4-H Summer Camp

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Welcome to Nebraska 4-H Summer Camps! The summer programs offered at both of our 4-H camping locations provide all youth a place to discover, learn, and grow. Your child does not have to be a member of 4-H to attend. At Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers, we believe strongly in promoting the mission of Nebraska 4-H, which encourages all young people to reach their full potential, by working and learning in partnership with caring adults. Amidst the beauty of the Nebraska National Forest and Schramm State Park and beyond, we are able to do what we do best: provide a life-changing summer camp experience for all youth! 4-H is education for life and focuses on helping young people explore the science in their everyday lives, grow leadership and citizenship skills, explore future career opportunities, and make healthier decisions.

The Nebraska 4-H Camps are American Camp Association (ACA) accredited, meaning that we care enough to undergo a thorough review of over 300 standards related to operations, staffing, and emergency management. We recruit an experienced and caring staff that receives training in first-aid/CPR, water safety, camping skills, and positive youth development. As directors, we share more than 50 years of combined experience in working with youth and continue to be leaders among our peers in the youth development field. Campers’ safety, security, health, and growth are our primary concerns. Nebraska 4-H Camps’ unparalleled, experienced leadership provides a well-supervised and supportive environment. We believe there is no better investment than your child attending camp! No matter which 4-H Camp your child goes to, camp is a great place to meet new friends, try something for the first time, and to build cherished memories to last a lifetime! 

To explore the camp session offered this year, download our camp brochure or browse the 4-H Summer Camp scheduleby clicking the button below!

4-H Summer Camp Schedule

REGISTER

How would you like to register? We accept both online and mail-in registrations. Act quickly to receive an Early Bird DISCOUNT and save 10% when you register by April 15!

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Prepare for Summer Camp

Summer Camp sessions are coming up quickly. Find everything you need to know about Summer Camp, including the Nebraska 4-H Participant Code of Conduct, essential items to bring to camp, 4-H Summer Camp policies, and more!

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Summer Camp Employment

4-H Summer Camp utilizes young adults as role models and guides for youth who attend camp. Each year, all 3 sites hire staff and recurit volunteers to aid in summer camp programming, supervision and volunteers. Starting at age 15 and older, camp offers outstanding opportunities for young adults to learn leadership skills, work with youth in outdoor settings, gain valuable experience for future careers, and make lasting memories.

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CAMPERSHIP FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

We believe that every young life should be enriched by the camp experience and we want to make camp an opportunity for all youth. With the support of the Nebraska 4-H Foundation and its donors, we are able to offer a limited number of $100 Camperships to support participation of young people at the 4-H Summer Camps. Daycamps are not eligible for camperships. If you have a camper in need of such support we welcome your request. Camperships must be awarded prior to registration.

The application process for a Campership is simple. Submit a request to Lindsay Shearer via email or by mail with the following information:

  1. A request for Campership support. Please be sure to include the age and gender for each camper and the session each camper would like to attend.
  2. A brief statement from the parent of camper expressing why they would like to attend camp this summer.

Requests can be sent to lshearer2@unl.edu or mailed to Lindsay Shearer, 114 Ag Hall, Lincoln, NE 68583-0700