Summer Science Camp
at Idlewild Park, Reno
Special Sessions with Sierra Nevada Journeys!
WEEK 1: JUNE 20-23
*No Camp June 19th
WEEK 2: JUNE 26-30
ART OF SCIENCE
WEEK 3: JULY 3-7
*No Camp July 4th
WEEK 4: JULY 10-14
ADAPTING TO THE WEST
Our STEAM based camp is now available for Junior Explorers, ages 6-8, in partnership with Sierra Nevada Journeys. These special sessions, facilitated by Sierra Nevada Journeys, will be offered for 4 weeks at Rosewood Nature Study Area.
student Stewards summer camp at idlewild park
WEEK 1 - JUNE 12-16
WEEK 2 - JUNE 20-23
WEEK 3 - JUNE 26-30
FIRE, WATER, EARTH, AND AIR
WEEK 4 - JULY 3-7
*No Camp July 4th
WINTER IN JULY
WEEK 5 - JULY 10-14
WEEK 6 - JULY 17-21
THE ART OF SCIENCE
WEEK 7 - JULY 24-28
WEEK 8 - JULY 31-
WEEK 9 - AUGUST 7-11
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About Our Science Camps
Join Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation for exciting outdoor adventures as we turn our local parks into learning laboratories! During Summer Break, we offer eight 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 Summer Camp is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), standards-based option for school vacation.
Camp registration starts at $225 per student per week, but scholarships are available!
$225 per week
Tuition for a camper is $200 + a $25 non-refundable deposit per week
Early Care hours (8am-9am, Monday-Friday) and Late Care hours (4pm-5:30pm Monday-Thursday) are available for an additional fee. Please be aware, if parents/guardians are late to pick-up students (later than 5:30 pm), late fees will be charged. There are no afternoon extended hours on Fridays.
Scholarships are available!
Need-based scholarships of varying levels are available. If you are interested please complete the scholarship application during the registration process. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley (firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-410-1702).
2023 Camp Weeks
Student Stewards 2023 Summer Camp will offer nine awesome weeks of camps for students ages 8-12, beginning June 12th and running through August 11th, 2023. Registration opens April 7th!
Who: Students ages 8-12*
*Are you older than 12 but still interested in attending? Consider applying to be a Jr. Counselor! Email Ashley, our Camp Manager, at email@example.com 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.).*Field Trips are dependent on the current public health situation
When: Monday-Friday, 9am - 4pm (Extended Hours 8am - 5:30pm, Monday-Thursday)
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 Care hours (Early Care: 8am-9am, Monday-Friday / After Care: 4pm-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. There are no afternoon extended hours on Fridays.
About Our Camp Educators
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!
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 14 days before the camp is scheduled to begin, refunds are available. No partial refunds for missed days. Deposits are non-refundable.
About Our Camp Health Guidelines
We take the health and safety of our community very seriously. Although we are very excited to see your smiling faces, we are following local health regulations and may need to cancel, move, or make adjustments to camp unexpectedly. We thank you for your understanding.
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,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (775) 410-1702
Why STEAM Summer 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!