Canoeing at UNH Camp Wildcat at Mendums Pond

Camp Wildcat

Camp Wildcat...

...is a long-standing Day Camp sponsored by UNH Campus Recreation for kids entering Grades 1-7.

Three Travel Week sessions are also open to students entering Grades 8 & 9.

2020 Dates/Sessions (subject to change):

  • Session 1: June 22 - July 2
  • Travel Week 1: July 6 - 10
  • Session 2: July 13 - 24
  • Travel Week 2: July 27 - 31
  • Adventure Week: August 3 - 7
  • Travel Week 3: August 10 - 14

Campers explore nature and the environment, participate in sports, learn new skills and crafts, make new friends, and have fun while being active outdoors!

Camp meets Monday - Friday from 8:15 am–4:15 pm. Extended care is also available for an additional fee.

Students entering Grades 8 & 9 can participate in Teen Travel Weeks.

For the program website: Camp Wildcat


Travel Information


Camp Wildcat

Camp Wildcat is held at Boulder Field and the UNH student recreation area behind the UNH Field House, 145 Main St., Durham, NH: Travel to Durham

Program Staff


Camp Wildcat

  • Kay Lewis

    Kay Lewis is the Youth and Instructional Programs Coodinator within the UNH Department of Campus Recreation and is the Director of Camp Wildcat.

    Who works at Camp Wildcat?

    Camp Wildcat employs a diverse group of counselors with extensive experience working with children. Counselors are UNH undergraduate students majoring in education, early childhood, social work and other related areas of study. The camp staff is also comprised of teachers, graduate students and child care professionals. 

    What certifications are Camp Wildcat counselors required to obtain?

    Camp Wildcat staff must be certified in CPR, First-Aid and AED. A basic water safety training is also included in staff training. Each employee must also pass a criminal background check through the State of New Hampshire prior to being offered a position. Staff must also complete an extensive week of training on emergency procedures, behavior and risk management.

This course is currently unavailable.