Student Stewards Spring Break Camp FAQs

How old are the students at this camp?

Students between the ages of 8 - 13 are eligible to attend.

 

How many kids are at camp each week?

Each week, the Student Stewards Spring Break Camp will have 25 available spots for students. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Keeping our camp small will ensure that each student is given individualized attention, care, and guidance that they need.

 

What are the dates of the camps?

Camp will run between the dates of Monday, March 25th to Friday, April 5th. Each week of camp will have a different theme and focus.

 

What time does camp start and end?

Regular hours (9am-4pm). Students can be picked up and dropped off at the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation office, located in Idlewild Park at 50 Cowan Drive, Reno.

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), there will be a $10 fee.

 

What forms do I need to fill out?

In addition to the general registration, you may need to fill out one additional form:

Medical Administration Form: this form will need to be filled out if your student is on medication and will be taking it during camp. This will require a doctor’s signature on the form, turned in on the first day of camp.
You can access this form here. In addition, the form will be emailed to you if you indicate the need for medication on your registration form. Contact Devin (devin@tmparksfoundation.org or 775-360-6068) if you have any questions, or if you do not receive this form two days after registration is complete. 

 

How do I register my child for camp?

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

 

If you are unable to register online, please download the application here and return it with payment enclosed to:

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

attn: Summer Camp

50 Cowan Drive

Reno, NV 89509

 

How much does camp cost?

A week of camp costs $200 per student. Early Bird Special of $150 per student if registered by February 25th.

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), there will be a $10 fee.

 

Are scholarships available?

Need-based scholarships are available. If you are interested, please fill out this scholarship application or contact Devin (devin@tmparksfoundation.org or 775-360-6068). 

 

Does my child qualify for a need-based scholarship?

If your student receives Free and Reduced Lunch or attends a Title I designated school, your student may qualify for a need-based scholarship. Please fill out the scholarship application on the application page, or contact Devin (devin@tmparksfoundation.org or (775)-360-6068) 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 have some free time to read, do arts ‘n’ crafts, and play games. 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 before heading home.

 

  • Week 1 March 25 - 29: Ecosystem Engineers

 

  • Week 2 April 1-5: Seasonal Survivors

What about the food situation?

Lunch will be provided by the Boys and Girls Club at no additional cost. We highly recommend sending a snack with your student as campers are outside all day and burning lots of energy.  Campers may also bring a cold sack lunch from home. 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.)

  • Waterbottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Backpack

  • Snack

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


 

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