The University of New Hampshire offers over 50 summer youth programs at its Durham and Manchester campuses and other locations in the State. UNH summer camps offer:

  • A supportive, safe, inclusive and fun learning environment
  • Experienced and top-notch staff including University faculty, staff, & students & industry professionals
  • State-of-the-Art classroom, residential, recreational, athletic and dining facilities

For specific information, including registration open dates and to register, visit the UNH Youth Programs WebsiteDates subject to change; grades levels are for entering grades in the fall.

Program registrations currently open. Enroll now!

Academic Enrichment Programs

For more specific information and to register: UNH Youth Programs (see separate listings for the Arts & STEM programs)

4-H Teen Conference: June 24 – June 27 (Gr 9-12)
Teens from across the state participate in four days of activities and workshops on a multitude of topics. Students do not have to be 4-H members to participate.

Barry Conservation 4-H Camps: June 24 – Aug 8 (7 sessions) (Ages 8-17)
Held in White Mountain National Forest, Barry camps are for kids who love the outdoors and enjoy hands-on learning in environmental and conservation programs.

Hospitality Management Summer Program: July 15-21 (Students entering Grade 12)
Participants are introduced to the hospitality industry through presentations, hands-on experience, guest speakers, computer simulations, and visits to restaurants and hotels.

Upward Bound: June 17 – July 27 (Grades 9-12)
A 6-week, federally-funded program that gives students the skills to succeed in high school and college. Free to eligible students.

Writers Academy: June 25–29, July 9-13, July 16-20 (Grades 5-12)
Day camp designed for young writers to exchange literacy experiences, meet local authors, work in small groups, and learn what it means to be a writer.

UNH Extension
Sponsors numerous youth programs & events throughout the State to engage youth in hands-on learning activities. Visit the website at: UNH Extension Youth Development

Arts Programs

Art Camps: July 23-27; July 30-August 3 (Grades 2-12)
The UNH Museum of Art offers numerous half-day camps for entering grades 2-12. Subjects typically include drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and more.

Summer Theatre Arts Retreat for Students (STARS): July 9-13; July 16-27 (Dance Intensive) (Grades 1-12)
Drama, musical theatre, aerial arts, dance and advanced theatre academy that include a final production.

SYMS (Summer Youth Music School): Junior: July 15-20 (Grades 7-9); Senior: July 21-29 (Grades 10-13)
A longstanding and popular music program. Students concentrate on an instrument or voice along with electives to broaden their experience with an outstanding professional staff.

For more specific information and to register: UNH Youth Programs

Athletics/Recreation Programs

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UNH Athletics offers camps in a fun and encouraging, yet competitive environment for boys and girls in a variety of sports. Each camp, through team play and individual activities, will enhance current skills and help a student progress by learning new skills.

All camps are held on the UNH campus in Durham and utilize state-of-the-art facilities and playing fields.

Sport camps include:

  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Boys & Girls Basketball
  • Field Hockey, Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Boys & Girls Soccer
  • Boys & Girls Ice Hockey
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Distance Running/Track & Field
  • Strength & Conditioning

For more specific information and to register: UNH Youth Programs

STEM Programs
(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)


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Drone Camps: July 16-20, 23-27 (Grades 5-9)
Learn about the many facets of Drones, Drone safety and social responsibility. Held at Oyster River HS, Durham, NH. For information and registration, visit or call (603) 862-7380.

EPIC – Elementary Program Introducing Computing: June 25-29, July 2-6 (Grades 4-7)
EPIC is a day camp designed to expose students to computational thinking to build confidence in technology and programming. Students learn to think logically and solve problems creatively.

UNH IOL Summer Internship: July 9-Aug 3 (Students entering Grade 12)
The UNH Interoperability Lab (IOL) hosts ambitious high school seniors for its paid internship program. Interns gain valuable experience working with global networking companies through hands-on, problem-solving work and visits to high-tech corporations.

KEEPERS: July 9-13, 16-20, 23-27 (Grades 2-5)
Kids Eager for Engineering Program with Elementary Research-based Science is a hands-on experience that introduces engineering fields to elementary ages. Students develop inquiry and design skills as they explore real science concepts.

Marine Environmental Science: July 2-16, 16-30 & Aug 13-20 (Grades 10-12)
Held at Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island. High school students can earn college credits in intensive marine science courses. Students learn through lab exercises, field work, explorations, and excursions to neighboring islands.

Plant Camp: July 9-13 (Grades 3-6)
Students explore plants, their use and their role in our world by learning a plant-based skill in the garden, greenhouse, and lab.

Project SMART: July 1-27 (Grades 11 & 12)
A summer institute using research and projects in one of three academic areas: bio- and nanotechnology, space science, or environmental science. Students can earn college credit.

Tech Camp: July 9-13, 16-20 & 23-27 (Grades 6-12)
Tech Camp encompasses seven sessions designed to increase STEM literacy through student engagement in interactive, hands-on, problem-solving activities designed to immerse them in the worlds of STEM. There are two sessions for girls only.

LEGO® Builds: July 23-27 (Ages 6-14)
Discover creativity through science and experiment with LEGO® builds to learn the basics of design and engineering. For information and registration, visit or call (603) 731-8047.

For more specific information and to register: UNH Youth Programs

Recreational Day Camp & Water Activities

Aquatics – (Learn to Swim): June 12- August 10
Group and private swimming lessons available throughout the summer.

Sailing and Kayaking: June 25 – August 10 (Ages 5-Adult)
The UNH Community Sailing Centre at Mendums Pond offers weekly sessions for all skill levels. The primary aim is to encourage fun on the water and to build self-confidence.

Camp Wildcat/Teen Travel: June 25 – Aug 17 (Grades 1-7; Teen Travel Weeks Grades 8-9)
Camp Wildcat is a traditional, recreational day camp that offers 7 sessions of fun and learning. Campers explore nature, play sports, learn new skills and crafts, and have fun while being active! New in 2018- 3 Teen Travel Weeks!

For more specific information and to register: UNH Youth Programs


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