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.
2024 Summer Camp Guide
Plan your child's #BestSummerEver with a summer camp adventure at the YMCA!
Summer Day Camp Registration is NOW OPEN for Members and Will Open on February 12 for the Community!
Click Here to Download the 2024 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.
- 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 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.
- Financial Assistance
Not Sure You Can Afford Summer Camp?
Each year, due to the gratitude of our committed members, staff, and friends, we offer support through the Y Cares Financial Assistance Program during our annual campaign. For details and to begin the process, visit our Financial Assistance page.
- 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: $255
YMCA Youth Member: $290
Community Member: $400
WEEK 1 AND 11 SINGLE DAY RATES
YMCA Family Member: $51/Day
YMCA Youth Member: $58/Day
Community Member: $65/Day
PRE AND POST CAMP RATES:
Camper can be dropped off beginning at 7 AM and picked up by 6 PM. There is one fee for both pre and post care.
Per Child, Per Week: $65
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: $275
YMCA Youth Member: $300
Community Member: $425
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.
NEW! Storybook Art (Grades 1-3)
Campers will learn how fun art can be through the magic of books. Using book illustrations as a template, campers will experience art though storybooks and have the opportunity to discover different mediums and art styles.
Arts Around the World (Grades 1-6)
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.
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!
NEW! Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead (Grades 1-6)
This project-based camp will give campers the opportunity to brainstorm, problem-solve, use teamwork, and communication with using a combination of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Using hands-on activities, campers will build critical thinking and problem solving, all while having fun!
NEW! Greatest Show on Earth (Grades 1-6)
Come be a part of the Greatest Show on Earth, the circus! Campers will explore all different parts of the circus from juggling and acrobatics, to being a clown and balancing acts. We will also learn about other parts of the show like the costuming and music. At the end of the week, campers will put all our new skills together and create their very own Camp Create Circus Show!
NEW! Musical Monets (Grades 1-6)
Musical Monets will explore the connection between hearing and seeing. Campers will be given the opportunity to learn about different music sounds and instruments and will explore ways to make those sounds visible through art.
NEW! Sculpture and Collage (Grades 1-6)
Campers will spend part of the week exploring mixed media collages with paper, paint, drawings, and recycled materials. The other parts of the camp day campers will learn the ins and outs of sculpting with air dry clay. Learn techniques such as score and slip, coiling as well as smoothing your creations and adding texture. We will also be painting our creations for campers to bring home at the end of the week.
Creative Writing Workshop (Grades 4-6)
Help your child find out how fun writing can be and discover their own writer’s voice. Campers will enjoy writing short stories, personal narratives, poetry, journals, comics, and whatever else their minds can think of!
Fashion Frenzy (Grades 4-6)
Does your child like to dress up and dream of becoming a future designer? Get a head start with this fun class. Campers will learn to tie dye clothes, decorate aprons with paint, create hats and jewelry and choose fabric to hand sew or glue to the clothes to make something unique and different. At the end of the week, Campers will put on a fashion show for family and friends!
- 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 24-28)
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 (July 1-3)
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
Week 3 (July 8-12) & Week 4 (July 15-19)
Get WILD About Animals
Our planet is full of amazing creatures; from the smallest Etruscan Shrew to the gigantic African Elephant; from our favorite household pets and the mighty king of the jungle to barnyard friends and Jurassic dinosaurs. Discover some of the weirdest and wackiest facts about magnificent living things, big and small.
Week 5 (July 22-26) & Week 6 (July 29 – August 2)
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 7 (August 5 – 9) & Week 8 (August 12-16)
Once upon a time…. And happily, ever after! Everything from magic wands to unicorns; two uniquely real and playful weeks are in store for all campers. Join us for magic carpet rides, pirate ship adventures, and don’t forget to make a wish upon a star; close your eyes and just believe! With a little bit of pixie dust, these weeks will be more than enchanting.