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Date:
January 22, 2019
Media Contact:
Melissa Lindeman, 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 that begin in May and the Pioneers Park Nature Center Camps that begin in March.

FUNdamental Healthy Me camps begin Tuesday, May 28 and run through Friday, August 9. Summer camps are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and cost $139 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 lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: summer day camp) or contact the camp location.

The camps will focus on health, nutrition and fitness. Activities 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, 3131 "O" Street, Suite 300; the Playground Office, 1225 "F" St.; and at parks.lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: scholarship). As part of the Summer Food Program, the Food Bank of Lincoln will serve breakfast and lunch at all locations except Bethany and Irving.

The Pioneers Park Nature Center (PPNC) camps are open to children age 3 to 17 and focus on enjoying and learning about nature while exploring the outdoors. Registration forms are available at parks.lincoln.ne.gov (keywords: nature camps).

PPNC offers a Nature Explorers Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 11 through 15. This camp is open to elementary-age students at PPNC, and the fee is $185 per child.

Three summer camps are offered:

For more information on nature camp fees and themes, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: nature camps), call 402-441-7895 or email naturecenter@lincoln.ne.gov. For more information on Parks and Recreation, visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov.


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