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Summer Camps

Summer Camps 2018-08-02T11:46:36+00:00

STEAM Camps are hands-on fun learning. 

  • KidZone Museum members receive discounts on camps. Become a member today.
  • Camps have a minimum enrollment and a maximum limit of 12-14 campers.
  • Waivers must be signed at time of registration. Register online.
  • Camp scholarship are available. Contact the museum for details.

For more information, call (530) 587-5437, Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Camps for Ages 4-6

Farm Camp

In various locations in Truckee, campers will experience hands-on exploration and investigation of farming, growing, composting, planting, and earth art. We will visit local farms and gardens. Transportation required to and from camp destinations.

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SESSION I: Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $180 | $144 for KZM members

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SESSION II: Monday, July 2 – Friday, July 6, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
No camp on Wednesday, July 4
Cost: $144 | $115 for KZM members

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SESSION III: Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 10, 9 a.m. – 1p.m.
Cost: $180 | $144 for KZM members

Camp for Girls, Ages 5-6

Play-Well Lego Girl Powered Intro to STEM

Play-Well TEKnologies joins the KidZone Museum to offer this amazing camp for girls who love to build! ​ ​This course will provide a supportive environment for girls to build engineer-designed projects such as Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then use  special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of a Play-Well instructor.

Scholarships available. Thank you Vail Epic Promise!

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Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: $175 | KZM members $140

Camps for Ages 6-8

Chemistry Camp

This camp uses hands-on exploration of substances to see how they interact, combine and change. Sometimes they even form new substances!

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Mon, July 9 – Fri, July 13, 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $175 | KZM members $140

Bug Camp with TINS​  |  THIS CAMP IS FULL

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: ​Drop off location varies by day​. Usually carpooling with other campers is a good option and can be arranged by you and other parents on the first day of camp.

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Mon, July 16 – Thu, July 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $150 | TINS & KZM members $135

Electricity Camp

Learn about circuits, switches, conductivity and current through hands on exploration! We’ll combine electricity with arts and crafts for our final project!

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Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20, 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $175 | KZM members $140

Camp for Girls, Ages 7-12

Play-Well: Girl-Powered STEM Challenge

​A Play-Well offering for girls who love to build! This course will provide a supportive environment for girls to build engineer-designed projects such as Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas with the guidance of a Play-Well instructor.

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Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $175 | KZM members $140

Camp for Ages 9-12

TINS Tahoe Explorers​

As this camp is designed for adventurous kids, campers will explore Tahoe’s wildlife and watershed, learn about forest ecology, and experience the geology of the Tahoe basin. Campers will hike, kayak, play games, and learn from various natural science experts. Transportation and all activity fees are included.

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Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $280 | $250 for TINS or KZM members

Camp for Ages 13-17

Aviation Camp

This camp is held at the Truckee Tahoe Airport and will provide a hands-on look at careers in aviation! Visit the control tower, look at planes and engines up close, learn and hear stories from local pilots, and maybe even take a flight in an airplane!

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Tuesday August 7 – Thursday, August 9, 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Camp starts at 9 a.m. Parents may drop off starting at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $150 | KZM members $120