UPDATED: March 20, 2017




4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141

Baboosic Lake Town Beach 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!

Baboosic Lake Swim Lessons

All lessons are scheduled for 30min between 10am and 2pm Monday–Thursday at Baboosic Lake.

Swim Lesson Fee: $45R; $55NR

Private Lesson Fee: $65R; $75NR

Baboosic Lake Swim Team

Join the Baboosic Lakers this season! Our swim team offers coaching, technique development and instruction for ages 4–19. Swim team practices M–F from 9–10am at Baboosic Lake.

Fee: $45R; $70NR

Amherst Recreation Summer Camps:

Baboosic Lake Summer Camp

Let’s have some fun under the sun this summer! Join our fantastic Baboosic Lake counselors for anunforgettable summer. Campers will take part in daily activities all centered around a weekly theme.


Program Details:

Who: Entering Grades 1–7

Where: Baboosic Lake

Dates: June 19–August 11

Time: 9am–3pm

Extended Care:7:30am–5:30pm (add.Fee)


Program Fees:

Daily Rates

Fee: $39R; $49NR


Weekly Rates

Early Bird

Fee: $130R/$170NR

Weekly rate increases $20 after 4/16


Full Summer Rates


Outdoor Discovery Summer Camp

Come discover the outdoor world at The

Peabody Mill Environmental Center this summer!


Program Details:

Who: Entering Grades 1–6

Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center

Dates: June 19–August 4

Time: 9am–4pm

Extended Care: 7:30am–5:30pm (add. Fee)


Program Fees:

Weekly Rates (grades 1-­6)

Early Bird Fee: $140R/$180NR

Weekly rate increases $20 after 4/16


Full Summer Rates


Field Trips every week! Visit www.amherstrec.org for more info)

(Baboosic Lake Camp and Outdoor Discovery Camp)

Outdoor Discovery Mini Camp

Come out and explore the world of camp this

summer. Campers will read stories, go on mini hikes, play outdoor games, splash time, make arts and crafts, and more!


Program Details:

Who: Ages 4 and 5

Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center

Dates: June 19–July 28

Time: 9am–12noon

Fee: $90R; $115NR per week

$475R; $595NR Full Summer (6 weeks)

Weekly rate increases by $20 after 4/16

Specialty Camps

Actor’s Conservatory Workshop...presented by Amherst Moxie Players (11-17 years old)- Discounts for signing up for both are available online!

Our summer acting program is designed to teach a wide range of acting skills. By the end of the week you will feel more confident in reading any script handed to you.

Scene at Play, July 10-14, 8:30AM-12:30PM, $230

Each day begins with an hour-long exploration of theater texts and stylistic performance throughout key periods in history. This will be followed by an hour of voice and movement conditioning, which is the cornerstone of all formal actor training

Landing the Part, July 17-21, 8:30AM-12:30PM, $230

This theater intensive is designed to prepare aspiring performers for a variety of audition scenarios, from Community Theater to professional theater, film and television.

Youth Theater Camps (6-10 years) ...presented by Amherst Moxie Players

Mighty Superheroes, June 19-23, 9AM-12PM, $180 plus $10 supply fee

Does your child fantasize about superpowers and saving the world? Maybe he or she likes playing the dastardly villain? This camp will allow your child to bring his or her imagination to life

Enchanted Folklore, Aug. 28- Sept 1, 9AM-12PM, $180 plus $10 supply fee

Did Cinderella wear glass slippers or gold slippers? What was in Little Red Riding Hood’s basket? Your child will collaborate with the group to create a unique tale with familiar characters and story lines to be performed at the end of camp.

Challenger British Multisport Camp

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!


Who: Ages 6-16

Where: AMS flat field at 14 Cross Road

When: July 24- July 28

Fee: $135 Half day

       $190 Full day



Cheer Camp

Are you ready to jump, cheer, dance and stunt? Have fun learning and improving on the fundamentals of cheerleading at the Amherst Rec Cheer Camp.  This camp is for kids who want to learn more about cheer as well as current cheerleaders.


Camp Details

Where: AMS Flat Fields #4

When: June 19-22 from 9am-2pm

Who: entering grades 1-8

Fee:  $100R; $120NR

Young Hacks Academy- STEM Camp (Ages 9-12)

Does your child have what it takes to lead in the 21st century? Young Hacks Academy is a summer camp that uses technology to develop real-world leadership skills. Blending computer programming, problem-solving, and teamwork, YHA teaches kids to build cool video games about big challenges facing the world today, such as climate change, homelessness, and endangered wildlife.


Camp Details

Who: Ages 9-12

What:STEM, Young Hacks Academy Camp

Where: Amherst Middle School; Room TBA

When: M-F, 9am-4pm. July 24-28

Fee: $375R: $385NR

Youth Programs

Theater: Re-Imagined

10-14 yrs Saturdays at PMEC, 10:30-11:30am

With guidance from Lucy Spencer and Frances Saxton, students will read, discuss and transform a short story or poem from classic literature into a group performance piece, using movement, voice and text. The course will culminate in a showcase presented on the 8th week of the session.

Homeschool Science Classes- At PMEC!

Amherst Recreation is pleased to offer a Science classroom experience to children from ages 3-15 at the Peabody Mill Environmental Center.

Each class will have a hands-on piece and group projects will be included to build team-working skills.

“Feelin’ the Beat”- Hip Hop for Beginners

Beginner’s Hip-Hop is for boys and girls in grades 1-3. This 6 week program will introduce children to the fundamentals of dance, as well as the high energy style of hip-hop.


Who: Boys and girls in grades 1-3

Where: Clark Multipurpose room

When: Wednesdays, from 3:30-4:30pm

Fee: $60R/$65NR

Softball Clinics at AMS

Mondays in March!

Come get a jump on the Softball Season with a 4 week skills, drills and activities program geared to develop your softball abilities.

Baseball Clinics at AMS

Tu/Th in March!

Come get a jump on the Baseball Season with a 3 week skills, drills and activities program geared to develop your baseball abilities.

March Madness: Girls 3/4 Skills/Drills

Sad that basketball has come to an end? Get a jump start on the 2018 season with a new skills/drills programs for girls in 3rd and 4th grade.

Fridays in March from 6-7:30pm (3, 10, 24, 31)

Fairytale Theater, 6-10 yrs

Saturdays at PMEC, 9:15-10:15

We will select a well-known fairytale and discover how to present it in unconventional ways, using a variety of performance techniques and theatrical tools to tell the story.

Starting April 1st!

Yoga for Kids and Yoga for Middle School

 New sessions starting in March, after school!

Yoga helps students develop confidence, self-awareness, and calming techniques.

A great way to relieve stress from the school day.


12-19 yrs, Wednesdays at SHS, 6:30-7:30

Are you familiar with “Who’s Line Is It Anyway”? This class runs the gamut of acting dos and don’ts and is particularly useful for sharpening timing, strengthening ensemble collaboration and analyzing scene work.

OAK is back!- Starting in March

Who: Grades 2-4

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

Where: PMEC


Hike, run, walk, explore, learn and be one with nature. The Outdoor Adventure Klub (OAK for short) is all about getting outside and connecting with nature while disconnecting from technology.

Tennis Lessons for Youth

Who: Grades 1-7

Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court

When: Saturday Mornings, May 6, 13, 20, with a bonus class or rain date of May 27

          Grades 1-4: 9am- 10am

          Grades 1-4: 10am-11am

          Grades 5-7: 11am-12noon

Fee: $30R; $35NR

Pre-School Programs

Wake and Shake- 12mos-3 years

Mondays at PMEC, 10:30-11:15

This class will encourage movement and dance with music that will energize, engage and excite your little one early in the morning!

Tiny Toes Dance

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: PMEC

When: Wed. afternoons and Friday Mornings

Fee: $30R; $35NR


Tot Soccer

Our Tot Soccer is one of our most consistently popular programs, and continues to be coached by terrific instructors. We often have a waiting list, so sign up early!

Sessions run Friday mornings and Wed. afternoons in May.

Start Smart Baseball: Ages 3-4

Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally appropriate introductory baseball program for children 3-4 years old.

Dates: 5/6-6/17

All Ages

Fun Family Fridays at PMEC!

Who: Families!

When: Every third Friday of each Month

Where: PMEC (6:30PM  - 8PM)

Fee: fees, vary. Please see below for monthly family costs. Cost is per family.

Adult/Youth Horse Back Riding

This program is open to ages 5 and up. This program includes 4 one hour weekly lessons.

4 Week sessions are now open for registration!

Fee: $160 (includes 4, 1 hour lessons)

Full Moon Hikes at PMEC

Who: All Ages. Families welcome!

When: Times are dependent on season.

Where: Peabody Mill Environment Center

Adult Fitness and Activities

Barre Body, Piloxing Barre, Tabata Bootcamp, True Potential, Yoga & Zumba

Basket Making Workshop

Join NH Craftsman Artisan Ray Lagasse for a single day and make a basket from scratch to finished project. These beautiful and useful baskets can be given with pride as a holiday gift.


When: Saturday April 15th from 9am-4pm

Where: Amherst Makerspace

Fee: $125R; $135NR

Woodworking: Make your own Cutting Board

This course will help the average woodworker with average materials and the humblest of wood shops create unique and eye-catching wood creations in your own basement or garage.


Who: Ages 16+

Where: Amherst Makerspace

When: Saturday, April 22nd from 9am-3pm

Fee: $150R; $160 NR

($50 materials fee included)

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)

MAGIC For adults

A fun class where you will learn how to amaze your family and friends with mental mysteries and sleight of hand using cards, coins and readily available props. Students will learn several magical effects per night.


Who: Adults 18+

What: Intro to Magic

Where: SHS Annex Room 114

When: Tu. (March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4, 11, 18)

Fee: $50R; $55NR

Intro to Meditation and Mindfulness in Nature

Looking for a way to calm the mind and find inner peace?

The program will include 3 evening classes which will cover meditation and mindfulness, health and wellness benefits, periods of meditation practice and yoga- and a two-hour meditation and mindfulness session on the trails at PMEC


Time: 6:30-8pm, Tu. 3/21, 3/28, 4/4

            10am-12pm- Sunday, April 9th

Fee: $70R; $75NR

Trail of the Month Outing

Join members of the Amherst Conservation Commission as we kick off a Trail of the Month Outing” the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10am.


April 15th - Grater Woods

May 20th - Lindabury Orchard


Monthly Diner Trips

Let’s eat our way through New England this year with our Monthly Diner Trips! Join the Amherst Recreation crew as we depart for some local Diner outings. We will meet at10:30am at the Walmart in Amherst, NH on the first Tuesday of every month for a different Diner outing around NE!

Trip- Boston Flower Show

Join us as we head to Boston to see the Boston Flower show! We will depart from Amherst at 9am, and depart from Boston at 3pm. The trip price will include transportation and the ticket. Lunch is on your own.


When: Thursday, March 23rd (depart Amherst at 9am; Depart Boston at 3pm)

Fee: $28R; $38NR (fee includes ticket/transportation, lunch is on your own)

Trip- Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins

Enjoy an evening out at Fenway Park and leave the driving to us. We will head into Boston to watch your favorite baseball team for a game under the lights.


Who: Families and Individuals

When: Thursday, June 29th

Game Time: 7:10pm

Departure Time: 4pm (Meet at 4 Cross Road)

Fee: $47 (Fee includes game ticket and transportation)



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