UPDATED: June 1, 2018




4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141

Upcoming Events

Trilogy Challenge- Disc Golf Tournament

Be a part of the first tournament at Birch Park. This is a great event for the newer player. You will get three new discs in part of the registration. This will fill up fast so register soon.


When: June 10th at 9am

Where: Birch Park, 11 Baboosic Lake Road, Amherst

Fee: $35 (includes 3 new discs!)

Contact: Bill Bruce @ 603 232 2261

2018 Baboosic Lake  Happenings


Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time!

Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach.

Join the Baboosic Lake Swim Team!!

Our team is a seasonal swim team offering coaching, technique and instruction for all ages and abilities. Swimmers do not need to have a season’s pass in order to swim on the Baboosic Lake team. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills in order to achieve success at his or her level of ability, make new friends and have a great deal of fun!

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.

2018 Summer Camps with Amherst Parks and Recreation

Welcome to our 2018 Camp offerings! Please visit the Recreation Department website for more information!

Adventure Teen Camp (Rising Gr. 8-9, July 23-Aug 16)

Get ready for year three of Adventure Teen Camp (ATC) for rising 8th-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. We will end the summer with a White Water Rafting Trip down the Kennebec River!

Baboosic Lake Summer Camp (Gr. 1-8, June 18-Aug 10)

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. Don’t forget, each week has a special field trip! Daily and weekly options available.

Outdoor Discovery Summer Camp (Gr. 1-6, June 18-Aug 10)

Come discover the outdoor world at The Peabody Mill Environmental Center this summer! Experience a summer knee deep in nature with weekly themes such as Castaway, H2-OH!, CSI, and even a camp favorite...Capture the Flag Week! Both daily and weekly options available this summer.

Outdoor Discovery Mini Camp (Ag. 4-5, June 18- July 27)

Come out and explore the outdoor world of camp this summer. Campers will read stories, go on mini hikes, play outdoor games, splash time, make arts and crafts, and more! Theme weeks include: Little Gems, Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes, Little Paws and Helpful Claws & more! Full day & half day option available.

Wild About Science Camp at MVVS (Gr. K-5, August 13-24)

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 Parks & Recreation

Girls Basketball Camp, Gr.  5th-9th (June 25th-29th)

Souhegan Girls Basketball Camp will focus on skill development and small group instruction that will be reinforced though scrimmaging.  And most importantly be a lot of fun! Souhegan coaches and players will serve as camp counselors and the camp fees are a fundraiser for their program.

Challenger British Multisport Camp (July 23- July 27)

Motivate, Activate and Energize your child with Challenger Sports’ Multi Sports Program. Challenger’s team of British coaches will provide your boys and girls, with a memorable week of nonstop action, fun and competition- All with a British Twist!

Cheer Camp (June 18-June 21)

Are you ready to jump, cheer, dance, and stunt? Cheers, partner stunts, and technique will be worked on throughout the week. Everyday will end in a mini performance!


DIY Circus Camp (June 18-June 29)

Did you ever want to try juggling, stilt walking, hula hooping, or hat tricks, but didn’t know how to start? At DIY Circus Camp, you can try all of these and more. Better yet, you’ll also make your own circus props in our circus workshop!

Young HACKS Academy- Beta Masters (July 23-July 27)

Imagine a small indie game studio that has 5 days to pitch, design and build a new video game. Following a real-world production cycle, YHA Beta Masters work in teams to develop an innovative game prototype from conception to completion.

Youth Programs

Youth Tennis

It’s time to get out on the’s tennis season! Join your favorite High School players for Saturday morning skills sessions that will include some game play.


Who: Grades 1-8

What: Tennis for Youth

When: Saturdays in June

Where: Davis Lane Tennis Courts

Fee: $35R; $40NR

Ukulele Part 2, 2nd-4th Graders

This class is for those who have taken at least one session of Ukulele for Beginners, building upon the basic skills learned in the introductory course. The promo code needed to register will be shared by email to past Ukulele for Beginners participants.


Who: 2nd-4th Graders

Where: After school at Wilkins Elementary

When: Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15

Fee: $75R, $85NR

Tumbling Clinic at SHS

This class encompasses all aspects of tumbling for those who are working on advanced tumbling skills (back handsprings, tucks and combination passes). Participants must have solid fundamental skills (cartwheels, rolls and backbends) in order to register.  Spotters will be available.


Who: Grades: 1-8

What: Tumbling Clinic

Where: SHS Cafe

When: Mondays, through June 18 (excluding Memorial Day) 5pm-6pm

Fee: $70R; $80NR

Pre School Programming

I Love Nature

PMEC Coordinator Nicole has plans for taking children outside to explore and learn about the work we live in. Children will collect leaves, peer into ponds to look for tadpoles, take small hikes and learn through a hands-on approach. And please join us for our weekly hike that begins at 10:00am, directly after class. This hike is free of charge.


Who: Ages 3-6 and their caregivers

Where: PMEC

When:  Thursdays 9:00 AM- 9:45 AM

Fee: R $15/NR $20

Tiny Toes Dance

Lets get groovy!

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: Peabody Mill Environmental Center

When: Friday mornings

Fee: $30R; $35NR

Tot Soccer

Our program is offered to 3-5 year olds who will be introduced to the basic building blocks of soccer including dribbling, passing and kicking skills through games and activities appropriate for their age group. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the game while having fun in an age-appropriate environment.


Wednesday afternoons, starting May 2nd!


Trip - Monthly Lunch Trips

Let’s eat our way through New England this year with our Monthly lunch Trips! Join the Amherst Recreation crew as we depart for some local lunch outings. We will meet at 10:30am at the Walmart in Amherst, NH on the first Tuesday of every month for a different luncheon outing around NE!

Trip - Mountain Biking at Kingdom Trails

Welcome to your 3 day adventure! This trip will consist of some of the best mountain biking in the northeast, camping in northern Vermont and three full days of adventure with co-riders.  All participants must have trail riding experience and be able to ride long distances without many breaks.


Who: Rising 5th graders and up

When: July 17-19

Fee: $75R; $90NR




Trip - Boston Red Sox

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.  There will be time for you to get a bite to eat and enjoy the pre-game activities.  Seats are limited so please register early. Seats are located in the lower bleacher section.

Trip - A Day in Bean Town

Want to venture into Boston for the day, but want to avoid the driving hastle? Amherst Parks and Rec will be taking a bus trip into the city on Saturday, June 2nd. We will be leaving Birch Park in Amherst NH at 9am and will be returning at approx. 6pm. Participants will be dropped off in front of Quincy Market and have the day to themselves to explore, shop, and eat in Boston.


When: Saturday, June 2nd from 9am-6pm

Fee: $25R; $35NR

Adult Health and Fitness

Power Barre

Power Barre is a ballet inspired fitness class that strengthens and tones the entire body.

The hour class will be high intensity with low impact choreographed to fun music. NO dance experience is required and modifications can be made for all levels.


When: Tu/Th at 8:30am

Where: PMEC

Yoga for Adults

We offer 3 class options for adult yoga with long-time instructor, Leslie Formby.


Tues @ PMEC, 10-11:15am

Wed @ SHS, 6:30-7:45pm

Thurs @ PMEC, 10-11:15am


is a program designed specifically for women which encompasses nutrition, result-based workouts and mindfulness.

Most people who do not reach their true potential fail to do so because they underestimate their bodies’ abilities and accept mediocre results....Join TRUE POTENTIAL, owned by Laura Kimball, and unlock your personal possibilities in an inspiring, powerful and supportive environment.

Morning and evening options available

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

Zumba for Adults

Join the millions of people that have decided that having fun and working out are not mutually exclusive!

All Ages

Full Moon Hikes at PMEC

Come join us for a full moon hike led by a naturalist at PMEC! Fun activities along the trail for all ages.


Who: All Ages. Families welcome!

When: Times are dependant on season.

Amherst Makerspace-Info!

Amherst Makerspace is a collaborative project with the Amherst Recreation Department and the Amherst Middle School. An entire wing at the Amherst Middle School, is open to the surrounding communities during non-school hours. We provide the ultimate workshop for paid members, to use State Of the Art tools, share knowledge, work on projects, network, and build things.

Repair Cafe @ The Amherst Makerspace

The Amherst Makerspace is hosting people with skills, to help you repair a broken item that you may treasure or something you wish to save from the trash heap. We will have woodworkers, welders, electricians, computer techs and general handymen/women on hand to help you fix your item. Broken furniture, bicycles, toys, toaster, vacuum cleaners, lamps or electronics. If we can fix ain’t broke!


Where: Amherst Makerspace, 14 Cross Road

When: 3rd Thursday of every month

Birthday Parties at PMEC

Create amazing birthday memories this year with a Birthday Party for your child age 3-12 at the Peabody Mill Environment Center!

We have many themes to choose from or we can work together to tailor one just for your Birthday Girl or Boy. New themes and pricing structure for 2018!


Other Community Happenings

If you have questions please feel free to contact us at 603-673-6248.


Amherst Parks & Recreation Department

Amherst Recreation Department, 4 Cross Road, Amherst, NH 03031




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