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Summer Learning Opportunities

 

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Summer Enrichment Opportunities 

High ability learners in Bellevue Public Schools have a wide range of activities to exercise their brains and challenge their thinking within the Omaha-Metro community and beyond during the summer. Here are links to some innovative and challenging summer learning opportunities for Nebraska students:

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*The Hastings Scholars' Academy (formerly the Nebraska Scholars' Academy) will host its annual camp for students completing grades 7 and 8. Any HAL student can apply to attend. 2017 dates and details will be updated as soon as they are made available.


*Aim for the Stars Summer Math and Science Camps: a wide range of summer camps for grades 4 - 8 sponsored by UNO. Registration for 2017 opens January 4th. 

*Tech Academy, another great source of learning at UNO offers learning activities in computer programming, music composition, Game with Adobe Flash, Bioinformatics, and Cyber Adventures in Security (just to name a few...) Registration for 2017 will begin mid-March.

*NASA G.I.R.L.S. is an exciting mentoring program for middle school girls to participate in a virtual relationship with women scientists at NASA who help students explore careers in science, math, and technology.

*All Girls/All Math hosts two separate weeks of summer math camps for girls in grades 10-12 at UNL. The Summer Mathematics Camp for High School Girls provides a stimulating and supportive environment for girls to develop their mathematical ability and interest.

*Big Red Summer Academic Camps offer students a chance to go to UNL and study topics like App Development, Crop Science, Vet Science and more.

*The Strategic Air and Space Museum offers summer camps (both day camps and overnight camps) in 2016 focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). 
2017 dates and details will be updated as soon as they are made available.

*Bright Lights: for those students who head to Lincoln for part of the summer, check out Bright Lights, a non-profit offering a wide range of learning camps for K-12 students. Online registration begins April 1st.  

*National Weather Camp will take place at UNL June 11-16, 2017. Students are engaged in hands-on activities, field experiments, seminars, tours of research facilities, and workshops that expand their knowledge of atmospheric sciences, weather and forecast models, and environmental instrumentation.Over the course of the program, students also receive exposure to the college experience through their interactions on campus, interactions with Atmospheric Sciences STEM and graduate students, and use of campus computational and academic facilities. Applications will be available in February.  

*Are you a Young Nebraska Scientist? This awesome group has some pretty amazing overnight science and research experiences for 7-12 grade students. Registration opens January 1st, and spots fill quickly.

*College 4 Kids and College 4 Teens provides week-long academic camps in different communities throughout the Metro area sponsored by Metropolitan Community College. Scroll down for links to each. Registration begins March 31st. 

*The Omaha Zoo offers a wide variety of day camps to help you experience the wild side of life!

*Nebraska 4-H offers a variety of learning experience to all students, 4-H members or not. Check out their offerings from robotics to leadership skills.

*Chess aficionados gather in residential summer day camps throughout the nation. More information found here

*Do Space in Omaha offers a variety of youth workshops focused on technology, coding, 3D printing, and so much more. Visit the website for details regarding events that take place throughout the entire year. 

*GET HIP with Gallup -- check out this amazing internship opportunity for the 2017-2018 school year. Apply now for the upcoming school year. The sessions begin in September.

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*The Durham Museum offers a wide range of classes for any interest - really, ANY interest. From Brain Busters to Dinosaurs to Museum Curation you're bound to learn something new and have some fun.

*Arts for All offers classes year-round and cover a wide range of topics from comic book illustration to slam poetry to sculpture. Show off your talent at one of their local classes!

*Camp Shakespeare is one way your summer can pay tribute to the bard! Check out how you can be involved in a variety of performance and learning exchanges.

*The "Chinese Bridge Summer Camp for American High School Students" aims to promote exchange between the youth of China and the United States and enhance the understanding of American high school students of Chinese language and culture, thus to stimulate their interest in Chinese learning.

*The Joslyn Art Museum offers a wide range of art classes during every season. Check out their website for more info.

*Big Red Academic Camps offer students a chance to study culinary arts, fashion design, filmmaking, and government all on the big UNL campus.

*Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota offers a one-week getaway to immerse yourself in language study.

*Want to be an actor, producer, or director? How about trying out a class at The Rose Theater? Have a ton of fun learning about dramatic arts while putting on a show!

*Creative writers will find a home at Fine Lines where students spend time writing and eventually publishing their work!

*College 4 Kids and College 4 Teens provides week-long academic camps in different communities throughout the Metro area sponsored by Metropolitan Community College.


*The Young Americans World Tour summer camp is hosted at Midland University, right down the road in Fremont, NE. Join their summer camp this year!

*The Thespian Festival held at UNL each summer brings high school acting talent to the stage for an exciting week of learning and activity! 2017 dates and details will be updated as soon as they are made available.

*The UNL Young Writers Camp is for students in grades 9-12 who love to write! Aspiring slam poets, short story writers, playwrights...any kind of writer at all will work 1:1 with a writing mentor, have their work published in an anthology, and give a public reading of their piece. 

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*Launch Summer Leadership Workshop is a 5-day, 4-night leadership immersion experience in Wayne, NE. All day, every day, you’ll discover new ways to become a leader and make a positive impact in your school and community. More importantly, you’ll discover a better you.  The JAM camp is for students entering grades 6-8 and the Summer Leadership Workshop is for students entering grades 9-12. Registration deadline is March 1. 

Other Summer Opportunities

*UNO Maverick Young Entrepreneur Bootcamp is a week dedicated to curious, self-motivated students in grades 7 - 10 who are interested in experiencing entrepreneurship. Check out the website for details. 

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