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.
Spring into Camp!
Spring Wildlife Camp - Reasons for the Seasons
- Dates: April 8 - 12, 2024
- Session: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Age: For grades K-2nd
- Cost: $415 nonmember, $395 member
- Location: 76 Albert Park Lane, San Rafael, CA 94901*
- Scholarships available! Click here to fill out a scholarship application.
How do animals cope with the changing seasons? Take a journey about the four seasons through the eyes of wildlife. Discover how different animals have adapted to survive the changing weather conditions throughout the year. Learn the science behind earth’s seasonal changes and how seasons vary across the globe.
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!
Participants will experience visits from WildCare’s Wildlife Ambassador Animals on non-field trip days. Campers will go on off-site excursions to Phoenix Lake on Tuesday and China Camp on Thursday.
Parents/guardians are responsible for providing transportation to and from the hike locations.
*WildCare's Spring Wildlife Camp will be held at 76 Albert Park Lane in San Rafael, WildCare’s original site. As we transition, our Wildlife Ambassador animals will be kept at our transition site to be near our hospital staff in case of emergency, and to meet the requirements of our permitting. Our live ambassador animals will come to visit camp so your camper won’t miss out on their amazing wildlife experiences. We thank you for your understanding during this time of transition. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our education team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 415-453-1000 ext. 190.
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.