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Summer Day Camp

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for Summer Day Camp 2024!​

Inside the Outdoors, administered by the Orange County Department of Education, is excited to return with our popular Summer Day Camp at Shipley Nature Center in lovely Huntington Beach, California.

Camp Hours
: 9:00 am* to 2:00 pm**

*Drop off starts at 8:30 am for all weeks.
**Extended Camp available from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for an additional fee of $75.

Experience unique activities that incorporate science, fun, learning, and being outdoors​.  Summer Day Camp is geared toward campers age 6 to 12 years old, with leadership and camp opportunities for campers age 13-17.  Each week of summer camp will have themed daily activities that are science/nature based that also include a daily nature journal prompt and a take-home craft.  


  • July 1 - 3, 2024 (Monday-Wednesday only) -  more details coming soon, Price TBD
  • July 8 - 12, 2024 - more details coming soon, Price TBD
  • July 15 - 19, 2024 -  more details coming soon, Price TBD
  • July 22 - 26, 2024 -  more details coming soon, Price TBD


Online PayPal Payment for ITO Summer Day Camp:  


We are looking forward to another great year of songs, skits, making great friends, science experiments, live animals, crafts, games, FUN and laughter! If you have any questions, please feel free to call/email us. Thank you for giving your camper the opportunity to connect with science as they have hands-on experiences in nature!​  Once you have registered:

Submit payment either online​ (PayPal link above) or send a check to: 
OCDE-Inside the Outdoors, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. 
Attn:  Summer Camp

Medical Release Form​ (**needs to be returned to us via email or mail back to us or bring with you the first day of camp!**)

Map to Camp - Shipley Nature Center, Huntington Beach, California

What to Bring


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​Sample Schedule

9:00 am - Camp songs/skits as a whole group.

9:30am - 11:30 am - Camp activities in small groups.

11:30 am - Lunch (bring your own lunch each day) and Garbology

12:00 pm - Afternoon games and choose-your-own-adventure activities with camp staff.​

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