Stewards is a field-trip based program for children, grades 6-8, offered during the summer only.
Age: For grades 6-8
Time: 9am-3pm, unless otherwise noted (drop-off begins at 8:30am)
Full week of day trips: $375 member/$400 non-member
Per day trip: $75 member/$80 non-member
Pre-care: $12 per day (begins at 7:30am)
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.
New Protocol for Summer 2020
Please read our Protocol for Environmental Day Camp Summer 2020 for a detailed plan of of the protocol and procedures we will follow for all camp sessions this summer in consideration of Covid-19 concerns.
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 13-17
ECO-EXPLORERS I: COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS WEEK
(by day or by week)
Each day this week we will explore ocean-side habitats and survey the animals, plants and water quality of coastal locations from Wells, ME to Rockport, MA, then compare the results.
Monday, July 13: Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Wells, ME
Tuesday, July 14: Star Island with Island Cruises, Rye, NH
Wednesday, July 15: Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, MA
Thursday, July 16: Parker Island Wildlife Refuge, Newbury, MA
Friday, July 17: Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH
**Due to the indoor nature of this program, Session B has been cancelled.**
SESSION B: JULY 27-31
ECO-EXPLORERS II: MARINE SCIENCE WEEK
(by full week only)
Learn about different marine science careers and visit local marine laboratories to learn about, and see firsthand, their ongoing research. At the Center, we will work on a presentation about marine science to present to the younger campers at week’s end.
SESSION C: AUGUST 3-7
ECO-EXPLORERS III: ECO-ADVENTURES
(by day or by week)
Monday, August 3: Team Challenge & Ropes Course at the Browne Center,
Learn leadership and team-building skills while challenging yourself to overcome obstacles on a ropes course.
Tuesday, August 4: Fort Foster State Park and Kayak to Wood Island, Kittery, ME
Explore this seaside park and paddle over to Wood Island, home to the 110-year-old Wood Island Life Saving Station. All equipment provided.
Wednesday, August 5: Mt. Major Hike, Alton Bay, NH
Mount Major trail is a 3.4 mile loop and is a great hike for all skill levels. We’ll discuss the importance of watershed protection while overlooking beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee.
Thursday, August 6: Eco-Surf at Jenness Beach, Rye, NH
Help clean up a local beach and learn about wave dynamics while receiving a surf lesson from Summer Sessions Surf Shop. Wetsuits and gear are provided.
Friday, August 7: Marine Mammals and Whale Watch
Come on a whale watch, departing from Rye Harbor, and discover which mammals live in the Gulf of Maine.
SESSION D: AUGUST 17-21
(by day or by week)
Come paddle Little Harbor, Great Bay, and our coastal rivers. Monday and Tuesday are best for paddlers with little or no kayaking experience; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are for experienced paddlers. All equipment is provided.
How to Register
To register online, click the button below. Then, choose among the sessions offered. 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 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:
Marine Biology Camp for High School Students