Spring Break Camp

Student Stewards

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Thanks for joining us at our Student Stewards
Spring Break Camp

Week 1:

Alone in the Wilderness: The Science of Survival

March 15th - 19th

 

Week 2:

Wild Jobs

March 22nd - 26th


at Idlewild Park, Reno

See you at Summer Camp!

About Our Science Camps

Join Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation for exciting outdoor adventures as we turn our local parks into learning laboratories! During Spring Break, we offer two 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! 

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, masked faces, we are following local health regulations and may need to cancel or move camp unexpectedly. All campers and camp educators must also sign our Camp Covid-19 Policy; this agreement includes daily temperature checks, wearing a mask at all times, washing hands at regular intervals at our outdoor sinks, and more.

2021 Camp Weeks

Alone in the Wilderness: The Science of Survival

March 15th - 19th

Do you have the skills...to survive a week at camp? Join us as we learn about the science of wilderness exploration! We will be investigating wilderness essentials such as orienteering, shelter-building, foraging, and fishing and discovering how science can help keep us alive. 

Wild Jobs

March 22nd - 26th

Your love for science doesn't have to stop when you leave school. This week, we will be wrangling up some wildly fun jobs from forensic scientists to botanists to park rangers and more. 

Important Facts

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

 

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 (8:00am-5:30 pm) are available for an additional $20/week. Please be aware, parents/guardians CANNOT be later than 5:30pm to pick-up students.

Tuition

$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!

Scholarships

Need-based scholarships of varying levels are available. If you are interested or have any questions, fill out the scholarship application or contact Hannah (hannah@tmparksfoundation.org) or Devin (devin@tmparksfoundation.org).

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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For a paper registration form,
email hannah@tmparksfoundation.org or call (775) 360-6068
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Why Spring Break 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!