River Camp Firebaugh is a 5-week River Camp program that takes place in the community of Firebaugh.  Each year, over 250 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!

River Camp Firebaugh Instagram 

2019 Dates: July 8-12 (Week 1), July 15-18 (Week 2), July 22-26 (Week 3), July 29-August 2 (Week 4), August 5-9 (Week 5)

Location: Andrew Firebaugh Community Center & Park

Cost: $50 per child, per week


River Camp Firebaugh Registration Form - Available MARCH 1ST


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!  


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. 

Sponsor River Camp Firebaugh 2019!

Contact Finn Telles, Director of Business Development 559-0248-8480x216 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you to these businesses and individuals for their support of River Camp Firebaugh 2018. 

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 

Pacific Ginning

Company, LLC. 


Fox - $2,500 and above




Bobcat - $1,000 and above


HammondsRanchHammonds Ranch, Inc.






Rotary Club of Firebaugh



Westside Produce

 Gage Farms 

LJL Farming 

Michael Giffen Ranches 

Laura Weyant

$500 and above
Dave and Sharon Koehler
Donald Williams
J & J Farms LLC.
Laura Weyant 
Lindemann Properties Inc.
Mid Valley Disposal
Oscar and Marcia Sablan, Firebaugh River Front Inn
Paula Seigel and Jerry Radinoff
Peri and Sons 


Community Sponsors 


City of Firebaugh


Firebaugh - Las Deltas Unified School District     

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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