Pemi-at-a-Glance: Fast Facts

History

Founded in 1908. We believe that Camp Pemigewassett is the oldest boys’ camp in the country still owned and managed by the founding families, now in its 4th generation of stewardship. Read more >>

Location

On the edge of the White Mountain National Forest and in the heart of NH’s Lakes Region, in Wentworth, New Hampshire, 30 miles north of Hanover (home of Dartmouth College).

Campers

Boys aged 8-15. Many come from New England and mid-Atlantic states, though in any given year 24-26 states and 7-9 countries are represented. See hometowns of our campers >>
What kinds of boys are successful and happy at Pemi? Read more>>

Enrollment

168 campers at any one time (255 total for all three sessions) with openings for ~60 new campers each summer.

Sessions

1st Session (3+ weeks) • 2nd Session (3+ weeks) • Full Session (7 weeks) • Pemi West (ages 16/17). Read more >>

Dates & Tuition

Details can be found here >>

Program

4 program areas with instruction/opportunities/activities from “beginner” to “advanced” in:

  • Sports
  • Nature
  • Music, Art & Drama
  • Trips

Read more >>

Staff

Overall ratio of staff to camper: 1:2.  Read about our staff >>

Cabins

Boys of the same age live in small groups of 6-10 along with 1 or 2 counselors in one of 22 cabins. Bathrooms and showers are located conveniently nearby. Read more >> 

Meals

Peanut-free. Nutritious, varied, fresh. Served family-style at tables of 10 with older campers as waiters. Read more >>

Logo

Since 1919. This skinny, angular fellow is as relevant today as always, and remains dear to the hearts of generations of Pemi boys and men. Simply click the “P” at the top right of this website to find out why!

Living Unplugged

Campers and staff take a break from the pressures of instant communication and social media by leaving electronic devices at home and connecting instead with those around them. Read more >>

Communication

Campers and parents communicate through written and mailed letters. Camp Pemi’s office is fully “connected” and can be reached by phone or email. Parents are kept informed through postcards, phone calls, weekly newsletters, photos posted twice weekly, facebook updates, blog articles, and detailed reports written for each camper.