Merrimack YMCA Camps
Our summer camps are about DISCOVERY. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, build on sports skills, make lasting friendships and memories, and of course, have FUN! We offer affordable and quality, arts and humanities day camp options for grades 1-6.
2023 Summer Camp Guide
Plan your child's #BestSummerEver with a summer camp adventure at the YMCA!
Summer Day Camp Registration Will Open on February 6 for Members and February 13 for the Community!
Click Here to Download the 2023 YMCA Summer Camp Guide
The best summer ever
Every kid should experience camp
Camp is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. Few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social, and educational activities.
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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Registration and Billing Questions
If you have any questions about your camp registration, billing or your YMCA account, please contact our Camp Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 603.598.1533.
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.
- Camp Sargent: Tiffany Joslin
- Camp Create: Kristen Capriotti
- Sports Camp: Andy MacEachern
- Little Investigators: Amy Millard
- Young Explorers: Kristie George
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.
- Arts of All Sorts Camp - Grades 1-6
Let your creative side be FREE! Arts of All Sorts is the perfect camp for your budding artist. Whether that be in the visual arts, or performing arts, your camper will get a little bit of everything! Each day will be a sampling of our week-long specialty camps, along with some of our popular arts and humanities class offerings during the school year. Each day has a different focus! This camp will be offered ALL SUMMER LONG!!
GRADES 1-6 PRICE PER WEEK
YMCA Family Member: $230
YMCA Youth Member: $260
Community Member: $300
WEEK 1 SINGLE DAY RATES
YMCA Family Member: $46/Day
YMCA Youth Member: $52/Day
Community Member: $60/Day
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 1-6
Campers can indulge in their creative side through various specialty camps that focus on arts, dance, drama, gymnastics, and more. 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.
PRICE PER WEEK
YMCA Family Member: $255
YMCA Youth Member: $285
Community Member: $380
Acting and Improv (Grades 1-3)
Give your imagination a blast of spontaneity! Improvisation works to increase a child’s observation and concentration skills while freeing their imaginations! Campers will learn the basic rules of improvisation and then put them to use playing performance games.
NEW! Arts Around the World (Grades 1-3)
If your child enjoys adventure and travel, don’t miss out on the trip of a lifetime exploring the different countries through the eyes of art. Campers will enjoy a fun week of “travel” as they learn about art, music, and folk dances from different countries and cultures around the world.
NEW! ArtNastics (Grades 1-3)
In ArtNastics camp, your child will explore their creativity and work their muscles in one fun, exciting camp. Campers will spend time in Tumble Town learning basic gymnastics skills such as rolls, cartwheels, and handstands, as well as balance beam and basic bar skills. Then it’s time to get creative and head to art where they will move through different art stations.
Skips and Scribbles (Grades 1-3)
Skips and Scribbles allows campers to use their creativity and their muscles all in one camp! Art class will explore a variety of art materials and creative ideas to excite the imagination then off to the dance studio to explore their creativity through movement. This camp is a great way to challenge your child’s brain and body!
Brixology (Grades 1-6)
This camp will be centered on playing and building with Legos each day and create awesome Lego Art! Campers will be given projects/tasks to accomplish with Legos to create and build! We will take pictures of each sculpture and make an album to display at the end of the week.
Dance, Dance, Dance (Grades 1-6)
Come dance with us! Campers will spend the day learning different styles of dance including ballet, hip hop, jazz, creative movement, and line dances. Students will learn choreography, make up dances of their own, and put on a small performance for family and friends at the end of the week!
Edible Art (Grades 1-6)
Come create fun and tasty snacks while using art concepts like colors, patterns, and shapes. Campers will try new foods, practice math, follow directions, learn about nutrition basics, and develop safety techniques all while making something delicious!
Music Makers (Grades 1-6)
Campers will spend each day exploring all kinds of music including musical techniques, diction and proper posture through group singing, along with music concepts and rhythms through movement and even creating their own instruments. A small concert will be given at the end of the week!
- Young Explorers Camp - Ages 3 to Grade K
3 Year Olds – Kindergarten
A fun-filled, recreational camp based in the Merrimack Y Early Education Center. Each week centers on a unique theme, with a special event to wrap-up the week every Friday. Activities include songs, stories, dramatic play, building, creative projects, cooking, and splashing around in the sprinklers or wading pool. Children enjoy free swim once a week in the pool and participate in outdoor recreational water play daily.
Professional staff and low teacher/child ratios assure a safe and fun time for your preschooler. It’s a perfect way to introduce your child to a preschool setting or to help your child make new friends and socialize with peers. Half-day and full-day options are available.
Price Per Week 3 Year Old
4 Year Old
5 Year Old
YMCA Member $260 $250 $240 Community Member $285 $275 $265
Week 1 (June 19-23)
Me, Myself and the Y
This week kicks off the summer camp season, and how appropriate it’s all about our favorite people; THE CAMPERS. Let’s get to know each and every one of you, while you get to know the Y.
Week 2 (June 26-30)
Why should Old MacDonald have all the fun on his farm? Hop into your overalls, Cock-a-doodle-do and let’s dig in during this fun, animal filled week.
Week 3 (July 3-7: Closed July 4)
Proud to be an American
What would the 4th of July be without a parade? Red, white and blue crafts and lots of good ole’ Americana games will fill this star-spangled week.
Week 4 (July 10-14)
In a land before time dinosaurs ruled the Earth. This week campers travel back in time on a prehistoric field trip as they become Paleontologists. What fossils do you think they will uncover beneath our playground?
Week 5 (July 17-21)
Sea, Sand and Sunshine
Who’s ready for some fun in the sun? Sandcastles, Starfish and underwater explorations without even leaving camp! This week the beach comes to us.
Week 6 (July 24-28)
Christmas in July
Introducing…. CHRISTMAS IN JULY! This brand new camp theme is sure to bring the magic of Christmas to the Y. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And it’s the most wonderful time of the year; it’s the hap-happiest season of all. There’ll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for roasting and caroling out in the snow. (Wait! There’s no snow.)
Week 7 (July 31-August 4)
Seriously Silly Science
What keeps our feet on the ground, while
planes fly above us? Have you ever made a volcano? Join us as we dive deep into the science of discovery.
Week 8 (August 7-11)
Mermaids and Pirates
Ahoy matey’s! Find your sea legs and join the crew for a week of adventure on the high seas of summer camp! Anchors aweigh, it’s time to set sail… destination: Atlantis, meet the mer-people and the daughters of Triton.
Week 9 (August 14-18)
Fantastical Fairytales and Storybook Characters
Once upon a time…. And happily, ever after! This week will bring beanstalks, fire-breathing dragons, trolls, fairies, and even an elf or two, a uniquely real and playful week is in store for all campers. Bring your imagination for a fantastic week of fun.
Week 10 (August 21-23)
Child Care Only
(Center Closed 8/24 & 8/25)