Seacoast Science Center Environmental Day Camps for April and Summer

Give your child an unforgettable experience of discovery by enrolling them in Seacoast Science Center Environmental Day Camp. With seven different habitats in Odiorne Point State Park to explore, and live animal and hands-on exhibits in the Center to reinforce learning, campers gain a great understanding and appreciation of the natural world around them.

Our camp counselors are skilled educators who know how to excite children about science. Come find out why many of our campers come back year after year, have formed lasting friendships, and have chosen to continue their studies in education and the sciences after their camp experience.

2019 April Vacation Camp

Treks 4 Tots (for ages 4-5) and Seaside Safari (for grades K-5)

Dates & Times:

  • Monday-Friday, April 15-19 and Monday-Friday, April 22-26
  • 9:00am-3:00pm (drop off begins at 8:30)
  • Extended care is available for Safari
  • A half day option is available for Treks (9am-12pm)


  • Daily cost: $60 for SSC members; $65 for non-member.
  • Weekly cost: $300 for SSC members; $325 for non-members

Daily Themes: 

Monday, April 15 and 22: Explore the Shore

Tuesday, April 16 and 23: Salt Marsh Sightings

Wednesday, April 17 and 24: Forest Findings

Thursday, April 18 and 25: Ocean Odyssey

Friday, April 19 and 26: What’s the Weather?

Learn more and register here! 

2019 Summer Schedule
Treks 4 Tots

Age: For ages 4-5
Date: Weekly sessions from June 17-August 23, 2019
Time: 9am-3pm or 9am-12pm; drop-off begins at 8:30am
Full-day full-week: $300 member/$325 non-member
Half-day full-week: $200 member/$225 non-member
Session 3 full-days: $180 members /$195 non-members (3 days only)
Session 3 half-days: $120 members /$135 non-members (3 days only)
Per full-day: $60 member/$65 non-member (session 1  & 3 only)
Per half-day: $40 member/$45 non-member (session 1 & 3 only)

Learn more and register now!

Extended care is not available for Treks.
You must have a family membership valid through your chosen camp dates to take advantage of the member rate.

Not a member? Join when you register to take advantage of discounted rates.

Seaside Safari

Ages: Grades K-5
Dates: Weekly sessions from June 17-August 23, 2019
Time: 9am-3pm; drop-off begins at 8:30am
Full week: $300 member/$325 non-member
Session 3: $180 members /$195 non-members (3 days only)
Per day: $60 member/$65 non-member (session 1 & 3 only)
Pre-care: $12 per day (begins at 7:30am)
After-care: $15 per day (until 5:30pm)

Learn more and register now!

Not a member? Join when you register to take advantage of discounted rates.

Weekly Themes for both Treks 4 Tots & Seaside Safari

Session 1, June 17-21: Have to Have a Habitat (by day or week)

Session 2, June 24-28: Terrific Tide Pooling

Session 3, July 1-3: Super Science Experiments (by day or for 3 days)

Session 4, July 8-12: Growing Up in Tide Pools

Session 5, July 15-19: Art in Nature

Session 6, July 22-26: Survival of the Fishest

Session 7, July 29-August 2: History’s Mysteries

Session 8, August 5-9: Blue Stewards

Session 9, August 12-16: Have You Seen Baleen?

Session 10, August 19-23: Summer’s End Ocean Palooza

Learn more and register now!

Seaside Safari: Stewards

Stewards is a field-trip based program for children, grades 6-8, offered during the summer only. 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.

Time: 9am-3pm, unless otherwise noted
Full week of day trips: $350 member/$375 non-member
Per day trip: $70 member/$75 non-member
Pre-care: $12 per day (begins at 7:30am)
After-care: $15 per day (until 5:30pm)

Learn more and register now!

Not a member? Join when you register to take advantage of discounted rates.


Monday, July 8: Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Wells, ME
Tuesday, July 9: Star Island with Island Cruises, Rye, NH
Wednesday, July 10: Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, MA
Thursday, July 11: Parker Island Wildlife Refuge, Newbury, MA
Friday, July 12: Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH


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.


Monday, August 12: Team Challenge & Ropes Course at the Browne Center, Durham, NH
Tuesday, August 13:Fort Foster State Park and Kayak to Wood Island, Kittery, ME
Wednesday, August 14: Mt. Major Hike, Alton Bay, NH
Thursday, August 15: Eco-Surf at Jenness Beach, Rye, NH
Friday, August 16: Marine Mammals and Whale Watch

Learn more and register now!

Marine Biology Camp for High Schoolers

This 2-week marine biology camp for science-minded high school students interested in pursuing studies in marine biology or a related science field includes in-depth, hands-on lessons that will give students practical experience and insight into marine science careers.

Ages: High Schoolers
Dates: August 5-16, 2019
Time: 9am-3pm
Cost: $700 member/$750 non-member

Learn more and register here! 

For More Information
For more information on Seacoast Science Center camp programs click here or contact Camp Director Henry Burke at 603-436-8043, ext. 16 or

To Register
Campers must register in advance. Space is limited and sessions fill fast! Register online or fill out a  registration form (available online or at the Center) and mail to Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH 03870.

Members of the Center are entitled to discounted prices. Join now or when you register to take advantage of the savings and other great benefits right away!

Seacoast Science Center
Odiorne Point State Park
Rt. 1A, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye NH 03870

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