Affordable Summer Camps In Southern New Hampshire!

Summer is right around the corner and many parents have already registered their children for summer camps around the area. For many parents, it’s not an option, childcare arrangements must be done, their livelihoods depend on it. However, for those of us on a budget, summer camps are pricey, especially when you get into the category of two children or more. Therefore, for those of you with multiple children, unexpected foster parents or whatever your situation maybe, I decided to make your search a little easier.


1. Windham School District Summer Camps
Weekly camps that run Monday thru Thursdays during the weeks of July 9 to August 2nd. Registration opens May 2, 2018. http://www.sau95.org/what_s_new/ summer_camp_info_coming_soon_


2. Windham Cooperative Kindergarten
They offer a variety of programs for children ages 2.9-7 years old throughout the summer months. http://windhamcoop.org/our-programs/summer-camps/


3. Vacation Bible School at the Windham Presbyterian Church
Free summer bible school hosted by the local Presbyterian Church, giving many parents the only break they will have in the summer. God bless their heart! https://vbspro.events/p/events/8ab966


4. Town of Windham Recreation Department
Not officially a summer camp but they do offer various summer programs for teens and young ones. https://windham.recdesk.com/Community/Home


5. Boys and Girls Club of Salem
Early bird discounts if you sign up early. Great coverage for working parents. They do provide financial assistance for those in need. They give a military discounts and scholarships based on need. They provide a blend of recreational activities designed to keep youth engaged both physically and mentally throughout the summer. Weekly field trips, daily pool time, and activities focused on social recreation, arts & crafts, and outdoor play will be offered. https://www.salembgc.org/ summer-camp


6. Boys and Girls Club of Derry
They have the same mission as the Salem Boys and Girls Club the difference is this location doesn’t have a pool. http://www.derrybgclub.org/membership/vacation- program/


7. St. Francis of Assisi
Great coverage for working parents. I actually used this one last year. It’s about a 30-minute drive north.  I found them by a miracle. I needed a camp where I could send both my boys at the same location that wasn’t going to break the bank. Its not fancy at all but it is clean. They have a sprinkler for the kids for water play and other outdoor activities. During rainy days, they have indoor activities. What I liked most of this camp was the affordability and I was able to choose the days (not weeks) I was going to send them in. They do provide a multiple sibling discount. https:// www.facebook.com/Fun-In-The-Sun-St-Francis-of-Assisi-Litchfield- NH-269470726461440/


8. Town of Pelham Summer Camps
Sent my oldest son to this one when he was six years old and requested to go back this year. It’s completely affordable and about a 30-minute drive. They give options for signing up for 1 week, 3 weeks or 6 weeks programs. They give preference to Pelham residents but I found they had enough space. They also have a toddler program, ages 3-5. https://www.pelhamweb.com/pelham-parks-and-recreation/ pages/summer-camp-page


9. Salvation Army Summer Camp
LOCATED IN STANDISH, ME. However, their region of responsibility extends to New Hampshire. They are very economical and provide financial assistance for those in need. Overall purpose of camping at Camp Sebago is to care for every aspect of the camper's life. This includes provision for the spiritual, educational, nutritional, social, and recreational needs of campers through creative, healthy experiences in cooperative group living in an outdoor setting. http:// www.campsebago.org/ 


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