YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
Registration for Summer Day and Overnight Camp is Now Open!
Welcome to summer at The YMCA of Greater Nashua. We provide affordable, quality summer experiences with convenient options such as extended camp hours, transportation, and sibling discounts. Whether you’re considering a traditional day camp or a specialty camp, summer at the Y is filled with excitement, adventure, new friends, lifelong memories, and most of all, discovery! With camp programs based on the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, we provide children with a priceless experience in a safe and supportive environment where their safety is our top priority.
There are few unique environments as special as camp, where kids become part of a community and form friendships 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 every day. Amidst all the fun of swimming, sports activities, archery and creative arts, children develop attitudes that build character and promote leadership. At the Y, we feel that every child should be given the opportunity to experience summer camp. That is why we offer more than 40 camp programs at four different Y locations in the Greater Nashua Area.
Camp Sargent YMCA Summer Camps
Located on beautiful Lake Naticook in Merrimack, NH just minutes from the Merrimack, Nashua and Westwood Park Y, Camp Sargent sits on 22 acres. Since 1924, Camp Sargent has offered the Greater Nashua community a quality day camping program for boys and girls 5-16 years old. Sessions range from one to eleven weeks of traditional camp activities to more involved specialty camps that provide more time for campers to dive deeper into what interests them most. Regardless of the type of camp, camp staff always stress safety and teamwork while working towards each camper building self-confidence and making friends.
Traditional Day Camp is available for both ages 5-K through our Lil’ Voyagers Camp and grades 1-8 through our Summer FUN Camp.
This years specialty camps at Camp Sargent include Archery, Arts of All Sorts, Eco-Fit, Farm, Harry Potter, Pandora: The World of Avatar, Survivor, and Forts, Bridges & Skyscrapers Camps for those entering Grades 1-8.
We’ll also be offering a Courageousness in Teens Program at Camp Sargent for those entering Grades 9-12.
Merrimack YMCA Summer Camps
Located at our Merrimack YMCA in Merrimack, NH we’ll be offering camps for multiple age groups. A fun-filled, recreational camp, called Young Explorers Camp, for ages 3-5 at our Merrimack Early Education Center where each week will center around a unique theme, with a special event to wrap-up the week every Friday. While for campers entering grades 1-6 we’ll offer a number of specialty camps based in the visual and performing arts in our Camp Create at the Merrimack YMCA.
Campers can indulge in their creative side through various specialty camps with a focus on the visual and performing arts. Activities will be centered on the camp’s offering each week during a two hour program time in the morning. In the afternoon all camps will participate in traditional day camp activities such as swimming in our indoor pool, arts and crafts, outdoor play and more. Many of the camps will have a performance or showing at the end of the week.
This years Camp Create offerings include Acting 101, Broadway Kids, Camp Crafts, Camp Create Sampler, Circus, Creative Writing, Hip Hop, Lego Builders, Lyrical Dance, Painting, Paper Crafts, Princess at teh Ballet, Printmaking, Photography, Pottery, Sing It Out, Theater Kids, Tumbling, and Textile and Wearable Arts Camps for those entering Grades 1-6.
Nashua YMCA Summer Camps
Located at our Nashua YMCA in Nashua, NH we’ll be offering a fun-filled, recreational camp, called Little Investigators Camp, for ages 3-5 where each week will center around a unique theme.
Westwood Park YMCA Summer Camps
An indoor sports facility which is fully equipped with 4 immaculate, regulation size basketball/Volleyball courts, 5,000 square foot functional training space with the latest sports and conditioning equipment and a 16,000 square foot indoor turf field which will be sub dividable into 4 fields. In addition to the 40,000+ square foot indoor space, campers will be given time for instruction, game time and lunch outside, as well as water fun games to cool off on those hot summer days!
YMCA Sports Camps focus on individual skill development as well as the team ideals of sportsmanship and camaraderie. These week long sessions are designed to accommodate both playful and serious young sports fans. As campers grow and learn each activity, they can increase their skill level. We give them incentives to continue to achieve throughout their camp experience, gaining more advanced skills, and having a ball along the way. Though it’s stressed all week, we cover the importance of teamwork and perseverance through fun group games and ice breakers each Monday to kick off the camp week. Each Friday will end with tournament style competition and award ceremonies centered on the Y’s core values of Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Honesty.
This years sports camps include All Ball, All-Star Sports Sampler, Around the World Sports, Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer and Volleyball for those entering Grades 1-6.
In addition to the options above, we’ll be offering Fall Sports Conditioning and Fitness Sampler camps for those entering Grades 7-8.
YMCA Camp Spaulding
Camp Spaulding is a traditional overnight camp on the shores of the Contoocook River in Penacook, New Hampshire. Guided by the Spaulding Honor Code of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Purpose, and Spirit, campers will leave their experience ready to make the world a better place.
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