Welcome to the Chico Creek Nature Center, the gateway and official information center for Bidwell Park.

Day Camps

Let your child experience naturalist led fun in Bidwell Park!

Centered at the Chico Creek Nature Center in the heart of Bidwell Park, Camp Chico Creek is an environmental education-based day camp for children 5 to 11 years old. The programs are designed to provide outdoor recreation activities and foster awareness of nature in a fun, safe, and caring setting. Themes covering Park habitats and their natural and cultural histories are presented to the campers during each session. We have trained staff and interns that promote fairness and encourage a spirit of cooperation in play.

We think you’ll find that Camp Chico Creek offers a healthy and convenient way for children to make new friends and have fun in beautiful Bidwell Park.

Download a camp map suitable for coloring here.

Register for School Holiday Camps here.

Register for Summer Camp here.

Register for Camp Thrive here.

Teens register for Nature Vacation Camp here.

Learn more about our Teen and Counselor In Training Programs here.

Apply for a Summer Camp Scholarship here.


Learning is fun at Camp Chico Creek!