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!

Upcoming Camps:

Presidents Week Camp

Learn more HERE.

Spring Break Camp

Learn more HERE.

Summer Nature Camps 

July & August
Learn more HERE.

Winter Nature Camps

Learn more HERE.

2014 Nature Camp Design


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.

How many campers are in each group?  Enrollment is limited to small classes of 10 students per teacher (15 in After Camp) 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.


Nature Camp costs $175 per student per session ($157.50 for members).
After Camp costs $80 per student per session ($72 for members)
Fees include all costs of instruction, field trip transportation and admission fees (during Summer), laboratory and art supplies, and an organic cotton camp T-shirt (during Summer).

Nature Camp is held Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (unless there are holidays)
After Camp is held Monday – Thursday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (unless there are holidays)