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 wide variety of animation techniques including stop-motion as well as basic digital processes. We 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! Past students are always welcome to join us again!
Discover Career in Agriculture, Extension - 4-H, and Family & Consumer Sciences
Learn about the many career options through Nebraska Agriculture, Extension – 4-H, and Family & Consumer Sciences! Youth participants will be able to work with teaching, research, and outreach faculty, participate in classroom and experiential learning opportunities, and take part in a number of interactive tours, such as the UNL Food Innovation Center, Ruth Staples Child Development Lab, International Quilt Museum, and much more. 4-H youth development, leadership, communication, food science, hospitality and tourism, early childhood, human development and family science, textiles and merchandising are a few of the topics that will be explored in this camp taught by the University of Nebraska faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Nebraska Extension – 4-H, and the College of Education & Human Sciences.
Discover Fashion: Clothing Design, Sustainability, & the Future of Textiles
Are you interested in the world of apparel and fashion? Are you curious how clothing is made, or all the steps that go into getting a garment to stores? Do you care about the environment and making your clothing more sustainable? During this camp, students will be introduced to the textile industry, and learn how a piece of clothing goes from concept to closet. They will learn principles of fashion design, merchandising, entrepreneurship, clothing culture and history, and discover careers in all of these areas. Students will meet faculty, students, and professionals in the fashion world and explore a range of currently utilized 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 able to fully participate in all camp activities.
Discover Cryptography - AGAM
Have you ever wondered when you will use math in the real world? Have you ever wondered how credit card information is kept secure when shopping online? Is there a connection between those questions? There is! In this program, we will dive into the mathematics behind RSA, an encryption scheme commonly used to secure online transactions, and more. We will learn how to use math to send and decipher secret messages, hear from prestigious speakers in a variety of mathematical careers, and have tons of fun in the process!
This camp is for students entering grades 10-12. Candidates must have completed high school geometry. Special consideration is given to those entering their sophomore or junior year in the fall who have not yet taken Calculus. All are encouraged to apply, particularly students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM.
Taught by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Mathematics Department. More information about this camp is available at math.unl.edu/programs/agam.
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.
Do you enjoy playing videogames? Do you want to be a content creator? Do you dream of being an Esports pro? Do you want to learn how to build a personal computer? Students attending this camp will receive intensive, hands-on training in advanced problem-solving skills, social skills, collaboration, teamwork, managing success and failure, time management and healthy lifestyle choices centered around the growing industry of Esports. Highlighting careers in Advertising and Public Relations, Broadcasting, Journalism and Sports Media and Communication. Students will have access to production studios, cameras, microphones, consoles and computers needed for gaming and streaming. With team building at the core, experience the way to win with controllers, mouse keyboards and in life. Spend the week learning from the Esports experts at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Discover Physics of Earth
Have you ever wondered why continents move and oceans evolve? Are you curious about geological hazards such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions? Do you want to know how the Earth works? Come spend a week in this interactive Physics of Earth camp! We will learn about Earth’s layers and their role in planetary tectonics. We will discuss why the continents rift apart and break up, how new oceans form, and why lithospheric plates collide with each other. By outlining continents and mapping features of the ocean floor, we will develop our own tectonic reconstruction to move the continents through space and time! The camp will be led by faculty from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Students will explore basic concepts of plate tectonics, interpret geological and geophysical maps, and even collect their own geophysical data during a field trip, which will let them investigate different rocks and get a hands-on experience with various geophysical instruments. The ultimate camp’s goals are to trigger curiosity in geoscience and to provoke critical thinking about Earth systems and their relationship with geological hazards.
Discover Speech, Hearing & Special Education
Enjoy helping people? Interested in science? Fascinated by the English language? Join us to explore how language is developed, perceived, and produced. You'll get hands-on experience in Audiology (the study of hearing) and Speech Language Pathology (the study of language production). Come learn how language naturally develops and how to help it along when it doesn't.
Ever wonder how a robot works? Interested in solving crimes? Want to build and launch a rocket? Come and experience the wide world of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math! This interdisciplinary camp is designed to engage youth in hands-on learning through multiple colleges and departments on campus and interact with business & industry professionals. Learn about the many careers you can do when through a STEM way of thinking. Each day will include a new topic to explore!
Discover Unicameral Youth Legislature
For this camp session only
- Dates: Sunday, June 9, through Wednesday, June 12
- Eligibility: youth in grades 9 through 12
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.
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.
Discover Weather & Climate Science
Come and find out how scientists observe and forecast the weather as well as monitor the changing climate. During the week, campers will use instruments to make their own weather observations; learn how to forecast the weather; visit with National Weather Service forecasters; learn about the local weather and climate of Nebraska from tornadoes to blizzards; and, learn about storm preparedness. We will conduct experiments throughout the week inside the classroom as well as outdoors to demonstrate basic weather and climate processes. We will also explore weather and storm photography. Participants will get to meet actual scientists and learn more about weather and climate related careers. Spend the week with other students who enjoy weather and science just like you! Hosted and taught by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, Geography Program and the College of Arts and Sciences.