Meaningful content & plenty of fresh air.  Time spent in Nature is a source of wonder and inspiration for humans, and essential to the healthy development of children. Research studies show that outdoor time increases youth creativity, reduces stress, and promotes healthy physical attributes and a stronger immune system.  

We are awaiting guidance from the State of NH on dates, safety guidelines and criteria for the opening of Summer Camps.  The NH Emergency Stay-At-Home order is in effect until May 31st at which time we are hoping for an update on summer camps. We recognize that there will be shifting in the schedule, class sizes, and health & safety protocols.  We will be in touch with those registered and those interested in becoming registered for outdoor classes as soon as we know more.  Be well and stay healthy–getting your dose of Vitamin N (Nature) as often as possible.

2020 Summer Camps At A Glance

2020 Summer Course descriptions, dates  & prices

Get Ready for Camp Guidance

BBA Allergy Action Plan

2020 Meet Our Teachers

Beaver Brook’s policy is to provide 100% refund if cancellation occurs 30 days before class begins (-$35 registration fee). If BBA must cancel a class due to CDC Health & Safety guidelines, you will receive 100% of your money back. We will be following Center for Disease Control (CDC) and NH State guidance. We may reduce class sizes accordingly.

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  healthy social interactions in their classes.

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.

Nature Trails

Date: June 15-19  Grade: Age 4 to K

Earth Sprouts

with Virginia Commisso
Grade: Age 4 to K  Dates: July 13-17 M-F 9am-12 noon 

Forest Friends

with Virginia Commisso
Grade: Age 4 to K  Dates: July 20-24 M-F 9am-12 noon 

Animal Homes

with Lindsey Shaklee
Grade: Age 4 to K  Dates: July 27-31 M-F 9am-12 noon 

Farmyard Fun

w/ Winnie Crouse & Cathy Ingram
Grades: 1st & 2nd Dates: June 22-26 9am-3pm

Animals & Their Habitats

with Carol Ritchie
Grades: 1st & 2nd Dates: June 29-Jul 2 9am-3pm

Frogs, Toads & Turtles

w/Lindsey Shaklee

Dates: June 15-19 M,T,Th, F 9am-3pm Wed 4-8 pm possible evening class instead of day class

Summer Scientists

with Jen Farquhar
Grades: 5th & 6th Dates: July 20-24 M-F 9am-3pm.

Outdoor Explorers

with Angela Craggy
Grades: 3rd & 4th Dates: July 6-10 M-F 9am-3pm

Lavender to Lipbalm

with Rivka Schwartz
Grades: 5th & 6th Dates: July 6-10 M-F 9am-3pm

Forest Forts Session 1

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

Water Adventures by Foot & Canoe

with Bruce Fessenden
Grades: 5th & 6th Dates: June 29-Jul 2 M-F 9am-3pm

Bouldering and Belaying

with Tara Happy
Grades: 7th & up Dates: June 29-July 2 M- T-W-Th 9am-4pm

Can You Survive it? It's back!

with Chick Wetherbee & Lynn Sawyer
Grades: 7th & 8th & 9th Dates: July 13-15 M-W 9am-3pm

Animal Olympics (New!)

with Abby Zimmerman
Dates: June 22-26 9am-12 pm  Grade: Age 4 to K

Knee High Naturalists

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

Nature Explorers

with Angela Craggy
Grades: 1st & 2nd Dates: July 27-31 9am-3pm


with Callie McMaster
Grades: 1st & 2nd Dates: July 6-10 9am-3pm

Wildlands & Watering Cans

with Stephanie Jones
Grades: 1st & 2nd Dates: July 20-24 9am-3pm

Enchanted Forest

with Stephanie Jones
Grades: 2nd, 3rd & 4th Dates:  July 27-31 M-F 9am-3pm

Woodland Wonders

with Callie McMaster
Grades: 3rd & 4th Dates:  Aug 3-7 M-F 9am-3pm

Water Wonders

with Angela Craggy
Grades: 3rd & 4th Dates: July 13-17 M, T, Th, F 9am-3pm, W 9am-5pm

Wizardry in the Woods

with Kathy Parker
Grades: 3rd & 4th Dates: June 22-26 M-F 9am-3pm

Art & Nature

with Diane Varney Parker
Grades: 5th & 6th Dates: July 127-31 M-F 9am-3pm

Forest Forts Session 2

w/ Callie McMaster 

Grades:  4th-6th Dates: Aug 10-14 M-F 9am-3pm


with JP Blasi

Grades:  1st-3rd Dates: Aug 10-14 M-F 9am-3pm

Forest S.T.E.A.M

with Jen Farquhar
Grades:  7th-9th; Dates: July 6-10 M-F 9am-3pm

Can You Hike it? (formerly Redlining BBA)

with Erin Kennedy
Grades: 7th , 8th & 9th Dates: June 22-26 9am-3pm

Nature's Clubhouse

with Lindsey Bates
Dates: July 6-10 9am-12 pm Grade: Age 4 to K

Superheroes of Nature

with Cat Kolar
Grade: Age 4 to K Dates: Aug 3-7 9am-noon 

Backyard Fun

with Rosemary Clough & Callie McMaster
Grades: 1st & 2nd Dates: July 13-17 M-F 9am-3pm

Flying Creatures

with Angela Craggy
Dates: August 3-7 M, T, W, F 9-3, Th 4:30-8:30 pm (Twilight Class)

Survivor--Beaver Brook style!

with Kathy Parker
Dates: June 29-July2 M-F 9am-3pm

Campfire Cooking

with Angela Craggy
Grades: 3rd & 4th Dates: July 20-24 M-F 9am-3pm

Kids Night OUT!

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

Base Camp

with Becky Kellner
Grades: 5th & 6th Dates: June 22-26 M  9am-3pm, Tues 9am-Thurs 12pm

Rocky Ridge Explorers

with Bruce Fessenden
Grades: 7th-9th  Dates: July 27-31  M, T, Th, F 9am-3pm W, 6pm-10pm (Twilight class)

Brook to Bay

with Bruce Fessenden
Grades: 5th -6th Dates: July 13-17 M, T, Th 9am-3pm, W 9am-5pm, F, 9am-7:30pm

Advanced Can You Survive it?

with Chick Wetherbee & Lynn Sawyer
Grades: 7th , 8th & 9th Dates:  Aug 3-7 M-F 9am-3pm

Nature Quest NEW!

with Rick Lydon
Grades: 7th, 8th & 9th Dates: July 20-24 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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