Students can soak up the sun during outdoor activities in July with the return of summer camp to the Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach. The 2022 Summer Day Camp program, hosted by Inside the Outdoors, is back in-person for toddlers to explore nature while building their science skills through new hobbies and crafts.
Led by the naturalists of the Inside programme, the environmental education camp administered by the OECD encourages children to develop their creativity and curiosity by participating in games and experiments. Children ages 6-11 can be registered as campers for the week-long day camp of their choice. For children ages 12-17, opportunities will be available for leadership roles through camp sessions.
The program offers four week-long day camp options from July 5 to July 29 with activities tailored to different themes. The first theme, “Campology,” will feature tie-dye crafts, camp songs, games, and projects. The second week will allow students to meet animals and learn about the history of hunting and gathering through the theme “Adventures in the great outdoors”. During week three, “No Place Like Space” will teach campers through experiments and crafts while exploring the mysteries of the galaxy.
The final week, themed “Camp Castaway,” will challenge campers in teams to compete with songs, skits and games to put their outdoor skills to the test. Plus, kids in all week-long camps will write daily nature messages and go home with one of their crafts.
Each day of camp will last from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, except for the first week which starts on Tuesday. Campers who wish to extend their stay until 4 p.m. can sign up for the Extended Camp experience for an additional fee. Each week children will have the opportunity to learn songs, act out skits, play games, interact with live animals, make friends and more.
Parents can learn more about the program and register at https://ocde.us/ito/Pages/SummerCamp.aspx.