Spaces Available for Summer Fun

by Renee Ford

Think you missed the boat when it comes to Bright Lights camps? I’m here to reassure you there are still plenty of fun, hands-on Summer 2024 camps available for students in grades K-8.

We’ve featured a few of our open camps below, complete with links to their descriptions. To register for one– or to see all our available camps– just visit and click the “Register” button. You can even sort the results by grade and/or by week!

Grades K-2 

#200 Sharky Dreams of Pizza: Taught by a local author whose middle name is FUN, your student is sure to love this camp. 

#608 Superhero Art & Science: This is one of our new camps and will be packed with activities that keep students engaged and having fun – all while learning! 

#302 LEGO® WeDo Junior Robotics: We added sections this year to accommodate the requests we received after our season last year. There are numerous open sections, including #202, #402, #700, and #902. Students are challenged to think critically and work together. 

#906 Art & Magic of FROZEN: Make it snow in July as your student has fun with science experiments, dramatic play and art projects.  


Grades 3-5 

#216 Aim for the Target: Conducted in partnership with the Turpin Outdoor Education Center, this camp has everything you need – bows, arrows and enthusiastic instructors teaching the skills and safety of archery. 

#404 Amazing Race: Challenges, races and team-building exercises will ensure that your student stays busy and engaged. 

#502 Fitness & Food for Kids: Learning good fitness and nutrition habits early in life will pay dividends later, and this camp will help students learn those skills from experts at the UNL East Campus Wellness Center. 

#622 Breakout Challenge: Students will work cooperatively to break codes, solve riddles and complete digital breakout scenarios. 


International Experience: 

Our International Week takes place at Lux Middle School for students in grades 6-8. Camps during this particular week are attended by Nebraska middle school students and also by students visiting from Senshu Matsudo University Junior High School, a private middle school in a suburb of Tokyo. Students bond over camp topics and often continue the friendship beyond the summer and across the miles. The following are a few camps that still have openings: 

#308 Bring Out Your Inner Artist 

#312 Extreme Dissecting & Animal Study 

#320 Save Our City: Designing Solutions for Impacts of Climate Change