Environmental Day Camps

Kids love our camps! Whether onsite or field-trip-based (grades 6-8), our camp programs spark curiosity and empower kids to see themselves as scientists and naturalists, excited about discovering the world around them.

Our Counselors

All camp counselors are knowledgeable, skilled educators who know how to excite children about science through hands-on learning fun. Our low camper-to-counselor ratio for each age group ensures a safe, enriching, personalized experience for every camper.

Our Campers

Children are grouped by grade, and Trekkers (ages 4 to 5) have their own classroom. Come find out why many of our campers return year after year and form lasting friendships.

Treks

Whether your little trekker is ready for adventure or is a bit shy, our counselors take special care to meet children where they are at and comfortably ease them into their day. Through play-based activities and guided exploration that follows their curiosity, children gain confidence as young naturalists and scientists.

Trek Camp, two girls outside by tree

Treks February Camp

February 20-24 and February 27-March 3, 2023
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Treks April Camp

April 17-21 and April 24-28, 2023
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Treks Summer Camp

June 19 through August 25, 2023
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Seaside Safari

Seaside Safari Camp is a fun-filled learning adventure that takes advantage of the natural classroom just outside our doors in historic Odiorne Point State Park. By engaging in nature-based learning, campers develop a better understanding of the world around them, their relationship to it, and the need to preserve and protect our Blue Planet. Lessons, activities, art projects, games, and stories combine for a full day of learning, excitement and fun!
Seaside Safari camp, group of kids on beach

Safari February Camp

February 20-24 and February 27-March 3, 2023
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Safari April Camp

April 17-21 and April 24-28, 2023
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Safari Summer Camp

June 19 through August 25, 2023
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Thank you so much for running a great program. To say Jack has LOVED your camp is an understatement!
Eleanor T.

Seaside Safari: Stewards

Stewards is a field-trip-based program offered during the summer only. Stewards spend the day immersed in nature, visiting regional destinations, and learning about ecosystems and how to become caretakers of the natural environment. Activities include hiking, kayaking, surfing, whale watching, and more!

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Seaside Safari: Stewards Camp, group on surf day

Marine Biology Camp for High School Students

This one-week marine biology camp is for science-minded high school students interested in pursuing studies in marine biology or a related science field. Working with SSC’s live animals, scientific instruments, and in group-based projects, the hands-on lessons give students practical experience and insight into marine science careers.

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Marine Biology camps shark dissection

Health and Safety Protocol

Seacoast Science Center believes that the safety of its visitors, program participants, staff, and volunteers is paramount. For over 30 years, SSC has established a track record of putting the safety of its program participants first. We also believe it is important for SSC to provide a trusted source of child daycare for parents and an educational outlet for children in our community. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have expanded our day camp health and safety protocols while implementing additional preventative measures for infectious disease control. All procedures and protocols were developed with the best practices advanced by the US Centers for Disease Control and State of NH Covid-19 Response Universal Best Practices in mind.

Please read our Health and Safety Protocol for Youth Programs Fall 2022-Winter 2023 for a detailed plan of the protocol and procedures followed for all youth programs considering COVID-19. Be aware that there may be updates to our policies to ensure a safe environment as the community health situation evolves. 

To reach the Camp Director while camp is in session, please call 603-812-9425.

Delayed opening today.

Seacoast Science Center will open at 11am today due to inclement weather.