Rates go up the Thursday before the next week of camp so register early. Held at the Chico Creek Nature Center in the heart of Bidwell Park, Camp Chico Creek offer nature education day camps for children 5-11 years old during school vacation days. The program is designed to provide outdoor recreation and to foster awareness of nature in a fun, safe, and caring setting. Themes covering the park’s habitats and its natural and cultural history are presented to campers through guided nature walks, lab activities, presentations of the Nature Center’s live animals, arts and crafts and swimming in Big Chico Creek. Camp runs 9am to 4pm. Campers may register for full day or half day (9am to 1pm). There is, also, an extended care option where campers can be dropped off and picked up anytime between 7:45 am and 5:30pm for an extra cost. Lunch is provided for all campers by Chico Unified's Nutrition program.