Happy Campers, Happy Summer! [Giveaway!]

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Today’s post is all about Tiny Oranges’ Sponsor, Inside the Outdoors and their fabulous Orange County summer camps for kids.  And we have an awesome giveaway as well, make sure to read below to enter to win a FREE week of summer camp for your child!

After about five minutes of chatting about their camps and different summer themes, I started feeling nostalgic for my own camp days. What’s better than fresh air, crafts, hikes, learning about nature and animals, and singing camp songs in the summer?  Anyone else have a craving for a s’more right about now?

In our family, it’s T-minus two weeks until my older kiddo is out of school.  Staring at the calendar, this fills me with a small sense of freedom, excitement, and (a little) panic (three whole months with BOTH kids!).  My mission?  Happy campers, happy summer!

Good news, mamas. Inside the Outdoors has an entire schedule of week-long summer day camps for your kiddos, ages 6-11, this summer.

Better news?  All of the camp counselors are highly trained, college educated, AND first aid/CPR certified, fingerprinted, DOJ background checked/cleared, and TB tested.

Even better news?  This isn’t your any run-of-the-mill camp experience.

Inside the Outdoors is an education program administered BY the Orange County Department of Education…which means that the camps focus on science-themed activities that complement what kids are learning in elementary school.

Reinforcement of learning through super fun camp activities. Um, yes please!

2013 Summer Camp Schedule:

Summer Day Camp at Rancho Soñado

June 24 – June 28, 2013 – Survival of the Kiddest

Summer Day Camp at Shipley Nature Center

July 8 – July 12, 2013 – Survival of the Kiddest
July 15 – July 19, 2013 – “AMAZE”ing Scientists!
July 22 – July 26, 2013 – Eco-Avengers!
July 29 – August 2, 2013 – Mythbusters

Summer Day Camp at Irvine Regional Park

August 5 – August 9, 2013 – Tails and Trails

You can read about the camp themes in more detail, plus download a camp registration form here.

Camps are $195 per five-day session from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m, and $70 for extended camp from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.  Your little adventurer will get a camp T-shirt, a tree cookie name tag, and take home eco-crafts everyday (so cute!).

There are also opportunities for your entire family to get involved.  Inside the Outdoors hosts various summer family-friendly fun events like hikes, astronomy nights and craft sessions – just check their website for updated dates and times.

Finally, after we enjoy (ahem…make it through still happy and sane?) this lovely summer with our kiddos, check out Inside the Outdoors programs that they host during the school year…it’s likely that your fifth or sixth graders will participate in their educational camps or field trips at some point during the school year!

Hooray! It’s a Tiny Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive one free week for one camper at an Inside the Outdoors summer camp session! Winner may choose their choice of week (subject to availability) with advance reservations. Good luck!

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Disclaimer:  Inside the Outdoors is a new Tiny Oranges sponsor…and we are so thrilled they are!  Perfect timing for us to learn more about what they do, especially summer camps for kiddos!  Let’s keep ’em busy, happy, active, and occupied in the fresh air this summer!

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  1. 1
    Cheryl says:

    So looking forward to time off to play with my kids at the nature centers and at the beach!

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    christy says:

    Cheryl – I’m looking forward to a fun summer, too! The beach is the best…there’s something about sandcastles and digging that keep my kiddos busy for hours 🙂 What nature centers are your favorites?

  3. 3
    Sarah D says:

    I love that our mornings and nights aren’t so rushed. Staying in PJs a tad longer and watching a show on the couch.

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    Sharon says:

    I love summer – no homework, outdoor fun, and quality time with the kids!

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    collette smith says:

    We have been members of Inside the Great Outdoors for about 2the years. This is a great organization and since we have participated in family hikes and other events and had a great time, Im sure their summer camp would be lots of fun!

  6. 6
    Stephanie E. says:

    My son has always wanted to go to summer camp!!

  7. 7
    Brooke says:

    I am really looking forward to the time with my two boys (before son number 3 arrives in Aug.). I never went to camp as a child so I would love for my children to have this experience! 🙂

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    Teri F. says:

    A day camp experience outdoors would be great for my almost 8 year old son.

  9. 9
    christy says:

    Love all of the summer comments, ladies! Good luck to all of you with the giveaway – Inside the Outdoors has such fabulous summer camps planned!!

  10. 10
    Teri says:

    I love no school for my kids and enjoying family outings.

  11. 11

    Good morning!

    I am a camp counselor with Inside the Outdoors. Does anyone have any questions about our program?

  12. 12
    Jen B says:

    Love this!!

  13. 13
    melanie says:

    looks like a great summer camp for kids

  14. 14
    Julie Laskey says:

    I love the longer days and being able to spend more time outside with my children. I love sharing nature with them!

  15. 15
    Kimberly Medina says:

    Sounds awesome to me! How fun 🙂

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    Rishita says:

    Yeah! very thrilled to have won this giveaway for my son. He is very excited too and we are all looking forward to summer fun! Thank you so much!

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