Harris Center campers canoe on a foggy Spoonwood Pond. (photo © Kim Bylancik)


Discover the magic of nature.

Outdoor Adventures for Curious Kids

Harris Center camps — both summer and winter — are rooted in exploration of the natural world.

Three girls walk through the Harris Center meadow. (photo © Ben Conant)

Summer Adventures

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. Scholarships are available. In 2024, our summer camps will take place during the last week of June and the second and third weeks of July.

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A group of kids walks through a snowy field on snowshoes, with woods in the background. (photo © Ben Conant)

February Vacation Camp

Bring your sense of curiosity as we search for wildlife tracks, make ice art, play games in the snow, and explore our favorite trails, giant boulders, and secret dens. In 2024, this three-day vacation camp for kids in Grades K through 4 took place from Monday, February 26 to Wednesday, February 28. Check back in late 2024 for more information about next year’s camp.

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A middle school boy gathers sticks to build a shelter in the woods. (photo © Ben Conant)

Wilderness Survival Skills for Middle Schoolers

Learn how to make fires, build shelters, gather food, and hike smart in winter weather. This camp could teach you how to save your life! In 2024, this one-day adventure for ages 10 through 14 took place on Monday, February 26. Check back in late 2024 for more information about next year’s camp.

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Contact Us

For more information on our camps, please contact Nikko Gagnon at (603) 525-3394 or by email.