Seaside Safari is an environmental day camp for children in grades K-5.
Age: For grades K-5
Dates: February 15-19 and February 22-26, 2021
Daily Cost: $70 members, $80 non-members
Full Week Cost: $350 members, $400 non-members
After-care: $20 per day (until 5:30pm)
You must have a family membership valid through your chosen camp dates to take advantage of the member rate.
To reach the Camp Director while Camp Care is in session, please call 603-812-9425.
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!
Safety Guidelines and Protocol
Please read our Protocol and Safety Guidelines for Camp and After School Programs for a detailed plan of of the protocol and procedures followed for all camp sessions.
Monday, February 15 & 22: Chillin’ at the Winter Pond
Discover the secrets of a winter pond. Where are the animals hiding? What clues have they left in the mud and snow? Let’s investigate! After visiting the pond, we’ll hike into the woods and build a shelter, from which we can spy on wildlife. We’ll discuss how different animals spend the winter.
Tuesday, February 16 & 23: Journey to the Arctic!
Head outside with us, pretending we have just ventured to the North Pole. We’ll learn the mysteries of snow and ice, and learn about the animals that live at the top of the world, and what dangers they face as our planet warms.
Wednesday, February 17 & 24: Winter Birds of the Shore
Take a walk along the shore with us and learn about the different types of birds such as gulls, ducks and other feathered friends that stick around for the winter. Play fun games outside, and if we have snow, build a Snow Bird!
Thursday, February 18 & 25: Clouds and Weather Investigation
We’ll look to the sky to learn about different kinds of clouds and what they tell us about the weather. Measure the wind speed, and determine from what direction the wind is blowing. Hear about big storms of the past, and check out the winter waves along the shore!
Friday, February 19 & 26: Trees in the Winter Forest
We’ll head into the forest to learn how to identify different kinds of trees by their bark and buds. What is the difference between an evergreen and a deciduous tree? How do animals use trees in the winter? Come find out and investigate trees with us!
How to Register
To register online, click the button below. Then, choose among the sessions offered. If you would like to register over the phone, please email Henry Burke, Camp Director, at [email protected] Please include your phone number and the best time to reach you.
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 (you may also join or renew when you register for camp).
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. Join us in promoting sustainability, zero waste, and a healthy environment by packing your child’s lunch, snacks, and drinks in reusable containers.