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Summer Camps, Programs, and Recreation for Kids in Reno

Summer Camps are Fun & Educational for Children and Families


Summer camps and summer programs activities for kids and families abound around Reno and Lake Tahoe. Children can find a variety of summer recreation activities, including art, camping, sports, education, and more. Sign up as early as possible for the best selection of dates for your summer camp adventure.

Great Basin Naturalists Summer Exploration Camp at Galena Creek

Great Basin Naturalists Summer Exploration Camp provides kids ages 8 to 12 environment-based education, creativity, and fun in the forest surrounding Galena Creek Visitor Center. Both day camps and residential camps are available. There are different themes each week. The first session starts on June 17 and they continue into August. The leaders have degrees in wildlife, environmental science, or education. Online pre-registration is available. For more information and to register, call (775) 849-4948.

Teen Leadership Academy is for kids ages 13 to 17. The program is designed to prepare teens for future camp counselor opportunities while exploring conservation, environmental science, and learning new outdoor skills. For more information and to register, call (775) 849-4948.

City of Reno Camps for Kids

Reno's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services offers camps for kids of all ages during the summer. There are activities and camps geared to kids ages 6 to 14, so be sure to check out the City of Reno camp information website to see what's going on. Some of the camps available are Vacation Station, Summer of Fun, Summer Discovery Day Camp, Too Cool To Camp, Performing Arts Specialty Camp, and Outdoor Wilderness Camp. Call (775) 334-2262 for more information.

Summer Day Camps from Sparks Parks & Rec

The City of Sparks Parks & Recreation Department provides a variety of fun, age appropriate Kids Out-of-School Programs, including arts and crafts, swimming, field trips, bowling, active games, Wild Island water slides and golf, skating, special guests and more. These activities are included in the registration fee. Included in these programs are a variety of summer day camps. You can register in person at the Recreation Office, 98 Richards Way. Call (775) 353-2376 for more information.

Summer Classes for Kids at Washoe County Schools

These classes are offered as Community Education Classes through the Washoe County School District and in cooperation with Truckee Meadows Community College. A wide variety of activities are available, including art, sports, science, music, acting, and more. Search the online catalog to find a listing of summer classes and more details about each session, plus information about enrolling and signing up online. For more information, call Community Education at (775) 829-9010.

Camp Discovery at The Discovery

The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) in Reno is offering a summer full of camp fun in 2013. There will be a wide variety of camps, each designed for specific age/grade groups, from 1st through 7th. Camps start in June and run into August. Get details about camp names, dates, appropriate grade levels, and costs from the Camp Discovery schedule. Each camp has a link to register online. Call (775) 398-5946 for more information.

Nevada Museum of Art - Summer Art Camps, Art Classes, and More

This spring and summer, the Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) offers a wide array of art camps, art classes, events and programs that kids of all ages will enjoy. For mom and dad, now is the perfect time to take up a new hobby, improve your skills at a past-time, or learn something new while absorbing the art and culture at Nevada's only accredited art museum. Refer to the E.L. Cord Museum School Class Schedule for a list of the amazing variety of available classes and times. For more information, call (775) 329-3333 x260.

Every month, the NMA holds hands/ON! on 2nd Saturdays, a day of free activities for kids and families, and free admission to the Museum for everyone.

Summer Camps at the University of Nevada, Reno

Summer camps for children of all ages are being offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), with KIDS University, Lake Tahoe Music Camp, and Wolf Pack Sports Camps. The summer camps run from June through August.

VSA arts of Nevada Spring & Summer Art Workshops / Camps for Kids

VSA arts of Nevada offers summer camps and workshops for children, with age appropriate projects and activities that allow each child to express their individual creativity. Sessions are held at the Lake Mansion in Reno and the Alf Sorensen Community Center in Sparks. These activities are popular, so register as soon as possible. Use the website links to register online for each session. Registration is only confirmed once VSA Nevada receives registration form and payment. Classes are limited in size and are offered on a first come first served basis. Get more information at (775) 826-6100 x3.

Urban Roots Farm Summer Day Camps

Urban Roots is offering day camps at the Urban Roots Farm in Reno. Sprout School Day Camp is for ages 4 to 5. Farm Kids Day Camp is for ages 6 to 8. Garden Club Day Camp is for ages 9 to 12. EcoArt+Gardening Day Camp is for kids ages 6 to 8. FarmCorps Apprenticeship is for ages 13 to 15. Camps are at the Urban Roots Farm in west Reno. You can register online and get more information at (775) 636-5105. The cost is $150 per child per week with a 15% discount for siblings. Camp sessions are in June, July, and August. Check out the website for specific dates and times.

Summer at Sage Ridge School

Summer at the Ridge runs from June 17 to August 2 at Sage Ridge School in Reno. This summer enrichment program is open to all kids entering grades K through 9. Sessions of courses include math, science, creative writing, sports, language and culture, food and cooking, studio arts, theater, and outdoor mountain adventures. Both full-day and half-days are available. Visit Sage Ridge School or call (775) 525-0288 for more information. Students do not need to be enrolled at Sage Ridge to attend the summer classes - students from all schools are invited to attend.

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