Camp Sargent

  • 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.

  • 2022 Summer Camp Guide

    Plan your child's #BestSummerEver with a summer camp adventure at the YMCA!

    Summer Day Camp Registration Will Open on March 14!
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where kids become a community

When the WiFi gets weaker, the connections get stronger!

Since 1924, Camp Sargent has been a place thousands of children and adults have found a community to belong to. At the heart of Camp Sargent is the joy of fun combined with learning and exploration. This all combined with caring adult role models, your camper will have an experience that will last a lifetime.

Camping is about learning new skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn to be more independent. Being guided by the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility, you camper will transform learning a skill into confidence in themselves!

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  • 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 Administrator at or by phone at 603.598.1533.

    Program Questions
    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 – 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.

  • Summer Fun - Grades K-8

    Grades K-8

    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-ga Ball, board games, fishing, hiking, songs, scavenger hunts and MORE! ALL SUMMER LONG!

    GRADES K-8 PRICE PER WEEK (Weeks 2-10)
    YMCA Family Member: $220
    YMCA Youth Member: $250
    Community Member: $290

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    YMCA Family Member: $44/Day
    YMCA Youth Member: $50/Day
    Community Member: $58/Day

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    7:00-9:00am – PRE-CAMP*
    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
    12:00-12:30pm – Lunch
    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
    4:00-4:15pm – Dismissal
    4:00-6:00pm – POST CAMP*


    *Child must be registered for this
  • Specialty Camps - Grades K-9

    Grades K-9

    All specialty camp activities will happen in the morning between 9am-12pm. In the afternoon campers will enjoy other activities such as swimming, games, arts, crafts and more.

    YMCA Family Member: $245
    YMCA Youth Member: $275
    Community Member: $310

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    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!

    NEW! Nature Explorers (Grades K-2)
    This is the perfect camp for those who LOVE nature! Each day we will focus on a different theme of nature to explore! Some themes may be: Buzz and Flutter, H2O Exploration, Digging in the Dirt, and more! Your camper will explore nature through different experiments, games, and arts and craft activities!

    NEW! Once Upon a Time Camp! (Grades K-2)
    Come explore all of your favorite fairytales! We will read a different book each day that inspires our imagination! After the story we will dance, do arts and crafts, play games, make fun snacks, and go on adventures! We may even make our very own fairytale come to life right at 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!

    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.

    Passport to Fun! (Grades 1-4)
    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!

    Silly Science Camp (Grades 1-6)
    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!

    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: The Little Mermaid
    Grades 5-6: The Wizard of Oz

    NEW! Fitness in the Forest (Grades 3-9)
    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 to the program this year we will be having some guest instructors leading us in some fun exercise classes like yoga on the beach, water exercise, Zumba, and MORE!

    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!

    NEW! Pokémon Academy (Grades 3-9)
    Have you ever wanted to bring your Pokémon cards to camp, but have always been told NO! Well here is your chance! Come battle with us. In this camp, campers will learn how to play the game, hunt for Pokémon around camp, and even create their own Pokémon cards. Let the battle begin!

    NEW! Recess (Grades 3-4)
    Have you ever wanted to learn how to play old school recess games like Red Rover, 4 Square, Kick the can and more! Then this is the perfect camp for you! Come learn different games each day that you can take back to your friends at school to play at recess!

    Survivor Camp (Grades 4-9)
    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?

    Archery (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! Reduce-Reuse-Recycle (Grades 5-9)
    In this camp turn trash into treasure! Come along as we reuse everyday household items to create works of art, learn about composting, create new inventions from recycled items, and come up with new ways to take care of our earth!

    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?

    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.


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  • Leaders in Training Program - Grades 9-12

    Grades 9-12

    The Camp Sargent Leaders in Training (LIT) program is designed to help teens find their next level of leadership development and community service.

    Through this 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


    YMCA Family Member: $350
    YMCA Youth Member: $400
    Community Member: $450

    June 27-July 8  |  July 11-22  |  July 25-August 5  |  August 8-19


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  • Swim Lessons - Offered Weeks 2-10

    Swim lessons are offered at the conclusion of the camp day, for registered Camp Sargent campers (for those weeks). Campers will be taught the fundamentals of proper swim mechanics and aquatic safety. Our goal is that your child leaves 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


    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.


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