Student Stewards Science Camp FAQs

How old are the students at this camp?

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

Students older than 12 that are still interested in our Student Stewards Camp can apply to be a Jr. Counselor. Contact Devin, our Program Director, for more information: devin@tmparksfoundation.org

How many kids are at camp each week?

Currently, each week the Student Stewards Summer Break 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 Summer Camp is a Day Camp with week-long session.
Summer Camp
will run between the dates of Monday, June 6th to Friday, August 5thEach week of camp will have a different theme and focus. There is no Camp the week of July 4th (7/4 - 7/8).

 

What time does camp start and end?

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 $25/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. There are no afternoon extended hours on Fridays.

 

What forms do I need to fill out?

In addition to the general registration form, you will need to fill out a couple additional forms that will be sent to you after registration. In addition, before registering you may need to fill out the Medical form below, if applicable:

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, or the form will be emailed to you if you indicate the need for medication on your registration form. Contact Hannah (hannah@tmparksfoundation.org) or Devin (devin@tmparksfoundation.org) 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!  Or if you have received a scholarship, click here to register with your scholarship! 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.

 

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

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

attn: Summer Break Camp

50 Cowan Drive

Reno, NV 89509

 

How much does camp cost?

Registration for a week of camp is $225 per student per week, which includes camp tuition of $200 in addition to the $25 non-refundable deposit. To take advantage of our Early Bird Special (tuition discounted to $125 per student per week plus the $25 non-refundable deposit), please register before May 27th.

Extended hours (8am-5:30 pm) are available for an additional $25/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.

 

Are scholarships available?

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

 

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 Hannah (hannah@tmparksfoundation.org) or Devin (devin@tmparksfoundation.org) with questions, or to ask about the scholarship procedure. If your student is awarded a needs-based scholarship, please register here, on the scholarship registration form.

 

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. 
Students that are awarded a half or full scholarship will receive a camp-provided lunch from Farm Fresh NV every day!

 

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.)

  • Face mask/covering (optional, at this time)

  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Backpack

  • Sack lunch (lunch is provided for students that receive a scholarship) 

  • Snacks

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