Nebraska 4-H Camps’ early bird registration deadline is April 1 |

Nebraska 4-H Camps’ early bird registration deadline is April 1

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska youth looking for a fun summer camp to attend need look no further than Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers during May-August near Gretna, Alma or Halsey.

Registrations are now being accepted for the Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers, which are open to all youth. Campers who register before April 1 receive a 10 percent discount.

The camps are open to a variety of audiences and age groups and offer an assortment of camp lengths, interest areas, locations and prices. There are over 40 day and overnight camping programs and trips scheduled for summer 2010.

“4-H summer camps are a place for all Nebraska youth to discover, learn and grow,” Jill Walahoski, director camp operations said. “Whether their interests are in tubing down the Niobrara, having fun and meeting new friends, or zipping down a zip-line, there are lots of things for anyone to learn about.”

Facilities are modern and well-maintained, and staff is employed and trained by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, which through the 4-H youth development program has been offering 4-H camps for more than 50 years.

All three sites are ACA Accredited which means each operation meets over 300 standards established by the American Camp Association.

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“The Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers through their strong affiliation with UNL provide an outstanding camping experience for all youth,” Walahoski said.

The Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center near Gretna is a 30 minute drive from Omaha and Lincoln. It is just 8 miles south of Gretna located in Schramm State Park.

The South Central 4-H Center is on the north shore of Harlan County Reservoir, the state’s second largest reservoir.

The Nebraska State 4-H Camp near Halsey is located in the Nebraska National Forest, meshing with the state’s scenic Sandhills.

For more information about 4-H camps, to register online or obtain a registration form, visit the Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers Web site at, call Jason Villalobos at (402) 472-2846, e-mail or contact a local UNL Extension office.