Nature Center hosts summer camp open house

Families interested in giving their children a chance to get deeper into nature over the summer can attend an informational meeting Saturday.

The Environmental Nature Center is hosting a Summer Nature Camp Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1601 E. 16th St. in Newport Beach.

Families can learn about the different camps, walk nature trails and participate in activities like making a volcano, a cloud in a jar and launching a poppin' rocket.

Families can also visit the Butterfly House and get up close to reptiles, amphibians, arthropods and mammals.

The event will showcase its K-6 summer camp, which runs July 2 through Aug. 23, for eight, one-week sessions. Each session is themed, including Do It Yourself Camp, Planet Protectors, Wilderness Survival, Under the Sea, Outdoor Adventure, Incredible Inventions, Outdoor Creativity and Mad Science.

One session costs $175 with after-camp child care available for an extra $80. A limited number of partial scholarships are available.

For more information, visit, or call Director of Education Lori Whalen at (949) 645-8489.

— Britney Barnes

Twitter: @britneyjbarnes

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