Summer Camp Logistics

Kids are at camp to develop great qualities, learn skills for life, and have loads of fun.

Now all you have to do is get them there! Make sure mornings are seamless and afternoons are a breeze by reviewing camp-specific information below.

Things to Know Before Camp


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This is a 20-30 minute Zoom conversation with other new campers and staff members who go over info that eases the transition to camp, answer questions, and help small groups of kids know they’ll be ready on day one to have a blast. Details on upcoming summer zoom briefings will be conveyed by email in June.


Camp address: “pumpkin church” 129 Miller Ave, Portsmouth



CAMPERS: Arrive by 9:00 am (but no earlier than 8:50). This allows leadership team the time needed to prepare for the day.

CITs: Arrive by 8:00 am (or earlier). Our team meets in the Great Hall at 8:10 sharp.

INTERNS: Arrive in time to attend the Intern Meeting at 7:30 am



CAMPERS: Depart at 3:00 pm except on field trip and finale days*. Campers remaining after 3:10 will join the kids in the aftercare program (see below).

CITs: There is a mandatory CIT wrap-up meeting at the end of each camp day from 3:15 – 4:15. CITs depart at 4:15 pm except on field trip and finale days.*

INTERNS: Our next-level intern leaders run the CIT wrap-up meeting at the end of camp each day. Interns depart by 4:45 pm except on field trip and finale days.*


*NOTE: Some days have later departure times due to finales or field trips (see Field Trips & Finales page). Please plan pickups accordingly.


Bring a backpack each day containing the following name labeled items:


  • LUNCH & SNACKS: Easy to eat without utensils and not requiring refrigeration nor reheating. * Please pack additional snacks if attending aftercare and on field trip days!
  • WATER: Large water bottle (or two!)
  • BEACH TOWEL: To sit on for picnic-style snacks and lunches and use to dry off after water games.
  • WHAT TO WEAR: Casual clothes and shoes that function well, rain or shine, and are OK to get dirt, paint or tie dye on them. 🙂

LOW TECH (and lovin' it)

We value the community at camp that flourishes without the distraction of technology.

CAMPERS: Electronics are not allowed at camp.

CITs & INTERNS: Cellphones stay in backpacks and are not to be used around campers nor colleagues.

SMART WATCHES that become a distraction will need to be stored in a backpack.


Whenever health and safety recommendations for day camps change, we adjust our own plans in accordance. A Health & Safety plan is posted on our website and will be updated throughout the summer season as needed, based on recommendations of the State of NH. What is our number one recommendation for summer campers, CITs and interns? Get plenty of sleep! Your body and mind need to rest and refuel for the next camp day!


The Summer Rangers aftercare program is available Monday to Friday from 3:00 until 5:00 pm. The cost is $25 for 1 day, $50 for 2 days, $70 for 3 days, $90 for 4 days and $105 for 5 days in the same week. Sign up by logging into your parent dashboard anytime prior to the start of your camp week and choose aftercare as an enrollment option.


If you are spring cleaning and can donate or lend any of the following, let us know. We will be thrilled!

  • Pop-up canopy tents, any size (like you see at a farmer’s market)
  • Folding tables (card tables, etc.)
  • Costume pieces you no longer want to keep
  • Flat sheets you want to be rid of, any color
  • Cardboard egg cartons. So many cartons!


Just like the kids we serve, we’re learning and growing all the time too!


If you have feedback, questions or ideas that would improve the Summer Rangers experience, please let us know.


Grady Savage



Susan Battye



John Battye