Seaside Safari is an environmental day camp for children in grades K-5.
Age: For grades K-5
Dates: April 15-19 and April 22-26, 2019
Time: 9am-3pm; drop-off begins at 8:30am
Daily Cost: $60 members, $65 non-members
Full Week Cost: $300 members, $325 non-members
After-care: $15 per day (until 5:30pm)
You must have a family membership valid through the session for which you are registering to take advantage of the member rate.
About Safari Camp
Seaside Safari Camp is a fun-filled learning adventure that takes advantage of the natural classroom just outside our doors in historic, 135-acre Odiorne Point State Park. The Center’s hands-on exhibits, scientific instruments, and teaching technology of the Gregg Interactive Learning Studio, help to reinforce what campers learn outdoors. Lessons, activities, art projects, games, and stories combine for a full day of learning, excitement, and fun!
Monday, April 15 and 22: Explore the Shore
Let’s head out to the rocky coast at low tide to see what we can find. Are there creatures hiding under the rocks? Let’s look! Treasures washed ashore by the sea? Maybe!
Tuesday, April 16 and 23: Salt Marsh Sightings
The salt marsh is one of many special habitats in Odiorne Point State Park. We’ll trek out to this flooded grassland to learn what types of animals live in, or visit, the salt marsh, and learn why it is important to protect this valuable habitat for people and wildlife alike.
Wednesday, April 17 and 24: Forest Findings
The spring woods are awakening! Let’s venture out into the Park trails and between the trees to look for signs of wildlife, identify trees, and learn some bird songs. We’ll also play fun games, including Camouflage and Squirrel Tag.
Thursday, April 18 and 25: Ocean Odyssey
Our One World Ocean is alive with more than a million different plants and animals, from the giant blue whale to microscopic plankton. Through fun games and activities, we’ll discover why it is important to learn as much about the ocean as we can and learn ways we can better protect it.
Friday, April 19 and 26: What’s the Weather?
Spring has sprung and that means its mud season! Let’s head outdoors to explore the signs of spring and our changing weather. We’ll take measurements of temperature and humidity, uncover facts about wind and rain, and hopefully enjoy some sun! What kind of cloud is that? Come find out!
How to Register
To register online, first choose among the sessions offered and then complete the registration form. You may also download a printable brochure and registration form.
Become a Member
Members of the Center are entitled to reduced camp prices and early summer camp registration. Membership must be active through the session for which you are registering to receive the member discount. Click here to learn more about all the great member benefits, join, or renew your membership.
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.
The Center has created a Camp Fund to offer financial assistance to those otherwise unable to attend. We encourage your support of this fund; please make a donation when you register or donate now. Your contributions are tax deductible.
You will receive email confirmation for your registration.
What to Bring
Children should always come prepared with layers of 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.