Safari April Camp

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.

  • Daily Cost: $75 members, $85 non-members
  • Weekly Cost: $375 members, $425 non-members
  • After-care: $25 per day (until 5:30pm)

You must have a 6 Star or Family Membership valid through your chosen camps dates to take advantage of the member rate.

Happy camp kids

About Safari Camp

Safari camp programs are designed to stimulate your child’s curiosity about the natural world. Fun-filled activities support inquiry-based learning and motivate children to make choices to help conserve our Blue Planet. Our dedicated counselors ensure a safe, enriching, personalized experience for each camper.

Daily Themes

Monday, April 17 and 24 Rocky Shore Ramblin'

Explore the shoreline and tide pools with us as life reawakens for the season. We’ll look for crabs, urchins, sea stars, and more and learn about the amazing adaptations these animals have for survival in the ever changing intertidal zone.

Tuesday, April 18 and 25Spring Woods and Vernal Ponds

Let’s set out on the trails of Odiorne Point State Park to look for signs of spring and animal activity. We’ll visit the pond and vernal pools, learn about our resident reptiles and amphibians (such as turtles and frogs), and discover what birds are migrating back to the area.

Wednesday, April 19 and 26 Seahorse Science

Come learn all about seahorses, a very unique fish! We’ll observe our exhibit seahorses as they eat their daily meal. Outside, we’ll go on a scavenger hunt that will uncover fun facts about seahorses. We will also make a seahorse craft to take home.

Thursday, April 20 and 27Earth Week Eco-Art

Join us as we create colorful works of art using trash we collect from a beach clean-up and shoreline saunter. Learn ways we can protect the health of our blue planet now and in the future.

Friday, April 21 and 28 Stingers of the Sea

Many ocean animals, including sea jellies, anemones, and stingrays, have venom to help them capture their prey. Learn more about this special adaptation and see some of these creatures up close in our live animal tanks. Outside, we’ll play some fun ‘Stingers of the Sea’ games.

How to Register

To register online, click the button below, which will take you to our easy-to-use registration software, CampBrain. If you registered for camp via CampBrain in the past, your email address will be recognized. If not, you will be prompted to set up a new account. 

Confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation for your registration.

What to Bring & Other Important Information

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.

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

twelve students with eye patches standing together

Become a Member

Members of the Center are entitled to reduced camp prices and early summer camp registration. Membership must be active through the date for which you are registering to be eligible for the discount. Click here to learn more about all the great member benefits, and join, or renew your membership.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Camp Scholarship Fund

The Center has created a Camp Scholarship Fund to offer financial assistance to those otherwise unable to attend. We encourage your support of this fund; please donate now

To apply for financial assistance, please contact Henry Burke, Camp Director, at h.burke@sscnh.org or 603-436-8043, ext. 16.

Two girls squatting on beach holding shell

Questions?

Contact Henry Burke at 603-812-9425 or h.burke@sscnh.org.

Delayed opening today.

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