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Bethany Park

Summer Day Camp

At Bethany Park, our mission is to increase knowledge about one's self, our environment, our community and our place in the world. We see to do this by creating supportive environments for youth to reach their fullest potential and also instill a desire for lifelong learning while having a lot of fun. We hope campers will gain a deeper understanding and affinity toward the natural world, and become familiar with and discover resources in the Lincoln community.

This summer at Lincoln Parks and Recreation, participants will experience as part of our "FUNdamental Healthy Me" day camp program:

  • Recreation and Leisure Skills
  • Physical Fitness Through Active Play
  • Social Development
  • Nutrition Awareness
  • Nature Interaction

As always, parents and participants can expect:

  • A focus on large group games and active play
  • Skill building with challenging activity levels
  • Site-based activities and city wide field trips
  • Individual exploration of interests through a wide range of activities offered

Note: Our location does not require Immunization form or Parent brochure (DHHS brochure).

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2017 Weekly Themes

Weeks 1 - 4:
   • Week 1: Private detectives for a week
   • Week 2: Bookworm week
   • Week 3: Travel Week
   • Week 4: Inventors for a week

Weeks 5 - 8:
   • Week 5: Artists for a week
   • Week 6: Broadway week
   • Week 7: Insect exploration
   • Week 8: Dinosaur adventures

Weeks 9 - 11:
   • Week 9: Fun with food
   • Week 10: Spirit Week
   • Week 11: Festival Week

Bethany Day Camp Typical Typical Daily Schedule

Campers will be split into two sites based on age.
7:00-8:00AM: Camper’s choice
During this time there are certain activities that are offered that campers can choose what they would like to do.
8:00-8:30 am: Opening song and/or game
8:30-9:00 am: Recap previous day and go over plans for today
9:00 am-12:00 pm: Site one field trips on Monday and site two field trips on Wednesday.
9:00-10:30 am: Stations= 30 min. rotations
   • Active Game
   • Arts and Crafts
   • Theme based activity
Site one will field trip on Tuesdays and Site two will field trip on Fridays from 9am-12pm
10:30-11:00 am: Organized outside group game
11:00-12:00 pm:Maker Space, leatherworking, archery, or tennis at UNI park.
12-12:30 pm: Lunch (Campers bring own lunch)
12:30-3 pm: Site one swims on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Site two swims on Thursday and Friday
12:30-1:00 pm: Story time for younger site, quiet group activity for older site. (if not on field trip)
1:00-3 pm: Variety of activities including: Yoga, Science experiments, crafts, outside organized games, special visitors, plant and flower identification/pressing
3:30-4:00 pm: Field trips Return to Camp, outside games
4:00-4:30 pm: Snack and overview of next day/reminders
4:30-5 pm: Craft
5-5:30 pm: Clean up
5:30-6:00 pm: Camper’s choice
During this time there are certain activities that are offered that campers can choose what they would like to do