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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.

For 2021 session dates and tuition information, please click the green "Dates & Rates" tab above. For details on COVID-19 readiness for 2021, click here.
Please note: Due to high demand, we accept new campers who are ages 8 through 13 during their first time at camp. 14 + year-olds are required to have started at our camp by age 13. 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, plus 4 structured activity periods, two free periods, snacktime, and an evening activity
  • Campers sleep in cabins ("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 are encouraged to connect with other families from our camp
  • Be sure to click on the other green tabs above for information on activities, accommodations, dates and more.
  • For details on COVID-19 readiness for 2021, click here.
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.
 

"I cannot thank you enough for how magical this camp was and will continue to be for us, and all children. You, and all the staff and the volunteers change lives!  The role models, the kindness and love and acceptance from everyone is priceless...this will give him confidence to fall back on if and when times do get rough." Heather

Activities & Accommodations

Activities

Canoeing, kayaking, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding in our crystal clear lake, and tubing behind our brand new speed boat! Campers also enjoy 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. Campers are bunked by age group, and with those who identify similarly to them in gender or with a mix of different gender identities, depending on their choice and our availability. All cabins may have kids of different genders in them. Cabins are rustic inside with bunk beds and space to "hang out" in the middle. Restrooms and showers are nearby, and were completely rebuilt in 2018. All restrooms and showers provide ample privacy for our campers. Click here to see our facilities.

"Last year at camp changed his life. He was like a whole new, confident kid when he came home. He didn’t feel as alone in the world, and he has kept in contact with all his cabin mates." N.D., Aranu'tiq Parent

Dates & Rates

Dates for 2021:

   
3 week session: June 27 - July 16, 2021
2 week session: July 18 - July 30, 2021
1 week session: August 1 - 7, 2021

Rates:

Full Rate$1,175 per week is the actual cost of one camper for one week. We ask that families who can afford the actual cost of camp pay this amount.
Subsidized Rate $795 per week is a subsidized rate for families who cannot afford the actual cost of camp, thanks to generous donors. There is no documentation needed for this (honor system).
Financial aid As always, thanks to generous donors, financial aid/scholarships are available for campers who need further tuition assistance. More info is on our application form or you can always contact us.
We offer bus service from Boston-Logan Airport. The cost for ground transportation is $60 each way. For the privacy of our campers, exact locations of our camps are given to enrolled families only.

"When we think of all of the people who have enriched J’s life with love, humor, common sense, self confidence...and a thousand other stimuli that help her to be well-rounded – we think of you. Thank you for helping her find her peer group in this world. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to this child." S. Family, Camp Aranu'tiq

Sample Schedule

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

Get ready for one amazing summer!