​Community Programs FAQs 

 
What types of Community Programs do you offer?
What do I need to bring to family activities?
What should I/we wear?
Are these programs appropriate for all ages?
Is there a fee to attend Community Programs?
What if I cannot afford the fee to attend Community Programs?
Why do I have to RSVP?
After I register, will I be notified of event details?
Will the event be canceled because of weather? If so, how will I be notified?
Will there be food available for purchase?
Do I need money for anything else?
How can I support Inside the Outdoors Community Programs?
 
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Community Nature Day
  • Family environmental education hikes
  • Wildlife, art, and environmental education workshops
  • Teacher Institute
  • Hiking and camping workshops
  • Go Green! workshops
  • Eco Fab Fashion Show presented by the Inside the Outdoors Foundation
  • Service learning community volunteer programs
  • Scout badge programs
  • Plenty of water in a reusable bottle or canteen
  • Sunscreen and chapstick
  • A light snack
  • Camera 
  • Comfortable, closed-toe shoes suitable for natural terrain
  • Layered clothing as temperatures can vary several degrees
  • Hat 
We make every effort to develop programs that are fun and educational for all ages. Since most of our Community Programs are held in a wilderness area and include hikes on trails, navigating the trail with a stroller is not always possible. Some workshops are designed for specific age/grade levels, as well. Please check your registration confirmation or click here to visit the Community Programs page for information on specific events. 
We are very fortunate to have grant funding and community support for some of our Community Programs. The fee for our programs is listed on our Community Programs calendar or the web page for the event. Click here to visit the Community Programs page for more information.
Thanks to the generous community support we receive, we often offer scholarships. For more information about scholarships for a specific event, email insidetheoutdoors@ocde.us.
Inside the Outdoors Community Programs are led by our Field Naturalists. In order to ensure that everyone joining us for a Community Program has a great experience and our event is properly staffed, we often require pre-registration. To RSVP, call (714-708-3885) or email (insidetheoutdoors@ocde.us) our office.
You will receive email notification of the details of an event approximately one week prior to the event.
Most Community Programs are held rain or shine. Some programs will be canceled in the event of rain, wind, or excessive heat. You can call (714)708-3885 the morning of an event for a recording with information about the event, including any cancelations.
Inside the Outdoors Foundation occasionally sells food at Inside the Outdoors Community Programs. Please check your registration confirmation or visit the Community Programs page for information on specific events. All proceeds or profits go directly into supporting Inside the Outdoors programs 
Inside the Outdoors Foundation occasionally sells items at Inside the Outdoors Community Programs. Please check your registration confirmation or visit the Community Programs page for information on specific events. All proceeds or profits go directly into supporting Inside the Outdoors programs.
You can become an Inside the Outdoors Foundation member. Membership information is available at every event and online. Click here for more information on how you can get involved. Your support means that children can connect to the natural world around them – making them healthier, happier, and smarter.
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