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The Frances C. Richmond Middle School is contacted by local businesses and non-profits to make our parents aware of upcoming opportunities. We publish information that directly supports or enhances our grade 6-8 population. Please note that these are not school sponsored events. 




Week of May 30 - June 3

New Summer Camp in Hanover! 

We are pleased to announce a new summer camp for Hanover. Participants will design their own board game, discover game mechanics, and learn to share their creations using online tools in a fun, safe, and supportive environment.

This camp is for students entering grades 7-10. It will be held on Aug. 22-26, 9am-3pm, in Hanover.

For more information, please see our flyer.


Soccer Camp at KUA!!!!

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Camp Gottalikachallenge!

Camp Gottalikachallenge combines creative problem solving and STEAM with classic summer camp fun. Our program creates a safe, structured, and supportive environment where campers are encouraged to tackle all kinds of new challenges and adventures. 

Gotta Camp is open to any child rising into grades 5-9. As of right now, we have only a few spots left in the August session, and lots of space in the July session! 

NH Destination Imagination's summer program, Camp Gottalikachallenge. CC has received grant funding to provide FREE camp tuition to our July session for up to ten NH students who qualify for free/reduced lunch. 
Session 1: July 24-29 at Lions Camp Pride in New Durham, NH

Session 2: August 7-12 at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH (COVID-19 vaccination required for this session)

While the grant funding is specifically for the July session, we do also offer our own need-based financial assistance that can be used for the August session. 

If you have any students who would be interested in attending our camp, I would love your help to get in touch with those families. I'm attaching an info sheet, and our website is full of more info about our program -  I'd be more than happy to chat with you or any parents, potential campers, etc about our program! 


Summer Arts Camp & Start Ready Sports Camp

Second Growth is a non-profit agency that supports youth, young adults, and families in our community. This summer, Second Growth will be hosting our Summer Break Arts Camp and our Start Ready Sports Camp for one week each in Claremont, NH; Hartford, VT; and Bethel, VT. These camps are free for all that register and lunch will be provided! Our proprietary risk prevention curriculum addresses everyday situations that students may experience, including bullying and substance use prevention. This is a great opportunity for students to learn new leadership skills, gain confidence, and develop resilience. 

Students will experience five days of fun activities, games, and preparation for their final project that will be presented at the end of the week. This camp is offered for students entering sixth grade through students leaving their eighth grade year. Parents may contact us at with questions or for further information.

Claremont, NH:

Sports: June 27, 2022- July 1, 2022 @ Claremont Savings Bank Community Center

Arts: August 8, 2022- August 12, 2022 @ Claremont Savings Bank Community Center

Hartford, VT:

Sports: July 11, 2022- July 15, 2022 @ Hartford Memorial Middle School

Arts: July 18, 2022- July 22, 2022 @ Hartford Memorial Middle School

Bethel, VT:

Sports: August 1, 2022- August 5, 2022 @ Bethel Middle School

Arts: August 15, 2022- August 19, 2022 @ Bethel Middle School


Girls Summer Lacrosse is on with ECHO Lacrosse!

Join us for summer skills sessions for girls grades 3-8.  Learn from skilled coaches and current college and high level high school players.  Sessions will be held at Kimball Union Academy and will focus on individual skill development and small team concepts. 


Questions? email: or


Workshops are a great time for cartooning adventures! 

Brush up on some skills, learn new ones, or discover the world of cartooning for the first time ever. This summer The Center for Cartoon Studies is offering an exciting line-up of online and in-person workshops, including Create Comics for ages 16+, the return of college-level Cartooning Studio, Single Panel Comics, YA Graphic Novels, Queer Comics, Graphic Memoir, Color for Comics, Intro to Hand Drawn Animation, Graphic Novel Workshop, and Cartoon Club (ages 9-13) and Cartoon Collective (ages 13-16). 

Summer session begins with the Single Panel Workshop, June 13-17! 

To see the complete line-up and to register, visit:


Hartford Area Career & Technology Center Summer Tech Camp (Hartford, VT)

Applications available now for this half day camp that meets the week of June 20th

Examples of past camp activities include welding, videography, photography, creating edible centerpieces, changing a tire, basic first aid, building a small toolbox

$50 participation fee and scholarships available

There will be a bus from RMS and back!


Jack Perri Basketball Camp

2 youth instructional summer camps (July 11th-14th, July 18th-21st) that will be for boys and girls in 3rd-8th grade & 9th/10th grade. 

3 Elite High School Boy’s prospect camps (May 15th, June 5th, and July 17th) for boys in 9th-12th grade.

The prospect camp will be live streamed and sent out to colleges in all 3 divisions. 

I have attached below flyers about our summer camps and prospect camps, can you please forward along the information to people that might be interested? It would be greatly appreciated! You can also register at, please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns! 

Dawson Dickson - Men’s Basketball - Assistant Coach


New Hampshire Department of Education Financial Assistance for Summer Camps


Launch Pad Business & Innovation Camp

July 11-15 at the Richmond Middle School



William & Mary’s Center for Gifted Education 

Introducing our 2022 Virtual Summer Enrichment Programs for gifted students. Please share this email with gifted educators, school counselors, or anyone in your building who may be interested in providing this information to students and families. 

Our Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students. This program recognizes the importance of allowing able youngsters to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and arts. Course activities are compatible with the expected achievement of talented students at specific grade and age levels.

Prior to the pandemic, this program was only offered in person and to families local to William & Mary. However, over the past year, these virtual classes have expanded our program immensely. We are excited to share our program with you and your community. Included in this email is an electronic flyer, should you wish to share this opportunity with families in your school. If you have further questions, please feel free to browse our website or reach out to me at any time.

Mya Thompson, Precollegiate Program Coordinator,


Stem Robotix 

Registration is now open for both spring groups (3/31/22 - 6/20/22) and summer camps (6/27/22 - 7/29/22)for students in Grades 3 - 8.  Please visit the website for more details.  Open House on Thursday March 10th.   


Carter Community Building Association (CCBA) 

NEW! Middle and High School Strength Training – Open to all, FREE with CCBA Membership! – Starts April 19

Jeremy Chiasson, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, will conduct a strength training program twice a week for those in grades 7-12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm, starting April 19. Participants will learn how to lift weights properly and safely, develop a personalized weight training program to meet their individual fitness goals, and go through an active workout during each session. Please sign up at the Welcome Desk!


Upper Valley Wrestling Club - New Offering for Youth!

A new Upper Valley wrestling club will be hosted by the CCBA, beginning in mid-April. Open to all middle and high school students. No experience necessary – a great sport for building strength, discipline, and leadership. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Shawn O'Meara:


This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World  

January 5–July 24, 2022 

This groundbreaking exhibition explores artistic responses to the natural world by diverse American artists working from the early nineteenth century to the present. Approximately 160 objects by Euro-American, African American, Latin American, Asian American and Native American artists compel us to consider new perspectives on America’s histories and to reflect on our own relationship to place and land. Appropriate for students of all ages and teachers of all disciplines, from humanities to STEM.

Click Here to Schedule a Tour or contact Tour Coordinator Randall Kuhlman at 


Circle UP!


Circle Up! Invites all Dresden-Area Community members to participate in monthly meetings to support youth wellness, resiliency, and prevent substance misuse and suicide. Engage on whatever level feels right, bring ideas or listen to what other caregivers are thinking about. 

Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM and can be accessed via zoom at this link.

Unable to attend meetings, but want to stay involved in the conversation? Please consider joining the Circle Up! Facebook group and our email list 


Dartmouth - Paid Tutoring

Peter Mikhlin is the tutoring operations chair for Health Access For All (HAFA), a Dartmouth College student group that offers inexpensive tutoring and donates all proceeds to organizations fighting health inequities. 

Their members offer tutoring to high school and middle school students, and help high school seniors with college essays. They are all highly qualified Dartmouth students, and all of their proceeds are donated to the nonprofits they support. This term, all of their proceeds will be sent to Good Neighbor Health Clinic, an organization providing free medical and dental care to uninsured adults in the Upper Valley. HAFA tutors can help children who need to brush up on course material, while giving families the opportunity to contribute to their own community. Due to the current pandemic, they are offering financial aid to low-income families, children of essential workers, and financial alleviation for anyone in need, as their main goal is to support the community in all ways possible. .

People can request tutoring by filling out this form, and you can find out more information about their work on our website.


Research Opportunities

Join our research to better understand how children and adolescents process visual media and health outcomes.  Sponsored by Dartmouth - Full information here.


Friends of Hanover Norwich Schools

Please join the Friends in making our schools stronger, and supporting projects that enrich the student experience. This past year, the Friends made a major rapid-response grant to SAU70 to help underwrite Covid-19 expenses and the important work of the Equity Committee. We also increased our funding of supplies and teacher-led initiatives that will enrich the curriculum and make our schools safer. Other recent grants include funding for a district-wide curriculum review, books for young readers, science and art materials, Responsive Classroom training, and support for an LGBTQ+ workshop. Learn more and make a contribution at Thank you!