Amherst Recreation Department


Due to unavoidable circumstances, this Tuesday's concert has been cancelled. Join us next Tuesday 8/2 on the Village Green at 6:30 for Old Favorite, including Amherst Town Library's own Children's Librarian, Sarah Hydorn!!

Welcome to the Amherst Recreation Department Amherst, NH

You have found the Town of Amherst Recreation Department. This website is the communication center of the department. We try to keep it up to date with information about what we do. Check back here often!

When you’re ready to register for activities be sure to review the How to Register for an Activity page.

Contact Info
Recreation Director: Craig Fraley
Office Administrator: Jennifer Stover
Program Coordinator: Amber Ciarcia
PMEC Coordinator: Nicole Covin-Griffin
Recreation Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am – 4pm
PMEC Office Hours: Tu:12pm-4pm, Th: 9am-4pm, Sat: 12pm-4pm
Phone: 603-673-6248



Wild about Science, held at MVVS
Conquer the boredom of those last weeks of summer with a camp that will spark creativity, travel off-site and get your rising 1sst-6th grader up and moving!
Find more info HERE
Outdoor Discovery
Outdoor Discovery Summer Camp at PMEC registration is now open!
This summer, the Outdoor Discovery camp has gone to full day. Each day, Campers will take part in all camp games, sports, art, nature and water play geared around that week's theme.
Every week, campers will have to option to attend our weekly field trip. If you cannot attend the field trip, we will have activities back at camp.

Registration is open for Baboosic Lake Summer Camp!
Regular hours are 9-3 with before and after-care available from 7:30-5:30.
Our experienced and fun-loving staff have 8 themed weeks planned, with Field Trip Wednesdays!
Read all the details HERE baboosic Lake is located at 25 Broadway Circle, Amherst NH 03031

Get ready for the first ever Adventure Teen Camp (ATC) this year for rising 7th-9th graders! In this camp, campers will enhance their community service skills, build stronger relationships with peers, and will be a part of a rewarding camp experience.This camp is based on leadership and management skills that will prepare teens for the future. Each week will have 2 field trips as well! Click HERE to learn more! 

Calling all SENIORS!!
We have many programs for Seniors
Please see our Trips and Adult Programming catagories
Currently we offer Gentle Yoga, Zumba Gold, A Basketmaking Workshop 
and multiple trips this Fall - Click HERE
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The National Alliance for Youth Sports offers many online youth coaching clinics.  Clinics are available on basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, football, and more!
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Are you looking for field space for your program? Applications for limited programs can fill out a Field Use Application found under Department Info and email it to

Click HERE for the Background Check Application.