Seaside Safari is an environmental day camp for children in grades K-5.
Age: For grades K-5
Dates: February 19-23 and February 26-March 2, 2018
Time: 9am-3pm; drop-off begins at 8:30am
Daily Cost: $60 members, $65 non-members
Full Week Cost: $300 members, $325 non-members
After-care: $15 per day (until 5:30pm)
You must have a family membership valid through your chosen camp dates to take advantage of the member rate.
About Safari Camp
Seaside Safari Camp is a fun-filled learning adventure that takes advantage of the natural classroom just outside our doors in historic, 135-acre Odiorne Point State Park. The Center’s hands-on exhibits, scientific instruments, and teaching technology of the Gregg Interactive Learning Studio, help to reinforce what campers learn outdoors. Lessons, activities, art projects, games, and stories combine for a full day of learning, excitement and fun!
Monday, February 19 and 26: Out and About in Winter
Put on your hats and gloves and come explore the winter wonderland of Odiorne Point State Park. We’ll track animals in the snow and explore the coast for treasures washed ashore. Come build a shelter in the woods and play fun outdoor winter games.
Tuesday, February 20 and 27: Cuttlefish Curiosities
Meet our new cuttlefish, learn how these cool creatures are related to octopi and other mollusks, and discover what special adaptations they have to survive life in the ocean. Indoors, we’ll have a choice between making a cuttlefish craft or dissecting a relative of the cuttlefish, the longfin squid. Outdoors, we’ll make a snow-cuttlefish. Join the fun!
Wednesday, February 21 and 28: Get Micro!
Today we’ll break out our SSC magnifiers and microscopes to take a closer look at everything from plankton to ice crystals. How do these tools help scientists make new discoveries? Come find out, and see some very small creatures projected large on the big screen in our Learning Studio.
Thursday, February 22 and March 1: Year of the Reef!
Coral reefs are home to 25% of all marine life on the planet and 2018 is the 3rd International Year of the Reef! We’ll discover what ocean animals depend on coral reefs for their survival, and learn about the threats that reefs are facing. Outside, we’ll play fun games that help us better understand these diverse ecosystems.
Friday, February 24 and March 2: Life on the Edge
From the poles to the equator, many animal species are facing threats to their survival. We’ll learn what is happening with the populations of North Atlantic right whales, polar bears, and other threatened or endangered animals around the globe. What can we do to help and what are scientists doing already? Come share your ideas!
How to Register
To register online, first choose among the sessions offered and then complete the registration form. You may also download a printable brochure and registration form.
Become a Member
Members of the Center are entitled to reduced camp prices and early summer camp registration. Your family membership must be valid during the session for which you are registering to receive the member discount. Click here to learn more about all the great member benefits, join, or renew your membership.
Cancellations that are made prior to two weeks before your child’s first day of camp begins will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after that time.
The Center has created a Camp Fund to offer financial assistance to those otherwise unable to attend. We encourage your support of this fund; please make a donation when you register or donate now. Your contributions are tax deductible.
You will receive email confirmation for your registration.
What to Bring
Children should always come prepared with layers of warm outdoor clothing and boots. Please label all of your child’s belongings. We go outdoors rain or shine, but focus on indoor activities during inclement weather.
Please pack a peanut/tree nut-free lunch and snacks that do not require refrigeration.
Contact Henry Burke at 603-436-8043, ext. 16 or [email protected].
SSC Ocean Zones Nalgene Water Bottle
Purchase a Seacoast Science Center Ocean Zones 24 oz. Nalgene Water Bottle ($10) when you register and an pick it up when your child comes to camp! These PBA-free, made-in-the-USA, reusable bottles are so available in our Nature Store, while supplies last!