Discover Acting for the Camera

Do you dream of a career as an actor on the silver screen? Join actor, director, and Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film professor, David Long, for a week long intensive learning the skills and techniques required for successful on-camera acting. The course will explore auditioning and self-taping techniques, understanding the camera, authenticity in performance, and working on a film set. We will also collaborate with other student filmmakers to produce short films and showcase that work on the big screen at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

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Participant Limit: 
12
Early Tuition: 
$685
Regular Tuition: 
$735
Late Tuition: 
$785

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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).

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Participant Limit: 
20
Early Tuition: 
$600
Regular Tuition: 
$650
Late Tuition: 
$700

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Discover Animation 1.0

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!

General Scholarships

Participant Limit: 
10
Early Tuition: 
$600
Regular Tuition: 
$650
Late Tuition: 
$700

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Discover Animation 2.0

Get ready to take your animation skills to the next level! Animation 2.0 builds on the basic approaches and concepts from our Animation 1.0 camps and classes so any high schooler who has taken Animation 1.0 with us or participated in our Big Red Summer Animation camps in past years can apply! In this camp, we will continue building on animation as a versatile and nearly limitless way to express yourself! This year we are bringing a super star to teach animation that encompasses intermediate level methods and theories including character work, and other more advanced levels of animation techniques. 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.

General Scholarships

Participant Limit: 
10
Early Tuition: 
$600
Regular Tuition: 
$650
Late Tuition: 
$700

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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.

General Scholarships

Participant Limit: 
15
Early Tuition: 
$500
Regular Tuition: 
$550
Late Tuition: 
$600

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Discover Engineering

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.

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Participant Limit: 
15
Early Tuition: 
$500
Regular Tuition: 
$550
Late Tuition: 
$600

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Discover Filmmaking

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.

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Participant Limit: 
15
Early Tuition: 
$685
Regular Tuition: 
$735
Late Tuition: 
$785

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Discover STEM

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!

General Scholarships

Participant Limit: 
14
Early Tuition: 
$550
Regular Tuition: 
$600
Late Tuition: 
$650

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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.

General Scholarships

Participant Limit: 
12
Early Tuition: 
$635
Regular Tuition: 
$685
Late Tuition: 
$735

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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.

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Participant Limit: 
55
Early Tuition: 
$425
Regular Tuition: 
$475
Late Tuition: 
$525

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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.

General Scholarships

Participant Limit: 
15
Early Tuition: 
$600
Regular Tuition: 
$650
Late Tuition: 
$700

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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.

General Scholarships

Participant Limit: 
14
Early Tuition: 
$500
Regular Tuition: 
$550
Late Tuition: 
$600

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