how do i sign up?
Signing up is easy! Here's the deal:
- Pick out the week(s) that fits your summer schedule
- Download, Print, and Fill Out the Enrollment Form
- Make a deposit check out to: Water Monkey Camp, LLC for $600 per week
- Mail the deposit check and enrollment form to:
Water Monkey Camp, 1465 Hooksett Road #385, Hooksett, NH 03106
- We will send an e-mail confirmation of your camp enrollment and you are all set!
Need us to mail you an enrollment form? No problem! Just e-mail Evan and ask!
what does tuition include?
Water Monkey Camp is all-inclusive. Tuition includes lodging in our lakeside cottages, gourmet meals cooked from scratch by our private chef, personalized instruction from our professional coaches, use of all watersports and safety equipment, enjoyment of our boats including gas, insurance, photos, any rainy-day trips we go on, a T-shirt and endless good times. The only fees we ask for are for optional airport pick-up and drop-off (see below for details).
is camp tuition refundable?
The tuition deposit of $600 per week is fully refundable until May 1. After that date tuition refunds are only possible if we are able to fill the space with a new camper. Refunds (full or partial) will not be issued to campers who leave camp early.
Where do campers live?
Water Monkey Camp operates out of a private complex on the shores of Merrymeeting Lake. There are 5 cabins – each has 2 or 3 bedrooms – where campers sleep. Each camper gets a bed and a cubby for their clothes. Every cabin has a full bathroom with hot water. Counselors live in the cabins with the campers to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable around the clock.
What boats do you use?
We operate two boats. We have a 2016 Mastercraft NXT 22, a state of the art boat with Mastercraft Gen 2 Surf system and endless fun features. The other is our 2015 Axis A22 with Malibu ‘Surf Gate’ and Malibu ‘Wedge’. Both boats have the capability to not only pump a big wake but also fine-tune it to each rider/surfer/skier so that our campers can get the most out of their time at camp.
what do campers need to pack?
Here is our recommended packing list. Electronics are not recommended but not banned. Cell phones may be used during 'down time' directly after lunch or before bed. Campers may not bring pocket knives, lighters/matches, alcohol/drugs/tobacco.
Do campers need to bring their own gear?
We have all of the best equipment for campers of any size or ability to have a great time and improve their skills. Some campers do choose to bring their own gear that they are already comfortable with or hope to get comfortable with. Because we have great gear for our campers to use we are not responsible for your equipment getting damaged, lost, stolen, or otherwise wrecked.
HOW DO I KNOW THAT MY CAMPER WILL BE SAFE?
Safety is our number one concern at camp. Our staff is trained and certified to make sure that campers are safe both in and out of the water. Our small size of 20 campers per week max allows us to maintain a superior level of supervision and attention to each of our campers and ensure that they do not engage in risky behavior and follow camp rules and counselor instructions.
Who are your instructors / counselors?
They are guys and girls between 18 and 25 who share your passion for watersports. We have a minimum ratio of one counselor to every three campers. Our staff members are all required to be certified lifeguards and go through background checks and in-person interviews before joining WMC.
How many campers are there per week?
Each week we welcome a minimum of 10 campers and a maximum of 20. The age range is 10 to 17, boys and girls.
What if a camper shows up not knowing anyone?
Most campers come to camp not knowing anyone. Our counselors are experts in ice-breakers and games to get everyone to know each other on the first night so that the rest of the week we are like a big, happy family.
Our chef prepares all of our meals from scratch each day. As long as you let us know about any dietary requirements in advance we can 100% accommodate.
My camper has a food allergy or restriction. Is that ok?
What if a camper speaks a language other than English?
¡No problemo! A lot of our teaching is done with hand signals and gestures and we will make sure our campers – regardless of their native tongue - are all safe and happy when not on the boat as well.
What if a camper is not as experienced as other campers in a sport?
WMC welcomes skiers and riders of any ability. Instructors will work with you from whatever level you are at and send you home having improved your skills and hopefully learned some new ones!
Are there any activities other than watersports?
While watersports (including wakeboarding, waterskiing, wakesurfing, wake skating and tubing) are the focus of WMC, we fill whatever downtime we have with land-based activities, fun, and enrichment.
What other facilities are at the camp location?
Also on our 3 acre lakefront property is a multi-sport field, clubhouse for group chilling, sandy beach, and more!
What happens if it rains?
Rain happens...it is a fact of life in New Hampshire. We will carry on with lessons on the boat as long as there is no thunder/lightning. If there is, we go to rainy day mode and have some fun!
Can I pay with a credit card? Is there a fee?
We do currently accept credit cards and charge a 2.9% fee for that service. As a small company we cannot negotiate low credit card rates but we will lower that fee as soon as we are able!
Do you offer airport transport?
We are able to schedule camper pick-ups/drop-offs at nearby airports, train stations, bus stations, or other camps.
i. Boston (BOS) round-trip transportation is $250
ii. Manchester (MHT) round-trip transportation is $150
Is that fee expensive?
Those fees represent our actual costs to have a staff member drive and pay for parking and tolls. If we are able to combine your camper's pick-up/drop-off with another camper we would split the fee.