Eight different camps cover drama, musical theatre, playwriting, aerial dance, and multigenre dance.
The UNH Dept. of Theatre & Dance offers day camps for youth from Grades 3 - 12 with sessions that vary in length. These include drama camp, playwriting workshop, advanced theatre academy, aerial & dance intensives, professional & advanced theatre academies & musical theatre camps.
All camps culminate in a performance for family and friends. The musical theatre camps work together to perform a major musical production at the end of the session.
Track and Field Day Camp
Camp Type: Day Camp Camp Length: 5 days Ages: Students Entering Grades 7-12 Gender: Co-Ed
This camp will improve participant skills in track and field events. 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 distance and cross country running camp. See separate listing.
Camp Type: Overnight Camp Camp Length: 6 weeks Ages: Eligible students Gr 9 - 12 Gender: Co-Ed
Upward Bound is one of a number of educational oppportunity programs (TRIO) funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its mission is to provide low-income and first-generation high school students with the skills and motivation to succeed in high school and college.
Students take four classes in the following areas: math, science, English and either success studies or foreign language. Classes are small and students get plenty of one-on-one attention. Courses tend to be hands-on, with students learning through interacting concretely and creatively with the material. UB courses are designed to inspire excitement about academics and to give students a head start on their upcoming academics.
Students compete in groups in a summer-long creative problem-solving challenge, receive bi-weekly advising, and participate in a wide range of activities throughout the academic year.
Upward Bound is free to eligible students.To apply, students must attend one of six target high schools (Manchester West, Memorial, and Central, Spaulding, Farmington, and Somersworth) and meet eligibility criteria. See website for more information.
Learn from 2013 America East Coach of the Year Jill Hirschinger and other collegiate coaches and players.
Participants will learn all aspects of the game of Volleyball from individual skills to team performance.
The camp also includes position specific training from college coaches, elite level drills and competition, and film analysis.
Elite camp trains at a very rigorous level and is geared toward girls intending to play volleyball in college.
The UNH Writers Academy provides an opportunity for young writers entering Grades 5 - 12 to write, edit, and publish their own stories, poems, and plays.
Three week-long sessions are offered during the summer, each geared toward a different age group. In addition to writing and editing, students meet and interview professional authors, work in small groups to share their writing and enthusiasm with other students, confer with teachers to improve their work, and learn what it means to be a writer.
Youth Opera Workshop
Camp Type: Day Camp Camp Length: May 13 - June 22 Ages: Ages 12 - 26 Gender: Co-Ed
This innovative, hybrid, pilot program is geared for advanced singers ages 12 - 26 that will explore, perform and expose other young audiences to the art of Opera. Led by UNH lecturer and founder of YOW! (Youth Opera Workshop) Melissa Manseau, participants will use minimalistic costumes, props, and sets to explore scenes from famous operas.
Operas studied may include those from Mozart, The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, and Cosi Fan Tutte as well as Bizet's Carmen, Humperdink's Hansel & Gretel, and the comic opera Die Fledermaus.
Rehearsals are held Tuesdays 5 - 9 pm and Thursdays 5 - 7 pm starting on May 13. Tech week is June 16 - 19 from 5 - 9 pm daily.
Final performances are scheduled for Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, June 22 at 2:00 pm.
See program website for requirements of participation.