​Summer Camp 2018

Join Inside the Outdoors for Summer Camp! Experience unique activities incorporate science, fun, learning and leadership.

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Dates and Locations

Summer Day Camp at Rancho Soñado
June 25 to 29, 2018 - Globetrotters
Summer Day Camp at Shipley Nature Center
July 9 to 13, 2018 - Globetrotters
July 16 to 20, 2018 - Saved by the Spell
July 23 to 27, 2018 - Halloween in July
July 30 to August 3, 2018 - Summer Campers Excellent Adventure
Summer Day Camp at Irvine Regional Park
August 6 to 10, 2018 - Animal Olympics

Registration Form

Online Payments

Forms and Camp Details


Camp Hours

Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Extended Camp Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Programs and Fees

Summer Camp (6 to 11 years old) - $210 per camper
Youth Leadership Camp (12 to 16 years old) - $210 per camper - This program has been designed to help build leadership skills so your camper can be the Naturalist of tomorrow!
Junior Naturalist (16 to 18 years old) - $110 per camper (service credit can be obtained for this role)
Extended Camp - $75 per camper
We do not offer a sibling discount.

Foundation Member Discount

Current Inside the Outdoors Foundation Family Members receive $15.00 off each week of camp and $5.00 off of extended camp.  Annual family membership must be current to receive this discount.  Become a member today!


Limited Camperships are available for the summer of 2018 and cover $100.00 of the weekly camp fee.  Camperships are based on financial need.  Download an application here.

Description of Weekly Themes




Globetrotters​Join us as we travel the world, discovering how different people use their natural resources to thrive in various ecosystems! Campers will learn how to play traditional games, make traditional art, and learn about the many kinds of animals from across the planet.
Saved by the Spell​Summer campers will spend this week learning about the natural phenomena in their world and the physics behind what makes it so magical. No wands necessary for this week full of experiments and hands-on learning!
Halloween in July​This week Campers will be exploring the world of animals traditionally thought of as “creepy”. They will learn all about bats, insects, reptiles, and amphibians and the different adaptations that help them survive in their ecosystems and even in the dark!
​Summer Campers Excellent Adventure​Brace yourself amigos, as we journey through time to learn how people survived before modern technology. Summer campers will learn what creatures were on Earth billions of years ago, participate in traditional Native American activities, explore how the early pioneers forged west, and think about how the future may look. Party on Dudes!
​Animal Olympics​Summer campers dare to dream as we light our Olympic torch and compete in various, animal-themed games throughout the week. These games highlight animal adaptations and help campers learn how the animal kingdom is full of the world’s best athletes.