Merrimack YMCA Camps

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 camp@nmymca.org 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.

  • Arts of All Sorts Camp - Grades 1-6

    Grades 1-6

    Let your creative side 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! Your camper will enjoy acting, dance, music, and the visual arts. Each day has a different focus! This camp will be offered ALL SUMMER LONG!!

    GRADES 1-6 PRICE PER WEEK
    YMCA Family Member: $220
    YMCA Youth Member: $250
    Community Member: $290

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    WEEK 1 AND 11 SINGLE DAY RATES
    YMCA Family Member: $44/Day
    YMCA Youth Member: $50/Day
    Community Member: $58/Day

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    SAMPLE SCHEDULE
    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

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

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    Acting 101 (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.

    Dance Mania (Grades 1-3)
    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! Exploring Textures (Grades 1-3)
    Have you ever felt something soft? Hard? Bumpy? Gritty? Slimy? Campers will explore different textures by using them to create artwork and creating them by making things like slime, playdough, and oobleck.

    Flip and Float (Grades 1-3)
    Campers will spend time in Tumble Town working on basic tumbling progressions and doing fun obstacle courses, then cool off in the pool for some extra swim time.

    Greatest Show on Earth (Grades 1-3)
    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!

    Skips and Scribbles (Grades 1-3)
    Skips and Scribbles allows campers to use their creativity and their muscles all in one class! 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 class 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.

    NEW! 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!

    NEW! Anime, Chibi, and More (Grades 4-6)
    Learn how to draw your favorite anime characters including, backgrounds, bodies and facial features, trendy clothing, and hair. We will focus on coloring techniques, styles, poses, clothing, and creating characters. Mediums will include working with color pencils, markers, and watercolor.

    Cheer Camp (Grades 4-6)
    Cheerleading develops strength, flexibility, spunk and power. In cheer camp, campers will focus on cheerleading skills like jumps, tumbling, cheer and dance routines, chants, and conditioning in a safe, fun environment. At the end of the week, our cheerleaders will perform a routine for family and friends to enjoy!

    Dance and Dive (Grades 4-6)
    Campers will spend part of their day in the dance studio learning different styles of dance like ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, musical theater dance, and line dances, then they will cool off with some extra swim time in the pool. 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! Movie Makers (Grades 4-6)
    Campers will learn about different aspects of movie making including screenwriting, directing, sounds and lightening, acting, basic camera work, and elementary editing. Students will also experience cartoon creations and stop motion animation. This camp is perfect for any future Hollywood Star!

    NEW! Sculpture and Printmaking (Grades 4-6)
    Campers will spend part of their day making their own stamps from rubber blocks and create prints we can then color in after. The other part of our 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.

    NEW! Slime Time Potions and More (Grades 4-6)
    Campers will spend part of the week making everything from slime, to playdough, and even oobleck. The other part of the week will be spent exploring potions and fun science experiments and learning lots of cool new facts.

     

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  • 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 will also enjoy swim time in the Y pool once a week.

    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.

    Reach out to Kristie Perreault or Elizabeth Witmer for more information and to register.

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