UPDATED: April 24, 2017




4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141


Fire trucks, police cars, Kona Ice trucks and more are coming to Amherst for our Touch-a-Truck event! ....and don’t miss...the Helicopter landing at noon!


Who: Anyone!

Where: Back parking lot of Souhegan High School, 412 Boston Post Road

When: Saturday, May 13th from 11am-2pm

Fee: FREE!!

Adult Fitness and Activities

**Be sure to check out the rolling sessions of our adult exercise/fitness classes! View the class titles and logon to our website for more info.**   Barre Body, Piloxing Barre, Tabata Bootcamp, True Potential, Yoga & Zumba

Trail Running 101: For Women

Get off road and run the trails for a 4 session program. Join coach Amy Hull,while running the beautiful trails at PMEC.


Who: Adults 18+

Where: We will meet at the trail head at the top of the parking lot at PMEC

When: Sundays 8am-9am May 14, 21, 28, June 4, with a BONUS date of June 11

Beach Yoga at Baboosic Lake

Start your weekend off with a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class on the sand with a beautiful view of Baboosic Lake.


Who: 16 and Up

Where: Baboosic Lake

When: Saturdays in the summer, 6/10-8/19 8:00-9:00am

Fees: $90R/$100NR for Full Session or $10R/$12NR per class

Paddle Board Yoga at Baboosic Lake

“Learn to ride the waves of life and not be knocked off by the turbulence that comes to us.”

Paddle Board Yoga is an incredible experience: You can enjoy being outdoors, connecting with nature and getting mood-boosting vitamin D.


Who: 18+

Where: Baboosic Lake Town Beach

When: Sundays from 8am-9am, June 18-July 23

Fee: Choose 5 out of 6 classes: $65R; $75NR

        Daily: $15R/$18NR per class

Mack Hill Riding Academy presents--Fitness by Riding, Especially for Women!

This program is geared specifically for women!


Where: Mack Hill Riding Academy

Fee: $160 (includes 4, 1 hour lessons)

NEW Adult Pick Up Softball Games

This is a co-ed program running on 3 Thursdays in June, July, and August. It is pick up ball, so show up and split up!


Who: 18+ (must have graduated High School)

What: Adult co-ed softball pick up games

Where: Simeon Wilson Field, Amherst NH

When: Th. June 22, July 20, and Aug 17. Start time 7:30pm

5K and Beyond

Grab your running sneakers and enjoy the company of other runners while working towards your individual goals. This running group will meet two times a week and will encourage you to run at least a third time per week.


When: M/W 12:15pm-1:15pm, April 10th- May 31st

Where: Meet at the Parking lot at Village Green Across from Congregational Church

Fee: $75R; $85NR

Tennis Lessons for Adults

Join us on the courts for adult tennis lessons!


What: Adult Tennis Lessons

Where: Davis Lane Tennis Courts

When: Click HERE

Fee: $42R; $50NR

Trail of the Month Outing

Join members of the Amherst Conservation Commission as we kick off a Trail of the Month Outing” the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10am.


April 15th -  Grater Woods

May 20th - Lindabury Orchard

Mycelium Workshop at PMEC

Participants will learn the basics of spawn selection, spawn generation, substrate preparation, inoculation techniques, and production maintenance strategies.

Each participant will make their own inoculated log bolts to take home


Who: 18+

Where: PMEC

When: May 20th from 1-4pm

Fee: $25R; $30NR



2017 Amherst Recreation Summer Camps

Adventure Teen Camp

(Gr. 7-9, July 24-Aug 10)

Get ready for year two of Adventure Teen Camp (ATC) for rising 7th-9th graders! Campers will have fun with friends, while enhancing their community service skills, building stronger relationships, and being a part of a rewarding camp experience.

Baboosic Lake Summer Camp

(Gr. 1-8, June 19-Aug 11)

Let’s have some fun under the sun this summer! Join our fantastic Baboosic Lake counselors for an unforgettable summer. Campers will take part in daily activities all centered around a weekly theme.

Outdoor Discovery Summer Camp

(Gr. 1-6, June 19-Aug 4)

Come discover the outdoor world at The Peabody Mill Environmental Center this summer!

Outdoor Discovery Mini Camp

(Ag. 4-5, June 19- July 28)

Come out and explore the world of camp this summer. Campers will read stories, go on mini hikes, play outdoor games, splash time, make arts and crafts, and more!

Wild About Science Camp at MVVS

(Gr. K-5, August 14-25)

Now you can join your favorite Outdoor Discovery Camp counselors, and PMEC educators for 2 more weeks of non-stop FUN! We will be offering an additional two weeks of camp at the Mont Vernon Village School.

Specialty Camps with Amherst Recreation

Visit our website for more details

Actor’s Conservatory Workshop

(11-17 years old)

Scene at Play, July 10-14, 8:30AM-12:30PM

Landing the Part, July 17-21, 8:30AM-12:30PM

Youth Theater Camps

(6-10 years)

Mighty Superheroes, June 19-23, 9AM-12PM

Enchanted Folklore, Aug. 28- Sept 1, 9AM-12PM

Challenger British Multisport Camp

(Ages 6-16, July 24-July 28)

Cheer Camp

(Grades 1-8, June 19-22)

Young Hacks Academy- STEM Camp

(Ages 9-12, July 24- July 28)

Girls Basketball Camp with the Souhegan Sabers

(Grades 5-9)

Next Level, Basketball Camp For Boys

(Grades 3-9)

Youth Programs

Ukulele for Beginners

This first 4 week session will teach students basic chords and simple songs to play and sing. No prior knowledge is needed.


Who: 2nd-4th Graders

Where: After school at Wilkins Elementary

When: Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15

Fee: $75R, $85NR

Swim Lessons at Baboosic Lake

Take advantage of our American Red Cross swim lessons. All instructors are ARC Water Safety certified. Swim lessons are scheduled for a 30 minute time period between 10am-2:00PM, Monday - Thursday at Baboosic Lake.

Baboosic Lake Swim Team

Our team is a seasonal swim team offering coaching, technique and instruction for all ages and abilities. Swim Team is open to all ability levels ages 4 to 19. . Practice is 9am -10 am Monday through Friday at Baboosic Lake.

Archery For Youth

The 5th-8th grader class will be held after school from 2:30-3:30.

The 1st-4th graders will meet from 3:45-4:45.


Where: Bean 4 Outfield

When: Fridays, May 5, 12, 19, and 26 with a rain makeup on June 2rd if needed.

Feelin’ the Beat, Hip Hop After school

Who: Boys and girls in grades 1-3

What: Beginner’s Hip-hop

Where: Clark Multipurpose room

When: Wednesdays, from 3:30-4:30pm. Starting in May

Fee: $60R/$65NR


Pre-School Programs

Tiny Toes Dance

Our Tiny Toes Dance program is for girls and boys ages 3-5. In this 4 week program, students will get an intro to dance.


Where: PMEC

When: Wed. afternoons and Friday Mornings

Fee: $30R; $35NR

Tot Soccer

Our Tot Soccer is one of our most consistently popular programs, and continues to be coached by terrific instructors. We often have a waiting list, so sign up early!

Sessions run Friday mornings and Wed. afternoons in May.

Start Smart Baseball: Ages 3-4

Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally appropriate introductory baseball program for children 3-4 years old.


Dates: 5/6-6/17

All Ages

LIVE Animal Show at PMEC

This is a LIVE animal show, so we invite you and your family for an evening of entertainment!


Who: Families!

What: LIVE Animal Show

Where: PMEC

When: Friday, April 28th from 6:30-8pm

Fee: $15R Family; $20NR Family

Adult/Youth Horse Back Riding

This program is open to ages 5 and up. This program includes 4 one hour weekly lessons.

4 Week sessions are now open for registration!

Fee: $160 (includes 4, 1 hour lessons)

Full Moon Hikes at PMEC

Who: All Ages. Families welcome!

When: Times are dependent on season.

Where: Peabody Mill Environment Center


Monthly Diner Trips

Let’s eat our way through New England this year with our Monthly Diner Trips! Join the Amherst Recreation crew as we depart for some local Diner outings. We will meet at10:30am at the Walmart in Amherst, NH on the first Tuesday of every month for a different Diner outing around NE!

Trip- Tall Ships, Boston

The adventure begins at Long Wharf, just steps from the New England Aquarium, the North End, Faneuil Hall and other popular Boston landmarks.


Who: Anyone!

When: Sunday, June 18th

Where: Walmart Parking lot in Amherst, NH

Fee: $48R; $58NR

Trip- The Bridge of Flowers

Amherst Recreation will be taking a day trip to visit the beautiful Bridge of Flowers and Trolley Museum, in Shelburne Falls, MA on Friday, May 19th.


What: Bridge of Flowers and Trolley Tour

When: Friday, May 19th (7:30am-4:30pm)

Where: Shelburne Falls, MA

Fee: $20R; $25NR

Trip- Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins

Enjoy an evening out at Fenway Park and leave the driving to us. We will head into Boston to watch your favorite baseball team for a game under the lights.


Who: Families and Individuals

When: Thursday, June 29th

Game Time: 7:10pm

Departure Time: 4pm (Meet at 4 Cross Road)

Fee: $47 (Fee includes game ticket and transportation)

Trip-Brimsfield Antique Show

Who: Adults 18+

What: Brimfield Antique Show

Where: Meet at the Walmart Parking lot in Amherst. Depart at 8:30am, Depart Brimfield at 3pm

When: Tuesday, May 9th

Fee: $10R; $15NR (Transportation only. Admission fees/lunch not included)



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