Kids get outdoors, connect with friends, and have a blast while learning about the natural world around them.
Age: For grades K-5
Days: Monday-Thursday; 4-day weeks
Dates open for registration: March 15-18, March 22-25, March 29-April 1, April 5-8, April 12-15
Cost per 4-day week: $80 member/$85 non-member
To reach the Program Director while Nature Detectives is in session, please call 603-812-9425.
About our Nature Detectives After School Program
Our Nature Detectives After School Program provides a safe educational experience focused on outdoor exploration and scientific inquiry in the many habitats of Odiorne Point State Park, including the rocky shore, sandy shore, salt marsh, woods, and freshwater pond. Children will spend time engaging and connecting with their peers, asking questions about the natural world and making sensory-based, hands-on discoveries. Programming will vary on a daily basis, and will provide a critical supplement to your child’s academic studies. A homework-time block of 30-45 minutes will be provided if requested, so children wishing to complete schoolwork may do so.
Safety Guidelines and Protocol
Please read our Health & Safety Protocol For Youth Programs Spring/Summer 2021 for a detailed plan of 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.
Become a Member
Members of the Center are entitled to reduced program registration fees. Your family membership must be valid through your chosen program dates to receive the discount. Click here to learn more about all the great member benefits, join, or renew your membership.
How to Register
To register, click the button for the grade your child is currently in. Then, choose among the sessions offered.
If the session you are trying to register for is FULL, you can request that your child’s name be put on the wait list by contacting Henry Burke, Camp Director, at [email protected]. You will be contacted if space becomes available.
You must have a family membership valid through your chosen dates to take advantage of the member rate.
Cancellations that are made prior to one week before your child’s first day of the program 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.