About Our Camp Programs
If your child loves hands-on projects, tackling unusual challenges, and making new friends, they’ll love Camp Gottalikachallenge! “Gotta Camp” is a chance for campers from across the country to spend a week together working on creative problem solving, interactive learning, and making new friends.
At Gotta Camp, our mission is to empower our campers to approach life’s challenges with confidence. Gotta Camp creates a safe, structured, caring, and supportive environment where campers are encouraged to share their talents, to take risks, to recognize their similarities and differences, to be inclusive, become leaders, and to have fun!
The week is a mix of outdoor activities and classic summer camp fun, combined with the more offbeat activities that Gotta Camp is known for. Each morning, campers work in their Gotta Groups to come up with a solution for this summer’s Gotta Problem which they present to the whole camp at the end of the week.
Every afternoon there are free choice activity periods that range from swimming and field games to learning to screen print, or playing improv games, creating a scavenger hunt, or learning how to use power tools – these sessions all come from our amazing staffers. We encourage them to bring their skills and passions to Camp, so these offerings are new and different every session, every day!
Registration for our 2024 season is open!
Session 1: July 28-August 2, 2024
at Lions Camp Pride in New Durham, NH
Session 2: August 4-9, 2024
at New Hampton School in New Hampton, NH
Gotta Camp is open to any child entering 5th through 9th grades. Enthusiasm for group activities, curiosity, and an eagerness to learn are a must. Gotta Campers are expected to treat each other with respect, to approach activities with an open mind, and to contribute in a positive way to the camp experience.
Gotta Camp’s high-energy staff is dedicated to making each child’s experience at camp thoroughly rewarding. The staff includes a Director, Assistant Director, and experienced coaches and junior coaches – many of whom were campers themselves. Most adult staffers have degrees in education and/or extensive experience with Destination Imagination, and all are skilled in facilitating creative problem solving activities.