4-H Summer Day Camps
ENOR Environmental Discovery Camp
ENOR Environmental Discovery Camp is an award-winning program of CSU Extension Jefferson County 4-H for campers in 3rd – 6th grades. The camp has been held each summer since 1974.
ENOR’s Distinctive Camp Culture
Distinct from other outdoor camps are ENOR’s FOCUS, OUTDOOR ACTIVITY, CARE, AND PARTNERSHIPS.
ENOR’s FOCUS is environmental education and youth development rather than recreation. Each day the curriculum highlights unique environmental and social themes that guide learning. Science, math, history, drama, art, and teamwork are woven into the activities to meet the diverse interests of the young learners.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: To encourage healthy lifestyles, active engagement with the outdoors, and perseverance through challenge, the camp day includes hiking in local parks and open spaces. Campers are transported by Jeffco Public School buses to unique locations each day. (Third grade camp program is split between field trips and activities conducted at the Jeffco Fairgrounds.)
CARE: Campers are assigned to one caring educator for the week. This gives campers the opportunity to bond with their leader and peers, creating a pathway to comfort and safety, supporting an environment of learning.
We do not accommodate requests for campers to be grouped with friends. However, we value that your child is interested in sharing his/her ENOR camp experience with a friend. Therefore the camp day is a balance of small and large group settings that allow all campers to spend time with familiar AND new friends! Additionally, it would be logistically challenging to honor friend requests in a manner that is fair to all campers. We appreciate your understanding and support in this matter.
PARTNERSHIPS: Personalized instruction is paired with supplemental programming from a number of community partners that enhance the opportunity for the campers to broaden their horizons and interact with professionals in various fields.
Summer of 2017 camp dates:
- June 12-16 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds
- June 19-23 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds
- June 26-30 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds
- July 10-14 at the Apex Rec Center (no 3rd grade program offered this week)
- July 17-21 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (no 6th or 3rd grade program offered this week)
Camp staff: The camp staff consists of highly qualified and trained professionals who are CPR/First Aid certified. Many are licensed teachers. The camp is recognized as a licensed child care provider.
Please note: The program involves moderate hiking and may not be suitable for children with certain health conditions.
THANK YOU! to Jeffco Outdoors Foundation for generously providing financial assistance in the past three years!
THANK YOU! to HughesNet for generously sponsoring a STEM experience for 2016 campers!
THANK YOU! to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and the Apex Recreation Center for generously providing convenient drop-off/pick-up locations for the parents!