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Spring Break at Washoe County Schools

Spring break, Washoe County schools, Reno, Nevada, NV Lots of fun camps and activities during spring break, March 26 to April 6, 2018.

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Spring Break 2018 for the Washoe County School District is March 26 through April 6. With numerous spring break camps and activities available in Washoe County, keeping the kids busy and entertained shouldn't be a problem.

"Hall of Heroes" at the May Museum

Through April 15, 2018. Superheroes, gadgets, crime-fighters and spies are all featured in the Hall of Heroes exhibit, along with movie props, costumes, memorabilia and rare artifacts. This exhibit lets you get involved at interactive stations where you can discover your super power abilities in agility, speed, balance, strength, and more. The exhibit will be at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno, 1595 N. Sierra Street. (775) 785-5961.

Spring Break Science Camp from Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

March 26 - 30 and April 2 - 6, 2018. The Student Stewards Spring Break Camp is open to all 8 - 12 year olds 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 (March 26 - 30), campers explore the world of herpetology with Reptile Adventures. They will learn about different reptiles and amphibians as well as their habitats. During the second week (April 2 - 6), students will investigate renewable energy sources and engineer their own prototype with Today's Energy, Tomorrow's Future. 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 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can register online for either week or both. The cost is $150 per week with an early bird special available through March 4. (775) 410-1702.

Arts for All Nevada Spring Break Art Camps

There will be two spring break 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 26 - 30 and April 2 - 6, 2018. 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. The fee is $195 per week. Financial scholarships available. Camp is held at Galena Creek Visitor Center in south Reno. For more information or to register, call (775) 849-4948. Visit the website to sign up online.

University Spring Break Camps from UNR Extended Studies

April 2 - 6, 2018. These spring break camps are offered on the same dates for two age groups (grades 2 - 4 and grades 5 - 8). Camps will be held at the Fleischmann Planetarium on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The theme is KIDS U Explores the University. Sessions run concurrently from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Free before and after care 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.

Spring Break 2018 Camp at The Discovery

March 26 - 30 and April 2 - 6, 2018. 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.

  • Very Hungry Camper - (Kindergarten, 3/26 - 30/2018, 9 a.m. to 12 noon)
  • Sound Science - (Kindergarten, 3/26 - 30/2018, 1 - 4 p.m.)
  • Beakers & Brushes - (Kindergarten, 4/2 - 6/2018, 9 a.m. to 12 noon)
  • Bugs & Butterflies - (Kindergarten, 4/2 - 6/2018, 1 - 4 p.m.)
  • Extreme Experiments - (Grades 1-2, 3/26 - 30/2018)
  • Galaxy Explorers - (Grades 1-2, 4/2 - 6/2018)
  • Science Masters - (Grades 3-4, 3/26 - 30/2018)
  • Wizarding World - (Grades 3-4, 4/2 - 6/2018)
  • Adventures in 3D - (Grades 5-7, 3/26 - 30/2018)

Vacation Station at the City of Reno

March 26 - 30 and April 2 - 6, 2018. The City of Reno Parks and Recreation Department hosts Vacation Station for kids ages 6 to 12.5. 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 Break Activities for Kids and Families at the Washoe County Library

March 26 - 30 and April 2 - 6, 2018. 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. Search the online calendar for activities at a branch near you.

Spring Break Camps at the Nevada Museum of Art

March 26 - 30 and April 2 - 6, 2018. The Nevada Museum of Art in Reno will be having two camps - Spring Break Art Camp for Kids from March 26 - 30, 2018 (for kids ages 7 to 12) and High Art: Ceramics - Hand Building and Wheel Throwing Techniques from April 2 - 6, 2018 (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. Visit the website to sign up online. Presented by the E.L. Cord Museum School. For more information, call (775) 398-7260.

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 24 through Sunday, April 8, 2018. The fare is only $2 (cash only). Kids 2 and under riding on an adult's lap are free.

Reno Little Theater Spring Break Camp

March 26 - 30 and April 2 - 6, 2018. Spring break campers will have the opportunity to explore creative storytelling. improvisation, 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. The first week (Rise Up) is for kids 6 to 8. The second week (Out of the Forest) is for age 9 and up. You can register online from the website or call (775) 813-8900 to register by phone or get more information.

Spring Break Full Play Camp from KidScape Productions

April 2 - 6, 2018. Full Play "Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" Camp. This camp ends with a free community performance on April 6. Kids will work on this story at Damonte Ranch High School. The cost is $335. It is for ages 7 to 17 and you can register online. Limited to 35 actors and 15 backstage. Pre-registration required. For more information, call (775) 313-3900.

Young Explorers Art and Science Spring Break Camps

March 26 - 30 and April 2 - 6, 2018. The first week will be "Secret Formulas Spring Break Camp," a hands-on, inquiry-based science program. Students will investigate and create their own formulas for paste, toothpaste, cola, ice cream, slime and more. For kids ages 7 to 10. Next is "Meet the Masters Spring Break Camp," a week full of art and art history exploring the lives of various master artists. For kids ages 7 to 12. Camps will be held in Sun Valley at 130 West Gepford Parkway. Visit the website for more information and to sign up online. (775) 997-8114.

Spring Break Programs from Shooting Stars Foundation

March 25 - April 8, 2018. Shooting Stars is a non-profit operated by high school students. The goal is to make a difference in the community by sharing their knowledge with younger kids and contributing funds thus generated to the education of socio-economically deprived kids. They conduct several enrichment camps all over the country and donate the proceeds to local school districts and fund education for college students internationally. Course times are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and are $65 each. They will be at Tumeric, 9333 Double R Blvd. Ste 400 in Reno. For more information, contact Courses available this spring are...

  • Fun with Science
  • Speech
  • Debate
  • Multi-cuisine cooking
  • Taekwondo 101
  • Bollywood Dance

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