Truckee/North Shore Camps

We are thrilled to be offering camps in the Truckee and North Shore this summer. We are partnering with the KidZone Museum and Northstar on these 2018 camps:

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Campers ages 6-8 

Bug Camp - 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. 

      Dates/Times: July 16-19, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am - 1:00pm. 

      Cost: $150; $135 for Tahoe Institute for Natural Science or                KidZone Museum Members 

      Click here to pre-register your child today!


Campers Ages 8-10

Animal Kingdom - At various locations around Kings Beach and Incline Village, campers will observe and learn about animals of all shapes and sizes, participate in fun animal-based art projects, play games, and have fun in the sun by exploring in nature! Each day will focus on a different group of animals in the Animal Kingdom. Campers will learn the unique roles that various animals have in our local environment. It will be a fun and WILD time!

     Dates/Times: August 6th - 9th Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm 

     Cost: $185; $160 for Tahoe Institute for Natural Science members

     Click here to register for Animal Kingdom Camp.


Campers ages 9-12 

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.

     Dates/TimesJune 25-29, Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

     Cost: $280; $250 for Tahoe Institute for Natural Science or KidZone Museum Members

  Click here to pre-register your child today!


Campers Ages 4-12

Insect Adventures - Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and Northstar are partnering during these two days of nature camp to learn about insects in our local environment during the two-day nature camp. Campers will have fun under the sun with their peers, while being able look under logs, among plants, and in tree bark in search of hidden insects. The meeting location will be at the Children's Ski School at Northstar Village, in Truckee CA.

     Dates/Times: July 5, 6 & August 8, 9, 10:00am - 3:15pm (check in at 9:30am)

     Cost: $129 per day - price includes lunch

     To register, please call 1800.466.6784 or sign your child up the day of camp. (Camp is located at       Kid's Ski and Ride Center in Northstar Village)


Additional questions about Summer Camps?
Please contact the KidZone Museum  or Northstar to register for the respective camps we are partnering with.

Thanks to generous donations from our supporters, scholarships are available for all South Lake summer camps. Scholarship donations can be mailed to our Incline Village office or made through our Nature Camps Scholarship Fund page. Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about scholarship opportunities for the camps in partnership with them.
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