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Summer Eco Camps
at The Ecology Center

Categorized as: Kids & Family
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The Eco Camps are unique 4-day camps for kids ages 5-12 to connect with nature, explore our learning labs, gain hands-on skills, and engage with quality mentors in an interactive outdoor setting. Eco Camps are led by a team of top leaders in the arts, sustainability, and school gardens who get kids excited about becoming stewards of the environment through fun and inventive projects, activities, and games.

The Ecology Center offers two different unforgettable camps at our location (32701 Alipaz St. San Juan Capistrano, 92675):

+Farm Lab Camp

Farm Lab Campers will dig deep into food and farm life in the season when the garden really comes alive! Activities include: care of plants and animals, planting, harvesting, composting, cooking from the garden and more. Taking place on a 1-acre teaching facility nestled next to a 28-acre organic farm, campers will have a unparalleled view of the farm process and what it means to grow from seed-to-harvest.

Session Dates:

Farm Lab Camp Session 1 Ages 5 - 6, coed / Tue - Fri 9 am - 1 pm/ July 21-24/ $235M, $245NM

Farm Lab Camp Session 2 Ages 7 - 9, coed / Tue - Fri 9 am - 1 pm/ July 28 - 31/ $235M, $245NM

+Design, Build, Sew Camp

Calling all crafters and designers: we're talking to you, girls! Join us this summer for an arts and ecological design camp for pre-teen girls where we engage in creative problem solving and explore technology in artistic ways through a series of hands-on design projects.

In this 4-day experience, your girl will develop leadership abilities and build confidence as well as artistic skills in a positive eco-environment. Through hands-on projects connected to our 5 core areas of Food, Water, Waste, Energy, and Shelter, campers will learn creative ways to engage with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). Sample activities include natural dyeing, sewing bags, building herb boxes, cyanotype printing, harvesting, and preparing nourishing and delicious meals.

Session Dates:

Design, Build, Sew Camp Ages 10 - 12, girls only / Tue - Fri 9 am - 2 pm/ Aug 11 - 14/ $320M, $335NM

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