Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center Update

10/11/2017 2:00 pm

On October 9, the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC) was evacuated and is still closed due to the CanyonFire2 in the immediate vicinity. We are thankful that no youth members, adult volunteers or staff were harmed, and we greatly appreciate our first responders for keeping our community safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the other members of our community who have been affected by this fire.

Initial assessments of the property have begun. The IROEC did sustain damage to the vegetation around the site, as well as considerable damage to the zip line, climbing wall, challenge courses and archery areas. While a full assessment is still taking place, we are very grateful and feel very blessed that the damage was not more severe. Additional information will be forthcoming as we work through the assessment process. Please visit www.outdooreducationcenter.org/iroec-fire-update for up to date information on the property.

The IROEC team is working with all groups who have upcoming reservations regarding the status of their events. We will continue to post more information as it becomes available regarding the next steps. If you have questions about an upcoming event, please contact (714) 546-8558 ext. 155 to talk to a member of the IROEC team or email events@iroec.org.

The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center and the Orange County Council, BSA look forward to continuing to deliver our mission to serve every youth in Orange County through our outdoor programs.

10/10/2017 | 2:00pm

At this time evactuation orders are still in effect at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center and the property will remain closed through Wednesday, October 11. We do not have any word on the state of the camp, but all campers are safe and live-in staff has been relocated. Our thanks and prayers go out to all of the firefighters working to keep our communities safe.

For updates from fire and rescue officials, please visithttps://www.facebook.com/AnaheimFireAndRescue/

 

10/9/2017

The Orange County Council, BSA has learned that a fire is near the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center in Orange. The safety and well-being of our participants and staff is of paramount importance to the BSA, and integral to everything we do. Upon learning of this matter, we took immediate action to evacuate everyone on the property and move them towards areas of safety.

We are thankful that no youth members, adult volunteers or staff have been harmed, and we greatly appreciate our first responders for keeping our community safe.

We are in the process of notifying those planning to attend camp that the Irvine Regional Park and the IROEC are closed to the public at this time, and is expected to remain closed through Tuesday, October 10th. We will post updates as we have them.

For updates from fire and rescue officials, please visit: Anaheim Fire And Rescue