For Individuals

Great fun place for a day trip. This excluded area is convenient and it feels good to get out of the city.Kaye

Our Programs

We host programs for individual signups alongside our group programs. Whether your participant is looking for recreational activities, a summer program, or you have Scouts looking to earn merit badges, we have you covered!

On weekends and in the summer months, the IROEC features recreational summer camp activities, science camps and programs designed to meet the needs of youth oriented non-profit organizations.

For our Scouts we are excited to offer merit badge programs, stem nova awards and Cub Scout resident camp. Bring your Scouts to our programs to further the legacy of the Boy Scouts of America!

Kids on the climbing wall

Program Descriptions

Wonder Sprouts

Come explore and protect nature’s household of creatures great and small! This season we will investigate and welcome all of the creatures that make their homes at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center. *Designed for kids ages 4-7 and their parent(s). Infants and under 4 years of age are free.

Open Activity Day

Come to the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center to enjoy an afternoon full of fun! Hit a bullseye with a bow and arrow, take aim with a BB gun, fly down the zip line – it’s all up to you. This event is open to everyone (not just scouts), so pack a lunch and bring some friends! All activities are included in the Open Activity Day for a flat fee of $25 per person. Check-in is from 12:00PM-1:00PM. Activities will be open from 1:00PM- 4:00PM**. Closed toe shoes are required to participate in all activities. Open toe shoes or bare feet are only allowed in pool/water slide area.

Scout Programs

Owned and operated by the Orange County Boy Scouts of America, the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center was built with scout groups in mind. We offer multiple scouting programs and activities including merit badges, Cub Scout resident camp, tent camping, and Nova Awards.


Adventures in STEM Day Camp

The Adventures in STEM Day Camp is designed to get campers engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, while also incorporating Leadership, and Critical Thinking. Our Day Camp allows campers a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of activities while supervised by our trained and passionate staff.

Academic activities will include: nature hikes, mining, sustainability, wacky science, and other academic rotations.

Not forgetting the fun of camp, attendees will also experience: zip line rides, archery, team building, time in the pool and water slide area, and of course arts and crafts!

Homeschool Overnight Outdoor Science School

NEW FOR FALL 2020!!!!

Join us at the IROEC for our Homeschool Overnight Science School programs filled with interactive STEM activities and Leadership programs. Families can choose from our Family overnight program from September 29 to October 1st and or our individual event October 27th to October 29th.

Our Family overnight program is for families to have the opportunity to come out and enjoy the program with their student(s). The individual event is strictly for youth, they will go through the same program while being overseen by our highly trained staff.

Participants will find themselves soaring on our zip line and climbing on our 60ft climbing wall. In the evening they will utilize our STEM center to explore the next frontier, space. The following day they will traverse through our Santiago Creek bed and discuss geology found within California. After lunch, they will head up to our Lucy Lou mine and discover mineralogy and gemology. The last evening event will be a campfire which is filled with entertainment and songs from our Instructors.