community days

Thank you to all community members who came out to enjoy camp with us this summer. 

Coniston community days

Through a generous gift, families have had the opportunity to gather at Camp rediscovering a sense of normalcy, joy, and connection all free of charge. We hope you enjoy some of the photos taken from the summer.

JOIN US THIS SUMMER!

We are taking the unique opportunity of Camp being closed this summer to open our facility to the local community. Knowing that local families won’t be able to travel, we would like to offer you the chance to enjoy the beautiful outdoors close to home. As we are unable to run our regular summer camp program this year we would like to offer the community this service completely FREE of charge!

Our Community Days invite you to Coniston and will involve some limited Camp activities. Some of our Community Days are designated to specific groups of local people, such as essential workers and residents of particular towns, while some are open to all local people! Activities and offerings by trained Coniston staff/lifeguards may include, but not be limited to: swimming, boating, hiking, arts and crafts, guided nature walks, tennis, basketball, etc. Additionally, we encourage you to bring a picnic lunch for your group to enjoy as we do not have any food or drinks available. Bring your own ingredients to make S’mores on a campfire! Take a look at our calendar below to see which days are available to you and your family.

ALL EVENTS WILL FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES.

Registration is limited to allow for social distance, so register early to reserve a spot. You can bring a maximum of 10 people in your group. All participants must be registered ahead of time. One person per group should complete the application, with all group members listed. 

When can you come to Coniston?

Our general Community Days are welcome to all local people. There are also specific Community Days that target essential workers, particular towns, our Afterschool families and some other groups, but all local people are welcome. View our calendar or scroll down to see the list and register for the days that apply to you!

We are also opening up our hiking trails to local hikers on select days this summer. (Scroll down for more info)

DETAILS

Note: Every Community Day is open to anyone. Daily titles highlight certain groups, but all are welcome on any day. Feel free to sign up for multiple days.

DATES: – JULY 17, JULY 24, JULY 31, AUGUST 7, AUGUST 14, AUGUST 16 & AUGUST 21.

TIMES: 10AM – 4PM

OPEN TO: LOCAL COMMUNITY

This event invites the members of our local community to enjoy a day with their family outside on the beautiful shores of Lake Coniston. There will be a variety of water and land activities available. 

REGISTER HERE

There are limited spaces!

DATE: SUNDAY JULY 12 TIME: 10AM – 4PM OPEN TO: ALL PAST AND PRESENT LOCAL CONISTON NURSES We are inviting our wonderful Coniston nurses to enjoy a relaxing day at Camp and to take advantage of some limited Camp activities on offer. REGISTER HERE There are limited spaces!
DATES: MONDAYS – JULY 13, JULY 27, AUGUST 10. TIMES: 10AM – 4PM OPEN TO: ANY LOCAL ESSENTIAL WORKERS E.G TEACHERS, HOSPITAL WORKERS, GROCERY STORE WORKERS ETC. As a way of showing our appreciation to our local essential workers we are inviting them to enjoy a relaxing day at Coniston with some limited Camp activities on offer. REGISTER HERE There are limited spaces!

DATES: SUNDAYS – JULY 26 

TIMES: 10AM – 4PM

OPEN TO: OUR AFTERSCHOOL FAMILIES

Due to COVID 19, we had to stop our Afterschool program early this year. We would love to give our Afterschool families a chance to enjoy Coniston by inviting them to come to Camp, catch up with their Afterschool friends (socially distanced) and enjoy some limited Camp activities.

REGISTER HERE

There are limited spaces!

DATE: SUNDAY AUGUST 9

TIME: 10AM – 4PM

OPEN TO: CONCORD NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY

This event invites members of the Concord New American community to enjoy a day outside on the beautiful shores of Lake Coniston. There will be a variety of water and land activities available.

REGISTER HERE

There are limited spaces!

DATES: MONDAYS – JULY 20, AUGUST 3 & AUGUST 17 TIMES: 10AM – 4PM OPEN TO: OUR LOCAL ALUMNI COMMUNITY These days invite the members of our local alumni community to enjoy a day with their family outside on the beautiful shores of Lake Coniston. There will be a variety of water and land activities available.  REGISTER HERE There are limited spaces!

DATES: SUNDAY AUGUST 2

TIMES: 10AM – 4PM

OPEN TO: CHILDHOOD CANCER LIFELINE FAMILIES

This day invites the members of the childhood cancer lifeline community  to enjoy a day with their family outside on the beautiful shores of Lake Coniston. There will be a variety of water and land activities available. 

REGISTER HERE

There are limited spaces!

DATE: SATURDAY JULY 18 TIME: 10AM – 4PM OPEN TO: CROYDON & GRANTHAM RESIDENTS This event invites the residents of Croydon & Grantham to enjoy a day with their family outside on the beautiful shores of Lake Coniston. There will be a variety of water and land activities available.  REGISTER HERE There are limited spaces.
DATE: SATURDAY JULY 25 TIME: 10AM – 4PM OPEN TO: NEWPORT/ GOSHEN/ LEMPSTER RESIDENTS This event invites the residents of Newport to enjoy a day with their family outside on the beautiful shores of Lake Coniston. There will be a variety of water and land activities available.  REGISTER HERE There are limited spaces.

DATE: SATURDAY AUGUST 1

TIME: 10AM – 4PM

OPEN TO: KEARSARGE SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS

This event invites the residents of Kearsarge School District to enjoy a day with their family outside on the beautiful shores of Lake Coniston. There will be a variety of water and land activities available. 

REGISTER HERE

There are limited spaces.

DATE: SATURDAY AUGUST 8 TIME: 10AM – 4PM OPEN TO: CLAREMONT & UNITY RESIDENTS This event invites the residents of Claremont to enjoy a day with their family outside on the beautiful shores of Lake Coniston. There will be a variety of water and land activities available.  REGISTER HERE There are limited spaces.
DATE: SATURDAY AUGUST 15 TIME: 10AM – 4PM OPEN TO: SUNAPEE RESIDENTS This event invites the residents of Sunapee to enjoy a day with their family outside on the beautiful shores of Lake Coniston. There will be a variety of water and land activities available. REGISTER HERE There are limited spaces.
DATE: SATURDAY AUGUST 22 TIME: 10AM – 4PM OPEN TO: LEBANON RESIDENTS This event invites the residents of Lebanon to enjoy a day with their family outside on the beautiful shores of Lake Coniston. There will be a variety of water and land activities available. REGISTER HERE There are limited spaces.

SPECIAL EVENT: Townies acoustic performance - August 2, 7PM

Join us this Saturday night for an evening of musical entertainment by Coniston’s own the Townies!

Two members of the Townies, Tom and Chris, will be putting on a special acoustic outdoor performance for you to enjoy completely free of charge!

We hope to see you there!

REGISTER HERE

 

What if there is bad weather?

In the case of anticipated severe inclement weather the Coniston Community Day will be cancelled. You will be notified of this cancellation via the email your group registered with. If you wish to attend a different Coniston community day in the future you can register for another available one. The cancellation of the day does not ensure your registration for future events at Coniston this summer. We hope in the case of inclement weather you do choose to re-register and enjoy another Coniston day!

hike at coniston

We are inviting you to hike our beautiful trails around Coniston throughout the summer (From Sunday, July 12th – Sunday, August 22nd). You can hike Thursday – Monday – you CAN NOT hike on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as Camp will be closed these days. You can only hike in daylight hours and NO overnight camping is allowed. There will be a limited number of visiting hikers allowed per day to keep you safely socially distant from other members of our community so therefore you MUST REGISTER online prior to attending. While hiking at Coniston, you must stay on the hiking trails. Please DO NOT enter the Main Camp area as we will have other groups using our Camp facilities. You can bring a group of a maximum of 10 people. All participants must be registered ahead of time. One person per group should complete the application, with all group members listed. We encourage hiking groups of 2 or more.

CONTACT US
Emailoffice@coniston.org
Phone603-863-1160
Fax603-863-1620
Directions
Mailing & Shipping Address
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(Camper's Name and Cabin Number)
PO Box 185 (for USPS)
24 Coniston Road (for FedEx or UPS)
Grantham, NH 03753
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