumpster fires, rappelling, room and content fires, forcible entry, ventilation and combined operations. Evening classroom programs offered as well.
Who: Girls ages 14 to 20
When: Sunday, July 12, to Friday, July 17
Cost: $350
 
Camp Gottalikea Challenge 
Brewster Academy, 80 Academy Drive, Wolfeboro, 868-2140, nh-di.org/programs/camp, camp@nh-di.org
What: A camp that is the perfect fit for kids who like to get involved in crazy hands-on activities and problem-solving. Seriously creative kids spend six days and five nights doing extreme, non-stop, zany fun and challenges plus outdoor activities like swimming, unusual games and lots of duct tape. GottaCamp kids learn to think more creatively as they discover and develop their talents and interests while working in team problem-solving. 
Who: Grades 5 through 9
When: Sunday, Aug. 2, to Friday, Aug. 7; Sunday, Aug. 9, to Friday, Aug. 14
Cost: $675
 
Camp Kabeyun 
43 Camp Kabeyun Road, Alton Bay, 875-3060, kabeyun.org
What: Kabeyun’s program emphasizes individual challenge sports, creative arts and adventure trips through activities such as arts and crafts, athletics, drama, music and waterskiing.
Who: Boys ages 7 to 15
When: Saturday, June 27, to Sunday, Aug. 23
Cost: Starting at $4,300
 
Camp Mi-Te-Na 
The Granite YMCA, 65 YMCA Road, Alton, 232-8642, graniteymca.org
What: Campers enjoy an overnight camp experience with cabin living, a recreation hall, activities buildings and more. Enjoy activities like a climbing tower, zip line, archery range, sports fields, environmental center and rifle range. Counselor-in-Training sessions also offered.
Who: Boys ages 8 to 15
When: One- or two-week sessions from Sunday, June 28, to Saturday, Aug. 22
Cost: $745 (one week), $1,340 (two weeks)
 
Camp Spaulding 
210 Bog Road, Penacook, nmymca.org, jschupack@nmymca.org
What: Managed by YMCA of Greater Nashua, campers of all backgrounds can enjoy a traditional camp experience. 
Who: Ages 7 to 15
When: Rite of Passage (one-week camp) Sunday, June 28, to Saturday, July 4;  Sunday, July 5, to Saturday, July 11 ($800). Traditional two-week program sessions from Monday, June 29, to Saturday, Aug. 22 ($1,300).
Cost: $800 or $1,300
 
Camp Starfish 
12 Camp Monomonac Road, Rindge, 899-9590, campstarfish.org
What: Coed campers participate in traditional camp activities like arts and crafts, swim instruction, boating, nature exploration, sports, drama, music, athletics and more. Campers are divided into Pioneers and Navigators or Older Camper Program (OCP) based on age.
Who: Ages 7 to 13
When: Sessions Saturday, June 20, to Saturday, Aug. 15
Cost: $1,375 to $5,000
 
Camp Tel Noar 
167 Main St., Hampstead, 329-6931, 
camptelnoar.org
What: Jewish educational and cultural camp where campers will enjoy waterskiing, visual and performing arts, Israeli dance and more. 
Who: Ages 7 to 16
When: Wednesday, July 1, to Wednesday, Aug. 19
Cost: $4,700 to $8,400
 
Camp Tevya 
1 Mason Road, Brookline, 673-4010, camptevya.org
What: Jewish educational and cultural camp where campers will enjoy sports, paddle boarding and sailing, agriculture and animal life, visual and performing arts and more.
Who: Ages 8 to 16
When: Wednesday, July 1, to Wednesday, Aug. 19
Cost: $4,700 to $8,400
 
Easter Seals Camp Sno Mo
Hidden Valley Reservation, 260 Griswold Lane, Gilmanton Iron Works, 364-5818, 
rkelly@eastersealsnh.org, easterseals.com
What: Sleepaway camp for children and young adults with disabilities and special needs participate in a wide variety of activities including water sports, team sports, hiking, archery, a ropes course and crafts. Campers sleep in traditional two-camper platform tents.
Who: Ages 11 to 21
When: Session run Sunday, June 28, to Friday, Aug. 21. 
Cost: Contact for cost
 
Masquebec Hill Camp 
1600 Mayhew Turnpike, Bridgewater, 744-5841, masquebec-hill.com
What: Campers choose activities such as canoeing, sailing, fishing, art and model building, theater, band and exploring natural history. 
Who: Boys ages 10 to 16
When: Saturday, July 25, to Sunday, Aug. 16
Cost: $2,600 for three-week stay
 
Nike Boys Basketball Camp New Hampton School 
70 Main St., New Hampton, 1-800-645-3226, ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike
What: Basketball camp for boys who want to improve their game. Camp includes lectures, team games and daily emphasis on fundamental development.
Who: Boys ages 10 to 18
When: Sunday, July 26, to Thursday, July 30
Cost: $590
 
Nike Girls Basketball Camp New Hampton School 
70 Main St., New Hampton, 1-800-645-3226, ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike
What: Basketball camp for girls who want to improve their game. Camp includes lectures, team games and daily emphasis on fundamental development.
Who: Girls ages 10 to 18
When: Sunday, Aug. 2, to Thursday, Aug. 6
Cost: $590
 
Pony Farm Summer Camp 
Touchstone Farm, 13 Pony Farm Lane, Temple, 654-6308, touchstone-farm.org
What: Campers will enjoy twice daily rides, small group lessons and riding activities for all levels of experience. Other activities include swimming in the pool or at a local waterfall, outdoor camping with the horses, berry-spicking and trips to summer fairs and a visit to see the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales.
Who: Girls ages 8 to 14
When: Sunday, June 21, to Saturday, Aug. 22
Cost: $1,700 (one week), $3,400 (two weeks)
 
Windsor Mountain International Summer Camp 
1 World Way, Windsor, 478-3166, windsormountain.org
What: Coed sleepaway camp for kids from the U.S. and other countries to interact in a non-competitive atmosphere and try new things. Traditional camp activities include arts, sports, music, waterfront, drama, farm and garden and wilderness. Specialty program offered in sailing, visual arts, performing arts and film-making, as well as three-day wilderness trips.
Who: Ages 7 to 16
When: Sessions offered from Wednesday, June 24, to Saturday, Aug. 15
Cost: $2,495 to $8,095 depending on duration 
 
As seen in the February 19, 2015 issue of the Hippo.

 






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