PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

2/22/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 022221
Subject:
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Spring ‘Nature Detectives’ After School Camp at El Dorado Nature Center
Registration Begins March 2
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov
Community Information Officer
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine




Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) will continue the popular Nature Detectives after school camp program at El Dorado Nature Center on select days in March and April. Registration for the four-week program, available for children ages 5 to 10, begins March 2.

Designed to ignite an interest in nature through hands-on activities, Nature Detectives follows a curriculum that corresponds to grade-level content standards for elementary-aged students. 

Registration begins Tuesday, March 2, at 8 a.m. online and in person at El Dorado Nature Center, located at 7550 E. Spring Street. Camp sessions are $80 per participant. Registration will continue until full, or until March 16, whichever comes first. Enrollment must correspond with the participant’s current grade level and their birthday must be before Sept. 2, 2015. 

All camp sessions will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m., with check-in and medical screenings beginning at 2:15 p.m. each day.

Nature Detectives spring sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • Kindergarten and first grade (course #45311), Tuesdays: March 16, 23 and 30 and April 13

  • Second and third grade (course #45312), Wednesdays: March 17, 24 and 31 and April 14

  • Fourth and fifth grade (course #45313), Thursdays: March 18 and 25 and April 1 and 15

To ensure the safety of all camp participants and staff, Nature Detectives will adhere to the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Health screenings for participants and staff.

  • Limiting the number of participants in each camp.

  • Maintaining a 10:1 participant-to-staff ratio.

  • Implementing physical distancing protocols, including at check-in and check-out.

  • Cleaning and sanitizing facilities multiple times each day.

  • Cleaning and sanitizing all high-touch areas frequently.

  • Requiring face coverings for participants and staff.

In addition to Nature Detectives, PRM offers several other free and low-cost programs for youth. Additional information is available by visiting longbeach.gov/park or by calling 562.570.3150.

Media inquiries can be directed to Jane Grobaty, Community Information Officer, 562.570.3233, Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov.