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4-H Summer Day Camps

ENOR Environmental Discovery Camp

Registration Opens Jan 1, 2022 - kids play at lake during camp

Eagle’s Nest Owl’s Roost (ENOR) Environmental Discovery Camp is an award-winning program of CSU Extension Jefferson County 4-H program that has been providing outdoor learning experiences since 1974.

Campers playing game in nature

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

2023 Camp dates:

Thanks for a great season ENOR campers and parents! Check back this fall for 2023 dates and program descriptions.

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.

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.

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

Owl’s Roost (4th grade in fall 2022)
Eagle’s Nest (5th grade in fall 2022)
Falcon’s Aerie (6th grade in fall 2022)
ENOR:  Teens in the Wild (7th-9th grade in fall 2022)
Youth Leadership Team (YLT) for teens 16-18 years old.

Please note:

  • The program involves moderate hiking and may not be suitable for children with certain health conditions.
  • 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.

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.

SEEKING SEASONAL OUTDOOR EDUCATORS: We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic individuals for our upcoming 2022 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. Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.