Youth Activities 

Through our Resident Services Program, we offer a wide variety of Youth Activity Programs for our clients. Below is a list of the programs available for all RHA clients and those exclusively for our Public Housing Residents. For more information about any of these programs, you can contact our Office at (775) 329-3630. 


Programs Available for Reno Housing Authority Residents

Reno Bike Project’s Major Taylor Program is a bicycle riding and commuting education course. RHA public housing youth have the opportunity to participate in the course in the style of a week-long camp. Participants learn about safe cycling, bike maintenance, cycling skills, the importance of nutrition and physical fitness, and the benefits of bicycle commuting. Each day youth challenge themselves and their endurance by cycling a bit further and by the end of the week, campers are experts in commuting safely throughout their communities.
RHA’s partnership with the Reno Bike Project will be continuing over future school breaks, so be sure to check our website to see what is coming up!

With the help of Sierra Nevada Journeys and The Nature Conservancy, youth from Reno Housing Authority have the opportunity to attend the summer camp located at Grizzly Creek Ranch near Portola, CA. Youth will stay at the camp for six days and five nights learning how to fish, build shelters, develop archery skills, experience hands-on environmental science, and much more. This incredible opportunity allows youth to experience the great outdoors at no cost to our families. The Helen Close Charitable Foundation generously offers a limited number of scholarships to Reno Housing Authority youth to attend the camp between June and July each summer.

Applications for Summer Camp 2021 are available NOW! Don’t wait to reach out. The limited spots are going to go quickly! Reach out to the RHA Youth Coordinator ( or 775-432-6026) ASAP to discuss availability. Click here to access the application.

School Incentive Program is an incentive program for all public housing students 1st-12th grade. The incentives are awarded based on three requirements: grades, attendance, and citizenship. Participants must meet the submission deadline to receive prizes such as: movie tickets, entrance to mini golf, gift cards, and more! Students can mail their report card to the Youth Coordinator or turn it in to the complex manager. Students will have 2 weeks from grading period to turn in report cards. Report cards not turned in on time will not be able to participate in this program.

Partnering with the Kiwanis Club, RHA sets up a day for residents to bring their bikes in for repairs. The staff of the Kiwanis club teaches the youth how to properly repair their own bikes and also provides them with bike safety equipment if needed. Only Public Housing Clients are eligible for this program.

CATCH is a free after-school cooking and nutrition program where you can get active and have fun. This program is designed for parents and children ages 5-12 years old. Classes include recipe preparation, food tasting, and a physical activity component, all of which are focused on thriving within a limited budget as well as increasing fruit and vegetable intake. The program promotes behavior changes identified by the Centers for Disease Control as being linked to childhood obesity prevention. CATCH is part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). By attending CATCH, it can help you by giving ideas on how to stretch your SNAP dollars to include tasty and healthy foods in your family’s diet!

  • Stead Manor – Mondays (March 2nd – June 1st)
  • Myra Birch – Tuesdays (March 3rd – June 2nd)
  • Hawk View – Wednesdays (March 4th – June 3rd)
  • Mineral Manor – Thursdays (March 5th – June 4th)
  • Essex Manor – Fridays March 6th – June 5th)

*There will be NO CATCH PROGRAM during WCSD Spring Break*

Sky Tavern, Bobo’s Ski & Board, and RHA are continuing a partnership to offer Public Housing and Section 8 residents the opportunity to enjoy the Sierra Nevada mountains during the winter at no cost. Sky Tavern has openings for children and families who are interested in skiing or snowboarding (ages 4 and older – including adults). Bus transportation is available.

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE NOW FOR THE 2021 SEASON! Reach out to RHA Youth Coordinator, Cori Fisher, at or 775-432-6026. Spots are limited so be sure to reach out TODAY!

Click here for the flyer with more information.

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. In addition, with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

The Reno Housing Authority has partnered with the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada to provide a location in each community for the program to be held. For more information click here.

Click here for the RHA Girl Scout meeting schedule effective Monday, January 20th, 2020.

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness. For more than 100 years, Boy Scouts of America has helped build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.

The Reno Housing Authority has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to provide a location in each community for the program to be held. For more information click here.