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Spring Break 2017 for the Washoe County School District is March 20 through March 31. With numerous spring break camps and activities available in Washoe County, keeping the kids busy and entertained shouldn't be a problem.

"Toytopia" at the May Museum

Through April 16, 2017. Both grown-ups and kids will enjoy "Toytopia." It is inspirational for children and adults can revisit fun times from childhood. This entertaining and educational exhibit will be at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno, 1595 N. Sierra Street. (775) 785-5961.

Arts for All Nevada Spring Break Art Camps

There will be three art camp sessions from Arts for All Nevada. Click the camp links for more details and to register online. These camps are for kids ages 6 to 10. The cost per week is $100.

Galena Creek Visitor Center, Reno, Nevada

Spring Exploration Camp by Great Basin Naturalists at Galena

March 20 - 24 and 27 - 31, 2017. Campers ages 8 to 12 spend the day outside learning outdoor survival skills, exploring forest and water ecosystems, hiking trails, playing group games, creating art, and making new friends. Exploration Camp provides kids with the joys of hiking, exploring, and learning in a forest environment with qualified and dedicated Great Basin Institute at Galena Naturalists. Camp runs daily, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees are $195 per week. Extended hours, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., available for an additional $10. Full and partial scholarships available. Camp is held at Galena Creek Visitor Center in south Reno. For more information, call (775) 849-4948.

University Spring Break Camps from UNR Extended Studies

March 20 - 24 and 27 - 31, 2017. These spring break camps are not all offered on the same dates or for the same age groups (grades 2 to 8), so be sure to check before deciding to sign up. Camps will be held on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, featuring cool class subjects incorporating the academic STEM components, creativity, sports and fitness, and culture and language. The weekly sessions run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Free before and after are is available. Full payment is due upon registration. Registration for University Spring Break Camps is available online for each camp. Early registration is encouraged as sessions can fill fast. For more information, call KIDS University at (775) 784-4062.

  • Adventures Through Middle Earth - (Grades 4-6, 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017)
  • Computer Tech and Web Design Collide! - (Grades 5-8, 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017)
  • CSI: KIDS U - The Science of Justice (Grades 5-8, 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017)
  • Mischievous Math - (Grades 2-4, 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017)
  • Paint It! - (Grades 4-6, 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017)
  • Cadet Rocket - (Grades 3-6, 3/27/2017 to 3/31/2017)
  • Espanol from A to Z - (Grades 2-4, 3/27/2017 to 3/31/2017)
  • Paint It! - (Grades 5-8, 3/27/2017 to 3/31/2017)

Vacation Station at the City of Reno

March 20 - 24 and 27 - 31, 2017. The City of Reno Parks and Recreation Department hosts Vacation Station for kids ages 6 to 14. Camp hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Activities will include sports, field trips, and arts and crafts. The fee is $100 a week or $30 per day. Vacation Station locations will be Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, Plumas Park and Gym, and Double Diamond Elementary School. For more information, call (775) 334-4280. Financial scholarships available.

Spring Vacation Fun with Sparks Parks and Rec

March 20 - 24 and 27 - 31, 2017. Spring Vacation Fun is a program offered by Sparks Parks and Recreation for children from kindergarten through 6th grade. The program is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Staff will provide organized games, arts and crafts, and field trips, all of which are included in the registration fee. The cost is $144 or $120 for Sparks residents. The daily drop-in fee is $43 or $36 for Sparks residents. For more information, call (775) 353-2376.

Activities for Kids and Families at the Washoe County Library

March 20 - 31, 2017. Find fun activities at your local Washoe County Library branch during spring break. 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.

Spring Break Camp at The Discovery

March 20 - 24 and 27 - 31, 2017. The Discovery Museum in Reno is hosting a set of spring 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. Camps for older kids go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with early dropoff and late pickup available. Kindergarten camps are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $100 to $200 for Museum members, $112.50 to $225 for non-members. There are camps for kids from Kindergarten through 7th grade. The camp information phone number is (775) 398-5954.

  • The Royal Camp - (Grades 1-2, 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017)
  • Mystery Matter - (Grades 3-4, 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017)
  • Mechanical Marvels - (Grades 5-7, 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017)
  • Silly Science - (Kindergarten, 3/27/2017 to 3/31/2017)
  • The Very Hungry Camper - (Kindergarten, 3/27/2017 to 3/31/2017)
  • Extreme Imagineering - (Grades 1-2, 3/27/2017 to 3/31/2017)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Camper - (Grades 3-4, 3/27/2017 to 3/31/2017)

Spring Break Camps at the Nevada Museum of Art

The Nevada Museum of Art in Reno will be all about clay for spring break. There will be two camps - Spring Break Clay Camp from March 20 - 24, 2017 (for kids ages 7 to 12) and High Art: Clay Intensive, alo from March 20 - 24, 2017 (for ages 13 to 18). The first is from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and the second is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Both camps include all materials. Three one-day workshops will be offered the following week on March 29 - 31, 2017. All are for kids ages 7 to 12. Visit the website to sign up online. Presented by the E.L. Cord Museum School. For more information, call (775) 329-3333.

Student Stewards Spring Break Camp from Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

March 20 - 24 and 27 - 31, 2017. The Student Stewards Spring Break Camp is open to all 5th, 6th, and 7th graders in the Reno/Sparks area. The camp turns local parks into learning laboratories where students are able to connect with the natural world and appreciate science. During the first week, kids will explore the world of chemistry by learning about different reactions through experiments and activities. During the second week, they will journey into space to learn about the different aspects of our solar system and build and test their own rockets. Campers will visit the Fleischmann Planetarium for an in-depth exploration of our place in the universe. Camp will be in Idlewild Park at the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation office, 50 Cowan Drive. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended hours available from 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. You can register online for either week or both. The cost is $125 per week before March 1, then $150 per week. (775) 453-0673.

Ride the Idlewild Park Train

The popular and fun train ride in Reno's Idlewild Park will be running during spring break, daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Saturday, March 18 through Sunday, April 2, 2017. The fare is only $2 (cash only). Kids 2 and under riding on an adult's lap are free.

AC / DC Bike Camp Spring Break

AC / DC will be offering two day camp sessions during spring break 2017 - March 20 - 24 and March 27 - 31. There will be both all-day and half-day camps. Kids will learn bicycle safety, tricks and manuevers, techniques for riding in different situations, and much more. You can register online. Early drop off and late pickup are available. AC / DC camps are held at Double Diamond Athletic Club, 9400 Double Diamond Parkway in south Reno. For more information, call (775) 997-3888.

Reno Little Theater Spring Break Camp

March 20 - 24 and 27 - 31, 2017. Spring break campers will have the opportunity to explore creative storytelling, improvisation, puppetry, creative movement, and musical theater. The camp is open to kids Kindergarten through 6th grade. Each weekly session has a different theme. Camp is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with early drop off and late pickup available. You can register online from the website or call (775) 813-8900 to register by phone. For more information, call (775) 372-7507.

Spring Break 2017 Play Camps from KidScape Productions

March 20 - 24, 2017. Full Play "Peter Pan" Camp. This camp ends with a free community performance on March 24. Kids will work on this classic story at Damonte Ranch High School. The cost is $333. It is for ages 6 to 17 and you can register online. Limited to 35 actors and 10 backstage. Pre-registration required. For more information, call (775) 787-3900.

March 27 - 31, 2017. One-Act Play Camp. This camp is a perfect experience for the beginning to advanced actor and offers campers the opportunity to work on lead roles in small groups. The week will present the opportunity for campers to manage costumes, props, sets and makeup on their own. The camp is for kids ages 6 to 17 and will be at Reno High School. The cost is $224. You can register online. Limited to 20 students. For more information, call (775) 787-3900.

Go to The Movies

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

Reno Bighorns Basketball

The Reno Bighorns have some home games at the Reno Events Center during 2017 spring break. Bighorns games are always fun and inexpensive family entertainment.

  • Monday, March 20, 7 p.m. - vs. Texas Legends
  • Wednesday, March 29, 7 p.m. - vs. Los Angeles D-Fenders
  • Saturday, April 1, 7 p.m. - vs. Northern Arizona Suns

Spring Break Camps from Shooting Stars Foundation

March 27 - 31, 2017. Shooting Stars, a non-profit organization, conducts camps in 11 states. All proceeds are donated to scholarship programs that fund college education for socio-economically deprived kids in several countries (including Mexico, India, China, Afghanistan). Camp subjects in Reno will be Common Core (English and math), speech and debate, scratch programming, career exploration, and leadership. Visit the website for more information about each of these subjects. Online registration is available. For more information, email shootingstarsfoundation123@gmail.com.

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