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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 - Garden Party

Venture to our historical Scout Camp, to meet Farmer Leo and a few feathery friends! We'll learn about planting, harvesting & composting in the garden.

We create art to take home and round out our morning with games and lunch!

THURSDAY - Artists Summit

Campers craft nature journals and practice sketching in plein air! Explorers learn about the artist influence in Laguna Beach and critique different kinds of art at the resort from living art to Nat Geo photographs. We'll make it back just in time for lunch and a sandy game.

FRIDAY - 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. The day's excursion will lead us back to property for camp lunch and more fun!

SATURDAY - 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 play games and build structures for flight followed by lunch!

$40 per hotel guest and $50 per local camper. Day camp includes lunch, Junior Explorer backpack, water bottle, tee shirt and patches!

Must be 6-12 years old. Camp is limited to the first 10 guests to sign up. For more information and reservations, please contact: (949) 499-2271 or!

Meet Our Counselors


Hello, my name is Audrey and I’m stoked to be working as an Activities Coordinator this summer. I grew up in Rancho Santa Margarita, making music and playing basketball and I currently go to Tesoro High School. I’m looking forward to working with the kids this year!


Hi. My name is Dante. I’m from Laguna Beach, California. After having a great time outdoors with our campers, you can find me around town on the courts, the course, or any of the beautiful beaches here (bluebird beach is my go-to).


Hello! My name is Dylan and I’m super excited to be an activities coordinator this summer! I was born and raised in Laguna Beach and I attend Cal Poly SLO for economics and psychology. You’ll almost always find me surfing or skimming, but I can’t wait to have a blast with our campers this year!


Hello! My name is Emma and I am a freshman at Saddleback Community College. I’m pursuing an education in Psychology and hope to use my knowledge to benefit the relationships of others. I enjoy rock climbing when I have time and I take any opportunity to spend time in nature. I’m so grateful that I get to spend my summer pouring into the kids of our Junior Explorers Program and I hope they can find a deeper love for adventure through our time together.

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Stay 2 Nights, Save 15%
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Valid for select stay dates through December 24, 2020.

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Bed & Breakfast

Includes overnight accommodations and daily $50 allowance towards breakfast and non-alcoholic beverages for two guests at Harvest Restaurant, Ben's Pantry or In-Room Dining.

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Summer Escape

Reserve time to truly relax and retreat to our canyon oasis. Stay for three or more nights and enjoy fresh California fare or laid-back links on the house.  


  • $100 resort credit (per stay) towards dining at Harvest, Room Service, Lost Pier Cafe, Ben's Pantry or tee times at Ben Brown's

Valid for stays Sunday through Thursday from June 1- September 2, 2021.

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