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2017 Fall Break Camps and Activities in Reno and Sparks

Fun for Kids during Washoe County Schools Fall Break

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Fall break activities for children and families around Reno and Sparks include camps and other things to do from several area organizations. According to the "Washoe County School District Calendar: 2017-2018 School Year," fall break 2017 is October 2 through 6. Add in weekends on each end and you get 9 days to fill while the kids are out of school.

Fall Break Exploration Camp at Galena Creek

October 2 - 6, 2017. Fall Break Exploration Camp provides educational fun and hands-on discovery of natural and cultural wonders of the forest, creeks, and pond at Galena Creek Recreation Area. Camps provide outdoor experiences emphasizing environmental science and physical activity for kids ages 8 to 12. Camp sessions are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with early drop-off and late pick-up available. Fee is $195 for the week. Scholarships available. Register by calling (775) 849-4948. Visit the website for all the details.

Fall Camp Discovery at The Discovery Museum

October 2 - 6, 2017. The Discovery Museum in Reno is hosting a set of fall break camps. These camps are popular and the number of kids is limited, so sign up as soon as you can to ensure your child a spot. Online registration is available at the Camp Discovery web page. The information phone number is (775) 786-1000. Each camp goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day of fall break. The cost is $200 for members, $225 for non-members. There are camps for different age groups, from 1st through 4th grade - Jurassic Journey (grades 1 - 2) and Can You Dig It? (grades 3 - 4). Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for an additional fee. Financial assistance is available. For registration assistance, call (775) 398-5954.

Reno Area Events during Fall Break

September 30 - October 8, 2017. There are some family-friendly events and activities during the week and weekends of Fall Break.

Fall School Break Kid's Art Camp at Arts for All Nevada

October 2 - 6, 2017, ages 6 to 10. Lake Mansion, 250 Court Street in Reno. Teaching artists will provide an hour of art, theater, and creative movement each day. The cost is $100 with supplies included. Hours are 9 a.m. to 12 noon each day. (775) 826-6100 x2#.

Vacation Station from Reno Parks & Rec

October 2 - 6, 2017. During fall break, the City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is presenting Vacation Station for kids ages 6 to 12.5. These camps will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Activities will include sports, games, reading, field trips, and arts and crafts. The fee is $100 for the week or $30 a day.

  • Plumas Park and Gym, 475 Monroe Street

For more information, call (775) 334-4280. Kids should bring a lunch. A waiver of liability for is required for field trips to various local fun spots. Scholarships are available.

Sparks Parks & Rec Fall Break Programs

October 2 - 6, 2017. There will be fall break programs for kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Sessions are divided up by grade / age groups - K and 1st grades, 2nd and 3rd grades, and 4th through 6th grades. Daily sessions are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact Sparks Parks & Recreation at (775) 353-2376.

Fall Break at Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows

October 2 - 6, 2017. The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is having fall break activities at these club locations - Donald W. Reynolds Facility, Neil Road and Lemmon Valley, William N. Pennington Facility, and Bresson Avenue Site. Each location features different activities and field trips. The registration fee is $40, with optional field trips costing extra. Registration forms and more information are available for each location from the School Break Programs web page. Program hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The information phone number is (775) 331-5437.

Fall Break Camps at the Nevada Museum of Art

Fun with Clay - October 2 - 6, 2017. For kids ages 7 to 12. Instruction will include basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture. Children will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of kiln. This will be a fun and educational class. All works will be fired in the Museum's kiln. Snack and materials are included. Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The cost is $185, $165 for Museum members.

Clay Intensive - October 2 - 6, 2017. For kids ages 13 - 18. Instruction will include basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture. Students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of kiln. Works will be fired in the Museum's kiln. All materials are included. Classes are from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $185, $165 for Museum members.

Art Break for Kids - October 4, 5, 6, 2017. Single-day classes for kids ages 7 to 12. Take any one or all. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Kids will explore variety of art mediums in these fun and interactive one-day workshops. Students will get their hands dirty in the classroom in the morning and then and will practice their drawing skills while exploring the Museum's galleries. A mid-morning snack and all materials are included with registration. Students need to bring a cold-lunch and bottle of water. $50 per session, $45 for Museum members,

Wolf Pack Football

Saturday, October 7, 2017. The Pack takes on the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors. Kickoff 7:30 p.m. Come enjoy the game at Mackay Stadium on the UNR campus. Go Pack!

Go to the Movies

The Reno metro area offers five multi-screen theaters, a low-cost cinema at the Grand Sierra Resort, feature films and star shows at the Fleischmann Planetarium, and in Sparks, an IMAX theater and one of the few real-live drive-in theaters in America still showing movies.

Activities for Kids and Families at the Washoe County Library

You'll find fun activities at your local library branch during fall break, October 3 to 7. The Washoe County Library System offers many free events, activities, and presentations. Children of all ages, families, and adults will find something of interest at every library branch in Washoe County.

Fall break camps, activities, Reno, Sparks, Nevada, NV
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