Camps

The Chico Creek Nature Center, located in the heart of Bidwell Park, presents nature education day camps for children ages 5 to 11. The programs are designed to provide outdoor recreation and to foster awareness of nature in a fun, safe, and caring setting. Campers enjoy hands-on natural science labs, up close animal visits, arts and crafts and outdoor games. Let your child experience the wonder of Bidwell Park!

 

Camp Chico Creek

Ages: Kids going into Kindergarten through 6th grade

Location: Chico Creek Nature Center

Hours:  Full Day 7:45 AM-5:30 PM, Half Day 7:45 AM-1:00 PM

The Chico Creek Nature Center, located in the heart of Bidwell Park, presents nature education day camps for children ages 5 to 11. The program is designed to provide outdoor recreation and to foster awareness of nature in a fun, safe, and caring setting. Campers enjoy hands-on natural science labs, up close animal visits, outdoor games, arts and crafts, and swimming in Big Chico Creek. Let your child experience the wonder of Bidwell Park! Camp Chico Creek Shirts are required to be worn every day of camp. Our main camp program and activities are 9 AM to 4 PM and all campers should be dropped off by 9 AM. Pick up times are 1 PM or between 4 and 5:30 PM. Please pick up at scheduled times.

 
Monday-Friday Option 
Course # Day Date Theme Full Day  Half Day 
200 Th-F 6/8-6/9 Wiggling Worms $84 $54
201 M-F 6/12-6/16 Wet 'n Wild $210 $135
202 M-F 6/19-6/23 Reptile Adventures $210 $135
203 M-F 6/26-6/30  Creek Explorers  $210 $135
204 W-F 7/5-7/7 Slithering Snakes $126 $81
205 M-F 7/10-7/14 Splash Zone $210 $135
206 M-F 7/17-7/21 Turtle Power $210 $135
207 M-F 7/24-7/28 Water Adventures $210 $135
208 M-F 7/31-8/4 Raging Raptors $210 $135
209 M-F 8/7-8/11 Creepy Crawlers $210 $135
210 M-F 8/14-8/18 Egg Laying Critters $210 $135
 
Daily Options- choose your date
For the daily options, please select the corresponding week registration button above to register.  
Day Date Full Day Half Day 
All 6/8-8/18 $45 $29


Camp Chico Creepy-Parent's Night Out

Let your child experience the “creepy” wonders of Bidwell Park in a fun, safe environment. They will gain an understanding for nature’s more misunderstood creepy, crawly critters. Camp Chico Creek transforms into Camp Chico Creepy for an evening day camp style program. Send the kids with us for nature education, a night hike to look for owls and a pizza dinner while parents get a night out. Let your child experience the wonder of Bidwell Park! Chico Creek Nature Center, Tucker Hall and Living Animal Museum. Hours: drop off and pick up anytime between 5:00-10:00 PM.

Course# Day Date Time Age  Fee   
1925 Sa  10/28 5:00-10:00 PM  5-11  $35  


Camp Chico Chilly

Ages:Kindergarten through 6th grade

Location: Chico Creek Nature Center

Hours:  Full Day 7:45 AM-5:30 PM, Half Day 7:45 AM-1:00 PM

Let your child experience the chilly wonders of Bidwell Park when Camp Chico Creek transforms into Camp Chico Chilly for the school holidays surrounding winter break. Join us for nature education and day camp fun. Main camp activities are 9 AM to 4 PM. Extended care from 7:45 AM to 5:30 PM is available at no additional cost.  Let your child experience the wonder of Bidwell Park!

Monday-Friday Option
(pickup at 1:00 PM)

Course# Day Date  Theme
Full Day 
Half Day 
1919 T-F 12/26-12/19 Winter Animals   $168 $108  
 1924 T-F  1/2-1/5 Ice and Snow $168 $108   
 
Daily Options - (choose your date(s) after you click "register" above) 
Day Date  Full Day  Half Day (pickup at 1:00 PM)
T-F 12/26-12/29 1/2-1/5  $45 $29



Daily Options - (choose your date(s) after you click "register" above)
Daily Options - (choose your date(s) after you click "register" above)
Daily Options - (choose your date(s) after you click "register" above)
Daily Options - (choose your date(s) after you click "register" above)