4-H Summer Camp

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The summer season is approaching fast! We are thrilled to invite all youth to enjoy summer camp with the Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers at our sites - Nebraska State 4-H Camp near Halsey and Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center near Gretna.

The summer programs offered at our 4-H camping locations provide all youth a place to discover, learn, and grow. Also, your child does not have to be a member of 4-H to attend. At the 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 prairie, 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.

We want youth to leave our camp better equipped to make healthy, positive, and informed decisions while creating lasting memories and experiencing camp traditions in any of our unique outdoor environments. 4-H Summer Camp and Centers offer a variety of programs that may be offered in a variety of sessions including:

  • Team Building Challenge Courses - Lows Initiatives, High Initiatives, Zip Lines
  • Shooting Sports - Archery, Air Rifles, Shot Gun, .22 Rifle, Muzzleloader
  • Aquatics - Canoeing, Fishing, Tubing, Kayaking, Tanking, Swimming
  • Nature Programing and GPS
  • Arts, Crafts, Exploration, Campfires, Games, Songs and Fun!

Through our strong affiliation with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we provide an enriching experience for all who attend. All camps meet the more than 300 standards established by the American Camp Association, ensuring well-maintained facilities, a trained and certified staff, and a quality program. Specializing in leadership development, team building, and natural resource education, our camp professionals are prepared to give your child opportunities to experience responsibility, teamwork, and leadership.

We take every precaution to create a safe learning environment for campers and staff. All staff are CPR/First Aid certified and carry first aid kits at all times.

Whether your child's interest is in tubing down the Niobrara, learning a few "bytes" about robots, or zipping down a zip line on the T.R.U.S.T. Course, Nebraska 4-H Camps provide opportunities for all! With a variety of camp lengths, interest areas, locations, and prices, 4-H Camp can meet your summer camp needs.

Summer Camp Brochure

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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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4-H Camperships

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 4-H Summer Camps.  

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