Chico'sPremier STEAM Summer Day Camp

Science, Technology, Engineering,

Art and Math




Where Campers are Free to Learn, Imagine, Explore, Create, Play, Dream and Shine.

We're Coming Back!

We are excited to be offering Spring Break Camp.

We plan to be back in full swing for summer 2021. It might look a little different but it will have all the fun, engaging learning activities!

Give them a Summer

of Learning in Freedom.

They work hard all school year. Give them a summer of fun, friendships and good old fashioned playful memories.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities all in hands on, project based style for campers to choose from. 

Fun, friendship, science, art, nature, adventure and park and creek exploration come together in a fully child choice environment with respectful, caring adults sharing their skills.

  • Camp Wild Heart is hosted and presented by Thrive. 

  • Open to all TK-8th grade students (ages 4 years and 9 months to 13).

  • FREE breakfast and lunch provided by Chico's Summer Nutrition Program (open to students in all income levels) most of summer.

  • Families, please provide your own sack lunches all other dates. 

Self-Directed and Child- Led

Wild Heart Campers are treated to a daily array of fun, educational, exciting options and have the opportunity to choose which activities they'd like to participate in.

Nature, Park and Creek Exploration

A short walk to beautiful Bidwell Park. One of our popular students' choices is to join the leaders who are spending the day in the park building forts, splashing in the creek, and learning naturalist and survivalist wilderness skills.

Hands On Science, Art and Engineering

Wild Heart Campers love the exciting hands on projects and activities they get to choose from daily. STEAM activities are presented in a fun, engaging hands on way with enthusiastic adults making learning fun.

Truly Flexible Scheduling

Normally we offer: Virtual Punch Cards for FULL FLEXIBILITY because we know summer plans change often. Choose the number of days you want on your punch card and use your days any day we are open. THIS WILL CHANGE FOR SUMMER 2021 to follow COVID guidelines. Families will be asked to register for the group/dates desired.

We plan to be back in full swing (following health and safety guidelines) summer 2021.

Open Dates:

We are normally open the 10 weeks of Chico Unified's Summer plus 2 extra weeks for those with varied schedules.

June 7th to August 27th, 2021

Monday thru Thursday 9:30am to 4:30pm

CLOSED FRIDAYS and Mon. July 5th (to celebrate 4th of July).

Camp is open 9:30am to 4:30pm with main activity options between 10:45am and 3:15pm.


Students must arrive no later than 10:45am and be picked up no earlier than 3:15pm (unless other arrangements have been made).

We don't oversell so once you purchase a punch card campers will never be turned away as long they arrive by 10:45am (may arrive as early at 9:30am).

Days do NOT need to be consecutive. Mix and match any days we are open during the summer.

Standard Rule: No refunds or roll over for unused days. All days must be used the summer they are purchased.

Contact Us

For more information about Camp Wild Heart, our programs, activities, staff, and more, don’t hesitate to contact us!

530-809-4638 or 530-828-9288


Camp Wild Heart is at
1361 Hawthorne Ave.
Chico, Ca 95926

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