Discovery Camps

Ages 11-15

Discovery camps are designed for your middle school-age campers and are loaded with more advanced adventures! Each session features camp favorites like the waterslide, Gau-Gau, campfires, and creek stomping, and provides opportunities for campers to create lasting friendships. Your camper will learn to work as part of a team while working through the elements on the T.R.U.S.T. Course. We foster confidence, responsibility, and healthy conflict resolution, and provide campers authentic leadership opportunities. Campers discover practical relationships between science and nature, which can be applied to their real world. Our activities and trips provide a fun and safe experience for all – one that leaves campers with lasting feelings of accomplishment, pride, and a lifetime of memories! Discover MORE during these longer sessions and be a part of camp traditions with added discoveries for ALL!!

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Leaders in Training (L.I.T.)

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

*L.I.T. sessions are for youth ages 14-18.

The Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) program is specifically developed for campers to advance their leadership abilities. L.I.T.’s have opportunities to build skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork, decision making, planning, and conflict resolution. They will have opportunities to grow through our leadership experience including the T.R.U.S.T and Odyssey Courses. After completion of the L.I.T. program, successful candidates are invited and become eligible to come to be Camp Apprentices, our first step in our staff development process. (Additional sessions offered at Nebraska State 4-H Camp.)

Session Number: 
700
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
Early Fee: 
$100
Standard Fee: 
$100

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Leaders in Training (L.I.T.)

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

*L.I.T. sessions are for youth ages 14-18.

The Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) program is specifically developed for campers to advance their leadership abilities. L.I.T.’s have opportunities to build skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork, decision making, planning, and conflict resolution. They will have opportunities to grow through our leadership experience including the T.R.U.S.T and Odyssey Courses. After completion of the L.I.T. program, successful candidates are invited and become eligible to come to be Camp Apprentices, our first step in our staff development process. (Additional sessions offered at Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center.)

Session Number: 
400
Camp Location: 
Nebraska State 4-H Camp, Halsey
Date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:00am to Friday, June 2, 2017 - 3:00pm
Early Fee: 
$100
Standard Fee: 
$100

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Kool Kravings

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

Are you ready to get creative in the Kitchen? Join us for making, baking, and creating some fun foods that you can recreate at home! Not only will we spend time in the Kitchen, you will also experience activities you love at camp! End your session with a “Chopped” Challenge style competition complete with judges!

Session Number: 
722
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$280
Standard Fee: 
$310

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Radical Reactions

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

Did you ever dream of being a scientist, chemist, or even Albert Einstein? Perform science experiments and create some radical reactions! Let your imagination EXPLODE this week as we explore science!

Session Number: 
721
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$420
Standard Fee: 
$465

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Zooventures

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

Investigate animals! This week is dedicated to discovering all things furry, scaly, and feathery! Slither your way to an exciting overnight trip sleeping at the African Grasslands in the Henry Doorly Zoo!

Session Number: 
723
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$280
Standard Fee: 
$310

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Summer Fun

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

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!

Session Number: 
410
Camp Location: 
Nebraska State 4-H Camp, Halsey
Date: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 10:00am to Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Early Fee: 
$210
Standard Fee: 
$235

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Rockin' Beach Party

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

We don’t have a beach, but we still know how to throw a rockin’ beach party here at 4-H. So bring your swim suits and get ready for water balloon tosses, water relays, and MORE! OH, don’t forget about our Beach Party EXTRAVAGANZA! You don’t want to miss it!

Session Number: 
724
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 3:00pm to Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$420
Standard Fee: 
$465

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Robotic Challenge

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

This extreme session incorporates hands-on and self-guided learning in conjunction with the 4-H SET GEAR-Tech-21 curriculum and robotics program. The camp experience includes LEGO MindstormsTM NXT robotics and activities. Build and program a robot to perform challenging tasks. You will also get to experience all kinds of fun camp activities, including the waterslide, shooting sports, zip lines, and campfires.

Session Number: 
725
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 3:00pm to Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$280
Standard Fee: 
$310

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Water, Water, Everywhere

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

After such a hot summer, why not cool off?! Join us for a session of water-full activities including a trip to the Mahoney Aquatic Center!

Session Number: 
726
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 3:00pm to Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$280
Standard Fee: 
$310

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Platte River Mini Trip

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

Spend your trip “roughin’ it” out in the wilderness at Platte River State Park! Here we will be tent camping, exploring the park, cooking our own meals, fishing, and enjoying everything that summer has to offer!

Session Number: 
727
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$280
Standard Fee: 
$310

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Outback Halsey - Survivor

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

Are you ready for a week of exciting team challenges? You will survive and have a blast doing it! You will be “roughing” it at the Calamus Reservoir for a couple of nights where we will camp in tents, cook over the open fire, and learn how to live off of 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 zip line, high wires, and giant waterslide. Will you be a survivor and join us at camp?

Session Number: 
411
Camp Location: 
Nebraska State 4-H Camp, Halsey
Date: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 3:00pm to Friday, June 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Early Fee: 
$350
Standard Fee: 
$385

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Two Rivers Mini Trip

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

Spend your trip “roughin’ it” out in the wilderness at Two Rivers State Recreation Area! Here we will be tent camping, exploring the park, cooking our own meals, fishing, and enjoying everything that summer has to offer!

Session Number: 
728
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$280
Standard Fee: 
$310

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Leaders in Training (L.I.T.)

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

*L.I.T. sessions are for youth ages 14-18.

The Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) program is specifically developed for campers to advance their leadership abilities. L.I.T.’s have opportunities to build skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork, decision making, planning, and conflict resolution. They will have opportunities to grow through our leadership experience including the T.R.U.S.T and Odyssey Courses. After completion of the L.I.T. program, successful candidates are invited and become eligible to come to be Camp Apprentices, our first step in our staff development process. (Additional sessions offered at Nebraska State 4-H Camp.)

Session Number: 
701
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 3:00pm
Early Fee: 
$100
Standard Fee: 
$100

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Reach for the Top

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

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 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. Will you reach the top?

Session Number: 
729
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$420
Standard Fee: 
$465

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Artful Antics

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

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 camp will have lots of opportunities to show off your creative side! Come join us for a week to be inspired!

Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$280
Standard Fee: 
$310

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Niobrara Kayak & Tubing

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

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 Nebraska’s largest waterfall in the mornings, and sing and dance at the campfires at night. This will be a trip you won’t soon forget. Don’t let this memory maker pass you by.

Session Number: 
412
Camp Location: 
Nebraska State 4-H Camp, Halsey
Date: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 3:00pm to Friday, June 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
Early Fee: 
$350
Standard Fee: 
$385

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Imaginarium

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

Let your imagination run wild as we use the world around us to spark a creative note! Explore the natural world and experience what happens when imagination becomes reality!

Session Number: 
731
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$280
Standard Fee: 
$310

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River Adventures

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

You are invited to come on a trip down the Middle Loup River. We will be traveling in kayaks or canoes on a two day trip. Experiencing 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.

Session Number: 
413
Camp Location: 
Nebraska State 4-H Camp, Halsey
Date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
Early Fee: 
$240
Standard Fee: 
$265

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Sandhillz Sampler

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

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, 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!

Session Number: 
414
Camp Location: 
Nebraska State 4-H Camp, Halsey
Date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
Early Fee: 
$240
Standard Fee: 
$265

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Girl Power!

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

Calling all Girls! This session is for you! Prepare for a slumber party in the lodge and a night of spa refreshment. Don’t forget all the other awesome camp activities that you will get to do- zip line and waterslide, just to name a few!

Session Number: 
732
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$280
Standard Fee: 
$310

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Boy Bash!

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

What’s better than going to camp with all your buddies? This week is for the boys. Infiltration, fishing, canoeing, and the rock wall will be sure to get your blood pumping! Experience camp just for boys!

Session Number: 
733
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$280
Standard Fee: 
$310

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Leaders in Training (L.I.T.)

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

*L.I.T. sessions are for youth ages 14-18.

The Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) program is specifically developed for campers to advance their leadership abilities. L.I.T.’s have opportunities to build skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork, decision making, planning, and conflict resolution. They will have opportunities to grow through our leadership experience including the T.R.U.S.T and Odyssey Courses. After completion of the L.I.T. program, successful candidates are invited and become eligible to come to be Camp Apprentices, our first step in our staff development process. (Additional sessions offered at Nebraska State 4-H Camp.)

Session Number: 
702
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
Early Fee: 
$100
Standard Fee: 
$100

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Outdoor Skills

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced outdoors person, you’ll have a blast at Outdoor Skills. In partnership with Nebraska Game and Parks, this camp is for anyone wanting to practice, improve, and excel in shooting sports. This camp helps campers build skills relating to the outdoors. During this camp we will travel to Lincoln and explore the Outdoor Education Center and we will also visit 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!

** Campers who successfully complete this camp will graduate with their Hunter Safety Education certificate administered by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Must be at least 11 years old by end of the camp session to be eligible for Hunter’s Safety Education certification.

Session Number: 
734
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$420
Standard Fee: 
$465

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Galactic Adventures

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

Have you ever wondered what is out there? You’re not the only one! We will take a look out-of-this-world into space! To top it off, create your own rocket and take flight to the SAC Museum!

Session Number: 
735
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$280
Standard Fee: 
$310

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Big Cat Safari

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

We’re not “lion” when we say this is the best camp ever! You’ll spend a night at the Wildlife Safari Park and go on two “tortoisly” awesome guided tours to check out all the animals. Back at camp, our zipline will “giraffe” you crazy and our giant waterslide will get your “seal” of approval! You “otter” sign up today!

Session Number: 
736
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$280
Standard Fee: 
$310

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Calamus Reservoir Trip

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

This week is sure to impress as we head to Calamus Reservoir to spend our time soaking up the sun with Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center! This week will take us away from home base and experience the beauty of North-Central Nebraska. Get a chance to spend your nights by the campfire and sleeping in tents, experience watersports and campy fun during the day.

Session Number: 
415
Camp Location: 
Nebraska State 4-H Camp, Halsey
Date: 
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$480
Standard Fee: 
$525

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Calamus Reservoir Trip

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

This week is sure to impress as we head to Calamus Reservoir to spend our time soaking up the sun with Nebraska State 4-H Camp! This week we will take us away from home base and experience the beauty of North-Central Nebraska. Get a chance to spend your nights by the campfire and sleeping in tents, experience watersports and campy fun during the day.

Session Number: 
737
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00pm
Early Fee: 
$480
Standard Fee: 
$525

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Color Clash

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

1, 2, 3, 4...we want color clash! Get ready for friendly competition as the Green team and White team compete for ultimate bragging rights! Color Clash 2017 will be epic!

Session Number: 
738
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$420
Standard Fee: 
$465

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Grossology

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

Eww! Gross! Prepare for all things yuck as we get more than just our hands dirty! This session we will slime, grime, and creek stomp our way to messy perfection! (Be sure to pack extra clothes, we will be getting messy!)

Session Number: 
739
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$280
Standard Fee: 
$310

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Splashtacular

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

Water, water, and MORE WATER! Get wet and wild this week as we jump, canon ball, and splash in to the deep. Swimsuits are required everyday as each day this week will be WATER-FILLED!

Session Number: 
740
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$280
Standard Fee: 
$310

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Leaders in Training (L.I.T.)

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

*L.I.T. sessions are for youth ages 14-18.

The Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) program is specifically developed for campers to advance their leadership abilities. L.I.T.’s have opportunities to build skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork, decision making, planning, and conflict resolution. They will have opportunities to grow through our leadership experience including the T.R.U.S.T and Odyssey Courses. After completion of the L.I.T. program, successful candidates are invited and become eligible to come to be Camp Apprentices, our first step in our staff development process. (Additional sessions offered at Nebraska State 4-H Camp.)

Session Number: 
703
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 3:00pm
Early Fee: 
$100
Standard Fee: 
$100

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Outpost

Discovery Camp (ages 11-15)

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 waterslide, to name just a few! So if you think you’re tough enough, come rough it with us at Outpost Camp.

Session Number: 
741
Camp Location: 
Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center, Gretna
Date: 
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:00am
Early Fee: 
$420
Standard Fee: 
$465

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