Summer Opportunities

STEM Camps and Classes

Omaha Area

Aim for the Stars Math and Science Camps

UNO hosts a variety of summer camps for grades 3-8. Visit their site for more information.

Camp Invention

Inspiring future innovators! Students in grades K-6th challenge their creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills in fun and exciting ways.

Omaha Zoo

The Omaha Zoo offers a variety of day camps for all ages throughout the summer.

KANEKO Kids Camp

Kids can learn about the principles of 3-D design, how architects plans for negative space, basics of robots, and what goes into creating a video game.

Nature Discovery Summer Day Camps

Fontenelle Forest welcomes your child to a summer of discovery and learning in a place where the quiet wild of nature offers unparalleled learning opportunities. Whether it’s canoeing the Great Marsh, tackling a low ropes course challenge, or building a kite, your child will bring home memories and knowledge to last a lifetime. Ages 4-14

Young Nebraska Scientist Summer Camps

Week long camps designed to provide hands-on experiences for students in 7th-8th or 9th-12th grades who want to learn about science and interact with scientists. A variety of topics are available across Nebraska.

Nebraska GenCyber Camp

Interested in Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things? Check out the Nebraska GenCyber Camp. For students entering grades 9 or 10 in Fall 2017.

Lincoln Area

Architecture & Interior Design Career Exploration

Sponsored by the UNL Department of Architecture, high school students can investigate issues surrounding design and lean more about the design professions of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design. (Lincoln, NE)

Big Red Summer Academic Camps

Held at UNL, these career exploration camps allow students in grades 9-12 to immerse themselves in a specific topic, such as movie making, fashion design, culinary arts, and many others. (Lincoln, NE)

Bright Lights

Serving elementary and middle school students in Lincoln, Bright Lights offers hands-on summer learning adventures in a variety of topics. (Lincoln, NE)

Nebraska History Museum

Sample 150 years of Nebraska statehood in 150 minutes with the Nebraska History Museum’s summer classes! (Lincoln, NE)

Specialty Camps

UNO Maverick Young Entrepreneur Bootcamp

A week dedicated to curious, self-motivated students in grades 7 – 10who are interested in experiencing entrepreneurship. Check out the website for details.

Hastings College Scholars Academy

A premier one-week summer program for gifted and talented 7th and 8th grade students, offering courses in robotics, science, immersion Spanish, and speech. This summer the scholars’ academy takes place June 25-30th (Hastings, NE)

Launch Summer Leadership Workshop

A 5-day, 4-night leadership immersion experience in Wayne, NE. All day, every day, you’ll discover new ways to become a leader and make a positive impact in your school and community. More importantly, you’ll discover a better you. TheJAM camp is for students entering grades 6-8 and the Summer Leadership Workshop is for students entering grades 9-12.2017 dates and details now available!

Junior Vet Camp

For students in grades 2-5 who have a passion for animals and veterinary medicine.

Intermediate Vet Camp

For students in grades 6-8. This camp focuses on the various aspects of veterinary and animal science.

Durham Museum

The Durham offers half-day and full-day programs for 1st-6th grades. Camps explore a variety of themes including science, art, history, and culture.

Central Honors Institute

The Central Honors Institute (CHI) is a five-day residential academic camp for middle school students who have completed the 6th or 7th grade and who have demonstrated academic accomplishments, leadership and maturity among their peers. (Columbus, NE)

Fine Arts, Music, Drama

Camp Shakespeare

Discover the magic and fun of Shakespeare with a two-week workshop learning about sword fighting, wearing costumes, and acting! Anyone ages 8 to 18. June 26-July 9th

Joslyn Summer Art Camps

Gather inspiration form artworks in the Joslyn galleries and gardens and create works of your own in the studio. Camps for kids age 4 through 12 at the Joslyn and teen camps at Creighton.

The Rose

Calling all kids who want to be actors, directors, and producers! Try a class at the Rose Theater and learn about the dramatic arts while putting on a show!

Sing Omaha Show Choir Camp

Show choir camp teaches young singers the basics of singing and dancing while learning stage presence! Grades 3-5 and 6-11.

Fine Lines

Creative writers will find a home at Fine Lines where students learn to play while developing poems, stories, essay, and discover creative corners of their minds!

The Young Americans Summer Camp

A performing arts summer camp for 4th graders through college-age! The camp includes instruction, classes, and workshops in voice, dance, comedy improvisation, songwriting, and much more! (Midlands University, Fremont, NE )

Young Writers Camp

Writing camp for young writers, grades 9-12, interested in poetry, slam poetry, fiction, science fiction, memoir, scriptwriting, songwriting, and other kinds of innovative and expressive writing. Sponsored by the Nebraska Writing Project and taking place on the UNL City Campus. (Lincoln)

Two Keys Creative Studios

Students experiment with different mediums, learn new art-making techniques and develop their own artistic style.

Outdoor Fun

YMCA Camp Platte

This camp, held at Platte River State Park, provides various options for kids 6-15 years old. Campers participate in games, sports, craft, nature activities, and more!

Summer Learning Camps Outside of Nebraska

Summer on the Brain at Belin-Blank Center

Students explore a variety of cultural and recreational activities that encourage friendships and extend learning beyond the classroom while taking challenging courses and learning from inspirational teachers. Middle school and high school residential programs at the University of Iowa.

Crow Canyon Archaeology Camp

Students age 12 to 18 dig at a real archaeological site in southwestern Colorado and learn about American Indian cultures. (Cortez, CO)