DAY OFF CAMPS AT IRVINE
Irvine Nature Center’s Day Off Camps are a great option for working families. Drop your child off with Irvine’s award-winning Environmental Educators for a day of exploration and outdoor fun! Your child will meet animal friends, perform science experiments, create nature crafts, and more while you’re at work getting the job done.
Ages: 5 – 10 years old (Age as of September 1, 2019)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
Price: $75 per day ($85 for non-members)*
*Aftercare until 6:00 p.m. is available for an additional $20 per day.
2019 – 2020 DAY OFF CAMPS:
Sept. 30, 2019 – Nature Photography
Kids use Irvine’s cameras to take incredible nature photos and enjoy a photo shoot with one of our Animal Ambassadors.
Oct. 9, 2019 – Stewards of the Earth
Kids learn the ins and outs of composting, recycling, and renewable energy.
Oct. 18, 2019 – Critters, Crawlies and Costumes
Something spooky’s in the air! Join us for Halloween crafts and science experiments; costumes encouraged!
Nov. 22, 2019 – Forest Foragers
What kinds of food can you find in the forest? Naturalists teach foraging basics and help kids cook up some fun.
Dec. 23, 2019 – Weird Science
Slimy, gooey, and gross? We love it! A day of hands-on science projects designed with kids in mind.
Dec. 26, 2019 – Creative Creatures
Animals and art? It’s a winning combination! Kids meet Irvine’s Animal Ambassadors and draw what they see.
Dec. 27, 2019 – What’s Cooking?
It’s easy to create delicious treats — all you need is a campfire! Kids make tasty snacks with the help of Irvine’s educators.
Dec. 30, 2019 – Who’s in the Forest?
The winter forest is quiet — where are all the animals? Kids learn about the animals in the forest and how they spend their winter.
Jan. 20, 2020 – Nature’s Engineers
Beavers, birds, and bugs are incredible engineers. Kids explore how animals construct their homes and get some building time of their own.
Feb. 17, 2020 – Tree Tappin’
Our region’s maple trees are ready to be tapped. Kids see the process firsthand and make their own syrup.