Summer camp opportunities in Nebraska and western Iowa abound for kids of all ages. This special section highlights the variety by campers' ages and/or talents and interests. Make yourself comfortable and start exploring this section for that perfect summer adventure for the kids – or kids – in your life. Grandparents, take a look, too!
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Animal lovers unite each summer at Camp Kindness, where the Nebraska Humane Society teaches kids how to be responsible pet owners.
You’ve heard of the dog days of summer. These camps also cover cats, horses, rabbits and other animals. The camps are perfect for the critter-loving kid who wants to keep every stray, the child with an interest in animal medicine, the horse-crazy child and the kid who wants a more unique pet than a cat, dog or goldfish.
At Fontenelle Forest’s summer camps, imaginations run wild, and campers spend their days immersed in nature and everything it has to offer.
Astronauts, extreme sports athletes and explorers all started as adventuresome kids. From sleeping under the stars to scuba diving to surviving zombies, these camps stretch the limits of childhood adventures.
Summer camps at Omaha’s Joslyn Art Museum take arts and crafts to a new level with beginning and advanced classes on printmaking, sculpting an…
Whether you have a veritable Vermeer or just a kid who loves to doodle, these summer camps let young artists explore their creativity through a wide range of mediums and processes. Just make sure to clear space on the front of your fridge for all the new, great art you’ll want to give pride of place.
Canoeing, hiking and hanging out with bunkmates in your cabin. Sometimes kids just want to take part in traditional camp activities, the kind their parents and even grandparents enjoyed in their youth. After all, telling scary ghost stories around a roaring campfire is almost a rite of passage. Here’s where your youngsters can experience it.
Medical concerns sometimes translate into no summer camp experience for kids. These programs combine traditional summer activities with medical education and care to assure that these special kids have a real camp experience.
Kids learn how to take center stage and command an audience in camps that focus on music, dance and acting. Whether they’re tuning an instrument, working on emoting or flashing jazz hands, they’ll develop the confidence they need to put their best faces forward.
If your child lives a life of the mind and is brimming with intellectual curiosity, these camps will get — and keep — him or her thinking all summer long.