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: $75 members, $85 non-members
  • Weekly Cost: $375 members, $420 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 20 and 27 Life in a Coral Reef

Come discover the wonders of coral reefs and the creatures that call this colorful ecosystem home. We’ll take a close look at the corals we are growing here at SSC, and feed one of our reef inhabitants, the moray eel. We’ll discuss the threats to reef health and learn what we can do to protect this fragile ecosystem. Outside we’ll build snow sculptures of coral reef animals.

Tuesday, February 21 and 28 Walk in the Winter Woods

Take a hike with us as we investigate the winter woods of Odiorne Point State Park. We’ll learn how to identify trees by their bark, look for signs of wildlife, and make winter forts to hunker down in as we peer out over the frozen landscape

Wednesday, February 22 and March 1 Winter Storms and Shipwrecks

Winter can be a rough time to be out on the ocean in any kind of vessel. We’ll learn how sailors, scientists, and fishermen keep their ships upright in stormy weather. As we take a walk along the shoreline, we’ll hear stories of historic shipwrecks and the challenging work of life-saving stations and learn about the iconic lighthouses that have saved many a wayward sailor.

Thursday, February 23 and March 2Ocean Predators

From the Great White shark to the Giant squid, the ocean is teeming with predators looking for a meal. Come learn cool facts about these hungry creatures and design an imaginary ocean predator of your own. We’ll explore our live exhibits to see what predators lurk in tanks at SSC.

Friday, February 24 and March 3 Our Changing Planet

The earth is warming, and the effects are far-reaching, causing change in the world’s oceans and for its inhabitants, our shorelines via sea level rise, and the severity and frequency of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and wildfires. Come learn what tools scientists use to monitor this climate change and what steps are being taken to slow the process down. What role can you play in this process?

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.

Delayed opening today.

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