Spring Break Camp at the Environmental Nature Center
Educational outdoor fun for campers in K – 6th grade
FULL!April 15-18, 2013
Camp: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Fee: $175
After Camp: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Fee: $80
10% discount for members!
Each day, campers (divided into small groups by age) will rotate between three fabulous Camp Teachers, where they will participate in exciting, age appropriate hands-on activities.
Questions? Call 949-645-8489 ext. 103
Withdrawal: Any time up to 2 weeks before the start of a session: $25 processing fee, balance refunded. 1-2 weeks notice: 50% refund. Less than 1 week notice: NO REFUND.
This year’s themes:
The Living Desert
Campers will celebrate and explore the desert biome and learn that a desert is more than just sand. Through games, experiments, demonstrations, and first-hand observations, we’ll determine how plants grow in the desert, experience some of the animals that call the desert home, and problem-solve issues facing this ecosystem. Though campers may not see the see the desert often, they will get a chance to see why it’s so important and how people have called it home for so many years. We will all leave with a new respect and excitement for the hot, life-rich environment.
As campers climb into the wonderful world of trees at the ENC this spring they will learn to identify several species of native California trees. They will learn many amazing facts about trees and create their very own tree and leaf journals which will include art, tree rubbings, leaf collections, etc. Campers will read the Lorax and write some Loxaxian poeTREE! Campers will play tree games and use their senses to have a TREErific nature experience!
Create, Imagine, Play.
Children in contact with nature score higher on tests of concentration and self-discipline. They show more advanced motor fitness, including coordination, balance and agility. When children play in natural environments, their play is more diverse with imaginative and creative play that fosters language and collaborative skills. Outdoor environments are important to children’s development of independence and autonomy. During this part of their day, campers will create things that can be highly individualized (i.e. bandanas, foil armor, and candle holders), and they will spend time in directed and undirected nature play. They will plant some things, pull some weeds, move rocks around, build forts, and play by the stream.
Back in the Day…(After Camp, younger campers)
Each day campers will travel back in time to immerse themselves in ancient California Native American life. They will listen to legends, play music, practice their “hunting” skills and enjoy authentic Native American games. They will make a “talking stick” and a drum to take home.
Camping Fun!(After Camp, older campers)
Campers will revel in the art of camping. They’ll enjoy the thrill of camp stove cooking, tent-building, fire making, first aid, and bow making. Campers will let loose and learn some awesome camp games!