The Naticook Summer Day Camp program offers a unique Summer Day Camp experience in the Town of Merrimack, NH. Located within Wasserman Park, the park was formerly the site of a private overnight camp and consists of 46.39 acres. In 1989, the Town of Merrimack made arrangements to purchase the camp and turned the land into a public Town park. The camp tradition continues with the Naticook Summer Day Camp program, under the direction of the Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department. Since 1993, the Naticook Day Camp has been continuously accredited by the American Camp Association.
Naticook Day Camp includes features and amenities that are normally only found in an overnight camp setting which allows the Camp to provide activities that other local Summer Day Camps do not offer. Our goal is to create a one-of-a-kind experience in a fun and safe environment that promotes self-confidence, respect, and good sportsmanship. Naticook Summer Day Camp provides Campers with the opportunity to try new activities, learn new skills and develop new friendships. Our Summer Camp is geared towards children entering Kindergarten up thru Age 14. Our Campers participate in a wide variety of activities including swimming, boating, group games, archery, drama, nature exploration, sports, arts & crafts, special events & presentations and much more!
Try our Camp for one week, four weeks or all eight weeks and watch your child grow this summer!
2016 SESSION DATES
Session 1: June 27th - July 1st
|Myths & Legends|
Session 2: July 5th - July 8th
(4 day session)
|Session 3: July 11th - July 15th||Amazing Race|
|Session 4: July 18th - July 22nd||CSI Mystery|
|Session 5: July 25th - July 29th||Splash & Dash Carnival|
|Session 6: August 1st - August 5th||May the Fourth (of August) Be With You |
|Session 7: August 8th - August 12th||Naticook's Got Talent & Gives Back|
|Session 8: August 15th - August 19th||Go For The Gold - Olympics Week|
Day Camp hours are Monday to Friday, from 8:00am to 4:00pm (closed on Monday, July 4th).
EXTENDED DAY CARE OPTIONS
Morning (AM) Extended Care is available from 7:00am to 8:00am and Afternoon (PM) Extended Care is available from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Please review Extended Care fees below.
Our Day Camp Program is available to children ages 5 to 14 years old and is in Kindergarten until 9th Grade.
DAY CAMP FEATURES
Each summer, the Town hires four (4) staff members who have a specialized background and experience to work in the Camp with children who require additional assistance in order to be successful at Camp. If your child has a summer I.E.P, we can incorporate the goals of your I.E.P. into the daily Camp program. If your summer plans include Naticook Day Camp, please remember that the sooner we receive your registration forms and deposit, the more likely we will be able to meet your request. Children who require a 1:1 Aide will be accepted on a first come first serve basis and so you are encouraged to register early.For additional information regarding 1:1 Aides, please click here.
*As of 5/18/16, there are no more 1:1 Aides available.
Please contact the Parks & Recreation Department to be placed on the wait list.
|Session 1||0 Aides Available|
|Session 2||0 Aides Available|
|Session 3||0 Aides Available|
|Session 4||0 Aides Available|
|Session 5||0 Aides Available|
|Session 6||0 Aides Available|
|Session 7||0 Aides Available|
|Session 8||0 Aides Available|
All registered Campers will receive an official Naticook Day Camp T-shirt on the first day they arrive at Camp. Please mark the appropriate size on their Camp Registration Form. Please note that only one (1) T-shirt will be given to each registered Camper for the summer of 2016.
To view a sample of the daily Camp Schedule for all age groups,click here.
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM
The Counselor in Training (CIT) Program is geared towards participants who are at least 15 years of age (by the start of the summer), who are interested in gaining leadership skills and want to learn how to apply those skills towards working with children. As a CIT, you will become familiar with many aspects of how Camp functions and the role of counselors in the Camp. Through various group activities and involvement in other programs as a CIT, you will develop and enhance your leadership skills. For more information, visit our CIT page, here.
2016 CAMP REGISTRATION RATES
|Merrimack Residents||$200.00 per session|
|Non-Residents||$250.00 per session|
EXTENDED DAY CARE RATES
|Morning & Afternoon Extended Day||$50.00 per week|
|Morning Extended Day Care Only ||$20.00 per week|
|Afternoon Extended Day Care Only||$30.00 per week|
*SESSION 2 (July 5th-8th) RATES
|Merrimack Residents||$160.00 per child|
|Non-Residents||$200.00 per child|
|Morning & Afternoon Extended Day||$40.00|
|Morning Extended Day Care Only ||$16.00|
|Afternoon Extended Day Care Only||$24.00 |
REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS
A $25.00 non-refundable deposit per week per child is required to reserve your space. Final payments are due no later than two weeks prior to the session that you are registering for. Payments are accepted by Check and Cash in person. Checks should be made payable to the Town of Merrimack. We also offer the option to register and pay online with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card thru our online registration system which is available at: https://merrimack.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/
To register, please complete and return the camper registration form, health history form, and consent for medical treatment. Please note that all campers must be toilet trained in order to attend camp. In addition to these forms, you will need to submit a copy of your child’s record of immunizations and a record of a physical from within the past twenty-four (24) months. The Record of Immunizations and a Record of a Physical are due no later than June 13, 2016. If you register for Camp after June 13th then the Record of Immunizations and Record of a physical exam are due at time of registration.
For online registrations, using our Rec Desk Portal, full payments for the week(s) you are registering your child(ren) is required. Online registration deposit payments are not available at this time. The $25.00 non-refundable deposit per week per child is currently only available for paper registrations. If you wish to register your child(ren) for multiple weeks but cannot make full payments for all weeks registered at the time of registration, please submit the paper registration form along with your $25.00 per week per child deposit and mail it to the Parks & Recreation Office. A member of our staff will contact you to confirm your registration and deposit payment.
Rules for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, age, sex, disability, or national origin.
TUITION MUST BE PAID IN FULL TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF THE CAMP SESSION THAT THEY ARE PARTICIPATING IN
Week 1 –Tuition balance due by June 13th
Week 2 – Tuition balance due by June 20th
Week 3 –Tuition balance due by June 27th
Week 4 –Tuition balance due by July 5th
Week 5 – Tuition balance due by July 11th
Week 6 –Tuition balance due by July 18th
Week 7 – Tuition balance due by July 25th
Week 8 – Tuition balance due by August 1st
The Town of Merrimack has a limited amount of privately donated scholarship funds available for Merrimack families facing financial hardships. Scholarships could help fund up to one week of camp and are awarded based on financial need. Applications and information are available by contacting the Town of Merrimack Welfare Department at 603-423-8535 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LICENSING & ACCREDITATION
Naticook Day Camp is licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and we are continuously accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), since 1996.
We are also a proud member of the NH Camp Directors Association, American Camp Association of New England and the NH Recreation & Park Association.
Wasserman Park, 116 Naticook Road
Merrimack, New Hampshire, 03054
Telephone: 603-882-1046 Fax: 603-883-5335