Eastern 4-H Camp

Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center

Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center

The Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center near Gretna, Nebraska, adjacent to Schramm Park State Recreation Area on a bluff overlooking the Platte River, is one of two Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers. This natural oak/hickory forest and tall-grass prairie provide a pleasant, peaceful environment for any gathering. The Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center hosts Summer Camp, Group Team Building, Special Events, and Outdoor Education.

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Location

Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center
21520 W Highway 31
Gretna, NE 68028

402-332-4496


 

Driving Directions

From the North, East or West
Take Highway 31 South from I-80 (exit 432) 5 miles to the Center.

From the South
Follow Highway 50 North from Louisville across the Platte River. Turn left on Highway 31 and go 6 miles to the center.

Note
Our driveway is separate from the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium and Schramm Park entrances.

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Lodging

The Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center near Gretna, Nebraska, has capacity for 190 overnight guests.

  • Each modern cabin is heated, air-conditioned and has a bathroom with shower.

 

Meeting Spaces

The air-conditioned Lodge includes:

  • A large Dining Room comfortably seating 200.
  • Ample meeting space including a newly refurbished Conference Room and several smaller Break Out Rooms.
  • On-site full-service dining, providing nutritious and tasty food, available to accommodate all group sizes.


 

Amenities

  • Shooting Ranges -- Archery Range, Pellet Gun Range
  • Recreation Courts -- Basketball Court, Volleyball Court, Grass Recreation Fields
  • Nature Trails
  • Campfire Pits
  • Waterslide
  • Group Team Building Challenge Courses -- T.R.U.S.T. Course and Odyssey Course

 

Reservations

Contact Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center at 402-332-4496 to plan your event at the Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center!
 

Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center Special Events

Campership Dinner

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6 pm - 9 pm

The Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center is hosting the 40th Anniversary Dinner benefiting summer camp scholarship funds. Reservations are $40 per person. The evening starts with a social hour with hors d'oeuvres followed by a dinner sponsored by FSCN. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds of the night will benefit the Summer Camp Scholarship Fund.

Questions? Contact Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center at 402-332-4496.

 

Take a Tour

Meet the Team

The directors of the Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers share more than 50 years of combined experience in working with youth and continue to be leaders among peers in the youth development field. Each location recruits an experienced and caring staff that receives training in first-aid/CPR, water safety, camping skills, and positive youth development.

Photo of Sean Gundersen


Sean Gundersen

Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center Director

 

Sean Gundersen is the Director of the Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center. He grew up in southeast Nebraska on McKissick Island Township. Sean is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Parks Management and a Master’s Degree in Recreation Administration.

Although Sean never attended camp as a child, He found camp as a summer camp counselor in 2009 at a private camp in New Hampshire.  “Camp changed my life as a young adult. Imagine the impact that camp makes on youth!"  Sean has been actively involved in the camping industry ever since holding positions in all aspects of camping from counselor, member of the Camp Leadership, Day Camp Director, and since 2016 the Camp Director for the Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center.

What I enjoy about my work is seeing a camper find or learn something new- the spark of passion. It is my goal at camp that campers have opportunities to explore themselves in the natural environment.

Eastern 4-H Camp Advisory Board

Berta Ackerson
Jeff Ahern
Linda Allen
Lorene Bartos
Jami Biodrowski
Anne Danner
Melissa Donner
Brett Jurgens
Bill Kistler
Tony Korth
Mary Nelson
Taren Petersen
Karen Vader
John Walsh
Dayle Williamson