River Camp at Firebaugh is a 5-week River Camp program that takes place at the Andrew Firebaugh Community Center & Park.  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 at 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 at Firebaugh promotes respect for the environment and for one another by offering a unique experience for 1st-8th grade participants.

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Meet the River Camp 2021 Staff!

Location: Andrew Firebaugh Community Center & Park

Cost: You choose how much to pay! $10, $20, $30, $40, or $50 per camper/week! Space is limited-- don't wait, register your camper online today!

Ages: 1st-8th grades

2021 Dates: Week 1 (6/28-7/2), Week 2 (7/5-7/9), Week 3 (7/12-7/16), Week 4 (7/19-7/23), Week 5 (7/26-7/30)

Online registration closes the Monday prior to the camp session start date.  If you would like to check if space is available for the next upcoming session, please check on UltraCamp or call the camp phone number. Camp phone information will be posted in early June.



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 at 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 at 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 at Firebaugh 2021!

Contact Bryna De Fede, Development Associate 559-0248-8480x216 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLICK HERE for the River Camp in Firebaugh 2021 Sponsorship Packet.

Thank you to these businesses and individuals for their support of River Camp at Firebaugh 2021.   

Firebaugh Sponsors website

Past Media Coverage of River Camp at Firebaugh

Fresno Bee - July 2012 

KVPR - August 2014

Univision - August 2015

Univision - July 2016

Vida en el Valle - July 2016