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Come Out & Play

Our Summer Day Camps are all about creating memories, exploring new adventures, making friends, and celebrating being a kid.


School's out for summer and we're ready for the recreation to start. Our summer day camps are all about exploring, discovering the fun things in life. Campers will get outside (weather permitting) and be active every single day. No more just veggin' out on the couch all day long. Our camps have a wide curriculum of activities to keep campers moving and more importantly having fun.

Love the lifetime leisure activities.

Whether it's swimming, crafting, kickball, play acting, reading, or mancala, we encourage and guide our campers to explore and experience a variety of lifetime leisure activities. Every day our campers have the opportunity for choice time activities as well as lessons to establish a new skill. Special lessons are even available for certain activities like swimming (location specific).

Adventures all summer long!

Think of summer and most will think of adventures at the pool with friends and awesome adventures visiting special places and that's what we do. Campers will go to the pool at least TWICE a week (yes, that's right twice) and go on educational and (more importantly) FUN field trips to places like museums, zoos, and more. At the end of the season, all of our campers gather together for a fun filled day of friendly teambuilding and competition at the Play Day.

Youth driven play.

Free play time allows campers freedom to choose an activity from something really active to something more quiet. The youth choice time gives campers options of a few different structured stations including gardening, makers space units, crafts, basketball skills, and lets not forget about the board games too!

At Parks and Recreation camps, participants will experience:

  • Recreation and Leisure Skill Building
  • Physical Fitness Through Active Play
  • Social Development
  • Nutrition Awareness
  • Nature Interaction

Camp Locations

(click on a location for more detailed camp information)

Weeks available for registration

  • May 26-29, 2020 *4 day week rate (closed Monday, May 25)
  • June 1-5
  • June 8-12
  • June 15-19
  • June 22-26
  • June 29-July 2 *4 day week rate (closed Friday, July 3)
  • July 6-10
  • July 13-17
  • July 20-24
  • July 27-31
  • Aug 3-7 *Excluding McPhee
Online Registration


Weekly fee: $139 per 5 day week, $112 4 day week
Fees includes $13/week enrollment fee

January 22, 2020 enrollment opens

  • Complete registration form, enclose $13.00 for each of the weeks selected, and submit to your child’s payment camp location to hold their spot in camp. We accept cash, checks, credit and debit cards, and money orders.

Payment Information

  • Enrollment fee is non-refundable and is applied toward the weekly fee.
  • Need based scholarships are available (see details below.)
  • Register & pay online with credit card
  • Your balance is due according to the following schedule:
    • Enrollment fee ($13/child/week)
    • Due May 15: Weeks 1-4 (May 26-June 19)
    • Due June 15: Weeks 5-8 (June 22-July 17)
    • Due July 15: Weeks 9-11 (July 20-August 7)
    • *Late pick-up fees: A late fee of $5.00 for every 15 minutes the child remains at the program after 6:00 p.m. will be due at pick up.

Need Based Scholarships
Scholarship applications are available at all recreation centers, the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, the Playground Office and online. Applicants must provide proof of income (copy of tax return or most recent paycheck stub), size of household and statement of need. Once your application has been received, your location will make contact to discuss your request.

Title XX
All programs, except Irving & Bethany, are approved to accept Title XX, the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Child Care Subsidy Program. The purpose is to assist low income families with child care expenses. For eligibility information, call 800-383-4278 or visit

Other Summer Camps

Extreme Teens Day Camp

Summer Day Camp program for kids who have completed 6-8th grades. Scholarships available for those who qualify, Call (402) 441-7951 for info. No camp the weeks of 6/29-7/3 and 8/3-7.
Dates: May 26-July 31
Time: 10 AM-3 PM
Location: F Street Community Center, 1225 F Street, 402-441-7951
Fee: $50/wk

Junior Leader Program

We know youth benefit from having useful roles in their community and by providing service to others. Junior Leaders serve under the training and direction of our volunteer coordinator and day camp directors, and their role is to assist staff with daily operations. In return, they receive the developmental benefit of the experience and important job skills. *Applicants must complete at least 8th grade by May 24, 2017 to be eligible.
Dates: May 26-Aug 7
Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 7:30am-4:30pm
Locations: Irving, 2010 Van Dorn, (402) 441-7954 and Calvert, 4500 Stockwell, (402) 441-8480
Fee: $40/wk

Pioneers Park Nature Center Camps

Visit the Nature Camps page for more information on summer activities at the Pioneers Park Nature Center.

Adaptive Recreation Camps

Visit the Adaptive Recreation Camps page for more information on camps available for individuals with special needs.