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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you imagine you or your child having a career in lodging and resort, food & beverage, or event management?
Whatever you imagine, make it real and attend the newHospitalityManagement Programthis summer on the UNH campus. This one-week residential program is for students entering Grade 12, and will include working with UNH faculty & students and travelling to meet industry professionals.
Through presentations, hands-on experience, guest speakers, computer simulations and more, participants will be introduced to the scope of the hospitality industry, to the major players, and to the market forces at play in this competitive field.
Students will visit and shadow various personnel at three restaurants and three lodging establishments, and will use the HotelSim simulation to operate a virtual 4-Star hotel. In small teams and competing against each other, students will learn to maximize hotel revenues and profits while also meeting the needs of guests and shareholders.
Due to the generosity of a private donor, tuition for the program is waived.
Come and explore the exciting world of hospitality management!
IOL Summer Internship
Camp Type: Day Camp Camp Length: 7 weeks Ages: Students entering Grade 12 Gender: Co-Ed Cost: Paid internship
The UNH InterOperability Lab recruits bright, ambitious high school students entering their senior year for paid summer internships at its 32,000 square foot networking facility.
The internship offers academically outstanding candidates an opportunity to earn money while they gain invaluable experience working with global networking companies including Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and Motorola. It is a seven-week program presenting an overview of computer technology and offering hands-on experiences in a real-world networking facility.
Summer Interns are exposed to the Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering disciplines offered by the University of New Hampshire. Interns also visit numerous high-tech corporations, meet experienced engineers, explore career opportunities, work one-on-one with UNH-IOL engineers, and problem solve in new technologies.
KEEPERS (Kids Eager for Engineering Program with Elementary Research-based Science)
Camp Type: Day Camp Camp Length: One week - half day Ages: Grades 2 to 5 Gender: Co-Ed
A two-week residential course held at the Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island off the coast of Portsmouth, NH for students who have completed grades 10 -12.
Marine Environmental Science will focus on coastal marine habitats, with an emphasis on issues as they relate to global habitats and concerns. Laboratory exercises and field work will include explorations along Appledore's rocky intertidal zone, and excursions to neighboring islands to observe harbor seal and seabird colonies. Offshore cruises will include oceanographic sampling exercises and field trips to seabird and whale foraging grounds.
Lectures and discussions will expose students to topics ranging from fishes to fisheries, seaweeds to lobsters, and plankton to whales. Fundamental scientific research methods and equipment will be introduced, and each student will have the opportunity to be involved in group research projects.
Students earn 3 college credits. Prerequisites: Two year-long high school courses in science.
Project SMART (science-related institute)
Camp Type: Overnight Camp Camp Length: 4 weeks Ages: High school students Gender: Co-Ed
Project SMART is a long-standing and well-regarded summer institute that challenges, educates, and motivates talented high school students in science and mathematics while acquainting them with the environment and resources of the University as a place for higher education and research.
Students are exposed to advanced topics in science through discussions, lectures, field trips, and lab work using state-of-the-art equipment and learning from college professors who are experts in their fields. The students learn about the process of research by developing a research project that is shared with the University community during a poster session on the program's last day.
Students choose to study either bio- and nanotechnology, space science, or marine & environmental science.
Students attend Project SMART from across the U.S. and from international locations. Participants gain lifelong friends and network with college faculty.
Students are also eligible to earn college credit.
Scholarship funding is available for high-achieving NH students based on merit and financial need. Refer to Project SMART website for details.
Reading, Writing and Storytelling with Harry Potter - 2016
THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT BE OFFERED IN 2015.
WE EXPECT THE ADVENTURE TO RETURN IN 2016!
This 3-week online adventure explores uses the magic of the Harry Potter series to help students learn about language, writing, history, art, and culture.
This dynamic course features rich media and interactive learning through modules that can be completed in any order based on individual participant interest.
This is a fun and educational class for students entering grades 4-8.
STARTALK is a day camp where students entering Grades 6-12 learn Chinese Language & Culture.
Experienced language teachers will lead the camp's cultural and linguistic activities. Students will be divided into novice and intermediate groups according to language preparation, and will develop basic Mandarin Chinese language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with a focus on healthful Chinese cooking. Students will prepare one dish each day.
In addition to language learning, students also participate in daily cultural activities the will reinforce language learning. In 2015, the program will open daily with a 25-minute Chinese Nunchaku for physical and mental health benefits. There will also be Dragon and Lion Dance practice with commercial costumes for the Miaohui.
Additional activities may include Chinese calligraphy, paper cutting, kite making and flying, martial arts, Chinese music such as the pipa and erhu, ping-pong, and a field trip to Boston's Chinatown for grocery shopping.
Techsplorers & Techventures
Camp Type: Day Camp, Overnight Camp Camp Length: Two weeks Ages: Students entering Grades 6 - 10 Gender: Co-Ed
Techsplorers is a two-week co-ed program for first time campers entering Grades 6 - 8.
It will explore electrical, mechanical, aerospace, biomedical, and naval engineering along with robotics and computer technology.
Students participate in various on-campus and local field trips, interacting with numerous engineers engaged in their work.
Campers will work in small groups to develop and present a final project.
Techventures is a more rigorous program for returning and new campers entering Grades 9-10.
Campers can choose two different and new week-long strands.
Day and residential options available for both programs.
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.
Camp Type: Day Camp Camp Length: One week Ages: Grades 5 - PG Gender: Co-Ed
2015 Dates: July 6 - 10; July 13 - 17; July 27 - 31
Some sessions are open. Click on "For more information" below.
The UNH Writers Academy provides an opportunity for young writers entering Grades 5 - PG 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.
NEW in 2015!! A high school post-grad session will be offered the week of July 27-31.