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Science Camp FAQs:
Summer Edition

How old are the students at camp?

For Student Stewards Camp:  Students between the ages of 8 - 12 are eligible to attend.

For Junior Explorers Camp: Students between the ages of 6- 8 are eligible to attend.

How many kids are at camp each week?

Currently, each week of camp has limited 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 camps?

The Student Stewards and Junior Explorers Summer Camps are Day Camps with week-long sessions.
Student Stewards Summer Camp
will run between the dates of Monday, June 10th to Friday, August 9thEach week of camp will have a different theme and focus. 

Junior Explorers Camp will run between the dates of Monday, June 17th - Friday, July 19th.  Each week of camp will have a different theme and focus.

 

What time does camp start and end?

Student Stewards Camp: Regular hours camp hours are 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, Monday-Thursday) are available for an additional fee. 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. There are no afternoon extended hours on Fridays.

Junior Explorers Camp: Regular hours camp hours are 9am-3:30pm. Students can be picked up and dropped off at Rosewood Nature Study Area, 6800 Pembroke Dr.

Extended hours (8am-5pm, Monday-Thursday) are available for an additional fee. Please be aware, parents/guardians CANNOT be later than 5pm to pick-up students. If parents/guardians are late to pick-up students (later than 5 pm), a late fee will be charged. There are no afternoon extended hours on Fridays.

 

Early and Late Care Hours are included for scholarship recipients. 

 

How do I register my child for camp?

Click here to register your camper. You will need to pay a $25 non-refundable deposit for each week with a credit or debit card before registration is complete and your student's spot in camp is secured.

 

How much does camp cost?

Registration for a week of camp is $275 per student per week, which includes camp tuition of $250 in addition to the $25 non-refundable deposit. Plus, lunch is included in tuition!

Extended hours are available for an additional fee.

 

Are scholarships available?

Need-based scholarships are available. A scholarship application may be completed during the registration process.

 

Does my child qualify for a need-based scholarship?

Your student may qualify for a need-based scholarship. Please complete the scholarship application during registration for review.

 

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 3:30/4 pm each day, and parents will need to sign their students out with a photo ID before heading home.​

What about the food situation?

Lunch is provided and included in the price of tuition. However, we encourage parents to pack plenty of snacks for their camper. Parents are still welcome to pack a sack lunch, especially if your camper has any dietary restrictions or special dietary preferences.

 

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, hat etc.)

  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Backpack

  • Snacks

  • Optional downtime items (books, notebooks, cards, etc.)


 

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