Camp Sprig

2024-Camp sprig-Registration  is Open!

California Waterfowl will be hosting four youth camps (Camp Sprig) in 2024. Those dates are listed below:

2024 dates:

June 14 - 16 @ Grizzly Ranch

June 21 - 23 @ Grizzly Ranch

July 12 - 14 @ Grizzly Ranch

July 19 - 21 @ Grizzly Ranch

Beginner camps will be held June 14-16, June 21-23, July 12-14  and July 19-21 at Grizzly Ranch, Suisun Marsh.

The Bird Haven Camp Sprig is designed to provide  hunter safety training, learn shooting skills and go hunting all in one weekend. Due to the hunting aspect on Sunday, campers need to obtain a Hunter Education Certificate prior to attending. Additional details are included after registration.

All Camp Sprig events at Grizzly Ranch include Hunter Education Certification. These camps are designed for new hunters ages 10-16.

Scholarships are available that can knock off up to $200 off registration.


CWA packs our hunter conservation camps with activities. The campers are active and outside most of the day, learning a wide range of hunting skills from certified instructors. We teach kids how to shoot shotguns, rifles and bows, and about duck calling and duck banding. There are classes on waterfowl identification and hunting practices and safety, and there’s even time for kayaking and fishing at some of the camps.

The camps last from two and half days. Most of the camps are held at Grizzly Ranch, a CWA-owned property in the Suisun Marsh.

The camps include Hunter Education Certification and  will provide instruction on shooting, archery and hunting, preparing the new hunters for a lifetime of outdoor adventures in a unique and exciting way.  Register today before spots are filled!



Camp Sprig is back!


Do you want to get your son or daughter into hunting? Or maybe you’re a youth hunter with a season under your belt and you want to boost your skills? Either way, you’re in the right place.

Every year, California Waterfowl hosts camps that teach aspiring hunters the nuts and bolts of waterfowl hunting and conservation. Many of the camps also include the Hunter Education, so campers can earn their Hunter Ed certificate—the prerequisite for getting a hunting license in California.

It’s a one-stop shop for a lifetime of outdoor adventures!

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- All Camp Sprig events include Hunter Education Certification. These camps are designed for new hunters.

- Camps include food and overnight lodging.

- The youth camps are designed for youths aged 10-16. If your child will be under 10 at the camp date, please call Hunting and Education Programs Supervisor Jeff Smith at (530) 305-9234.

- All guns, eye and ear protection, ammo and supporting materials are provided. You will receive a camper handout that includes a list of required items to bring.

- The cost of the camps ranges from $300 to $400.

Camp Sprig Scholarships

Need help paying for our summer camps? CWA offers three levels of scholarships that can knock off up to $200 off Camp Sprig registration fee. The scholarship is based on household income and attendees simply need to indicate which level they qualify for when registering for the camp. After the camp, CWA will send an affidavit for the household to sign verifying their income.

May not use scholarship discount with any current camp promo codes or discounts. 

Scholarship 1 -($50 off)-Use promo code scholarship1 at check-out

  • Family household income between $85,000 and $100,000.

Scholarship 2 -($100 off)-Use promo code scholarship2 at check-out

  • Family household income between $65,000 and $85,000.

Scholarship 3 - ($150 off)-Use promo code scholarship3 at check-out

  • Family household income between $45,000 and $65,000.

Scholarship 4 - ($200 off)-Use promo code scholarship4 at check-out

  • Family household income less than $45,000.


CWA is focused on building the next generation of hunters and environmental stewards. We believe that hunters are one of the main drivers of waterfowl and wetland conservation, and we want tomorrow’s group of hunters to be larger than today’s. These camps are one of many ways CWA is working to build a better future for hunting, wetlands and waterfowl in California.

If you have questions about our camps, contact Hunting and Education Programs Supervisor Jeff Smith at (530) 305-9234 or



Are you ready to teach the next generation of hunters?