Beaver Brook is the place to be if you would like your child outside playing, learning and exploring during.  From preschool naturalists to high school bouldering and mountain biking adventures…  Beaver Brook has a summer camp option for everyone!  Print 2019 At-a-Glance here.

Full Camp Descriptions and Schedule Here

Register here. There are still camp openings available

Since 1976 Beaver Brook in Hollis, NH has hosted hundreds of children each summer.  Our exciting camps for 4 year olds through 9th grade include active hands-on activities, creative problem-solving and independent thinking. Teachers promote face to face healthy social interactions in their classes.

Click any link below for a list of camps and descriptions.  If you are unsure of which program would be best for your camper, feel free to call us and we can talk you through some options!  603-465-7787.

OUTDOOR NATURE CAMPS DESIGNED FOR ALL AGES.  explore all summer long with Beaver Brook.

Forest Friends

with Becky Kellner
Date: June 24-28  Grade: Age 4 to K

Earth Sprouts

with Virginia Commisso
Grade: Age 4 to K  Dates: July 22-26 M-F 9am-12 noon 

Farmyard Fun

w/ Winnie Crouse & Cathy Ingram
Grades: 1st & 2nd Dates: June 24-28 9am-3pm

Animals & Their Habitats

with Carol RItchie
Grades: 1st & 2nd Dates: July 22-26 9am-3pm

Frogs, Toads & Turtles

with Anjali Longan
Dates: June 17-21 M, T, TH & F 9am-3pm Wed 4-8 pm evening class instead of day class

Summer Scientists

with Jen Farquhar
Grades: 5th & 6th Dates: July 29- Aug 2nd M-F 9am-3pm.

Outdoor Explorers

with Angela Craggy
Grades: 3rd & 4th Dates: July 29-Aug 2 M-F 9am-3pm

Lip Balm & Lavender

with Rivka Schwartz
Grades: 5th & 6th Dates: July 15-19 M-F 9am-3pm

Forest Forts

with Kat Dickau
Grades: 5th & 6th Dates: July 22-267 M-F 9am-3pm

Water Adventures by Foot & Canoe

with Bruce Fessenden
Grades: 6th & 7th Dates: Aug 5-9 M-F 9am-3pm

NEW!! Bouldering and Belaying

with Tara Happy
Grades: 7th & 8th & 9th Dates: July 30-Aug 1 T-W-Th 9am-4pm

Nature Explorers

with Abby Zimmerman
Dates: July 8-12 9am-12 pm  Grade: Age 4 to K

Kneehigh Naturalists

with Dennis Kane
Grade: Age 4 to K Dates: July 29-Aug 2 9 am-noon  

Nature Nuts

with Angela Craggy
Grades: 1st & 2nd Dates: July 8-12 9am-3pm

Wildlands & Watering Cans

with Stephanie Jones
Grades: 1st & 2nd Dates: July 29-August 2 9am-3pm

Enchanted Forest

with Stephanie Jones
Grades: 2nd, 3rd & 4th Dates: August 5-9 M-F 9am-3pm

Water Wonders

with Angela Craggy
Grades: 3rd & 4th Dates: July 22-26 M, T, Th, F 9am-3pm, W 9am-5pm

NEW!! Wizardry in the Woods

with Kathy Parker
Grades: 3rd & 4th Dates: July 8-12 M-F 9am-3pm

Conservation Heroes

with Lindsey Shaklee
Grades: 5th & 6th Dates: Aug 5-9 M-F 9am-3pm

New! Hunters and Gatherers

with RIvka Schwartz
Grades: 6th & 7th Dates: July 29-August 1 M-F 9am-3pm

Forest S.T.E.M

with Jen Farquhar
Grades: 6th, 7th & 8th Dates: June 24-28 M-F 9am-3pm

NEW! Redlining Beaver Brook

with Erin Kennedy
Grades: 7th , 8th & 9th Dates: July 15-19 9am-3pm

Nature Trails

with Sofia Fahsi
Dates: July 15-19 9am-12 pm Grade: Age 4 to K

Superheroes of Nature

with Cat Kolar
Grade: Age 4 to K Dates: Aug 5-9 9am-noon 

Backyard Fun

with Rosemary Clough
Grades: 1st & 2nd Dates: July 15-19 M-F 9am-3pm

Flying Creatures

with Angela Craggy
Dates: August 5-9 M, T, W, F 9-3, Th 4:30-8:30 pm (Twilight Class)

Farm Fresh

with Kathy Parker
Dates: June 24-28 M-F 9am-3pm

Campfire Cooking*

with Angela Craggy
Grades: 3rd & 4th Dates: July 15-19 M-F 9am-3pm

Kids Night OUT!

with Tara Happy
Grades: 4th, 5th & 6th Dates: July 22-26 M -F 4:00 pm-9:30 pm

Base Camp*

with Roisin McElroy
Grades: 5th & 6th Dates: June 24-28 M & T 9am-3pm, Weds 9am-Fri 12pm

Rocky Ridge Explorers

with Bruce Fessenden
Grades: 5th, 6th & 7th Dates: July 8-12 M, T, Th, F 9am-3pm W, 6pm-10pm (Twilight class)

Brook to Bay

with Bruce Fessenden
Grades: 6th, 7th & 8th Dates: July 22-26 M, T, Th 9am-3pm, W 9am-5pm, F, 9am-7:30pm

Intro to Mountain Biking

with Matt Lydon
Grades: 7th, 8th & 9th Dates: July 8-12 M-F 9am-3pm


Register here. There are still camp openings available


2019 Read how to Get Ready for Camp


2019 Immunization Form required


BBA Allergy Action Plan if child has life-threatening allergies


Registration & Cancellation policies.


  • You can become a member by donating $75 or more here  (or via Donate button above). We will email you the early registration link and discount code.
  • All programs require pre-registration.
  • All registration is available on a space available basis.
  • Registrations cannot be processed without full payment
  • Minimum and maximum registration numbers have been set for all programs.  If the minimum numbers are not met, the program may be cancelled.
  • The date, time or location for any program may be changed in the case of unforseen circumstances.
  • Waiting lists may be established as program fill up, if deemed necessary.
  • Registrations are accepted with credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, & Discover) or checks.
  • Full refunds are available 30 or more days before camp begins minus a $35 cancellation fee.
  • There are no refunds after that unless the program is cancelled by Beaver Brook Association, the participant’s spot can be filled by someone on the waitlist or a participant’s doctor submits a letter specifying inability to participate.
  • Health Forms and allergy action plans are due by June 1st or there will be a $25 fee.
  • Scholarships may be available and requests must be made on an official application form.  All requests are confidential and will be evaluated based on financial need.
  • Transgender Policy:  BBA does not have a transgender policy.
  • Beaver Brook does not have a allergen-free campus but we work with parents, physicians and students to ensure safety for campers.


Please read this letter from a summer camp teacher to the parents of her campers last year…. Dear parents of our summer campers,

I would like to extend a thank you for sending your children to our Beaver Brook camp this year.  I have had an amazing time with them. 
Your children have made instant best friends and life long memories. It is sincerly priceless to see their excitement at holding a frog for the first time or watch them overcome a fear of insects….
Don’t feel as if you have missed out though, these moments are the ones your child needs to experience on their own, without you looking on.  These are the things only we summer camp teachers get to see.  🙂  Summer camp isn’t just about playing outside; it’s also about the independence of learning to pack your own bag to go hiking and carry your own water bottle …or how to cope with a now soggy shoe.  Life lessons.
Thank you for picking up your dirty, soggy children at the end of each day . Hopefully one look at their big smiles and bright eyes will make it all worth it.  Thanks for letting them live their summer the way children should.  Snack Rock, Bob the Weasel, Porcupine Tree.  – This is what summer is about.
Thank you!

Our current camps are time tested, kid-approved, and staffed by experienced educators whose passion and love of the outdoors naturally transfers to the children with whom they interact. Sure sounds better than playing video games, right?!

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