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Greetings Adventure Camp Families and friends,
First off, I'd like to thank all campers, families and staff for a wonderful summer 2022. It was truly a great summer, the best of my 6 summers at Adventure Camp. Amazing staff, amazing campers, and amazing families as always.
Now for the news I've put off far too long and I apologize for that. Unfortunately, after summer 2022 ended Boston University decided not to extend Nature's Classroom's lease any further. This essentially means that Nature's Classroom Adventure Camp will not be happening for summer 2023. BU was always excellent to Nature's Classroom and provided a lot of support through COVID but with limited programming for 2 years at the facility a decision had to be made.
I know how much this camp means to many campers, staff, and families and it means a lot to me too. Camp shaped my life as I've been a part of camp programming at various camps since I can remember. Nature's Classroom Adventure Camp was a special program on a beautiful property, but it was the quality of the community we created that made it so incredible. Having the opportunity to watch campers campers and staff grow these past 6 summers was an experience I will carry with me forever. I hope that one day I can figure out a way to re-create a version of Adventure Camp somehow, somewhere, but for this upcoming summer I've decided to take a step away from camps. These past 2 years have been extremely challenging and without getting into the gory details, I'll just say a change of pace is needed for a bit.
Currently, I'm not sure what Boston University is planning to do with the facility. I know the Friends of Sargent organization are working hard and expanding in order to help rebuild something and I'm certainly rootling for them! BU still has amazing maintenance staff at Sargent keeping everything looking good and running properly.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. There still isn't a lot of info out there as to what may be in store for the future of Sargent Center. I am now currently in Colorado working for a new Outdoor Education program and quite busy so its tough to respond very efficiently. Its been a challenge to get everything in order personally as I settle in out here for a new chapter of life. I love Nature's Classroom Adventure Camp and if there is ever a chance to rebuild I would happily support that any way possible.
I wish all campers, families, and staff the very best and thank you all again for helping to create the greatest camp community I've ever been a part of.
Matt Caliendo - Adventure Camp Director
ADVENTURE CAMP FACILITIES
Sargent Center is located on 700 beautiful acres in the Monadock Region of Southern New Hampshire.
Northern Ropes Course
Every camper will have the opportunity challenge themselves on one of our High Ropes courses!
Northern Lodge and Frost Cabin
Campers living in Frost have an easy walk to breakfast in Northern Lodge!
The Meadow is a large 20 acre field where campers enjoy free time and evening activities.
Campers live in cabins or yurts while they are at camp. Younger campers start in the cabins and then progress to the Yurts when they get older. Cabins have indoor plumbing and hot showers!
Each session begins and ends with a campfire. Campers learn Adventure Camp songs, tell stories, and put on skits!
Sargent Center has a beautiful lake we use for swimming, boating, and fishing activities. And of course watching beautiful sunsets!
Our new climb tower is amazing! With features that include crack climbing, lay-back, overhangs, and chimney routes there are opportunities for campers to challenge themselves and prepare to go climbing on natural rocks in the future.
Camp families are greeted in the parking lot by our friendly sign!
Swimming and white water kayaking take place from our main waterfront on Halfmoon Pond.
Camp has an amazing pioneer village where campers can learn about woodworking and blacksmithing on our very own forage.
Canoe Launch Area
Canoeing is a camper favorite. This activity takes place from our Adventure Lodge on Halfmoon Pond!
Northern Lodge is the center of camp. This is where campers come to enjoy three family style meals each day.
Our swimming area provides a great place to cool off from the summer heat.
Some of our cabins hold larger numbers of campers and are referred to as dorms. This dorm has a nice view of Halfmoon Pond.
Set aside for our senior campers and LIT's the yurts provide a great place for campers to enjoy being unplugged. Our two yurt villages each have a central fire-pit which provide a great place to build community as campers discuss their time at Adventure Camp.
Our skilled staff will help campers learn the fundamentals of archery.
Adventure Camp has a Registered Nurse on campus 24/7 during camp. The Health Center Nurse is available to dispense medications, treat minor injuries, and assess overall camper and staff health. Our nurses operate under standing orders from our camp Physician at Mondadnock Community Hospital located only 10 minutes from camp!
Campers enjoy family style meals three times a day in Northern Lodge.