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Department of Education
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**
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.
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
_______________________________________________________________________________________________Description of Themes 2023
'Element'al Summer Fun
Campers will spend the week exploring the elements of the natural world and the fundamentals of fun! Young scientists will experience and experiment with essential components of the environment like never before. Each day will be a new adventure as we sing songs, make crafts and play games to tap into the camper's natural curiosity.
Adventure is out there and getting there is half the fun! Campers will refine their skills of navigation from mapping out Shipley Nature Center to charting the stars. This wayfinding week will be full of exploration, excitement and science skills to last all summer!
Mysteries of Nature
Is your curious camper ready for the myths, legends and tall tales of Shipley Nature Center? In this week of bizarre science, campers will explore and discover the weird and wacky mysteries of nature. Our nature detectives will be on the lookout for animal evidence and fun as we play, laugh and experiment with the extraordinary environment.
Where the Wild Campers Are
Wildlife, native plants and wild campers! This week we head back to our roots of all things nature! Campers will navigate the rugged wilderness of Shipley Nature Center as they explore the trails, spy for animals, and engage in hands-on natural science in this fun filled week that will sure be wild!
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 Garbology12:00 pm - Afternoon games and choose-your-own-adventure activities with camp staff.
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.