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.

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    Summer Day Camp Will Open on June 22, 2020!
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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

    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-Gag, board games, fishing, hiking, songs, scavenger hunts and more, ALL SUMMER LONG!

    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*

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    *Child must be registered for this

  • Specialty Camps

    Grades K-9

    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 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.

    Arts of All Sorts Camp (Grades 1-4)
    A mash up of all different types of art techniques in one CAMP! You will become a master artist developing skills in painting, drawing, sculpting, and more while learning about different artist who have paved the way of art.

    NEW! 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! Fancy Fairy Camp (Grades 1-2)
    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!

    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.

    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! H20 Academy (Grades 3-9)
    Come splish and splash with us! In this water based camp you will learn important water skills such as paddling 101, safety around water, water exercise, and challenges. You will then test those skills by exploring the beautiful lake Naticook, in the different vessels Camp Sargent Pier has to offer!

    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 capes, and so much more! If your inner wizard is dying to get out, then this camp is right up your Diagon Alley.

    NEW! Photography Camp (Grades 5-9)
    Aspiring photographers will learn composition as well as the importance of light when taking a photograph. They will be able to practice and edit throughout the week. Campers will travel all around camp Sargent taking photos of nature, camp wide events, and get in on the action at some of our program areas! Must provide own digital camera.

    NEW! Sports of All Sorts Camp (Grades 1-9)
    Our enthusiastic and experienced counselors guide this multi-sport camp to provide a safe and fun environment for kids to play sports, work as a team, and build self-confidence! They will enjoy sports they already know, as well as try new activities, such as flag football, wiffle ball, soccer, basketball, kickball, volleyball, and some new games with a twist. This is the perfect camp for your sports fan!

    NEW! 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!

    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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  • Leadership in Training Program

    Grades 9-12

    The Leadership in Training (LIT) program is a program for grades 9-12. In this program you will be learning how to work with youth, be part of a team that will be essential to the function of camp, and be part of making the magic of camp. Being an LIT is hard work, but fun work, so be ready for a unique and important experience the development of your teen!

    Y Family Member: $220  |  Y Youth/Teen Member :$330  |  Community Member: $440

    June 22-July 3  |  July 6-17  |  July 20-July 31  |  Aug 3-14

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  • Swim Lessons - Cancelled


    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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