• Students collaborating over laptops in UNH Library

    Student collaboration, teamwork, sharing ideas, and mutual respect is a big part of our youth programs.
     

  • Boys playing soccer on Memorial Field

    Programs utilize top-notch facilities from athletic areas to high-level research labs, fun & safe recreational sites, and technology classrooms.

  • Staff helping student on computer with robot in foreground

    Youth learn in small settings from UNH Faculty, Professional Staff, and Students, along with teachers and experts in the field.
     

  • Camp Wildcat students dancing led by staff member

    We're outdoors, having fun, and keeping it active!

  • Students measuring data on rocks at the Shoals Island Marine Lab

    Programs are held on two UNH campuses, but also throughout New Hampshire, including islands along NH's coastline.

    Photo by Dr. Laura Jordan-Smith

     

Whether you’re looking for day or overnight youth programs and camps, from academic enrichment to sports, our Youth Programs provide an endless array of opportunities for students from kindergarten through high school. Programs are held on the main UNH campus in Durham and throughout the State.  Students benefit from faculty/staff interactions and the use of facilities of the State's flagship University. Activities for youth happen year round - view our 6 program subject areas below.

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UPDATES

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - 5/14/20

To our youth program families:

We appreciate your support, patience and understanding during these uncertain times. The health and safety of our youth program participants, staff and volunteers is always, but especially now, our priority. Given current guidelines, including social distancing recommendations and the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has decided to largely cancel its on-campus youth programs for 2020.

Some programs are currently working on designing online learning opportunities or activities. These managers will communicate details with registered families in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, any paid registration fees for cancelled programs will be refunded. Please allow some time for refunds to occur.

We, like all of you, are disappointed that we cannot provide our youth the in-person opportunity to enhance learning, connect with peers, learn new skills and have fun.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your family. We hope to remain in touch and very much look forward to a healthier 2021.

Photo by China Wong, UNH '18

Academic Enrichment

Our faculty, staff and students, along with teachers and expert guests, offer a wide array of academic enrichment programs designed to keep young learners engaged. Students expand their knowledge through new and thought-provoking activities.

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Three students working with clay in art camp

Photo by China Wong, UNH '18

Arts

Our arts programs immerse students in the visual and performing arts where they learn new methods and skills, and participate in performance events. Students have access to UNH's Performing Arts Center with it's 700-seat theatre, the UNH Museum of Art, and other studio and performance space.

Summer Programs:

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Athletics

Keep moving and improve skills in our athletic camps! Sport clinics/tournaments are offered throughout the year, along with summer camps in 14 sports. Instructional staff include UNH and other college coaches and student-athletes. Participants have access to our state-of-the-art athletic facilities on the Durham campus.

Summer Camps:

 o Boys Basketball o Girls Basketball o Field Hockey o Football o Gymnastics o Girls Ice Hockey o Ice Hockey Prospect ShowcaseWildcat Hockey School o Girls Lacrosse o Boys Soccer o Girls Soccer o Track & Field/Distance Running  o Volleyball

 

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Recreational Activities

A variety of recreational activities are offered year-round, including Swim Lessons. In the summer, Camp Wildcat, Cat's Can Cook and Sailing/Kayaking/SUP are day camps. Barry Conservation 4-H camp is an overnight camp located in the White Mountains in Berlin, NH.

Summer Programs:

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two students at work with wires at tech camp
Photo by China Wong, UNH '18

Science, Tech, Engineering, Math

Programs in the STEM disciplines give students the unique opportunity to gain high-level instruction while utilizing facilities and equipment of a research University. Choose from interest areas including technology, engineering, and science.

Summer Programs:

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Campers gathered around a camp fire

Extension Youth Programs

Throughout the State, 4-H helps young students acquire knowledge, develop life skills and form attitudes that help them become self-directed, productive, contributing members of society.  4-H leaders guide youth through the fun learning process.  

Full listings of all 4-H youth programs that occur year-round: 4-H Youth Development

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