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Nantucket Summer Camps for Kids


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Nantucket Summer Kids Camps

Whether you’re visiting Nantucket for the summer or just a week, there are a wide variety of camps on the island for the youngest members of your group. From adventure camps to nature camps and even camps for aspiring thespians, find Fisher’s round-up of options below to keep the young ones active while on vacation.

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Nantucket Community School ACKventure Day & Sports Camps

For campers of all ages, the Nantucket Community School offers everything from farming and gardening to field hockey, gymnastics, basketball, and even band camp! Out of their 22 camp offerings, one of their most popular camps is the tennis camp at Jetties Beach.

Click here to sign up for summer 2024.

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Maria Mitchell Summer Discovery, Naturalist Leadership, and History Programs

Maria Mitchell offers six very popular camps that are week-long sessions throughout the summer. Discovery programs include Wee Explorers (Ages 5 – 6), Habitat Hoppers (Ages 7 – 9) and Eco-Investigators (Ages 10 – 12). For teenagers ages 13-16, they offer a Teen Naturalist Leadership Program that offers 5 hours of community service with partners including the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and Safe Harbor for Animals.  Junior Historians (Ages 7 – 11) dive into questions like “What was Nantucket like when Maria Mitchell was a child growing up?” “What did it mean to be the ‘whaling capital of the world?'”. New this year is the Junior Astronomers Program (Ages 7 – 11).

Camp Registration is open!

Click here to view their camp programs for summer 2024.

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Camp Lighthouse

Camp Lighthouse is a play and project-based summer program that promotes socialization for children ages 4 to 12. Camp Lighthouse takes a child-centered approach to their program, ensuring that every camper has a highly engaging, fun and meaningful experience, no matter what their background or interests may be.  Counselors form exciting relationships with their campers, allowing them to make everyday of camp special and memorable for all. Camp Lighthouse is a place where kids can be kids and just have fun!

Click here to register for Camp Lighthouse.

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Nantucket Boys & Girls Club

For 2nd to 8th graders, the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club camp is a fan favorite. This year, the club is offering Club Junior for 1st graders. At $300 a week, this is one of the most affordable camp options. Hours are from 9am to 4pm, with 7:30am early drop-off available.

Click here to view their offering for summer 2024.

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Nantucket Community Sailing

Nantucket Community Sailing offers a full range of private and group sailing programs. They also offer boat rentals for children and adults of all ages and ability levels at their Polpis Harbor, Jetties Sailing Center, and Children’s Beach Pier locations. Offering several one-week class options, you can also choose from more than just sailing. For example, they offer windsurfing, paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkeling lessons.

Click here for the NCS website.

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Dreamland Stage Company – Children’s Theatre Programs

Offering two-week and six-week options, the Dreamland Stage Company sessions lead up to a grand performance of a full-length musical. Designed for students of all experience levels, this program is an opportunity for kids to immerse themselves in the world of theatre. Mean Girls Jr. camp is offered July 1st – 21st and Newsies Jr. camp is offered July 22nd – August 11th.

Camp Registration is now open.

Learn more on their website.

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Strong Wings Adventure Camp

Strong Wings provides extensive outdoor adventure programming. Campers can build confidence through new challenges everyday. Activities carry on emphasis on respect and appreciation for nature, and help to foster physical and emotional strength in students. First Explorers (ages 5-8), Young Explorers (8-9), Extreme Explorers (10-11), and Warrior Camp (12-13) run through 9 weeks of summer, Monday through Friday.

Click here to learn more.

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Murray Camp Nantucket

Murray Camp of Nantucket provides youngsters ages 4 through 14 with the opportunity to experience social, academic and physical enrichment. The camp hosts ranging activities from whiffle ball, swimming, ice skating and yoga to clay and mixed media and so much more. The home base for Murray Camp is at the Children’s House.

Click here for info on Murray Camp Nantucket.

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Artists Association of Nantucket

The Artists Association of Nantucket offers year-round art education for students of all ages and levels. The Visual Arts Center is home to our “greener” eco-friendly studios for ceramics, printmaking, painting, drawing, mixed media, children’s classes, rental studios, a gallery, and resident apartment. We believe that active participation and learning experiences in the arts are essential to building a vibrant community and more compassionate world.

Click here to learn more about summer programs at AAN.

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Nantucket Island Surf School

Based out at Cisco Beach, Nantucket Island Surf School offers yet another outlet for kiddos to enjoy the island’s best asset – the ocean! They offer private lessons and group lessons as well as week-long mini surf clinics for kids. (SUP) paddle boarding lessons are also available. All equipment is provided, which includes boards and wetsuits.

Surfs up over at

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Seafari Girls

Seafari Girls is an art, science and adventure day camp on Nantucket Island for girls ages 6-12. They say, “Seafari Girls uses ‘girl power’ everyday as we explore and play on the beautiful island of Nantucket. We take care of each other as well as our natural environment. Our days are spent working on exciting projects, swimming at the beach, and visiting parks and forests.”

Click here to learn more.

Nantucket Island School of Design & The Arts (NISDA) Summer Arts

NISDA’s youth art studios offer hands-on art making with an emphasis on personal adventure, exploration, imagination and ideas, experiencing creativity while learning studio techniques. Classes include photography, puppetry, music, storytelling, sculpture, painting and performances.

Get creative this summer with NISDA!

Nantucket Hotel

Don’t forget about the Nantucket Hotel drop-in Kids’ Club! This complimentary “camp” is for hotel guests and Nantucket Club members only. The morning drop-in Kids’ Club program enables kids to make new friends and participate in different fun activities. During Kids’ Club, parents have some time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, energizing workout, bike ride or exciting shopping excursion on Nantucket. Everyone is back together again by lunchtime. Ages 3 (potty-trained) to 12-years old.

Sign up for the popular camps over at the Nantucket Hotel.

Dance(sing), Movement & Yoga Classes

Dance(sing) is held at Children’s Beach beginning on June 25 and is led by Marjory Trott, who holds an MS in Dance/Movement Therapy. This class is for children of all ages, even as young as 10 months. Activities include teaching movement, dance, yoga, acting and art. Above all, she encourages playful, joyous exploration of songs and activities that promote expression and a sense of rhythm. Find out more about Majory Trott’s Nantucket yoga!

Watersports Camp from Next Level Watersports

Each camp session lasts four days, Monday through Thursday from 10AM – 1PM each day. Kids are paired with an instructor throughout the week, with a max two students-to-one instructor ratio. Meet as a group at the start of each session and set the game plan for the day. If there is wind, they pump up kites and teach everyone to kiteboard. If there is no wind, you go wakeboarding, tubing, wake-surfing, hydrofoiling, and eFoiling as a group.

Kids Clinic Registration is Live.

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