SUMMER CAMP

We know what children like – exploring the natural world, creating art, making new friends, and going on summertime adventures. You can make this summer the best yet by reserving your spot for one or all of our summer day camps.

 

We are still planning for a summer full of outdoor fun and art, but our registration process has changed due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19. You can secure your camper’s spot in Explore Ecology Summer Camp by filling out our registration form and paying a one time $20 fee. This fee is nonrefundable and will be applied to the total cost of your camp session(s). Contact Rachel our Camp Coordinator if you have any questions about these changes.

CAMP INFO

DATES & TIMES
Monday – Friday
9AM-3PM

AGE RANGE
5-12 years

2020 EXPLORE ECOLOGY SUMMER CAMPS

NATURAL ARTISTS - JUNE 15 TO 19

Natural Artists

Explore nature and make art projects in this creative week at Arroyo Burro Beach and Art From Scrap. Go on treasure hunts and collect materials to bring to our CreatorLab to use in cool art creations. Projects include t-shirt dyeing with indigo, nature weaving, creating colorful pigments out of plants, and beach sculptures. Campers will observe nature, bird and animal watch, and incorporate natural patterns and colors into their art. Projects include t-shirt dyeing with indigo, nature weaving, creating colorful pigments out of plants, and beach-inspired sculpture.

Ages 5 to 12. Monday -Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. $270. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St., and Watershed Resource Center, Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr.

*Snacks & T-shirt included
 Camp Dates: June 15 to 19 

 

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SCRAPSTERS ART CAMP - JUNE 22 TO 26

Scrapsters Art Camp

A week of camp perfect for those who like to create, innovate, and explore. Campers will craft their own unique creations with an abundance of reuse materials found in the Art From Scrap Store. Projects include upcycling t-shirts, fairy and wizard houses, making your own instruments and so much more! Perfect for campers who love Art From Scrap and making something new.

Ages 5 to 12. Monday – Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. $270. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St., and Watershed Resource Center, Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr.

*Snacks & T-shirt included
Camp Dates: June 22 to 26

 

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ADVENTURE CAMP - AGES 5 TO 8 - JULY 13 TO 17

Adventure Camp

2 groups ages 5 – 8 (Little Adventurers) and  9 – 12 (Adventure Squad)

Join us for a week of hiking, playing, and exploring at Arroyo Burro Beach. Campers will discover sea creatures while tide pooling, learn about how plants grow from seeds to giant trees, hike to the Douglas Preserve to get a bird’s eye view of the ocean, play outdoor games, and create art with natural materials.

This session for ages 5 to 8. Monday – Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. $270. Watershed Resource Center, 2981 Cliff Dr.

*Snacks & T-shirt included
Camp Dates: July 13 to 17

 

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ADVENTURE CAMP - AGES 9 TO 12- JULY 13 TO 17

Adventure Camp

2 groups ages 5 – 8 (Little Adventurers) and  9 – 12 (Adventure Squad)

Join us for a week of hiking, playing, and exploring at Arroyo Burro Beach. Campers will discover sea creatures while tide pooling, learn about how plants grow from seeds to giant trees, hike to the Douglas Preserve to get a bird’s eye view of the ocean, play outdoor games, and create art with natural materials.

This session for ages 9 to 12. Monday – Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. $270. Watershed Resource Center, 2981 Cliff Dr.  

*Snacks & T-shirt included
Camp Dates: July 13 to17

 

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GARDEN EXPLORERS - JULY 20 TO 24

Garden Explorers

Green thumbs will get their hands into the soil in Garden Explorers. Campers will learn how to plant seeds, grow organic veggies and fruit, harvest, and prepare delicious snacks straight from the garden. To close the loop, campers will compost camp food scraps with the help of red wiggler worms and other decomposer friends. Campers will celebrate everything they learned by making a lovely summer meal on the last day of camp.

Ages 5 to 12. Monday – Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. $270. Explore Ecology School Garden.

*Snacks & T-shirt included
Camp Dates: July 20 to 24

 

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GREEN TEAM - AUGUST 10 TO 14

Green Team

A week for children who love nature and being outside at Arroyo Burro Beach and the Douglas Preserve. Campers will observe the natural world, play outdoor games, make reusable snack bags, go on easy hikes, and conduct beach cleanups. Green Team campers can let their ideas for the future soar by building sustainable communities out of reuse materials. This week is sure to inspire and empower the next generation of environmental stewards. 

Ages 5 to 12. Monday – Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. $270. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St., and Watershed Resource Center., 2981 Cliff Dr.

*Snacks & T-shirt included
Camp Dates: August 10 to 14

 

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Explore Ecology Summer Camps teach children to respect themselves, others, and the environment. Our small sessions of 25 campers facilitate group building, responsibility, and camaraderie. Camp is led by our regular staff of experienced environmental, art, and garden educators.

All Camps are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Age range is 5 to 12 years. The cost per session is $270.

Our Counselor in Training Program is open teenagers ages 13 to 15 and costs $75 per week. If you’d like to apply to be a CIT, please email Rachel for more information.

If you would like to intern at our camps, email Rachel a cover letter and your resume.  Our Internship Program is available for those 16 years and older and is an unpaid volunteer position.

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