August 12, 2019 - August 15, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 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.).
IF THIS SESION IS FULL and you’d like to be placed on the WAITLIST, please complete the online form HERE.
2019 Little Naturalists Summer Camp
Educational outdoor fun for preschool campers, age 3-5 years
10% discount for members!
Each day Little Naturalist Campers will be led by an ENC Naturalist for a hands-on nature based outdoor play curriculum filled with adventure experiences and learning activities. Little Naturalist campers will make a morning snack each day and if attending for the full day an additional afternoon snack.
(Families will provide lunch and a hearty breakfast before camp is recommended)Read the Nature Camp Newsletter prior to your first day of camp! Questions? Call 949-645-8489 ext. 113
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 using tools like binoculars, magnifying lenses and microscopes. Science concepts are introduced in a fun environment, with crafts, games and hands-on activities.
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? 3 – 5 years old. If your child is age 5 on or before September 1, 2019, you must register for our K-3 Summer Nature Adventure Camp. If your child is turning age 5 after September 1, 2019, you must register for our Little Naturalists Summer Camp.
I have elementary aged children, can they be in the same group with my preschooler? 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.
I am worried about leaving my child at Camp. May I attend with them? Little Nature Camp is an opportunity for children to learn about nature in a unique and safe environment where they can practice and build developmental skills such as language, problem solving, physical adeptness, and self-competence. Part of that developmental process is learning how to listen and learn with new teachers, build new relationships with peers, and get an opportunity to practice independence and separation from parents. Children will develop skills in handling changes, challenges and decision-making- which are all important foundational life-skills.
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 with a high school assistant.
Who are the Camp Teachers? The Little Naturalist staff consists of a Naturalist with Early Childhood Education (ECE) and an Assistant Outdoor Classroom Specialist with ECE. High School assistants may also be included with additional staffing.
- Refund requests made 4 weeks or more prior to the start date of camp are subject to a $25.00 fee per week of camp.
- Refund requests made 2-4 weeks prior to the start date of camp are subject to $50.00 fee per week of camp.
- Refund requests made with 1-2 weeks notice 50% refund.
- Less than 1 week notice no refund requests will be processed.
- All session changes will incur a $25.00 fee. Session change requests require at least 10 days notice. Requests to change from full day to half (or vice versa) fall under this fee.