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Junior Explorers Camp

The Ranch at Laguna Beach welcomes explorers for a nature immersion camp to retreat, create and explore!

 Wednesday - Saturday 9am-1pm 

June 15 - August 13



Garden Party


Venture to our historical Scout Camp, to meet Farmer Leo and a few feathery friends! We'll learn about planting, germination, harvesting & composting in the garden. We create seed jars to take home and round out our morning with games and lunch!


Artists Summit


Campers craft nature journals and practice sketching in plain air! Explorers learn about the artist influence in Laguna Beach, techniques like shading and brush strokes and critique different kinds of art at the resort from living art to oil paintings and more! We'll make it back just in time for lunch and a sandy game.


Canyon Creatures


Explorers take a nature hike and spot signs of wildlife in the canyon. Uncover animal tracks and make clay casts of our favorites to take home. We'll learn about the history of our canyon from the Native American tribes to the bandits and Thurstons. The day's excursion will lead us back to property for camp lunch and more fun!


Aviation Adventure


Campers are greeted with hawks and owls through an interactive class with OC Birds of Prey Center, we'll learn about raptors in the wild and their rehabilitation. Afterwards we build owls made out of pinecones, play games and end our camp with lunch!

Must be 6-12 years old and a resort guest.


Day camp includes lunch, Junior Explorer backpack, water bottle, tee shirt and scout patches! $75 per camper/ day. Please note, reservations are based on availability.

For more information and reservations, please contact: (949) 499-2271 or [email protected]

Masks or face coverings are optional depending on guest preferences.

Camp Lunch Menu

Meet Our Counselors



Hello, my name is Katie and I am so excited to be working with activities at the Ranch this summer. Currently I am studying Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management with event planning at Southern Utah University, but I did grow up in Rancho Santa Margarita. I am super passionate about events, activities, and working with kids and cannot wait for the Summer!


Hello, my name is Audrey and I’m thrilled to be working as an Activities Coordinator this summer. I grew up in Rancho Santa Margarita, making music, playing basketball and I currently go to Tesoro High School. I’m looking forward to leading our Junior Explorers this Summer!

Featured Offers

Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast in bed or rise and dine canyon-side or oceanfront with signature dishes like a chilaquiles, buttermilk pancakes and bacon cinnamon rolls.


$50 resort credit towards breakfast for two guests at Harvest Restaurant, Ben's Pantry, Lost Pier Cafe or In-Room Dining.

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