Seaside Safari is an environmental day camp for children in grades K-5.
April Vacation Camp as been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. If you have already registered, we ask that you please consider the following options:
- We can transfer your April Camp registration to any day or week of Summer Camp. Even if the session is full at this time, we will bring in extra staff to accommodate the slightly larger group size, on any day or week you choose.
- You can choose to donate all of, or a portion of, your registration fee to support our ongoing mission of providing science-based learning to our community.
- You can request a full refund.
Please contact Henry Burke, Camp Director, at [email protected] to let him know how you would like to proceed.
Age: For grades K-5
Dates: April 20-24 and April 27-May 1, 2020
Time: 9am-3pm; drop-off begins at 8:30am
Daily Cost: $65 members, $70 non-members
Full Week Cost: $325 members, $350 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 20 and 27: Fantastic Fish!
Today, we’ll learn about all the fish on exhibit at the Center, as well as many other cool fish that live in the sea. Learn how we care for our fish and get an up-close look at them devouring their daily meal. Discover how unique adaptations help fish survive, such as the amazing puffer fish that can inflate like a balloon! Outside, we’ll play fun fishy games.
Tuesday, April 21 and 28: Pond Ponderin’ and Woods Walk
Let’s head out to our freshwater pond and into the woods to investigate the signs of spring. We’ll search for frogs, turtles, birds and other wildlife that are becoming active during this special time of year. We’ll make bird feeders to take home at the end of our busy day.
Wednesday, April 22 & 29: Our Blue Planet
Today we’ll learn why the ocean is so important to all life on Earth and how we can each help to keep it healthy. Learn more about one of your favorite ocean animals and design a colorful “Under the Sea” snow globe to take home. We’ll hike out to Frost Point, breathing in the fresh ocean air.
Thursday, April 23 & 30: Marine Mammals of the Gulf of Maine
Come learn about mammals that inhabit our local waters, including whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals. Discover what traits they share with us and how we differ. We’ll reconstruct a marine mammal skeleton and test the effects of a “blubber glove.” A Marine Mammal Rescue team member will join us to teach about how they help protect these special animals.
Friday, April 24 and May 1: Shore Detectives
Join us as we walk along the rocky shore to see what we can find, and investigate the creatures that inhabit the tide pools. How do the critters survive in this ever-changing habitat, ruled by the changing tide? Come find out, and be a shore detective!
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.
How to Register
To secure your spot right away, click the button below and register online. You may also download a printable brochure and registration form and submit it by email or fax (603-433-2235) to Henry Burke, [email protected]
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.