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January 24, 2017
For More Information Contact:
Dorothy Skorupa, Parks and Recreation, 402-441-7959
Jamie Kelley, Pioneers Park Nature Center, 402-441-7895

Registration Now Open for Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

The Parks and Recreation Department invites families to register now for the FUNdamental Healthy Me summer day camps and Pioneers Park Nature Center camps.

FUNdamental Healthy Me camps begin Tuesday, May 30 and run through Friday, August 11. Summer camps are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and cost $136 per child, per week. Elementary and middle school-age children may be registered for the entire summer or on a week-to-week basis. Register online at (keyword: summer day camp) or contact the camp location.

Activities will focus on health, nutrition and fitness and will include swimming, archery, tennis, canoeing, gardening, nature walks, field trips to museums and zoos and yoga lessons provided by certified instructors. Participants also will be introduced to the sport of Pickleball. FUNdamental Healthy Me camps are offered at these locations:

Scholarships are available to these camps for those who meet income guidelines. Scholarship applications are available at all recreation centers; the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 2740 "A" Street; the Playground Office, 1225 "F" St.; and at (keyword: scholarship). As part of the Summer Food Program, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department will serve breakfast and lunch at all locations except Bethany and Irving.

Nature camps offered through the Pioneers Park Nature Center (PPNC) begin Monday, March 13 and run through Thursday, July 20. Camps are open to children ages three to 17 and focus on enjoying and learning about nature while exploring the outdoors. Registration forms are available at (keywords: nature camps). Four nature camps are offered:

For more information on nature camp fees and themes, visit (keyword: nature camps), call 402-441-7895 or email

For more information on Parks and Recreation, visit

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