River Camp Firebaugh is a 5-week River Camp program that takes place in the community of Firebaugh.  Each year, over 400 local children have the opportunity to take part in this program, which offers many of the same experiences as River Camp Scout Island in Fresno.  Campers learn about the river and their local ecosystems while engaging in water play, arts and crafts, games and other activities.  River Camp Firebaugh promotes respect for the environment and for one another by offering a unique experIence for participants.

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2017 River Camp Firebaugh Dates

Week 1 (July 10-14; Reserved for Firebaugh Las-Deltas Unified School District), Week 2 (July 17-21), Week 3 (July 24-28), Week 4 (July 31-August 4), Week 5 (August 7-11)

Location: Andrew Firebaugh Community Center & Park

Cost: $45 per child, per week

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River Camp Firebaugh Registration Form 

 

River Camp Junior Leaders Program

Junior Leaders are high-school aged volunteers who are interested in developing leadership and communication skills while gaining experience working with younger children.  Junior Leaders assist River Camp Firebaugh Staff in leading a variety of activities each day including arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing, games, and songs.  They act as role models for the campers, demonstrating a spirit of respect for the environment, cooperation with camp rules, and willingness to work and play with everyone at camp.  Junior Leaders participate in team-building and leadership activities with their peers as well.

Junior Leaders attend River Camp Firebaugh for free!  Click here to apply today!

 

Eleven-year-old Jenni Silva loves River Camp. For Jenni, camp is the way to get outside where she feels free. Without camp, she'd be stuck inside for her whole summer vacation. 

Jenni loves River Camp"It feels better to be outside than inside because you feel like you are in a cage." - Jenni Silva

Do you remember when summer vacation meant playing outside from breakfast until dinner? Children in Firebaugh do not have the same freedom to explore and play in the outdoors. By supporting River Camp Firebaugh, YOU can help tell a different story. 

At River Camp kids…

• Learn about the river
• Search for wildlife clues
• Get physical activity through games and free play
• Canoe and swim in the river

Campers get to build a sense of connection to the natural places in their community. 

Would you like to be part of impacting the health of kids from Firebaugh? River Camp Firebaugh is making the community healthier by…
• Making physical activity a priority for families 
• Helping families overcome fear about spending time outside
• Giving kids the chance to build self-esteem and social skills 
• Highlighting the river as a tool improving health

Help us to continue this wonderful program, and bring local children to the river for a week of River Camp.  Donate today!

 Sponsor River Camp Firebaugh! 

River Camp Firebaugh would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. CLICK HERE to become a 2017 season sponsor!  

Thank you to these businesses and individuals for their support of River Camp Firebaugh 2017. 

Heron - $10,000 and above

 Olam

 

 

Olam began operations in the community of Firebaugh in 2009 after acquiring the DeFrancesco plant which had been shut down since 2005 after 31 years in production. Onions are the primary product processed on site, and the capacity to dry parsley was added this year. Olam Firebaugh was among the first plants to work with the World Wildlife Foundation and Alliance for Water Stewardship to develop a sustainable water stewardship commitment. Olam maintains a commitment to sustainability and is proud to support the River Parkway Trust’s River Camp Firebaugh program.

Eagle - $5,000 and above 

 eecu
Educational Employees Credit Union

 

 PGEsml

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

 
Fox - $2,500 and above

 ultragro

Ultra Gro Plant Food 

 

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United Security Bank

 

 westlandswaterdistrict

Westlands Water District

 
Bobcat - $1,000 and above

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AgriLand Farming Company 

 HeartGroup

 Dr. John and Jolene Telles 

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Carlucci Transport


HammondsRanchHammonds Ranch, Inc. 

  coleman

Coleman Farming Co. LLC


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Mid Valley Disposal

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Central Valley Community Foundation

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Rotary Club of Firebaugh


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W.C. Davis Farms

 1000triwestsideproduce

Westside Produce

1000centralvalleysports

Central Valley Sports

Debbie and Charles Doerksen
Doerksen Taylor Stokes LLP
Gage Farms 
LJL Farming 
Michael Giffen Ranches
Ted Morgan and Alicia Bennet 


$500 and above
Anonymous 
Hedrick's Chevrolet
J & J Farms LLC.
Joan Eaton and Paul Gibson 
Laura Weyant 
Lindemann Properties Inc.
Oscar and Marcia Sablan, Firebaugh River Front Inn
Paula Seigel and Jerry Radinoff
Peri and Sons 
San Joaquin River Resource Management Coalition
Wonderful Giving

 

Past Media Coverage of River Camp Firebaugh

Fresno Bee - July 2012 

KVPR - August 2014

Univision - August 2015

Univision - July 2016

Vida en el Valle - July 2016 

 

 

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