• 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

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

  • Staff helping student on computer with robot in foreground

    Youth participants 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 camps, academic enrichment programs or athletics, 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.

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  • Goodbye to our 2018 summer youth programs - hope you'll join us in 2019!
  • Thank you to the participants who brought lots of energy and excitement to our campus.
  • A huge thank you to all UNH staff who assisted in providing top-notch educational, fun and safe summer programs.
  • UNH offers youth programming all year long! Use link in blue menu bar above or in the subject areas below to see what's happening!
  • Check back frequently - new programs are posted as they open for enrollment.


Students in the Class RoomPhoto 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:

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp
  • 4-H Teen Conference
  • Upward Bound
  • Writers Academy

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Children Performing on Stage Photo by Jeremy Gasowski


Our summer 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:

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

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Young Girl doing Gymnastics Photo by China Wong, UNH '18


Keep moving and improve skills in any of our many athletic youth programs! 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 Youth Programs:

Summer Camps:

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

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Camp Wildcat Kids Having Fun with Fire Hose on Hot Summer Day
Photo by C. Leach

Recreational Activities

At Camp Wildcat, UNH’s longstanding day camp, students explore nature, participate in sports and learn new skills and crafts, all while making new friends! Sessions include Travel Weeks and an Outdoor Adventure Week.

Academic Year Programs:

Summer Programs:

  • Camp Wildcat Day Camp
  • Camp Wildcat Teen Travel Weeks

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Student Studying on Laptop
Photo by China Wong, UNH '18

Science, Tech, Engineering, Math

Summer 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.

  • Elementary Programming Introducing Computing (EPIC)
  • Interoperability Lab High Tech Bound Internship
  • Kids Eager for Engineering Program with Elementary Research-based Science (KEEPERS)
  • Marine Science classes @ Shoals Marine Lab
  • Plant Camp!
  • Project SMART
  • Tech Camps
  • UNH Manchester STEM Discovery Lab

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Sailing and Kayaking
Photo by China Wong, UNH '18

Water Activities

Get out on the water! Whether your child is new to swimming or an experienced sailor, UNH has something to offer. American Red Cross swimming lessons are held year-round, while summer sailing and kayaking lessons are offered on Mendums Pond in Barrington.

Academic Year Programs:

Summer Programs:

  • Sailing & Kayaking
  • Aquatics Programs - Learn to Swim

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