Terwilliger Wildlife Camp

Kids at WildCare Camp. Photo by Tory Russell

Does your inquisitive child love animals? Wildlife Camp is a fun way to stimulate learning about wild animals and instill a life-long respect for nature.

Weekly camp programs are designed to captivate, engage and challenge young people, building environmental knowledge and values.

Watch a pelican training session, experience animal visits from our live non-releasable animal ambassadors, prepare a meal for our desert tortoise, search for wild animal tracks out on the trail, play wildlife-themed games, and create nature crafts-it’s a camp experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Please note our WildCare Member early registration dates. Become a member today!

Scholarships are available. Applications are accepted after registration opens.

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Meeting the Rosy Boa. Photo by Tory RussellSummer Camp 2017

All WildCare Summer Wildlife Camps are SOLD OUT!

Please sign up for our email list to receive notifications of next year’s Wildlife Camp offerings, and become a member for special discounts and EARLY REGISTRATION!

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Session 10b Growing Up Wild, minimum age 3 ½- entering K (afternoon session)

This session is FULL! Click here to be added to the Waitlist!

August 7-11, 1pm-4pm, member $170/non-member $190

Growing up in the wild can be a tricky task!  Examine the fascinating ways different animals raise their young, the interesting adaptations baby animals have to survive in the wild and simple ways we can help to keep them safe from harm. Afternoon session.

Campers must have attended pre-school and be completely potty-trained.  There is no hike for this age group.

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Session 2: Wild California, entering 1-2

This session is FULL! Click here to be added to the Waitlist!

June 12-16, 9am- 3pm, member $320/non-member $340

What do grey whales, quail and dogface butterflies all have in common?  They are just some of California’s “official” state animals.  Explore the unique plants, animals and habitats that make California such a magnificent place to live.  You may recognize a few familiar friends!

Hikes Tuesday and Thursday.
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Session 3: Feathers, Fur, and Scales, entering 2-3

This session is FULL! Click here to be added to the Waitlist.

June 19-23, 9am- 3pm, member $320/non-member $340

Delve into the world of wildlife with this exciting overview of the natural world.  Let us introduce you to the wide variety of critters, from mammals and birds to reptiles and insects.  Examine how each animal is specially equipped with adaptations for its unique lifestyle.

Hikes Tuesday and Thursday.
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Session 4: Animal Sense-sations, entering 1-2

This session is FULL! Click here to be added to the Waitlist.A Wildlife Ambassador. Photo by Tory Russell

June 26-30, 9am- 3pm, member $320/non-member $340

What if you could see like an eagle, hear like a jackrabbit and smell like a fox?  Experience the world through the senses of our wildlife friends.  Investigate how a bat finds its food, how a doe recognizes her fawn and how a turkey vulture finds its next meal.

Hikes Tuesday and Thursday.
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Session 5: Secrets of Survival, entering 1-3

This session is FULL! Click here to be added to the Waitlist.

July 5-7 (3 days), 9am- 3pm, member $190/non-member $210

Ever wondered how far an owl can turn its head? Why a woodpecker doesn’t get a headache? Or how a snake can swallow its prey in one big gulp? Discover all the unique adaptations that allow animals to thrive in their own habitats.

Thursday hike.
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Session 6: Conservation Camp, entering 3-4

This session is FULL! Click here to be added to the Waitlist.

July 10-14, 9am- 3pm, member $320/non-member $340

Learn all about threatened and endangered species and the amazing actions that humans are taking to respond to their plight.  Become a wildlife hero by examining the perils facing wild plants and animals today and what you can do to help them thrive.

Hike Tuesday and Thursday.
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Session 7: Conservation Camp, entering 4-6

This session is FULL! Click here to be added to the Waitlist.

July 17-21, 9am- 3pm, member $320/non-member $340

Learn all about threatened and endangered species and the amazing actions that humans are taking to respond to their plight.  Become a wildlife hero by examining the perils facing wild plants and animals today and what you can do to help them thrive.

Hike Tuesday and Thursday.
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Session 8: Weird and Wonderful, entering 1-2

This session is FULL! Click here to be added to the Waitlist

July 24-28, 9am- 3pm, member $320/non-member $340

What critter performs a handstand to scare off predators?  Coughs up pellets of indigestible food?  Or dives head first through the air at 240 miles per hour?  Come and explore the bizarre, the fantastic, the weird… and of course the wonderful.  Nature is full of creatures with peculiar adaptations!

Hike Tuesday and Thursday.
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Session 9: Watery World of Wildlife, entering 2-3

This session is FULL! Click here to be added to the Waitlist

July 31-August 4, 9am- 3pm, member $320/non-member $340

Ponds, creeks, wetlands and sandy beaches!  Dive into each of these wonderful habitats and learn about the array of creatures that live within them, from the gigantic Blue Whale to the tiny Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse. This week is sure to make a splash.

Hike Tuesday and Thursday.
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Session 10a Growing Up Wild, minimum age 3 ½- entering K (morning session)

This session is FULL! Click here to be added to the Waitlist

August 7-11, 9am- noon, member $170/non-member $190

Growing up in the wild can be a tricky task!  Examine the fascinating ways different animals raise their young, the interesting adaptations baby animals have to survive in the wild and simple ways we can help to keep them safe from harm. Morning session.

Campers must have attended pre-school and be completely potty-trained.  There is no hike for this age group.
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Session 10b Growing Up Wild, minimum age 3 ½- entering K (Afternoon session)

Click here to sign up

August 7-11, 1pm-4pm, member $170/non-member $190

Growing up in the wild can be a tricky task!  Examine the fascinating ways different animals raise their young, the interesting adaptations baby animals have to survive in the wild and simple ways we can help to keep them safe from harm. Afternoon session.

Campers must have attended pre-school and be completely potty-trained.  There is no hike for this age group.

Kids and parents alike love WildCare’s Wildlife Camp!Meeting the tortoise. Photo by Tory Russell

“It was FANTASTIC! Best camp we have ever done. The staff was great, the curriculum was engaging and my son is still talking about it and was so sad after it was over! Thank you! Couldn’t be happier!”

“My son was jumping out of his skin every day after camp and couldn’t wait to get there the next day. His knowledge of wildlife and his surroundings has increased dramatically and his love of nature has become even more pronounced.”

“Your camp exceeded my expectations. There were so many additional learning and fun activities to keep the kids engaged and occupied all day, while keeping them physically active.”