2017 Summer Registration is Now Open

posted by: Derek Moore


Aquatics, Day Camps, Equestrian

For updated information, please visit tahoedonner.com/summercamps.

We're gearing up for summer and summer registration is NOW OPEN for members and it will open on March 15 for guests. From our popular day camps to equestrian horsemanship camps and aquatics swim teams and lessons, there is much to do this summer and we hope you will join us.

Day Camps

Our diverse camp programs for ages 3 to 14 are packed full of learning and exploration. We believe in challenging your kids through new and diverse outdoor experiences. Our programs focus on outdoor education and environmental awareness. Day campers will participate in various activities such as swimming, rock climbing, beach outings, hiking and exploring the Tahoe National Forest. Our staff aims to give each child a great mountain experience while providing a fun and safe learning environment. Learn more about available day camps, including program dates and pricing.

Horsemanship Camps

Our equestrian day camps are for ages 8 to 14. These are half-day, week-long riding camps for groups of four students with one instructor and one camp assistant.

UPDATE 3/2/17: Horsemanship Camp LEVEL II is completely sold out for all summer sessions. To get on the wait list for potential openings, please email equestrian manager Krystal-Rae Mecham at kmecham@tahoedonner.com. LEVEL I is still currently open.

Each student has his or her own horse for the week. Students will learn the fundamentals of horsemanship, safety and riding skills. Grooming, tacking, arena work, trail riding, bathing and a horse show on Friday are all part of the curriculum. If we experience summer thunderstorms and are unable to ride, students will have lessons in horse and tack care, horseshoeing, veterinary care and other horsemanship knowledge. Learn more about available horsemanship camps, including program dates and pricing.

Aquatics Swim Team

The Trout Creek Tiger Sharks, Tahoe Donner’s recreation swim team, is in its ninth season! Come join us for fun and fitness developing core skills in all four racing strokes. Participants must be 6 to 15 years old and able to complete the skills equivalent of a Level 5 swimmer or higher. Please note: a minimum enrollment of 5 participants per session is required. Workouts may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Enroll for four weeks in one summer and get a team swim cap! Learn more about swim team sessions, including program dates and pricing

Aquatics Group Lessons

Lessons are 30 minutes long and each session runs Monday through Friday for one week. Morning lessons are held at Trout Creek Recreation Center. To provide consistent, quality swim lessons, participants are required to attend the first lesson of any session for which they are enrolled. All participants must be registered at least one week prior to class start date. A minimum enrollment of 3 participants per session is required. Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Learn more about group levels, including program dates and pricing

Recreation Adventure Days (RAD)

Participants meet at the Rec Hut for a day of adventure! Drop off your kiddos for a day full of activities such as creek exploration, archery, nature hikes, geocaching, crafts, games and more! It will be RAD! Activities vary by day. Pre-registration strongly encouraged but drop-ins welcome. Kids are required to bring a lunch, snack and water bottle, and wear sturdy shoes and dress in layers. Learn more about RAD program dates and pricing.