Offering engaging, high-quality summer learning camps for elementary and middle school students
We offer week-long half-day and full-day camps over five weeks every summer. Half-day camps take place from 9 AM-12 PM or 1-4 PM Monday through Friday. Full-day camps are from 9 AM – 4 PM Monday through Friday.
Please enroll students for camp based on their current grade as of March 2024.
Bright Lights main program site for Summer 2024 is Roper Elementary School, located at 2323 S. Coddington Ave in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is where 75% of our camps will be held.
Our International Week camps will be held at Lux Middle School, 7800 High Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Our remaining camps are held at community sites. Directions are available for all Bright Lights camp sites and field trip locations. For additional camp information, please visit our FAQ and Policies pages.
The program fee for each half-day camp is $145. Additional fees may apply.
The program fee for each full-day camp is $290 and includes supervised lunch care. (Students bring a sack lunch.) Additional fees may apply.
Need-based scholarships are available.
As a service to our families, Bright Lights also offers Before Care and Lunch Care.
Before Care takes place from 7:30 – 9 AM Monday through Friday for registered students for $15 per week. During this time, students participate in supervised and organized activities until their camp begins. For Summer 2024, this program is only available to be added on to camps taking place at Roper Elementary School during Program Weeks 1, 4 and 5 (June 3-7, June 24-28, and July 8-12).
Lunch Care takes place from 12 – 1 PM Monday through Friday for registered students for $20 per week. Students bring their own sack lunch and Bright Lights’ staff provides supervision. For Summer 2024, this program is only available to be added on to camps taking place at Roper Elementary School during Program Weeks 1, 4 and 5 (June 3-7, June 24-28, and July 8-12).
Bright Lights honors the children who have fathers or mothers currently deployed outside the U.S. Each dependent child will receive a half-price discount on one Bright Lights camp. For more information, please contact Bright Lights at 402-420-1115 ext. 46 prior to registering online.
Our camps are popular but registering as soon as you can after registration opens typically helps students get into the camp(s) of their choice.
Registrations are only taken online and registration closes one week before the start date of the camp. No on-site registrations will be accepted.
Bright Lights camps are offered for students who have completed kindergarten through 8th grade. Enroll by the student’s current grade as of March 2024.
Once registration opens, visit BrightLights.org and click on the registration button. Just like any other online shopping, select all the camps you want for all the students you are registering for and put them into your cart.
Once you have all of the camps you want in your cart you will proceed through the registration process, assigning each camp to a particular student. If you have not previously signed up for a Bright Lights camp, you will create an account at this time with Active Network as part of the registration process. Please remember your login information so you can access your account in the future (including registering again next year!).
If a camp is full at the time of registering, you can choose to be placed on a waitlist for a specific camp. If there is an opening, you will be contacted by the Bright Lights office.
Unless applying for a scholarship, full payment of all program and camp fees is required during online registration using a credit card or electronic check.
Bright Lights t-shirts can also be purchased during registration and will be distributed during camps.
For further assistance with camp registrations, please contact the Bright Lights registration specialist at 402-420-1115 ext. 46 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Custodial parents with court-ordered custody issues that may affect your student during Bright Lights classes should contact Renee Ford at the Bright Lights office, 402-420-1115 ext 41, prior to the program week.
Through the generous donations of committed community organizations and individuals, Bright Lights is able to offer need-based scholarships to students again this year.