UPDATED: March 1, 2018




4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141


Amherst Parks and Rec is now accepting applications for summer employment. We are seeking applicants for a Baboosic Lake Beach Coordinator, Life Guards, Camp Counselors, and Gate Guards. All interested candidates should fill out an application found on Please email all applications to Recreation Director, Craig Fraley at

NEW! Disc Golf League Night at Birch Park!

Birch Park in Amherst NH is starting a Disc Golf League! Breakin Chains will be the official sponsor and will be running league on Thursday Nights starting on May 3rd at 5pm. Play will begin at 5:30pm.

This will be a 20 week series. Cost for the season will be $30.00 and will include a cool bag tag for the Amherst League.

All inquiries should be directed to Bill or Norma at 603-232-2261.

2018 Summer Camps with Amherst Parks and Recreation

Welcome to our 2018 Camp offerings!

Adventure Teen Camp (Rising Gr. 8-9, July 23-Aug 16)

Get ready for year three of Adventure Teen Camp (ATC) for rising 8th-9th graders! Campers will have fun with friends, while enhancing their community service skills, building stronger relationships, and being a part of a rewarding camp experience. We will end the summer with a White Water Rafting Trip down the Kennebec River!

Baboosic Lake Summer Camp (Gr. 1-8, June 18-Aug 10)

Let’s have some fun under the sun this summer! Join our fantastic Baboosic Lake counselors for an unforgettable summer. Campers will take part in daily activities all centered around a weekly theme. Don’t forget, each week has a special field trip! Daily and weekly options available.

Outdoor Discovery Summer Camp (Gr. 1-6, June 18-Aug 10)

Come discover the outdoor world at The Peabody Mill Environmental Center this summer! Experience a summer knee deep in nature with weekly themes such as Castaway, H2-OH!, CSI, and even a camp favorite...Capture the Flag Week! Both daily and weekly options available this summer.

Outdoor Discovery Mini Camp (Ag. 4-5, June 18- July 27)

Come out and explore the outdoor world of camp this summer. Campers will read stories, go on mini hikes, play outdoor games, splash time, make arts and crafts, and more! Theme weeks include: Little Gems, Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes, Little Paws and Helpful Claws & more! Full day & half day option available.

Wild About Science Camp at MVVS (Gr. K-5, August 13-24)

(Registration not available yet)

Now you can join your favorite Outdoor Discovery Camp counselors, and PMEC educators for 2 more weeks of non-stop FUN! We will be offering an additional two weeks of camp at the Mont Vernon Village School.

Specialty Camps with Amherst Parks and Recreation

Girls Basketball Camp, Gr. 5th-9th (June 25th-29th)

Souhegan Girls Basketball Camp will focus on skill development and small group instruction that will be reinforced though scrimmaging.  And most importantly be a lot of fun! Souhegan coaches and players will serve as camp counselors and the camp fees are a fundraiser for their program.

Challenger British Multisport Camp (July 23- July 27)

Motivate, Activate and Energize your child with Challenger Sports’ Multi Sports Program. Challenger’s team of British coaches will provide your boys and girls, with a memorable week of nonstop action, fun and competition- All with a British Twist!

Cheer Camp (June 18-June 21)

Are you ready to jump, cheer, dance, and stunt? Cheers, partner stunts, and technique will be worked on throughout the week. Everyday will end in a mini performance!

DIY Circus Camp (June 18-June 29)

Did you ever want to try juggling, stilt walking, hula hooping, or hat tricks, but didn’t know how to start? At DIY Circus Camp, you can try all of these and more. Better yet, you’ll also make your own circus props in our circus workshop!

Young HACKS Academy- Beta Masters (July 23-July 27)

Imagine a small indie game studio that has 5 days to pitch, design and build a new video game. Following a real-world production cycle, YHA Beta Masters work in teams to develop an innovative game prototype from conception to completion.


2018 Baboosic Lake Happenings


Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time!

Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach.

Early Bird rate is only effective until March 31, 2018.

Join the Baboosic Lake Swim Team!!

Our team is a seasonal swim team offering coaching, technique and instruction for all ages and abilities. Swimmers do not need to have a season’s pass in order to swim on the Baboosic Lake team. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills in order to achieve success at his or her level of ability, make new friends and have a great deal of fun!

Swim Lessons at Baboosic Lake

Take advantage of our American Red Cross swim lessons. All instructors are ARC Water Safety certified. Swim lessons are scheduled for a 30 minute time period between 10am-2:00PM, Monday - Thursday at Baboosic Lake.

Youth Programs

Trail Trekkers - Spring 2018

Who: Grades 1-4

When: Every Wednesday 3:00 -6:00pm

Where: PMEC

Fee: $100R; $125NR


Hike, run, walk, explore, learn and be one with nature. Trail Trekkers is all about getting outside and connecting with nature while disconnecting from technology. Join us every week for a hike in the forest as we explore streams, brooks, and rivers. Enjoy the outdoors and be prepared to have fun! (*Transportation will be provided from Wilkins Elementary School to PMEC.)

Last Day of each session (Apr18th & May30th) will be “Adventure Day” where we will venture off PMEC to a local destination. Stay tuned for more details!


1st Session March 21st - April 18th

2nd Session May 2nd - May 30th

Softball, Spring

Come join girls ages 5-16 on the softball diamond.  Whether you want the experience of an instructional league or are ready for some fun and competition there is a spot for you on one of our many teams.

T-BALL SOFTBALL***Registration by April 2 to avoid a $25.00 late fee.

Spring Softball Clinic at AMS in March!

Baseball, Spring

Batter up! Baseball is open for players 5-15 years old.

Practices will be held Monday - Friday between 5:30 and 7:30pm. Games will be held once or twice a week, depending on the league.


T-Ball- Register before April 2 to avoid a $25 late fee.

Scout Programs at PMEC

We offer a variety of naturalist-led programs that your girl or boy scout troop can schedule at your convenience. Groups of all ages can come to the Peabody Mill Environmental Center to learn about science, nature, animals, the environment, and much more.  Many troops tailor their programs to the pins and/or badges that they are earning. Programs may be scheduled at your convenience, either after school or over the weekend.  For inquires please call 673 6248 and speak to Amber Kear, or click HERE for more info!

STEM Programs

Escape the Classroom (Grades 5-8)

Work together to solve clues and unlock the locks to escape the classroom. Each week attendees will learn about a cipher or codex to assist in their code breaking abilities. Teaches collaboration, critical thinking and develops social skills.


Where: AMS Computer Lab 2

When: New dates coming in March!

Fee: $15R/$20NR per session

JR First Lego League

Get pumped for the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. 2017/2018 season. In the AQUA ADVENTURESM Challenge, more than 40,000 children will navigate the uncharted waters of this important resource.

We will start a program once we have 4-6 registered. Dates/Times TBD by group.

Health and Fitness

Adult Tone and Balance 101

Are you ready to improve your health and enhance daily life activities? Start here with a low impact workout that includes strength training, balance and core work. Make muscle, burn calories and lose fat!



Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center

When: Mondays 1-2:00pm

Fee: $60R; $70NR

Power Barre

Power Barre is a ballet inspired fitness class that strengthens and tones the entire body.

The hour class will be high intensity with low impact choreographed to fun music. NO dance experience is required and modifications can be made for all levels.


When: Tu/Th at 8:30am

Where: PMEC

Yoga for Adults

We offer 3 class options for adult yoga with long-time instructor, Leslie Formby.


Tues @ PMEC, 10-11:15am

Wed @ SHS, 6:30-7:45pm

Thurs @ PMEC, 10-11:15am


is a program designed specifically for women which encompasses nutrition, result-based workouts and mindfulness.

Most people who do not reach their true potential fail to do so because they underestimate their bodies’ abilities and accept mediocre results....Join TRUE POTENTIAL, owned by Laura Kimball, and unlock your personal possibilities in an inspiring, powerful and supportive environment.

Morning and evening options available

Mack Hill Riding Academy presents--Fitness by Riding, Especially for Women!

This program is geared specifically for women!


Where: Mack Hill Riding Academy

Fee: $160 (includes 4, 1 hour lessons

Zumba for Adults

Join the millions of people that have decided that having fun and working out are not mutually exclusive!

Pre School Programming

I Love Nature

PMEC Coordinator Nicole has plans for taking children outside to explore and learn about the work we live in. Children will collect leaves, peer into ponds to look for tadpoles, take small hikes and learn through a hands-on approach. And please join us for our weekly hike that begins at 10:00am, directly after class. This hike is free of charge.


Who: Ages 3-6 and their caregivers

Where: PMEC

When:  Thursdays 9:00 AM- 9:45 AM

Fee: R $15/NR $20

Tiny Toes Dance

Lets get groovy!

Our Tiny Toes Dance program is for girls and boys ages 3-5. In this 4 week program, students will get an intro to dance.


Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center

When: Friday mornings

Fee: $30R; $35NR

Toddler Play and Stay

Come play, explore and make new friends at PMEC! Children 3 years and under along with their parent or caregiver are welcome to meet and explore creative play, both inside and outside.


Who: Babies - 3yr old, Parent or Caregiver

Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center

When: Friday mornings 9:00 - 10:00


All Ages

Full Moon Hikes at PMEC

Come join us for a full moon hike led by a naturalist at PMEC! Fun activities along the trail for all ages.


Who: All Ages. Families welcome!

When: Times are dependant on season.

Amherst Makerspace-Info!

Amherst Makerspace is a collaborative project with the Amherst Recreation Department and the Amherst Middle School. An entire wing at the Amherst Middle School, is open to the surrounding communities during non-school hours. We provide the ultimate workshop for paid members, to use State Of the Art tools, share knowledge, work on projects, network, and build things.

Repair Cafe @ The Amherst Makerspace

The Amherst Makerspace is hosting people with skills, to help you repair a broken item that you may treasure or something you wish to save from the trash heap. We will have woodworkers, welders, electricians, computer techs and general handymen/women on hand to help you fix your item. Broken furniture, bicycles, toys, toaster, vacuum cleaners, lamps or electronics. If we can fix ain’t broke!


Where: Amherst Makerspace, 14 Cross Road

When: 3rd Thursday of every month

Birthday Parties at PMEC

Create amazing birthday memories this year with a Birthday Party for your child age 3-12 at the Peabody Mill Environment Center!

We have many themes to choose from or we can work together to tailor one just for your Birthday Girl or Boy. New themes and pricing structure for 2018!


Trip- Monthly Lunch Trips

Let’s eat our way through New England this year with our Monthly lunch Trips! Join the Amherst Recreation crew as we depart for some local lunch outings. We will meet at 10:30am at the Walmart in Amherst, NH on the first Tuesday of every month for a different luncheon outing around NE!



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