Summer Camps

ArcherySeveral splendid Summer camps are situated on or near the banks of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee in central New Hampshire. There are boys-only camps, all-girl camps and coed camps for kids of all ages. There are also sleep away camps and day camps that are open to children of all ages. Each Summer camp is unique and offers a variety of great activities.

Summertime campers enjoy a variety of recreational activities that include canoeing, hiking, kayaking, swimming and participating in sing-alongs around the campfire. There is even a private summer camp where kids can learn to play a musical instrument.

With more than 250 miles of shoreline, dozens of islands and almost 70 square miles of surface water, Lake Winnipesaukee is New Hampshire’s largest lake. The sparkling waters of Lake Winnipesaukee provide the perfect venue for water sports, fishing and beach activities.

Here are just a few of the activities kids can have fun with at Summer camps in the Lake Winnipesaukee area:

  • Archery
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Cookouts
  • Crafts
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Musical instruments
  • Nature exploration
  • Rock climbing
  • Sports
  • Swimming

Don’t forget about the food. The young campers certainly don’t. There is something about spending a day doing camp activities that really gives a kid an appetite. Maybe that’s the reason that so many of the camps in the Lake Winnipesaukee area are renowned for their chef-inspired menus and nutritionally-based cuisine. Of course, there’s also plenty of summer camps that offer yummy grilled burgers, fish fries and friendly wienie roasts along with the camaraderie and joy of making messy s’mores around a campfire.

Summer camp at Lake Winnipesaukee is about more than spending a week or more away from school and home. Summer camp is a special kind of place where kids meet new friends and make memories that will last a lifetime. Many of the campers who attend summer camp as children in and around Lake Winnipesaukee come back to serve as camp counselors and coaches as adults.

Lake Winnipesaukee Area Summer Camps:

  • Camp Belknap
  • Camp Brookwoods
  • Camp Lawrence
  • Camp Robindel
  • Camp Winaukee
  • North Woods Overnight Camp
  • Pleasant Valley Overnight Camp


Photo credit: “Archery Targets” by bensutherland is licensed under CC BY 2.0