Safari April Camp

Kids love our camps because they spark curiosity and empower children to see themselves as scientists and naturalists, excited about discovering the world around them.

  • Daily Cost: $80 members, $90 non-members
  • Weekly Cost: $400 members, $450 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.

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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 15 and 22 Signs of Spring

Using all of our senses, we’ll explore the trails of Odiorne Point State Park searching for signs of awakening life, such as spring wildflowers, the chorus of frogs and toads, and trees with new green leaves. Inside, we’ll make a spring craft to take home.

Tuesday, April 16 and 23Lobsterrific!

Come learn fascinating facts about the American lobster. See and touch one of our live exhibit lobsters, and watch it eat a meal of squid. Learn the tools of the trade for those who harvest these crustaceans for our dinner tables. Outside, we’ll play a fun lobster game and scan the water for lobster boats, checking their many traps along the coastline.

Wednesday, April 17 and 24 Turtle Tidings

Meet Raspberry, our exhibit Box turtle, and discover the adaptations land and sea turtles have for survival. We’ll trek out to the pond to look for turtles basking in the sun, and indoors, examine some cool turtle shells, watch Raspberry eat a savory worm, and make a turtle craft.

Thursday, April 18 and 25Echinoderm Science: Sea Stars, Urchins, and others!

Take a close look at the wiggly tube feet of sea stars and urchins under magnification, and carefully handle these unique creatures in our touch tank. Learn about other echinoderms, such as sea cucumbers and sand dollars, and what common characteristics these animals share. 

Friday, April 19 and 26 Explore the Shore, Molluscs, and More!

We’ll venture out onto the rocky shore to see what winter storms have left behind and peek into tide pools for signs of life. Learn about our intertidal snails, known as periwinkles, and the different kinds of molluscs that inhabit the shoreline. Inside, we’ll get a chance to handle these creatures, as well as other tide pool animals, in our touch tank.

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.

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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.

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Questions?

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

Due to the snowstorm, Seacoast Science Center is closed today, Sunday, January 7th. Please stay safe and warm!

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.