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UNL Extension brings Summer Camping Opportunities to Youth PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 31 May 2012 13:15

Summer is here and that means it is time to sign up for summer camps. UNL Extension is offering a variety of local youth camps this summer. The camps are open to all 4-H and non 4-H youth. Why not take this opportunity and register for camp today. There a 100% guarantee you will learn something new and meet new friends!

Five- to 7-year-olds will want to be sure to attend the “Ag-citing Adventures Camp” on June 19 in Imperial at the Wesleyan Church.

This camp is filled with ag-citing information about Nebraska agriculture. Like did you know that an ear of corn averages 800 kernels in 16 rows! Campers will learn about how popcorn goes from a seed to a snack.

They will discover exactly how many things can be made from corn or soybeans and learn how there is a cow on pizza! Finally they will learn how a little seed can become a pumpkin!

The 8- to 10-year-olds won’t want to miss the “Explore the Outdoors Camp” on June 21 in Benkelman at the Fairgrounds. Campers will get up close and personal with nature in this hands-on camp about nature and the outdoors.

Campers will learn to identify wildlife, build their own bug, and discover the elements of animal’s habitats. The afternoon will be enjoyed outdoors on a trail looking for animal tracks and scat while using GPS to find our way!

Eleven- to 13-year-olds who love the outdoors will want join the “Outdoor Skills Adventure Camp” on June 25 & 26 at Lakeside Lodge on Lakeside Reservoir. Campers will learn about wildlife identification, setting up a camp site, birding, turkey hunting, outdoor safety, fishing, geocaching and much more.

At the same time they will develop problem solving techniques, make new friends, and discover the confidence to participate in outdoor activities. The main camp will run during the daytime hours. Youth do have the opportunity to camp overnight in a tent or in the lodge.

If youth plan to camp overnight, at least one responsible adult for every four youth must camp overnight with them.

For more information on registration for a summer camp, contact your local UNL Extension Office at Chase (308)882-4731, Dundy (308)423-2021, Hayes (308)286-3312, or Hitchcock (308)334-5666 or Kimberly Cook, UNL Extension Educator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All registrations due one week prior to the camp date.