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

CCC-Columbus
• 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