Here's where to send kids for spring break camp in Reno
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Spring break is around the corner, providing kids with opportunities to explore new activities, make new friends and build new skills. Washoe County School District's Spring Break runs March 26-30 and April 2-6.
A variety of camps is available in the area focused on topics like art, acting, exploration, soccer, volleyball and more.
For the explorer
Kids ages 8-12 who like the outdoors may want to try out the Exploration Camps available through the Great Basin Naturalists. Friendships, movement and environmental science are all part of the experience. The weeklong camps take place at Galena Creek Regional Park along Mount Rose Highway. Camp is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a cost of $195 for the week.
For the artist
Spring break camp at Arts for All Nevada, 250 Court St., includes an hour of creative movement as well as music, theater and visual arts every day of the week. The camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon for the entire March 26-30 week and again April 2-6. Students ages 6-10 are invited to register. Cost is $100 per week.
For the baller
Parents who want their kids to learn new skills, but not to be gone all day might opt for the volleyball camp available through NNJ Volleyball, 1575 Linda Way, Sparks. There, students can build their basic volleyball skills and practice serves, passing, footwork and more. The camps are scheduled 9 a.m. to noon March 26-28 and April 2-4 at a cost of $125.
For the scholar
Kids University at the University of Nevada, Reno, gives kids the opportunity to learn about different areas of study in college through interactive tours and activities. These spring break camps are scheduled April 2-6 at UNR's colleges, with hands-on activities planned as part of the fun. Schools to learn more about include the School of Medicine, the College of Business, the Reynolds School of Journalism, the College of Education and others. Drop-off and pick-up will occur at the Fleischmann Planetarium, 1664 N. Virginia St. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but extended child care is available from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Camp costs $275.
For the 'Karate Kid' fan
Spring break camps at Reno Martial Arts, 9590 S. McCarran Blvd., always result in fun. Spring breakers not only have unique experiences on site and build martial arts skills, but also head out of the building for adventures, too. These weeklong camps typically end with a pizza party. See the website or call 775-746-3888 for details on costs and times for 2018 camps.
For the wizard
Register early for the fun camps available through Camp Discovery at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, 490 S. Center St. Themed camps, such as "Extreme Experiments" and "Wizarding World," are available for specific age groups. Spring break camps are scheduled both the week of March 26-30 and April 2-6, for kids from kindergarten age up to seventh grade. Before and aftercare also available. Prices range from $100 to $225 per week.
For the actor
If acting is your child's thing, then a weeklong camp experience at Reno Little Theater, 147 E. Pueblo St., may provide the challenge they need. Registrants can work on personal monologues and dramatic scenes during the "Rise Up" Camp scheduled March 26-30. During the April 2-6 week, kids can explore the fun of fantasy worlds and creative movement in the "I Wish" Camp. The cost of a weeklong camp is $200 and camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with before and aftercare available.
For the artist
Art Camp for Kids gives kids the opportunity to explore different art mediums at a weeklong camp running from from 8:30 a.m. to noon March 26-30. This half-day camp, offered at the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., is for kids ages 7-12 and provides opportunities to dabble in clay sculpture, mini-masterpieces and sketching. Materials and snacks are included as part of the registration cost, which ranges from $165-$185.
For the athlete
Kids can enjoy an outdoors activity in an entirely different way by registering for Junior Tennis Camp running March 26-29 and April 2-5 at Alpine Tennis, 2601 Plumas St. These four-day camps enable kids to learn about forehand, backhand, stroke technique and to play games of tennis with one another, too. The camp experiences are intended for kids ages 6-17 and run four days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at a cost of $120 per week.
Soccer Camp at the University of Nevada, Reno, is another way for kids to be outside and to learn new skills. This three-day camp is available to both boys and girls ages 5-12 and is led and coached by Wolf Pack players. Camp is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. March 27-29 with students of all levels are invited to register. Cost for this camp is $60 for all three days.
For the climber
RockSport, at 1901 Silverada Blvd., Sparks, typically offers spring break camps for children of all ages, helping them to learn more climbing technique and all-so-important climbing safety. Participants also can build their confidence and work as part of a team to make new friends. Cost is $200 per child.
For the builder
Bricks4Kidz is an opportunity for kids to get hands-on and build through the use of Legos, crafts and games. Bricks4Kids' camps include themes like Minecraft and Star Wars. Kids can come for a full-week or opt for drop-in. Prices and schedules for spring break camps will be released soon -- check the website for the most up-to-date information.