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What is camp like?

Our camp is located in scenic New Hampshire on 116 acres, with a mile of frontage on a beautiful 200-acre lake.

Please note: Due to high demand, we now accept new campers ages 8 through 13 only. 14 + year-olds are required to have attended our camp(s) prior to 2018. Prior family campers are considered returners.
We operate as a typical overnight camp; do not formally talk about gender, we just let our kids be kids!
  • We have three meals together as an entire camp, 4-5 structured activity periods, two free periods, and an all-camp evening activity
  • Campers sleep in rustic cabins, called bunks, with others of the same age group and choose bunkmates with similar or varied gender identities
  • Campers are under the direct care of camp counselors at all times
  • Campers and counselors are called by their preferred name and pronoun
  • Campers sign up for activity periods based on their preferences
  • Our meals are nutritious, well-balanced, and offer allergen and vegetarian/vegan-friendly options
  • Campers interact the old fashioned way - no video games, Internet, or cell phones. Music players are allowed.
  • Parents & family members who drop off their kids at camp on opening day are invited to stay for a 90-minute parent meetup group
  • Be sure to click on the other green tabs above for information on activities, accommodations, dates and more.
It is important to note that we are not a therapeutic camp. Overnight camp is an intense experience away from home for kids who can be self-sufficient (with help from our camp counselors) and enjoy constant socializing, the outdoors, and an often loud dining experience. Please contact us if you are unsure if our camp is right for your child.
 

"L. lives for camp.  It is truly his sacred space and we acknowledge him going is the only thing that truly heals him after 49 weeks of trying to be who he is.  THANK YOU for loving these children and providing them with their sanctuary!" Diane

Activities & Accommodations

Activities

Canoeing, kayaking, swimming, & stand-up paddle boarding in our crystal clear lake, plus arts & crafts, drama/acting, music, archery, rock climbing, "gaga" (a popular type of dodgeball), low ropes adventure course, and a host of sports such as soccer, kickball, basketball, volleyball, and more. Camp also includes campfires, a talent show, and other special activities.

Accommodations

Campers stay in cabins with approximately 7 other campers and 2 counselors. Cabins are rustic inside with bunk beds and space to "hang out" in the middle. Restrooms and showers are nearby, and are being completely rebuilt for summer 2018. All restrooms and showers provide ample privacy for our campers. Click here to see our facilities.

"Going to Aranu'tiq was the BEST experience my child has EVER had, and she grew into a confident and more outgoing girl during her time there!! She has been empowered through the validation and acceptance she received at camp, and I will be forever grateful to you for this gift in my daughter." S.C.

Dates & Rates

New Hampshire Dates for 2018:

NOTE: 1 week session is still open for ages 8-13; other sessions are full. You can join the waitlist by going to "contact us."

3 weeks June 24 - July 14: WAITLIST ONLY (ages 8-15)
2 weeks June 24 - July 7: WAITLIST ONLY (ages 8-15)
1 week July 22 - 28 (ages 8-13): SPOTS AVAILABLE
& July 8 - 14 (ages 8-15): WAITLIST ONLY

Rate:

$750 per week. Thanks to donations, we are able to offer financial assistance and scholarships. More information is on our application form. We offer bus service from Boston-Logan Airport chaperoned by our volunteers. The cost for ground transportation is $50 each way. For the privacy of our campers, exact locations of our camps are given to enrolled families only.

"He had an amazing time. He said it felt like 3 days not 3 weeks. He has shared so many incredible stories and I believe has lifelong friends. He sent us the funniest letters. He loved being a mentor to the eight-year-olds. He loved all of the activities. Also, K's dad and I were able to relax and know he was in safe hands.  Thank you again." Anna

Sample Schedule

8:00am Breakfast 8:45am Clean-up/chores 9:30am - 10:15am Activity 1 10:30am - 11:15am Activity 2 11:30am - 12:15pm Activity 3: special activity period 12:30pm Lunch 1:15pm - 2:15pm Rest hour 2:30pm - 3:15pm Activity 4 3:30pm - 4:20pm Activity 5 4:30pm - 5:45pm Snack and “rec” (free) period 6:00pm Dinner 7:30pm Evening activity 8:30pm Back to bunks 9:30 - 10:30pm Lights out in bunks depending on age

Get ready for one amazing summer!