UNH Summer Youth Programs (ages 5+)

The University of New Hampshire offers over 30 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 Website.
Grade levels listed below are for grades entering in the fall.

Program registrations are open. Enroll now!

Academic Enrichment Programs

4-H Teen Conference: June 25 – June 28 (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.

Upward Bound Summer Academy: June 27 – Aug 5 (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 27–July 1, July 11-15 (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


Summer Theatre Arts Retreat for Students (STARS): July 11-15; July 18-22 (Dance Intensive) (Grades 1-12)
Drama, musical theatre, dance and advanced theatre academy that include a final production.

SYMS (Summer Youth Music School): Junior: July 16-20, July 23-31 (Grades 7-12)
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.

Athletic Camps

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:

  • Boys Basketball: July 25-28 (Grades 2-9)
  • Girls Basketball: June 26; June 27-July 1; July 18-22 (Grades 2-12)
  • Field Hockey: June 26-29; July 6-9 (Grades 6-12)
  • Football: July 10-13 (Grades 6-12)
  • Gymnastics: June 20-23; June 24-27; July 5-8 (Grades K-12)
  • Boys Soccer: July 24-27; July 27-30 (Grades 5-12)
  • Girls Soccer: July 11-14; July 17-20 (Grades K-12)
  • Girls Volleyball/Boys Volleyball: July 7-9; July 10-13; July 14-17 (Grades 5-12)
  • Track & Field: July 24-27 (Grades 7-12)
  • Girls Lacrosse: Dates TBD
STEM Programs
(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

EPIC – Elementary Program Introducing Computing: August 1-5, August 8-12 (Grades 4-7)
EPIC is a day camp designed to inspire the next generation of computing innovators by engaging students in learning computational thinking skills and programming fundamentals.

UNH IOL Summer Internship: July 11-August 11 (Grade 12)
The UNH Interoperability Lab (IOL) HighTech Bound internship is a five-week, paid summer internship for rising high school seniors who will gain real-world experience working with the latest technology.

KEEPERS: July 11-15, July 18-22 (Grades 2-4)
Kids Eager for Engineering Program with Elementary Research-based Science is a hands-on STEAM experience that spurs learner excitement and interest in learning about many aspects of their world, such as Weather, Water, Environment, Motion, and Invention.

Marine Environmental Science: Aug 1-8, August 1-15, August 8-15 (Grades 10-12)
Held at Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island, high school students can earn college credits in courses such as Marine Environmental Science and Intro to the Biology of Sharks, Skates, and Rays. Students learn through lab exercises, field work, explorations, and excursions to neighboring islands.

Project SMART: July 11-29 (Grades 11 & 12)
Project SMART (Science and Mathematics Achievement through Research Training) challenges, educates, and motivates students to study advanced topics and techniques in animal, human, plant and microbial biotechnology. Students can earn college credit. This is a remote learning program in 2022.

Tech Camp: July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29 (Grades 5-12)
Tech Camp engages students in interactive, hands-on, problem-solving activities in areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Recreational & Water Activities


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

Sailing/Kayaking/Paddleboarding: June 27 – August 9 (Ages 5-18)
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 while learning skills that are enjoyed over a lifetime.

Camp Wildcat: June 27 – Aug 12 (Grades 1-7)
Camp Wildcat day camp that offers weekly sessions that are themed and include Outdoor Adventure weeks. Each week is action-packed and full of sports, arts & crafts, swimming, and adventure activities.

Barry Conservation 4-H Camps: June 19 – August 10 (Ages 8-17)
Held in the White Mountain National Forest, Barry camps are for kids who love the outdoors, enjoy hands-on learning and like a small camp environment.

For more information and to register: UNH Youth Programs


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