Reno museum partnering with Project:Camp to set up day camp for Dixie and Caldor children

The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) in Reno is partnering with a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization to offer a pop-up day camp Sept. 1–3 to support children and their families impacted by the Dixie and Caldor fires.

Project:Camp empowers families and communities to care for children during and after disasters by providing resources and training to create trauma-informed spaces for kids while they work to help their families recover from disaster including navigating government services, connecting with services for debris removal and more.

“The work Project:Camp does to help children weather the hardships of natural disasters is inspiring and we are excited to be able to partner with them to help our community through this difficult time,” said Mat Sinclair, President/CEO of The Discovery.

The pop-up day camp will run from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will provide kids with a full day of activities, as well as provided snacks and lunch. Participation is free and parents can register their children online.

Project:Camp is also looking for local volunteers to help staff the pop-up day camp. Volunteers must have COVID-19 vaccination, complete a background check and attend a two-hour orientation. Those interested in becoming a volunteer can email [email protected] or fill out an application here.

For more information on Project:Camp visit or their Facebook page. For more information on The Discovery visit