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Spring Break Camp

Student Stewards


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Registration for Spring Break Camp 2023 is now CLOSED. Check out what we have planned for the summer 


Student Stewards
Spring Break Camp


Week 1:

Animals on the Job

March 20th - 24th


Week 2:

Galaxy Explorers

March 27th - 31st

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 are 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.

2023 Camp Weeks

Animals on the Job

March 20th - 24th

Join us this week as we explore the different roles animals play that help our world go round! We will learn about the various jobs that animals can have from the important to the unusual.

Galaxy Explorers

March 27th- 31st

Join us for an astronomical space adventure! Take on the role of a cosmic engineer and explore hands on STEAM based activities during this fun-filled week.

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 Ashley, our Camp 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.


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 fee. Please be aware, parents/guardians CANNOT be later than 5:30pm to pick-up students. There are no afternoon extended hours on Fridays.


Camp registration starts at $225 per student per week. Scholarships are available!

  • Tuition for a camper is $200 + a $25 non-refundable deposit per week. Sign up before February 28th for an Early Bird discount of $50!

  • Extended hours (8am-5:30 pm) 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.


Need-based scholarships of varying levels are available. If you are interested, please complete the scholarship application during registration. Scholarship applications are reviewed within 5 business days. If you have any questions please email Ashley,

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. 

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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!

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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