Summer Camps in Butte County

Updated April 2017

Anthropology Camp
(530) 898-5397
Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology
California State University, Chico
Ages: 5-11
Session: July 5 – 27
Cost: $100

(Day Camps) In four weeks, this camp invites participants to experience epic eras and enter other worlds. Each week we blend fantasy and reality to connect campers to new learning, fun times and transformative educational activities. This year’s themes: All about Pirates, Mummies & Mysteries, Fantastic Beasts and Adventures in Archaeology. Also whacky Wednesdays – optional theme-related dress-up day!

British Soccer Camps
Chico, Oroville & Paradise
Ages: 3–16
Sessions in June & July
Cost: Varies

(Day Camps) Experienced coaches help campers master their true potential with an innovative approach that teaches campers age-appropriate skills along with core values. Participants receive a soccer ball, camp t-shirt, skills evaluation & soccer poster!  Register at least 45 days prior to camp and also receive a British soccer jersey.

Cal Skate / FunLand
(530) 343-1601
2465 Carmichael Dr., Chico
Ages: 5-12
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: $130-$165

(Day Camps) A fun, heart-healthy, active alternative to the “normal” summer camp! Air-conditioned indoor and fun outdoor activities will include (but are not limited to): skating, mini-golfing, batting, arts & crafts, LEGOs, arcade games, dodge ball, hockey, ping-pong, basketball and more! Camp t-shirt along with morning and afternoon snacks included; lunch options available.

Camp Durham-azing
(530) 345-1921
Durham Recreation & Park District
9447 Midway, Durham
Ages: Grades K-5
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: $35/day or $135/week

(Day Camps) Join your friends and your favorite camp staff for a week of summer-time fun. Weekly camp themes incorporate a variety of activities as well as weekly field trips. Includes Fun-Food Fridays, pool time and more!

Camp Positive-i: A Dance & Circus Camp
(530) 872-1939
Positive-I Dance & Circus Center,
6653 Clark Road, Paradise
Ages: 5 & up
Sessions: June 27-29; July 25-27;
August 12-13
Cost: $139

(Day Camps) Participants enjoy multiple days of imagination and fun learning hip hop, gymnastics, belly dance, hula-hooping, juggling, aerial arts, partner acrobatics, ballet, poi spinning, foam pit fun, arts & crafts, singing, music, team- and self-building, Gypsy Mountain face painting, themed days, Green Paradise Cafe lunch and end-of-camp performance! Be sure to pre-register, space is limited!

Catch a Dream Summer Camp
(530) 533-2011
Feather River Recreation & Park District
1875 Feather River Blvd., Oroville
Ages: 5–12
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: $25/day

(Day Camps) FRRPD also offers Gymnastics Camp, Cheer Tumbling Camp & Sporty Camp. There is something for everyone at Feather River Recreation & Park District! Find complete info online.

Chico Area Recreation & Park District Camps
(530) 895-4711
545 Vallombrosa Ave., Chico
Ages: 3–17
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: Varies; see website

(Day Camps) Chico Area Recreation & Park District (CARD) hosts numerous camps that entertain a vast range of interests, including ball sports, art, BMX and moutain biking, cooking, dance, outdoor adventures and more. See the full list and register online.

Chico Cheer All Stars Camps
(530) 894-2227
Chico Cheer
13306 Cabin Hollow Ct., Ste. 120, Chico
Ages: 5 & up
Sessions: Mon-Thur; July 10-13, 17-20 & 24-27
Cost: $50-$100

(Day Camps) If your athlete loves to cheer and tumble these are the right camps! Learn basic cheerleading motions and terminology, tumbling, jumps, chants, cheers, team activities and a special dance to perform on the final day. “Tumbling Camp” and “Stunt Camp” options, beginners through advanced levels. Camps run 10am-2pm. 1st camp $100, 2nd camp $75, 3rd camp $50.

Chico Montessori Summer Camps
(530) 342-5518
Chico Montessori Children’s House
814 Glenn St., Chico
Ages: 2yrs 9mo (potty trained) to 5yrs
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: $180–$360

(Day Camps) Chico Montessori offers five educationally themed sessions throughout the summer. Session themes include: Music, Animal Planet, Fairy Tales, California Adventure and Vehicles/Construction. Montessori materials will be available and there will be fun summer-time water activities each day. Half-day and full-day options available.

Explore Summer Camps
(530) 532-3051
Location: Oroville area
Ages: Grades K-8 (Varies by camp)
Sessions in June & July
Cost: $125

(Day Camps) Offers fun-filled summer days with various week-long themed camps that entertain a vast range of interests: “Lego Robotics & 3-D Design Camp” (grades 3-8); “Technology Exploration Camp” (grades 2-8); “Sports and Nutrition Camp” (grades K-8); “Creative Visual Arts Camp” (grades K-8); “STEM Camp” (grades K-8); and “Performing Arts CAMP” (grades K-8). Space is limited, call for more information.

Gateway Science Discovery Camps
(530) 898-5130
Gateway Science Museum
625 Esplanade, Chico
Ages: Entering grades 4-9
Sessions in June & July
Cost: $210-$225, discounts available

(Day Camps) “Gastronomic Jr. Scientists” (grades 4-6), June 26-30, $210; “Gastronomic Sr. Scientists” (grades 7-9), July 10-14, $225. Join Gateway Science Museum this summer for a week-long gastronomical adventure discovering where our food comes from! Explore our food systems and experiment with growing and preparing different foods. Investigate the different properties and nutritional attributes of fruits, vegetables, meats and more. Meet a farmer and discover which of your favorite snacks are produced right here in Northern California. Camps run 9am-3pm and include lunch and snacks.

KidsPark Camp
(530) 894-6800
2477 Forest Ave., Ste. 190, Chico
Ages: 2–12
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: Varies

(Day Camps) Looking for something fun to do this summer? KidsPark summer camps have what you’re looking for! Weekly themes include “Goopy Gak Attack,” “Fun with Foods,” “Wet ‘n Wild,” “Wacky Week” and more. Sibling rates and extended hours available. Each day is packed full of adventure and fun!

Kids In Motion Summer Camps
(530) 895-5437
In Motion Fitness
1293 E. 1st Ave., Chico
Ages: 4-7
Sessions in June, July & August
Cost: $105 per session – same family, multiple kid discount

(Day Camps) Kids In Motion Summer camps will keep your kids busy with jam-packed days full of swimming, art, science, nutrition & exercise. These are great weekly camps for kids who love water fun! Camps run Mon–Fri from 9am–1pm. Each camp is limited to 20 children. We hope to see you!

Kids Summer Fit Camps
(530) 343-5678
In Motion Fitness
1293 E. 1st Ave., Chico
Ages: 8–13
Sessions in June, July & August

Cost: $105 per session – same family, multiple kid discount
(Day Camps) Your child will be exposed to a variety of fun activities that focus on the following areas: Cardiovascular Fitness, Strength Training, Games/Skills and Swimming – all tailored to the younger child who is just getting interested in fitness as a lifestyle. Your child will have his/her own certified personal trainer who is passionate about keeping exercise fun and interesting for young children, while hopefully fostering a lifelong dedication to health and wellness. Camps run Mon-Fri from 9am-1pm.

Kids In Motion Summer Camps
(530) 895-5437
In Motion Fitness
1293 E. 1st Ave., Chico
Ages: 4–7
Sessions in June, July and August
Cost: $105 per session same family, multiple kid discount.

(Day Camps) Kids In Motion Summer camps will keep your kids busy with jam-packed days full of swimming, art, science, nutrition & exercise. These are great weekly camps for kids who love water fun! Camps run Mon–Fri from 9am–1pm. Each camp is limited to 18 children. We hope to see you!

Paradise Aquatic Park Camp
(530) 872-6393
Aquatic Park
5600 Recreation Drive, Paradise
Ages: 5-12
Sessions: June 12-August 11
Cost: $14-$28

(Day Camps) This Paradise Recreation and Park District program combines the adventure of day camp with the fun of swimming at the community pool. Crafts, archery, organized games and special events fill our schedule. You may join us on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. A camp t-shirt is to be purchased at the time of registration.

Show*Kids Dance Camp – 2 weeks
(530) 893-9028
Chico Creek Dance Centre
1144 W. 1st St. Chico
Ages: 4-10
Session: June 12-June 23
Cost: $150

(Day Camp) Show*Kids Dance Camp offers children an experience in the wonderful world of Dance and Theatre! Campers will be provided with an introduction to several dance styles in preparation for performances during the last week of camp. It’s a great opportunity for children to explore their own creativity through movement and meet new friends! Special camp shirts, crafts, games, prizes, performance and a cast party are all included.

Summer Dance Jamm!
(530) 893-9028
Chico Creek Dance Centre
1144 W. 1st St., Chico
Ages: 6 to Adult
Session: June 26-July 26
Cost: $125 per camp – discounts for more camps!

(Day Camp) Looking to have some fun this summer? Come JAMM with us at Chico Creek Dance Centre! We are offering 5 camps that include all different dance styles: Tap, Musical Theater, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, and Contemporary!

Summer Horse Camp
(530) 343-1558 / (530) 570-5984
Almond Country Farms
2304 Hutton Way, Durham
Ages: 4-15
Sessions: June – August
Cost: $25/day

(Day Camps) Summer horse camps run weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8am-12pm. Camps begin June 13 and continue until school starts. Come one day or as many as you like to learn about riding, care, grooming, saddling and more.

Summer Lacrosse Camp
20th Street Community Park, Chico
Ages: 6 -18
Session: June 12–15
Cost: $85 (Beginners), $175 (Veterans)

(Day Camps) Our camp is developed for youth athletes. Every practice session teaches sound Lacrosse principles in a fast-paced environment through engaging games and activities. Lacrosse equipment (sticks and balls) required for participation is furnished by the Rebels and is age appropriate.

26th Annual Summer Arts Program
(530) 345-5665
The Artist’s Playground at Progressive Schoolhouse
2400 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico
Ages: 5 and up
Sessions in June & July
Cost : $45-$140

(Day Camps) Offering 6 weeks of art-based studio instruction in ceramics, drawing, painting, textile arts, sculpture, theatre arts and print making. Programs support the expression and development of each individual student. Mon-Thurs., 9am-2pm. One day or multiple day options. K-8 academic tutorial programs Mon-Weds. 2:30pm-5:00pm.


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Updated: May 1, 2017 @ 8:46 am