Treks Summer Camp

Registration opens at 9am on January 15th for members; February 1 for non-members.

  • Full Week, Full-Days: $400 members, $450 non-members
  • Full Week, Half-Days: $300 members, $350 non-members
  • Session 3 (3 days) Full-Days: $240 members, $270 non-members
  • Session 3 (3 days) Half-Days: $180 members, $210 non-members

Please note that after-care is not available for Treks.

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

About Treks

Whether your little trekker is ready for adventure or is a bit shy, our Treks program eases kids 4-5 years old into our nature-focused camp setting. Children gain confidence through play-based activities and guided exploration that follows their curiosity. Campers develop a new understanding and appreciation of the natural world around them by exploring Odiorne Point State Park, and all the Center has to offer.

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

Session 1, June 17-21 Ocean Commotion

We’ll dive into ocean topics this week, exploring sea life from the rocky shore to the ocean’s dark depths. Get your feet wet in the tidepools of Odiorne Point State Park, and learn what you can do to help protect the health of our one world ocean. Play fun sea life games and design a colorful ocean craft to take home.

Session 2, June 24-28 Art in Nature

The natural world is filled with interesting patterns, shapes and colors. Investigate these wonders to the eye, and create your own works of art to take home, using natural items such as shells, driftwood, pine cones, and more. Guest artists will be featured throughout the week.

Session 3, July 1-3 (3-Day Week)The Edge of the Sea

We’ll venture out onto the rocky shore to look for sea stars, crabs, lobsters, urchins and more! Returning to the lawn, we’ll play fun games that teach us how these animals move and find the food they need.

Session 4, July 8-12Pirates, Sailors, and Indigenous Peoples

Join us for a fun week playing games of old and listening to stories that teach us about the past. We’ll explore the park, searching for historical landmarks, and learn about Indigenous Peoples. Take home a craft related to our seacoast history. Feel free to come dressed as a Sailor or Pirate, any day of the week! Argh!

Session 5, July 15-19 Terrific Tide Pooling

Tide pools are filled with fascinating plants and animals. Getting our hands wet, we’ll explore these mini oases of life, and learn about how tide pool animals interact with each other. Make  cool crafts to take home, and play fun shoreline games. 

Session 6, July 22-26Sharks and Ocean Predators

Sharks are amazing fish with their own special adaptations for survival. Learn what makes sharks and other ocean predators the great hunters of the sea. Design a shark tooth necklace to take home!

Session 7, July 29-August 2 Capturing the Sun

Join us for a week investigating life that gets its energy directly from the sun. We’ll explore the park and shoreline, taking a close look at colorful seaweeds, algae, plants and trees. Each day we’ll make a craft using plants or seaweed to take home.

Session 8, August 5-9 Marine Mammal Mania

Dolphins, whales and seals oh my! Come learn about these air breathing masters of the sea, from the gigantic Blue whale to smaller ocean mammals that visit or call the Gulf of Maine their home. We’ll learn about our Marine Mammal Rescue operation, and do a mock rescue on the shoreline.

Session 9, August 12-16Tide Pool Explorations

Back to the tide pools we go! This week we will get our feet wet learning about the life cycles of animals found along the rocky shore. You’d be surprised by what some of these creatures look like in their baby stage!

Session 10, August 19-23 Boats and Nautical Week

Join us as we learn about all kinds of boats: fishing boats, research vessels, military ships, ocean tankers, and ships of old. If you like boats, this is your week! Design your own craft boat to take home!

How to Register

Summer Camp registration opens at 9am on January 15 for members, February 1 for non-members. Not a member? Join today or when you register to take advantage of early registration and discounted fees. as well as may other great benefits.

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, Medical Health Forms, Camper Guidelines, and other required forms

You will receive a confirmation email for your registration. Medical Health forms are now to be filled out and saved in your personal CampBrain (our new camp registration software) account. You will find information on camper guidelines and other required forms in CampBrain.

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.

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.

group of children sitting together on the floor at Treks Summer Camp

Questions?

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

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.