By Ashleigh Easley | Wednesday, April 14, 2021
IVCBA, North Lake Tahoe Summer Camps will keep the kids busy all summer long by IVCBA Reporter, Zoe Tuttle

The weather is getting warmer and the snow is starting to melt—which means that summer is around the corner here in Incline Village. As the school year wraps up, parents are beginning to ask themselves the age-old question: “how can I keep my kids busy over summer?”


Many parents are tired of keeping their kids inside and with COVID-conditions improving daily, summer camps are a great option to not only keep the kids busy but give them opportunities to learn skills through hands-on experiences; as well as socialize and make memories with other children their own age. Whether you’re new to the area or lifetime locals, there’s some uncertainty around what will be offered for this season.


The local community offers a handful of options for kids of all ages, and cover topics such as sports, basketball, outdoor safety, and more. 


IVIGID has released their listing of summer camp options for the 2021 summer and registration will be opening on April 28th. The full listing for the 2021 summer camps is listed below.


TK Basketball Camp

  • Led by Tim Kelly, Head Coach of Incline High’s Boys Basketball Team
  • Boys and girls of all abilities are invited to have a great week of fundamentals, skills and games.
  • Ages K - 8th Grade


Incline Invasion Summer Soccer Camp

  • Led by Incline Invasion Soccer Club Director Peter Salazar
  • Boys and girls of all abilities are invited to have a great week of fundamentals, skills and games.
  • Ages K - 8th Grade


Youth Skateboarding Camp with Village Skate School

  • Led by Village Skate School directors; Cedar Gateley and Clayton Green
  • Held at the Skate Park in Incline these camps are for skaters of all abilities.  Whether you want to learn how to skate or you want to improve your skills these camps are for you!
  • Ages 6 - 14


Mini Guard Camp

  • An introduction to aquatic safety through discovery and play both in and out of the water.
  • Ages 5 - 8


Junior Lifeguard Training Program

  • Residents of Incline, need to have beach access.
  • Provides instruction into beach safety, swimming and paddling, and encourages teamwork, safety and leadership.
  • Participation in multiple sessions encouraged by IVGID
  • Ages 9 - 14


Summer Paddleboard Camps

  • Residents of Incline, need to have beach access.
  • Participants will engage in land and water-based games and exercises that increase SUP skills/knowledge and overall fitness level.
  • Must be able to swim
  • Ages 8 - 14


Summer Volleyball Camp

  • Led by Incline High School head girls volleyball coach Tony Graeber
  • Boys and girls of all abilities are invited to have a great week of fundamentals, skills and games.
  • Ages 5th - 12th grades


Lake Tahoe Science Camp

  • Join UC Davis at the Tahoe Environmental Research Center to learn science-based information about the Lake Tahoe region.
  • There will be two offerings of this camp. The first camp will be for 3rd - 5th graders, the second one being for middle school students.


Mountain Bike Camp

  • Join Scott and Michelle Vaughan for a week-long camp of bike handling skills
  • Rider must have a mountain bike (or a rental from Village Ski Loft)
  • Ages 10 - 17


USTA Quick Start Youth Tennis Camps

  • Weekly tennis camps focus on stroke production, techniques, match play and tennis rules through specialized activities and drills.
  • Ages 6 - 12


Competitive Junior Tennis Academy

  • This high powered, intense program is designed for the athlete looking to take their game to the next level.
  • Ages 8 - 11


For more information regarding IVGID summer camps, you can find full descriptions at this link: https://www.yourtahoeplace.com/parks-recreation/programs/day-camps


Registration links for the IVGID Youth Summer Camps will be emailed on April 28th, and the link will be available on their site on May 4th. If you would like to subscribe to their email list, follow this link: https://www.yourtahoeplace.com/email-subscribe


The Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe has also released their list of summer camps available. Camps will be located at both their Kings Beach Elementary school location, and their Incline Village location. These clubs offer camps for all ages, from preschool to high school, and there is several types of camps that are being offered through the Boys and Girls Club. The weekly summer day camps operate Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm, and will serve campers breakfast, lunch, and snack.  They will also host a variety of specialty day camps for kids wanting to explore new topics that school may not cover.


Weekly Summer Camps - Kings Beach Location:


Great Futures Preschool Summer Day Camp

  • Located on the BGCNLT and Kings Beach Elementary campus will get your child’s learning experience off to a fun and exciting start.
  • Child must be 3 or older, and potty trained


Kinder Club Summer Day Camp

  • Weekly summer camp, running from June 28th - August 27th
  • Weekly themes vary and include age-appropriate activities for campers.


1st - 6th Grade Summer Camps

  • Weekly summer camp, running from June 28th - August 27th
  • Campers will be learning about a different country each week exploring the different cultures and traditions that make them unique.


Teen Center - Kings Beach Location

  •  7th-12th graders can participate in programs that focus on sports, recreation, art, technology and leadership skills.
  • Tuesday Beach days at Kings Beach State Park!
  • Field trips throughout the summer.


Teen Hike Challenge

  • Peak-a-Week hiking club.
  • Join club members every Friday for nine weeks.
  • Through this experience teen members will develop communication skills, leadership, trust, teamwork and gain lifelong friendships.


Weekly Summer Camps - Incline Village Location:

  • 1st - 5th grade
  • Campers will experience a thematic adventure, while engaging in educational fun all week long!
  • Running from June 28th - August 27th


Specialty Camps offer a variety of unique camps that offer a week-long look at a specific topic with students similar in age. At the Kings Beach location, some topics being covered are Dance & Cheer Camp, Drama Camp, Novice and Intermediate Mountain Biking, Theatre Camp, Lego Robotics, Mars Rover Robotics, Aviation, and more. These specialty camps are usually half day camps and do have limited availability.


The Incline Village location will also be running specialty camps, covering topics like Lego Robotics, Mini Movie Makers, Drama Camp, Dance & Cheer Camp, Mars Robotic Challenge, and Camp Invention.


To register for the camps, please visit the BGCNLT.org website, click summer registration. Then, set up a profile on ACTIVENET where an email is required. From there, you’ll be able to select and add which camps work best for you and your camper. Fill out the required information, and when completed, you will review your cart and pay with a credit card.


For more information regarding summer camp options with the Boys and Girls Club, you can find information at https://www.bgcnlt.org/ or read the press release here: https://irp.cdn-website.com/a339a493/files/uploaded/2021%20Summer%20Program%20Guide.pdf


If you have any questions or concerns, you can call 530-582-3760 or email info@bgcnlt.org.


About the Author Ashleigh Easley
Digital Marketing Specialist for IVCBA