ENC Nature Camps
The ENC has offered Nature Camps since 1977! Nature Camp provides quality science education in an outdoor, hands-on setting. Our campers learn while having a great time!
ENC Nature Camp emphasizes experiential learning. Campers spend most of their time outside observing nature up close using tools like binoculars, magnifying lenses and microscopes. Science concepts are introduced in a fun environment, with crafts, games and hands-on activities.
Read the Nature Camp Newsletter prior to your first day of camp!
If you do not see your questions answered on this page, feel free to call us at 949-645-8489 or email the Camp Director!
How old does my child have to be to go to Nature Camp? Entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.
My children are a few years apart, can they be in the same group? Our Campers are divided into groups by grade level. Curricula and activities are designed for these different age groups, which are developmentally distinct from each other.
What is the registration deadline? All camps are open until full. An additional fee ($60 per camper) applies for late registration (less than 96 hours before the first day of a camp session). Please realize that Camp Staff does not work between 5PM on Friday and 8AM on Monday, so contacting us about late registration over the weekend may not guarantee a spot in camp for your child.
How many campers are in each group? Enrollment is limited to small classes of up to 15 students per teacher with a high school assistant.
Who are the Camp Teachers? Most of the Camp Teachers are our Naturalists who teach here throughout the school year. A few exceptional individuals join us to compliment our amazing team (they also work year round in the outdoor environmental education field). All of our teachers are exceptionally qualified in elementary science education and represent a wide range of expertise in the Orange County educational community.
Full Day Nature Camp (9AM – 3PM) costs $265 per student per session ($238.50 for members).
Half Day Camp (9AM – 1PM) costs $180 per student per session ($162 for members)
Fees include all costs of instruction and admission fees, laboratory and art supplies, and an organic cotton camp T-shirt (during Summer).
Half Day Nature Camp is held Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (unless there are holidays)
Full Day Camp is held Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (unless there are holidays)