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ENC Nature Camps

The ENC has offered Nature Camps since 1977! Nature Camp provides quality science education in an outdoor, hands-on setting.  Our campers learn while having a great time!

ENC Nature Camp emphasizes experiential learning. Campers spend most of their time outside 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 like, you can read the Camp Orientation with lots of great info that Nature Adventure Campers hear on their first day of Nature Camp.

Upcoming Camps:

Summer Little Naturalists Camp
(3&4 years)
Learn more HERE.

Summer Nature Adventure Camps
(age 5 – 8)
Learn more HERE.

Summer Science Explorer Camps
(age 9 – 13)
Learn more HERE!

Winter Nature Camps
Learn more HERE.

Presidents Week Camp
Learn more HERE.

Spring Break Camp
Learn more HERE.

2014 Nature Camp Design


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?  We have camps available for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. See individual camps for specific age ranges as they vary.

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 up to 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 complement 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.


Half Day Nature Camp is held Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (unless there are holidays)
Full Day  Camp is held Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (unless there are holidays)

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