Spring Break Camp

Student Stewards


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Spring Break Camp

Week 1:

CSI Sierra: Community Science Investigators

March 14th - 18th


Week 2:

Wicked Wildlife

March 21st - 25th

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 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. 

Scholarships available!

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 faces, we are following local health regulations and may need to update camp policies, or even cancel or move camp unexpectedly. All campers and camp educators must also follow our Camp Covid-19 Policy.

2022 Camp Weeks

CSI Sierra: Community Science Investigators

March 14th - 18th

Follow the clues to an exciting week of camp! We'll be using our investigative skills to uncover the hidden mysteries of science and nature. Before the week is out, you will be put to the test as you decode, track, solve, puzzle, and decipher.

Wicked Wildlife

March 21st - 25th

Wildlife can be wicked, wonderful, wacky, and downright weird! Join us this week as we explore the amazing animals right here in our backyard and around the world.

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.


$200 per week 

  • A week of camp is $200 per student. Our Early Bird discount ($150 per week) is available until February 20th! 

  • 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 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
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!