2024 Marsh-in Summer Camp Applications are open! • July 31-August 2, 2024

We are so excited to welcome campers back for another year of Marsh-In Summer Camp at the Don Edwards SF Bay NWR! This is the 45th year of free Summer Camp being offered to Bay Area youth entering Grades 1-6 and will take place at Refuge Headquarters in Fremont at 1 Marshlands Rd, Fremont, CA 94555.

This year's camp will be hosted from Wednesday, July 31 through Friday, August 2, 10:00am - 2:00pm each day at Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters in Fremont.

We welcome parents & guardians from all over the Bay Area to apply via this Google Form (one per family): https://forms.gle/nauSBXC44nMrpaYH7. Applications are due on June 21, and Summer Camp acceptances will be sent out by July 1. Campers are chosen through a lottery system.

Requirements: Campers must be entering grade 1-6 in Fall 2024 and attend and participate in all 3 days of camp. All activity materials will be provided. We will provide transportation from Santa Clara County for the in-person camp days. Camp is free to all participants.

We will share fun, self-guided activities with campers that may be completed at home prior to camp. Families will be invited to programs before and after camp!

Please reach out to summercamp@sfbayws.org or call (408) 515-1889 if you have any questions.

⮇ Click here to download the Marsh-In Summer Camp 2024 flyer in English and Spanish (PDF 1.2 MB) ⮇

This year's summer camp will be hosted the week of July 31st - August 2nd, 2024 at Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters located at 1 Marshlands Rd, Fremont, CA 94555.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 21. Selections are made by lottery. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by Monday, July 1. Permission slips due Monday, July 8. Instructions will be sent by July 24 and camp starts on July 31.

This day camp includes outdoor activities to create a safe and engaging experience for campers and their families. We will share ideas for activities to do at home that students may complete before camp. Wednesday-Friday will be in-person from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Campers will learn about wildlife and conservation, complete fun self-guided activities, interact with Refuge Rangers & Biologists, hike and explore the Refuge in Fremont, and much more!

Summer programming is sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society, the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program, a generous donation by Cargill, Inc., and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Download the flyer (PDF 1.2 MB)