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.
2017 River Camp Firebaugh Dates:
Location: Andrew Firebaugh Community Center & Park
Cost: $45 per child, per week
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 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!
"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.
• 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!
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.
|Educational Employees Credit Union|
|Central Valley Sports|
|N.F. Davis Drier & Elevator, Inc.|
|Pacific Gas and Electric Company|
|Rotary Club of Firebaugh|
|The Heart Group Medical Clinic, Inc.|
|WC Davis Farms|
|Nancy Nickel Resor|
|Coleman Farming CO. LLC|
|Paul Gibson and Joan Eaton|
|Lindemann Properties, Inc.|
|Dan and Jaqueline Lion|
|Mid Valley Disposal|
|Jerry Radinoff and Paula Siegel|
|John and Jolene Telles, Telles Pistachio Farm|
|Stuart and Lisa Woolf|
Past Media Coverage of River Camp Firebaugh
Univision - July 2016