The mission of the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center is to serve all youth of Orange County by providing quality outdoor educational programs that instill in them an appreciation of the outdoors and the environment, teach effective teamwork, instruct about the cultural history of Orange County, and provide access to the natural resources of the surrounding areas.*
*In cooperation with the Orange County Parks Department and the Irvine Ranch Conservancy.
This 210-acre outdoor education center, owned and operated by the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America, is located in Orange, California and accessible through Irvine Regional Park. The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC) features half-day through five-day academic and recreational programming. Our hands-on approach to outdoor education allows participants to explore the outdoors while developing creativity, leadership skills and a respect for the environment.
The academic programs for K-12 grades are aligned with California State Content Standards with a focus on science and social studies while also meeting standards in language arts, math, physical education and visual and performing arts. On weekends and in the summer months, The Ranch features traditional recreational summer camp activities, science camps and programs designed to meet the needs of youth oriented organizations.