COVID-19 UPDATE: The Harris Center has canceled or postponed all in-person programs and events through at least June 15. The Harris Center building will also be closed to visitors until June 15. Our trails and grounds remain open.
Discover the magic of nature.
Outdoor Adventures for Curious Kids
Harris Center camps — both summer and winter — are rooted in discovery of the natural world.
For more than 40 years, fields, forests, ponds, and mountains have served as the backdrop for the Harris Center’s summer programs, which offer outdoor explorations for kids in pre-school through middle school. Harris Center summer campers hike, play, climb, canoe, camp, paint, build, sing, and learn alongside skilled naturalists.
COVID-19 UPDATE (5/27/20): After much careful research and deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 summer camp program. We have considered the CDC and State of New Hampshire draft guidelines regarding safe camp operations, and do not feel that we can offer programming in line with their guidance on social distancing while keeping our camp true to its mission. Our primary focus must be the safety of our campers, staff, and the greater camp community. Please know that we will truly miss our campers, and are saddened at the thought of July at the Harris Center without the joyful sounds of children enjoying nature and each other’s company. Although we know there is no substitute for camp, we are working on other ideas for helping you and your children enjoy the outdoors this summer, which we will announce here at harriscenter.org in the coming weeks. We will issue a 100% refund of all camp registration fees and deposits by mail in the month of June.
Embrace winter with the Harris Center’s February vacation camps! Elementary-aged kids search for wildlife tracks and sign in the snow, make ice art, play games, and strap on snowshoes for races and winter hikes. Middle schoolers learn how to make fires, build shelters, and practice other wilderness survival skills.
For more information or to register for camp, please contact Sara LeFebvre at (603) 525-3394 or by email.