This year, the last day of school in Carson City is June 3, 2021, and youth programming is back this summer after many programs had to be canceled due to COVID-19 last year.
Here is a list of youth programs taking place in Carson City for the 2021 summer season:
SUMMER DAY CAMPS
— Camp Carson begins June 14 for students entering K-6 and offers indoor and outdoor activities that include STEAM programming, arts and crafts, Leave No Trace, Teambuilding, optional swim lessons, and field trips optional each week. To learn more about Camp Carson, Click here.
— Carson City Boys and Girls Club Jukebox Summer Camp will begin June 7 through August 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Carson City Boys and Girls Club in Western Nevada, along with field trips throughout the summer. To find out more about the 2021 summer camp, Click here.
— camp invention hosted by Bethlehem Lutheran School is open to students in grades K-6 as an at-home and in-person experience. The camp runs for one week beginning Monday, June 14 in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Campers will learn through hands-on activities including take-down microphones, robotic crickets, duck-throwing devices and more. To know more please Click here.
— Swimming Lessons in Carson City open for registration May 10 with four session dates throughout the summer beginning June 14-24. This is a group swimming instruction program for children ages 3 and up. Each session consists of eight 30 minute lessons and all skill levels are welcome. Sessions will take place Monday through Thursday. For more information and registration Click here.
— Jr. Victory Rolls, Carson City’s Youth Roller Derby League, is open year-round to children of all genders who want to learn the ins and outs of a rolling contact sport. Accessible to 10-17 year olds. To learn more about the Jr. Victory Rollers, Click here.
— Shred Kids Mountain Bike Camp teaches everything you need to become a safe and complete mountain biker, taught by certified coaches from the Carson High School Cycling Team. Open to young people aged 9 to 14, three camp dates are available: beginners camp from June 6 to June 11, beginners camp from June 21 to June 25 and intermediate camp from July 19 to July 23. Learn more about Shred Kids Mountain Bike Camp Click here.
— archery camp teaches participants the basics of archery from the experienced instructors at Clear Creek Bowmen. Every day participants will learn something new and work to improve their skills. Drinks will be provided but please bring your own snacks. The archery camp will begin in June and will take place Monday to Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the archery range. To know more about the archery camp Click here.
— Youth Basketball and Little Senators is temporarily postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. Check here for any changes.
— Junior Giants is a partnership between Carson City Parks and Recreation and the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada to provide a free, non-competitive co-ed youth baseball program sponsored by the San Francisco Giants. The Junior Giants will start from June 7 to August 13 on Mondays and Fridays for ages 5 to 13. To know more about the Junior Giants Click here.
— Youth Volleyball has not been updated for the 2021 season. Please Check here for any changes.
— Youth Futsal is currently postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. Please Check here for any changes.
— Skateboard and scooter competitions are sponsored by the Wheelhouse and take place at Carson City Skate Park. This will be a freestyle competition where participants will be given three 40-second runs to put together their best lines and biggest tricks. The skate park will be lit for the last parts of the competition after dark. After each race, participants will be judged by experienced skating pros from the wheelhouse, and the winner of each category will receive a prize! The categories are divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced for skateboarding and scootering. The competition will take place on Saturday, September 18. To learn more about skate and scooter competitions, Click here.
— American Youth Soccer Organization will host summer camps for ages 6-14 throughout the summer season, July 5-9 with the second August 2-6 and the final August 9-13. To learn more about this program Click here.
— Golden Lion Tai Chi C’Haun and Qi Gong will be housed in the Comstock Hall of the All Ages Community Center to teach Tai Chi, the ancient form of Chinese martial art known worldwide for its benefits to health, relaxation and longevity. To learn more Click here.
— The Carson Public Library hosts many summer programs for young people, including coding classes, learning challenges, art nights, and more. To see their full catalog of events throughout the summer, Click here, or read below for a sample of their lineup.
— Launch of the Summer Learning Challenge will take place on Saturday June 12 in the outdoor space of the Jardin de la Bibliothèque. This event is for all ages and will include a nature-themed launch party. The theme for this year’s Summer Learning Challenge is “Tails and Tales”. Click here for more information.
— WILD project: Animal adaptations will be held at the Carson City Library on Wednesday, June 30 from 4-5 p.m. as part of the Middle School Summer Learning Challenge. Participants will learn how animals inherit traits and have adapted so well to life in Nevada. For more information Click here.
— Virtual Hour of Code at the Carson City Library is for ages 10-14 held virtually via Zoom, and teaches middle school students the basics of computer programming with no prior experience necessary. For more information Click here.
SPECIAL FAMILY EVENTS
— movies in the park returns for the 2021 season, hosted by the Classic Cinema Club. Movies in the Park will start at Dusk every Friday in Mills Park from June 18 to July 30. To know more, Click here.
— Salvation Army Day Camp will begin June 10 to August 9, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for children ages 5 to 12. Ranked daily trips include Carson Pool, Railroad Museum, Carson Lanes, and more. It is a Bible-based program with mature adult leadership. To learn more Click here.
Did we miss any? If you know of any Carson City-based summer youth lineup that isn’t on this list, please comment below!