YMCA of Greater Nashua Gearing up for a Fun-Filled Summer

      Camp keeps kids exploring and learning all summer long

      The YMCA of Greater Nashua is making plans for the summer and gearing up for summer adventures that will keep kids active, engaged and healthy all summer long. 

      “Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore, and this is especially true this summer, following a long period of COVID-19 precautions,” explains Mike LaChance, CEO 

      Here are five reasons why children and teens should attend summer camp:    


1.  ADVENTURE: Summer camp is all about a wide variety of new experiences and exploring the outdoors. YMCA camps have a new adventure for every child and teen. Visit details.

2.  HEALTHY FUN: Day and resident camps offer fun, stimulating activities that engage the body and mind, and also help children and teens learn the importance of nutrition to help improve their healthy eating habits.  

3.  PERSONAL GROWTH: While in the welcoming environment of camp, youth have a chance to learn new skills, and develop confidence and independence by taking on new responsibilities and challenges. Camps offer cognitive learning and social-emotional development opportunities for achievement.

4.   FRIENDSHIPS: Amidst the fun of camp games, songs, swimming, canoeing and talent shows meet new friends and strengthen existing friendships. The bonds formed at camp are important and lasting for many youth.

5.   MEMORIES: Summer camp is an unforgettable experience that creates memories and camp traditions that will last a lifetime. Youth return to school with plenty of camp stories to share!


      “The social, emotional and physical benefits camp provides are going to be more beneficial in 2022 than ever before, and we’re thrilled to be able to open and to help children and teens build lifelong connections and confidence,” says Mr. LaChance. “In all of our camps, kids are in a welcoming environment where they can belong, build relationships and lasting friendships, develop character and discover their potential. 

      The Y is one of the largest employers of youth in our community. This summer we are hiring for staff at all three of our camp locations: Camp Create at the Merrimack Y; Sports camps at the Westwood Park Y; and at Camp Sargent on Lake Naticook. Camp jobs offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, training, and enrichment opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else! Camp experiences allow staff to learn and develop skills that will enhance their job marketability. The benefits go far beyond a paycheck, too. Business executives often note that experience as a camp counselor translates into excellent management and personnel skills. Summer camp is a special place to spend a summer and the Y is going to make this place feel like, and then become, a home for staff and campers alike.

      For additional information, including registration and financial assistance information, please visit

Hollis Strawberry Festival Set For June 26... Save The Date!

      HOLLIS – Strawberry and music lovers of all ages from Southern New Hampshire gather to enjoy a Hollis tradition.  The annual Strawberry Festival will be Sunday, June 26th, 2-4 p.m. on the historic Town Common. The festival features the best of the best:  local strawberries, homemade biscuits, fleshly whipped cream and homemade ice cream.  A family fun event with games, face painting and craft vendors.  Free entertainment provided by the award-winning Hollis Town Band.       The Strawberry Festival has kicked off the summer season for more than 70 years.  It’s an all-volunteer event with more than 150

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local residents contributing their efforts to make it a cherished community tradition.  The strawberries are grown in Hollis at Lull and Brookdale farms, which represent Hollis’ farming history.

      Proceeds from the event support both academic and musical scholarships.

      Rain location is Hollis Middle School, 25 Main St. Hope to see you there!