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Summer Camps 2014 - registration is now OPEN.

Call the Museum today to register at 530.587.KIDS(5437).

All museum policies regarding refunds apply. Call the museum for information.

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Camp Descriptions



Farm Camp! Camp Ages 4-6

Campers will experience hands-on exploration and investigation of farming, growing, composting, planting, and earth art. We will meet local farmers, visit the farmers market, dig and plant in the kids plot at the community garden in Truckee, read stories and do art projects about plants, visit a local farm and more!!!

All sessions are full
Session I: June 23 - 27 Planting
Session II: July 7-11 Butterflies
Session III: July 21-25 Harvest!

Time: 9:00 am- 1:00pm, Monday-Friday
Teachers: Stephanie Blume

TINS Junior Entomologists – Ages 6-8

In various outdoor locations around Truckee, young campers will look under logs, among plants, and in tree bark in search of hidden insects. They will also learn what these bugs eat and their important jobs in the ecosystem. Note: Transportation is needed. Usually carpooling with other campers is a good option and can be arranged by you and other parents on the first day of camp.
Dates: July 14-17 Monday - Thursday
Days: Monday – Thursday
Times 9:00am – Noon
Cost $120, Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and KidZone Museum Members $100
Teacher Kirk Hardie of TINS

Sierra Watershed Science Camp
Ages 8-10

Watershed CampKids will be outdoors hiking and exploring our local Sierra watersheds while learning to identify the native trees and shrubs. They will collect specimens of plants and make a journal. Each day starts from a different trailhead and includes getting in the creeks and doing water monitoring, macroinvertebrate study and developing science inquiry skills by comparing the health of the various watersheds. Campers will have the option to attain Jr. Botanist award.

Date: July 21-25, Monday - Friday
Time: 10:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $215 Museum Members $180
Teacher: Jan Ellis


Camp Scholarship Fund Sponsor - Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation


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Vuelo Creativo Ages 4-6

Campers learn and practice Spanish while playing games, exploring art & science, water play and nature exploration, singing, music and storytelling in Spanish. Camp is taught in Spanish, with assistance for English speakers. Campers have the museum all to themselves! Includes all instruction and materials.

ONLY $25 per day!

Session I: June 23-July 25
Session II: July 28-August 22 (no class the week of July 1-5)
Days: Monday – Friday
Times 1:00pm-4:00pm

Session Cost: Mon & Wed: $200, Tues & Thurs. $200, Friday's: $100. Same price for members or non-members.
Teacher: Ileana Borsani Vokel
Location: KidZone Museum

Chemistry or Electricity Camp- Ages 6-8

Make lights glow; explore circuits, and mixtures that explode. Come experiment with us! Taught by Mechatronics and science honor graduates from Truckee High who have been camp interns at the Museum for four years. Curriculum Assistant is Fullbright Scholar and Chemistry & Physics teacher at Truckee High School, Sue Lowder.

Camp is full
Chemistry Camp: July 7-10
Electricity Camp: July 14-17

Time: 1:00 pm- 4:30pm, Monday-Friday
Teachers: Samantha Shaffer & Kelty White


TINS Lake Tahoe Explorers Ages 9-12

Campers will learn about wildlife ecology, forest ecology, water ecology, and geology of the Tahoe Basin while hiking, kayaking, and learning from various natural science experts. Transportation cost, kayak rentals and all activities fees are included.
Dates: June 23-27
Times: 9am–4pm
Cost: $275, Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and KidZone Museum Members $230
Teacher Kirk Hardie of TINS