Offered through UNH Cooperative Extension, the 4-H Teen Conference has been held for 37 years.
Join teens from across New Hampshire to participate in four days packed with activities including half day and full day workshops on a multitude of topics and interests. This is the place to try something new!
Community service projects are included, as are opportunities for leadership development. Most of all, friendships are made or renewed.
The conference is planned by student members of the state 4-H Teen Council.
You do not have to be a 4-H member to participate.
A one-week, overnight program for high school students ages 15-17.
The program will introduce students to the exciting world of agriculture science. Explorations will include the impacts of agriculture on the environment along with the many ways UNH researchers are working to lessen these impacts. Students will also learn how UNH is working to become a truly sustainable university.
Themes will include local food and nutrition, and camp culminates with a meal prepared by students using fresh local ingredients.
Participants will gain a heightened understanding of where their food comes from and the many structures in place which enable food to arrive to consumers’ plates.
UNH Campus Recreation offers the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program.
Lesson types include Parent/child, preschool, and youth in group, private and semi-private settings.
Classes are offered morning and evening to accommodate family schedules.
Swim lessons are also offered throughout the academic year in the Swasey Indoor Pool.
Art Camp (Museum of Art)
Camp Type: Day Camp Camp Length: Half-day or Day - One week sessions Ages: Grades 2 - 12 Gender: Co-Ed
Barry Conservation Camp (BCC) is operated by the UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Program in cooperation with the N.H. Department of Fish and Game. It is located in the White Mountain National Forest at the Berlin Fish Hatchery. BCC provides a close-knit community for its 38 campers and 11 staff. There are six cabins, each housing up to seven campers and a counselor. Campers are grouped by age and gender. There are central toilets, shower facilities, and a dining hall complete with kitchen.
Barry Conservation 4-H Camp is a great program for kids who love the outdoors, enjoy hands-on learning in environmental and conservation programs, and can benefit from participating in a small camp. Staff take pride in creating a special place where kids can discover their individual strengths. Campers and staff work together as a team in the hope that everyone leaves camp with a greater awareness of themselves and the world around them.
Basketball - Boys High School Shootout
Camp Type: Day Camp Camp Length: 2 days Ages: High School Boys Basketball Teams Gender: Male
Campers will have a chance to explore nature and the environment, participate in sports, learn new skills and crafts, make new friends, and have fun while being active this summer!
2015 camp sessions include 2 two-week traditional day camp sessions, an Outdoor Adventure Week, and two Travel Weeks:
2-week Day Camp Sessions
The day camp sessions include sport, art, and adventure activities held at the UNH fields, the indoor pool, and Mendum's Pond Outdoor Recreation Area. Weekly trips take campers to NH State Parks and other local points of interest. In addition, campers receive Red Cross swim lessons four days a week.
During this week campers explore, learn, and have fun away from the UNH campus. Past trips have included: the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, Seacoast Science Center, Polar Caves, Liquid Planet, Wallis Sands Beach, Isle of Shoals Boat Tour, and Water Country.
Outdoor Adventure Week
A popular offering that emphasizes life-long activities and the great outdoors in NH. Activities have included kayaking, climbing, woodsmen activities, skateboarding, and much more.
Camp Type: Day Camp Camp Length: One week Ages: Students entering Grades 6 - 9 Gender: Co-Ed
The Thompson School of Applied Science Culinary Arts program offers two week-long day camp sessions of Kids Culinary Camp in its commercially licensed kitchen facility on the UNH Durham campus.
The 2015 camp will run from 8:30 am - 4 pm on Monday - Thursday. Friday's session will end at 3:00 pm following a family event. Campers will cook their snacks and lunches daily. There will be two scheduled field trips to local destinations.
Each session will explore basic cooking and baking techniques with varied regional offerings.
Come experience a unique, hands-on cooking experience and explore the world of culinary arts!
Camp is limited to 15 students per session.
Camp Type: Day Camp Camp Length: One week Ages: Grades 6-8
Design-Make-Code engages students in exploratory activities to design and prototype their own computing and engineering inventions.
Focusing on collaborative and project work, students will learn how to create mechanical models with simple machines and mechanisms; design digital fashion using the Scratch programming environment; create electronics inventions with littleBits; and control Finch robots to test computational designs.
Distance and Cross Country Running Camp
Camp Type: Day Camp Camp Length: 4 days Ages: Students Entering Grades 7-12 Gender: Co-Ed
This camp will improve participant skills in track and field distance events or cross country. All athletes will learn the fundamentals of technique and training and will "learn by doing." Students will work with coaches from UNH, one of the most successful collegiate track and field programs in New England.
Training will be held on UNH indoor and outdoor track facilities that have hosted numerous high school and college championship meets.
The Atkins Track and Field facility boasts an 8-lane full-size track, 3 long jump/triple jump pits, high jump and pole vault areas, a javelin runway, a hammer/discus ring, and two shot put areas.
UNH also offers a track and field event camp -- see separate listing.
Engineeristas - Girls & Engineering
Camp Type: Day Camp, Overnight Camp Camp Length: One week Ages: Middle school girls (grades 6 and 7) Gender: Female
A one-week camp experience for girls entering grades 6 & 7.
This camp focuses on the wide range of engineering with planned explorations into environmental engineering, oceanographic and marine engineering, computer science, and mechanical and materials engineering presented by female engineers.
Campers will participate in field trips to other campus programs and will have the opportunity to develop a project based on their area of interest.
Residential and day camper options are available.
EPIC - Summer Computer Camp
Camp Type: Day Camp Camp Length: One week Ages: Entering Grades 4 - 6 Gender: Co-Ed
UNH’s EPIC (Elementary Program Introducing Computing) Computer camp is designed to inspire the next generation of computing innovators and give students exposure to computational thinking and programming. Students will learn how to think logically and creatively through fun games, challenging puzzles and visual programming.
Students will also be engaged in building and programming Lego Mindstorm robots to tackle mini real-world challenges. The camp will show why computer science is fun and how it helps our everyday life through innovations and technologies.
STEM work with camp students can continue via participation in the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Program and local district and regional competitions.Robotics Program and local district and regional competitions.
EXCELL in STEM brings middle school and high school English Language Learners to the UNH Manchester campus and STEM Discovery Lab for a five-week program that combines hands-on science and computing activities with pre-college English Language practice.
Students conduct Biology experiments, solve Computer Science challenges, and take part in STEM-focused field trips, all emphasizing inquiry, observation, analysis of data, design, and coding.
Each STEM leaning activity incorporates English Language tasks in academic reading and research, vocabulary building, writing, listening, and speaking.
Field Hockey Camps
Camp Type: Day Camp, Overnight Camp Camp Length: 2-4 days Ages: Grades 6 - 12 Gender: Co-Ed
UNH Field Hockey Camp is a skill development and tactical play based camp, breaking down individual skill and tactical emphasis of the game.
New players to high level campers are all welcome.
Coaches are UNH and other college coaches, as well as current UNH field hockey players.
The athletic facilities are exceptional. Field Hockey coaching and instruction takes
place on the University's competitive fields, including a state of the art $3 million dollar Astro Turf field and Astro-Play and Field Turf surfaces.
Football Evening Camp
Camp Type: Day Camp Camp Length: 5 days - Evenings Ages: Grades 6 - 12 Gender: Male
This evening program provides football skill instruction for players in Grades 6 - 12.
The Wildcat Football camp is a full-contact camp offering specialized and technical instruction to students of all skill levels and positions.
Players will learn both offensive and defensive skills, as well as flexibility and weight training. Grades 6 - 9 practice separately from Grades 10 - 12.
Coaches are UNH coaching staff, select area high school coaches, and other New England college coaches.
The camp provides participants the opportunity to sharpen their skills and techniques shortly before they begin practicing with their own teams in preparation of the upcoming season. Camp closes with a full-contact scrimmage.
French Language & Culture
Camp Type: Day Camp Camp Length: One week Ages: Ages 13-17 Gender: Co-Ed
Girls ages 6 and older and all levels of ability are welcome to the UNH Gymnastics Day Camp!
Morning only (9-11:45 am) and Full day (9 am - 4 pm) options are available.
Our goal is for each camper to experience gymnastics instruction in a safe and progressive manner.
Master staff will provide experienced technical instruction in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. Campers will perfect current skills and progress toward learning new skills. We encourage every camp gymnast to grow as an athlete with a higher skill level and with a deeper appreciation for what it takes to be a Gymnast.
Our staff are current college coaches, college gymnasts, and other high-level gymnastics coaches and competitors. We want to share our experience and passion for the sport with each and every camper!
The camp is held at the 8,500 sq ft UNH Gymnastics Practice Gym, the top training spot in New England. Individual elements include an L-shaped free-foam pit and resi pit; a carpeted spring floor; 2 tumble tracks & a trampoline; 6 high beams and 2 low beams; 2 sets of uneven bars and 1 single training bar; 2 vaulting stations into foam and resi pits; and more.