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   Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center
   402-332-4496
   4hcampea@unl.edu

   State 4-H Camp
   308-533-2224
   ccox5@unl.edu

   Destination Camps
   402-472-2846
   4hcampsc@unl.edu

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2015 Summer Camp Schedules Coming Soon

 

Day Camp Sessions (Ages 5-8)

Explorer Sessions (Ages 8-11)

Discovery Sessions (Ages 11-15)

 

Day Camp Sessions

 

Culinary Creations

Early Bird (Before April 15): $55; Standard: $60
Session 402, Saturday, July 18 - State I

 

Are you ready to get creative in the kitchen?  Join us for making, baking, and creating some fun foods you can recreate at home!  We'll also take a ride on the zip line and the camp waterslide. Lastly, no day would be complete without creating your own custom cupcake!

 

Summer Fun 101

Early Bird: $40; Standard: $45
Session 401, Saturday June 20 - State

It's your turn to experience the awesomeness of summer camp! Join us for an introductory camp that is just for you.  You will be river stomping with the staff, playing "Capture the Flag" and cruising down the zip line and waterslide. Before you go, you will be able to sing and dance around the campfire. You won't want to miss out on the fun!

Wet N' Wild Day Camp

Early Bird (Before April 15): $40; Standard: $45
Session 501, Saturday, June 6 – Eastern – I
Session 502, Saturday July 18 – Eastern – II


This camp is a chance for younger campers to see the best camp has to offer. The day will start "wild" as a wildlife expert will bring live animals to camp. In the afternoon you will do some fishing and canoeing at the Schramm State Park.  make sure you bring a swimsuit because the day will end with a water party and trips down the enormous water slide.

Parents are invited to join our enthusiastic University of Nebraska - Lincoln Master Gardeners for an instructional tour of our gardens and arboretum after you have checked your child in for their day camp session.

 

Explorer Camp Sessions

 

Tank & Tube the Loup

Early Bird: $205; Standard: $225
Session 404, June 3-6 – State

Cattle tanks just aren't for the cows!  This trip down the Middle Loup River in an eight foot cattle tank will take you on the summer adventure you will be talking about all year.  We will stomp in the creek and end the day with an unforgettable campfire before we settle down in tents under the stars for the night.  Cooking breakfast over the fire before heading back to camp to take a ride down the zip line or sail across the high wires will keep us busy.  Not enough?  Cool off while tubing down the river during the hot afternoon and zoom down our waterslide.

 

Sandhillz Sampler

Early Bird: $200; Standard: $220
Session 406, June 28-July 1 - State

Sample the best of what State 4-H Camp has to offer!  Plan your customized camp schedule from a list of many possibilities, including canoeing, tubing, kayaking, paddle boarding, rappelling, climbing, fishing, arts, and shooting sports.  Be ready to sing camp songs, play games, and get muddy playing Gau-Gau.  Nights will be filled with skits, evening parties, outdoor movies and campfires with s'mores.  You have the freedom to choose what activities you want to do!  This camp is truly what you make it!

 

Crazy Camp Challenges

Early Bird: $220; Standard: $240
Session 408, July 23-26 - State

Do you have the competitive edge?  How does four days of zany and fun challenges with wacky prizes sound?  Will you be the one that gets slimed?  Polish your silly talents and be ready for anything during this crazy session. During "half-time" we'll
take a relaxing float down the river, cruise down the zip line and more. If you're interested in outrageous fun, this this camp is for you!

 

Ultimate Girls Rock

Early Bird: $220; Standard: $240
Session 407, July 26-29 - State

Join the girls for a slumber party at camp. Talk about a camp that will rock! We'll experience outdoor adventure in style! How will we ever get that hairdo to last in a trip down the river or a ride down the zip line? (No hints!) There will be outdoor movies on the big screen around the campfire one night with star gazing and, of course, our famous dress-up slumber party. It's always a camp full of surprises!

 

Zoo Bound

Early Bird: $230; Standard: $255
Session 504, June 9-11 – Eastern – I

Session 510, July 7-9 – Eastern – II

We're not "lion" when we say this is the best camp ever!  You'll spend a night at the Henry Doorly Zoo and go on two "tortoisly"awesome guided tours to check out all the animals.  Back at camp, our zip line will "giraffe" you crazy and our giant water slide will get your "seal" of approval!  You "otter" sign up today!

 

Aquatic Blast
Early Bird: $455; Standard: $500
Session 509, July 5-11 – Eastern – I
Early Bird: $305; Standard: $353
Session 517, August 2-6 – Eastern – II

We know that summer can get too hot, so come make a splash at Aquatic Blast!  Dive right into fun at our own private water party at Mahoney State Water Park where there is a stellar wave pool and huge slides!  You're "shore" to love swimming and building sand castles at Louisville State Park.  Back at camp, be prepared to jump right into playing water-based games all week and even zoom down our very own, huge waterslide!  How much fun can YOU have at camp?  Guess you'll just have to "wade" and "sea"!

 

Aquatic Blast Mini
Early Bird: $220; Standard: $240
Session 508, July 5-8 – Eastern

This is the perfect session for those campers who can't spend a full week at camp but still want to experience all the best water activities we have to offer. You'll do all the same activities the full length Aquatic Blast does, but we'll have you home in half the time.
 

Sky's the Limit I
Early Bird: $220; Standard: $240
Session 512, July 12-15 – Eastern

Calling all space cadets!  This camp is for those who love all things aerospace.  You will be spending a night at the Strategic Air and Space Museum and go on a personal, interactive tour where you can actually touch all of the air and spacecraft!  Participate in other cool activities like building and launching your very own rocket and gazing through telescopes at the night sky.  Don't forget about all the traditional camp activities like zip lining, fishing, canoeing, the giant waterslide, and so much more!  So reach for the stars, after all, the sky is the limit and sign up today!
 

Summer Fun
Early Bird: $200; Standard: $220
Session 403, May 31-June 3 – State – I
Session 405, June 17-20 - State - II

Early Bird: $280; Standard: $310
Session 503, June 7-11 – Eastern – I
Early Bird: $350; Standard: $385
Session 507, June 28-July 3 – Eastern – II
Early Bird: $420; Standard: $460

Session 514, July 26-August 1 – Eastern – III
Early Bird: $280; Standard: $310
Session 516, August 2-6 - Eastern - IV

Early Bird: $180; Standard: $200
Session 601, June 2-4 – Destination 4-H Camps (Hosted at Camp Comeca)

Don't get the summertime blues!  Come to camp and have a blast!  Discover what camp is all about.  You'll get to experience fishing, canoeing, archery, riflery, swimming, crafts, the T.R.U,S.T, course, campfires, and so much more!  If you 're new to camp or looking for a great time, this is the session for you!  Be ready to be a kid, be a little goofy, and be a camper.  It's EVERYTHING camp's all about!

 

Summer Fun Mini

Early Bird: $205; Standard: $225
Session 506, June 28-July 1 - Eastern - II
Session 513, July 26-29 - Eastern - III-A
Session 515, July 29-August 1 - Eastern - III-B

This session is perfect for first-time campers or for those with a busy summer schedule.  You get to experience everything we have to offer at camp and have all the fun that the full-length Summer Fun has but we get you home before your parents even notice you're gone!

 

Creativity Camp

Early Bird: $285; Standard: $315
Session 505, June 15-19 - Eastern

Campers will get a chance to learn acting, dancing, music, photography, and explore the world of creative arts!  You will also get all of the camp experiences when you zip down the zip line or slide down our gigantic waterslide!  This brand new camp will have lots of opportunities to show off your creative side!  Come join us for a week to be inspired!

 

 


 

Discovery Camp Sessions

 

Tank & Tube the Loup

Early Bird: $205; Standard: $225
Session 410, June 3-6 - State

Cattle tanks just aren't for the cows! This trip down the Middle Loup River in an eight foot cattle tank will take you on the summer adventure you will be talking about all year. We will stomp in the creek and end the day with an unforgettable campfire before we settle down in tents under the stars for the night. Cooking breakfast over the fire before heading back to camp to take a ride down the zip line or sailing across the high wires will keep us busy. Not enough? Cool off while tubing down the river during the hot afternoon and zoom down our waterslide.

 

River Adventures

Early Bird: $305; Standard: $335
Session 411, June 8-12 - State

You are invited to come on a trip down the Middle Loup River. We will be traveling in kayaks and canoes on a two-day trip. Experience everything camping has to offer – from sleeping in tents to cooking our meals on the river bank. We will complete our journey back at the Nebraska National Forest, but the adventures won't end there. You will sail down our zip line and take on the challenge of the T.R.U.S.T. course too. Don't miss out on this river adventure.

 

Outdoor Skills - Top Shot

Early Bird: $340; Standard: $375
Session 412 June 14-19 - State

Are you ready for it?  Co-sponsored with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission this camp will help you become a good marksman.  You will receive instructions right here at camp from experts in shotguns, rifles, muzzle loading, archery, fishing, hunting, canoeing, trapping, and more.  You will also be able to sign up for our Top Shot challenges.  As challenges get harder in each division you might find yourself squaring off with your teammate to stay in the challenge.  Along with all of the outdoor fun, you will experience the many activities camp has to offer.  Shoot to keep these days open for camp.

 

Outback Halsey

Early Bird: $310; Standard: $340
Session 414, June 22-26 – State

You will survive and have a blast doing it.  You will be roughing it at the Calamus Reservoir for a night where we will camp in tents, cook over the open fire and learn how to live off the land.  Teams will be put to the test as they compete for prizes, accept challenges and more.  Back at camp be ready for adventure on the the 400 foot zip line, high wires, and the giant waterslide.  Will you be a survivor and join us at camp?

 

Sandhillz Sampler

Early Bird: $285; Standard: $315
Session 415, June 28-July2 – State

Sample the best of what State 4-H Camp has to offer! Plan your customized afternoon camp schedule from a list of many possibilities, including canoeing, tubing, kayaking, paddle boarding, rappelling, climbing, fishing, arts, and shooting sports. Be ready to sing camp songs, play camp games, and get muddy playing Gau-Gau. Nights will be filled with skits, evening parties, outdoor movies, and campfires with s'mores.  You have the freedom to choose what activities you want to do!  This camp is truly what you make it!

 

Crazy Camp Challenges

Early Bird: $270; Standard: $300
Session 416, July 5-9 - State

Do you have the competitive edge? How does four days of zany and fun challenges with wacky prizes sound? Will you be the one that gets slimed?  Polish your silly talents and be ready for anything during this crazy session. During "half-time" we'll take a relaxing float down the river, cruise down the zip line and more. If you're interested in outrageous fun, this this camp is for you!

 

Niobrara Kayaking & Tubing

Early Bird: $270; Standard: $300
Session 417, July 7-11 – State

Here is the SUMMER adventure you are looking for.  Experience the adventure of kayaking & tubing down the beautiful Niobrara River.  Don't forget the camera.  The scenery is something you won't want to miss.  We'll spend two nights camping under the stars at Smith Falls.  We will play in Nebaraska's largest waterfall in the mornings and sing and dance at the campfires at night; this won't be a trip you will soon forget.  Don't let this memory maker pass you by.
 

Outpost Camp

Early Bird: $205; Standard: $225
Session 519, June 10-13 - Eastern - I
Session 533, July 29-Aug 1 – Eastern - II

This camp is for the toughest of the tough who have a passion for the outdoors.  Camping outside and cooking meals over an open fire that you help build are just a few of the cool outdoor-based activities you will enjoy.  Every day will be jam-packed with fun camp activities like fishing, canoeing, T.R.U.S.T. course, and the waterslide, just to name a few!  So if you think you're tough enough, come rough it with us at Outpost Camp.

 

Boldly Bound

Early Bird: $360; Standard: $395
Session 520, June 14-19 – Eastern

Daredevils wanted!  This camp is for the brave adventurers out there.  Discover our Odyssey Course, which has eight high ropes team events.  Test your limits at the UNL Outdoor Adventures Challenge course, just outside of Lincoln.  There, you can scale a 50-foot Alpine Tower, free fall from the 30-foot Giant Swing, or participate in many other high ropes challenges.  We'll end our daring trip with a stop at the UNL Dairy Store to get some of the best ice cream in town!  When you get back to camp you'll realize the adventure is far from over as you whiz down the zip line, conquer the high wires, master the rock wall and repel down the tower.  When your nerves are at their limit, you can hang out with your new friends swimming at Louisville State Park.  Are you bold enough for Boldly Bound?

 

Creativity Camp

Early Bird: $285; Standard: $315
Session 521, June 15-19 - Eastern

Campers will get a chance to learn acting, dancing, music, photography, and explore the world of creative arts! You will also get all of the camp experiences when you zip down the zip line or slide down our gigantic waterslide! This brand new camp will have lots of opportunities to show off your creative side! Come join us for a week to be inspired!

 

Extreme Robotics/GPS/GIS – Year 1.0

Early Bird: $100; Standard: $110
Session 521, June 29-July 3 – Eastern

This extreme session incorporates hands-on and self-guided learning in conjunction with 4-H SET GEAR-Tech-21 Curriculum and robotics program. The camp experience includes LEGO MindstormsTM NXT robotics and activities to gain knowledge of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Build and program a robot and learn how to operate a handheld GPS receiver for navigation and map making. You will also get to experience all kinds of fun camp activities including: the waterslide, shooting sports, zip lines, and campfires.

 

Aquatic Blast

Early Bird: $455; Standard: $500
Session 526, July 5-11 – Eastern – I
Early Bird: $305; Standard: $335
Session 535, August 2-6 – Eastern – II

We know that summer can get too hot, some come make a splash at Aquatic Blast! Dive right into fun at our own private water party at Mahoney State Water Park where there is a stellar wave pool and huge slides! You're "shore" to love swimming and building sand castles at Louisville State Park. Back at camp, be prepared to jump right into playing water-based games all week and even zoom down our very own, huge waterslide! How much fun can YOU have at camp? Guess you'll just have to "wade" and "sea"!

 

Aquatic Blast Mini

Early Bird: $220; Standard: $240
Session 525, July 5-8 - Eastern - I
Session 527, July 8-11 - Eastern - II

This is the perfect session for those campers who can't spend a full week at camp but still want to experience all the best water activities we have to offer. You'll do the same activities that you would at the full length Aquatic Blast, but we'll have you home in half the time.

 

Sky's The Limit II

Early Bird: $365; Standard: $400
Session 528, July 12-17 – Eastern

Calling all space cadets!  This camp is for those who love all things aerospace.  You will be staying a night at the Strategic Air and Space Museum and go on a personal, interactive tour where you can actually touch all of the air and spacecraft!  Participate in other cool activities like building and launching your very own rocket and gazing through telescopes at the night sky.  Don't forget about all the traditional camp activities like zip lining, fishing, canoeing, the giant waterslide, and so much more!  So come discover with us, after all, the sky is the limit!

 

Outdoor Skills

Early Bird: $355; Standard: $390
Session 529, July 12-17 – Eastern

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced outdoors person, you'll have a blast at Outdoor Skills.  Cosponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, this camp helps those passionate about the outdoors build and improve your skills.  We will travel to the Platte River State Park where experts will teach you about shotguns, rifles, muzzle loading, archery, fishing, hunting, canoeing, camping, trapping, and more! This will be alongside all your favorite camp activities like infiltration, creek stomping, zip lining, and much more! So sign up today, sharp shooter!
 

Shooting Skills

Early Bird: $220; Standard: $240
Session 602 July 7-10 – Destination 4-H Camps (Hosted at Camp Comeca)

In partnership with Nebraska Game and Parks, this camp is for anyone wanting to practice, improve, and excel in shooting sports. Trained instructors will provide technical assistance and education in the following areas: muzzle loader, bow and arrow, shotgun, .22 rifle, air rifle, hunting skills, and environmental awareness. Campers who successfully complete this camp will graduate with their Hunter Safety Education certificate administered by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Take advantage of this great opportunity.
 

Summer Fun

Early Bird: $200; Standard: $220
Session 409, May 31-June 3 - State - I
Session 413, June 17-20 - State - II

 

Early Bird: $280; Standard: $310
Session 518, June 7-11 – Eastern – I
Session 534, August 2-6 - Eastern - IV
Early Bird: $350; Standard: $385
Session 523, June 28-July 3 – Eastern – II
Early Bird: $420; Standard: $460
Session 531, July 26-August 1 - Eastern - III

Don't get the summertime blues! Come to camp and have a blast! Discover what camp is all about. You'll get to experience fishing, canoeing, archery, riflery, swimming, crafts, the T.R.U,S.T, course, campfires, and so much more! If you're new to camp or looking for a great time, this is the session for you! Be ready to be a kid, be a little goofy, and be a camper. It's EVERYTHING camp's all about!

 

Summer Fun Mini

Early Bird: $205; Standard: $225
Session 522, June 28-July 1 - Eastern - II
Session 530, July 26-29 - Eastern - III-A
Session 532, July 29-August 1 - Eastern - III-B

This session is perfect for first-time campers or for those with a busy summer schedule. You get to experience everything we have to offer at camp and have all the fun that the full-length Summer Fun has but get you home before your parents even
notice you're gone!