Summer Sports Camps & Enrichment Programs

Camp FunStuff

Registration: May 29 - June 1 5:00-8:00 pm at the Connie Bean Rec Center for Portsmouth Residents.

All eligible non-residents may begin registration on Thursday, May 31.

Beginning Monday, June 4 all registrations will be done at the Spinnaker Point Recreation Center.

For further information: Please call Portsmouth Recreation Department @766-1483.

Register your own children ONLY!   Note: If you are unable to attend registration you may send someone in your place that is not already registering a child.

 CAMP IS HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

Ages: Children entering grades 1-6

Fee:  Residents $170, Eligible non-residents $190

Pro-rated Session 2- Residents $140 and eligible non-residents $160

Location: Connie Bean Rec Center

Camp Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm  SHARP!

Early Drop Off!  Children may be dropped off between 7:30 - 8:30 am for an additional $25 per week. 

Camp Size:  Limited to 55 per session

Camp Dates:  Nine one week sessions as follows:

SESSION I:   June 25 - 29

SESSION II:   July 2 - 6

NO CAMP JULY 4 - HOLIDAY

SESSION III:   July 9 - 13

SESSION IV:   July 16 - 20

SESSION V:   July 23 - 27

SESSION VI:   July 30 - August 3

SESSION VII:   August 6 - 10

SESSION VIII: August 13 - 17

SESSION VIX:  August 20 - 24

Brief Description:  Camp FunStuff is an all day program consisting of organized games, group activities, sports, swimming, special events, field trips, arts & crafts and much more.  The mornings will be filled with scheduled group activities with all afternoons (except for the all day field trips) spent at Peirce Island Pool, Fort Foster,  New Castle Commons or Wallis Sands Beach.  Rainy days will bring activities into the school gym for movies, board games and crafts available for all campers to use. 

Camp fee includes T-shirt, weekly field trips and bus transportation.

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All-Sports Full Day Camp Program


Grades:  Entering grades 3-7

Camp Dates: June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-August 3, August 6-10, August 13-17

Time:  8:30 am-3:30 pm

Location:  Connie Bean Recreation Center

Fee:  Residents $140, eligible non-residents $160

Camp Size:  Limited to 35 children

Brief Description: This camp is for the child who wants to learn and play a variety of sportsCampers will play various sports throughout the day including: touch football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, kickball and a trip each day to the Peirce Island Pool for a swim. Different fields and locations will be used with the City Recreation Bus as needed.  Campers should bring a snack, water and lunch daily.  Pizza and drinks are provided on Fridays of each week.

For further informationPlease contact Portsmouth Recreation Department at 766-1483. 

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Youth Baseball

Ages:  Boys/Girls 5-6 years old as of July 31, 2018

Days:  Mondays & Wednesdays

Dates: June 25 - July 25

Time:  9:00 - 10:00 am   

Location: Leary Field

Fee: Residents $35; eligible non-residents $55. Includes t-shirt and hat

Brief Description: The Youth Baseball Program is designed for children to have fun and learn the fundamentals of baseball.  Each day will focus on fun drills to enhance skill development and end with a small baseball game using a whiffle ball and/or soft t-ball.  The program is co-sponsored by Marshall Rental Center.

For further information:  Please call Portsmouth Recreation Department at 766-1483.

 

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Multi-Sport

Ages:  Boys/Girls 7-11 years old

Days: Mondays & Wednesdays

Dates: June 25 - July 25

Time:  10:30 - 11:45 am

Location: Leary Field (located across from Portsmouth Library)

Fee: Residents $35; eligible non-residents $55.  Fee includes t-shirt and hat

Brief Description:  Each week a new sport is introduced with children breaking up into teams for instructional skills and games.  Scheduled sports are basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball, street hockey, ultimate Frisbee and more!  Multi-sport is a non-competitive and fun program where all participants play an equal amount of time.  No experience is required as skills will be taught.

For further information: Please call the PortsmouthRecreation Department at 766-1483.

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Pre-K Soccer

Ages: Boys/Girls 4-5 years of age as of July 31, 2018

Days: Register for Tuesday or Thursday session

Dates: Tuesday session June 26 - July 24

Thursday session begins June 28 - July 26

Time:  9:00 - 10:00 am

Location:  Leary Field (located across from Portsmouth Library)

Fee: Residents $35; eligible non-residents $55. Fee includes t-shirts.

Brief Description: This program is for Pre-K children and is designed to learn the basic fundamentals of soccer and participate in fun games. The emphasis will be on teaching and participation with plenty of encouragement! 

Maximum of 32 participants for each session

For further information:  Please call the Portsmouth Recreation Department at 766-1483.

 

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Soccer Skillz

Ages:  Boys/Girls 6-11 years old

Days:  Tuesdays & Thursdays

Dates: June 26 - July 26

Time:  10:15 - 11:15 am

Location:  Leary Field (across from Portsmouth Library)

Fee: Residents $35; eligible non-residents $55. Fee includes t-shirt/socks/shin guards

Brief Description: Learn the basic soccer skills in a relaxed and fun environment.  Emphasis will be to increase soccer skills and fundamentals by getting the kids to have as many touches as they can with the ball every session.  Each day will begin with fun soccer drills and end with a small soccer game. Please bring plenty of water and enthusiasm.

For further information:  Please call the Portsmouth Recreation Department at 766-1483.

 

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LEGO Robotics Camp

CAMP DATE:  July 23-27

FEE: $110 All Sessions

      NOTE: Projects are NOT taken home

Session One: 

LEGO Robotics & Engineering Workshop

In the world of LEGO, learn about gears, circuits, simple machines and motors!

Grades:  1-6           Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Minimum 8 - Maximum 16

Session Two:

LEGO Build and Code

Develop building and programming skills with LEGOS!

Grades:  1-6      Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Minimum 8 - Maximum 16

LOCATION FOR BOTH CAMPS:

Connie Bean Recreation Center, 155 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth NH

PLEASE BRING SNACK TO CAMP

Instructor:  Kevin Husson has several years of experience teaching LEGO Robotic Camp classes.

For further information: Please contact the Portsmouth Recreation Department at 766-1483.

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All Day Field Trips

Grades: Boys & Girls entering grades 4-8

The Portsmouth Recreation Department will be offering three All Day Field Trips July 2, 3 & 5 .

Each day children will meet at the Connie Bean Recreation Center. 

Hours will be from 9:00am - 4:00pm. 

Cost per trip is $25 and covers admission.  Transportation for each trip will be by the Recreation Department bus and will be limited to 14.  For further information please call the Portsmouth Recreation Department at 766-1483.

Trip Schedule:

Monday, July 2

Funtown USA - Saco, ME

Tuesday, July 3

Funspot - Weirs Beach, NH

Thursday, July 5

Hilltop Fun Center-Somersworth, NH

 

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ALL DAY FIELD TRIPS

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Grades: Boys & Girls entering grades 4-8

The Portsmouth Recreation Department will be offering three All Day Field Trips July 2, 3 & 5 .

Each day children will meet at the Connie Bean Recreation Center. 

Hours will be from 9:00am - 4:00pm. 

Cost per trip is $25 and covers admission.  Transportation for each trip will be by the Recreation Department bus and will be limited to 14.  For further information please call the Portsmouth Recreation Department at 766-1483.

Trip Schedule:

Monday, July 2

Funtown USA - Saco, ME

Tuesday, July 3

Funspot - Weirs Beach, NH

Thursday, July 5

Hilltop Fun Center-Somersworth, NH

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Wizarding School Camp

Ages: Boys/Girls 6 and up

Camp Date:  July 24-26, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Location:  Firefly Pottery, 72 Mirona Road, Portsmouth

Fee: $75, Includes all class materials needed.

Camp Size:  Limited to 20

Brief Description:  It’s a magical world a we’re going to create items to bring it to life! Paint your own Wizard Castle with a little Wizard or Dragon to live there! Paint a keep-ska box that looks like a mysterious Book of Spells! Build your very own Clay Owl as a buddy to play along!

For further information: Please contact Firefly Pottery at 431-7682. 

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Under the Sea Camp

Ages: Boys/Girls 6 and up;

Camp Date:  August 14-16, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Location:  Firefly Pottery, 72 Mirona Rd, Portsmouth

Fee:  $75, Includes all class materials needed. 

Camp Size:  Limited to 20

Brief Description: Explore the beautiful colors of the deep by painting a jelly fish on canvas.  Choose either a dolphin or shark bank to paint using a cool technique! We’ll show you how to make your own tide pool cereal bowl! Fun!

For further informationPlease contact Firefly Pottery at 431-7682.

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Preseason Conditioning for Middle School Athletes

 

Portsmouth Middle School Assistant Cross Country Coach Mike ‘Eli’ Eliasberg will be offering a structured running program for middle school students.  The program will run from July 9 - August 23.  Runners will meet at Portsmouth High School Monday through Thursday from 8:15 - 9:00am (Come ready to run).

Free for Portsmouth Residents. Fee for Non-residents: $50

For more information contact Mike at 603-828-7320 or coacheli.pmstrack@aol.com.

Note: This is open to boys and girls no matter the sports they play during the school year.