Environmental Day Camps

Kids love our camps! With seven different habitats in Odiorne Point State Park to explore, and live animal and hands-on exhibits in the Center to reinforce learning, campers gain a great understanding and appreciation of the natural world around them. 

Our Counselors

All camp counselors are skilled educators who know how to excite children about science through hands-on learning fun. Our low camper-to-counselor ratio for each age group ensures a safe, enriching experience for every camper.

Our Campers

Children are grouped by grade and Trekkers (ages 4 to 5) have their own classroom. Come find out why many of our campers return year after year and form lasting friendships.

 

Health and Safety Protocol

Seacoast Science Center believes that the safety of its visitors, program participants, and staff and volunteers is of paramount importance. Over 28 years, SSC has established a track record for putting the safety of its program participants first. We also believe that, in accordance with guidelines of the State of New Hampshire’s Stay at Home 2.0, it is important for SSC to provide a trusted source of child day care for parents and an educational outlet for children in our community. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have expanded our day camp health and safety protocols while putting in place additional preventative measures for infectious disease control. 

Please read our Protocol and Safety Guidelines for Camp and After School Programs for a detailed plan of of the protocol and procedures we will follow for all camp sessions in consideration of Covid-19 concerns. 

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

 

Our Programs

Trek 4 Tots

Ages 4-5

9am-3pm or 9am-12pm

 

With seven different habitats in Odiorne Point State Park to explore, and live animal and hands-on exhibits in the Center to reinforce learning, campers gain a great understanding and appreciation of the natural world around them. 

Please note: there will be no Treks 4 Tots February Vacation Camp this year.

Treks 4 Tots Summer Camp
June 21-August 27, 2021

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Summer Camp Registration opens February 1 for members; February 15 for non-members.

Seaside Safari

Grades K to 5

9am-3pm

Extended care available.

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 reinforce learning. Lessons, activities, art projects, games, and stories combine for a full day of learning, excitement and fun!

February Vacation Camp
February 15-19 and February 22-26, 2021

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April Vacation Camp
April 19-23 and 26-30, 2021

Details coming soon.

Safari Summer Camp
June 21-August 27, 2021

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Summer Camp Registration opens February 1 for members; February 15 for non-members.

Seaside Safari: Stewards

Grades 6-8

Summers only; dates vary.

9am-3pm

Stewards is a field-trip based program offered during the summer only. Stewards spend the day immersed in nature, learning about ecosystems and how to become caretakers of the natural environment, or visiting other regional environmental institutions to expand their knowledge.

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Summer Camp Registration opens February 1 for members; February 15 for non-members.

Marine Biology Camp for High School Students

Grades 9-12

July 12-16 and August 16-20

9am-3pm

This 1-week marine biology camp for science-minded high school students interested in pursuing studies in marine biology or a related science field, includes in-depth, hands-on lessons that will give students practical experience and insight into marine science careers.

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