Camp Wildcat & Teen Travel Weeks

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Camp Wildcat

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. Programs promote growth and development for the campers while offering the 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 this summer! Children who are entering grades 1-7 may attend Camp Wildcat.
Camp meets Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

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Program Descriptions

Two Week Day Camp Sessions

This two week session offers an action-packed schedule of group games, crafts and adventure activities held at UNH Student Rec & Boulder Fields, outdoor pool, and Mendums Pond Outdoor Recreation Area. Weekly trips take campers to New Hampshire State Parks and Mendums Pond. Campers also receive American Red Cross swim lessons four days a week. Current maximum enrollment is 125 children.

Campers are required to provide their own lunch Monday through Thursday. Camp Wildcat will provide a cookout for participants on each Friday of the session. Cookout items include hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cookies and milk. Campers receive one snack per day and milk during snack and lunchtime. Please consult with Camp personnel if your child has food allergies.

One Week Travel Sessions

Travel Weeks offers an opportunity for campers to explore, learn, and have fun away from the UNH campus. While all of the trips for the upcoming summer have yet to be confirmed, examples of past trips include: Boston Museum of Science, the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, Polar Caves, Canobie Lake Park, Isle of Shoals Boat Tour, Boston Aquarium and Water Country. This page will be updated with trips as they are confirmed. Travel Week maximum enrollment is 95 children. Campers receive one snack per day and milk during snack and lunchtime. Please consult with Camp personnel if your child has food allergies.

Outdoor Adventure Week

This one week session offers opportunities to campers to engage in the outdoors. Campers learn about New Hampshire’s ecological diversity through group games, crafts, and a field trip to a state park. Past activities of outdoor adventure week have included orienteering, canoeing and archery. Maximum enrollment is 115 children.

Campers are required to provide their own lunch Monday through Thursday. Camp Wildcat will provide a cookout for participants on the final day of the session. Cookout items include hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cookies and milk. Campers receive one snack per day and milk during snack and lunchtime. Please consult with Camp personnel if your child has food allergies.

2020 Session Dates and Prices

Session 1: June 22-July 2 (No camp July 3), cost: $300
Travel Week 1: July 6-10, cost: $250
Session 2: July 13-24, cost: $340
Travel Week 2: July 27-31, cost: $250
Outdoor Adventures: Aug. 3-7, cost: $200
Travel Week 3: Aug. 10-14, cost: $250
Back to school Travel Week 4: Aug. 17-21, cost $225

Wildcat Teen Travel Weeks

Campers in grades 8 and 9 enjoy a variety of trips designed for teens who have outgrown Camp Wildcat. Each Teen Travel Week consists of five field trips to local attractions such as parks, museums, and/or fun centers. Transportation will be provided by a local school bus company. At least one of the five Teen Travel Week destinations will differ from that of Camp Wildcat Travel Week participants. Space is limited.

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Camp Wildcat questions, please contact Emily Goupil via email emily.goupil@unh.edu or phone (603) 862-0624.