Seacoast Science Center’s Summer Environmental Camps! Ages 4 and up.

Kids love our camps! With 135 seaside acres as their outdoor classroom, seven distinctly different habitats to explore, and live animal and hands-on exhibits in the Center campers gain a great understanding and appreciation of the natural world around them. Seacoast Science Center offers safe Environmental Day Camp programs that cultivate marine and environmental education through first-hand interactions. Children are grouped by grade and Trekkers (ages 4 to 5) have their own classroom. Come find out why many of our campers return year after year and form lasting friendships.

All camp counselors are skilled educators who know how to excite children about science through hands-on learning fun. Our low camper-to-counselor ratio for each age group ensures a safe, enriching experience for every camper.


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2022 Summer Camps
Treks 4 Tots Camp

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 20-August 26, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm or 9am-12noon; drop-off begins at 8:30am
Full Week/Half Day: $350 member/$400 non-member
Full Week/Half-Day: $250 member/$300 non-member
4-day Week (session 3) Cost: Full Days $280 member/$320 non-member; Half Days $180 member/$220 non-member
**Extended care is not available for Treks.**
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Seaside Safari Camp

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!

Children are grouped by the grade they are currently in; the fall 2021-spring 2022 school year:

Kindergarten: Periwinkles
Grade 1: Sea Stars
Grades 2-3: Green Crabs
Grades 4-5: Seafarers

Age: Grades K-5 (grouped by grade)
Date: Weekly sessions from June 20-August 26, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm; drop-off begins at 8:30am
Full week: $350 member/$400 non-member (Session 3 is a 4-day week at $280m; $320nm)
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 20-24 / Life between the Tides
Kick off the summer with us as we head out into the tide pools to search for crabs, see stars, urchins and more!

Session 2: June 27-July 1 / Super Science Experiments
Learn what tools scientists use to make their discoveries, and conduct fun experiments that teach us about the world, and ocean, around us.

Session 3: July 5-8 (4 Day Week) / Ocean and Shoreline Predators
Discover what predators lie lurking in the shallows of our tide-pools, and in the deeper waters beyond!

Session 4: July 11-15 / Art in Nature
Explore the State Park with us, searching out patterns and designs in nature, and create your own natural works of art to take home!

Session 5: July 18-22 / Terrific Tide-Pooling
Get your feet wet leaning about rocky shore creatures and their amazing adaptations for survival.

Session 6: July 25-29 / At Home in the Coral Reef
Coral reefs are vibrant eco-systems in need of protection from the threats they face. Come meet the special corals we grow in our tanks, watch as we feed our colorful reef fish their daily meal, and find out what you can do to keep the coral reefs of the world healthy.

Session 7: August 1-5 / Our Blue Planet, from the Rocky Shore to the Deep Sea
Getting our feet wet along the rocky shore, we will conduct citizen science activities, collecting information about invasive species, and marine debris. We will learn about ways we can protect the health of our One World Ocean, from the surface to the deep blue sea.

Session 8: August 8-12 / Seacoast History & Local Legends and Lore
Come hear stories of sailors and pirates, lobstermen, oyster farmers and more. We will conclude the week learning about indigenous peoples that made their home in the area, and the first settlers to NH.

Session 9: August 15-19 / Exploring Odiorne’s Habitats: Salt Marsh to Tide-Pools
Join us as we head out to the fields, forest, pond, salt marsh, sandy beach, and of course, the rocky shore, learning about the flora and fauna unique to each habitat.

Session 10: August 22-26 / Marine Mammal Mania
Come learn what marine mammals are found in the Gulf of Maine, and what the Seacoast Science Center does to protect these animals, as part of our Marine Mammal Rescue Program.

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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.

Age: For grades 6-8
Time: 9am-3pm, unless otherwise noted (drop-off begins at 8:30am)
Pre-care: $15 per day (begins at 7:30am)
After-care: $20 per day (until 5:30pm)
Cost: see each session below
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SESSION A, July 11-15: Coastal Kayaking

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.

Cost for the Week: $75 members/$85 non-member
Cost by the Day: $375 members/$425 non-members
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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.

Cost: $350 members/$400 non-members
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SESSION C, August 15-19: Eco-Sport Week

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.

Cost: $375 members / $425 non-members
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Marine Biology Camp for High Schoolers

This marine biology camp is designed for science-minded high school students who are interested in pursuing studies in marine biology or a related science field. Students spend the week engaged in in-depth, hands-on lessons that give them practical experience and insight into marine science careers. Limited to 12 students. All gear is provided.

This intensive, hands-on program will explore local marine life and our local waters through:

  • Data collection and identification of fish off-shore
  • In-depth focus on crustaceans and echinoderms
  • Water quality testing
  • Scientific ocean research on plastics in the ocean
  • Scientific tide pool research
  • Exploration activity, such as kayaking or snorkeling
  • Field Trip to UNH Marine Lab or Gulf of Maine Boat Trip

Ages: Students in grades 9-12
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 2022
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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