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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Preschoolers just want to have fun. And there are day camps designed just for them and their interests. Think water adventures, outdoor exploration, learning to be a Jedi and spending time with animals.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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