- T/Th After School Nature Camp
September 14, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Attention parents: you must complete registration for each child separately (to the point of paying – sorry!), or our system will not ask for the second child’s info (name, age, etc.).
All refund requests and camp changes must be submitted by email. PLEASE check your schedule before registering and be careful when choosing options. We are very low tech and changes are made by a human, a very time consuming (costly) endeavor. Please review our refund policy below.
Join us for After School Nature Camp to enhance your child’s education this Fall! ENC Nature Camps provide a learning experience while also giving campers the opportunity to get outside for physical activity and a chance to hang out socially with their peers. Students attending school in person or at home will be provided with critical programming they will need to re-engage, re-connect, and thrive. After their virtual or in person school day is done, campers will spend time at the ENC with friends and mentors for hands-on learning, creative enrichment and expression, a chance to explore without stress.
The ENC will adhere to health and safety standards based on the most up-to-date and scientific information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the OC Health Care Agency. View our policies HERE.
Age: After School Nature Camp is currently being offered for kids enrolled in Kindergarten – 3rd grade this fall (at least 5 years old by Sept. 1). We may expand this age range as we progress through the fall.
Days of the Week: After School Nature Camp (ASNC) is offered T/Th and M/W/F. Families that want all 5 days can sign up for both Camps.
Drop off and Pick-up Times: Drop off and pick-up times are staggered for the safety of the Campers and staff. You will be given the opportunity to choose your preferred time when you register, but we cannot guarantee you’ll be assigned that time. We will do our best to group campers according to time request, while also taking into consideration age and friend requests.
- 12:45 – 3:45PM
- 1 – 4PM
- 1:15 – 4:15PM
- 1:30 – 4:30PM
Session Length: Sessions are two weeks long, starting September 14 and ending December 18 (7 sessions, 14 weeks). You can sign up for just one two week session or all of them.
Group Size: Our ENC camps will maintain a smaller camper to teacher ratio than we typically offer. Under these modified camp protocols, camp groups will never exceed 10 campers per naturalist. Camp groups may also include up to 1 teenage Leader in Training.
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? Registration closes at noon on the Friday before each camp, but frequently camps fill long before that. 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.
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? Campers explore the Center, interact with our Animal Ambassadors, play educational games, create nature themed arts and crafts, do science experiments and so, so much more. Each week has different activities, so feel free to sign up for more than one session!
What is your refund policy?
- Refund requests made 2 weeks or more prior to the start date of camp are subject to $50.00 fee per session of camp.
- Less than 2 weeks notice, no refund requests will be processed.
- Absent Campers: There are no refunds, make up days or credits for days missed for any reason (including sickness/illness). The ENC depends on income from camps for the continued operations of the Center.
- All session changes will incur a $25.00 fee.