At New Heights, there’s no such thing as a boring summer day. Join the fun, and make every precious minute count.

The seacoast comes alive in the summer, and our Summer Programs are designed to take advantage of every last, delicious drop.

From beaches to bbq’s, from Water Country to wildlife, we’ve created an action packed summer with flexible schedule options.

Thanks to generous sponsors and funders, financial need is never a barrier to participation. Participants may apply for financial assistance through our scholarship program. Payment Plans can be arranged through the New Heights office by calling 603-422-8235.



Day Camp runs Monday through Friday and trips and activities are designed for up to 120 youth entering 6th through 8th grade. New Heights maintains a staff to participant ratio of 1:10. This is a great chance for rising 6th graders to meet their middle school peers and make friends before school starts.  Day and week passes are available.

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Our Early Bird Program is for parents who need an early morning program option. Staff offer a variety of activities including art activities, board games and basketball before the daily schedule starts.

Portsmouth Early Bird runs from 7:30am until 10am at The Community Campus in Portsmouth.



Our exciting Adventure. Stem and Arts Programs are available throughout the summer. From day trips to overnight expeditions, you’ll find your passion here. Take a look at all of our Summer Program options and register here.


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Engage All Systems with out-of-the-box ways to build critical academic skills, spark innovation and ignite a spirit of entrepreneurship. It’s serious stuff that’ll feel like serious fun!
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 Arts & Culture

Express Yourself with programs designed to encourage positive intrapersonal skills, creativity, connection, and a lasting respect for all that makes us unique. Being yourself never felt so good!
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Explore the World with physical challenges designed to foster competence, leadership and an appreciation of the natural environment and the communities in which we live. Amazing adventures start here!
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 Design Your Own

Build Your Team. Our Custom team building workshops, leadership development, and adventure expeditions help organizations, groups, communities, or educators strengthen and improve their team.
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Why New Heights?

While potential looks different for everyone, everyone wants to reach it. But barriers abound. As early as the age of 10, kids begin to define themselves in limiting ways. They tell themselves they are good at math, or bad at it; that they can’t do sports, or can’t draw. That boys are better than girls at science, that only girls like cooking. Popular culture, peer pressure, and limited exposure to new things can “cement” this self-talk and keep kids stuck for a lifetime.

Our programs are intentionally designed to break barriers and open minds, by developing engaging, fun, unexpected opportunities to try new things in new ways. And while no two people are made of the same stuff, we’ve found a common formula for success: let youth explore and experience as many developmental dimensions as possible. Our programming focuses on creating an environment where youth are challenged and skills are developed in four key areas:

  • Academic (Expeditions in science, technology, engineering and math)
  • Emotional (Pathways for self expression, individuality, creativity and  personal meaning)
  • Social (Opportunities for connection to others and the community through  team building, collaboration, and service)
  • Physical (Adventures that encourage a healthy and active lifestyle and an  appreciation of the natural world)

While any one of these developmental dimensions can spark imagination and challenge conventional thinking, we work to introduce youth to each — revealing new pathways to help them find their true potential, and new opportunities for passion, curiosity, and reflection.

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