2024 Camp Staff

Meet SSC’s 2024 summer camp staff! They are excited to learn, explore and discover with our campers this season!

Camp Directors

Coming Soon

Camp Counselors

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Emma Ayotte

I’m Emma! This will be my third summer working with the Seaside Safari Camp, as well as a naturalist at Seacoast Science Center. I’m a rising senior at the University of New Hampshire studying environmental conservation and sustainability. I like hiking, swimming, and exploring everything I can in the natural world! I enjoy sharing that exploration with campers each year in the multitude of habitats and through the weekly camp themes here at the SSC and in Odiorne Point State Park.

Katie Barrett

I am so excited to be at Seacoast Science Center for my third summer as a camp counselor! During the school year, I lead a preschool classroom at an early learning center in Maine. I enjoy working with all ages, and especially love working with the 4-5 year olds in the Treks group. It’s inspiring to watch and support their curious minds at work. Whether their favorite activity is tide pooling, working on arts and crafts projects (my favorite!), or learning about SSC exhibits, my goal is to make sure each camper has fun and feels comfortable while learning and getting everything they can out of their camp experience. In my free time, I enjoy creating artwork from sea glass and other beach finds and spending time with family, especially my nieces and nephews.

Evie Brousseau

My name is Evie Brousseau. I grew up going to Seacoast Science Center and I’ve lived just down the road in Rye for my whole life. I work as a ski coach at Sunday River in the wintertime and I just finished my sophomore year at the University of St. Andrews which is in Scotland. I love my two dogs, the beach, and above all spending time outdoors which is why I’m so excited to be returning for my second summer working here as a camp counselor.
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Caroline Cirillo

My name is Caroline Cirillo and I’m from Darien, CT. I am currently a junior at the University of New Hampshire studying environmental conservation and sustainability. My hobbies include playing soccer, spending time with my friends, and exploring the outdoors. As an undergraduate, I have developed a strong passion for conserving, protecting, and educating others on our environment. This interest has led me to work at Seacoast Science Center. I’m looking forward to this opportunity, and the enjoyment of being a senior camp counselor this upcoming summer. 

Josh Daniel

My name is Josh Daniel. I am a rising senior at Bennington College, where I study environmental science, and I’m from Charleston, SC. I have been an avid outdoorsman since I was first old enough to hike, fish, and paddle, and I spent almost every free hour I had as a kid outside exploring. I can’t wait to share my love for nature with this year’s campers and do my part to help encourage the next generation of conservationists.
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Abby Davis

I’m Abby!  I’m from Amesbury, MA and have come to love learning about the ocean after growing up along the Mass and NH coasts. I graduated from UNE in 2021 with a BS in marine biology and I’m now working on my master’s degree in environmental science and management at URI. I especially enjoy studying wetlands and coastal ecology.  This will be my third summer as a counselor at SSC, and I’m looking forward to another season of sun, fun, and sharing my passion for the ocean. My favorite activity at camp is looking for critters at the magic tide pool. In my free time, I like to go kayaking, explore random hiking trails, and relax with a fantasy or sci-fi novel.
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Bri Delano

I’m Bri! I’m a senior at the University of New Hampshire studying environmental science. This is my third year as a camp counselor and I’m very excited to be back! I love being able to educate kids about the rocky shore and the importance of conservation. Tide pooling is one of my favorite activities to do during the summer, and it’s especially fun when we discover and identify something new that we haven’t come across before. I look forward to continuing to teach about the importance of conservation in the future, and hope to have so much fun this summer!

Zoe Kendall

My name is Zoe. I am super excited to be working at Seacoast Science Center this summer! I graduated from UNH in 2023 with my bachelors in earth science. I am planning on having a career in marine education and outreach. I love hiking, camping, skiing, really anything outdoors. An interesting fact about me is that I spent a month living on a boat conducting oceanographic research!

Samantha Marcoux

My name is Samantha (Sam for short) and I am going to be one of the camp counselors for the summer at Seacoast Science Center. I am so excited to meet our campers and spend the summer exploring our amazing rocky coast. When I am not busy with school work I love spending time hiking in the woods with friends or taking my dog for early morning runs on the beach. I am from Exeter NH so I am lucky that the beach isn’t too far from me. I recently graduated from Saint Anselm College where I received my degree in secondary education natural science and a minor in STEAM. My love for biology and science stemmed from the long hours I got to spend playing around and running trials in our science labs. When I am not in the lab or hanging with friends you can catch me participating in my two side hobbies: photography and horseback riding.
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Cara Orcutt

My name is Cara and I’m a student at Marist College studying philosophy, with a concentration in religious studies, and a pathway in social justice & law. Cara is an active member of the women’s rowing program, as a coxswain. Cara has also spent many years as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and coach, before moving to Southern Maine.

Maddie Smith

My name is Maddie, and I am so excited to be working as a camp counselor for Seacoast Science Center for my second summer. I am a University of Rhode Island graduate with degrees in animal science and wildlife conservation. During the school year, I am a high school biology teacher at Noble High School in Maine. I am very passionate about the ocean and conserving all of its amazing creatures! In my free time, I like to coach both soccer and basketball, go to the beach, surf, and hike. I’m looking forward to a fun summer with our campers!

Shayla Weeden

My name is Shayla. I recently graduated from UNH with a bachelors in environmental conservation and sustainability. I’ve lived in New Hampshire my whole life and have always loved the local nature, especially along the seacoast. I am a pet lover and currently have two cats. I also have a passion for working with kids and cannot wait for an adventurous, nature- filled summer, outdoors!

Junior Counselors

Coming Soon


Catherine Merrill

I’m thrilled to return to SSC as Camp EMT after volunteering as a CIT 4 summers ago. Originally from Exeter, NH, I’m a Pre-Med student at Case Western Reserve University majoring in Medical Anthropology with a minor in biology. I’m passionate about fly fishing and waterways conservation. I also love skiing, watching football, traveling, and any activity that facilitates people connecting and learning in nature.

Seacoast Science Center will be CLOSED today: Friday, April 5, 2024. Our utilities are currently down and need to get repaired before we are able to open for visitors. Thank you for your understanding. 

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.