2023 SummerEscape Information

SummerEscape 2023 

Updated March 14, 2023

We are sooooo excited to be planning activities for the 2023 summer and sooooo excited to welcome back our staff and participants! 

We are excited to welcome back Morgan Maxner Greene, as our Director.  Morgan is very busy planning a safe, fun and very busy summer for our participants and staff to enjoy. We are busy talking to other returning staff and can't wait to announce their names.

This summer will be witness to a calendar full of Theme Weeks, Water Play Days, GaGa court, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Dance Parties, Field Trips, Beach Days and the list goes on.  Stay tuned

Registration dates

Resident registration will tentatively open on March 16th and Non-resident registration will open on March 31st 

When registration opens, you may register online Here or fill out the registration forms found at the top of the page and mail them in or drop them off to the recreation office at Holderness Town Hall.  The form can be found at the top of this page under the form tab, at www.holderness-nh.gov on the recreation page or at Town Hall.  You may also email the recreation office for one to be sent to you, recreation@holderness-nh.gov.  

SummerEscape is designed to get back to the basics of summertime fun for kids.  One of our goals is to provide outdoor fun in a relaxed, safe and caring environment while allowing children to be children and learn through play. 

SummerEscape is based at the Holderness Central School.  

SummerEscape is open to children ages 5yrs to 12yrs.   We have set enrollment maximums to ensure an adequate staff to camper ratio.  Program hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Program Fees: The Resident tuition is $145 per week.  Non-Resident tuition is $155 per week.  The  registration form and a $50 deposit must be received to reserve your spot.

Attendance:  We are accepting weekly and multi week registrations this year.  We are not accepting daily registrations.

All summer discount:  A discount of 5% may be applied to families that register for the whole program.  The discount will not be combined with other discounts and the program fee must be paid in full to receive the discount.  Please register for each week individually and the discount will be applied through the recreation office.

Sibling discounts:  Additional children in a family receive 10% off the program fee, not to be combined with any other discounts. Discount will be applied to the sibling with the lower fee.

Scholarships:  Scholarships are available, and a scholarship packet can be requested through Wendy at the recreation office.  If you or anyone you know needs financial assistance, please do not hesitate to let us know.  You may call 603-968-3700 or email recreation@holderness-nh.gov for more information.

You can also reach out to the Captain Doug DiCenzo Summer Camp Fund at Doug's Camp Fund (dougscampfund.org).

Program balances must be paid prior to the start of the program.  If you need to make other payment arrangements, please speak to Wendy in the recreation office.

Make Check Payable and mail to:

Holderness Recreation

PO Box 203

Holderness NH 03245

Parent Packets: You may pick up your parent packet at Town Hall or ask that one be mailed or emailed to you.  You may also download the parent packet from the town website once they are available.  This packet includes information on policies, procedures, additional forms and other topics relevant to a successful summer with Holderness Recreation.

For more information please contact:

Wendy Werner, C.P.R.P.

Holderness Recreation Director

Ph 603-968-3700 email: recreation@holderness-nh.gov

Three more things:

1.       Please provide a photo of your child for our records this summer.  This photo can be returned at the end of the summer upon request.

2.       Online registration is available by clicking here.  Discounts and deposits may not be available through the online registration and may need to be done through the office. 

3.  Additional forms may be required and will be provided in the Parent packet once it is ready.  You can also fill them out online through the online registration portal.  These forms include a photo release, medical release, sunscreen release, behavior policy, things you would like us to know about your child and additional information.

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