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2020 Media Releases

January 22, 2020
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Melissa Lindeman, Parks and Recreation, 402-441-7959
Lincoln Parks and Recreation Playgrounds Office, 402-441-7952
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 summer day camps that begin in May and Pioneers Park Nature Center camps that begin in June.

City summer camps are offered Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, August 7. Summer camps are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and cost $139 per child, per 5-day week and $112 per 4-day week (May 26 through 29 and June 29 through July 2 sessions only). Costs include a $13 non-refundable enrollment fee. Elementary and middle school-age children may be registered for the entire summer or on a week-to-week basis. Register and pay online at (keyword: summer day camp) or contact the camp location.

The summer camps focus on creating fun memories, exploring and experiencing new adventures, making friends, and celebrating being a kid. Activities include swimming, archery, tennis, canoeing, open play, gardening, nature walks, field trips to museums and zoos, and yoga lessons provided by certified instructors. Camps are offered at these locations:

Scholarships to these camps are available for those who meet income guidelines. Scholarship applications are available at all recreation centers, the Playground Office at 1225 "F" St., and at (keyword: scholarship). All programs, except Irving and Bethany, accept Title XX, the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Child Care Subsidy Program. For eligibility information, call 800-383-4278 or visit

As part of the Summer Food Program, breakfast and lunch will be served at all locations except Bethany and Irving. Information about adaptive camps for individuals with special needs will be announced this spring. For more information, call the Easterday Recreation Center at 402-441-7877.

Pioneers Park Nature Center (PPNC) camps are offered from Monday, June 1 through Friday, July 31 (except June 29 to July 3 when no camps are offered). Camps are open to children ages three to 17 and use the outdoors to inspire curiosity and build an understanding of others and of their surroundings.

Three 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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