Stewards is a field-trip based program for children, grades 6-8, offered during the summer only.
To reach the Camp Director while camp is in session, please call 603-812-9425.
Age: For grades 6-8
Time: 9am-3pm, unless otherwise noted (drop-off begins at 8:30am)
Pre-care: $12 per day (begins at 7:30am)
After-care: $15 per day (until 5:30pm)
Please Note: Pre-care and After-care are not available for Eco-Beach Week (Session A) or on Friday, August 20, Whale Watch day.
You must have a family membership valid through your chosen camp dates to take advantage of the member rate.
Health and Safety Protocol for Summer 2021
Please read our Health & Safety Protocol For Youth Programs Spring/Summer 2021 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.
Stewards spend the day immersed in nature, learning about complex ecosystems, as well as how humans interact with and impact them. The goal of this program is to teach campers how to become responsible stewards of the natural environment through hands-on learning, interesting projects and productive outdoor activities.
Session A: July 26- 30
This week we will learn about beach and tide pool ecology by immersing ourselves in these coastal environments. We will keep a beach journal, search for plants and animals, conduct beach clean ups, and discuss wave dynamics. Swimming will be permitted at beaches lifeguards are present. Mid- week we’ll get an opportunity to take a surf or paddleboard lesson. Drop off and pick up locations will be at local NH beaches; the details for these locations to be announced two weeks prior to the start of the program.
Cost: $375 members; $400 non-members
Session B: August 9-13 FULL
(by day or by week)
Come paddle Little Harbor, Great Bay and our coastal rivers. As we wind our way through a salt marsh, we’ll discuss the many values of this waterscape. Monday and Tuesday are best for paddlers with little or no kayak experience. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are for experience paddlers. All equipment provided.
Full Week: $375 members; $400 non-members
Daily Paddles: $75 members; $80 non-members
Session C: August 16-20
Intertidal Investigations and Whale Watch
This week we will take an inventory of the animals and algae in the intertidal zone of Odiorne Point State Park. We will share the data we collect with local scientists and learn about ocean conservation work taking place in the Gulf of Maine and our World Ocean. As a reward for our data collection efforts, we’ll wrap up the week with a whale watch out of Rye Harbor, to learn about marine mammals in the Gulf of Maine. Come get your feet wet with us!
Cost: $375 members; $400 non-members
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.
If the session you are trying to register for is FULL, please email Henry Burke, Camp Director, at [email protected] to be added to the wait list.
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.
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.
Confirmation, Guidelines, and Medical Health Forms
You will receive a confirmation email for your registration.
Please download, the camp guidelines sheet and required permission forms and medical health forms. The physician’s health form (or child’s medical record sheet) requires your child’s physician’s signature. We must have a current, signed, completed health form two weeks prior to your child’s first day of camp or your child cannot attend.
Summer camp is also available for: