After School Clubs

Blacksmithing, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, STEM & More

Fall Clubs

Fall clubs at TEA offer experiences for everyone. Our mountain bike club utilizes the vast network of trails in and around our campus. The STEM Robotics Club challenges students to become technological problem solvers. The Lacrosse Skills Clinic Series gives participants to trail like a college athlete. And our popular Spanish Club blends an introduction to Espanol with fun and play. Que bien!

Mountain Biking



Mountain Biking


Lacrosse | Lacrosse Skills Clinic Series

Did you know that 80% of women’s and men’s college lacrosse practices are dedicated to fundamental lacrosse stickwork During the fall months, train like a collegiate athlete with former collegiate, professional and international lacrosse players, Taylor Simmers and Eric Martin @ the Lacrosse Skills Clinic Series. In this six-session series participants will learn to:

– Pass and Catch with a Purpose
– Shoot on the Run, Step Down and Quick Stick
– Off Ball Cut and Fade
– Dodge and Create
– And More!

Experience Level & Grade: Workouts are designed for 4th to 8th-grade boys and girls with one year or more of lacrosse experience. To maximize training, participants will be divided by age and ability.

Where: Alder Creek Middle School Turf Field @ 10931 Alder Dr, Truckee, CA 96161
When: Thursdays from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Space: Limited to 25 players to maximize learning and conditioning.
Price: $125.00
Lead Coaches: Taylor Simmers – As a recruited athlete at Princeton University, Taylor won two National Championships in lacrosse and earned NCAA All-American, NCAA Scholar All-American and Ivy-League honors. He has played lacrosse professionally for the Philadelphia Wings in the NLL and the San Francisco Dragons in the MLL, served as an Asst. Coach at Princeton University with Bill Tierney and David Metzbower and has directed numerous lacrosse camps throughout the West since moving to San Francisco in 1999 to become the Varsity Lacrosse Coach at the Branson School in Ross, CA.

-Eric Martin graduated from Salisbury University in 2004 with a BS in Business Marketing. Eric had a standout collegiate lacrosse career — winning two National Championships. He was named the 2003 & 2004 National Defenseman of the Year and the 2004 National Player of the Year. Post college, Eric enjoyed a decade long professional lacrosse career in the National Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse, earning All-Star accolades in both leagues, and was a multi-time All-Pro recipient in the MLL. In 2010 he won the FIL World Championship in Manchester, England as a member of the US Men’s National Team. That same year, Eric won a professional championship with the Washington Stealth. In 2014, he was inducted into the Salisbury University Athletics Hall of Fame.

Spanish | 2018 Fall Spring Spanish Club

Spanish Club with acclaimed language teacher, Victor Zevallos. In this six week offering, students will learn the cultural concepts of gender, agreement, verbs, and sentence structure through reading, writing, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Students will gain confidence and increasing proficiency in reading, writing and speaking Spanish.

Instructor: Victor Zevallos is a native of Pisco, Perú. Victor moved to Truckee in 2009, where he runs Anything Spanish thru the Truckee Rec Center and many local schools. His teaching methods work for students of all levels and ages. Victor taught Spanish Club throughout the 2017-18 school year as well.

Who: Kindergarten – 3rd graders.
Experience Level: Designed for beginner to intermediate Spanish students.
Where: Tahoe Expedition Academy Base Camp located at 9765 Schaffer Mill Rd. Truckee, CA 96161.
When: Six Wednesdays from 3:15pm to 4:15pm. September 12, 19 and 26. October 10, 17 and 24. Please sign your child out with Victor.
Limits: This club is limited to 12 participants.
Cost: $135 per student, per 6 week course (includes all materials).


Mountain Biking | 2018 Fall MTB CLUB

Bikers will navigate the single-track trails of the Tahoe Basin and Truckee with knowledgeable, experienced TEA faculty and other skilled coaches. Riders will learn shifting and pedaling best practices, proper body positioning, how to climb / descend technical terrain and much more..

Instructor: Mike Wyreman, Skye Allsop and Eric Wolff
When: Mondays – depart from TEA Campus at 3:15pm. Rides typically end by ~5pm, varies by ride location.
Space: 14 student bikers.
Who: Girls and boys, 1st – 6th graders, beginner to intermediate riders. Beginner bikers are those without club experience. Riders will be split by age and experience into two rider groups. 1st graders should be accompanied by a parent.
Location: Depart from Tahoe Expedition Academy Base Camp located at 9765 Schaffer Mill Rd. Truckee, CA 96161 for nearby rides at the Truckee Bike Park, Emigrant Trail, Tahoe Donner, Prosser and the like.
Price: $100


Robotics | 2018 Fall STEM Robotics

Students will learn the fundamentals of robot design and programming, using the VEX IQ Platform. The VEX IQ Platform is endorsed and supported in schools across the nation by NASA.

This program will be differentiated to engage learners of all levels, from those building their first robot to students who have already mastered the fundamentals and are looking for a design challenge. Return campers will dive deep into Vex programming, while first-timers will create remote-controlled bots to complete functional tasks and challenges.

Instructor: Max Loughan of Loughan Labs, Tahoe Summer Camps STEM Robotics offerings. Max is a TEA High School student too!
When: Six total Thursday classes from 3:15pm to 4:30pm. October 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8 and 15.
Where: Tahoe Expedition Academy Campus located at 9765 Schaffer Mill Rd. Truckee, CA 96161.
Who: 9 years old – 12 years old.
Cost: $135.00
Space: Limited to 12 participants.