Treks Summer Camp

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

  • Full Week, Full-Days: $375 members, $425 non-members
  • Full Week, Half-Days: $275 members, $325 non-members
  • 3-day Week (session 3): Full Days $225 member/$255 non-member; Half Days $165 member/$195 non-member

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.

Kids sitting near a tree at Trek summer camp

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.

Weekly Themes

Session 1, June 19-23 Ocean Investigations

We’ll kick off the summer learning about the wonders of the ocean, and make fun ocean crafts to take home all week long. At the end of our week, we’ll get our feet wet exploring the tide pools.

Session 2, June 26-30 Terrific Tide Pooling!

Head out into the tide pools with us in search of crabs, sea stars, and more. We’ll make some fun crafts that teach us about the different body parts of these rocky shore creatures.

Session 3, July 5-7 (3-Day Week) Super Science Experiments!

Join us as we learn what it is like to be a scientist, and get hands-on with ooey, gooey, and slimy substances as we learn about the world around us.

Session 4, July 10-14 Rocky Shore Food Web

Explore the tide pools with us and get hands-on with rocky shore creatures as we learn about food webs. Indoors, we’ll design a tide pool art project, using colorful art supplies to add new creatures each day.

Session 5, July 17-21 Art in Nature

Come celebrate patterns and designs found in nature and design your own work of art this week using natural items such as shells, sea glass, driftwood, and more. Special guest artists will visit camp this week to assist with making beautiful creations to take home.

Session 6, July 24-28 Growing up along the Shore

Come get your feet wet in the tide pools as we learn about how tide pool creatures change as they grow into adults. We’ll play fun outdoor games all week long, moving our bodies like crabs, lobsters, and more!

Session 7, July 31-August 4 Sharks and Ocean Predators

Come learn fascinating facts about sharks and other ocean predators, and get close up and personal with a live chain cat shark and moray eel as we feed them in our aquarium tanks. We’ll play some fun shark games and make cool predator crafts this week.

Session 8, August 7-11 Odiorne’s Habitats: Sandy Beach to Rocky Shore

We’ll explore the different habitats of Odiorne Point State Park and learn about the plants and animals that call the Park home. We’ll use all of our senses to make discoveries as we explore the beautiful seaside park.

Session 9, August 14-18 Historical Happenings: Sailors, Fishermen, Pirates and More!

We’ll set out on the Park’s trails to visit its historical landmarks and learn about how life along our coast and on the sea has changed over the years. We’ll start the week learning about the Indigenous Peoples of the area, celebrate a Sailor/Pirate Day midweek with nautical activities, and wrap things up by learning about present day fisheries, hearing from a guest lobsterman.

Session 10, August 21-25 Marine Mammal Mania!

Seals, dolphins and whales oh my! Come learn cool facts about these ocean animals and what makes marine mammals a lot like us. Using plush seals as patients, we’ll learn how our Marine Mammal Rescue team cares for injured or sick marine mammals.

Health and Safety Protocol

Please refer to our Health and Safety Protocol for Youth Programs Fall 2022-Winter 2023 for current details on the protocol and procedures followed for all youth programs in consideration of COVID-19. Be aware that there may be updates to our policies to ensure a safe environment as the community health crisis evolves or resolves.

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

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, 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.

Delayed opening today.

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