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 discovery of the natural world.

Campers race in their snowshoes on the Harris Center grounds. (photo © Caitlin Houlihan)

Winter Adventures

Embrace winter with the Harris Center’s winter 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.

Download a 2021 winter camp flyer & registration form
Two campers smile next to a trailside cairn. (photo © Carter Judkins)

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.

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.

Download a 2020 summer camp brochure

Contact Us

For more information or to register for camp, please contact Sara LeFebvre at (603) 525-3394 or by email.