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Youth, Science-based School Year Camps

Nebraska 4-H camps in partnership with Douglas-Sarpy County Extension is offering a handful of science-based school-year day camps this fall. Through these experiences, youth have the opportunity to explore the natural world at Schramm State Recreation Area. The sessions are open to all youth ages 6-14. Youth do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to participate. All of the sessions will follow CDC and ACA guidelines for in-person activities, with hand sanitizer, masks, and social distancing. Sessions below are at Schramm State Recreation Area, located midway between Lincoln and Omaha.  

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Upcoming camps include:

  • Crawly Critters Jamboree on Saturday, October 10, 2020 The regular session runs from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and is $80. You can do the “Add-On Nighttime Adventure” from 5:00 – 9:00 PM for $20 extra.

Let’s pull our magnifying glasses out and discover some of Nebraska’s crawling critters! Check out some cool insects, amphibians and reptiles with us at our Crawly Critters Jamboree! We will discover some crazy creatures as we investigate the ponds, play with pollinators, visit the Schramm aquarium and drink bug juice! But that’s not all – enjoy a campfire with s’mores and let your imagination run wild with our extended nighttime adventure option! Learn about bats, owls and the stars while exploring the night with all your camp friends!

  • Icky, Sticky STEAMY held onFriday, October 16, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM for $80.

No School? No problem! Get MESSY with us on Friday! Join us for an action-packed day of fun and exciting activities! Explore science-y adventures like crawfish dissection, catapults and fishing. Join us for a forest hike and an extreme game of ga-ga! Relax and enjoy science, camp and lots of fun at the Schramm State Recreation Area!

  • Blast off with STEAM! is held Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM for $80. You can do the “Add-On Nighttime Adventure” from 5:00 – 9:00 PM for $20 extra.

Join us Saturday for an explosive day of awesomeness. Blow off STEAM with rockets, egg drop, slime and more! Have a BLAST with your friends while enjoying a day of science, engineering, outdoor adventures and lots of FUN! But that’s not all – help us explore the night with our action-packed evening adventures as we discover what makes the dark so cool! We are going to look up at the creatures of the night and the bright stars beyond. Owls, bats, stars, campfire songs and gooey s’mores. See you there!

  • Spooktacular Halloween Bash is held on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM for $80.

Grab your friends and join us for the spookiest adventure ever! The bats and owls are taking over! Bring your best costume to help scare them away. Dissect owl pellets and examine the skulls of forest creatures. Look out for the pumpkins with faces or maybe create your own! Complete a scavenger hunt around the Schramm trails for extra treats and lots of Halloween MAGIC! We’ll have a super sweet day including caramel apples and tons of camp fun!

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