Spring Break Camp

Student Stewards

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Registration is NOW OPEN for our Student Stewards Spring Break Camp

Week 1:

Welcome to NV: Our Wacky Weather

March 16th - 20th


Week 2:

All Creatures Great and Small: Spring into Baby Animals

March 23rd - 27th

at Idlewild Park, Reno

About Our Science Camps

Join Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation for exciting outdoor adventures as we turn our local parks into learning laboratories! During Spring Break, we offer two weeks of our Student Stewards Camp, an extension of our Student Stewards Program. Connect to the natural world through outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, experiments, games, crafts, and more!

The Student Stewards Spring Break Camp is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), standards-based option for school vacation. 

Welcome to NV: Our Wacky Weather

March 16th - 20th

You're sure to get blown away at this week of Spring Break Camp! Living in NV, we know that weather can be weird and surprising and seem to change in the blink of an eye. So join us this week to discover what's behind of the wild weather of our area and beyond!

All Creatures Great and Small: Spring into Baby Animals

March 23rd - 27th

It's Spring, which for many animals means babies! But not all baby animals are the same--so come investigate everything from spiderlings to kittens to nymphs to chicks as we explore the challenges that baby animals face growing up in the wild.

Important Facts

Who: Students ages 8-12*
*Are you older than 12 but still interested in attending? Consider applying to be a Jr. Counselor! Email Hannah, our Program Manager, at hannah@tmparksfoundation.org to find out more.


Where: Idlewild Park

  • Students can be picked up and dropped off at the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation Office, located in Idlewild Park at 50 Cowan Drive, Reno.

  • Camp will take place outdoors in Idlewild Park, so please make sure your student is wearing weather appropriate clothes and sturdy shoes.

  • Wednesday is Field Trip Day when we will be taking a school bus to explore other places in our community related to the week's theme (museums, other parks, trails, etc.).


When: Monday-Friday, 9am - 4pm (Extended Hours 8am - 5:30pm) 

  • Regular camp hours are 9:00am-4:00pm. Parents/guardians will need to sign their students out with a photo ID before heading home.

  • Extended hours (8am-5:30 pm) are available for an additional $20/week. Please be aware, parents/guardians CANNOT be later than 5:30pm to pick-up students.


$200 per week 

  • A week of camp is $200 per student. 

  • Extended hours (8am-5:30 pm) are available for an additional $20/week. Please be aware, if parents/guardians are late to pick-up students (later than 5:30 pm), late fees will be charged.

  • Scholarships are available!


Need-based scholarships of varying levels are available. If you are interested or have any questions, fill out the scholarship application or contact Devin (devin@tmparksfoundation.org or 775-360-6068).

Cancellation Policy

If your student is unable to attend a week of camp for which they are registered, please contact us. If a cancellation occurs at least 7 days before the camp is scheduled to begin, refunds are available. Deposits are non-refundable. 

Additional Forms

If your child will need to take prescribed medication during camp, please download and fill out the Medical Administration Form here. Return this form before or on the first day or camp.

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For a paper registration form,
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or email hannah@tmparksfoundation.org or call (775) 360-6068
Why Spring Break Camp?

According to Peter Scales and the American Camp Association, "Camp is one of the few institutions where young people can experience and satisfy their need for physical activity, creative expression and true participation in a community environment. Most schools don't satisfy all these needs."

There is a projected 14% increase in STEM-related jobs, but only 16% of high school students are proficient in STEM subjects. With our STEAM, standards-based curriculum at the Student Stewards Spring Break Camp, students will be better prepared for high school and beyond!

About Our Camp Educators
2020 Camp Weeks

All our Camp Educators:

  • Are First aid and CPR certified

  • Hold at minimum a bachelor's degree in a STEAM-related field

  • Are experienced working with children and

  • Are passionate about outdoor education! 

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Protecting & enhancing our community through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, open spaces, and trails.


50 Cowan Drive, Reno, NV 89509 | (775) 410-1702