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Strawbery Banke Museum Summer Camps

Art music and theater, Day camps, Educational programs, Sports and recreation camps
14 Hancock Street Portsmouth 03801
603-422-7541

Strawbery Banke Museum offers programs for school-aged children with a wide array of interests and abilities. Participants learn about all aspects of life in the past and how it connects to our world today. Each camp is structured to be hands-on, providing one-of-a-kind interactive experiences, and minds-on, allowing kids to investigate and explore the world around them. Integrating science, sports, art, theater, cooking and history; Strawbery Banke camps are designed to get kids excited about the past and eager to be an active participant in the world around them. 19 different age-appropriate camps for pre-schoolers (half day) to 1st through 12th graders.

Counselor qualifications
Camp leaders are trusted members of the Strawbery Banke staff and have experience working with children. Camp assistants are either SBM staff or college interns that are training to be teachers or museum educators. Camps have at least a ratio of 1 adult for every 5 students. The only exception may be Jr. Roleplayers for 12-17 year olds. This camp may have a ratio of 1 adult for every 8 students.

Camp group sizes
Strawbery Banke prides itself on the small group atmosphere that allows more hands-on experience and attention for each camper. Groups usually range in size from 12 – 16 students with an average group size of 14 kids. Some camps may have up to 20 campers, but there is a lot of small group work so everyone gets a lot of time for hands-on and individual attention. Extra staff is added when camp sizes increase.

Camps for 5-7 year olds

Stories Alive half-day camp

Camps for teenagers

Junior Roleplayers age 12-17

Cost

$300 for week

Regstration

The best way to register for camp is to fill out the online registration form. Within a few days, you will be contacted about payment options via email. If you don’t hear back within a few days, please email: camps@strawberybanke.org or call: (603-422-7541)

Pre- and post-camp care?

Kids can be dropped off any time between 8:00 – 9:00am and picked up by 5:00pm. The cost is $5.00 per day for morning care (8:00 – 9:00) or $20.00 for the full day (8:00 – 5:00). This is not an extension of camp activities, but is free time supervised by Strawbery Banke staff. Games, craft supplies and outdoor time are available to kids enrolled in the program.

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