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Student Stewards Science Camp FAQs:
Fall Edition

How old are the students at this camp?

Students between the ages of 8 - 12 are eligible to attend.

How many kids are at camp each week?

The Student Stewards Fall Break Camp will have 20 available spots for students. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Keeping our camp small will ensure that each student is given the individualized attention, care, and guidance that they need.


What are the dates of the camp?

Fall Break Camp will run between the dates of Monday, October 2nd to Friday, October 6th.


What time does camp start and end?

Regular hours camp hours are 9am-4pm. Students can be picked up and dropped off at the Rosewood Nature Study Area, located at 6800 Pembroke Dr.

Extended hours (8am-9am before care and 4pm-5:30pm after care) are available for an additional $25/each for the week. Please be aware, parents/guardians CANNOT be later than 5:30pm to pick-up students. If parents/guardians are late to pick-up students (later than 5:30 pm), a late fee will be charged.


How do I register my child for camp?

Registration is online: click on this link here! You will need to pay a $50 deposit with a credit or debit card before registration is complete and your student's spot in camp is secured.


If you are unable to register online, please email for a paper copy and return it with payment enclosed to:

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

attn: Fall Break Camp

50 Cowan Drive

Reno, NV 89509


How much does camp cost?

A week of camp costs $200 per student. To take advantage of our Early Bird Special ($150 per student), please register before September 3rd.


Are scholarships available?

Need-based scholarships are available. If you are interested, please fill out the scholarship application when registering, or contact Ashley (


Does my child qualify for a need-based scholarship?

Your student may qualify for a need-based scholarship. Please fill out the scholarship application on the application page, or contact Ashley ( with questions, or to ask about the scholarship procedure. 


What does a typical day at camp look like?

Camp will start at 9 am. In the mornings, we will focus on experiments and activities in small groups. We will have a recreational break mid-morning to ensure students are up and moving. After lunch, we will do arts & crafts, play games, and more. We will also have large group activities, hikes, park explorations, and group experiments/activities related to the week’s theme. Camp ends at 4 pm each day, and parents will need to sign their students out with a photo ID before heading home.


What about the food situation?

Campers will need to bring a sack lunch each day. We highly recommend sending lots of snacks with your student as campers are outside all day and burning lots of energy. Students will not have an option of heating food at camp. 


What should my student bring to camp each day?

  • Sturdy shoes appropriate for being active outside (must have a back to them; no flip-flops or crocs, please)

  • Weather appropriate clothing (jacket, warm pants, etc.)

  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Backpack

  • Snack

  • Downtime items (books, notebooks, cards, etc.)


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