Educational outdoor fun for campers in K – 6th grade
April 10 – 13, 2017
Full Day Camp: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Fee: $265 ($238.50 for members)
Half Day Camp: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Fee: $180 ($162 for members)
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.Read the Nature Camp Newsletter prior to your first day of camp! Questions? Call 949-645-8489 ext. 103
If you do not see your questions answered on this page, feel free to call us at 949-645-8489 ext. 105 or email the Camp Director!
How old does my child have to be to go to Nature Camp? 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 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.
What is your withdrawal policy? 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.
Amazing Animal Adventures
Campers will safari with Ms. Valerie, hiking through the nature center, meeting different groups of animals each day & learning all about how they are adapted to live in our many habitats here! Through art, science, dramatic play, and nature play, we will discover who is furry, feathery, scaly, slimy, and who wears their skeleton as a super hero cape!
Science, Crafts & Exercise!
Science, Crafts, and Exercise! All blended together for a fun nature and science experience at the ENC. Your child will explore science projects that they can replicate at home with supervision, create crafts, and learn that exercise is also important for a well rounded life.
Honeybees do more than provide delicious honey; as pollinators, they play an important part in sustaining the successfulness of wild plants and crops. Campers will explore honeybees as they discover their life cycle, anatomy, beehive roles, honeycombs, and much more. From a waggle dance scavenger hunt, to bee crafts and field experiments, campers will grow to understand and respect this important insect!
Let’s Make StuffFrom slime to bottle rockets to paper beads and more, older FULL DAY campers will be able to get their hands dirty and learn how to make lots of different fun and interesting crafts.
Younger FULL DAY Campers will “grow” Gummi Worms and Bears in a fun and educational science experiment. Using the scientific method, Campers will see which gummis grow biggest in water. Campers will participate in a group art project, go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt, and make shaved Ice with fruit juice! For a grand finale, campers will go on a walking field trip to Nektar Juice Bar.