August 12, 2019 - August 15, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
2019 SUMMER SCIENCE EXPLORER CAMP at the ENC
Registration is through the City of Newport Beach, please click HERE to register.
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.
9-13 year old campers will join Environmental Nature Center Naturalists at the Back Bay Science Center to engage in unique learning activities. Each week campers explore a different theme through hands-on activities like collecting field data, canoeing, conducting research, creative projects, and touching live marine animals!
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.
- Camp is held MONDAY-THURSDAY, no camp on Fridays (except the week of July 4th). Camp week of 7/1-7/5 will run Monday-Friday, no camp on Thursday 7/4.
- Participants will receive a camp t-shirt.
- Participants should bring a snack, lunch, reusable water bottle, water appropriate shoes and clothes, sunscreen, and a hat.
- For safety purposes, participants should be comfortable with water related activities (i.e. canoeing) and be able to fully comprehend camp guidelines.
- Drop off and pick up is at the Back Bay Science Center: 600 Shellmaker Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
How the Camp Benefit Campers:
Surrounded with like minded children, your camper will be engaged in a positive atmosphere while taking part in fun activities whether out on the water, in the science lab, or out on the wetland trails. Campers gain confidence in doing outdoor activities, discover more reasons why nature and science is interesting, learn how scientists collect and analyze field data using scientific tools, make friends, and create long lasting summer memories! ENC’s camps focus on providing quality education throughs hands-on experience with nature.
Nature Camp is held Monday – Thursday. There is no camp on Fridays.
You must register and pay for each camper separately.
Venue: Back Bay Science Center
Venue Website: http://backbaysciencecenter.org/Address:
Located in Newport Beach, CA on Shellmaker Island, off of Back Bay Drive next to the Newport Dunes. This facility provides year-round educational programs emphasizing estuarine and marine ecology; connecting these concepts to the greater watershed. Over 750 thousand people (approximately the total population of Alaska) live in this watershed, which incorporates nine densely populated and urbanized cities. Non-point source pollutants from these urban areas funnel down through the Back Bay estuary and out to the Pacific Ocean. The Back Bay Science Center strives towards educating local citizens, particularly future generations, on the critical role they play in their watershed. Our goal is for people to understand what specific activities they should or should not do at home that will help protect the Back Bay.