Summer Programs

Enrollment for summer programs at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center and the Newport Sea Base is open! We have worked hard to prepare exciting programs and redesign curriculum in order to offer the opportunity for youth to regain some normalcy in their lives.

The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center and Newport Sea Base will reopen to the public on Monday, July 6th with summer day programs specially created for youth 6-17 years old. There’s a variety of half day, full day and weekend classes to fit your schedule. For those that want to join in from home, we have virtual day camp programs too. We are open for both Scouts and community youth!

Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center

July 6 – August 21 | 7 Weeks | Grades 1 – 12

The IROEC is the best place in Orange County for youth to explore the outdoors, learn leadership skills, and become stewards of the environment. We are proud to offer programs that provide activities like wacky science experiments, mine immersion and sustainability exercises. But no outdoor adventure is complete without some activities like shooting sports and a water slide!

View Monday – Friday Class Schedule

View Saturday Class Schedule

View Sunday Class Schedule

To view class descriptions, click the link below

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Newport Sea Base

July 6 – August 21 | 7 Weeks | Grades 1 – 12

Spend your day soaking up the sun while sailing, kayaking, and canoeing your way around the bay. For all you landlubbers, you’ll get hands-on STEM and Wacky Science labs. Learn oceanography, environmental science, engineering, photography and more in our educational courses.

Recently Added Programs 7.15.2020

View Monday – Friday Class Schedule

View Weekend Class Schedule

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Virtual Camp | Safari Camp from Home

July 20-24 or July 27-31 | Grades 1 – 5

Join us for a week of live events and activities that you can complete with other Cub Scouts. Each rank receives a kit with supplies which will be needed to take part in the activities. Scouts will complete several Adventures for your Rank in the fall. Each camper will receive a patch and a t-shirt.

Boxes of supplies will be available for pick up before camp or can be shipped for an additional fee. 

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Health and Safety

The programs running will follow a strict set of enhanced protocols developed with guidance from the CDC, ACA, health departments and the Boy Scouts of America.
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Healthy and Safety Guidelines

The primary goal of our staff is to provide an environment for children to engage in activities with as many risks mitigated by proper planning and training. Coming to camp at any time includes some risk that we cannot completely eliminate, including possible exposure to COVID-19. However, we will do our best to minimize exposure and possible spread.


  • If you have a fever or do not feel well, do not visit our facility
  • If a family member has a fever or does not feel well, do not visit our facility
  • If you have been in close contact with anyone that has had a fever or was not feeling well, do not visit our facility


  • We will be checking temperatures upon arrival every day. Any staff or child exhibiting signs of illness cannot be accepted
  • There will be staggered start times to avoid as much back-up as possible
  • The check-in process will be drive-thru style, with multiple lanes 


  • Participants will be held in waiting areas and released by their instructors when parents arrive
  • The check-out process will be drive-thru style, with multiple lanes

Social Distancing

  • Group sizes will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants
  • Participants will be with their group for the duration of their time on site
  • Every effort will be made to utilize outdoor spaces and classrooms. Indoor rooms have reduced capacities, participants will have their own desks/area and will be distanced from one-another
  • The majority of instructors will only teach one session, thus interacting with only one group of participants per week
  • Physical distancing measures will be used in office areas, break areas, the lobby, and other high-traffic employee areas
  • Where possible, directional traffic will be used
  • Staff and participants will avoid high fives, handshakes, and other greetings that break physical distance
  • Programs in which social distancing measures are impractical have been canceled
  • If the safety of a child or staff member is in question, social distancing will be broken to attend to that person

Personal Hygiene

  • All participants and staff are required to wear masks while entering, exiting, and walking through the facility. Masks will not be mandatory when social distancing can be observed during classes and activities
  • Participants should use hand sanitizer and or wash their hands with soap and water when available

Cleaning Policies

  • Employees will clean surfaces using EPA approved cleaning products and disinfectants
  • Cleaning of room spaces will occur at the end of each session, plus regular on-going cleaning as needed
  • Restrooms will be cleaned on a regular on-going schedule, plus mid-day and end of day
  • Equipment will be cleaned with disinfectant after use by a participant