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Camp Quinebarge

5 Stars based on 3 reviews (review)

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Camp Location: 100 Sibley Road, PO Box 608, Center Harbor, New Hampshire, 03226, USA
Ages: 7-15 years
Gender: Male and Female
Camp type:Day and Overnight
Session dates: June 28 - August 15 2009
Cost (range): $2250-$6000/session (resi
Contact Person: Tom hannaford (Director)
Phone: 603-253-6029
Fax: 603-253-6027
Mailing Address:
PO BOX 608
Center Harbor, 03226
Camp Website

Camp's Description

Ours is a child - centered community where campers are encouraged to try new and exciting activities, learning more about themselves as each day passes. Youngsters have fun, but more important, they develop self-confidence and achieve success in a variety of ways. If your child would benefit from a summer with us, please call so that we can tell you more about the “Quinebarge Spirit”...

Type of Program:
Traditional Camping

Coeducational, ages 7 -15

100 per session

Program Dates:
Two, three, four and seven week sessions from late June through mid-August

Head of Program:
Tom Hannaford, Owner

Camp Quinebarge is located on Lake Kanasatka in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, with easy access to the entire White Mountain region. The camp property, consisting of 75 acres of pine forest and 1,100 feet of lake front, is 134 miles north of Boston.

Background and Philosophy:
Quinebarge was established in 1936 as a camp for boys. The program became coeducational in 1975. Quinebarge provides a varied and exciting program of activities for boys and girls, with campers determining their activity schedules with the assistance of counselors who are trained to encourage new interests within the framework of a balanced program. The Quinebarge philosophy is non-competitive, rather, the emphasis is on personal growth through individual achievement. In the camp family, interests are shared and lasting friendships flourish. Because staff members get to know each child personally, Quinebarge is free of the regimentation required in a larger camp. Many of the activities are new and challenging - Quinebarge is a place where kids have fun!

Campers from throughout the United States and from such countries as France, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Mexico, Spain and Germany attend. Camp maintains an open enrollment policy; campers thus represent diverse interests and ideas. In each session, 100 campers share cultural and religious backgrounds in a harmonious community.


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AMAZING CAMP April 28, 2010
Reviewer: Anewton from Westerly, Rhode Island
5 Stars 1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I cannot say enough about this camp. This was my safe haven each summers and every year I always begged my parents to send me back. The counselors were wonderful and really knew how to interact with everyone to make us all feel at home and comfortable. The activities were my favorite! Horseback riding, hiking, archery, arts and crafts, boating, swimming, sports, I could go on forever. The friendships I made during my time there are still with me today. This was an experience I will never forget and if I could be so bold to say, made me who I am today; a driven, kind and outgoing person. Thank you Camp Q, you truly are “the fairest of all the camps!”
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Camp Quinerbage April 25, 2010
Reviewer: Mittens from Massachussetts
5 Stars 0 of 0 people found this review helpful

First off, I have been a part of the Camp Q family since I was 9 years old...I am 18 now. Back then, I was very ill and my parents were looking for a camp that would let me take it easy and have a flexible schedule of my choosing...they were very lucky to find Camp Quinebarge. Camp Q thrives in what a lot of summer camps fail to do, which is make summer camp seem like a summer CAMP, not summer school. The camps I attended before I found Quinebarge did not make me excited to wake up in the morning. The reason being is because these camps had set schedules just like school does. The schedules would often consist of activities a lot of us campers did not want to do, making us feel forced to do them. Camp Q approaches things very differently. Instead of having a set schedule, YOU get to choose what you want to do. Every Sunday, the campers write down in order what they want their activities to be for the week. This not only lets campers choose what they want to do, but they can work their schedules in with their friends. Suppose you are a camper who decides you don't want to do sports first thing in the morning, all you have to do is put down an easygoing activity such as archery or arts and crafts...and you get what you want! Suppose you are the athletic type who wants to run around all day, just fill your schedule with sports, climbing wall, etc....What more can you ask for? Picking and choosing your own schedule makes camp a lot more fun and less like school. The only required activity you must do is swim lessons, which all campers should do anyway. Camp has many other great aspects to it. The daily meals are great. Everything is made from scratch with fresh goods delivered weekly. I know this from personal experience working in the kitchen. Camp also has many great field trips. Every year, a trip director is hired to take campers out on hikes. Every other morning, he will have a sign up list for kids that want to go on that day, but with limited entree of course. No worries though, the trip director always makes sure that everyone gets equal chances to go on hikes. Also, every Tuesday the the whole camp goes on a field trip ranging from the Ocean to Whale's Tale Water Park! The greatest aspect that Camp Q has, in my opinion, is the counselors. Camp Q is associated with a company called CCUSA which connects foreigners to the U.S. to find summer jobs as they explore America for the first time. Therefore, Camp has a wide verity of foreign counselors who speak all many different languages and of course have learned to speak English. The counselors are friendly, and always have things to share about their home countries as you teach them about America. They are young, mature and they are great at getting everyone involved. That is another great thing about Camp Q, everyone is involved. No one is singled out, regardless of their age. Everyone is treated as equal so no one is treated as an outcast. Bullying an individual is NEVER tolerated and does not go without notice. Everyone is friendly to one another and there are rarely any dramatic quarrels. I think that covers just about all the major topics. The only negative I would say is that over the years, the # has campers attending has gone down...this is not the camps fault however. Every since the economy has gone to the dumps, a lot of people have been forced to find cheaper summer camps. Camp Q is a little pricey but it is HIGHLY worth it. I highly recommend getting in touch with Camp Quinebarge. It's a flexible, fun and safe summer camp that your kids will enjoy just like I did... -Matthew
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Camp Q April 25, 2010
Reviewer: HannahKate from UK
5 Stars 1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Beautiful traditional camp in great surroundings. Very friendly, welcoming atmosphere and plenty of freedom for kids to have fun and grow as people. Highly recommended. I would send my kids there (when I have them) without a seconds thought.
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