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Science Explorers Camp

2018 Science Explorers Camp

Located at the at the Back Bay Science Center, 9-11 year old campers will be immersed in nature and science with activities such as canoeing, interacting with live marine and terrestrial animals, collecting field data, discovering the onsite shark tank, hiking, and experimenting in the science lab. Science Explorers Camp is a well-rounded interactive experience your camper will 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.

Registration is through the City of Newport Beach.

Drop off and pick up is at the Back Bay Science Center:  600 Shellmaker Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660.

How the Camp Benefit Campers:

Surrounded with like minded children, your camper will be engaged in a positive atmosphere while taking part in fun activities whether out on the water, in the science lab, or out on the wetland trails. Campers gain confidence in doing outdoor activities, discover more reasons why nature and science is interesting, learn how scientists collect and analyze field data using scientific tools, make friends, and create long lasting summer memories! ENC’s camps focus on providing quality education throughs hands-on experience with nature. 

What should my camper bring?

  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Reusable water bottle (filled with water)
  • Water appropriate shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

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Science Explorers Camp

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FAQ’s

 

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!

Fees:

Full Day Nature Camp (9AM to 3PM) costs $405 (City of Newport Beach residents) or $425 (non City of Newport Beach residents) student per session.
Half Day Nature Camp (9AM to 1PM) costs $270 (City of Newport Beach residents) or $290 (non City of Newport Beach residents) student per session.

Fees include all costs of instruction, laboratory and art supplies, and an organic cotton camp T-shirt.

Contact Aimee directly at aimee@encenter.org to receive your ENC member discount. 

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.

Camp T-Shirts

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.

Late Pick-Up

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.

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