South Lake Tahoe Camps

We are thrilled to be offering two weeklong day camps this summer! For 2015, we will be offering the following camps:


campers with netsCampers Ages 6-8

Junior Entomologists - In various outdoor locations around South Lake Tahoe, 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. NEW: this year the Junior Entomologist camp is now one hour longer!

Dates/Times: July 20-23, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am - 1 pm

Cost: $150; $125 for Tahoe Institute for Natural Science members


Campers Ages 9-12

Tahoe Explorers - 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 and all activity fees are included.

Dates/Times: July 6-10, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $280; $245 for Tahoe Institute for Natural Science Members


Kirk Hardie is the primary instructor for these camps, and can answer any questions. Downloadable registration forms can be found by clicking here.
Thanks to generous donations from our supporters, scholarships are available for all summer camps. Scholarship donations can be made directly to TINS or through our Nature Camps Scholarship Fund page. Please contact Kirk Hardie for more information.

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Journaling and reflection time after a fun day at camp!

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