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ENOR Environmental Discovery Camp

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Eagle’s Nest Owl’s Roost (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.

Woodpecker Campers Hiking

View more photos of ENOR Camp activities on our Flickr album…

2020 Camp dates:

June 8-12 – Jefferson County Fairgrounds drop-off – all camps in session
June 15-19 – Jefferson County Fairgrounds drop-off – all camps in session
June 22-24 – Jefferson County Fairgrounds drop-off – all camps in session
June 29-July 3 – no camp
July 6-10 – Apex Center drop-off – 4th, 5th, & 6th grade camps in session only
July 13-17 – Jefferson County Fairgrounds drop-off – 4th & 5th grade camps in session only

Drop off daily:  7:30-8:00 a.m.
Pickup daily:  4:00-4:30 p.m.

Camp Fee: The one week camp fee is $225.

Save $20 with our Sibling Discount! Discount will be automatically applied while registering online.

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.

Program Descriptions

Woodpecker’s Hollow – Critter Camp (3rd grade in fall 2020)
Owl’s Roost (4th grade in fall 2020)
Eagle’s Nest (5th grade in fall 2020)
Falcon’s Aerie (6th grade in fall 2020)

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.

Seeking Seasonal Outdoor Educators: We’re looking for dynamic, enthusiastic individuals to join our team.  The ideal candidate must be able to guide campers through experiential learning in a safe and caring environment, possess stellar customer service skills and be a supportive team player.  This position is perfect for education students that are seeking teaching experience or teachers looking for summertime employment.

Download the 2020 Camp Brochure

Program Sponsors

THANK YOU! to Jeffco Outdoors Foundation for generously providing scholarships annually!

Jeffco Outdoors Foundation logo


THANK YOU! to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and the Apex Recreation Center for generously providing convenient drop-off/pick-up locations for the parents!

Apex Center park and recreation district logo


Logo for Jefferson County Fairgrounds