Safari February Camp

Kids love our camps! Our environmental day camp programs spark curiosity and empower kids 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.

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, February 19 and 26 Our Feathered Friends

Join us as we explore Odiorne Point State Park looking for birds that overwinter in the park. We’ll learn interesting facts about these birds and play fun games that teach us about the songs they sing, and the adaptations they have for survival in the cold. Make a bird feeder to take home!

Tuesday, February 20 and 27 Whales and Dolphins, Oh My!

Come investigate the world of cetaceans, namely whales and dolphins. Learn about these creatures by exploring the Center’s cetacean exhibits, study their bones up close, and play games outside that teach us about different whale and dolphin species, from the largest to the smallest. Design a whale craft to show your family!

Wednesday, February 21 and 28 Winter Trees

Where have all the leaves gone? We’ll head out into the park to examine why certain trees drop their leaves in the winter, while some remain evergreen. We’ll also search for winter berries and nuts that animals use for survival, and examine different kinds of bark and make colorful bark rubbings.Our day will end by tasting a sweet gift from maple trees – maple syrup!

Thursday, February 22 and 29Seal of Approval

Are you curious about seals and how they survive in the cold waters of the Gulf of Maine year round? Join us to learn about the different seal species that reside in, or visit, our coastal waters and the special adaptations they have for survival. Walk along the coast with us, looking for the bobbing heads of seals. We’ll learn what our Marine Mammal Rescue team does to protect and care for these special animals.

Friday, February 23 and March 1 Sleeping the Winter Away

Come discover which animals are true hibernators, those who merely take a winter nap, and those who remain active year-round. Share what you know about hibernating animals and learn cool facts about bats, groundhogs, and more. We’ll head out into the park looking for places that would make a good winter den and build a snow shelter for us to peer out of!

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.

Two girls sitting in the snow holding small snowmen at Safari February Camp

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 two weeks prior to 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.

kids climbing in sticks on the snowy beach at Winter Camp

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.