The most comprehensive list of 2022 summer break camps in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and beyond. Written by locals for locals.
We have updated all of the summer camps we could get our hands on just for you! Check back as we will update camps as they become available. Take a look at our ultimate list of summer break camps and activities.
The boys and girls club offers a traditional summer day camp that runs weekly during the summer or switch it up and add-on field trips or chooses a from one of their specialty camps offered. Meals are provided at select locations. Must also be a registered member ($20 annual fee).
When you register for a specialty camp within the Boys and Girls club, these camps run in addition to traditional camp so kids get to participate in the specialty camp then rejoin the traditional camp afterward.
Days/Times: One week sessions offered throughout the Summer Break
Each of our programs is carefully planned to create a welcoming community where participants have opportunities to step away from regular life and create new relationships, challenge themselves, learn more about themselves and the world around them, and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.
Days/Times: June 15th-August 21st; Weeklong camps, Family Camps also available.
Check out the City of Reno’s summer break options for campers ages 6-12 years old this year! This year they are at three locations, Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, Nick Poulakidas Elementary School, and California Building in Idlewild Park. Camps are first come, first served. Space is limited.
Days/Times: One week sessions offered June – August from 7am – 6pm
Ages: 6 – 12.5 years old (must have completed Kindergarten)
Cost:$110 per child per week (June 14-July 2), $115 per child per week (July 6-August 6), no daily rate
Camp Invention Is a STEM Summer Program that enables curious students to discover, learn, and expand their knowledge. Fuel the imagination of your future world-changer with our innovative and FUN hands-on STEM experience – now with in-person OR at-home options available!
Days/Times: June 13-17 and June 20-24; 9:00am-3:30pm
Ages: For children entering grades Kindergarten – 6th
Woodward is more than a camp – learn or perfect your skateboarding, BMX, scooter, mountain bike, parkour, skiing, snowboarding, adventure skills, and so much more. This summer break camp is perfect for those active campers. Scholarships and flex-pay available.
3-day camps for 5-6 year-olds and 5-day camps for 7-17 year-olds.
Days/Times: One-week sessions offered June 6th – August 12th
Summer break camps are weekend camps held at Sierra Nevada Journeys’ Grizzly Creek Ranch near Portola, California.
Family Camp is held each year over usually on one weekend.
Labor Day Weekend, Friday – Monday, September 2 – 5, 2022
Registration will open on Monday, March 28, 2022
Cost:Each cabin is $2,700 per cabin for 3 nights and 4 days over Labor Day weekend. The price includes exclusive use of your cabin for up to 12 people.
Backcountry Leadership Trip
Sierra Nevada Journeys works in partnership with Summer Search, a national nonprofit that works to unleash students’ potential through mentoring and transformative experiences, to provide on an engaging and empowering two-week outdoor excursion for Bay Area youth.
Session 1: Sunday, June 19, 2022 to Sunday, July 3, 2022
Session 2: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 to Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Session 3: Saturday, July 23, 202 to Saturday, August 6, 2022
We will be hosting a Virtual Engineering Everywhere, Level 1 camp for 12-14-year-olds and a Virtual Engineering Exploration, Level 2 camp for 15-18-year-olds. These camps are introductions to engineering and include many of our engineering majors. We utilize Zoom, FlipGrid, pre-recorded videos and live interactive sessions for participants.
June 27th-July 1st (ages 12-14) July 18th-July 22nd (ages 12-14) July 25th-July 29th (ages (15-17)
An all-girls overnight camp sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada. You do not need to be a Girl Scout to attend Camp Wasui, however, if you are, there are several opportunities to earn your badges!
Each week has a different camp theme! Camp registration discounts available for six-day and thirteen-day sessions.
Days/Times: Multiple sessions offered June – September
Through Challenge Island campers will get to experience fun hands on activities and fun. They will get to experience creative problem solving within each session. Each session has a different theme. From Fortnite (no computers) to Harry Potter, Slime and more. Camp is at Wooster High School.
Days/Times: Multiple sessions offered. Some camps are in person and some are virtual
The camp’s location is at Tahoe Expedition Academy campus in Truckee, California, however, they are not offering a Lacrosse Camp in RENO! They offer tons of different themes and activities for all ages from exploring, rock climbing, lacrosse, STEM and more!
Days/Times: Different sessions throughout the Summer
Ages: Range depending on camp – but they offer something for all ages!
Reno Little Theater’s Camps are held in accordance with Washoe County School District’s balanced calendar breaks. Through our diverse curriculum children have the opportunity to experience traditional day camp activities with theatrical flair!
Day Camps are at the Galena Creek Visitor Center, six miles up Mt. Rose Hwy from South Reno, at the first entrance to Galena Creek Recreation Area. Residential Camps start at WeChMe Lodge, the second entrance to Galena Creek Recreation Area, 3/4 mile up Mt. Rose Hwy from Galena Creek Visitor Center.
Great Basin Naturalists at Galena Exploration Camps are provided through a partnership between Washoe County, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Great Basin Institute.
Days/Times: June 10th-August 9th;
Cost: $225/wk day camps, $450/wk residential
Day Camp with one overnight on Thursday
June 10-14: Wilderness Adventure June 17 – 21: Wilderness Adventure
Day Camp only
June 24-28: The World of Birds
Residential Camp with limited Day Camp availability
July 1-5: Ecosystem Engineers July 8-12: The Power of Plants July 15-19: Wild West Homesteading July 22-26: Water World Exploration July 29-August 2: Rock Jocks August 5-9: Animal Adaptations
Bring a water bottle, lunch, snack, and possibly a change of clothes for activities that involve water!
Use code “sibling” for 10% off when registering for multiple kiddos. Sign up for the whole session and get one class free on select sessions.
Explore the World Session
Each week we’ll visit a different place around the world. We’ll explore a little about their geography, history, and culture, and do art projects, crafts, read stories, play games, cook, and taste foods from each place. You can sign up for the whole session or just for the dates that work for you.
Days/Times: Tuesdays, June 15 – July 27 from 10am – 2pm
Ages: 6-12 years
Cost: $25 per session
How to Think Like… Session
Join us as we explore the lives of some of the most influential scientists, engineers, and trailblazers throughout history. We’ll do experiments and activities inspired by each person
Days/Times: Thursdays, June 17 – July 29 from 10am – 2pm
Ages: 6-12 years
Cost: $20 per session
Unconfirmed Summer Break Camps
Here are summer break camps that have been confirmed in the past, but we do not see their updated information for this year.
We will also include canceled summer break camps that are not having sessions this year.
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