Discover Agriculture & Natural Resources
Food, water, energy, landscape systems, animals, and people are some of the greatest challenges facing our planet. Students will learn about these aspects in relation to the fields of agriculture and natural resources, and how they can make an impact in these essential systems. Students will be outside in the field, as restrictions allow, getting to experience first-hand the research facilities and learning opportunities that our campus offers. Agribusiness, animal science, agronomy, and fisheries, and wildlife are just a few of the topics that will be explored in this camp taught by the University of Nebraska’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR).
A truly playful way to learn animation from LA-based animators! In this animation camp, students will gain a deep understanding of how to control movement at the frame-by-frame level. Students will walk through the principles of animation using a variety of animation techniques including optical toys, flipbooks, stop-motion techniques, as well as basic digital processes. They will also watch a variety of animated films, both historical and contemporary, and talk about how they were made. Taught in collaboration with the Calibraska Arts Initiative by LA Based animators and animation students from Los Angeles, CA. Classes will be held at the new Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. No animation or drawing experience necessary, but a spirit of exploration is required!
Discover Digital Media
Do you enjoy writing? Do you want to be on the radio? Do you dream of producing videos? Do you love social media? Students attending this camp will receive intensive, hands-on training with writing, photography, videography, and other media creation methods to introduce them to the skills needed for careers in Advertising and Public Relations, Broadcasting, Journalism, and Sports Media and Communication. Students will have access to production studios and a variety of media production equipment to produce a team multimedia project. With creative storytelling at the core, experience the ever-changing world of media and communications. Spend the week learning from the media experts at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
During this one-week residential summer camp, high school students will learn to leverage the power of engineering and science to solve global grand challenges, as outlined in the report entitled 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering by the US National Academy of Engineering. This program uses a multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving while exploring the various fields of engineering such as mechanical, civil, electrical, biological systems, and more. The session will also involve field visits to various on-campus labs and facilities and possible off-campus excursions to local industry, if restrictions allow, to enrich students’ understanding of the practical relationships between classroom work and the real world. Communication and teamwork will be integral parts of the students’ camp experience. The camp will be led by faculty and staff from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, College of Engineering.
Put your summer on the big screen! This movie-making adventure will allow you to actually make a film and spend time in the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. You’ll have access to award-winning faculty and get to see how motion pictures really work! Participants are encouraged to bring their own video cameras, if available. Taught by the University of Nebraska– Lincoln, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.
Discover Sustainable Fashion
Are you interested in the fashion world? Do you also care about the environment? This adventure will allow you to navigate both pathways by transforming trash into treasure! Make a sustainable garment and put on your own fashion show. During the camp, students will learn principles of fashion design, merchandising, entrepreneurship, cultural history, and branding, and discover various career options. Students will meet faculty, students, and professionals in the fashion world and explore a range of up-to-date technologies. Ultimately, students will gain awareness about the current state of the fashion industry and sustainable practices. The camp is taught by University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design. Classes will be held in the Mary Mitchell Fashion Studio and all equipment and materials will be provided. No sewing skills or design experience is necessary. Students of any skill level are welcome and will be given different project options.
Discover Talent in Startups
Have you ever encountered a problem and thought, “Can I create something to solve this?” If yes, then you have entrepreneurial talent. During the “Talent in Startups” session, you will engage with a variety of hands-on activities working and collaborating with a team to solve an identified problem and to create a business model.
Campers will be mentored by local Lincoln entrepreneurs throughout the week, and they will work together to develop a business plan. The week will culminate with a “Shark Tank” style business pitch where students will present their final product or service for a panel of professional judges. Taught by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, College of Business and Clifton Strengths Institute.
This camp is open to youth in grades 9th-12th during the 2021-22 school year.
Come learn how you can become a world-class teacher! The Discover Teaching camp is a hands-on program that will challenge a group of future teachers to start considering how to best transform schools to meet the needs of individuals and families in the 21st Century. As our nation is becoming more diverse, technological, and creative, teachers must be more inclusive of all cultures and ideas. In this camp, we will experience the roles that identity, culture, technology, creativity, and innovation have in education. We aim to recruit students from all backgrounds so we can learn more from and about each other and expand our understanding of the future of education. Scholarship applications can be found at bigredcamps.unl.edu. Taught by the current students in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education. **Partial and Full need-based Scholarships available!
Discover Unicameral Youth Legislature
Do you want to learn what it’s like to serve as a state senator? The Unicameral Youth Legislature is a four-day legislative simulation for current high school students who take on the role of a lawmaker. Student senators sponsor bills, conduct committee hearings, debate legislation, and discover the unique process of the nation’s only unicameral. The conference is organized by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Nebraska Extension 4-H Youth Development. The Clerk of the Nebraska Legislature, through the Unicameral Information Office, serves as a technical consultant for the Unicameral Youth Legislature.
This camp is open to youth in grades 9th-12th during the 2021-22 school year.
Please complete the general scholarship application form to apply for the Greg Adams Civic Scholarship. Full registration fees will be waived for two participants selected. Those selected will receive unique discount codes to use when completing registration.
Discover Veterinary Science
Students will explore various aspects of veterinary medicine and discover what veterinarians need to know to help sick animals. Students will learn about anatomy, bacteriology, parasitology, and surgery, as well as how to give an animal a physical examination. Students will study with scientists and veterinarians and learn how animal diseases are diagnosed, treated, and prevented. Discover the exciting career of a veterinarian! Taught by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.