Hog-Spud Family Science Camp

The Discover the Delta Foundation and the California Delta Habitat and Education Foundation are working in partnership on an exciting new Delta project.

Hog-Spud Island Family Science Camp

The Discover the Delta Foundation is partnering with the California Delta Habitat and Education Foundation on an exciting new environmental educational project in the California Delta.  The Hog/Spud Island Family Science Camp will serve as an environmental education field facility and science camp that will provide a venue for environmental education field trips for students in the five Delta Counties and surrounding areas.

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Located on Hog/Spud Island, just seven miles west of Stockton, the 100 acre island is one of the last remaining undeveloped in-channel islands in the Delta.  The Hog/Spud Island project will include natural and restored habitat, nature walk areas, a recreated Native American village, camping and recreation areas and an environmental education interpretive center.

The Hog/Spud Island Family Science Camp will be a boat in facility.  Camping facilities will offer a unique recreation and environmental education experience for those that love nature and shoreline accessible picnic areas and beaches will be available for day-use guests.

  Status

  • Biological surveys on the island have been completed
  • Environmental documentation has been completed
  • Concept and some project level design has been completed
  • Permitting to install the access docks has been completed
  Next Steps

  • Complete installation of the docks
  • Begin rough grading of the trail system and building sites
  • Fundraising to support construction of capital improvements