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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 accept new campers ages 8 through 13 only. 14 + year-olds are required to have attended our camp(s) prior to 2019. 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 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.
 

"M had an absolutely amazing time and she returned with fast friends and lots of great songs and stories." Katherine

Activities & Accommodations

Activities

Canoeing, kayaking, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding in our crystal clear lake, and new for 2019 - 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. 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.

"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

Dates for 2019:

3 weeks June 23 - July 13
2 weeks June 23 - July 6
1 week July 21 - 27 & July 7 - 13

Rates:

Full Rate$1,110 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 $775 per week is a subsidized rate for families who cannot afford the actual cost of camp. 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 $50 each way. For the privacy of our campers, exact locations of our camps are given to enrolled families only.

"I wanted to thank you and all your staff for taking such good care of E. this week…Programs like this are saving our kids who have so much more to go through in life. Thank you again." Shauna

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!