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

Give them a Summer of Playing and 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 Enrichment Program. 

  • Open to all children ages 4 years and 9 months to 11. 

  • Check out our teen leadership program for your older kids (ages 13 & up, some mature 12 year olds accepted)

  • We do not provide any snacks or lunch. Please send packed food daily.


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.

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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.

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Nature, Park and Creek Exploration

We love exploring the park and swimming in the creek. On specific dates we meet at Caper Acers to spend the day in the park building forts, splashing in the creek, and learning about nature.

Truly Flexible Scheduling

Our drop-in camp offers FULL FLEXIBILITY because we know summer plans change often. Choose the number of days you want on your package and use your days any day we are open. No need to reserve days, just come and drop-in! Show up anytime from 9:30 to 10:30 am. 

We are looking forward to another awesome

Summer in 2023!

Open Dates:

We are normally open the 10 weeks of Chico Unified's Summer plus 1 extra week for those with varied schedules.

June 5th to August 24th, 2023

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

CLOSED Mon. July 3rd & Tues. July 4th (to celebrate 4th of July)

No day time camps on Fridays.

 Evening Camps, 5 to 9pm on select Fridays, must register separately.

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


Students must arrive no later than 10:30am and be picked up no earlier than 3:30pm

(unless other arrangements have been made).

We limit how many campers and don't oversell so once you purchase a package campers will never be turned away as long they arrive between 9:30 and 10:30 am.


Once you are registered for summer you may purchase more days. We do sell out every year so make sure to hold your space soon.


Days do NOT need to be consecutive. Mix and match any days we are open during the summer. Evening camps have a separate registration.

**Camp Wild Heart is presented by Thrive Enrichment Program.

Thrive offers academic and enrichment programs and is NOT a school or childcare.**

**No refunds or rollover 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!


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