Nature Center Camps


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


Nature Center Birthday Parties

Looking for the perfect place for your child’s birthday party? The Nature Center has just the spot! Our birthday parties include an hour of guided activities with a theme-based craft, a meet the animals experience, and a staff led walk through the Nature Center area. You will have a reserved space at the center for cake and celebration. Leave the party planning to us and we will make your child’s special day AWESOME!

Themes: Feathered Friends


               Little Sprouts


               Super Heroes

               Wild Things

               Gnomes and Fairies       

Fee:       $150 for up to 15 children (each additional child $5)

Days:    Saturday or Sunday

Time:    10:00 AM-12:30 PM

               1:00-3:30 PM