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.


    Summer Day Camp at Camp Sargent and the YMCA Branches Will Open on March 4, 2019!

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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.

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  • 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!

    Sample Schedule

    PRE-CAMP 7:00-9:00am
    1st Period 9:15-10:00am
    2nd Period 10:15-11:00am
    3rd Period 11:15-12:00pm
    LUNCH 12:00-1:00pm
    4th Period 1:15-2:00pm
    5th Period 2:15-3:00pm
    6th Period 3:15-4:00pm
    POST CAMP 4:00-6:00pm

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  • 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 6-7 4:10-4:40pm
    Ages 8-9 4:50-5:20pm
    Ages 10-12 5:30-6:00pm

    Family Member $38/week | Youth Member $57/week | Community Member $76/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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  • Specialty Camps

    SPECIALTY CAMPS Please note: Due to the amount of time specialty camps take, your child may not be able to partake in all the daily camp programs. Field trips (on and off site), guest speakers and professional demonstrations are planned (for certain sessions).

    Archery: One of the most popular activities at camp, campers will learn proper techniques and safety. Limit 10 campers per session.

    NEW! Arts of All Sorts Camp: A mix up of all different types of art: painting, drawing, photography, sculpting and more! This camp is meant for beginner to intermediate skill levels.

    Eco-Fit: Campers see just how much fun exercise can be, all within the natural setting of Camp Sargent! We climb and jump over logs and rocks, forest based challenge courses and other fun activities to teach kids about fitness in the outdoors, all while exploring and learning about nature, healthy eating and cooking with fresh produce from our vegetable garden! Like all of our camps, Eco-Fit Camp is open to children of all abilities.

    Farm Camp:  Combining hands-on farm education and sustainable living is what this camp is all about. Campers will interact with the animals each day performing chores, learning how to care for them and understand their importance on sustainable farms. During their time in this camp, each camper will learn about planting, weeding, composting, and harvesting in our vegetable garden.

    Forts, Bridges & Skyscrapers: 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 this camp.

    Harry Potter Camp:  Leave Privet Drive and the Muggle world behind as you transform into a student at Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry Potter Camp is a celebration of all things Hogwarts. Campers will be able to create and taste their very own Hogwart’s snacks, illustrate their own house crest, concoct potions, create spell books, play Quidditch and much, much more! If your inner wizard is dying to get out, then this camp is right up your Diagon Alley.

    NEW! Pandora – The World of Avatar Camp:  Fly into the amazing world of Pandora where you will discover the beauty of nature. Complete tasks that an avatar must accomplish to prove your loyalty and connect with a banshee (Dragon), discover what makes bioluminescence glow, study the plants and animals that live at Camp Sargent to gain a further understanding of the environment, create your own Pandora animals, and challenge yourself to be loyal and brave in a world of unknown. Pandora is a riveting camp that will allow you to discover who you are, where your place in the world is and cause you to dive deep into the depths of your imagination.

    Survivor Camp (2 week sessions):  Through both physical and mental challenges, on and off Blueberry Island, 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. Like all of our camps, Survivor Camp is open to children of all abilities.

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  • Courageousness in Teen (C.I.T.) Program

    The C.I.T. Program, is the ultimate teen summer program specifically designed to provide teens with quality leadership skills, future career preparation, social emotional learning and community service opportunities centered around our YMCA core values.

    PRICE PER SESSION Y Family Member: $220 Y Youth/Teen Member :$330 Community Member: $440


    • June 24-July 5 (pro-rated)

    • July 8-19

    • July 22-Aug 2

    • Aug 5-16

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Camp Sargent 2019 Registration

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