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Merrimack YMCA Camp Sargent launches new and improved website showcasing summer fun on Lake Naticook

Friday, February 21, 2014

As part of its 90th year celebration, the YMCA of Greater Nashua’s Day Camp Sargent has launched a redesigned website, www.camp
sargent.org
, showcasing the features of summer camp on Lake Naticook in Merrimack.

Additionally, this year the YMCA has begun online registration accessible through the website, making camp sign-ups easier than ever for busy parents.

Just minutes from the Merrimack and Nashua YMCAs, Camp Sargent sits on 22 beautiful acres on the shore of Lake Naticook. Since 1924, Camp Sargent has offered quality day camping from one to eleven weeks for boys and girls 5-16 years old.

“Every summer, we offer new experiences and create day camp activities for hundreds of youth. From traditional summer camps that encourage kids to explore new adventures, to preschool camps where campers participate in themed weeks and hands-on learning, to our special interest camps where kids focus one theme, we provide youth with the opportunity to learn, thrive, grow and of course have fun,” said Randy Menken, Camp Sargent director.

For youth in grades 1-6, the camp offers an array of traditional camp activities, such as boating, swim, archery, sports, nature, arts & crafts and much more. Campers also get a chance to develop valuable life skills at Camp Sargent. Through the Character Development program, campers learn how to be caring, responsible, respectful and honest to fellow campers and to the world around them. Also, each camp day begins and ends with a flag ceremony where an opening and closing thought is given.

For children age 5 through kindergarten, Lil’ Voyagers Camp is targeted to their first time experiencing camp. Children will participate in most activities their older counterparts do. All activities are age appropriate and modified for the campers. Set in an environment centered around discovery and creativity, children will enjoy hands-on learning experiences, which will encourage campers to be independent as well as develop
self-esteem. Half day option available for this age group.

For campers looking for special interest camps, Camp Sargent offers these nine options for summer 2014: Farm Camp, Archery Camp, CSI Camp, Fort Building Camp, Playacting Camp, Huck Finn Camp, Set Design Camp, Not Just Arts Camp (exploring various non traditional art mediums), and the new Survivor Camp.

Local transportation is available from the Nashua and Merrimack YMCAs, Alvirne High School in Hudson, and Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua.

Camp Sargent is accredited by the American Camp Association and is licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. For more information on Camp Sargent, contact Randy Menken at rmenken@nmymca.org or by phone at 689-2433.

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