Summer activities for young people in Carson City offer reading challenges, camps and more | Carson City Nevada News

Summer is in full swing and recreational activities around Carson City are starting to return in the near future.

From the Carson City Library’s 2020 Learning Challenge to archery lessons at Clear Creek Bowman Archery Camp, there are many ways for youngsters to get out and enjoy Silver State.

Below is a list of activities, classes and leisure facilities that are reopening in the city. More events and programs will be added as new information becomes available.

Carson City Library Learning Challenge

From June 13 to July 31, the Carson City Library is hosting its 2020 Summer Learning Challenge for kids of all ages. In this challenge, participants complete a number of virtual programs, activities and readings, depending on their age. Prizes are earned for registration and completion, and participants track all of their reading time in one simple app. Everyone who signs up will be able to receive a special take-home kit, with fun activities to connect with their reading.

Grand Prize winners will be chosen by random online draw and awarded by age group: 0-5, 6-11, 12-17 and 18 or older. The more virtual programs attended, activities completed and hours read, the more raffle tickets won. Time tracking and ticket collection is done through an online application called Beanstack.

Last summer, 540 participants read over 4,600 hours. The Carson City Library is looking to top last year’s count and it’s a fun activity for kids to learn along the way. For more information, visit the link here.

Drive-in screenings at the Brewery Arts Center
The Brewery Arts Center will host five free outdoor cinema screenings at BAC’s outdoor amphitheater. From July to August, several different films will be available for families and children of all ages.

All film screenings will begin at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit the link here.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada 2020 Summer Program
The Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, located at 1870 Russell Way in Carson City, is running its 2020 summer program from June 1 through August 7. Children aged 7 to 18 can participate in exciting group activities inside and outside the establishment. Field trips will also be offered throughout the summer.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All activities follow updated Center for Disease Control guidelines. Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be included. $85 per week per child. A $60 annual membership and other fees are also included.

For more information, visit the official Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada website here.

Clear Creek Bowman Archery Camp
Hosted by the Carson City Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, registration is open for the Clear Creek Bowman Archery Camp. The camp takes place June 22-24 at the Tim Meigs Carson City Archery Range in Centennial Park, Centennial Park Dr.

The camp is intended for children from 9 to 14 years old. The cost is $25 per participant. The material will not be shared between participants and will be disinfected after each day. The number of places is limited for interested participants. To register, visit the link here.

Sierra Nevada Girl Scouts Virtual Camp
The Sierra Nevada Girl Scouts provided a safe and affordable summer experience for all girls from K-12. From July 12-16, the Camp Wasiu II Virtual Camp-In Camp Out gives girls the opportunity to learn engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities.

Camp Wasiu II virtual camp participants will experience campfires, barbecue, games, songs, arts and crafts. Participants will also socialize during virtual group meetings.

In addition to the fun and recreational aspects of summer camp, all activities are designed using contemporary Girl Scout programming: the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This approach gives girls the opportunity to develop leadership skills, including finding their voice for positive action and teamwork.

Participants will need a personal computer or tablet of some kind and an internet connection. The registration deadline is Thursday, June 25 and the cost is $25 per person.

The registration link for the virtual camp can be found here.

Camp Carson/Outdoor Recreation Facilities
Camp Carson’s summer youth program is scheduled to begin June 29. Recreation staff will be contacting those on the waitlist, in order of registration, to register for camp starting next week.

The Multi-Athletic Center reopened on June 5, followed by the Carson City Aquatic Facility and the Carson City Community Center on June 8. All three facilities have implemented new security arrangements in accordance with Governor Sisolak’s Phase 2 guidelines. For more information, visit the link here.

Other outdoor recreation facilities, including neighborhood parks, trails, outdoor sports fields, an archery range, golf course and disc golf, are all open with restrictions of social distancing. Picnics and gatherings in the park with groups of less than 50 people are permitted. The Mills Park outdoor tennis court and skate park located near the Carson City Community Center has reopened to the public.

More recreational activities, including fitness classes and driving lessons, are expected to reopen in the near future.

Visit the link here for more information.

Capitol Future Farmers of America
Capitol FFA is hosting a first and second choice summer leadership camp throughout June. Capitol FFA is an agricultural science program located in Carson City, where students develop leadership skills and career success through agricultural education.

The first-choice camp runs from June 15-18, followed by the second-choice camp from June 22-25. Capitol FFA will also host a Concert Under the Stars event on July 8. Interested participants can register here and follow their Facebook page.

Recreational sports leagues
According to the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department, several youth and adult recreational sports leagues remain closed under Sisolak’s Phase 2 guidelines. All adult and youth softball, baseball and soccer leagues are suspended.

The Wheel House Fall 2020 Scooter and Skateboard Competitions are still scheduled for September 19 at Mills Park Skate Park.

It is possible that more sports leagues under the Carson City Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces will reopen when larger gatherings are permitted. For now, the department is awaiting further guidance and direction from the state to reopen sports leagues.

Cap City Baseball, a nonprofit run by Carson City Youth Programs, announced in April that the 2020 season would begin in July for 11u and 12u teams. We have contacted Cap City Baseball to confirm the season, but are awaiting a response.

For more information visit the link here or contact Cap City Baseball at

If there is no youth program or activity listed, email us at This story will be updated as more information becomes available about recreational activities in Carson City.

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