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Sea & Sage Audubon
Summer Nature Day Camps, 2017
at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine
Sea and Sage Audubon day camps provide children with hands-on experiences with nature through fun outdoor activities in the beautiful setting of freshwater ponds and trails at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine.
 
Be aware that our camps are very popular and fill up quickly, so enroll your children as soon as possible so they don't miss out.
 
The San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
 
Fledgling Camp

7 - 8 YEARS OLD
June 26 - June 30, 2017
- FULL
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m.

Fee: $175 per camper for Audubon members
$190 per camper for non Audubon members

Beginning birders will sharpen observational skills on daily nature walks and learn to keep a birding journal. They will also have fun playing games, learning nature songs, and doing nature crafts.
Typical day's program activities:
Morning bird walk & journal entries
Sharing favorite birds seen during the walk
Snack
Song
Lunch
Art project such as working on a book, that is later published, of everyone's favorite birds
Game, for example, the Bird Race
Story
Ending songs, sharing, prizes
 
Marsh Bird Camp
9 - 12 YEARS OLD
Session 1: June 19 - June 23 - FULL

Session
2: June 26 - June 30 - FULL
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m.

Fee: $185 per camper for Audubon members
$200 per camper for non Audubon members
Campers will explore all aspects of marsh bird life. They will also enjoy daily nature walks, see live hawks & owls from a rehabilitator, keep a nature journal, do crafts, and much much more.
Typical day's program activities:  

Speaker from the Orange County Bird of Prey Center with live owls and hawks
Campers dissect owl pellets
Play hula hoop migration game
Get to touch owl and hawk wings and talons
Story
Bird Trivia game

 
Coastal Camp
Intermediate Level — MARSH CAMP EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

11 YEARS AND OLDER
Week: July 10 - July 14 - FULL
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m.

Fee: $185 per camper for Audubon members
$200 per camper for non Audubon members

This camp will cover all aspects of coastal shorebirds and their habitats, with 2 off-site days on Tuesday and Thursday. It will be the parents' responsibility to provide transportation. The off-site will be at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and Crystal Cove State Beach. The week will include bird walks, journaling, crafts, and other related activities.

 
Advanced Bird Camp
MARSH CAMP EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

11 YEARS AND OLDER
Week 1: July 17 - July 21 - FULL
Week
2:
July 24 - July 28 - FULL
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m.
Week 2 will not be the same as week 1

Fee for week 1: $185 per camper for Audubon members
for week 1: $200 per camper for non Audubon members
Fee for week 2: $200 per camper for Audubon members
for week 2: $220 per camper for non Audubon members


evening walk
 
WEEK ONE: Campers will focus on chaparral habitat, the birds, plants and animals of this important California biome. It will include an off-site day. It will be the parent's responsibility to provide transportation.
WEEK TWO: Campers will learn about birds of Southeast Arizona. This is a wonderful area for birds not seen here in Orange County and is still close enough to visit on a long weekend. They will also paint a wood bird model seen in that area.
 
Both weeks will include daily nature walks, keeping a daily nature journal, sketching and other art projects.  
Campers who have attended our past Advanced Camps will have priority for registering for these Advanced Bird Camps. Younger campers will be selected by their experience, birding, and journal-writing skills.

Read what parents say about our camp programs:
"What a fantastic program for the children to learn about birds and their environment from some truly gifted naturalists. This is by far the best summer camp my child has ever been enrolled in."
 
It's a wonderful way to get your child in touch with nature, and learn observational skills and other benefits."
 
"It is a quality camp filled with fun activities, and the camper per staff ratio is great."
 
"This camp is not only educational, but fun at the same time."
 
 
After talking with our camp coordinators to determine availability, please complete the attached forms and mail with payment to Camp, Sea and Sage Audubon, 5 Riparian View, Irvine CA 9261.
 
For more information, please call:

Grace McElhiney at 714-969-9617
or Bev Spring at 714-505-9980

 

updated June 6, 2017

 

 

 


Sea & Sage Audubon Society
PO Box 5447 • Irvine, CA 92616 • 949-261-7963

http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org