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Summer Science Camp

Student Stewards


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Student Stewards

Summer Camp

at Idlewild Park, Reno

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. 

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. All camp families and camp educators must also sign our Camp Covid-19 Policy.


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

    • Half-week Pricing available for Week 1 only for WCSD students still in school the first half of the week

  • Extended hours (8am-5:30 pm, 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 or have any questions, fill out the scholarship application or contact Ashley ( or 775-410-1702).

2022 Camp Weeks

Week 1 - Seed to STEM

June 6th - 10th

Half-week pricing available this week only for WCSD students still in school the first half of the week.

Description coming soon!

Week 2 - All Aboard the Steward-SHIP - Waitlist

June 13th - 17th

Description coming soon!

Week 3 - Discover, Design, Create - Waitlist

June 20th - 24th

Description coming soon!

Week 4 - Mythical Monsters: Fact or Fiction - Waitlist

June 27th - July 1st

Description coming soon!

Week 5 - NO Camp

July 4th - 8th

Week 6 - From Mountains to Meadows: Follow the Truckee River

July 11th - 15th

Description coming soon!

Week 7 - National Parks Roadtrip - Waitlist

July 18th - 22nd

Description coming soon!

Week 8 - Around the World in 5 Days

July 25th - 29th

Description coming soon!

Week 9 - Big Bang: From Micro to Mega (Mad Science) - Waitlist

August 1st - 5th

Description coming soon!

Student Stewards 2022 Summer Camp will offer eight awesome weeks of camps for students ages 8-12, beginning June 6th and running through August 5th, 2022. Registration is now open!

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.).*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 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. 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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For a paper registration form,
email 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!


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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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