16s Program

Wilderness adventure with an emphasis on leadership skills, personal challenge, and community responsibility.

16s Program sunset at Pemi

2023 Pemi 16s!

16s Program – Canoeing, Backpacking, & Service Expedition

For the 2023 16s program, you will travel to southwestern United States for three weeks of canoeing, backpacking, and service learning. You will travel to Pemi for wilderness first aid training, fly to Colorado with the group, and embark on an incredible wilderness adventure. Pemi is once again partnering with Deer Hill Expeditions – an outdoor education and service learning organization with nearly 40 years’ experience, all in the southwest – to run this program. You will spend one week canoeing through the Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River, another backpacking in the southern Colorado mountains, and a third engaging in service work in conjunction with either a Native group, a local sustainable farm, or the Forest Service. The group will fly back to New Hampshire together, spend one night at Pemi, and then either continue on in the Counselor Apprentice Program or depart.

Add-On Option – Counselor Apprentice Program

The final phase of the 16s Program will be back at Pemi for those interested in serving as a Counselor Apprentice. This behind the scenes look at what life is like as a staff member at Pemi is incredibly rewarding. It gives you the immediate opportunity to put newly acquired leadership skills to good use and positions you well for what we hope will be the next phase of your Pemi career when you join us as our colleagues on staff.

16s Tuition

Canoeing, Backpacking, & Service ExpeditionSunday, July 9 – Wednesday, August 2$7,200
Counselor Apprentice Program (CAP)Wednesday, August 2 – Saturday, August 12$850
A $1,000 deposit is required by credit card at the time of application. Deposits are non-refundable, with these exceptions: your child is on the waiting list and a space does not become available, or you apply for Financial Aid and we are unable to meet your needs.
Brothers Discount: We offer a $300 discount on tuition per brother, when brothers are enrolled in the same summer. Tuition Protection Insurance: We encourage families to think about purchasing tuition insurance protection through a third-party to cover their investment. MH Ross has a policy to consider if you look into this. Parents should understand the limits, coverage, and benefits offered prior to purchasing coverage.

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Camp Pemigewassett’s hope is that all boys who wish to attend camp will be able to. We care deeply about providing the benefits of a summer at Pemi to as many families as possible. In an effort to make camp available to every camper who is interested, we offer financial aid to those who apply and qualify for financial support. If you would like to send your son to Pemi, but financial obstacles are a factor, please contact Director Kenny Moore to discuss your intention to apply for financial aid and information on an adjusted deposit. All information provided is kept confidential. Then, to complete your application for financial aid, please:

  • Check the appropriate box in the online Camper Application form.
  • Download and complete our Financial Aid Form (PDF).
  • Submit the Financial Aid Form along with a copy of the first page of your most recent Federal Tax Return. Requests for financial aid will be considered on a case-by-case basis if funds are still available.

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To apply, have handy:

  • Names and phone numbers of two emergency contacts (required to proceed).
  • Recent, close-up digital photo of your son to upload to the application.
  • Credit card for the deposit amount due at time of application (non-refundable, see details below).

Director Kenny Moore will be in touch regarding your son’s application. Once your son is officially enrolled, we keep you informed with timely emails on topics such as required forms, deadlines, finances, and packing. In the meantime, this information and more can be found in Current Parents.

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Refund & Withdrawal Policy

Tuition is non-refundable after February 1. No reduction is made for withdrawal prior to the start of camp, late arrivals, early departures, missed days, withdrawal during the season, or any other cause.

Credit Card Surcharge

After and not including the initial deposit, a 3% credit card surcharge will be applied to any subsequent credit card payments. No surcharge is applied to payments made by check, e-check, or debit card.