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This summer, Outdoor Discovery Camp is excited to offer a fun-filled camp focused on exploring the great outdoors and encouraging an appreciation for the natural environment. Celina Dutremble, PMEC Coordinator and her fun, creative staff is looking forward to making 2024 the most memorable summer ever!

Campers will need to bring: a labeled water bottle, change of clothes, bathing suit, towel, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, closed toe shoes for hiking, sandals for water play. (More information can be found in the Parent Manual below).


Who
: Entering grades 1-6

What: Outdoor Discovery Camp, M-F 9-4pm (extended care is also available)
Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center
When: June 24th - August 16th 

Camp Fees: Early Bird Discount Ends May 1st! Save $20 on Weekly Registration and $100 on Full Summer!  No refunds after June 1st.

Full Summer Fee:
$1,900R; $2,240NR
Weekly Fee:  $285R; $335NR
Daily Fee:
$75R; $85NR Daily registrations are non-refundable
 

Extended Care
Due to staffing coverage registration must be made 24 hours prior to start time.  (Mini-Campers are welcome in Before Care. Want more information on Mini-Camp for our 4 and 5 year olds? Click HERE

Before Care: 7:30am-9:00am
    Daily Fee: $20R; $25NR
    Weekly Fee: $80R; $95NR

After Care: 4pm-5:30pm
    Daily Fee: $20R; $25NR
    Weekly Fee: $80R; $95NR

Before & After Care: 7:30am-5:30pm
   Daily Fee: $35; $40NR
   Weekly Fee: $135R; $155NR

Field Trips: COMING SOON!

Please read and fill out the parent manual by your campers 1st day of camp. Forms can be printed out and returned by email or in person. 


Interested in becoming a camp counselor: APPLY HERE and email application to cfraley@amherstnh.gov 



Daily Schedule
  • 7:30-9:00AM - Before Care
  • 9:00-9:30 AM - Check-In/ Gaga Ball
  • 9:30 AM - Group Meet and Daily Introductions
  • 9:30 AM - Community Time - We will have a large group game or activity
  • 9:45 AM - Snack Time
  • 10:00 AM-12:00PM - Theme Block Stations (specific to that week's theme!)
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 PM - Water Play or Hiking
  • 3:30-4:00 PM - Gaga Ball/Check-Out
  • 4:00PM-5:30PM - After Care

Weekly Themes
Week 1 - Camp Sampler (June 24th- June 28th)
Come and meet your favorite PMEC/Outdoor Discovery Counselors and get a sneak peak of camp. Every day this week will be a different theme day from the Outdoor Discovery weekly themes below. Please note, there is no field trip this week.

Week 2 - Blow Up The Week! (July 1st - July 5th: NO CAMP on the 4th)
Campers come see what we can blow up or blast off! This week we will make rockets to blast off, water balloon fun and experiments with erupting soda bottles and so much more. Let's celebrate the Fourth of July week with a bang!

Week 3 - Trash to Treasure (July 8th - July 12th)
Learn how to use commonly discarded items and environmental materials to create beautiful pieces of art. Re-purpose items such as CD cases, yogurt containers, Popsicle sticks and more to create mosaics, birdhouses, etc.!

Week 4 - Olympics (July 15- July 19th)
Get ready to zoom through all the places on your travel bucket list! We will explore games and wildlife from different countries along with some Olympic style competitions! (Our field trip this week will be Field Day which is included with camp registration.)

Week 5 - Minute to Win It (July 22nd -July26th)
It's time to see how many rubber bands can be wrapped around a watermelon, or how many apples you can bob. This week is all about seeing what fun things can be done in a minute's worth of time!

Week 6 - H2-OH!! (July 29th - Aug 2nd)
Campers will explore different types of wetlands in the Joe English Conservation Land and the wildlife that lives there. WARNING, you will get wet and muddy!!

Week 7 - Holiday Fun (August 5th - August 9th)
Come and celebrate Halloween in August... and while we're at it, all the major holidays! We may even create some new ones.

Week 8 - The Big Top (August 12th - Aug 16th)
Come one, come all to the greatest show of the summer! We will make circus themed crafts to turn PMEC into a show-stopping event and end camp with an amazing talent show!

Camp Counselor Staff
Many of our camp counselors are high school and college age students, and for many this is their first job. While we do lots of training on youth development, they are not professionals. Our staff to camper ratio is 1:10 and the camp is not equipped to provide one-on-one staffing for campers. Please be respectful to our camp counselor staff, and if you have any concerns, you can reach out to the Recreation Director.

Additional Forms and Files: Links:
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Outdoor Discovery Camp 
N/A 1 - 6 MTuWThF  06/24/2024 - 08/16/2024
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center
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Before Care 
N/A PK - 6 MTuWThF  06/24/2024 - 08/16/2024
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center
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After Care 
N/A 1 - 6 MTuWThF  06/24/2024 - 08/16/2024
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center
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Before & After Care 
N/A 1 - 6 MTuWThF  06/24/2024 - 08/16/2024
07:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center
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