July 23, 2018 - July 26, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
2018 SUMMER NATURE ADVENTURE CAMP at the ENC
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.
Read the Nature Camp Newsletter prior to your first day of camp!
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 Adventure Camp at the ENC? Entering Kindergarten through 3rd grade in Fall 2018 (must be at least 5 years old by the first day of camp). Preschool aged students (age 3-5 years) can enroll in our new Little Naturalists Camp! Students entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grade can enroll in Science Explorers Camp (Registration through the City of Newport Beach. Coming soon!) Students entering 7th and 8th grade in the Fall can apply for the Order of the Raven.
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 camp registrations are open until 12PM on the weekday preceding the start of the camp OR until full.
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!
- 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 $20.00 fee.
Nature Camp is held Monday – Thursday. There is no camp on Fridays.