2024 Summer Camps

We give children the opportunity to explore nature with a host of hands-on science camps designed for children to have fun while exploring the unique ecology of the beautiful Truckee-Tahoe area. Campers participate in activities like hiking, water exploration, and nature games and crafts. Headwaters’ team of science mentors and counselors make the science fun and engaging, allowing children to ask questions that spark their curiosity. These camps show kids that science is all around them while forging a unique connection to the flora and fauna of the region.

2024 Summer Camps

2024 Summer Camps

Truckee Summer Science Camp

Give your child the opportunity to explore nature this summer. This hands-on science camp is designed for children to have fun while exploring the unique ecology of the area.

Session 1: Plants and Wildflowers Week, July 8th – 12th
Session 2: Water Week, August 5th – 9th
Session 3: Animals and Insects Week, August 12th – 16th

Ages: For ages 5-12 with a CIT program for 13-15.

Location: Johnson Canyon

Kirkwood Summer Science Camp

Over the week, Headwaters instructors will guide participants through exploring the natural systems around them and developing curiosity about the natural world.

Session 1: Water Week, June 24th – 28th

Session 2: Plants and Wildflowers Week, July 1st – 3rd

Ages: For ages 5-12 with a CIT program for 13-15.

Serene Lakes Summer Science Camp

Give your child the opportunity to explore Serene Lakes this summer. This hands-on science camp is designed for children of Serene Lakes families to explore the unique ecology of the area.

Session 1: Water Week, July 15th – 18th
Session 2: Plants and Wildflowers Week, July 22nd – 25th
Session 3: Animals and Insects Week, July 29th – August 1st

Ages: For ages 5-12 with a CIT program for 13-15.

Girls Summer Research Camp

A 3-day, 2-night research camp for girls where students work with an all female cohort of peers at Webber Lake and with professional female scientist mentors to create questions around their environmental topics of interest and develop these questions into a research project.

Dates: July 5th – 8th

Ages: For girls entering 7th-12th grade

Location: Webber Lake

The girls taking count of the aquatic macroinvertebrates at Webber Lake.

Environmental Science Research Camp

A 5-day, 4-night environmental science camp at the Truckee Donner Land Trust’s Webber Lake Campground.

Dates: July 9th – 13th

Ages: Students going into 7th grade and older.

Location: Webber Lake

Introduction to Research Camp

A 3-day, 2-night overnight field camp at Camp Wamp on Donner Summit will guide students through the process of science in the natural world as they investigate a research topic in the field of ecology.

Dates: August 21st – 23rd

Ages: 6th Grade and Up

Location: Camp Wamp on Donner Summit

TESTIMONIALS

What Kids Are Saying

What I loved most about camp was how we learned and improved on our science skills, but at the same time, we would also have fun. I also got the opportunity to interact with females from all over California, that love science the same way that I do. This camp has really opened my eyes to the science fields and has helped me realized that science can play a big role in selecting my career.

Ashley Alarcon

Girls Summer Science Camp