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Farm Camp
Opportunities

Reno Summer Camp and Day Camp Activities

We offer day camp activities in the spring, summer and fall - each camp session aligns with Washoe County School District break periods. Our immersive outdoor learning environment allows campers to get dirty, make friends, and enjoy learning that always prioritizes fun! Campers will grow to better appreciate and respect the natural world through lessons about chickens, insects, compost, engineering and everything in-between!

Parents and prospective campers, see below for our Frequently Asked Questions.

Note that we have opportunities for teens aged 15 - 17 to join our team as junior educators during our summer camp. Click here to learn more.

All of our camp sessions fill up quickly, so register today! If you begin the registration process and discover that your desired camp session is full, please explore the waitlist option.

Spring Camp - Ages 5 to 15

Spring Camp - Ages 5 to 15

March 25th-April 5th, 2024
8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

$270 per week

Parents! Regain some sanity as your kiddos enjoy
fresh air, budding friendships and a ton of fun in Reno’s best outdoor learning environment.

Pollinators, Poppies, & Paint
$270
March 25th-29th, 2024

 

Description: Art & Insect Week: Grow your garden of creativity as you pollinate your canvas with petals and paint! We will spend the week discovering the critters who create masterpieces in nature and design our own works of art.

Hydration Vacation

$270
April 1st-5th, 2024

 

Description: Water Week: Come aboard! Join us for a journey through the waterways as we explore the bodies of water in the world and learn how to protect them and the creatures that call them home! Aye-aye matey!

Summer Kid Camp - Ages 5 to 9

Summer Kid Camp - Ages 5 to 9

June 17th - August 9th, 2023

7:30am - 2:15 p.m.
Starting at $245 per week

Our Summer Kid Camp has been a family favorite for years! Kiddos will get their hands dirty while learning about growing and harvesting food. Engineering, literature, animals, insects, plants, water, cooking and art are the themes our educators will use to guide your child through exploration of the natural world!

A Litter of Critters

$295

June 17 - 21 (no camp Wednesday 6/19)
 

Bug Week: Are they parasites or pals? Join us down in the dirt as we dig and discover what our farm friends and fiends are down to. Let's worm awhile!

Barnyard Brushes & Blooms

$295

June 24 - 28

Art week: Grab your brushes and smocks! Come cultivate your canvas and design your own garden masterpieces this week!

Moo! It's a Zoo!
$245

July 1 - 3 (no camp Thurs & Fri 7/4+7/5)

Animals week: Friends that flock together, rock together! It's a rodeo roundup, so get your claws and paws over to Urban Roots for our mammal menagerie.      

Kitchen Magicians

$295

July 8 - 12
 

Cooking week: Calling all Very Hungry Campers! Come join us on a flavorful adventure filled with whisks and wonder.

Garden-O-Saurus

$295

July 15 - 19
 

Dinosaur week: We're going back 65 million years to enjoy a prehistoric harvest with our funky, fossil friends! Join us in digging in the dirt for dazzling dino discoveries!

Tools, Tech, & Thyme

$295

July 22 - 26
 

Engineering week: Grab your tools, there's a leek in the boat! It's thyme to design so let's join our buds that build and create beautiful projects around the garden.

Sprout About It

$295

July 29 - August 2

Plant week: Can you handle these botanicals? Herb's the word this week as we investigate the roots and shoots growing on the farm.

Splish, Splash, Splat!

$295

August 5 - 9
 

Water week: Well, well, well, water we have here? Come on an agua adventure as we explore the rivers and raindrops in the truckee meadows!

*No camp on June 19th in observance of Juneteenth.

*No camp on July 4th & 5th.

Summer Young Farmers Camp - Ages 10 to 14

Summer Young Farmers Camp - Ages 10 to 14

June 17th - August 9th, 2023

7:30am - 2:15 p.m.
Starting at $245 per week

Our Summer Young Farmers Camp is a unique program that prioritizes leadership and teamwork. Campers in the program will work on week-long projects while making new friends and learning about the natural world!

Groovy Garden Graffiti

$295

June 17 - 21 (no camp Wednesday 6/19)
  

Art Week: Join fellow budding artists this week as we create art in the garden and enjoy a drawing and designing disco!

The Green Agenda

$295

June 24 - 28

   

   

Sustainability week: Get in, farmers, we're going green! It's a whole week to reduce, reuse, and recycle our way to the future of farming. Sustainability is our super solar power!

Beehive Boogie
$245

July 1 - 3 (no camp Thurs & Fri 7/4+7/5)

Bee week: Welcome to the beehive! Put on your pollen pants for a week of beekeeping. Hope you're ready to learn all about hives, hexagons, and honey!     

Maker's Market

$295

July 8 - 12
 

DIY week: Time to try a DIY! It is the 1st annual Great Farm Craft Faire featuring your own crafts and creations!

Design in Thyme

$295

July 15 - 19
 

Engineering week: Stop, it's hammertime! We need your help this week to repair and care for our plants, projects, and poultry. Thyme to design your own fabulous farm fix!

Farmer's Market

$295

July 22 - 26
 

Market week: First we sow, then we grow, then we sell to those we know! Join us this week to go behind the scenes of your very own Urban Roots farmers market.

A Clue in the Clover

$295

July 29 - August 2

Mystery week: Become a garden detective this week and solve the mystery that has been puzzling the whole farm!

Farm Food Truck

$295

August 5 - 9
 

Cooking week: From the farm to the picnic table, the Urban Roots food truck needs YOU to grow, harvest, cook, and serve up some delicious dishes!

*No camp on June 19th in observance of Juneteenth.

*No camp on July 4th & 5th.

Fall Camp - Ages 5 to 15

Fall Camp - Ages 5 to 15

October 2nd - October 6th, 2023
8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

$265 per week

Seeing the natural world change is one of the best parts about fall. During this camp session, kids will enjoy crisp air, fall veggies and a ton of fun!

High Desert Harvest
$265
October 2nd-6th, 2023

 

Gosh look at that squash! Join us on the farm for a fall harvest and we will all leave the week apple-y ever after. 

FAQ

What are the dates for camp in 2024?

There are 2 weeks of spring camp from March 25th-April 5th. There are 8 weeks of summer camp from June 17th -August 9th. There is one week of fall camp in October. 

Where is camp located?

All weeks of our camp are at our Urban Teaching Farm (1700 E 2nd Street in Reno). 

How much does it cost?

Tuition starts at $270 for one camper for one week, and camp scholarships are available.

What ages can come to camp?

Ages 5 to 15 for spring and fall camp and 5 to 14 for summer camp. If you have a child(ren) that is entering Kindergarten in the fall, they can still come to summer camp! If your child is 15 or 16, consider having them apply for our Jr. Educator program.

Can I come see the farm before camp?

Sure! Just email info@urgc.org to set up a time. We will also have an open house the week before camp starts (time and date TBD). 

What time does camp start and end?

Spring and fall camp drop off is at 8:45am and pick up is at 3:45pm. Summer camp drop off is at 7:30am and pick up is at 2:15pm.

Can I request a group for my child(ren)?

We are unable to take special requests for the groups that children will be in. We will be creating groups that work for our staff and camp environment. They are mostly based on ages, so that our curriculum will meet the needs of each group. It is our hope, that kids who are friends will most likely be in the same group because they will be around the same age.

What should my child bring to camp?

They should dress to be outside all day and wear closed toed shoes. They need to bring a backpack with a hat, sunscreen, a water bottle, two masks, a morning snack, and lunch. Please make sure to include an ice pack in their lunch because we do not have refrigeration available.

What week should I sign up for?

Every week of camp has a different theme, so you can sign your child(ren) up for one week they are interested in or all of them because Urban Roots is their favorite place to be! 

What health and safety precautions are you taking?

We have a nurse on site every day and a regular cleaning schedule. Our staff is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and we supply masks and rapid tests if needed. We require frequent hand washing of our staff and campers, and our camp has always been entirely outside!

What is the mask policy?

Based on the CDC guidelines for outdoor summer camps, we will generally not require campers or staff to wear masks. Masks will still be required for campers and staff in the health center.

 

How do I register for camp?

Register here.

What is the teacher to student ratio?

1:8

Will lunch be provided?

We are currently seeking funding to provide nutrient-dense lunches to all campers through Farm Fresh Catering this summer. Additionally, farm fresh veggies will be tasted and sometimes sent home! We will also be making delicious snacks with the campers every day!

It gets really hot in the summer, are they going to be outside all day? 

Yes, they will be outside all day, but we start earlier and end before the hottest part of the day. We have sunscreen and water breaks built into our day, find shade as much as possible, and play water games almost every day to cool down.  

 

What is your refund policy?

Other than the $30 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit, camp payments are refundable up until 2 weeks prior to the start of the confirmed camp week/session.  

What do I do if I want to cancel or switch the week I signed up for?

Please email us (info@urgc.org), to cancel or change your registration. 

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
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