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Send the Kids to a Super Fun Summer Camp this Year

Summer camp means bug juice, campfires, crafts and fun. Sign your kids up for camp and they’ll enjoy exciting activities, learn new skills and make friends. There are many wonderful options for kids of all ages – exploring sports, art, science and more – in towns throughout New Hampshire. 

Options include:

  • Seacoast United runs soccer camps in many communities, including Portsmouth, Exeter, Kensington, Dover, Durham, Salem and Freemont. Their community camps are geared towards recreational and travel team players, teaching dribbling, ball control and decision-making for pre-school to high-school-aged players.
  • Art for Everyone in Exeter allows children ages 5-11 to channel their inner Picasso.  They’ll sketch, draw, paint and create projects like dream catchers, mermaid dolls, and even London-inspired crafts to celebrate this summer’s Olympics. 
  • Camp Robin Hood is a traditional summer sleep-away camp for girls and boys, ages 7-16. Located in the White Mountains, Camp Robin Hood offers horseback riding, canoeing, waterskiing, swimming, drama, sports, games and crafts. Campers, staff and alumni all believe it’s a magical place – your child will, too.
  • Your little skater dude or dudette will love Ramp Camp at the Rye Airfield, New Hampshire’s premiere indoor skate park. Boys and girls ages 6-17 can learn how to skateboard, BMX, and scooter – or improve their “mad riding skillz.” The programs are designed for varying ages and ability levels.
  • Camp Wildcat is a day camp for students in 1st through 7th grade hosted at the University of New Hampshire. Campers will stay busy with a wide variety of activities each day. Swimming, crafts, games, sports and nature are a huge part of the curriculum. Campers take regular field trips to state parks, beaches and other local, fun spots. Plus, there are special weeks focusing on the outdoors, science and other “themed” activities.
  • Charmingfare Farms in Candia offers a day camp for children ages 5-16,  where they can learn all about animals through up-close, hands-on experiences. This federally licensed Zoo is home to traditional farm animals, as well as a variety of North American wildlife species. Horseback riding is also available.
  • The Works in Somersworth features a variety of activities and amenities at its popular summer camp, and they’ve just added a new teen camp for ages 13-15. The facility offers indoor and outdoor pools, a playground, gymnasium, softball field, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, as well as space for crafts and games. Campers enjoy swimming (and swimming lessons), sports, crafts, games, cookouts and theme weeks, including Spectacular Sports, Wacky Water, Music Mayhem and more.

Whatever program you choose, your kids are bound to have great adventures – and make wonderful memories – this summer!

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