Nature Center Camps

The Pioneers Park Nature Center day camp programs are designed to inspire curiosity and build understanding of others and of their surroundings through guidance of caring staff, featuring the outdoors, and natural wonder. Pioneers Park Nature Center offers summer day camp programming for ages 3-17 as well as day camps for elementary age children during fall, winter, and spring breaks.

 Contact the Nature Center for current dates and pricing, 402-441-7895.

Registration is not complete until enrollment, waiver forms, and payment/deposit are received. Scholarships are available.

Discovery Camp

Two campers show off their masks.

Ages: 3-6 year-olds 

A half-day camp for young children to learn about the world around them. Activities are planned around each nature-based weekly themes. 
Come prepared to be outdoors, get dirty, and have fun. 

Sessions are offered in June and July.

Each session is held Monday - Friday; 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Explorers Camp

Ages: 6-13 year-olds
Nature Center campers explore the ecosystem they walk on.

Explorers summer day camp participants will be outside the majority of each day and will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and an extra change of clothes and closed-toe shoes daily. Camp activities include: hikes, nature exploration, creeking and pond investigations, archery, fishing, yoga, arts and crafts, and more. Off-site (field trip) experiences and guest presenters are also planned throughout the summer. Details and other important information about the program and specific weekly activities will be sent out to registered participants prior to camp. Additional day camps are held throughout the year during school breaks; including spring and fall breaks. Dates vary.

Summer day camps are held June-August, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Extended hours for early drop-off and late pick-up are available.

Navigators Camp

Ages: 14-17 year-oldsA young Nature Center camper shows the small fish they caught. The fish is about the same size as the campers hand.

The Navigators camp immerses youth ages 14-17 in outdoor learning and leadership building experiences. The Navigators camp experience includes outdoor recreation activities and nature exploration including, canoeing, archery, fishing, hiking, and creeking. Participants will also have opportunity to explore and learn about various habitats, native and invasive species, and build on their understanding of conservation and environmental issues. Guest presenters are also incorporated into the Navigators' experience. Participants will be outside the majority of each day and will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and an extra change of clothes and closed-toe shoes daily. Details and other important information about the program will be sent out prior to camp. 

Navigator participants may have additional opportunities for involvement throughout the summer.

 

Nature Camp Program Information

Nature Day Camp Program Guide(PDF, 2MB)