Marsh In Summer Camp

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society
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Marsh-In Summer Camp - free for local youth, with volunteer teens (virtual and in-person)


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$13,800 goal

ASK: San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society sponsors a Marsh-In Summer Camp program with support for a Summer Camp Coordinator and materials for campers. Every child should have the opportunity to attend Summer Camp. In 2020, we pioneered a virtual camp that was very well received by campers (and parents) and expanded its reach beyond the South Bay to Newark, the East Bay, and beyond. By 2023, we transitioned to a hybrid format with one virtual day and three in-person camp days. 

The Marsh-In Summer Camp is held at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center in Alviso (San Jose) or at Refuge Headquarters in Fremont. This camp offers a free, fun-filled week with an animal-themed day program for over 60 lucky young campers. 

  • Marsh-In Summer Camp represents a tradition of leadership and coming of age. Once campers reach 7th grade, they are eligible for the Habitat Heroes program, which trains them to become camper group leaders.
  • Campers learn about local wildlife, watersheds, and conservation and are treated to a special presentation about ancestral and modern-day Ohlone and Costanoan Indigenous people.
  • The 2023 Camp was hosted in Fremont, and SFBWS provided free transportation for nearly 40 campers from Santa Clara County so they could attend camp. 
  • Please help us return to the full programs of the past.

We need your help to continue to make this happen every year, for local youth who are interested in learning to love and care for nature - to become life-long stewards of wildlife and habitat preservation.

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