Reno/Sparks Summer Camps for Kids

It’s summer again, and while that can mean the best time of the year for kids, it can sometimes be stressful for parents to keep kids busy and entertained all day when not in school. And that’s probably what’s led you here… the prospect of summer camps. There are some really great opportunities for summer camps in Reno and Sparks – here’s a good starter list for what we’re aware of:

Urban Roots
Camps run from June 20th til August 11th and include a variety of activities for kids to get outdoors, get their hands dirty, learn about the nature all around them.

Discovery Summer Camps
The Discovery is offering two sets of camps – one in Reno and one in Sparks (at Bud Beasley Elementary School). Both camps feature a variety of really cool, hands-on science camps. Kids can learn about everything from bugs to space to dinosaurs to sports science.

City of Reno – Vacation Station
These all-day camps are at an affordable price point and are jam-packed with activities. There are three locations in Reno to choose from and they often get out and have fun roller skating, swimming, and more!

Boys & Girls Club
Again, a great affordable all-day option for parents. Boys & Grils Clubs offer diverse programming and a safe environment for kids to explore activities that interest them the most.

KIDS University (University of Nevada, Reno)
Unique variety of programming for kids that cover the STEAM components (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Topics range from nanotechnology to basketball to CSI!

Challenge Island
This is another great STEAM camp opportunity. Topics of camps range from Slime to Harry Potter, Entrepreneurship, Space, Minecraft and Arcade Mania.

Tahoe Rim Trail
This is a unique four-day backpacking experience that is geared toward older kids (12-17). Check out a week that works best for your family.

Nevada Museum of Art
Have a budding young artist on your hands? Check out what the Nevada Museum of Art has to offer – from painting to clay to illustration and animation!

City of Sparks – Kidz Kamp
This day camp features themed weeks with age-appropriate activities, including arts and crafts, water play and active games.

Camp Lotsafun
Amplify Life is the home of Camp Lotsafun, a summer sleepaway camp for adults with disabilities, that is held every summer. Campers spend five nights in cabins, hiking, doing arts and crafts, swimming and enjoying the outdoors.​

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation turns local parks into learning laboratories! During Summer Break, they offer eight weeks of Student Stewards Camp. Connect to the natural world through outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, experiments, games, crafts, and more!

Kidscape Productions Improv Camp
This improv camp is an introduction to short and long-form improvised storytelling. Explore character development, story arcs, weaving ideas together, and the best ways to make each other look our best.

Doral Academy
This weekly-themed summer camp is open to all kids in the area, and they need not be enrolled at Doral to participate. They have fun themes like camping, Disney, Harry Potter, superheroes and more.

Urban Air
Camp Urbie at Urban Air is the chance for kids to beat the summer heat and explore one of the best indoor playgrounds around.

The Holland Project
A couple of exciting week-long camps this summer – Kid Craft (July 17-21) and Game Week with The Glass Die (July 31-Aug 4).

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