Seaside Safari is an environmental day camp for children in grades K-5.
Age: For grades K-5
Dates: February 17-21 and February 24-28, 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 your chosen camp dates 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, February 17 & 24: Coral Reef Rescue
Join us as we dive into our new Restoring Reefs exhibit to learn about this important habitat. We’ll learn about the amazing assortment of ocean life that relies on this special ecosystem for survival and discuss what is being done to protect coral reefs. We’ll also design a cool reef craft to take home at the end of the day.
Tuesday, February 18 & 25: Beach Detectives
Today, we’ll explore our new NH Beaches exhibit, which features a 12’ wave action tank and a sandy beach learning station. We’ll get hands-on with creatures that live along the shore and play a fun game to learn about beach pollution. Outside, we’ll explore the winter beach to see what we can find and learn what we can do to keep our beaches and the ocean clean.
Wednesday, February 19 & 26: Sharks and Ocean Predators
Sharks are truly amazing ocean predators, with a host of cool adaptations for detecting and catching their prey. We’ll examine these adaptations in depth and learn about shark conservation worldwide. How are the world’s shark populations holding up? Come find out, touch a live chain catshark, and learn about other amazing ocean predators, like the giant squid.
Thursday, February 20 & 27: Winter Wildlife Walk
Discover the winter wonderland of Odiorne as we explore the woods and search for signs of wildlife. We’ll be nature detectives, identifying tracks and scat, and looking for owl pellets, deer rubbings, and more. We’ll build observation forts and quietly observe nature to see what is out and about, and make bird feeders for our feathered friends.
Friday, February 21 & 28: Sea Turtles and Sea Snakes
Join us as we learn about the fascinating reptiles that live in the ocean and the special adaptations they need for survival in the salty sea. We’ll view some cool videos of animals in action and then head outdoors to build a leatherback snow turtle. Take home a colorful sea snake craft!
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]
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.