Camp Sargent is a traditional YMCA Day Camp on beautiful Lake Naticook in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, it is the ideal place to have a meaningful summer experience.
2021 Summer Camp Guide
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Summer Day Camp Will Open on June 14, 2021!
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Since 1924, Camp Sargent has offered the Greater Nashua Community a quality day camping program to boys and girls 5-16 years old. Located on the beautiful Lake Naticook in Merrimack, NH, Camp Sargent sits on 22 acres of land to offer a diverse camping experience only minutes away from the Nashua and Merrimack YMCAs.
Sessions range from one to ten weeks of traditional camp activities to more involved specialty camps that provide more time for campers to dive deeper into what interests them most. The YMCA of Greater Nashua Day Camps put the teaching of our Core Values at the highest priority in our programs. Campers will have fun and be adventurous while being immersed in the values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.
For more information visit campsargent.org.
- Have Summer Camp Questions?
Registration and Billing Questions
If you have any questions about your camp registration, billing or your YMCA account, please contact our Camp Accountant/Administrator, Maxx Jimenez at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 603.689.2074.
If you would like more information about how camp will run or what is offered, please contact the director of the camp by clicking on their names below to send them an email.
Health Forms/Information and Authorized Pickups – Please update your camper’s information in out new account management system, Personify. You will need to upload immunization records, health information, emergency contacts, and authorized pick up information. This will need to be completed prior to your first day of camp. Click here to download a How To Guide for Adding this Information to Your Account in Personify.
- Summer Fun
Healthy fun, new friends, adventure and personal growth and memories that last a lifetime. Campers will experience this and more in Camp Sargent’s Summer FUN camp, a traditional day camp experience. Swimming, boating, archery, nature, arts and crafts, drama, yoga, Ga-Gag, board games, fishing, hiking, songs, scavenger hunts and more, ALL SUMMER LONG!
8:45-9:15am, Check in on the field (Indoors if inclement weather)
9:15-9:30am, Morning Meeting/Activity
9:30-10am, Morning Snack
10:00am-Noon, Program Time
12:30-1pm, Outdoor Group Activities
1:00-3:30pm, Afternoon Activity Rotation (Most days will include water activity.)
3:30-4pm, Afternoon Snack and Outdoor Play
4:00-6:00pm, POST CAMP*
*Child must be registered for this
- Specialty Camps
Digging for Dinos Camp (Grades K-2)
Calling all future paleontologists! Excavate an adventure packed with fossilized FUN! Uncover clues of the past as you embark on a prehistoric dino dig, you will learn about these extinct creatures through fun games, crafts, adventures, and hunts!
Fancy Fairy Camp (Grades K-2)
This camp is perfect for your little fairy. We will dance, read stories, do arts and crafts, and use nature to build our own fairy village. At the end of the week your fairy will have to dress up in their fanciest clothes for a tea party they will never forget. Campers will let their inner fairy shine in the magical and natural environment of Camp Sargent!
Superhero Training Camp (Grades K-2)
Superheroes will receive the training they need to tap their inner superhero potential through the YMCA core values as a base! At the training camp, they will have the chance to create his/her “secret identity,” improve their “super skills”, and make new friends! This is no ordinary camp for ordinary kids: this camp is for HEROES!
NEW! Wild West Camp (Grades K-4)
YEEHAW! Come on down to the Wild Wild West side of Camp Sargent. Cowboys and Cowgirls will have shooting practice on our sling-shot range, go on hunts for gold, and go on some wild adventures!
Forts, Bridges & Skyscrapers Camp (Grades 1-4)
We’ll look at the natural and man-made world around us, while learning to work individually as well as part of a team. Creativity and problem solving are fostered inside of this camp! Will your structures uphold to the challenge we have in store!
NEW! Silly Science Camp (Grades 1-4)
Your camper will explore their silly side while doing fun science experiments and learning lots of cool new facts. We will be doing super silly science experiments that are cool and easy to do! Campers will love how much fun these make learning!
NEW! Passport to Fun (Grades 1-6)
Come along on a journey you will never forget. Travel the world with your favorite Camp Sargent travel guide to 5 different locations to learn about their cultures, food, and games they play! You will create your own passport, and get it stamped along the way!
Farm Camp (Grades 1-9)
Combining hands-on farm education and sustainable living is what this camp is all about. Campers will interact with animals each day performing chores, learning how to care for them, and understand their importance on a farm. During their time in the camp, each camper will learn about planting, weeding, composting, and harvesting in our vegetable garden.
NEW! Camp Sargent Players – 2 week camp (Grades 3-6)
Lights, Camera, Action! In this two week camp campers will learn all aspects about the theater! They will play theater games, and work on putting on a production of their own at the end of the two week session for family and friends!
Grades 3-4: Peter Pan Grades 5-6: Aladdin
Harry Potter Camp (Grades 3-6)
Leave Camp Sargent Road and the Muggle world behind us as you transform into a student at Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This camp is a celebration of all things Hogwarts! Wizards will be able to create and taste their very own Hogwart’s snacks, concoct potions, create spell books, create their own magic wands and robes, and so much more! If your inner wizard is dying to get out, then this camp is right up your Diagon Alley.
Archery Camp (Grades 5-9)
One of the most popular activities at camp, campers will learn proper technique and safety of this sport. Limit 10 Campers per session.
NEW! Fitness in the Forest (Grades 5-9)
Campers will learn the benefits of exercise, while experiencing how fun it can be. Different styles of cardio and new creative ideas for nutritious snacks will be introduced, all while soaking up the natural vitamin D that nature has to offer!
NEW! Myth Busters (Grades 5-9)
Can paper cups support your weight? Can an egg successfully bungee from a tall height to the ground without breaking? Can balloons lift a house off the ground? Come find the answer to some most curious questions by formulating and running experiments to try and disprove some the most common myths, at Camp Sargent’s Myth Buster camp!
Survivor Camp – 2 week camp (Grades 5-9)
Through both physical and mental challenges, campers will participate in activities that will push them to dig deep in themselves and trust in their peers to overcome obstacles, both physical and not. Campers will develop self-confidence, independence, and leadership in this camp, along with skills to survive in the wild! Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate survivor?
NEW! Greater, Further Stronger (Grades 6-9)
Have you ever wanted to swim around Blueberry Island? Find hidden corners of camp? Debate whether pineapples should go on pizza? In this teen-based camp middle schoolers will work through a series of challenges to “Be Greater, Go Further and Be Stronger.’ The week will culminate with a camp Triathlon. Are you up for the challenge?
NEW! The Pitch! (Grades 6-9)
Are you looking for a way to leave your mark on Camp Sargent? Now is your chance! Teens will spend the week in a “Shark Tank” style program developing a plan to pitch their ideas to the camp community. Teens will work to plan, budget, and brand and market their idea to add the next best thing to come to Camp Sargent!
NEW! Make Kind Loud (Grades 7-12)
Make Kind Loud gives teens a space to work towards spreading positivity and inspiring others to do the same. Teens will spend the week making positive noise through discussions, random acts of kindness, music, team-building activities and a community-based project to spread kindness.
- Leadership in Training Program
The Camp Sargent Leaders in Training (LIT) program is designed to help teens find their next level of leadership development and community service.
Through the program, our LITs get the opportunity to build positive relationships with each other, learn how to effectively work with youth of all ages, and be an integral part of the Camp Sargent Team. LITs get to be on the ground leaders alongside our staff to create the magic Sargent has to offer. Being an LIT is hard work, but fun work as teens work, learn and grow together.
As an LIT, your teen will be exposed to and gain experience in the following:
- Team building
- Group Facilitation
- Relationship Building
- Creative Programming
- Positive Youth Development
- Conflict Management and Problem Solving
- Life Skills that will prepare them for the future
- and lots and lots of fun
PRICE PER SESSION
YMCA Member: $300 | Community Member: $400
June 21-July 2 | July 5-16 | July 19-July 30 | Aug 2-13
- Swim Lessons
Swim lessons are offered at the conclusion of the camp day, selected weeks for registered Camp Sargent campers (for those weeks). Campers will be taught the fundamentals of proper swim mechanics and aquatic safety. Our goal for your child is that they leave each class as a more confident swimmer! Limit 6 per class. Pre/Post camp registration also required for applicable weeks.
Ages 6-8, 4:30-5:00pm
Ages 9-12, 5:10-5:40pm
PRICE PER WEEK OF LESSONS
YMCA Member $50/week | Community Member $100/week
Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes will be offered each time slot. Please see swim level descriptions of what each level equates to if they were to take lessons at the Merrimack or Nashua Y.