Press Release

Contact: Lori Whalen

Phone: (949) 645-8489






Session 7 of Nature Camp occurring August 6th-August 9th, 2018, will teach children all about animals camouflaging in nature.

Newport Beach, Calif., July 10th, 2018 – August 6th will mark the start of the Environmental Nature Center’s Science Explorer Camp Session 7: Captivating Camouflage. Science Explorer Camp takes place at the Back Bay Science Center. Camps are held Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a half-day camp offering a 1 p.m. pickup time.  For more information please visit

‘Captivating Camouflage’ will feature activities based around how animal camouflage works, specifically, marine animals and those located in the Back Bay. 

“Campers will zero in on marine and wetland science topics in adventurous ways,” said Science Explorer Camp Director, Aimée Arvidson.  “For Captivating Camouflage week, they will explore the mysterious adaptation of camouflage.”

Campers will have the opportunity to take part in thrilling activities such as using mud-grabbers, microscopes, canoes, binoculars, touch tanks, walk on the hiking trails, and see the plant nursery and marine life tanks. They will also have the opportunity to collect field data, explore the grounds, and adventure in the labs!

“Samantha has told me everything you guys have done each day,” said parent, Karen Neumann. “She loves the touch tank, the crafts, and the canoes. She said the ‘ENC is cool!’ which made me laugh! You guys have brought such wonderful experiences to the kids, and I just want to say Thank You.”

Since 1977, the ENC’s Nature Camp has provided quality science education in an outdoor, hands-on setting. This year’s Summer Nature Camp is divided into eight week-long sessions where campers will spend most of their time outside observing nature up close using tools like binoculars, magnifying lenses and microscopes.

“If your child loves adventures and science, they are sure to love Session 7 of Science Explorers Camp!” said Arvidson.


About the ENC

Founded in 1972, the ENC is a fascinating combination of 15 California native plant communities, wildlife habitat, walking trails, and sustainably designed, LEED Platinum certified learning center. For over 45 years, the ENC has been shaped and caressed into a 5-acre landscape for learning, a sanctuary from life's pressures and a place of preservation and instruction. Serving over 27,000 students and thousands of visitors annually, the ENC is recognized as a leader in science and social science education providing opportunities for increasing our community's knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

With a mission of providing quality education through hands-on experience with nature, the ENC inspires all generations to protect the natural world by serving as our community's foremost authority on ecological responsibility, sustainable practices and environmental education.  The ENC is a non-profit 501(c)-3 public benefit corporation.  For more information call 949-645-8489, or visit The ENC is located at 1601 16th St. in Newport Beach.