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 zip line!




After School Programs

Junior Adventure Camp  |  Ages 6-10
New activities and challenges daily! Experience archery, swimming, nature hikes, a food forest, environmental science and STEM modules.

Multi-week sessions meet Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday OR Friday  |  3:00 – 6:00PM  |  $249+

Adventure & STEM Camp  |  Ages 11-17
New activities and challenges daily! Experience archery, climbing wall, zip line, swimming, nature hikes, a food forest, environmental science and STEM modules.

Multi-week sessions meet Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday OR Friday  |  3:00 – 6:00PM  |  $249+


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Weekend Programs

Spend a few hours rappelling down a rock wall, developing a love of the environment, or perfecting your aim with archery. Even learn the nation’s history or how to communicate effectively in all situations.

Morning and afternoon sessions | Ages 11-17 | $49+


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Home School | Charter School Programs

Environmental STEAM Education & Outdoor Enrichment  |  Ages 7-17 
Enjoy a combination of our renowned Outdoor Science School curriculum, with mornings filled with environmental science, horticulture in the food forest, geology in our mine, and more, and afternoons with archery, swimming, adventure hill, hikes, and more!

Semester sessions meet Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday OR Friday  |  9:00am – 3:00PM  |  $1149+


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Cub Scouts (6-10)

Join us at the IROEC for adventure and advancement. Over the course of three Saturdays earn two advancements and experience the recreational programs like the zip line, BB shooting, archery, and the zoo.


Scouts BSA (11-17)

Learn how to string a bow and create their own arrow, discover about the wonders of our universe, learn the safety necessary to handle a rifle, or splash in to the OEC’s swimming course! There are plenty of Merit Badge classes to fit your schedule.


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Group Outings

Does your group want to enjoy the Outdoors together? We offer custom programs at the IROEC and NSB. Half day, full day, and multi day options are available. Groups will enjoy the outdoors in one or more cohorts of 16 people; each with a minimum of 2 adults and maximum of 14 youth (for example 4 adults and 10 youth or 6 adults and 8 youth).

Please click here to view the complete Reservation Guide. View Camp Menu. View OEC Dining Hall Health & Safety


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Healthy and Safety Guidelines

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.

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. For custom group programs the two adult leaders will park in the main parking lot
  • After clearing health screening and check-in you will receive a wristband


  • 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 14 participants. Custom group reservations will be a maximum of 14 participants and 2 adults
  • 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

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Dining Hall

View the OEC Dining Hall Health & Safety Guidelines. View the current Camp Menu.

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Financial Aid

To download the Financial Aid Application, click here.

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View Other Fall Programs

View programs offered at the Newport Sea Base for grades 1 – 12.

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