Closed for the 2017-2018 Season. See you next Winter!

Minors' Camp Child Care

The only resort licensed Child Care facility on Lake Tahoe's North shore.  License #293610610 

Go Have Fun, We'll Watch the Kids! Northstar California, consistently recognized as a top family resort, offers Minors' Camp licensed childcare and outdoor play for non-skiing children ages 2 - 6 years old.  Don't worry about your child being potty-trained because at Minor's Camp, they don't need to be. Minors' Camp will keep the little ones busy all day long with lots of fun activities, so they won't miss their parents for a second. 

For little skiers and snowboarders, explore our variety of award-winning children's learning programs for kids ages 3+ offered by the Northstar Ski + Snowboard School.

ATTN Parents:Take advantage of the free parking and shuttle running from the Minors Camp location at The Northstar Golf Course. Drop the kids off and get picked up and dropped off yourself right at the Minors' Camp location. It couldn't be easier! 

Minors' Camp Rates

  All Day Rate
  Includes lunch, snacks and all day child care from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $219
  Peak Rates  $225
  Morning Rate
  Includes AM snack and child care from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $199
  Peak Rates $205

Minors' Camp reservations are strongly recommended. Reserve online in advance, or call 530.562.2267 for more information about Minors' Camp Child Care at Northstar.

All children under the age of 3 must bring a copy of their immunization records, birth certificate or passport.

Minors' Camp Location

Minors' Camp is located at the Northstar Golf Course clubhouse with parking just steps away from the facility.

Address: 168 Basque Drive, Truckee, CA 96161

Have questions?  View our list of FAQ for Minors' Camp.


If your child has special dietary restrictions, please let us know during the online registration process and again at check-in. Please bring your own snacks and lunch, and note that Minors’ Camp is “peanut free” (so please do not send food items containing nuts).
We are only able to provide childcare for children 24 months or older. They must have had their second birthday before the first day of childcare. All children under the age of 3 must bring a copy of their immunization records, birth certificate or passport.
Visits are fine, but parents may not stay at the center for the day.
No, we do not. Your child must have his or her own weather-appropriate clothing in order to participate in outdoor activities.
Northstar Childcare asks that you carry a cell phone while your child is with us for the day. Please be sure to provide us with your phone number during check-in.
Simply inform our staff that you have reserved online and have your email confirmation handy.
Yes, of course. Please just provide us with pull-ups, diapers and wipes.
No, parents are asked to remain on Northstar’s premises while their child is at Northstar Childcare in the off-chance that their attention is needed in a timely manner.
Yes. Children enrolled in the full-day program are provided a blanket and resting mat in a quiet place. Feel free to bring any blankets, stuffed animals or the like if your child has anything special for resting.
Yes. Ski lessons for 3-4 year olds are available through the Kid's Ski & Snowboard School in the Northstar Village, but Northstar Childcare provides childcare with “snow play” only, for those who will not be skiing or snowboarding.
  • Please bring waterproof pants, a waterproof jacket, hat, mittens, sunglasses, sunscreen, an extra change of indoor clothes, and diapers/pull-ups (if your child is not toilet trained).
  • Please mark and label all of your child’s belongings.
  • Please note that Minors’ Camp is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Please bring/carry a cell phone with you while your child is in our care, so that we can contact if needed.
If needed, parents will be contacted via cell phone to pick up their child. Please note that refunds will not be given for children unable to complete their day. However, future reservations may be canceled at no charge.
If you have any further questions, please call a Northstar Childcare representative at 530.562.2278 or 800.GO.NORTH.

Please inform us of any special needs, allergies, and the like during the online registration process and again at check-in so that we can plan accordingly and provide the best care possible.

Please note: sick and contagious children will not be admitted.

Northstar Childcare is Northstar California's licensed child care provider for ages 2 - 6 years old. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Northstar Childcare has a 1-to-5 teacher-to-child ratio, allowing us to give your child proper attention and care at all times.

Check-in/drop-off for morning only or full-day is any time after 8:30 a.m.

Check-out/pick-up is any time before 12:30 p.m. for a morning only and any time before 4:30 p.m. for a full-day.

*Please note Northstar Childcare closes at 4:30 p.m. and a late fee of $20 per half-hour will be charged accordingly.


For all day program: Anytime before 4:30 p.m.

For Morning only program: Anytime before 12:30 p.m.

The center closes at 4:30 p.m. A late fee of $20 per ½ hour will be charged.
Full payment will be charged to your credit card one day prior to arrival.

Northstar Childcare is located in the Golf Course Clubhouse building, 168 Basque Road. After turning on to Northstar Drive from Hwy 267, continue straight around the roundabout towards the Village at Northstar. Follow signs to Minors' Camp and make the 1st right on Basque Road. Continue on Basque Road approximately .8 mile and make a right into the Golf Course Clubhouse parking area.

We’ve set aside parking at the facility. When registering your child, you may also purchase your lift tickets for yourself and the rest of the family and then board our shuttle, which will drop you off at the village entrance.

If enrolled in the full-day program, your child will be served a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack.

If enrolled in the morning only program, your child will be served a morning snack.