Seacoast Science Center’s Vacation & Summer Environmental Camp Programs

Seacoast Science Center offers safe Environmental Day Camp programs that cultivate marine and environmental education through first-hand interactions, leveraging its beautiful location in Odiorne Point State Park. With 135 seaside acres as their outdoor classroom, and seven distinctly different habitats to explore, campers gain a deep understanding of the world around them.

“We’ve taken every measure to continue to offer a safe camp experience during the pandemic because we not only understand how much families depend on us for their child care needs, but also because we understand the need for children to interact with their peers, spend time in nature, and have fun during this stressful time,” said SSC Camp Director Henry Burke. “Our camps have always focused on outdoor discovery, and that has been key for safety this past year.”

April School Vacation Week Camp for ME/MA & NH

Age: K – 5th Grade
Date: April 19 – 23 & April 26 – 30
Time: 9:00am – 3:00 pm, with optional after-care until 5:30pm.

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2021 Summer Camp Schedule
Treks 4 Tots (FULL)

Stimulate your child’s curiosity about the natural world around them and inspire them to be caretakers of our Blue Planet. Exploration of the habitats of Odiorne Point State Park and Center’s live animal and interactive exhibits, games, crafts, stories and more combine for a full day of learning fun. Our dedicated counselors support inquiry-based learning and ensure a safe, enriching, personalized experience for each camper.

Age: For ages 4-5
Date: Weekly sessions from June 21-August 27, 2021
Time: 9am-3pm or 9am-12pm; drop-off begins at 8:30am
Full Week/Half Day: $325 member / $350 non-member
Full Week/Half-Day: $225 member / $250 non-member
Daily Full-Day: $65 member / $70 non-member (session 1 only)
Daily Half-Day: $45 members / $50 non-member (session 1 only)
**Extended care is not available for Treks.**

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Seaside Safari

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!

Age: Grades K-5 (grouped by grade)
Date: Weekly sessions from June 21-August 27, 2021
Time: 9am-3pm; drop-off begins at 8:30am
Full week: $325 member / $350 non-member
Per day: $65 member / $70 non-member (session 1 only)
Pre-care: $15 per day (begins at 7:30am)
After-care: $20 per day (until 5:30pm)

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Weekly Themes for both Treks 4 Tots & Seaside Safari

Session 1: June 21-25 / Ocean Food Webs

Session 2: June 28-July 2 / Terrific Tide Pools!

Session 3: July 5-9 / Exploring Odiorne’s Habitats

Session 4: July 12-16 / Art in Nature

Session 5: July 19-23 / Growing up Between the Tides

Session 6: July 26-30 / Working On and Under the Sea

Session 7: August 2-8 / Shoreline Science Fun!

Session 8: August 9-13 / Whales, Dolphins, and Seals Oh My!

Session 9: August 16-20 / Rockin’ Out on the Rocky Shore

Session 10: August 23-27 / Our Changing Planet

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Seaside Safari: Stewards

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.

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.

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SESSION A, July 26-30: Eco-Beach Week

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: Kayak 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

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Marine Biology Camp for High Schoolers

Marine Biology Camp for High School Students is offered for two 1-week sessions during the summer only. Marine Biology Camp allows science-minded high school students to gain in-depth practical experience and insight into marine science careers.

Ages: High Schoolers
Dates: July 12-16 and August 16-20
Time: 9am-3pm
Cost: $375 member/$400 non-member

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For More Information
To learn more about Seacoast Science Center’s Environmental Day Camps and to register online click here!
Or contact Camp Director Henry Burke at or 603-436-8043.

Members of the Center are entitled to discounted prices. Join now 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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