Seaside Safari is an environmental day camp for children in grades K-5.
Age: For grades K-5
Dates: February 18-22 and February 25-March 1, 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 your chosen camp dates 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, February 18 and 25: Seahorse, of Course!
What is that cool looking fish? It’s a seahorse, of course! Come learn about the amazing seahorse and other unique fish that inhabit the ocean. Watch our fish, including our seahorses, being fed their midday meal and learn about interesting adaptations fish have for survival in the sea.
Tuesday, February 19 and 26: Crustacean Curiosities
Crabs, lobsters, shrimp and barnacles belong to the hard-shelled, many-legged class known as crustaceans. We’ll get hands on with these cool creatures, take a close look at crustacean anatomy and see shell molting in action, projected on a large screen in our learning studio.
Wednesday, February 20 and 27: Winter Wildlife Walk
Explore the winter woods with us as we look for signs of wildlife, including tracks, scat, owl pellets, deer rubbings, and more. We’ll learn which trees animals use for their winter survival and build observation forts to shield us as we view the winter landscape.
Thursday, February 21 and 28: Stingers of the Sea
Many ocean creatures use venom as a weapon for survival. Come learn about sea jellies, anemones, sting rays, octopi, urchins, lionfish and more during this day of discovery. We’ll play a fun game of “Zap!” and make a cool creature craft.
Friday, February 22 and March 1: Ahoy Mateys!
This is a day for all you scurvy landlubbers out there who love pirates! Come listen to tales of famous pirates that sailed the seven seas. Pull up your boot straps and join us for a treasure hunt in the park. Come dressed as a pirate, if ye are inclined.
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. Your family membership must be valid during 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 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.