Stewards is a field-trip based program for children, grades 6-8, offered during the summer only.
New Field Trip days have been added. Availability is viewable via our CampBrain registration system. Options listed below.
Age: For grades 6-8
Time: 9am-3pm, unless otherwise noted (drop-off begins at 8:30am)
Cost: indicated per session below
Pre-care: $15 per day (begins at 7:30am)
After-care: $20 per day (until 5:30pm)
You must have a family membership valid through your chosen camp dates to take advantage of the member rate.
To reach the Camp Director while camp is in session, please call 603-812-9425.
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.
WEEKLONG SESSIONS (FULL)
Session A: July 11-15
Come paddle our coastal waters with us as we investigate the flora and fauna of these waterways. Monday and Tuesday are suitable for less experienced paddlers, while Wednesday through Friday will be geared for campers with more kayaking experience. All equipment will be provided.
By the day: $75 members/$85 non-member
For the week: $375 members/$425 non-members
Session B: August 1-5
Coastal Investigations with the Gundalow Company
Our SSC campers will merge with campers from the Gundalow Company and spend three days exploring the tide pools and sandy beach of Odiorne Point State Park, and two days at Creek Farm, with trips aboard the Gundalow PISCATAQUA. Campers will explore such topics as invasive species, plankton sampling, water quality, oyster restoration and other hands-on activities. Drop off and pick up times may vary.
By the week only: $350 members/$400 non-members
Session C: August 15-19
This week we will combine ecological beach investigations and stewardship activities such as invasive species monitoring, water quality testing, plankton sampling, and beach clean-ups with fun sporty activities such as surfing, stand up paddle-boarding and snorkeling! All equipment and lessons will be provided.
By the week only: $375 members/$425 non-members
Join us for one or many of our educational Stewards field trips as we explore local places of natural beauty and interest, from coastal reserves to boat trips on the Gulf of Maine and to the Isles of Shoals. Just pack your bag with a cooler lunch, plenty of sunscreen and water, and join us for a day of fun, learning, and friends!
Hours vary depending on the day’s activity, but are generally are 9am-3pm. Details on drop off and pick up time and locations will be provided via email conformation.
No pre-care or after-care is available for by-the-day field trips.
Cost per day: $75 members/$85 non members
Monday, July 18: Visit to Aquaculture site and UNH Marine Lab (New Castle, NH)
Thursday, July 21: Granite State Whale Watch (departs from Rye, NH)
Friday, July 22: Trip to Star Island, Isles of Shoals (departs from Rye, NH)
Monday, July 25: Visit to Aquaculture site and UNH Marine Lab (New Castle, NH)
Tuesday, July 26: Perkins Cove Lobster Tour (Ogunquit, ME)
Wednesday, July 27: Granite State Whale Watch (departs from Rye, NH)
Friday, July 29: Trip to Star Island, Isles of Shoals (departs from Rye, NH)
Health and Safety Protocol
Please read our Health and Safety Protocol for Youth Programs Spring-Summer 2022 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.
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.
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.
Summer camp is also available for: