4-H Summer Day Camps
ENOR Environmental Discovery Camp
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 for 4th and 5th grade campers. Programs for 6th and 3rd grade campers were added in 2013 and 2016 respectively.
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.
The ENOR Youth Leadership Team is a volunteer program for youth 16-18 years old. Youth are given real responsibilities in a leadership role to assist the camp staff in providing a fun and meaningful camp experience to children 3rd – 6th grade. Interested youth are asked to complete an application, provide 3 references, and go through the interview process. Youth that are chosen to participate must commit to volunteering for one full week of camp (or more if interested), and attend 2 required training sessions.
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.
2019 Camp dates:
June 10-14 – Jefferson County Fairgrounds drop-off – all camps in session
June 17-21 – Jefferson County Fairgrounds drop-off – all camps in session
June 24-28 – Jefferson County Fairgrounds drop-off – all camps in session
July 1-5 – no camp
July 8-12 – Apex Center drop-off – 4th, 5th, & 6th grade camps in session only
July 15-19 – 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.
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 annually!
THANK YOU! to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and the Apex Recreation Center for generously providing convenient drop-off/pick-up locations for the parents!