Wildlife Camp

Spend camp with the critters! At Wildlife Camp get close to animals like owls, opossums, and snakes in our serene park. Connect with nature in a fun, highly-interactive and curriculum-based program. Each week has a special theme, packed with games, crafts, hikes, and animals. Snacks and T-shirt and included. Call (510) 881-6747 for details.   Registration begins February 17th for residents of the district.  Campers can be registered online or in person at the District Office (1099 E Street, Hayward, CA).  See our Volunteer page for information about your teenager applying to be a Wildlife Camp Counselor.  Print Directions to our park.

First time registrant? 
Call the H.A.R.D. district office at (510) 881-6700 to set up an account for online registration.  Once your account is created, visit our registration page and search for the program using the barcodes or class numbers listed below. 

Polliwogs: Ages 3.5 - 5 years
A Preschool day camp at Sulphur Creek. Polliwogs must be age 3.5 years by the first day of their camp and toilet trained.  Each week has a different theme that is based on wildlife and full of fun!  The July session of Polliwog Camp will be our special "Buddy Week".  Campers will explore the park with older buddies from the Kids & Critter Care Leadership Camp.

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 Class #
 Age Weekdays
Time  Dates  Location Cost
3.5-5 years
Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 6/19-6/23 SCNC $159
42367 3.5-5 years
Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 7/24-7/28 SCNC $159
42368 3.5-5 years
Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm
8/7-8/11 SCNC

Grasshoppers: Ages 5 - 7 years
Come explore the diversity of wildlife in our Grasshoppers Wildlife Camp.  Each week has a fun, interactive and unique theme. (Formerly known as Weasels Camp).

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5-7 years Mon-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm 6/26-6/30 SCNC $219
42371 5-7 years Mon-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm 7/10-7/14*
SCNC $219
42372 5-7 years
9:30am-2:30pm 7/31-8/4 SCNC $219

*Extended Care available for week of July 10-14. See "Summer Bug Club" information.

Barn Owls: Ages 7 - 9 years
Enjoy our “Adaptation Exploration” week Come learn how animals adapt to their environments - from playing dead to amazing camouflage and even making some seriously stinky smells!    

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42373 7-9 years Mon-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm 7/17-7/21 SCNC $219
Kids and Critter Care – Wildlife Basics 101: Ages 7-11 years
Do you want to help save local wildlife? Get a behind-the-scenes look at how to care for injured animals. Discover how you can help create a safe environment that they will want to call home.

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42374 7-11 years Mon-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm 6/19-6/23 SCNC $219
7-11 years Mon-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm 7/10-7/14*
SCNC $219
7-11 years
Mon-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm

*Extended Care available for week of July 10-14. See "Bug Club" information.

Kids and Critter Care Leadership Camp: Ages 9-12 years
Wildlife 101 with a twist, learn all about wildlife care while practicing leadership skills. Junior leaders will work side by side with younger campers; presenting animals, teaching about nature and leading by example.

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9-12 years Mon-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm 7/24-7/28 SCNC $223
42378 9-12 years
Mon-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm
8/7-8/11 SCNC $223

Junior Biologist Camp: Ages 9-13 years
Spend 4 days this summer learning the ins and outs of Biology! Get a chance to dissect plants and animals while exploring how they all work together to form an ecosystem. Curriculum designed for students entering 6th -9th grade

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42379 9-13 years Mon-Thur 9:30am-2:30pm 6/26-6/29
SCNC $217

Summer Bug Club
: Ages 5-11 years
Join in the fun of finding six, eight, and 20 legged critters as you become a member of Sulphur Creek's Summer Bug Club.  This educational afternoon class will teach students the importance of arthropods and how they can help us survive.  Kids will watch a meal worm metamorphosis, and caterpillars turn into butterflies.  We will bait, attract, and identify nocturnal as well as diurnal arthropods, build habitats, catch and hold a tarantula and scorpion, and race cockroaches. 

Class is concurrent with Grasshoppers and Kids & Critter Care Camp of this week and may be used as after care for these camps.  (An afternoon snack will be provided.)

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5-11 years
Mon-Fri 2:30pm-5:30pm 7/10-7/14
SCNC $120