Up to $775 in camp fees* covered

Our goal for New Hampshire students is that they return to learning in the fall with rekindled curiosity, rejuvenated energy, excitement and anticipation.

* participating camps only.

A quick note

Camps must be both:

1. Eligible

Licensed through NH DHHS as one of the following:

2. Registered to Participate

Registered as a Rekindling Curiosity Vendor on ClassWallet

NH students deserve a great summer

The New Hampshire Department of Education is partnering with New Hampshire camps and school-age summer programs across the state to offer students the unique opportunity to move beyond COVID-19 and be a kid again. Students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities benefit from exposure to short-term summer enrichment programs, including in the areas of challenge, friend-making, positivity, and emotional safety. These are all things that New Hampshire camps and school-age programs do best.

Camp fee eligibility

Eligible students and corresponding youth recreation camp fees include:

$ 0 eligible

Students with a disability are eligible for a $775 camp fee

$ 0 eligible

Students from families at or below 250% federal poverty level are eligible for a $625 camp fee

$ 0 eligible

Students from families at or below 400% federal poverty level are eligible for a $475 camp fee

What's covered?

Fees for programs occurring between June 1 and August 31 of the program year, including programming, before and after care services, snacks and meals, transportation, registration, and clothing/attire purchased as part of registration

Space is limited

Frequently asked questions

To be eligible, students must be NH residents of school age. For the purposes of the program, school age is considered having a date of birth between September 1, 2002 and September 1, 2019, inclusive.

Students with a qualifying disability are eligible for up to $775 in support. Qualifying disabilities include the following:

  • Intellectual disability,
  • A hearing impairment including deafness, a speech or language impairment,
  • A speech or language impairment,
  • A visual impairment including blindness,
  • An emotional disturbance,
  • An orthopedic impairment,
  • Autism,
  • Traumatic brain injury,
  • Acquired brain injury (a brain injury that occurs after birth including injury sustained by infection, disease, or lack of oxygen resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance and requires special education and/or related services),
  • Other health impairment (health impairment due to chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, sickle cell anemia, and Tourette syndrome, and adversely affects a child’s educational performance),
  • A specific learning disability,
  • Deaf-blindness,
  • Multiple disabilities, or
  • A child experiencing developmental delays (a child aged 3-9 experiencing developmental delays in physical development, cognitive development, communication development, social or emotional development, or adaptive development, and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services).

Students whose families make at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for up to $625 in support

Students whose families make between 250% and 400% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for up to $475 in support

Fees support program charges occurring between June 1 and August 31 of the program year including:

  • Programming/tuition,
  • Before and after care services,
  • Snacks and meals,
  • Transportation,
  • Registration, and
  • Clothing/attire purchased as part of registration.

Fees that will not be covered by this program include:

  • Fees charged for late pick-up, late payment, or cancellation, and
  • Fees for miscellaneous uses including snack, meal, clothing/attire/accessories, and/or transportation costs incurred separate from the program.
  • Applications open January 15, 2024 and close July 15, 2024.
  • Once you have submitted your application, and uploaded all the required documentation, you should receive a decision notification within two weeks – award notification emails are sent out each Friday.
  • Upon receiving an award notification, a welcome email will be sent to families, and funds will be made available on ClassWallet, within two weeks.
  • All payment requests must be submitted no later than August 31, 2024.
  • Please allow three business days for your payment request to be processed.
  • Once approved, camps will receive payment in their bank accounts within 2-10 business days.
  • Funds may only be used for eligible fees.
  • Parents may apply for all their children. Please note that award funds may only be used for the award recipient and cannot be shared between students, even within the same family.
  • Families that meet the income limits and also have one more child with a disability can qualify both ways, and each eligible child would receive the award for which they are eligible.
  • Students must be of school age – at least five and no more than 22 years of age by September 1, 2024.

Funds may only be used for fees pertaining to the award recipient.

Funds may be used to pay for any eligible fees at any eligible, participating program(s). Please note that each child is only eligible for one award each year.

All children on the same application will be under the same account, but with different sub-accounts. For directions on how to access each child’s sub-account, click here

All applicants will need the following:

  • Email address for registration on FACTS website
  • Basic info for child and parent/guardian:
    • First and Last Name(s)
    • Date(s) of Birth
    • Social Security Number(s)
    •  Address
    • Phone Number
    • Employment Status of parent/guardian
    • Ethnicity of child
  • Program cost
  • Number of adults & children in household
  • Whether or not the adult applicant files income taxes/asset information
  • Nontaxable income information
  • Anticipated/experienced change of income, amount, and reason
  • Proof of Residency (NH driver’s license or state ID, mortgage statement, or utility bill)

For full instructions on how to apply, please see our How to Apply Guide, also linked on the Rekindling Curiosity main page.

If you cannot see your camp on ClassWallet, please first ensure that your camp is eligible (see requirements above), then ask your camp to register to participate by using the link on the Rekindling Curiosity main page.

ClassWallet is the payment platform that the Rekindling Curiosity program utilizes.

Your Rekindling Curiosity award funds will be linked to an account with the same email address used on your application. If you already have a ClassWallet account for that email address, a new purse will be added for each of your children that receive an award. Please note that unlike other programs that utilize ClassWallet, funds from the Rekindling Curiosity program are not eligible for reimbursement to families.

Applicants can check the status of their application by logging into their FACTS account. Please note that applications must be both submitted and have all documentation uploaded to be considered complete.

Families will need to self-report if they are participating in the Rekindling Curiosity program, we cannot provide a list of participants to you.

There is no cost for camps to participate in the program. There is a 2.5% fee for each payment transfer which NHED covers.

Please contact with any additional questions