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Virtual Summer Camp

​​​​​​​ Two girls at Summer Camp Crafts Photo Credit​Join Inside the Outdoors for Virtual Summer Camp 2021! Experience unique activities that incorporate science, fun, and learning.  Virtual Summer Camp is geared toward campers age 6 to 12 years old.

Each week of virtual summer camp will have themed daily activities that are science/nature based that also include a daily nature journal prompt, family extension activities, kindness activity, get moving activity and virtual sharing of ideas with fellow campers.  Live interaction opportunities will start each day to excite and introduce the daily theme and an afternoon check-in will bring fun surprises and even special guests.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making it possible to bring you Virtual Summer Camp for free! 

Register by June 30, 2021 and receive NSI Backyard Missions and your weekly Animal Ambassador photo.  All registrations received after June 30 will receive electronic versions of materials, but will not receive hard copies of the NSI Backyard Missions or Animal Ambassadors.


  • July 12 -16, 2021 - Animal​ Ambassadors - FREE
  • July 1​9- 23, 2021 - Green Earth - FREE
  • July 26 - 30, 2021 - Exploring Our Ecosystems - FREE
  • August 2 - 6, 2021 - Full STEAM Ahead - FREE

Register Online Today!

​Sample Schedule

10:00 am - Morning Introduction via Video Call, which will include overview of activities, songs, and possible guests.  A portion of this call may be recorded for those who can't attend live.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Participate in camp activities at your own pace

12:00 pm - Afternoon camper check-in, opportunity​ to share completed activities with other campers, Q & A with camp staff, virtual hikes, and a possible meet and greet with a special animals.  A portion of this call may be recorded for those who can't attend live.

After 12:30 pm - Finish camp activities and Family Extension Activities 

Description of Activities

  • Nature Journals - Campers will be given ideas on ways to make their own journals and each day will have art and writing prompts to add to their journals.
  • Kindness Activity - This activity will help student spread kindness to their families, friends or neighborhood each day.
  • Get Moving - An activity to get your body moving and outside if possible.
  • Daily Craft or Experiment - These will vary depending on the theme.
  • Share Animal Ambassador Photos - Take your animal ambassador cutout on adventures in your neighborhood and take photos to share with other campers.
  • Opportunities to Share - Through virtual platforms, you can share drawing, crafts, and experiments with other campers.

Materials List will be sent out prior to camp so you can plan for all of the activities.  Most materials will be low cost and many will be items you can find around your house.

Description of Themes 2021

​Animal Ambassadors

​Meet animal ambassadors of the world and find out how they can teach us about their wild counterparts.  Campers will learn about mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, arthropods, and how their body parts help them survive and adapt in differeent places around the world.

​Green Earth

YOU are the future, learn how to help Mother Earth thrive! During this virtual week of camp, campers will learn how to help preserve our natural resources through fun activities that can all be done at home!​

​Exploring Our Ecosystems

Hike, virtually, around Orange County to explore our natural lands! This week, campers will enjoy live virtual field trips with Inside the Outdoors staff and learn what makes Orange County one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. ​

​Full STEAM Ahead

Explore how art can be found in STEAM! Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math is all around us and campers will explore how art can be incorporated into science, too!​​


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