12 Great Summer Camps in the Upper Valley This 2018
May 16, 2018 11:42AM
By Linda Ditch
The Upper Valley offers a number of options to keep the young ones entertained and educated during summer break. Here are a few to check out:
The Lebanon Recreation & Parks Department offers day camps for participants ages 5–6, 7–8, and 9–12. There is also a Leader-in-Training (LIT) program for ages 13–14. The weekly fee for residents is $140 and for non-residents $180, which includes pick-up and drop-off. Drop-off is available beginning at 7:30 am, and pick-up ends at 5 pm, as the camp day is 8:30 am to 4 pm.
The Dance Collective
The Dance Collective offers day camps for students 3 to 8 years old and dance intensive camps for students 8 to 18. The sessions for both age ranges start at the end of June and go through August.
Challenger Sports offers a number of summer soccer camps around the Upper Valley for all age ranges. Their mission is advancing each player’s development and providing memorable and positive experiences through the sport.
Upper Valley Aquatic Center offers a lot of different classes, along with after-camp care and lunch packages.
https://uvacswim.org/swimming/splash-camp/ for details.
River Valley Club
The River Valley Club (RVC) offers summer camps for junior tennis players ages 6 to 13. Camps run Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to12: 30 pm.
rivervalleyclub.com for information about registration and other details.
AVA Art Gallery
If your child loves to create, the AVA Gallery and Art Center offers summer art camps for ages 5 through teens. Music, architecture, nature, robotics, painting, and sculpture are just a sampling of what your camper can explore in either half-day or full-day camps.
The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen
The League of N.H. Crafstmen offers a plethora of summer camps featuring just about any art style you can imagine—metals, mixed media, pottery, jewelry making, and more. The camps take place at the gallery located at 13 Lebanon Street in Hanover.
Got a budding actor in your household? Northern Stage is offering theater camps for kids 6 to 13 years old in White River Junction. These take place the last week of June. The focus is on either fables and fairy tales or Broadway productions.
northernstage.org for details and to register.
Upper Valley Music Center
If music fills your kid’s heart, check out the summer camps offered by the Upper Valley Music Center. They have classes for various ages and skill levels.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science
For your nature enthusiast, Vermont Institute of Natural Science offers Nature Camps for kids ages 4th through 8th grade. The mission is to encourage youth to explore the diversity of nature’s living creatures and habitats while learning lifelong values of respect and kindness to each other and our environment.
For a complete schedule and to register, http://vinsweb.org/nature-camp/.
Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock is offering two summer camp options this year for kids ages 8 to 12. One is the Living History Camp, where kids will learn what it was like to live on a farm in 1890s Vermont. The other is the Junior Farmer Camp, for any kid who wonders what it’s like to be a farmer.
The Montshire Museum of Science
The Montshire Museum of Science is offering 15 science and nature camps for kids ages preschool to those entering 9th grade.