Exploring Nature’s Wonders
Ages 11-14

Summer Camp Day 1 Arrive at 4pm-Pick up Day 6 at 12pm
Lazy W. Ranch Welcomes Ocean Institute

Become immersed in what nature has to offer, from canyons to sea, during this 6 day, 5 night exploration right here in Orange County! Lazy W Ranch is located in the Cleveland National Forest, off Ortega Highway, and boasts 3 distinct ecosystems, rustic cabins, and a fully functioning dining hall to ensure campers are well rested and fueled up for exploring the wonders of nature.

Campers begin their week with team building, sensory awareness activities, and Mythbuster-styled activities. Equipped with their “nature knowledge”, campers investigate the wonders of the Nocturnal, Chaparral, Riparian, and Oak Woodland ecosystems at Lazy W Ranch. Campers then explore the Intertidal and Pacific Near Shore ecosystems with a visit to the tide pools at the Dana Point Marine Protected Area and a marine mammal cruise onboard the R/V Sea Explorer. Explorations completed, it’s time to put skills to work! Filling out the rest of your week includes: cooking over a fire, camping out under the trees and stars, contributing to an environmentally-positive project, and preparing a presentation for parents and guardians. Friday concludes with lunch for all (including parents and guardians) at Lazy W Ranch Dining Hall and a presentation about what campers learned and accomplished during their week at camp.

With campfires, explorations, journaling and reflection, as well as stories to learn and share, why wouldn’t you want to come explore nature’s wonders?


August 4, 2019 – August 9, 2019


$495 (this camp has no member discount)

Must be in 6th grade by the 2019-2020 school year.  

Click here to register

If you have any questions give Lazy W Ranch a call at (949) 728-0141.  If you are unable to reach them please leave a message with your name and number and they will get back to you as soon as they can.