Canoeing at UNH Camp Wildcat at Mendums Pond

Camp Wildcat

Camp Wildcat - Summer 2024

If you are looking into enrollment for Camp Wildcat after Feb. 13, there is no capacity for enrollment. Feel free to contact jackie.fotino@unh.edu to be put on a contact list for summer of 2025.

Update on Camp Wildcat Registration (2/15):

We extend our sincerest apologies for the technical difficulties that occurred during the camp enrollment process on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

  • An email with a more detailed update was sent on Thursday, Feb. 15 to any family who contacted us on Tuesday, Feb. 13 with enrollment or payment concerns. We will be offering these families an option to request camp weeks with more details forthcoming.
  • We will begin responding to families who were in touch with specific questions regarding their child's enrollment or payment on Friday, Feb. 16.

We deeply regret the uncertainty and stress this situation has caused families. We continually strive to meet the needs of our families and understand this situation did not support that goal.

Contact the Youth Programs office (youth.programs@unh.edu) with any questions.


The mission of Camp Wildcat, established in 1985, is to provide a variety of recreational opportunities to the children of the community while also enhancing the educational experiences of UNH students. Camp promotes growth and development for the campers while offering college students meaningful work experience.

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

Camp meets Monday through Friday from 8:15 am to 4:15 pm in seven 1-week sessions; each session has a theme.

Campers are required to provide their own lunch.

Details regarding drop off locations, times, and other information is sent to enrolled participants prior to the session start date from program staff.

Extended Care: Campus Recreation offers group swim lessons as an extended care option. Enrolled campers will be provided a snack and will be walked to the UNH Outdoor Pool for group swim lessons.  Lessons will run from 4:50-5:30pm. Parents/guardians must pick up their child(ren) no later than 5:45pm. Enrollment is limited. The Extended Care option is only available to students enrolled in the corresponding Camp Wildcat session. Enrollment in Extended Care is currently on hold for 2024.

Camp Wildcat - Summer 2024

Sessions Theme Dates Times Grades
(entering Fall 2024)
Cost Registration Close Date
(unless full earlier)
Session 1 Music Fest June 24-28 8:15am-4:15pm Gr 1-7 $275 Online Registration is Closed
Session 2 Heroes & Villains July 1-5* 8:15am-4:15pm Gr 1-7 $220 Online Registration is Closed
Session 3 Circus July 8-12 8:15am-4:15pm Gr 1-7 $275 Online Registration is Closed
Session 4 Video Games July 15-19 8:15am-4:15pm Gr 1-7 $275 Online Registration is Closed
Session 5 Water Wars July 22-26 8:15am-4:15pm Gr 1-7 $275 Online Registration is Closed
Session 6 Olympics July 29-August 2 8:15am-4:15pm Gr 1-7 $275 Online Registration is Closed
Session 7 Going Green August 5-9 8:15am-4:15pm Gr 1-7 $275 Online Registration is Closed

*No camp July 4

Account balances are due by May 1, but can be paid before that date. It is the family responsibility to make a timely final payment. Please be aware of our Summer Youth Program Payment & Refund Procedures.

To request a drop from a Youth Program, email youth.programs@unh.edu or contact the Program Manager. Please include the full name of the participant and clearly state the camp and session(s) to be dropped.


CampDoc: UNH has partnered with CampDoc to quicken the enrollment process. Enrollments and payments will still be done here through our current enrollment system, but no registration questions will be required at that time. Within a few days of enrolling, the email provided in the Student/Family Account will receive an email prompting completion of the registration questions.

It is important that a parent/guardian respond to the CampDoc email and complete the registration questions promptly. Families who enrolled a child through our current enrollment system in 2023 will likely already have a CampDoc account. A parent/guardian still needs to log into the student’s account and complete any necessary questions for this program/year. A participant’s CampDoc profile must be 100% complete before they can attend the program.

For more information, review our “CampDoc” page.

For questions and more information contact: jackie.fotino@unh.edu

For the program website: Camp Wildcat

Travel Information


Camp Wildcat

Camp Wildcat is held at the Hamel Recreation Center, 5 Edgewood Rd., Durham, NH.

More detailed information, including drop off and pick up locations, will be sent by camp staff prior to the session start date.

Travel to Durham

This course is currently unavailable.