• 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. Youth programs happen during the academic year, too - see link above, by subject below or search by 'Choose a Program' above.

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2019 Summer Registration Open Dates*


Dec. 14, 2018 Jan. 14, 2019 Feb. 14, 2019 March 14, 2019
Field Hockey Boys Basketball Barry Conservation 4-H Camp Art Camps
Gymnastics Girls Basketball Distance Running/Track & Field SYMS: Summer Youth Music School
Lacrosse Camp Wildcat EPIC  
Girls Ice Hockey Hockey Prospect Football  
Boys Soccer Theatre & Dance KEEPERS  
Girls Soccer   Sailing & Kayaking  
Volleyball   Tech Camp  
Wildcat Hockey School   Writers Academy  
    UNH Manchester: STEM Discovery Lab  

Open Dates to be Determined:  4-H Teen Conference, Summer Swim Lessons, Strength & Conditioning

Additional Youth Programs with alternate registration processes: Upward Bound, IOL HighTech Bound Internship, Shoals Marine Lab classes, Project SMART

* Subject to change - updates posted here.

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.

Current Programs:

Summer Programs:

  • 4-H Teen Conference
  • Upward Bound
  • Writers Academy

Learn More & Register

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.

Current Programs:

Summer Programs:

  • Art Camps
  • SYMS (Summer Youth Music School)
  • Theatre & Dance Camps

Learn More & register

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.

Current Programs:

Summer Camps:

  • Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Gymnastics,  Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Strength and Conditioning, Running and Track & Field, Volleyball

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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 and Sailing/Kayaking are at Mendums Pond. 

Current Programs:

Summer Programs:

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp
  • Camp Wildcat Day Camp
  • Camp Wildcat Teen Travel Weeks
  • Sailing/Kayaking/Paddleboarding

Learn more & register

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:

  • EPIC: Elemen Programming Introducing Computing
  • Interoperability Lab HighTech Bound Internship
  • KEEPERS: Kids Eager for Engineering Program w/Elemen Research-based Science
  • Marine Science classes @ Shoals Marine Lab
  • Project SMART
  • Tech Camps
  • UNH Manchester STEM Discovery Lab

Learn More & register

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:

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp
  • 4-H Teen Conference