Kids in grades 2-5 dive deep into world cultures while exploring their own creativity and building community with friends from all over the Seacoast. They are playfully guided by our amazing CITs, kids in grades 6-9, plus adult leaders.
After school programs run once a week for five weeks on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, from 3:15 until 5:00 pm in our space at the pumpkin church, 129 Miller Ave, Portsmouth. (CITs finish at 5:30)
Free transportation is available for Little Harbour students starting at school dismissal time. Students from other Seacoast schools also attend, often arriving in a friendly carpool.
Summer Rangers camps bring themes that engage kids in the magic of imagination, strength of entrepreneurial skills, secrets of geology and joy of cooking, led by an exceptional team of seasoned leaders and CITs. Each camp follows a live-action story line, complete with characters that pop in and out of the portal to help campers understand the theme in an intimate, first-hand way. They get pulled into the story and excited to be part of it all.
The final day of each camp? A kid-driven finale where campers teach parents and friends all that they’ve learned. You’ll be surprised and impressed by their skill and enthusiasm in sharing their knowledge with others!
Our empowering Counselors in Training (CIT) program is open to 6th-10th grade boys and girls interested in developing leadership skills and a toolbelt of best practices for guiding youth. They are given age-appropriate responsibilities that grow over time- along with their capabilities. A select few CITs are invited to join our high-school internship program, benefiting from high-level responsibilities and experiences that stand out on college applications.
In addition to serving as role models for campers (who just love them!), our after school and Summer Rangers CITs form a supportive circle of friends from all over the Seacoast.
“Thank you for captivating my son’s imagination and curiosity!”
“We feel very thankful for your programs and activities that have provided our daughter with opportunities to learn and grow and develop her sense of self. Your programs, I believe, are a priceless gift to this community.”
"My son was most excited when he got to lead a game. He told me how cool it was to watch the kids having fun knowing it was because of him."
"He loved every day of this camp and last week's Geology Rocks. He became lit up by learning new things and sharing what he learned with us."
“Thank you for providing such quality and fun programming for our kids! You guys are truly amazing and my child loves coming each and every day!”
"I just wanted to share how thrilled, accomplished, excited and exhausted our daughter has felt and been this week. She is loving learning the CIT ropes, working with the team, and dipping into leadership."
"My kids learn more in one week of camp than I ever thought possible!"
"It's always great to see your kids find their 'people' and really love something. Planet Rangers is definitely one of those places for him."
"She was talking non-stop at dinner last night about 'training to be a warrior' at PR yesterday, and has learned a lot about different gods and goddesses and has been telling us about that also. She loves having buddies there, but it's great to hear that she's getting more confident participating even when she doesn't have a close friend to partner with. Thank you for creating such a fun, engaging program!"
"She's growing so much from being with your program. She's a sweet kid who flies under the radar but you and your team have given her confidence to shine."
"Our son loved the kids, the openness to expressing ideas and the empowerment he felt to encourage the other campers."
"Every time I drive by and see the crew outside the church I smile! Summer is so awesome!"
"Our son's favorite thing? Feeling SOOOO useful! It was amazing! I got the feeling he started to really see himself as a leader for one of the first times in his little 12 year life. That is HUGE!"
"Our daughter had an amazing Greek week. She loved her role, her group, and especially prop making! She also talked about making new friends — with boys no less — and that's pretty rare for her. Just five days, but for this one it was really a transformative week. When we drove by the church on Saturday morning she said 'I wish I was still at Greek Week'. And has repeated it several times since then! She also said that next year she doesn't want to do any camps other than Planet Rangers. So you're on notice" 🙂