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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Meet the 2018 River Camp Staff!

2018 River Camp Firebaugh Dates

Week 1 (July 16-20), Week 2 (July 23-27), Week 3 (July 30-August 3), Week 4 (August 6-10)

Location: Andrew Firebaugh Community Center & Park

Cost: $45 per child, per week


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 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 

Educational Employees Credit Union



Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Fox - $2,500 and above


Ultra Gro Plant Food 



United Security Bank



Westlands Water District

Bobcat - $1,000 and above


AgriLand Farming Company 


 Dr. John and Jolene Telles 


Carlucci Transport

HammondsRanchHammonds Ranch, Inc. 


Coleman Farming Co. LLC


Mid Valley Disposal


Central Valley Community Foundation


Rotary Club of Firebaugh


W.C. Davis Farms


Westside Produce


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
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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