June 22, 2020 - June 25, 2020
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.).
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. There will be no exceptions made.
2020 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 Mindy the Camp Director!
How old does my child have to be to go to Nature Adventure Camp at the ENC? age 5 through 8 years old by the start of the session you are enrolling in. If your child is age 3 or 4, you must register for our Little Naturalist Camp. If your child is age 9 through 13, you must register for our 4th – 8th grade Science Explorers Camp.
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.
How many campers are in each group? Enrollment is limited to small classes of 15 campers 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!
What is your refund policy?
- Refund requests made 4+ weeks 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.
- 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 $20.00 fee.
Nature Camp is held Monday – Thursday. There is no camp on Fridays.