Safari February Camp

Seaside Safari is an environmental day camp for children in grades K-5.

Age: For grades K-5

Date: February 20-24 and February 27-March 4, 2023

Time: 9am-3pm; drop-off begins at 8:30am

Daily Cost: $75 members, $85 non-members

4-Day Cost: $300 members, $340 non-members

After-care: $25 per day (until 5:30pm)

Membership must be active through the date for which you are registering to be eligible for the discounted membership cost.

 

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

 

About Safari Camp

Safari camp programs are designed to stimulate your child’s curiosity about the natural world. Fun-filled activities support inquiry-based learning and motivate children to make choices to help conserve our Blue Planet. Our dedicated counselors ensure a safe, enriching, personalized experience for each camper.

 

Safety Guidelines and Protocol

Please read our Health and Safety Protocol for Youth Programs Fall 2022-Winter 2023 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 situation evolves. 

 

Daily Themes

Monday, February 20 and 27: Life in a Coral Reef

Come discover the wonders of coral reefs and the creatures that call this colorful ecosystem home. We’ll take a close look at the corals we are growing here at SSC, and feed one of our reef inhabitants, the moray eel. We’ll discuss the threats to reef health and learn what we can do to protect this fragile ecosystem. Outside we’ll build snow sculptures of coral reef animals.

Tuesday, February 21 and 28: Walk in the Winter Woods

Take a hike with us as we investigate the winter woods of Odiorne Point State Park. We’ll learn how to identify trees by their bark, look for signs of wildlife, and make winter forts to hunker down in as we peer out over the frozen landscape

Wednesday, February 22 and March 1: Winter Storms and Shipwrecks

Winter can be a rough time to be out on the ocean in any kind of vessel. We’ll learn how sailors, scientists, and fishermen keep their ships upright in stormy weather. As we take a walk along the shoreline, we’ll hear stories of historical shipwrecks and the challenging work of life saving stations, and learn about the iconic lighthouses that have saved many a wayward sailor.

Thursday, February 23 and March 2: Ocean Predators

From the Great White shark to the Giant squid, the ocean is teeming with predators looking for a meal. Come learn cool facts about these hungry creatures and design an imaginary ocean predator of your own. We’ll explore our live exhibits to see what predators are lurking in tanks at SSC.

Friday, February 24 and March 3: Our Changing Planet

The earth is warming and the effects are far-reaching, causing change in the world’s oceans and for its inhabitants, our shorelines via sea level rise, and the severity and frequency of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and wildfires. Come learn what tools scientists use to monitor this climate change, and what steps are being taken to slow the process down. What role can you play in this process?

 

How to Register

To register online, click the button below, which will take you to our easy-to-use registration software, CampBrain. If you registered for camp via CampBrain in the past, your email address will be recognized. If not, you will be promoted to set up a new account.

If you prefer 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.

 
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Become a Member

Members of the Center are entitled to reduced camp prices and early summer camp registration. Membership must be active through the date for which you are registering to be eligible for the discount. Click here to learn more about all the great member benefits, join, or renew your membership.

 

Cancellation Policy

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.

 

Camp Scholarship Fund

The Center has created a Camp Scholarship Fund to offer financial assistance to those otherwise unable to attend. We encourage your support of this fund; please donate now

 

Confirmation

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.

 

Questions?

Contact Henry Burke at 603-812-9425 or [email protected].

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