Frequently Asked Questions
- Where is Camp Sargent?
Camp Sargent sits on 22 acres on the shore of beautiful Lake Naticook in Merrimack, NH. Just minutes from the Merrimack and Nashua Y it’s physical address is 141 Camp Sargent Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.
- How long is the camp day?
Camp Sargent’s day of activities runs from 9 am to 4 pm with a multitude of options to keep your child both engaged and entertained. Pre- and Post-Camp are also available for an additional cost. Pre-Camp will run from 7 am to 9 am while Post-Camp will run from 4 pm to 6 pm.
- How do I register online?
Registration online is very easy to do. Please click here to be taken to our online registration portal to complete your child’s registration.
- I’d rather register in person, how can I do that?
No problem at all. You may register for Camp Sargent in person by visiting either the Merrimack YMCA or Nashua YMCA Welcome Center and having a staff member assist you with registering your child for this summer’s camp.
- What is the Camp Sargent Improvement Fund?
Your camper, plain and simple! For years we have been raising money for enhancements to Camp Sargent that directly benefit each camper. 100% of this annual fee is invested into camp for specific program improvements. Click here for the brochure and to learn about how this fund will benefit your child directly. Thank you for your donation!
- What is ACA?
ACA (American Camp Association) Accreditation is a process during which a camp undergoes a thorough review of its operation-from staff qualifications and training to emergency management-to ensure compliance with more than 300 standards. Click here for more ACA information.
- Can I rent out Camp Sargent?
Yes! Camp Sargent provides a natural setting for group retreats, team building and youth outings in Southern New Hampshire. Our staff can develop custom programs to meet the specific needs of your group. Our facility programs are ideal for school field trips, scout troops, church retreats, staff team building, universities and more. Check out our Rental Opportunities Page for more information.
- How long is the camp season?
The 2018 camp season is eleven weeks long. First day of camp is June 18th and the last day of camp is August 31st. Camp operates Monday thru Friday.
- What is Y CARES?
Y Cares: If you are living on a fixed or limited income, you may be eligible for financial assistance for a Y membership and program fees through our Y CARES financial assistance program. Assistance is determined on level of income, family size and circumstances. Completion of a Y CARES application and proof of financial need is required as outlined in the application. Information provided is kept confidential. Hard copies of the Y CARES applications are also available at the Y Welcome Centers.
Click here to learn more about Y CARES and how to donate towards our Annual Campaign which raises funds for those in our community who need it most!
- What is CampDoc.com?
CampDoc.com is an electronic health record system allowing us to have all pertinent camper/student information in one secure on-line system to which you have access. CampDoc.com allows us a paperless camp/student registration ensuring we meet the guidelines established by both the State of NH and ACA.
- Is it safe for my child to bring money and valuable personal belongings such as video games, jewelry etc.?
Camp Sargent strongly suggest that campers do not bring valuables to camp as Camp staff cannot be responsible for loss or theft.
- What if my child needs to take medicine which was not put on the medical release form?
Not a problem, either the parent or guardian can bring in the medicine (in the original prescription bottle) and make sure it gets to the camp director or one of the assistant camp directors.
- My child doesn’t go to Camp Sargent but can I take a tour of camp?
Absolutely, email us to arrange a guided tour of the property at [email protected].
- Where can I find out about working at Camp Sargent
We’re always looking to our growing team at Camp Sargent. If you are at least 18 years old, are available to work 8:30am-4:30pm M-F from June thru late August, desire to be a positive role model for kids, love working with children 5-16 years old, and enjoy the outdoors, please click here to see a list of our current openings.
- Can I visit my child at camp?
Absolutely! All that we ask is that you show picture identification and sign in on our guest/visitor log in the main lodge.
- How often do the kids swim?
“Free” swim is held mornings and afternoons for campers who choose to swim. Due to the high volume of campers and the limited amount of space for certain activities, not all children will have the opportunity to participate in each activity on a daily basis. Tuition prices vary depending on each camp based on supplies, guest demonstrations, equipment and the cost of field trips and busing.
- Do you offer swim lessons?
Swim lessons are offered at the conclusion of the camp day, selected weeks for registered Camp Sargent campers (for those weeks). Campers will be taught the fundamentals of proper swim mechanics and aquatic safety. Our goal for your child is that they leave each class as a more confident swimmer! Limit 6 per class. Lessons offered weeks 2-9. For more information click here.