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Summer Science Camp

Student Stewards

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Student Stewards

Summer Camp

at Idlewild Park, Reno

student Stewards summer camp at idlewild park

For campers ages 8-12!  Week-long sessions Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.

WEEK 1: JUNE 10-14
MAD SCIENCE

WEEK 2: JUNE 17-21
*No Camp June 19th

WACKY WEATHER

WEEK 3: JUNE 24-28
INTO THE BIOMES

WEEK 4: julY 1-5
*No Camp July 4th

TINY WONDERS

WEEK 5: JULY 8-12
BOTANICAL BUDDIES

WEEK 6: JULY 15-19
ART IN NATURE

WEEK 7: JULY 22-26
GREAT BASIN SAFARI

WEEK 8: julY 29-AUGUST 2
SUMMER ROCKS!

WEEK 9: AUGUST 5-9
SUMMER STEWARDS
 

Early Bird Discount:

Get $50 off if you register within the month of April!

Junior explorers camp at rosewood Nature study area

WEEK 1: JUNE 17-21
*No Camp June 19th
WACKY WEATHER

WEEK 2: JUNE 24-28
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERS

WEEK 3: julY 1-5
*No Camp July 4th
TINY WONDERS

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 5 weeks at Rosewood Nature Study Area, 

Monday-Friday 9am-3:30pm.

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WEEK 4: JULY 8-12
BOTANICAL BUDDIES

WEEK 5: JULY 15-19
ART IN NATURE

Junior Explorers

Summer Camp

at Rosewood Nature Study Area, Reno

Early Bird Discount:

Get $50 off if you register within the month of April!

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 nine weeks of our Student Stewards Camp and five weeks of Junior Explorers Camp, an extension of our Student Stewards Program. Connect to the natural world through outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, experiments, games, crafts, and more!

Our Summer Camps are STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), standards-based option for school vacation. 

Tuition

Camp registration starts at $275 per student per week, but scholarships are available!

 

$275 per week 

  • Tuition for a camper is $250 + a $25 non-refundable deposit per week.

  • Lunch is included in the tuition and will be provided!

  • 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.

    • *For Junior Explorers Camp, aftercare is from 3:30pm-5:00pm.​

  • Scholarships are available!

Scholarships

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 Bradley (bradley@tmparksfoundation.org or 775-410-1702).

2024 Camp Weeks

Student Stewards 2024 Summer Camp will offer nine awesome weeks of camps for students ages 8-12, beginning June 10th and running through August 9th, 2024. 

Junior Explorers 2024 Summer Camp will offer five awesome weeks of camp for students ages 6-8, beginning June 17th and running through July 19th, 2024.

Important Facts

Who: Students ages 8-12, or 6-8

 

Where: Idlewild Park or Rosewood Nature Study Area

  • Students Stewards Campers can be picked up and dropped off at the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation Office, located in Idlewild Park at 50 Cowan Drive, Reno NV.

  • Junior Explorers Campers can be picked up and dropped off at Rosewood Nature Study Area, 6800 Pembroke Dr. Reno, NV.

  • Camp will take place outdoors, so please make sure your student is wearing weather appropriate clothes and sturdy shoes.

  • For Student Stewards Camp, 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.).

 

When: 

  • Student Stewards Camp Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.

  • Junior Explorers Camp Hours are Monday-Friday 9am -3:30pm.

  • Parents/guardians will need to sign their students out with a photo ID before heading home.

  • Student Stewards Extended Care hours (Early Care: 8am-9am, Monday-Friday / After Care: 4pm-5:30 pm, Monday-Thursday) are available for an additional fee.

  • Junior Explorers Extended Care hours (Early Care: 8am-9am Monday-Friday / After Care: 3:30pm-5pm Monday-Thursday) are also available for an additional fee.

  • 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! 

Cancellation Policy

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. 

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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 Summer Break Camp, students will be better prepared for high school and beyond!

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