Summer Camps

Visual and Performing Arts Camps

Happy Camp

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!

Happy Camp is open to any child, whatever their diagnosis may be. With a positive approach, engaging philosophy, our overall experience is different from any other. 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.

Merrimack Hall welcomes students of all ability levels into the 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. More information regarding registration can be found below. 


Please be sure to read our COVID Policy Page. We will do our best to safely accommodate as many people as possible. By registering for our programs, you agree to our COVID-19 Policy.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Merrimack Hall is taking every possible precaution to ensure the safety all of individuals involved in our programs. At this time, this involves limited class sizes and limited inter-personal interactions. Our facility is thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis to ensure the health and welfare of our entire population. Merrimack Hall reserves the right to suspend program involvement due to failure to comply with safety protocols.

To register your child for Happy Camp program, please click the appropriate button.

Please note space is limited due to the pandemic. We will do our best to accommodate all individuals we can, while maintain necessary safety protocols.

Registration is currently closed. check back spring 2022!

We encourage you to explore our other programs!

Arts Education

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.

Adult Day Program

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.