Day camps, activities coming for summer

Staff Reports

Parks & rec summer camp begins June 7

Douglas County Parks & Recreation's 2010 Summer Adventure Camp begins June 7.

Students in first-sixth grades participate in field trips, games, art and crafts. Sessions are June 7-July 9 at Jacks Valley and Minden elementary schools, and July 12-Aug. 17 at Pinon Hills and Meneley elementary schools.

Cost is $22 per day. Register at the parks and recreation office, 1327 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, or 782-9828.

Splash into reading

Registration begins June 7 for the Douglas County Public Library's Make a Splash - Read! summer reading program, continuing through Aug. 7.

Children up to 12 years explore water through stories, songs, crafts, and activities about oceans, rivers, lakes and the creatures that live there.

The Books are Fun book fair in support of the library is 3-8:30 p.m. June 15 at the CVIC Hall in Minden. The Fratello Marionettes perform "The Frog Prince" at 6:30 p.m. and the Library Foundation Ice Cream Social and raffle is 7-8:30 p.m.

The Douglas County Public Library is at 1625 Library Lane in Minden. Information, 782-9841 or

TOAD summer camp

Enrollment is open for the Theater of Arts Discipline's summer camp.

TOAD's "Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr." program for youth 13-18 meets at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, June 21-July 15, with performances beginning July 16.

The "Once Upon a Mattress" summer program for youth 6-12 meets at Pau-Wa-Lu, July 5-29. Performances begin July 30.

Cost is $160 for each program, with family discounts and scholarship assistance available. Enroll at or (775) 3577.

UNR camp explores indigenous cultures

Exploring Indigenous People of North and South America, the Northern Nevada International Center's Global Kid's Summer Camp, is June 21-25.

Students in first-sixth grades discover the language, stories, food, art, music and sports of the indigenous peoples of North and South America. Activities include field trips to Meeks Bay at Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake to experience the Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe culture of the area.

Camp is 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the William Raggio Building, Room 1003, at the University of Nevada, Reno. Cost per session is $180, with a 10 percent sibling discount. Scholarships are available in limited numbers.

Information, Mary Preschutti or Corazon Padilla at 784-7515, ext. 223. Register at


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