2015 Big Red Summer Academic Camps

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is offering summer residential camps to high school students which includes all housing and food throughout the duration of the camp. Space is limited so students are encouraged to apply early. There are limited scholarships available. For more info, please visit www.bigredcamps.unl.edu.

Below is a list of careers that will be explored during the Big Red Summer Academic Camps:

  • Animal Science
  • Crop Science
  • Culinary Arts & Food Science
  • Digital Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Filmmaking
  • Natural Resources
  • Unicameral Youth Legislature
  • Veterinary Science
  • Weather & Climate Science

College & Career Summer Camp Opportunities

Please check with the colleges/organizations listed for more information.

**Athletic camps occur at most campuses across the state

UNL 4-H Summer Academic Camps – Animal Science, Crop Science, Culinary Arts and Food Science, Education, Engineering, Fashion Design, Filmmaking, Outdoor Nebraska, Unicameral Youth Legislature, Veterinary Science

UNL Girls Math Camp – girls in grades 10-12 focus on math for a week-long residential program.

UNL Architecture (grades 11-12)

UNL & UNO Engineering Camps (year-round and at various locations) – many camps during the school year for middle and high school students, NUBE Camp (for incoming college freshman engineering students)

UNO camps:
• Aim for the Stars Summer Science and Math Camp (grades 3-10)
• Engineering Exploration Week at Peter Kiewit Institute (grades 8-12)
• Camp Shakespeare (theatre, ages 8-18)
• Jazz Camp
• Techademy (info tech, ages 11-18)

Omaha Community Playhouse (grades 1-12)

Young Nebraska Scientists (grades 7-8) – algae and biofuels at Doane College, nanoscience at Creighton University

Nebraska Methodist College Health Career Camp, Omaha (high school students)

Creighton Summer Reading Programs – All grade levels served. Five weeks of instruction. Middle and high school focus: speed reading and study skills.

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha at Creighton University
ceramics, drawing, sculpture, oil painting, screen printing, printing press, alternative art

• Central Honors Institute for 7th & 8th gr – weeklong resident camp focused on an academic track of interest
• Tomorrow’s Leaders Today for 11th & 12th gr – invite-only 2-day retreat focused on leadership and community service

Camp Summergold at Doane College – residential arts for girls age 13-17

Hastings College Scholars Academy – week-long residential program for high ability (gifted) 7th and 8th graders to study math, communications, art, robotics, or science

Chadron State College Summer Music Camp – from 2011

Nebraska Association for the Gifted – great list of programs around the state
• Media/Communications, Math (complete grade 6 or 7, CCC-Columbus)
• Foreign Language (age 10-16, Fremont)
• Camp in communications, math, science – residential (grade 8, Hastings College)
• Architecture & Interior Design (high school, UNL)
• Biology careers – residential (grades 10-11, UNL)
• Writing camp – residential (grades 6-8, McCook Community College)
• Environment, natural – residential (grades 9-12, Nebraska City)
• Creighton University – AD ASTRA (grades 7-8) and ARETE (grades

Ann Power: Vital Voices

Are you a girl who wants to change the world?

  • ARIELA is building girls’ strength and confidence through boxing and empowerment.
  • ABBY is teaming up to give kids in need a chance to play sports.
  • CHELSEA is inspiring teen girls in New York and beyond to realize their dreams.
  • KARINA is bringing computer science education to every girl.
  • NIKKI is unmasking teen dating violence through theater.

The ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative is a groundbreaking partnership between ANN INC., the parent company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, and Vital Voices to empower young women from across the U.S. to affect global progress, invest in their communities, and begin their journeys as the next generation of leaders.

to learn more, visit http://annpower.vitalvoices.org/apply#.VOzMucXMQFY.email.

Deadline: March 8th, 2015

Joyce Ivy Foundation’s Summer Scholars

Don’t forget: the Joyce Ivy Foundation’s Summer Scholars application deadline is rapidly approaching! Application materials are due March 1.The Joyce Ivy Foundation provides scholarships for talented young women from Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota to participate in summer academic programs at some of the most selective and rigorous colleges and universities.

Start your Summer Scholars application today.
The deadline is March 1.
(About 1 week away!)

Bryan Health Career Camp

Application deadline: April 24
What do you want to be?
Does this question ever enter your conversations?! It seems the minute you hit high school everyone is looking toward your future. Though, it’s true you need to start preparing for college, it’s hard to know what steps to take to get there. And, you don’t always have enough time or options available to explore different careers.
As you start exploring options, there are always more questions to consider:
Do I want to work with people?
Do I like fast paced environments?
Do I like science?
How long will it take me to get through college?
What if we told you we could help you answer those questions
and let you experience some really cool things hands-on? Curious?
If you answered yes to any of the questions, then a career option for you to consider
might be the health care field.
Camp experience
What is the health care field? Some think the health care field is made up of only doctors and nurses…But did you know that there are more than just those professionals that keep a hospital running?
Through this week-long camp at Bryan College of Health Sciences you will learn not only about health careers but see what health care professionals do by participating in hands-on experiences.
Get involved
To participate students must:
• Be a high school student age 16 or older.
 • Be interested in a health career and enjoy science classes.
 • Be able to attend the entire weeklong camp.
 • Apply by April 24.
Application details
• Complete and return application with $350
   Camp tuition by April 24.
• Camp applications are available at www.bryanhealthcollege.edu or call 402-481-8697. • Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. All applicants
   will be notified regarding acceptance into the camp.
Camp details
When: July 6-10 OR July 20-24, MondayFriday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Bryan College of Health Sciences, 5035 Everett St., Lincoln, Nebraska
Cost: $350 payable with application (includes $50 non-refundable deposit required at time of application). This includes lunches, scrub uniforms, supplies, transportation to field trips and bowling and pizza social activity.
Please contact:
Ash Wimes at 402-481-8375 or ash.wimes@bryanhealth.org
Jenny Lempka at 402-481-8863 or jenny.lempka@bryanhealth.org


USNA Summer Programs Applications Now Open

US Naval Academy Summer Program Applications are now available at http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/index.php

Greetings from Annapolis! With winter halfway through and spring on the horizon, the Office of Admissions team at the United States Naval Academy is actively gearing up to host high school students from across the nation at our two marquis summer programs, Summer STEM Camp and Naval Academy Summer Seminar.

Summer STEM Camp is designed to spark and cultivate interest in the many academic disciplines which make up science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A hands-on, design-based program, Naval Academy Summer STEM will challenge students to think scientifically, problem-solve creatively, and work cooperatively in teams. Open to rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders, Summer STEM is led by USNA faculty and currently enrolled midshipmen and is a great fit for students looking to broaden their understanding of STEM study and careers.

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches students about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation’s leaders.

If you have questions about our programs or would like additional information or literature to share with your students, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at summerprograms@usna.edu, or (410) 293-1858.

Kawasaki Scholarships

A new addition to the Foundation for LPS Scholarships includes the Kawasaki Scholarships. For more info about any of this organization’s scholarships, please visit: http://foundationforlps.org/

Kawasaki Scholarships’ Criteria:

  • I am a Lincoln Public Schools Senior
  • I have a 3.0 GPA or greater
  • I rank in the top 10% of my high school
  • I am a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Nebraska
  • I will pursue a degree in Engineering (mechanical, industrial, electrical, agricultural or chemical)
  • I will attend an accredited college or university in Nebraska
  • I have included my three letters of recommendation
  • I have included my transcript

Lincoln Area College Fair

 The Lincoln Area College Fair is Sunday, April 19 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Southeast Community College in Lincoln.  Students who plan to attend are encouraged to register for a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org. (Note: if students registered for a barcode for a fall fair, they may use it again at this event.) For more information, please visit EducationQuest’s link at https://www.educationquest.org/11th-12th-grade-students/selecting-a-college/spring-college-fairs/.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with representatives from colleges across the state and region. If you’re a senior,  take one more look at schools  before selecting a college. If you’re a junior or sophomore, this is a great way to start your college search process!