Summer Science Camp

Student Stewards

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Summer Camp 2020 is FULL. See you in 2021!

Join us for our Student Stewards

Summer Camp

at Idlewild Park, Reno

Scholarships still available!

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, 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 Spring Break Camp is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), standards-based option for school vacation. 

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! 

2020 Camp Weeks

Battle Born: Investigating the Natural History and Heritage of NV

June 8th - 12th

Description coming soon!

Playing with Your Food: The Science of Staying Healthy

June 15th - 19th

Description coming soon!

Special Species and Awesome Adaptations

June 22nd - 26th

Description coming soon!

Do Re Mi: The Science of Sound and Music

June 29th - July 2nd

Description coming soon!

Be a Green Machine! Practicing Sustainability

July 6th - 10th

Description coming soon!

Curing Your Curiosity: A Scientific Journey

July 13th - 17th

Description coming soon!

The Circle of Life: Friends, Frenemies, and Foes 

July 20th - 24th

Description coming soon!

Drip Drip Drop: Diving into Water

July 27th - 31th

Description coming soon!

Mad Science

August 3rd - 7th

Description coming soon!

Important Facts

Who: Students ages 8-12*
*Are you older than 12 but still interested in attending? Consider applying to be a Jr. Counselor! Email Hannah, our Program Manager, at 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.).


When: Monday-Friday, 9am - 4pm (Extended Hours 8am - 5:30pm) 

  • 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 hours (8am-5:30 pm, Monday-Thursday) are available for an additional $20/week. Please be aware, parents/guardians CANNOT be later than 5:30pm to pick-up students. There are no afternoon extended hours on Friday.


$200 per week 

  • A week of camp is $200 per student. 

  • 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), late fees will be charged.

  • Scholarships are available!


Need-based scholarships of varying levels are available. If you are interested or have any questions, fill out the scholarship application or contact Devin ( or 775-410-1702).

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 7 days before the camp is scheduled to begin, refunds are available. Deposits are non-refundable. 

Additional Forms

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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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!

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