Creating a more sustainable world
At WildCare, we work to make sure all species can coexist— not just by treating sick or injured animals (nearly 4,000 of them a year), but also by teaching children and adults to understand and appreciate wildlife, by sharing knowledge and instructions on how to live peacefully with the animals among us and by advocating for better protection of wildlife and our remaining open spaces.
This integrated approach is essential to WildCare, and we address both the symptoms of human/wildlife interaction and their underlying causes. By doing so, we hope to create a more sustainable world for all.
April 10 - 14, 2023 9:00 am—3:00 pm
Ages 1st—3rd grade
$375 members, $395 nonmembers—scholarships available
Location: Short School, 35 Marin Street in San Rafael
How do opossums keep their babies safe and warm? What do you call a baby skunk? What type of snake gives birth to live young? Spring is baby season for wildlife and what better way to celebrate than with a Spring Wildlife Camp all about wild babies?!
Join us for an unforgettable week during which campers will meet WildCare’s non-releasable Wildlife Ambassadors, explore Marin’s natural beauty, and nerd-out about all things wildlife. This week of camp is packed full of animal encounters, nature exploration, wildlife-themed games, crafts, and much more!
*Why is Wildlife Camp not being held at WildCare? Due to HPAI, WildCare’s center is closed to the public. HPAI is a new strain of avian flu that is not a health concern for humans, but can be deadly to many types of birds and can be brought in to our center on shoes and clothing, putting WildCare’s Wildlife Ambassador birds and hospital patients at risk.
WildCare’s Spring Camp will be held at the Short School Campus just around the corner from WildCare at 35 Marin St, San Rafael.
Camp will be held at Short School on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Field trips will be at Blackie’s Pasture in Tiburon on Tuesday, and Miwok Meadows in China Camp State Park on Thursday. You will be responsible for picking up and dropping off your camper at the field trip sites.
WildCare Summer Wildlife Camp
- Dates: June 26 - August 11, 2023
- Sessions: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (except Sessions 1A and 1B which are half-day camps)
- Age: 3 1/2 - 11 years
- Cost: $225 - $395 — scholarships and member discounts available
- Scholarships available! Please complete this form instead of clicking "register" for each camp session below.
NOTE: We may have scholarship places still available, even in camps marked "SOLD OUT. " Please complete this form to request a scholarship space in any of WildCare's Summer Wildlife Camps.
Session 1A (morning) Growing Up Wild
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. Participants will experience daily visits from WildCare's Wildlife Ambassador Animals. No field trips for this session, however camp will go on short excursions to nearby Gerstle Park.
Campers must have attended pre-school, and all campers must be fully potty trained to be enrolled in WildCare’s camps. See Special Considerations for Pre-K campers below. 1A is the morning session, and 1B is the afternoon session.
Special Considerations for Pre-K Campers
All campers must be fully potty trained to be enrolled in WildCare's Camps. This means they must be independent in all aspects of using the bathroom as WildCare Camp staff is not permitted to assist campers in any way while in the bathroom. Potty trained campers:
*Due to HPAI, WildCare’s center is closed to the public. HPAI is a new strain of avian flu that is not a health concern for humans, but can be deadly to many types of birds and can be brought in to our center on shoes and clothing, putting WildCare’s Wildlife Ambassador birds and hospital patients at risk.
WildCare’s Growing Up Wild Camp will be held at Short School, located at 35 Marin St. in San Rafael.