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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 011521-4
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Continue ‘Nature Detectives’ After School Camp at El Dorado Nature Center
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine

Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will continue the popular Nature Detectives after school camp program at El Dorado Nature Center (7550 E Spring St.) beginning Feb. 2. The program, for children ages 5 to 10, lasts four weeks and will adhere to lower staff-to-camper ratios and other enhanced safety protocols.

The camp sessions cost $80 per participant, and include curriculum that corresponds to specific grade level content standards for elementary-aged students.  

Registration will begin on Jan. 22 at 8 a.m. at and in person at the El Dorado Nature Center. Registration will continue until camps fill or Feb. 2, whichever comes first. Enrollment must correspond with the participant’s current grade level and their birthday must be before Sept. 2, 2015. 

All sessions will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Check-in and medical screenings begin at 2:15 p.m.

Camp Sessions
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Tuesdays: Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23

2nd and 3rd Grade
Wednesdays: Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24

4th and 5th Grade
Thursdays: Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25

Safety protocols include:

  • 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. For additional information about these programs, residents may call 562.570.3150 or visit

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Media inquiries can be directed to Jane Grobaty, Community Information Officer, 562.570.3233,