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2020 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: 2020-2021 School Year," fall break 2020 is October 5 through 9. Add in weekends on each end and you get 9 days to fill while the kids are out of school.

Fall Break at Galena Creek Visitor Center

Guided Family Hikes - Free guided hikes for low-income families and those affected by COVID-19. Families must include a child between the ages of 5 and 18, and everyone on the hike must follow COVID guidelines, including social distancing and wearing masks.

Camp-in-a-Box - This is a great alternative to in-person camp programs over Fall Break, and kids can do most activities independently.

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Fall Creativity Camps at Arts for All Nevada

October 5 - 9, 2020, ages 6 to 10. Lake Mansion, 250 Court Street and Arlington Avenue in Reno. You can choose between a morning session (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) or afternoon session (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.). Kids (ages 6 to 10) get creative through instruction in both the Visual Arts and Creative Moving/Drama. $150 for all 5 days. Class size is limited to 8 participants to ensure social distancing and participants will be given their own supplies so materials will not be mixed among students. Face coverings are required to attend these classes. (775) 826-6100 x2#.

Vacation Station from Reno Parks & Rec

October 5 - 9, 2020. Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited, please register early. The camp format has changed in order to limit the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19 and to keep consistency for the staff leaders and the participants. Weekly registration only - no drop ins. Fee is $110 per child for the week. Financial assistance (scholarships) is available. Be sure to visit the website for necessary forms and additional COVID information. (775) 334-2260.

  • Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, 1301 Valley Road
  • Plumas Park and Gym, 475 Monroe Street (no daily fee available)

Fall Break Kidz Kamp from Sparks Parks & Rec

October 5 - 9, 2020. There will be fall break programs providing a fun and safe environment for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Daily sessions are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. COVID-19 screening questions will be asked of parents each day at sign in. Contact Sparks Parks & Recreation at (775) 353-2376. Full week for all age groups is $150 for Sparks residents, $180 for non-residents. Number of kids limited - register as early as possible.

  • Location for 2nd and 3rd graders - Rec Gym, 98 Richards Way
  • Location for Kindergarten - 1st and 4th and 5th graders - Larry D. Johnson Community Center, 1200 12th Street

Fall Break at Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows

Status unknown. Check website for possible updates.

KIDS University Fall Break Camps


Fall Break Full Play Camp from KidScape Productions

October 5 - 9, 2020. Full play "Scooby Doo and the Haunted Theatre" camp. This camp ends with a free community performance on October 9. Kids will work on this story at 6695 Mae Anne Avenue in Reno. The cost is $335. It is for ages 7 to 17 and you can register online. Limited to 20 actors. Pre-registration required. For more information, call (775) 313-3900.

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. Be sure to call ahead to learn about COVID-19 restrictions and closures.

Visit a Park, take a Hike

Reno, Sparks and Washoe County public parks and trails are open to outside activities. When the weather is nice, it is good to get outside and enjoy open spaces after being cooped up. There are some coronavirus restrictions, so be sure to check before you go.

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

Many of these fun fall and Halloween activities will be open during fall break. Check out the list at "Halloween Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes."

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