Although Quinebarge is a traditional camp and encourages campers to try the many activities we have to offer, all of our campers participate in Red Cross swimming lessons with qualified instructors and lifeguards. Whether campers swim competitively or are jumping in for the first time, our Waterfront staff focus on safety, skills, and confidence in the water.
Much smaller and with fewer boats than nearby Lake Winnipesaukee, Lake Kanasatka is the perfect place for a day on the water. We offer instruction in non-motorized watercrafts including canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and of course sailing, plus paddleboats, surfbikes, and more!
While we aren’t a sports camp, Quinebarge offers a multitude of team and individual sports. From classics like tennis, basketball, kickball, volleyball, lacrosse, field and floor hockey, biking, and soccer, to international additions of cricket and rounders, plus new favorites like Quidditch, ultimate Frisbee, and Gaga there is something for everyone.
Since our inception in 1936, archery has been a staple at Camp Quinebarge and is one of our most popular activities today! Campers learn safety and technique from certified instructors on our range, and grow in confidence with each bull’s eye.
The Quinebarge Riding Program included in tuition and is open to all campers, regardless of experience. Campers that sign up for the week will ride every day, and receive 1-on-1 instruction from our qualified staff.
*There is no additional cost for Horseback Riding at Camp Quinebarge
With 65 acres of forest and 1,250 feet of lakefront, Camp Quinebarge is an ideal natural classroom. Every camper participates at least once per stay in the Nature Program, learning about local plants and animals as well as environmental topics in a hands-on setting.They walk our wooded trails, learning about local flora and fauna, go fishing, learn about the importance of water on the lake, and have even been known to whip up treats in our solar cookers.
Our onsite climbing tower plus high and low Ropes Courses allow campers to reach new heights every day. Campers learn life skills including communication, teamwork, trust, and cooperation through games and challenges designed for experiential learning.
Arts & Crafts and Wood Shop
Our popular Arts and Crafts activities allow campers to get creative with projects including drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry and bracelet making, eco-crafts, photography, and more! In wood shop, campers are empowered by creating projects from scratch: they design, cut, sand, build, and paint with close supervision and guidance from counselors, and always go home with something beautiful.
Fun & Games
Outside of our program areas, campers can explore their own hobbies or try news ones with their friends and cabin mates. With our own library, Gaga Pit, board games, Four Square court, and outdoor activity center, there is always something to do.