• 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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2020 Summer Registration Open Dates*


Dec. 2019 Jan. 21, 2020 Feb. 17, 2020 March 16, 2020
Field Hockey Boys Basketball Art Camp SYMS: Summer Youth Music School
Gymnastics Girls Basketball Barry Conservation 4-H Camp  
Lacrosse Camp Wildcat 'Cats Can Cook  
Boys Soccer Theatre & Dance Distance Running/Track & Field  
Girls Soccer   EPIC  
Volleyball   Football  
    Tech Camp  
    Writers Academy  

Additional Youth Programs with alternate registration processes: Upward Bound, IOL HighTech Bound Internship, Project SMART, Shoals Marine Lab classes, 4-H Teen Conference. See links below.

* Subject to change - updates posted here.


NEW FOR 2020 - Family Accounts!

Now families can enroll one or multiple kids at the same time through a Family Account. One account, one user name, one password!

Parent/Guardians enrolling a child in a UNH youth program should set up a Family Account and manage future registrations through that account.

Create a Family Account at any time - this will save time during enrollment.

More info and instructions are in the Online Registration Link above.

  • Winter/Spring youth program registrations are underway!
    • Scroll to see current programs within subject blocks below
    • Programs in Academic Enrichment, the Arts, Athletics, Recreational & Extension
    • Check back frequently as more enrollments open

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. We help students expand their knowledge through new and thought-provoking activities.

Academic Year Programs:

Summer Programs:

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Three students working with clay in art camp

Photo by China Wong, UNH '18


Our arts programs immerse students in the visual and performing arts through learning new art methods, honing musical and theatre skills, and performance events. Students have access to UNH's Performing Arts Center with it's 700-seat theatre, the UNH Museum of Art, and various studio and performance spaces.

Academic Year Programs:

Summer Programs:

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Photo by China Wong, UNH '18


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.

Academic Year Programs:

Summer Camps:

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Recreational Activities

A variety of recreational activities are offered year-round, including Swim Lessons. In the summer, Camp Wildcat is a day camp where students explore nature, participate in sports and learn new skills and crafts. Summer swim lessons are at the UNH Outdoor Pool, Sailing/Kayaking/Paddleboarding are at Mendums Pond, and Barry 4-H camp is in the White Mountains in Berlin, NH.

Academic Year Programs:

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

Summer Programs: