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January 25, 2016
For More Information Contact:
Dorothy Skorupa, Parks and Recreation, 402-441-7959
Jamie Kelley, Pioneers Park Nature Center, 402-441-7895

Register Now for Parks and Rec Summer Camps

Registration is now open for the "FUNdamental Healthy Me" summer day camps and Pioneers Park Nature Center camps offered by the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department.


The summer day camps for elementary and middle school children begin Monday, May 23 and run through August 12. Registration forms are available at (keyword: day camps). Camps are offered from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays at these locations:

The day camp fee is $133 per week per child, and scholarships are available for those who meet income guidelines. As part of the Summer Food Program, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department will serve breakfast and lunch at these camps, with the exception of Bethany and Irving.

Children may be registered for the entire summer or on a week-to-week basis. 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.

OrganWise, a nationally-known program, will be incorporated into camps, using puppets to provide nutrition education.


The week-long day camps offered through the Pioneers Park Nature Center (PPNC) are open to children ages three to 17 and focus on enjoying and learning about nature while exploring the outdoors.

Four nature camps are offered:

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

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