December, February, April Vacation Camps
Vacation Camps will be held this year during NH December, February, and April vacation weeks. These programs are full day and may include field trips to fun destinations throughout the Seacoast of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Vacation Camp is open to students in grades K - 6. Complete one registration form per child and mail form and payment to the address on the form. Contact Nicole with any questions at 603-642-3361 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Trips fill quickly, so be sure to sign up early!
The YMCA will run programming on the following dates during the 2013-2014 school year:
December Vacation: Monday, December 23; Thursday, December 26; Friday, December 27; Monday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31 (We will operate from 8:00a - 4:00p on December 31)
Monday, December 23: All Aboard the Polar Express! YMCA in Exeter, 30 Linden St, Exeter
Join us in our pajama party where we'll read The Polar Express, make homemade cinnamon dough ornaments, drink hot cocoa and watch The Polar Express (Warner Bros. 2004, Rated PG)
Thursday, December 26: Run a Restaurant Day! YMCA in Exeter, 30 Linden St, Exeter
Children will make and decorate their own chef hat, make pizza dough to stretch and toss. Lunch will be self-made English muffin pizzas and a group made salad. For dessert, we will use science to make our own ice cream!
Friday, December 27: Bowling, Exeter & Monster Mini Golf, Danvers
We will start the day bowling at Exeter lanes. After we attempt spares, strikes and turkeys and eat lunch, we'll head to Danvers and enjoy Monster Mini Golf! Children will enjoy a game of mini golf in a glow in the dark indoor venue.
Monday, December 30: Winter fun at Camp Lincoln; 67 Ball Rd, Kingston
Strap on your snowshoes and get ready to make tracks! We'll sled, ice skate and breathe fresh wintry air. No snow? No worries! We'll also practice orienteering, learn winter survival skills and build shelters. We'll have a chance to warm up indoors while we make no-bake energy bites and bird feeders.
Tuesday, December 31: New Years Around the World! YMCA in Exeter, 30 Linden St, Exeter
*please note, today's hours are 8:00a-4:00p
Happy New Year! We will spend the day learning about how different cultures celebrate their New Year. During a cooking activity we'll make a party snack mix and a fizzy fruit punch. Children will share their resolutions and make party décor. We'll also countdown to noon and celebrate with a New Year's Party.
February Vacation: Monday, Feb 24 - Friday, February 28
April Vacation: Monday, April 21 - Friday, April 25 (Brentwood, East Kingston, Exeter, Fremont, Kensington, Kingston, Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Newton, Raymond, Seabrook and Stratham)
April Vacation: Monday, April 28 - Friday, May 2 (Danville, Hampstead, Plaistow)
Who are the staff during vacation camp?
Our programming is staffed by the same staff who work in our 16 after school programs. They have experience working with children, are trained in CPR and First Aid and receive additional training prior to the start of this program. We maintain a ratio of at least 1 staff member for every 10 children.