Inside the Outdoors’ Summer Day Camp calls Orange County students to return to the wild

Inside the Outdoors’ Summer Day Camp is set to return this July to keep Orange County students active and engaged while school is out. 

Led by Inside the Outdoors’ program naturalists, the environmental education camp administered by the Orange County Department of Education encourages children to foster their creativity and curiosity as they take part in educational games and experiments.

Children ages 6 to 12 years old can register for any of the themed camp experiences, choosing the week or weeks that interest them most. Similarly, students ages 13 to 17 years old will find activities and leadership opportunities tailored to their age group during any chosen week.

Inside the Outdoors 2022 Summer Camp

The camp will be held at the Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach and will continue for four weeks. Attendees will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for the first week, which will be from Monday to Wednesday. 

Each week will feature a different theme — the first being “Call of the Wild,” where campers will navigate the rugged wilderness of the Shipley Nature Center by exploring hiking trails and spying on animals. The second week’s theme will be “Camp California,” giving explorers the opportunity to learn about native plants and animals through a variety of games, songs and science. 

Students enrolled in the third week will experience the “Fantastic Campers and Where to Find Them” theme, where they will be building forts and friendships as they participate in skits and games together. During the camp’s final week, students will be exploring trails and looking for evidence of animals in line with the “Camp Critters” theme.

Interested families can sign up for their soon-to-be campers and learn more about the program at