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It’s summer camp time!
By Doran Dal Pra ddalpra@hippopress.com

Although it might be hard to envision sunny days of waterskiing and dusty ball fields while the snow is piled deep and the wind cuts to your core, it is indeed time to start thinking about summer camp. Many local organizations have begun their registration processes, and others will be starting theirs soon. While some camps only offer summer programs, others also have school vacation programs to keep the kids entertained during February and April break. It’s a good idea to apply as early as you can, as many camp’s rosters fill up quickly. Most camps offer online registration, which also provides more detailed information about their programs and rates. Start thinking summer!

Traditional summer day camps
• Boys & Girls Club of Concord (55 Bradley St., Concord, 224-1061, www.concordkids.org) Who: Kids ages 6 to 18. What: Camp details are still being negotiated. When: Applications for enrollment will be available Feb. 13. Cost: Final pricing is yet to be determined.

• Boys & Girls Club of Manchester (Union Street Clubhouse, 555 Union St., Manchester, contact Ken Neil at 625-5031 ext. 230) Who: Kids ages 6 to 13. What: The Boys & Girls Club operates Camp Foster in Bedford, which offers traditional summer camp activities like swimming, boating, art and science programs, a rec hall and playground. Registration begins March 2. When: 10 one-week sessions tentatively scheduled for June 29 to Aug. 28. Sign up for one to 10 weeks. Campers meet at the Manchester facility at 7 a.m. and return at 4:15 p.m. Cost: $90 to $100 per camper per week.

• Concord YMCA (15 North State St., Concord, 224-0411, www.concordymca.org) Who: Children in grade K through 5 What: Camps are held at area schools. Traditionally a week-long camp, every week has a different theme and activities include games based on non-competitive activities, swim time and weekly trips to state parks. A teen Daily Excursion Camp for children in middle school will travel across the state and take part in horseback riding, canoeing and other physical events. When: The week after school is released for the summer, until the full week before school beings. Cost: Final pricing is yet to be determined.

• Hampshire Hills (50 Emerson Road, Milford, 673-7123, www.hampshirehills.com) Who: Kids ages 3 to 12 What: Hampshire Hills operates Camp Ponemah, which features field trips, swimming and tennis lessons, and arts and crafts, all on site. The Hampshire Dome means campers can have fun, rain or shine. Sport-specific camps are offered as well. When: Nine one-week sessions from June 22 to Aug. 21. Normal day camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with early drop-off and late pickup options available. Half-day camp hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 3 to 5.  Cost: Half-day camp ranges from $66 to $126 for non-members. Full-day camp costs $300 per camper per week for non-members and $200 per camper per week for members. All prices can change depending on the options selected. School vacation: Runs Feb. 23 to 27, and April 27 to May 1.

• Melody Pines (510 Corning Road, Crystal Lake, Manchester, 669-9414, www.melodypines.com) Who: Kids ages 5 to 13 What: An overnight camp experience where campers get to go home at night. Swimming, archery, arts and crafts, boating. Campers are divided into groups for activities depending on their age. When: 11 one-week sessions. Sign up for one to 11 weeks. Camp runs from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $165 per camper per week.

• Merrimack YMCA Camps (6 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack, 881-7778, www.nmymca.org) Who: Kids in grades 1 through 6 What: Days camps offered in variety of different fields: Sports, Recreation, Arts, and Humanities. When: Weekly sessions from June 22 to Aug. 28. Cost: Prices range from $150 to $225, depending on the program. School vacation: Camps offered during New Hampshire school vacations in February and April from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for kids ages 5 to 12. Swimming, use of the field house for sports, a new playground, the media center for computer use. Pre-school camp available for those under 5 from 6:30 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m. Cost for YMCA family members is $123 and use members is $146.

• Camp Naticook (116 Naticook Road, Merrimack, 886-7026) Who: Kids ages 5 to 13 What: Camp Naticook has access to Wasserman Park and provides activities like a theater program, swimming lessons, dance recitals and sports programs. Also offers a leadership program and a teen camp for older campers.  When: Four two-week sessions. Drop-off is at 8:30 a.m. and pick-up is at 4 p.m. Extended hours for parents with busy schedules are available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Final dates are yet to be determined. Cost: Merrimack residents $265 per camper per session. Non-residents $350 per camper per session. Lunch is included in the cost. Extended hours care $50 extra per session.

• Racquet Club of Concord (10 Garvins Falls Road, Concord, 224-7787, www.rccofconcord.com) Who: Kids ages 3 to 14 What: Several programs are offered for a range of ages. Discovery Zone is a half-day summer camp for ages 3 to 8; Adventurers Program for ages 5 to 12; and a Junior Travelers and Travelers program for ages 10 to 14. Each program shares adventures like swimming, games and weekly field trips. The Travelers program brings campers to state parks, beaches, ropes courses, a Fisher Cats game and Boston.  When: Nine one-week sessions from June 22 to Aug. 22. Campers can sign up for one or all nine weeks. Discovery Zone runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Adventurers Program runs from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: Members: Adventurers is $200 per camper per week, Jr. Travelers is $240 per camper per week, Travelers is $240 per camper per week. Discovery Zone ranges from $49 to $79 per camper, depending on the length of the camp. Visit the Web site for non-member rates. School vacation: Camps held in February and April feature field trips to White’s Park in Concord and a tubing trip to Gunstock Mountain Resort.

• Camp Sargent (Camp Sargent Road, Merrimack, 882-2011, www.campsargent.org) Who: Kids ages 5 to 16 What: Traditional summer camp fun with specialty camps available for older campers. Specialty camps include arts, nature and exploration, and archery. Kids will go on field trips, meet with guest speakers on the topic of the camp and go behind the scenes of performing arts centers.  When: 10 one-week sessions, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with pre- and post-camp available from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Cost: From $124 to $243 per week, depending on the camp selected and current membership status. $27.50 for pre- and post-camp care. Bus transportation is $30 per child per week. Open house: Saturday, May 16, and Saturday, June 13, from 1 to 3 p.m.

• Camp Shaker (Summer address: 131 Shaker Road, Concord, 224-0161, www.shakerroadschool.com/summer.html) Who: Kids ages 6 to 15 What: Campers have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of daily activities in the Shaker day camp. The 50-acre campus offers swimming, golf, fitness trails, and kayaking from the off-site campus on the banks of the Merrimack River.  When: One 10-week session from June 22 to Aug. 28.  Cost: Price depends on the days enrolled.

Girls day camp
• Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire (815 Elm St., Ste 4A, Manchester, 625-1296, www.girlsincnewhampshire.org) Who: Girls ages 5 to 15 What: Four summer camps held in Nashua, Concord, Manchester and Rochester. Week-long day camps have a different theme each week: Smart Week; Lights, Camera, Action; Sense and Sensibility, Oh Girls, the Places You’ll Go. The summer camp season lasts for nine weeks. When: Tentative dates are Jun. 29 to Aug. 28. Cost: $140 per week, with a sliding fee scale. School Vacation: Full care is available during all school vacations. Each day will have a different theme. Visit the Web site.

• Camp Kettleford (camp is in Bedford; 1 Commerce Drive, Bedford, 627-4158, www.girlscoutsgwm.org) Who: Girls ages 6 to 17. What: Camp Kettleford is a day camp and is part of the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains serving New Hampshire and Vermont. Girl Scout camps are committed to being great places for girls to grow, express themselves, and develop their self confidence by experiencing a summer full of adventure, cooking out, boating/swimming, hiking, crafts, singing, overcoming challenges, and fun. One camping overnight is included in many of the sessions. Buses available from surrounding communities. Registration began Feb. 13. When: One and two-week sessions from June 29 through Aug. 14. Open House: Sun., June 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. *Cost* : Prices range from $180 to $320 per camper per session.

• Camp Runels (Pelham, Mass., 978-689-8015, www.girlscoutseasternmass.org) Who: Girls ages 7 to 17 What: Camp Runels is a Girl Scout camp, part of the Spar and Spindle Council of Massachusetts, and focuses on traditional outdoor programs. When: One- and two-week programs are offered.

Art, theater and music camps
• The Acting Loft (516 Pine St., Manchester, 666-5999, www.actingloft.org) Who: Kids ages 5 to 14, and 14 and up, depending on the program. What: Two programs are available: a Summer Musical Theater Camp for ages 5 to 14, in which dancing, singing, acting and rehearsal culminate in a final production of the chosen play; and the Storytime Theater Project for ages 14 and up, in which participants put together a show from scratch, including building the sets. Local nonprofit organizations will come and view the final performance, and the show will also be toured around Manchester. When: The Summer Musical Theater Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Three two-week sessions are available: July 6 to July 17; July 20 to July 30, and Aug. 3 to Aug. 14. The Storytime Theater Project has three sessions: Week One, July 6 to 10, is for all those interested in participating; full camps are July 13 to July 24, July 27 to Aug. 7, and Aug. 10 to Aug. 21. Cost: $300 per camper per session. Financial aid is available for Manchester residents. School vacations: The February Theatre Intensive Camp  runs Feb. 23 through 27; April Theatre Intensive Cmap runs April 27-May 1, 8:30  a.m. to 5 p.m. during both sessions. The cost is $215 per campers; financial aid is available for Manchester residents.

• Bedford Youth Performing Center (155 Route 101, Bedford, 472-3894, www.bypc.org) Who: Kids from birth to grade 12 What: The BYPC offers a wide range of programs for a wide range of ages. Rock band camps, dance classes, private music lessons, and family music classes are all part of its summer offerings. When: Programs run from early July to the end of August. Cost: Prices range from $60 to $360, depending on the program.

• Concord Dance Academy (26 Commercial St., Concord, 226-0200, www.concorddanceacademy.com) Who: Kids to adults What: According to the CDA Web site on last year’s summer programs, campers will have the opportunity to learn tap, jazz, ballet and tumbling, all while working with children their own age.  When: Final dates and times have not been released.

• Currier Museum Art Center (180 Pearl St., Manchester, 669-6144, www.currier.org) Who: Kids ages 5 to 12 and 12 to 18 What: The Art Center is part of the Currier Museum campus and offers two day camp programs over the summer. Art Camp for Kids is for ages 5 to 12 and carries a new theme each week; themes this summer include Forces of Nature, Homegrown in NH and Picture That. Each week will feature an artist in residence and trips to the Currier Museum. Students work with an instructor and are divided by age and grade. The Art School for Pre-Teens and Teens is for students age 12 to 18 looking to develop their skills in a particular medium or genre. The learning-intensive week features portrait painting, figure drawing, manga comics, book illustration, ceramics and fused glass. When: Six one-week sessions from July 6 through Aug. 14. Art Camp for Kids is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Art School for Pre-Teens and Teens has two segments during the day, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: Art Camp for Kids ranges from $250 for a full day, and a half-day for five-year- olds is $140. Art School ranges from $175 to $250, depending on the medium chosen. School vacation: “Celebrating African-American Art and History” is a camp in February that studies the influence of African-American art in culture and looks at famous artists. “Comics, Books and More” is a camp held in April that studies book making, drawing, comic books and print making. Each features an artist in residence. Cost is $250 for full day, and a half-day for five-year-olds is $140.

• The Majestic Theatre (281 Cartier St., Manchester, 669-7469, www.majestictheatre.net) Who: Kids ages 4 to 17 What: Themes include Snow White, Making the Band, and Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast. Making the Band has participants playing and writing their own contemporary music in a live band. Kids will be divided into groups depending on their musical interests, skill level and instrument. When: Three two-week sessions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Half days are available for Snow White for ages 4 to 7, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sessions run July 6 to July 18, July 20 to Aug. 1, and Aug. 3 to Aug. 15. Cost: Half-day Snow White program is $150 per camper. All other programs are $275 per camper per session. Scholarships are available.

• Manchester Community Music School (2291 Elm St., Manchester, 644-4548, www.mcmusicschool.org) Who: Kids ages 6 months to 8 years What: Music lessons, summer music camps, music therapy classes, learn a new instrument, and keep your musical skills sharp over the summer. When: Final dates will be available on the Web site in March. Cost: Final pricing will be available on the Web site in March.

• Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, www.palateatre.org) Who: Kids in grades 2 through 8 What: All students will have music, dance and acting coaching experience as well as experience with set-painting, props and costumes. There is also the opportunity to see a Palace Professional Theatre for Children production. Campers provide their own lunches and afternoon snacks.  When: Four two-week sessions. Session I is June 29 to July 10, Session II is July 13 to 24, Session III is July 27 to Aug. 7, Session IV is Aug. 10 to 21. Camp hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $375 for Session I, $425 for each of the other three sessions. School vacation: “All About Disney” is the theme for the Palace’s winter camp. Kids will act out some of their favorite Disney characters from High School Musical and other productions. The camp is for students in grades 2 through 8. Winter vacation camp begins Feb. 23 and runs through Feb. 27. All camps are held on site at the Palace Theatre from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Rock Band 101 (474 Central Ave., Dover, 749-7473, www.rockrightacademy.com) Who: Kids ages 11 and up What: Campers will form a real rock band and learn how to promote, practice songs and prepare for a live show at a local rock club. Kids are divided up by age, experience and musical tastes. When: Weeklong camps that begin the week of July 6 until school starts. Camp hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $275 per camper per week.

Nature and the outdoors
• Beaver Brook Association (117 Ridge Road, Hollis, 465-7787, www.beaverbrook.org) Who: Kids ages 4 to 16 What: Each week of camp has a new theme, with farm themes and an outdoor adventure course for teens. Several overnight classes are available with a focus on off-trail backpacking as well as family sessions that stay over in the Beaver Brook cabins. There are no more than 14 campers in a session. When: Seven one-week sessions. Camps begin on June 15 for four-year-olds. The bulk of camp programs are July 6 to Aug. 21. Preschool camps start at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.; the rest run until 2 p.m. There is an extended day program that runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost: Prices range from $125 to $295, depending on the camp chosen and the age of the camper. School vacation: Programs over the school vacation days include a maple sugaring class and snowshoe hikes.

• Charmingfare Farm (774 High St., Candia, 483-5623, www.visitthefarm.com) Who: Kids ages 5 to 16 What: There are two camps, one for ages 5 to 6, the other for 7 to 16. Each camp has a focus on animals, and campers will have the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of animals. Each week has a theme with the spotlight on a new animal or species.  When: Tuesday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the 5- to 6-year-old campers. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the 7- to 16-year-old campers. Cost: $279, with additional charges for certain activities.

• Educational Farm at Joppa Hill (174 Joppa Hill Road, Bedford, 472-4724, www.theeducationalfarm.org) Who: Kids ages 4 to 12 What: Registration for summer farm camp will begin in February. According to the Web site, there will be two day camps, Little People Farm Camp for ages 4 to 5, and Agricultural Camp for ages 6 to 12. When: Little People Farm Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Agricultural Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $140 to $275 per camper per session, depending on the program. School vacation: Learn about the farm’s animals, help with chores, participate in outdoor games, or go for a nature walk. For ages 6 to 10. Final dates and prices have yet to be determined.

• NH Audubon Summer Camps (Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn; Concord Audubon McLane Center, Silk Farm Road, Concord; Prescott Farm, Laconia; 224-9909, www.nhaudubon.org) Who: Kids ages 4 to 12 What: These nature-based camps feature fun activities to teach campers about nature and the life in it. Campers will enjoy campfires, astronomy sessions, shelter building and wildlife sessions. NH Audubon also offers two survival leadership camps for ages 12 through 14 and ages 13 through 15. The survival camps feature wilderness backpacking trips with a focus on teaching group management and leadership skills. When: Eight one-week summer camp programs. Targeted start date is June 30 and end date is Aug. 21 Cost: Final prices have yet to be determined

Science camps

• ACE Camp (Daniel Webster College, 20 University Drive in Nashua, www.dwc.edu/academics/aviation/acecamp/ace_camp.shtml) Who: A day camp is open to students entering the 7th, 8th or 9th grade. An overnight camp is open to students in their junior or senior year. Students entering their sophomore year What: Day and overnight camps for older kids with an interest in aviation. Class sizes are limited. When: Day camp is July 13 through 17; overnight camp is Aug. 3 through 7. Cost: Day camp costs $495; overnight camp costs $895.

• Christa McAuliffe Planetarium (2 Institute Drive, Concord, 271-7827, www.starhop.com) Who: Kids ages 5 to 17 What: Aviation Adventure Camp, Teen Space Explorer Camp, Rocket Adventure Camp, Little Astronaut Camp, and Junior Space Adventure Camp. Each camp has a different topic and caters to a different age group. When: Camp sessions are July 13 to July 17, July 20 to July 24, July 27 to July 31, Aug. 3 to Aug. 7, and Aug 10-14. They generally run from 9 a.m. to early afternoon. Cost: Prices range from $100 to $250, depending on the program, with an additional charge for the number of children registered in the program.

• Camp Invention (Several locations throughout New Hampshire, www.invent.org) Who: Kids in grade school What: Camp Invention is about getting kids to think creatively and outside the box. The nationwide camp features three segments, Create, Discover and Explore, each with its own activities. The program in Manchester is being held at St. Anthony’s School and makes use of the Discover curriculum. When: June 22 though June 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $175 per camper. 110 participants.

• RoboTech Center (3-i Taggart Drive, Green Ridge Park, Nashua, 888-6102, www.robotechcenter.com) Who: Kids in grades 3 through 7. What: A variety of camps in which kids get to program computers, create Web sites, program robots and create video games. No programming experience is necessary. When: The first one-week session begins July 6; the last is July 27-31. Different weeks have different themes. Cost: $499 for a one-week camp. School vacation: Junior Video Game Designer camp for grades 4 through 7 runs April 21 through April 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. No programming experience required; cost is $399.

• SEE Science Center (200 Bedford St., Manchester, 669-0400, www.see-sciencecenter.org) Who: Kids entering grades 3 to 6 in the fall What: According to the SEE Web site, Camp Summer Science is a hands-on science exploration experience including the themes of “Balloons, Bubbles and Air,” “Energy,” “If I Ran the Science Center” and “Reverse Engineering.”  When: Two one-week sessions from July 20 to 24, and July 27 to 31. Camp meets from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aftercare is available until 5:30 p.m. Cost: $200 per camper per session. There is an early-bird discount price of $185 if you register before May 15. Aftercare costs $15 per day, or $50 for all four days.

Sports camps
• The Executive Health and Sports Center (1 Highlander Way, Manchester, 668-4753, www.ehsc.com) Who: Kids ages 3 to 12 What: According to the Web site, two day camps are being offered, a Junior Fitness camp and the Sunshine Kids camp. Junior Fitness gives campers the opportunity to play a range of sports and games including tennis and racquetball, as well as learn yoga and healthy eating habits. Sunshine Kids is a half-day camp that focuses on team games, arts and crafts and being outside. When: Junior Fitness is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunshine Kids is 9 a.m. to noon. Before and after care hours are available.

• Foster’s Golf Camp (240 Tory Road, Manchester, 622-1553, www.fostersgolfcamp.com) Who: Kids ages 8 to 16 What: Campers will learn the game of golf through clinics, driving range practice and nine-hole play on golf courses throughout the state.  When: Week-long sessions that start in June after school is out until Sept. 1. Camp hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $245 per camper per week. Includes lessons, transportation and greens fees. A season pass is available for $1,200 that allows a camper to come to camp any day, every day for the whole summer.

• Hot Laps Karting Center (Sugar Hill Speeday, Weare, 529-2929, www.hot-laps.com) Who: Kids ages 7 to 14 What: According to the Web site, Hot Laps Racing School focuses on track time, not class time. Students will get as much time behind the wheel as possible in this two-hour class. Classes are limited to six students. Racers will participate in an Intro program as well as a Race Day Simulation program. Cost: $199 per student. School vacation: Hot Laps offers racing programs during April vacation.

• Magic Touch Soccer Academy Who: Middle and high school students What: A comprehensive soccer program that focuses on fundamental skill development with a player-centered curriculum.  When: Date and final prices have yet to be released.

• Radius Edge Power Skating Camp (490-6325, www.radius-edge.com; meets at Tri-Town Ice Arena in Hooksett, north off Exit 10 of Interstate 93) Who: Boys and girls ages 6 to 14. Limit of 35 players. What: Detailed skating instruction for hockey players who want to improve their skating. When: Mites and Squirts July 6 through July 10; Peewees and Bantams Aug. 10 through Aug. 14. Camp is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Cost: $425/week; $90/day walk-on. Hot lunches available for an additional $30/week. Sibling and referral discounts available. School vacation: April 28, 29 and 30, from 8 to 10:30 a.m., for ages 6 to 13; $99 for all three days or $38 daily walk-on.

• Ramp Camp (170 Lafayette Road, Rye Airfield, Rye, 964-2800 ext. 13, www.ryeairfield.com) Who: Kids ages 8 to 17 What: Ramp Camp offers three- and five-day camps as well as sleepover sessions. Campers will skateboard, ride BMX bikes and inline skate. A pro skater will visit every week for teaching and instruction. There will also be dodge ball, water balloon contests and laser tag. When: Every weekday from June 17 to Aug. 26. Day camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a half-day option from 9 a.m. to noon is available. The five one-night sleepover sessions are Thursdays. Cost: Five-day camp is $269 per camper, half-day camp is $199 per camper, and three-day camp is $179 per camper. School vacation: Offered in February and April, Monday through Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Massachusetts and New Hampshire vacation week. There will also be overnight lock-ins from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. for $40.

• Roads End Farm Horsemanship Camp (Chesterfield, 363-4900, www.roadsendfarm.com) Who: Girls ages 8 to 16 What: Roads End Farm focuses on non-competitive horseback riding, and campers are responsible for taking care of the camp’s 45 head of horses. Campers spend time riding in the mornings on the farm’s 20 miles of bridle paths and go swimming in the afternoons. Canoeing, hiking and arts and crafts are available.  When: Two- to nine-week sessions, from June 7 to Aug. 22. Cost: $1,050 per camper per session.

• Revolution Field Hockey Camps (Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, 800-944-7112, www.fhcamps.com) Who: Girls ages 10 to 18 What: Girls will learn all the basics and fundamentals of field hockey with stations, drills and small games. Specialty goalie training is also offered. There are overnight and extended day options available. When: Aug. 10 to Aug. 13 Cost: Prices range from $395 to $495.

Girls’ overnight camps
• Camp Chenoa (camp is in Antrim, contact: 1 Commerce Drive, Bedford, 627-4158, www.girlscoutsgwm.org) Who: Girls ages 6 to 17. What: Camp Chenoa is part of the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, serving New Hampshire and Vermont. Registration began Feb. 13. Campers come from across New England as well as other parts of the United States. There are 175 girls per session. There are a number of Girl Scout day camps as well as resident overnight camps throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. When: One and two-week sessions are run throughout the summer, as well as a four-day adventure camp in August. Cost: Prices have a wide range depending on a variety of factors depending on age and program chosen.

• Pony Farm (13 Pony Farm Lane, Temple, 654-6308, www.ponyfarm.com) Who: Girls ages 8 to 14 What: According to the Web site, Girls will ride twice a day, learn how to jump their horse, go trail riding down a country lane or in the woods, and generally learn how to handle and enjoy the farm’s 60 head of horses and ponies. When: Five two-week sessions: June 21 to 27 is “Early Bird Week,” June 28 to July 11,  July 12 to 25, July 26 to Aug. 8, and Aug. 9 to Aug. 22 Cost: $2,800 per camper for the two-week session, $1,400 for the one-week session.

Boys’ overnight camps
• Camp Carpenter (300 Blondin Road in Manchester, 623-5962, www.nhscouting.org) Who: Cub Scouts (boys) entering grades 2 through 5. What: Camp Carpenter is a Boy Scouts of America camp offer overnight and day camp sessions, each about a few days long, according to the Daniel Webster Council  Web site. When: The first sessions begin on June 28. Cost: Costs vary depending on when you sign up and whether the campers’ entire pack signs up as well. Day camps start at arounc $110.

• Camp Deerwood (summer address: PO Box 188, Holderness, 279-4237, www.campdeerwood.com)  Who: Boys 8 to 15 What: Camp Deerwood offers varied programs in a regular summer camp setting: crafts, trips, sports and other activities. Nearby Squam Lake provides aquatic opportunities for campers. When: Campers can choose a half-summer camp of three and a half weeks from July 22 to Aug. 16, or a full-summer camp of seven weeks from June 28 to Aug 16.  Cost: The full-summer session costs $6,400; the half-summer session costs $3,750.

• Camp Mi-Te-Na (65 YMCA Road, Alton, 232-8642, www.campmitena.org) Who: Boys ages 7 to 15 What: A YMCA camp that follows the traditional summer camp recipe. Also offered are mountain boarding and a two-day whitewater rafting trip for campers 12 and up. When: One- and two-week sessions from June 27 to Aug. 22. Cost: Cost is $460 per camper for one week, $805 for two weeks for YMCA members. $470 per camper for one week, $830 per camper for two weeks for non-members. There is an additional $40 registration fee.

Coed overnight camps
• Camp Allen (56 Camp Allen Road, Bedford, 622-8471, www.campallennh.org) Who: Children to the elderly with physical and developmental challenges What: Camp Allen offers a variety of different programs designed for fun and to meet a number of different needs. Life Camp, One to One, Little People of America, Young and Young at Heart, and All-Star Camp are some of the sessions that are offered. When: May 31 to June 6, June 14 to June 19, June 21 to July 2, July 5 to 10, July 12 to 23, July 23 to 26, July 26 to 31, Aug. 2 to 13, Aug. 16 to 21, Aug. 23 to 28. Day camps run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Cost: Prices range from $600 to $1,550 for residential camp depending on the length of stay and level of care. Day camp is $400 per week per camper.

• Camp Glenn Brook (35 Glen Brook Road, Marlborough, 876-3342, www.glenbrook.org) Who: Kids ages 8 to 15 What: Quintessential New England summer camp, complete with drama, nature study, hiking and playing fields. Camp Glenn Brook is owned by the Waldorf Schools in New York and incorporates music and the arts into the daily schedule. When: Two three-week sessions: June 28 to July 18, and July 19 to Aug. 8. Cost: $2,800 per camper per session. School vacation: Two winter vacation camps are offered, one from Feb. 16 to Feb. 21, and another from Feb. 23 to Feb. 27.

• Camp Quinebarge (100 Sibley Road, Center Harbor, 253-6029, www.campquinebarge.com) Who: Kids ages 7 to 15 What: Quinebarge offers a varied program of activities in land sports, nature, arts, waterfront, horseback riding and gymnastics. Recent additions to the program include a 26-element challenge ropes course, climbing wall, mountain biking and whitewater rafting.  When: Campers can choose from two to seven weeks of camp. Sessions begin June 29 and end Aug. 16.  Cost: $2,000 to $5,000, depending on the program and options chosen.

• Camp Spaulding (125 River Road, Penacook, 800-640-6486 ext. 4110, www.cfsnh.org) Who: Kids ages 8 to 14 from low- to moderate-income families What: According to the Web site, Camp Spaulding is part of the Child and Family Services organization of Manchester. The camp offers a traditional recreational summer camp experience that includes a wide range of activities. Counselors are high school or college students, as well as international students. When: Four two-week sessions: June 29 to July 10, July 13 to 24, July 27 to Aug. 7, and Aug. 10 to 21. Cost: Fees are operated on a sliding scale with camperships available.


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More camps
Here are a few additional camps.

• Merrimack Repertory Theatre (50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell, Mass, 978-654-4678, www.merrimackrep.org)
Who: Kids entering grades 1 through 12
What : This will be the twelfth season of Young Artists At Play. Camp includes theatre weeks, performance seminars and musical theatre workshops. Workshops include Musical Theatre, Improvisational Theatre, Performance Seminars and The Young Company. All the programs age appropriate.
When: One to four weeks. Camp runs July 6 to Aug. 14.
Cost: Prices range from $350 to $1000. Limited to 20 students per class.

• Manchester Summer Scholars (585-703-5269, www.manchesterscholars.com)
Who: Students entering grades 5 through 8.
What: Weeklong hands-on academic day camp held on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester. Students choose one morning course (filmmaking, computer art & design, or crime scene investigation) and one afternoon course (Web site design, drama & theater, or astronomy & rocketry) for the week. When: July 20 through July 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $350. Enrollment deadline is June 15.

Girl’s Overnight Camps

• Fleur de Lis Camp (summer address: 210 Howeville Road, Fitzwilliam, 585-7751, www.fleurdeliscamp.org) Who: Girls ages 8 to 15What: A non-profit residential girls camp in the Monadnock region on Laurel Lake. There is a two-week introductory program for first-time campers. The camp offers swimming and lifeguarding, a number of waterfront activities, riflery, archery, arts and crafts, dance, theater, horseback riding and sports. When: Eight two-week sessions. Campers can choose between two and eight weeks. Camp begins June 20 and runs until Aug. 16. Cost: Two weeks costs $2,290, four weeks $3,465, eight weeks $6,010.

• Camp Foss (summer address: 242 Willey Pond Road, Strafford, 269-3800, www.campfoss.org) Who: Girls ages 7 to 15 What: Foss offers girls a high ropes course, climbing tower, swimming, drama productions, volleyball, soccer, tennis, horseback riding, group initiatives, campfires, outdoor cooking and other summertime activities. A whitewater rafting trip is available for ages 12 to 15.When: Seven one-week sessions. Campers can choose to stay between one and seven weeks. Camp is June 27 to Aug. 15. Cost: NH residents $470 for one week, $830 for two weeks. Out-of-state residents $485 for one week, $860 for two weeks.

• Camp Merriwood (Summer address: 11 Camp Road, Orford, 353-9882, www.merriwood.com Who: Girls ages 8 to 11 What: According to the Web site, Camp Merriwood tries to establish an environment for young girls with an atmosphere of support and confidence. The camp’s structured program offers campers of instructional activities and an elective program, within a fun traditional summer camp. When: Two four-week sessions from June 28 to July 25, and July 26 to Aug. 15. There is also a full session that runs the length of the summer. Cost: The first session costs $4,800, the second costs $3,500, and the full session costs $7,500 per camper.

• Camp Onaway Who: Girls ages 9 to 15 What: According to the Web site, Camp Onaway is located on Newfound Lake in Hebron and offers girls the chance to enjoy traditional summer camp experiences with an emphasis on the arts. Each camper has two hours a week of structured instruction in a number of disciplines and at least one hour per week is allotted to nature study, camp craft and drama.  When: One seven-week program that starts June 27 and ends Aug. 16. Cost: $5,650 per camper. Scholarship opportunities are available, as well as financial aid.

• Camp Waukeela (summer address: PO Box 265, Eaton Center, 447-2260, www.waukeela.com) Who: Girls ages 8 to 16 What: Waukeela offers a traditional four-week camp program for girls seeking a challenge. There is also a two-week program for ages 8 to 10. Camp consists of 115 campers from 25 different states and 12 countries. When: Four- or eight-week session from June 28 to Aug. 22. Cost: $4,400 per camper per session

• Camp Wicosuta (21 Wicosuta Drive, Newfound Lake, Hebron, 744-3301, www.campwicosuta.com) Who: Girls ages 7 to 15 What: A traditional summer camp with a focus on instilling confidence in girls with land and water sports, arts and crafts and other outdoor activities. When: Two four-week sessions, one from June 24 to July 19, and one from July 22 to Aug. 16. One two-week session from Aug. 2 to Aug. 16. Cost: The two-week sessions costs $3,200 per camper; the four-week session costs $5,850.

Boys Overnight Camps
• Camp Kabeyun Who: Boys ages 7 to 15 What: According to the Web site, Kabeyun offers boys the chance to explore a wide variety of sports and activities through a system that allows them to choose from more than 20 activities including whitewater paddling, rock climbing and hiking, sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding and waterskiing. Campers can also take part in woodworking, pottery, music and drama. When: Campers have the option of full-summer, half-summer or extended stay programs. Half-summer Session I is June 27 to July 25, Session II is July 26 to Aug. 23. The full-summer session is June 27 to Aug. 23. Extended stay is for seven weeks from June 27 to Aug. 15. There is also an introductory session for new campers from July 26 to Aug. 15 Cost: $3,300 for introductory, $3,800 for half-summer, $6,514 for extended stay and $7,100 for full-summer.

• Camp Moosilauke (35 Camp Road, Orford, 353– 4545, www.moosilauke.com)  Who: Boys ages 8 to 15 What: The camp is located on 200 acres of land in the White Mountains and is centered around creating positive team dynamics, individualism and achievement. Campers will take part in land sports like tennis and baseball, along with waterfront activities and outdoor trips. When: Four-and-a-half- and two-and-a-half-week sessions from June 25 to Aug. 12. Cost: The four-and-a-half-week session costs $5,700, and the two-and-a-half-week session $3,250.

• Camp Mowglis (Newfound Lake, Hebron, 744-8095, www.mowglis.org) Who: Boys ages 8 to 14 What: Tennis, sailing, archery, swimming, hiking and crew, all with a focus on building successful group living dynamics with a passion for the outdoors. When: A seven-week program that begins June 27 and ends Aug. 15. Cost: $5,600 per camper. Mowglis has a partial season for ages 7 to 9 for $4,000 for up to four weeks. A yearling outdoor adventure program for ages 14 to 17 is three weeks long and costs $2,650. There are two sections of the yearling program, one at the beginning and one at the end of the summer. Financial aid is available.

• Camp Pemigewasset (316 Glendale St., Wentworth, 764-5833, www.CampPemi.com) Who: Boys ages 8 to 15 What: Camp Pemigewassett enrolls boys from 25 states and five foreign countries. Located on 600 acres with a private lake, the camp offers instruction in all sports and waterfront activities, music, arts, nature and hiking. When: Campers can choose between a three-and-a-half-week session and a seven-week session. Session dates are June 27 to Aug. 15; half sessions run from June 27 to July 21, and July 21 to Aug. 15. Cost: Seven weeks costs $7,400, three and a half weeks costs $4,800. Financial aid is available.

• Camp Tecumseh (summer address: 975 Moultonboro Neck Road, Moultonboro, 253-4010, www.camptecumseh.net) Who: Boys ages 7 to 16 What: According to the Web site, Camp Tecumseh’s mission is to “make good boys better.” Located on Lake Winnipesaukee, the camp was founded by three Olympians from the University of Pennsylvania and focuses on sports and healthy athletic competition to help each camper grow in self-confidence. When: One seven-week session from June 21 to Aug. 9, or two three-and-a-half-week sessions from June 21 to July 15 and July 15 to Aug. 9. Cost: Seven-week session $5,695 per camper, and three-and-a-half week sessions $4,140 per camper.

• Camp Tohkomeupog (2151 East Madison Road, East Madison, 367-8362, www.tohko.com) Who: Boys ages 7 to 15 What: Located on its own private lake, Tohkomeupog provides boys the opportunity for a wide range of summer activities, including aquatic adventures like sailing, kayaking and wakeboarding. Older campers will take part in multi-day overnight trips as well as day trips to local areas in the White Mountains. When: Two- to seven-week programs that begin June 28 and end Aug. 15. Cost: Prices range from $2,090 to $5,195, depending on the length of stay. School Vacation: The longest-running ski camp in the country is offered through Camp Tohkomeupog, and again this year from Feb. 16 to 22. The coed camp is for ages 8 to 16.

• William Lawrence Camp (139 Federal Corner Road, Tuftonboro, 569-3698, www.wlcamp.org) Who: Boys ages 8 to 15 What: According to the Web site, the camp’s mission statement is to provide “a spirited, challenging and safe environment that promotes self-esteem and the physical, social and intellectual development of boys and young men.” This traditional summer camp is located on Lower Beech Pond in Tuftonboro. When: Campers can choose seven-, four-, three- or two-week sessions. The seven-week session is June 28 to Aug. 16. The four-week session is June 28 to July 25. The three- week session is July 26 to Aug. 16. The two-week sessions runs June 28 to July 11, July 12 to 25, and Aug. 2 to 16. Cost: Seven weeks costs $4,600, four weeks $2,925, three weeks $2,525, two weeks $1,775.

• Camp Winaukee (summer address: 432 Winaukee Road, Moultonboro, 253-9272, www.winaukee.com) Who: Boys ages 7 to 12 (mainland camp) and grades 7 through 9 (island camp) What: According to the Web site, Winaukee is located on Lake Winnipesaukee with two camps, Mainland Camp and Island camp. Mainland Camp offers a range of team and individual sports as well as waterfront activities. Campers receive sports instruction and embark on exciting trips designed especially for younger campers. Island Camp is located on a 50-acre private island just off the mainland. The focus is on sports instruction, competition, adventure and travel throughout New England. When: Campers can choose between three-week, five-week and seven-week sessions. Dates are June 27 to Aug. 15. Cost: $9,700 for seven weeks, $7,800 for five weeks, $4,000 for three weeks.

Coed Overnight Camp
• Camp Cody (9 Cody Road, Freedom, 539-4997, www.cody.org) Who: Kids ages 8 to 15 What: Located right on Lake Ossipee, Cody is a private camp that features water skiing, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and other outdoor activities. On any given camp day, campers have the freedom to choose their own events for the day. The camp is also host to retreats and conferences for different groups throughout the year. When: Two-week sessions running June 28 to Aug. 22. Cost: Prices range from $2,095 to $6,595, depending on the length of stay.

• Kimball Union Academy Enrichment Programs (Meriden, 469-2000, www.kau.org) Who: Kids ages 11 to 17. What: Inquiry-based and hands-on learning with two distinct programs: “Language and Culture” and “In Action.” The language program features 12 foreign languages and is presented with partner Dartmouth College. “In Action” features arts, music with the Upper Valley Music Center and other programs. There is also an educational Costa Rica trip planned for high school students. When: Two two-week sessions, with the option to enroll for four weeks. The Costa Rica trip has two dates, a three-week trip from June 19 to July 15, and a two-week trip from July 19 to Aug. 3. Cost: Depending on age and program selection, prices range from $1,100 to $1,250 per camper per session for the overnight sessions. $550 to $625 per camper per session for the day camp sessions. Costa Rica costs $3,700 for three weeks and $3,000 for two weeks, not including air fare. Scholarships are available.

• Camp Quinebarge (100 Sibley Road, Center Harbor, 253-6029, www.campquinebarge.com) Who: Kids ages 7 to 15 What: Quinebarge offers a varied program of activities in land sports, nature, arts, waterfront, horseback riding and gymnastics. Recent additions to the program include a 26-element challenge ropes course, climbing wall, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. When: Campers can choose from two to seven weeks of camp. Sessions begin June 29 and end Aug. 16. Cost: $2,000 to $5,000, depending on the program and options chosen.

• Camp Spaulding (125 River Road, Penacook, 800-640-6486 ext. 4110, www.cfsnh.org) Who: Kids ages 8 to 14 from low- to moderate-income families What: According to the Web site, Camp Spaulding is part of the Child and Family Services organization of Manchester. The camp offers a traditional recreational summer camp experience that includes a wide range of activities. Counselors are high school or college students, as well as international students. When: Four two-week sessions: June 29 to July 10, July 13 to 24, July 27 to Aug. 7, and Aug. 10 to 21. Cost: Fees are operated on a sliding scale with camperships available.

• Camp Sunapee (210 Deer Hill Road, Springfield, 763-4074, www.russianschool.com) Who: Kids ages 10 to 16 What: According to the Web site, Camp Sunapee combines outdoor summer activities with structured learning in mathematics. Located on 160 acres of land, the camp has access to a lake, hiking and biking trails and more. Camp forms are due by May 10. When: Two two-week sessions: June 28 to July 11, and July 12 to 25. Campers can sign up for one or both sessions. Cost: Prices range from $1,500 to $2,700, depending on the length of stay.

• Camp Walt Whitman (summer address: 1000 Cape Moonshine Road, Piermont, 764-5521, www.campwalt.com) Who: Kids ages 7 to 15 What: Camp Walt Whitman has a 300-acre facility with its own spring-fed lake, heated swimming pool, extensive sports and waterfront facilities and 11 clay tennis courts. Classic summer camp programs are offered and campers are grouped by age. Instruction is offered in traditional sports with different levels of play and competition available.When: Campers can choose three, four or seven weeks. Camp starts June 27 and ends Aug. 15. Cost: Seven weeks costs $9,450, four weeks costs $6,050, and three weeks costs $4,600.

• Windsor Mountain International Summer Camps (One World Way, Windsor, 478-3166, www.windsormountain.org) Who: Kids in grades 2 through 8 What: The traditional summer camp experience with an international twist. The camp brings in campers and counselors from 35 different countries, offering swimming, boating, a ropes course, national and international sports programs, a performing arts department that puts on a theater festival for parents in August, and a music program that has a music festival in July. There are travel programs available to high school students. When: Two four-week sessions, with a two-week option for campers in grades 2 through 4. Four-week programs are June 28 to July 23, and July 26 to Aug. 20. Two-week programs are June 20 to July 13, and July 26 to Aug 10. Cost: $4,195 for the four-week camps and $2,595 for the two-week camps.

General Summer Camps
• Waterville Valley Summer Camp (Northstar Inn, Box 514 Snow’s Brook Road, Waterville Valley, 236-4900, www.wvsportscamp.com) Who: Kids ages 8 to 14 What: The “sports for a lifetime academy,” with overnight and day camp options available. The camp provides instruction on sports like hiking, golf, tennis, biking and swimming. Some activities tie in learning, like the hiking program that integrates natural science. Vacation packages are available through Waterville Valley Resort and Waterville Valley Summer Camp that provide lodging and activities for parents while children are in camp. When: July 12 to July 26. Normal hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extended hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The overnight camp runs from Sunday to Sunday. Cost: $400 per camper per session for the day camp, with an extended program available for $600. $875 per camper per session for the overnight camp.

Updated Feb. 5
• Manchester/Goffstown Allard Center YMCA Day Camps (30 Mechanic St., Manchester, 623-3558, www.manchesterymca.org)
Who: Kids in preschool to grade 12
What: The Manchester YMCA has over 30 different day camp options, ranging from gymnastics, fitness and yoga, to a teen trip camp. The tradtional day camp is called Camp Half Moon and is for kids entering kindergarten through grade 10 and runs out of the Goffstown Allard Center.
When: Day camps run from June 22 to Aug. 28. Multi-day options are available. Pre- and post-camp care is also available.
How Much: Prices are as low as $105 per camper per session. Financial assitance is offered.
School Vacation: The YMCA has a number of school vacation camp programs, as well as snow day care for kids. Parents can drop their kids off at the Y when school is cancelled. School vacation camp is run at the Allard Center and the SEE Science in Manchester on Feb. 23-27, and April 27-May 1, for grades kindergarten through 5. Sport-A-Day vacation camps also run out of the Manchester branch on the same dates for grades 2 through 8.