Seaside Safari Summer Camp

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

Age: For grades K-5

Dates: Weekly sessions from June 20-August 26, 2022

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

Full week: $350 member/$400 non-member (Session 3 is a 4-day week at $280m; $320nm)

Pre-care: $15 per day (begins at 7:30am)

After-care: $20 per day (until 5:30pm)

Registration opens January 15 for members; February 1 for non-members. To take advantage of early registration and program discounts, join when you register or join today.

You must have a family membership valid through your chosen camps dates to take advantage of the member rate.

 

To reach the Camp Director while camp 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!

Children are grouped by the grade they are currently in; the fall 2021-spring 2022 school year:

Kindergarten: Periwinkles
Grade 1: Sea Stars
Grades 2-3: Green Crabs
Grades 4-5: Seafarers

 

Weekly Themes

Session 1: June 20-24
Life between the Tides
Kick off the summer with us as we head out into the tide pools to search for crabs, see stars, urchins and more!

Session 2: June 27-July 1
Super Science Experiments
Learn what tools scientists use to make their discoveries, and conduct fun experiments that teach us about the world, and ocean, around us.

Session 3: July 5-8 (4 Day Week)
Ocean and Shoreline Predators
Discover what predators lie lurking in the shallows of our tide-pools, and in the deeper waters beyond!

Session 4: July 11-15
Art in Nature
Explore the State Park with us, searching out patterns and designs in nature, and create your own natural works of art to take home!

Session 5: July 18-22
Terrific Tide-Pooling
Get your feet wet leaning about rocky shore creatures and their amazing adaptations for survival.

Session 6: July 25-29
At Home in the Coral Reef
Coral reefs are vibrant eco-systems in need of protection from the threats they face. Come meet the special corals we grow in our tanks, watch as we feed our colorful reef fish their daily meal, and find out what you can do to keep the coral reefs of the world healthy.

Session 7: August 1-5
Our Blue Planet, from the Rocky Shore to the Deep Sea
Getting our feet wet along the rocky shore, we will conduct citizen science activities, collecting information about invasive species, and marine debris. We will learn about ways we can protect the health of our One World Ocean, from the surface to the deep blue sea.

Session 8: August 8-12
Seacoast History & Local Legends and Lore
Come hear stories of sailors and pirates, lobstermen, oyster farmers and more. We will conclude the week learning about indigenous peoples that made their home in the area, and the first settlers to NH.

Session 9: August 15-19
Exploring Odiorne’s Habitats: Salt Marsh to Tide-Pools
Join us as we head out to the fields, forest, pond, salt marsh, sandy beach, and of course, the rocky shore, learning about the flora and fauna unique to each habitat

Session 10: August 22-26
Marine Mammal Mania
Come learn what marine mammals are found in the Gulf of Maine, and what the Seacoast Science Center does to protect these animals, as part of our Marine Mammal Rescue Program.

 

Health and Safety Protocol

Please read our Health and Safety Protocol and Safety Guidelines for Youth Programs 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 crisis evolves or resolves. 

 

Become a Member

Members of the Center are entitled to reduced camp prices and early summer camp registration. Your family membership must be valid through your chosen camp dates to receive the discount. Click here to learn more about all the great member benefits, join, or renew your membership.

 

How to Register

To register online, click the button below, which will take you to our all new, easy-to-use registration software, CampBrain. If you registered for Summer Camp in  2021, your email address will be recognized, but you must choose a new password. If you did not register for summer camp last year, or did not create a CampBrain account in 2021 or 2022, you must create 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.

Registration opens January 15 for members; February 1 for non-members. To take advantage of early registration and program discounts, join when you register or join today.

Please select the grade your child is currently in; the fall 2021-spring 2022 school year.

 
Register
 

Confirmation, Medical Health Forms, Camper Guidelines, and other required forms.

You will receive a confirmation email for your registration. Medical Health forms are now to be filled out and saved in your personal CampBrain (our new camp registration software) account. You will find information on camper guidelines and other required forms in CampBrain, or you can access them here for reference

 

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

 

Questions?

Contact Henry Burke at 603-436-8043, ext. 16 or [email protected].

Summer camp is also available for:

 

Ages 4-5: Treks 4 Tots

Grades 6-8: Stewards

Marine Biology Camp for High School Students

 

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