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Camp Chico Wild

(Spring Break Camp)

Camp Chico Wild presents nature education and day camp fun focused on the new life and wild creatures living in Butte County, during Spring Break.


Ages: Kindergarten to 6th grade

Hours:  7:45am to 5:30pm

Main camp activities are 9am to 4pm. Extended care from 7:45am to 5:30pm is available at no additional cost.

Our 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!


Monday-Friday Option

Day             Dates                                     Full Day         Half Day (pick up at 1pm)

M-F              3/13/17 to 3/17/17                  $200                $125


Daily Options- choose your date   

Day              Date                                           Full Day                     Half Day (pick up at 1pm)

M-F              3/13/17 to 3/17/17                      $43                               $27

Camp Chico Creek shirts are required to be worn every day of camp and may be purchased on site the first day of camp for $10.


Location:  In the heart of Bidwell Park, at the Chico Creek Nature Center.

1968 E. 8th Street Chico, Ca 95928 – (530) 891-4671

Registration: Convenient, Online Registration.

You may, also, call (530-891-4671) or stop by to register.

Bring/Wear:       To ensure a GREAT experience students should bring or wear the following:

Camp Shirt All campers must wear a camp shirt to every day of camp. Shirts may be purchased during registration or at the door for $10.
Closed Toe Shoes No sandals, flip flops, etc.
Layered/ Weather Appropriate Clothing The temperature can change a lot throughout the day and we will be offering a hike rain or shine.
Packed Lunch and Snacks  We do not provide lunch or snacks and campers get very hungry. Please pack plenty of food for them.
Water Bottle
 Extra Outfit as needed We recommend items come in a backpack for safe keeping. Campers will have use of cubbies to store their items. Please label all items brought to camp.


Sign In/Out: For the safety of your children we ask that you or someone on their emergency contact form sign them in and out. Please be prepared to show a photo ID at pick up.  Please pick up on time. We charge $1 per minute late.

Register Online Here:

Camp Team Contacts:    


Taylor and Jonah, School Year Camp Directors –


Payment/ PO Policy: Families who register and attend take full responsibility for the payment of these courses. If, for any reason, we are unable to collect on a PO, or purchase agreement, you will be required to cover the cost and/or difference.

Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

At the Chico Area Recreation and Park District, we are constantly striving to provide you with quality recreation programs.  We are confident that you will like these programs…so confident that we will ensure our promise to provide that high quality.  If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with the quality of our programs or instructors, we encourage you to contact us immediately so we can work to resolve your concern and improve the quality of our programs for all participants.  If you are not completely satisfied, contact us and we will arrange for you to do one of the following:

1.       Repeat the program at no charge.

2.       Receive full credit that can be applied to any other program.

3.       Receive a full refund.

Currently, this guarantee applies to all of our programs except Adult Leagues, Facility Rentals, Trips and Tours, and all grant/scholarship funded programs.  These programs have specific policies that apply.  Your complete satisfaction with these programs is equally valued, and we will work with you to resolve your concerns.

To receive a credit, repeat a program, or obtain a refund, please contact us in writing, by phone, by email, or in person.  Requests must be made within ten (10) business days after the last program meeting.  Your receipt, cancelled check or proof of I.D. may be required.  Refund checks will be processed within fifteen (15) business days.

Cancellation Policy

In the event CARD needs to cancel a class or program due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or any other unforeseen circumstance, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee.  We understand that unexpected circumstances may also arise resulting in a need for you to withdraw from a class or program.  If so, please notify us by the Thursday before camp.  Requests for refunds or transfers made be made in person, by email or by phone.  Your receipt, cancelled check or proof on identification may be required.  Refund checks will be processed within fifteen (15) business days.


In Bidwell Park at 1968 E 8th Street, Chico, CA, 95928 – – phone (530) 891-4671 – fax (530) 891-0837