Energetic campers, ages 3 and up, will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities including music, theatre, dance, and arts & crafts. Each week of camp has a unique theme, culminating in a performance to showcase the skills learned during camp.
Our overall experience is different from any other
With a positive approach and engaging philosophy, energetic campers will have ample opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities including music, theatre, dance, and multimedia visual arts. Each week of camp has a unique theme, culminating in a performance to showcase the artistic skills learned during the week of camp. These performances are open to friends and family, who are encouraged to attend!
Open to all
Happy Camp is open to any child, whatever their diagnosis may be. Happy Camp provides our students with opportunities to build social skills and creates an environment where they are sure to succeed! At Merrimack Hall, we believe our students are only limited by the labels society chooses to assign them. We never turn away a student because of the nature of their disability.
Our comprehensive, year-round activities improve the quality of life for over hundreds children and adults with a variety of disabilities and diagnoses such as Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment and others. The long-term vision of Merrimack Hall remains focused on granting people with special needs typical social interactions and opportunities to participate in the visual and performing arts.
Volunteers are critical to the success of our mission.
They work with our students in every aspect of the Happy Headquarters to learn music, art, and dance. More importantly, they serve as mentors and friends to their partners with special needs. In each class, we encourage our volunteers to interact with students in a meaningful way to create lasting friendships.
Happy Camp Summer Schedule
This schedule is subject to change at any time. Typically our camps are scheduled during the second and third weeks of June and July. Tuition is $100 for each week of camp registration. You will pay tuition upon registering for Summer Camp. More information regarding dates, times & registration can be found below.
Ages 3 - 12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ages 13 & Up
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Upon entering our class registration portal, you will be able to select which date(s) of camp you’d like to enroll your participant in.
Explore our other programs
Offered on week day afternoons, our visual and performing arts programming for those aged 3 or older enhance the quality of life for our participants who would otherwise not have access to the arts. Curriculums, created to meet our participants at their point of need, generate priceless amounts of self-confidence and cultivate creative independence.
Offered on weekdays throughout the calendar year, Merrimack Hall's Happy Days program is providing lasting and positive social connections to adults with special needs, aged 18 or older. Our enrolled participants enjoy enriching activities including music therapy, visual and performing arts, and social interactions that foster independence and nurture creative energies.