Summer Sports Camps & Enrichment Programs

Summer Registration NightSummer

May 28 - 5:00-8:00pm

Connie Bean Center

Sign up for all Summer Recreation Programs at once! Registration continues at the Connie Bean from 5:00-8:00pm through Friday, May 31. Eligible non-residents may signup beginning Thursday, May 30. Beginning Monday, June 3, registration for all summer programs moves to the Spinnaker Point Recreation Center.

Save time on Registration Night! 

Click Here for the FunStuff Registration Form.

Click Here for the All-Sports Registration Form.


Camp FunStuff

Registration: May 28 - 31 5:00-8:00 pm at the Connie Bean Recreation Center for Portsmouth Residents.

All eligible non-residents may begin registration on Thursday, May 30.

Beginning Monday, June 3 all registrations will be done at the Spinnaker Point Recreation Center.

For further information: Please call the Portsmouth Recreation Department @766-1483.

Register your own children ONLY!   Note: If you are unable to attend registration you may send someone in your place that is not already registering a child.


Ages: Children entering grades 1-6

Fee:  Residents $180, Eligible non-residents $200

Pro-rated Session 2- Residents $150 and eligible non-residents $170

Location: Connie Bean Recreation Center

Camp Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm  SHARP!

Early Drop Off!  Children may be dropped off between 7:30 - 8:30 am for an additional $25 per week. 

Camp Dates:  Nine one week sessions:

SESSION I:   June 24 - 28 

SESSION II:   July 1 - 5


SESSION III:   July 8 - 12

SESSION IV:   July 15 - 19

SESSION V:   July 22 - 26

SESSION VI:   July 29 - August 2

SESSION VII:   August 5 - 9 

SESSION VIII: August 12 - 16

SESSION VIX:  August 19 - 23

Click Here for a calendar of all the activities planned throughout the sessions.

Camp FunStuff is an all day program consisting of organized games, group activities, sports, swimming, special events, field trips, arts & crafts and much more.  The mornings will be filled with scheduled group activities with all afternoons (except for the all day field trips) spent at Peirce Island Pool, Fort Foster,  New Castle Commons or Wallis Sands Beach.  Rainy days will bring activities into the school gym for movies, board games and crafts available for all campers to use. 

Camp fee includes T-shirt, weekly field trips and bus transportation.


New & Improved All Sports Camp!

We're introducing expanded hours and adding weekly field trips!

Grades:  Entering grades 3-7, certain weeks grades 2-7

Camp Dates:  Eight one week sessions:

SESSION I:   June 24 - 28 (Grades 3-7)

SESSION II:   July 1 - 5 (Grades 3-7)


SESSION III:   July 8 - 12 (Grades 3-7)

SESSION IV:   July 15 - 19 (Grades 2-4 & 5-7)

SESSION V:   July 22 - 26 (Grades 3-7)

SESSION VI:   July 29 - August 2 (Grades 3-7)

SESSION VII:   August 5 - 9 (Grades 2-4 & 5-7)

SESSION VIII: August 12 - 16 (Grades 2-4 & 5-7)

Time:  8:00 am-4:00 pm

Location:  Connie Bean Recreation Center

Fee:  Residents $130, eligible non-residents $150 (prorated to $110/$150 for the week of July 4)

Brief Description: This camp is for children who want to learn and play a variety of sportsCampers will play different sports throughout the morning, including touch football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, kickball, and have a trip each afternoon to the Peirce Island Pool for a swim. Different fields and locations will be used with the City Recreation Bus as needed.  Campers should bring a snack, water and lunch daily.  We've now added weekly sports-themed field trips!

Field Trip Schedule:

SESSION I:    Thursday, June 27 - Seacoast United Indoor Arena

SESSION II:   Tuesday, July 2 - New Castle Common  - Beach Games

SESSION III:   Thursday, July 11 - Wonder Mountain Fun Center

SESSION IV:   Thursday, July 18 - Hilltop Fun Center

SESSION V:   Wednesday, July 24 - Portland Seadogs Baseball Game

SESSION VI:   Thursday, August 1 - Fun Spot, Weirs Beach

SESSION VII:   Thursday, August 8 - Bowl-o-Rama

SESSION VIII: Thursday, August 15 - Aquaboggan Park

For further informationPlease contact Portsmouth Recreation Department at 766-1483. 


All Day Field Trips

We've added four days of field trips for kids entering grades 1-6 to our summer schedule to help parents now that school is ending on Friday, June 14.


Monday, June 17- Funtown, USA (Saco, ME) - $40

Tuesday, June 18 - In The Game (Peabody, MA) - $45

Wednesday, June 19 - York's Wild Kingdom (York, ME) - $35

Thursday, June 20 - Hilltop Fun Center/Bowl-o-Rama (Somersworth/Portsmouth) - $40


There is one time t-shirt fee of $7 per child. 

Click Here for more information


Youth Baseball/Softball

Ages:  Boys/Girls 5-6 years old as of July 31, 2019

Days:  Mondays & Wednesdays

Dates: June 24 - July 24

Time:  9:00 - 10:00 am   

Location: Leary Field

Fee: Residents $35; eligible non-residents $55. Includes t-shirt and hat

Brief Description: The Youth Baseball Program is designed for children to have fun and learn the fundamentals of baseball.  Each day will focus on fun drills to enhance skill development and end with a small baseball game using a whiffle ball and/or soft t-ball.  The program is co-sponsored by Marshall Rental Center.

For further information:  Please call Portsmouth Recreation Department at 766-1483.




Ages:  Boys/Girls 7-11 years old

Days: Mondays & Wednesdays

Dates: June 24 - July 24

Time:  10:30 - 11:45 am

Location: Leary Field (located across from Portsmouth Library)

Fee: Residents $35; eligible non-residents $55.  Fee includes t-shirt and hat

Brief Description:  Each week a new sport is introduced with children breaking up into teams for instructional skills and games.  Scheduled sports are basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball, street hockey, ultimate Frisbee and more!  Multi-sport is a non-competitive and fun program where all participants play an equal amount of time.  No experience is required as skills will be taught.

For further information: Please call the Portsmouth Recreation Department at 766-1483.


Pre-K Soccer

Ages: Boys/Girls 4-5 years of age as of July 31, 2019

Days: Register for Tuesday OR Thursday session

Dates: Tuesday session June 25 - July 23

Thursday session begins June 27 - July 25

Time:  9:00 - 10:00 am

Location:  Leary Field (located across from Portsmouth Library)

Fee: Residents $35; eligible non-residents $55. Fee includes t-shirts.

Brief Description: This program is for Pre-K children and is designed to learn the basic fundamentals of soccer and participate in fun games. The emphasis will be on teaching and participation with plenty of encouragement! 

Maximum of 32 participants for each session

For further information:  Please call the Portsmouth Recreation Department at 766-1483.



Soccer Skillz

Ages:  Boys/Girls 6-11 years old

Days:  Tuesdays & Thursdays

Dates: June 25 - July 25

Time:  10:15 - 11:15 am

Location:  Leary Field (across from Portsmouth Library)

Fee: Residents $35; eligible non-residents $55. Fee includes t-shirt/socks/shin guards

Brief Description: Learn the basic soccer skills in a relaxed and fun environment.  Emphasis will be on increasing soccer skills and learning fundamentals by getting the kids to have as many touches as they can with the ball every session.  Each day will begin with fun soccer drills and end with a small soccer game. Please bring plenty of water and enthusiasm.

For further information:  Please call the Portsmouth Recreation Department at 766-1483.



LEGO® Robotics Camp

CAMP DATES:  July 29-August 2

PLEASE NOTE: Projects are NOT taken home

Session One: 

LEGO® Build & Code

FEE: $105

Participants will work with LEGO® WeDo 2.0 and LEGO® Mindstorms to explore and produce a variety of working models.

Grades:  1-6           Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Minimum 8 - Maximum 20

Session Two:

Video Game Designer

FEE: $115

Stop playing video games and start creating them! In this introductory class, participants will learn how to program and create their very own video games. We will learn how to create sprites, objects, levels, backgrounds, sound effects and much more as we create several games that can be shared with family and friends!

Grades:  3-6      Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Minimum 8 - Maximum 16


Connie Bean Recreation Center, 155 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth NH


Instructor:  Kevin Husson has several years of experience teaching LEGO® Robotic Camp classes.

For further information: Please contact the Portsmouth Recreation Department at 766-1483.


Summer Fun! Firefly Pottery Camp

Ages: Boys/Girls 6 and up

Camp Dates:  July 15-18, 9:00am-12:00pm

Location:  Firefly Pottery, 72 Mirona Road, Portsmouth

Fee: $100, Includes all class materials needed and a small snack.

Camp Size:  Limited to 20

Brief Description:  We will learn fun painting techniques to make our own Swirly Ice Cream Bowl and a Fun in the Sun Platter with Dip Bowl. We'll learn Glass Fusion to make a Lighthouse or Palm Tree Scene. We'll get in the mud and make a cool Tide Pool with Sea Life out of real clay! Our paint is washable and non-toxic and we'll have fun exploring Summer Time!

For further information: Please contact Firefly Pottery at 431-7682. 


Exploring Our World! Firefly Pottery Camp

Ages: Boys/Girls 6 and up;

Camp Date:  August 12-15, 9:00am-12:00pm

Location:  Firefly Pottery, 72 Mirona Rd, Portsmouth

Fee:  $100, Includes all class materials needed and a small snack.

Camp Size:  Limited to 20

Brief Description: The world has so many beautiful places to explore... we'll go deep under the sea to paint our Ocean Bowl and then shoot into outer space for our Galaxy Platter and Shooting Star Bowl! The hot desert is inspiration for a Desert Life Glass Fusion piece. Deep in the jungle are Fierce Creatures that we can sculpt from real clay! Our paint is washable and non-toxic. Come play!

For further informationPlease contact Firefly Pottery at 431-7682.


Preseason Conditioning for Middle School Athletes


Portsmouth Middle School Assistant Cross Country Coach Mike ‘Eli’ Eliasberg will be offering a structured running program for middle school students.  The program will run three nights per week, beginning in early August. Exact schedule is TBA.  Runners will meet at Portsmouth High School (Come ready to run).

Cost is Free.

For more information contact Mike at 603-828-7320 or

Note: This is open to boys and girls no matter the sports they play during the school year.