2018 Science Explorers Camp
Located at the at the Back Bay Science Center, 9-11 year old campers will be immersed in both nature and science. Activities include: canoeing, interacting with live marine and terrestrial animals, collecting field data, hiking, and adventuring in the lab. Science Explorers Camp is a well-rounded interactive experience your camper will surely cherish!
The ENC has offered Summer Nature Camps since 1977. Nature Camp provides quality science education in an outdoor, hands-on setting. ENC Nature Camp emphasizes experiential learning. Campers spend most of their time outside, having a great time observing nature up close. Our camp for kids entering 4th through 6th grade is being offered at the Back Bay Science Center on Shellmaker Island and registration is through the City of Newport Beach, coming soon.
Drop off and pick up is at the Back Bay Science Center: 600 Shellmaker Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
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? 9-11 years old. Younger campers can enroll in Nature Adventure Camp.
How many campers are in each group? Enrollment is limited to small classes of 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.
What will the kids be doing? Camp teachers develop their own curricula and turn it into our Camp Director two weeks before the start of each camp. Each week has a different theme and different activities, so feel free to sign up for more than one session!
Full Day Nature Camp (9AM to 3PM) costs $400/student per session ($360 for members).
Half Day Nature Camp (9AM to 1PM) costs $265/student per session ($239 for members).
Fees include all costs of instruction, laboratory and art supplies, and an organic cotton camp T-shirt.
Nature Camp is held Monday – Thursday. There is no camp on Fridays (except during the week of July 2).
Nature Camp News
Approximately one week prior to the start of each Camp session, you will receive a Camp email newsletter with specifics about the session including: daily schedule, appropriate clothing, parking/drop-off info, etc.
Campers will receive an organic cotton ENC Camp shirt! Daily wear of camp t-shirts is encouraged, but not required. Additional shirts may be purchased in the ENC Store.
Full Day Camp ends promptly at 3:00 PM each day. Half Day Camp ends promptly at 1:00 PM. Please be on time.
If you know you are going to be late please notify us. A $5 fee for each 15 minutes late will be charged.