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2020 CAMPS Check BrightLights.org for the latest camp availability.

June 1–5 Before Care & Lunch Care 7:30 AM–9 AM 12 PM–1 PM

Half-Day Camps 9 AM–12 PM

(Holmes)

Supervised Activities Bring your own sack lunch

Full-Day Camp 9 AM–4 PM 100 3-5

America’s Girls Adventures Through History

June 8–12 Full-Day Camps 9 AM–4 PM 300 3-5 302 4-7

June 22–26 Before Care & Lunch Care 7:30 AM–9 AM 12 PM–1 PM

(Holmes)

Supervised Activities Bring your own sack lunch

Full-Day Camps 9 AM–4 PM 1-2 3-6*

Build Like an Engineer Hogwarts Day Camp

July 6–10 Before Care & Lunch Care 7:30 AM–9 AM 12 PM–1 PM

6-8*

Half-Day Camps 1 PM–4 PM

Half-Day Camps 9 AM–12 PM 304 306 308 310

2-5* 3-5* 6-8* 6-8*

Plant Yourself in the Garden Skateboarding Basics Craft College New Heights: Rock Climbing

402

3-5*

(Holmes)

Supervised Activities Bring your own sack lunch

Engineering Day Camp

Middle School International Camps 502 504 506 508 510

6-8* 6-8* 6-8* 6-8* 6-8*

Broadway Bound Clay Expressions Cooking American & Japanese Cuisine Extreme Dissecting & Animal Study Outdoor Adventures

Half-Day Camps 9 AM–12 PM 604 K-1 606 K-1 608 K-1 610 K-1 612 K-2 614 K-2 616 1-2 618 1-3 620 2-4 622 3-5* 624 3-5 626 3-5* 628 3-5 630 3-5 632 3-5 634 4-6 636 4-6 638 4-8

It’s a Snap! Intro to Coding NEW! Scarves, Ribbons & Parachutes, Oh My! NEW! Super Science! Super Stars! LEGO® WeDo Junior Robotics Diggin’ Up Dinos Magical Creatures Super Space Adventures Perler Bead Mania Eye on the Sky: Weather Watchers Aim for the Target Making it Fantastic NEW! Makit Messy: Slime & Splatter Pokemon® 3D Advanced Nebraska Prairie Life: Soddies & More NEW! Rocket Quest Uke Can Do It! Funky Furniture Guitar Discovery

Half-Day Camps 9 AM–12 PM

Full-Day Camp 9 AM–4 PM 800

Half-Day Camps 1 PM–4 PM

202 K-1 It’s a Snap! Intro to Coding NEW! Science with Seuss 204 K-1 Safari Adventures Bubble Festival 206 K-2 Little Picassos NEW! Adventures Through Time ® 208 1-2 Lego® WeDo Junior Robotics LEGO WeDo Junior Robotics 210 1-3 Adventures in Fairyland Cupcake Decorating Challenge 212 1-3 Brain Games Chess: Capture the King! 214 2-3 Cupcake Decorating Challenge Pioneering with Laura Ingalls Wilder ® 216 2-4 Radical Road Trip Pokemon Art: Gotta Draw ‘em All 218 3-5 Edible Science Exploring Natural Disasters 220 3-5 Español Exploradores NEW! Dinosaur Detectives 222 3-5* Fit Kids in the Kitchen Mysteries at Hollywall Detective Academy 224 3-5 Scrapbooking Stories NEW! Amazing Race Challenges 226 4-5 Artists Traveling Abroad NEW! Skateboarding Basics 228 6-8* French Cooking & Culture Makit Messy: Slime & Splatter New Heights: Rock Climbing Jewelry Design Academy Spy Academy Pick 2 half-day camps Paddle Sports: Hit the Water and make it a day! French Cooking & Culture Project Funway: Upcycled Add lunch care between morning and Fashion NEW! afternoon camps for a full day of fun!

Fit Kids in the Kitchen

Wizarding Academy Robotics: LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3, All Levels

June 15–19

600 602

102 K-1 104 K-1 106 1-2 108 1-2 110 2-3 112 2-4 114 2-4 116 2-4 118 2-4 120 3-5 122 3-5 124 3-5 126 3-5* 128 3-5* 130 3-5* 132 3-6 134 4-5 136 4-6* 138 6-8* 140 6-8*

802 K-1 Fluffy Friends 804 K-1 Ocean Discovery 806 K-2 Art & Magic of FROZEN 808 K-2 Party with the Penguins 810 1-2 Reptiles Rock! 812 2-4 We All Scream for Ice Cream! 814 3-5 It’s All Greek To Me: Olympus Adventures 816 4-6 Animal Apprentices NEW! 818 4-6 Beyond Beginner: Uke 2.0 NEW! 820 4-6 Robotics: LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3, Levels 1 & 2 822 4-8 Guitar Discovery 824 6-8* New Heights: Rock Climbing

512 6-8* 514 6-8* 516 6-8*

9 AM–12 PM Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with Science Robotics: LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3, Levels 1 & 2 Sew Fun! International

Half-Day Camps 1 PM–4 PM 702 K-1 704 K-1 706 K-2 708 K-2 710 2-3 712 2-4 714 2-5 716 3-5 718 4-5 720 4-6 722 4-6 724 4-6 726 6-8*

LEGO® WeDo Junior Robotics Super Science! Super Stars! Magical Creatures Over the Rainbow to Oz Rainforest Adventure: Under the Canopy Imagination Illustration Be a Star! On the Oregon Trail NEW! WHAM, BAM, KAPOW: Let’s Make a Graphic Novel NEW! Funky Furniture Robotics: LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3, All Levels Uke Can Do It! Genetic Engineering

Half-Day Camps 1 PM–4 PM 902 K-1 904 K-2 906 K-2 908 1-2 910 2-3 912 3-5 914 3-5 916 3-5 918 3-5 920 3-5 922 4-6 924 4-7 926 6-8*

Fluffy Friends Art & Magic of FROZEN Mindbuggling Insects Wet, Wild & Wacky Science Tremendous Time Travels Fold a Friend NEW! Super Leaders NEW! The Role of a Lifetime NEW! Going Behind the Scenes NEW! Code Like a Girl NEW! Smash Journals NEW! Robotics: LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3, Levels 2 & 3 Project Funway: Upcycled Fashion NEW!

* Denotes camps held at a community site. Health support is not available at community sites.

Registration begins

SATURDAY MARCH 21

2020 CAMP WEEKS

June 1–5 June 8–12 June 15–19 June 22–26 July 6–10

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100 CAMPS INSIDE!


Bright Lights is a non-profit organization that takes learning beyond the classroom by providing youth with unique, motivating hands-on learning opportunities.

STEM + Art = STEAM

By expanding STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to include the letter ‘A’ for “art and design,” we are emphasizing the important inclusion of creative thinking, collaboration, experimentation and exploration into the equation. At Bright Lights, we strive to offer hands-on STEM and STEAM opportunities in almost all of our camps and recognize the significance of preparing students for future educational opportunities and careers.

BrightLights.org

PROGRAM FEES

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LOCATIONS Main Program Site

Full-Day Camps 9 AM–4 PM.............................. $280

Holmes Elementary School...........................................................5230 Sumner Street

• $280 program fee includes lunch time supervision. • Bring your own sack lunch. • See individual camp descriptions for location and any additional camp fees or field trip information.

Community Sites East High School................................................................................. 1000 S 70th Street Holmes Lake Park, North side covered picnic area.................... 70th and Normal Lincoln High School..................................................................................... 2229 J Street

Half-Day Camps 9 AM–12 PM, 1 PM–4 PM.......$135

Lux Middle School..................................................................................7800 High Street

• See individual camp descriptions for location and any additional camp fees or field trip information.

Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center.......................................................... 4703 N 44th Street

Makit Takit: Lincoln’s Craft Studio........................................... 4720 Prescott Avenue

Southeast High School.......................................................................2930 S 37th Street

International Camps 9 AM–12 PM....................$135

Southern Heights Presbyterian Church....................................... 5750 S 40th Street

• International camps offer American students a unique opportunity to interact with visiting Japanese students from Senshu Matsudo University Junior High School. • Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 18 for bowling from 12:30-3 PM, provided by our Japanese friends. • Students in the International Program will receive a free Bright Lights t-shirt.

Before Care.......................................................$20/week

Southwest High School......................................................................7001 S 14th Street The Bay Skatepark.........................................................................................2005 Y Street The Career Academy..................................................................................8800 O Street UNL City Campus, College of Engineering....................................................................820 N 16th Street UNL East Campus, Recreation and Wellnes Center................................................... 1717 N 35th Street Outdoor Adventures Center at UNL................................................930 N 14th Street

Holmes only, not available at community sites. Must pre-register.

June 1–5 ............................ 7:30 AM–9 AM June 22–26 ...................... 7:30 AM–9 AM July 6–10 ........................... 7:30 AM–9 AM

REGISTRATION 2020 registration begins March 21 online at BrightLights.org.

Lunch Care........................................................$15/week Holmes only, not available at community sites. Combine morning and afternoon camps with a supervised lunch time (bring your own sack lunch). Must pre-register.

Bring your lunch!

June 1–5 ................................ 12 PM–1 PM June 22–26 .......................... 12 PM–1 PM July 6–10 ............................... 12 PM–1 PM

• Completed K-8th grade. • Full payment of all program and camp fees is due at the time of registration unless applying for a scholarship. • No refunds after May 15. • See BrightLights.org for full refund policy.

Enrollment, Medical and Behavioral Policies • No walk-in registrations will be accepted.

Voluntary Price Options

• Credit card payments accepted online only. No credit card payments are accepted over the phone.

Make a difference! The $135 program fee only covers 54% of the cost for a half-day camp—it actually costs $250 to fully fund. Choosing price option A or B helps to close the gap while option C covers all the costs, including expenses such as camproom rental and supplies, technology and insurance.

Standard Voluntary Price Options

Program Fee

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B

C

Half-Day Camp

$135

$150 $200 $250

Full-Day Camp

$280

$300

$400

$500

• Registration remains open until one week before camp is scheduled. After camps are closed for registration, a $25 fee will be assessed to revise your registration. • Students are expected to be safe, respectful and responsible to be successful at Bright Lights. Parents may be contacted if students are unable to follow these expectations. Teachers and staff may redirect or remove the student from an activity. If the student continues to be disruptive or inappropriate, demonstrates physical aggression or presents a flight risk, the student will be dismissed from the program for the remainder of the summer without refund. • Students must be independent in toileting. • Bright Lights makes every effort to accommodate student needs. If your child has medical, learning, physical, social, behavioral or other special needs (such as food allergy, specialized equipment, additional adult support/supervision at school, learning/social/medical/behavioral accommodations, etc.), please contact Bright Lights at least 2 weeks before the end of the school year to allow for best planning and placement of your child. • Bright Lights reserves the right to modify camps if needed, and/or to cancel due to low enrollment. Enrolled students will be given the option to choose a different camp or receive a refund. • See BrightLights.org for full enrollment, medical and behavioral policies.

Children of Military Deployed Parents 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 45 prior to registering online.

T-SHIRTS Bright Lights t-shirts are available for purchase during registration. Cost is $10 per shirt. Deadline to purchase t-shirts is May 1.

YOU’RE INVITED!

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Friday Open House On the final day during the last 30 minutes of each camp, parents, grandparents and friends are invited to join their student’s camp to share some of their Bright Lights experiences from the week.

2020

SCHOLARSHIPS Apply online at BrightLights.org by April 15. • Each student is eligible for ONE partial scholarship for either a half-day or a full-day camp. Full payment must be made for any additional camps. • Applications are reviewed and awards are based on financial need on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified of the award amount. Your child’s spot in the camp is reserved during this process. • Before Care and Lunch Care costs are not eligible for scholarship.

Camp Assistants High school students who have completed 8th grade by June 1, 2020, college students and adults can volunteer to be assistants in our summer camps. Visit BrightLights.org/assistants for more information and to register.


June 1-5

q Dinosaur Detectives

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 120 Location: Holmes Elementary Test your paleontology skills as you dig deeper into your dinosaur knowledge to work with fossils and explore the biology and science of dinosaur history. We will learn how dinosaurs are named, identify dinosaur anatomy and explore online resources of the American Museum of Natural History to help us get up close and personal with these amazing creatures. Learn how to be a critical thinker as we dig up and fact-check common misconceptions about dinosaurs. Taught by Madelyn McGowan, Moore Middle School Teacher

9 AM–4 PM q America’s Girls Adventures Through History

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 100 Location: Holmes Elementary

Fee: $10 Materials

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time? This camp covers time periods in American history of different American Girls including Felicity, Addy, Rebecca, Kit, Molly, Kaya, Josefina, Kirsten, Samantha and Julie. If you like to learn new hobbies this is just the camp for you. We will enjoy sewing, latch hook rug making, constructing Tommy Walkers and writing with a quill pen. Each time period will introduce you to the crafts, food and games authentic to that time. You’re welcome to bring your American Girl doll with you! Taught by Morgan Braun, Sheridan Elementary School Teacher

9 AM–12 PM

q Mysteries at Hollywall Detective Academy

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 122 Location: Holmes Elementary

Taught by Pamela Shunkwiler, St. Robert Bellarmine School Art Teacher

q Amazing Race Challenges

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 124 Location: Holmes Elementary

Taught by Megan Pellatz, Syracuse Middle School Teacher Sponsored by Western National Bank

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 126 Location: The Bay Skatepark This camp is also offered during Bright Lights Week 2 as camp # 306.

Grades Completed: K–1 Camp #: 102 Location: Holmes Elementary “Horton Hears a Who,” can you? From Oobleck to the Cat we will explore that! Take a trip to Seussville for a fun-filled week in the world of children’s author Dr. Seuss. While you travel, you will have a Wacky Wednesday kind of day filled with egg-citing science experiments. Oh, the tricks you will learn, like a balancing act just like the “Cat in the Hat.” Read books and discover Dr. Seuss’s hidden messages. Dabble in the dirt with the Lorax and create a marble run with recycled tubes! Will you have fun here on a summer’s day? Try it and you may, I say. Taught by Shari Timm, Riley Elementary School Teacher

Grades Completed: K–1 Camp #: 104 Location: Holmes Elementary Spend the week as a “bubbleologist.” Discover what objects you can use to blow bubbles and which objects make the biggest or the smallest bubbles. During your week as a “bubbleologist,” you will create art using bubbles, make a different bubble wand each day and use your body and objects to make bubbles. Be prepared to get messy and perform fun experiments! Taught by Angela Penner, Sheridan Elementary School Teacher Sponsored by West Gate Bank

Travel back in time with Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House series. In this camp, travel to Egypt in “Mummies in the Morning” where you will wrap your very own mummies, and then hunt for treasure with “Pirates Past Noon.” During your time with the “Knights at Dawn,” design shields and meet a friendly dragon! We will travel to Prehistoric times and meet up with some friendly (and not so friendly) dinosaurs. Join us for a grand adventure! If you have not read Magic Tree House books that’s OK, we will read them together. On Friday, share your adventures with family and friends. Taught by Shelley Clayburn, Rousseau Elementary School Teacher Sponsored by Jeff and Sarah David

Grades Completed: 1–2 Camp #: 108 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials This camp is also offered in the afternoon as camp # 208, and during Bright Lights Week 4 as camp # 610 and # 702 for grades K–1. Are you interested in science, engineering or computers? Do you love to build with LEGO® bricks? Ignite your creativity with an introduction to robotics and computer programming. Using LEGO® WeDo kits and LEGO® educational software, you will be challenged to solve real-world problems by creating one-of-a-kind machines with gears, motors and sensors. Themes will include natural disasters, space exploration and speed. Taught by Tammy Sheldon, Everett Elementary School Early Childhood Paraeducator Sponsored by Mark T. and Margaret L. Seacrest Charitable Family Foundation

Fee: $5 Materials

Test your cake decorating skills by creating a work of edible art. Gather inspiration for your cupcake creations as you learn about different holiday celebrations. Practice a variety of techniques with buttercream frosting on graham crackers and use your artistic talents as you learn to add decorative details. Each day, help judge the creativity of each others’ creations. Learn about careers in cake decorating and food science. On Friday, showcase your talent to your family and friends as you decorate a cupcake using the skills you have learned all week. Taught by Melanie Baxa, McCool Junction Public School Teacher

q Chess: Capture the King!

Play the game of kings and queens! Learn all the rules, tactics and strategies necessary for basic play in addition to chess notation, history and literature. Expand from the chessboard with variants such as bughouse, simultaneous chess and a game against the computer. End your training in a five-round camp tournament. At the open house on Friday, prepare to demonstrate how each chess piece moves and attacks on a human-sized chessboard. Thespian skills are optional as the queen attacks a pawn in this dramatic rendering. Taught by Thomas McChristian, Bennet Elementary School Teacher Sponsored by Mark T. and Margaret L. Seacrest Charitable Family Foundation

Fee: $6 Field Trip

Put on your bonnet or straw hat to travel across the prairie 140 years ago with Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. From the Big Woods of Wisconsin to her prairie homes and school, we will follow the life of Laura as she learns crafts and cooking from her Ma and skills and songs from her Pa. On Wednesday, parents will drop off and pick up at Heritage School at Pioneers Park where Laura will be waiting to take you back to her classroom in Dakota Territory. Please note that period dress is welcome but not required during the week. Taught by Kristin Meyer, LPS Paraeducator and Gifted Mentor

q Pokémon® Art: Gotta Draw ‘em All Become a drawing master as you spend the week documenting Pokémon® in your own sketchbook. Learn how to draw your favorite Pokémon® characters and even create a few of your own. Use colored pencils and ink to finish your character creations and your creative talents to come up with unique and powerful creatures ready for an epic battle!

Experience the rush of rock climbing! Connect with fellow students while you learn the basic technical skills required to get you climbing, including how to put on a harness and tie in the climbing rope. Problem-solve as you scale vertical walls, find the right body positions and learn a little more about yourself along the way. Come see what climbing can offer beyond the adrenaline rush. Belay on! Taught by UNL Outdoor Adventures Staff Sponsored by Kenneth and Ernestine Von Bargen

Grades Completed: 3–6 Camp #: 132 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $12 Materials Learn the latest tricks, trends and techniques for using tools, beads and findings to create a unique piece of jewelry. Use creative materials such as shrink plastic, bottle caps, metal stamps and beads to create necklaces, bracelets, bookmarks, earrings and more. Students will create 10-15 different projects that they will take home at the end of the week! Guest designers will share their work and help students learn what it is like to start a business. Students will also learn merchandising skills in order to create a display for the week’s projects. On Friday, parents and guests will have an opportunity to see their work and complete an activity taught by our student designers. Taught by Annie Leaf, LPS Professional Learning Coach, and Pat Polly, Family Learning Facilitator at Lakeview Elementary School

q Spy Academy

Grades Completed: 4–5 Camp #: 134 Location: Holmes Elementary

Fee: $5 Materials

Learn how to write messages to your friends in secret codes. Enjoy puzzles and play strategic games. Become a real-life secret agent learning about cryptography, the science of making and breaking codes, and explore how to crack codes using ciphers. With this new secret intelligence, construct your own book of secret codes and complete a scavenger hunt written in secret messages. You will also discover more about the use of cryptography in agencies like the CIA and other types of secret communication like Morse and Binary Code.

q Paddle Sports: Hit the Water

Grades Completed: 4–6 Camp #: 136 Location: East High School Pool/Holmes Lake Park Fee: $20 Facilities Build your skills and open the door to become a life-long lover of aquatic paddle sports. Learn how to control a kayak and then further develop your skills and comfort in the boat by playing games. Discover how to paddle when conditions are not always favorable and take a turn at maneuvering canoes and stand up paddle boards. On Monday the camp will take place in the East High School pool to help you become comfortable with kayaks and to introduce general paddle skills. Tuesday through Friday, we will be at Holmes Lake to practice with the added challenge of wind and waves. In case of inclement weather, camp will be held at the Lincoln East High School pool. Please note: This is a water sport. Students should be comfortable in and around water. Life jackets and all equipment will be provided. Students are required to wear a properly fitted life jacket during camp. Bring a towel, wear shoes that can get wet or sandals with straps, and wear clothing you would be comfortable swimming in. Taught by UNL Outdoor Adventures Staff

q French Cooking and Culture

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 138 Location: Southeast High School This camp is also offered in the afternoon as camp # 228.

Fee: $12 Materials

Taught by Lisa Maupin, East High School Teacher and Certified French Teacher, and Sasha Van Zandt, Southwest High School Teacher and Certified French Teacher Sponsored by Runza® National

q Project Funway: Upcycled Fashion

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 140 Location: Makit Takit: Lincoln’s Craft Studio Fee: $25 Materials This camp is also offered during Bright Lights Week 5 as camp # 926.

Taught by Aileen Wiles, artist Sponsored by Barb Highstreet

Fee: $5 Materials

Do you feel the ground shaking? Oh no, it’s an EARTHQUAKE! This is one of many topics that will be explored as we swirl like a tornado into learning about natural disasters. As you learn how these disasters can occur, you will experiment with different ways to survive. This might include creating a gelatin and marshmallow earthquake, or building a house that could survive a tornado or constructing a house that can keep out flood waters. Learn all about where natural disasters happen across the United States and how to stay safe. Warn visitors to be careful on Friday when they visit our classroom, or they might be blown away by a hurricane! Taught by Alyssa Hoxworth, Kloefkorn Elementary School Teacher

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 130 Location: Outdoor Adventures Center at UNL Fee: $20 Facilities

Chocolate fondue, baguettes and cheese, delicate pastries, delicious crêpes. Find out about the fine art of French cooking! Explore fabulous recipes from several regions of France as you learn about French culture, art, language and food. Taste your way through this beautiful country and learn about its history as well as its culinary wonders.

Grades Completed: 2–4 Camp #: 116 Location: Holmes Elementary

Grades Completed: 2–4 Camp #: 118 Location: Holmes Elementary

Spend the week with us at Makit Takit as we explore the messiest of crafts. We’ll be making several different kinds of slime, splatter painting and learning how to do pour paintings. We’ll also spend some time making prints using gel plates and turning those prints into journals. You’ll take home multiple projects and good memories from this camp!

Taught by Rachel Fellows, Fredstrom Elementary School Teacher

Grades Completed: 2–4 Camp #: 112 Location: Holmes Elementary

q Exploring Natural Disasters

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 128 Location: Makit Takit: Lincoln’s Craft Studio Fee: $25 Materials This camp is also offered during Bright Lights Week 4 as camp # 626.

q Jewelry Design Academy

q LEGO® WeDo Junior Robotics

Grades Completed: 2–4 Camp #: 114 Location: Holmes Elementary

Taught by Matthew Ratcliff, Skatepark Director, and Skatepark Staff

q New Heights: Rock Climbing

Grades Completed: 1–2 Camp #: 106 Location: Holmes Elementary

q Pioneering with Laura Ingalls Wilder

Drop-in, kick-turn and ollie are some of the terms you’ll be shouting as you learn how to skateboard! Gain self-confidence and apply problem-solving skills while enjoying the thrilling and rewarding experiences skateboarding has to offer. With a curriculum designed for students who have little to no skateboarding experience, we have a great staff who is patient and eager to teach you the basics to more advanced tricks. Skateboard and helmet provided for use during the camp.

Taught by Makit Takit Staff

q Adventures Through Time

Grades Completed: 2–3 Camp #: 110 Location: Holmes Elementary This camp is also offered in the afternoon as camp # 214.

Fee: $10 Facilities

q Makit Messy: Slime and Splatter

q Bubble Festival

q Cupcake Decorating Challenge

Fee: $8 Materials

Explore the world with fellow adventurers as you conquer roadblocks and detours. Search for the daily team challenge envelope containing creative games and crafts that will test your abilities in science, math and writing. Celebrate your teamwork by creating a flag and proudly wearing your team colors. Finish off the week with a scavenger hunt that will determine the Amazing Race Champions!

q Skateboarding Basics q Science with Seuss

Fee: $6 Field Trip

Become a detective at the famous Hollywall Detective Academy! Travel through time to solve mysteries that have stumped the most experienced detectives. We’ll search for a lost mummy in Egypt, visit the Louvre in Paris to investigate the missing Mona Lisa and even go to outer space to find clues about UFOs! On Thursday, parents will drop off and pick up at Morrill Hall, where we will search for the rattling bones of Lord McDavey. Real-world skills will involve problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork and communication. Are you up for the challenge?

Experience what it is like to be a fashion designer! You will spend the week learning the basics of sewing and design using upcycled materials. Campers will combine a variety of colors and designs from a selection of thrifted clothing to create their own custom hoodie or dress. They will also practice their sewing skills by making an upcycled T-shirt bag. At the end of the week you will show off your creations in a fashion show. To get the most out of this camp, some sewing knowledge is ideal but not required. Taught by Makit Takit Staff Sponsored by INSPRO Insurance

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1 PM–4 PM q It’s a Snap! Intro to Coding

Grades Completed: K–1 Camp #: 202 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $10 Materials This camp is also offered during Bright Lights Week 4 as camp # 604. Learning coding with KUBO is as easy as putting together a puzzle and does not require any computers or coding experience. Students will use KUBO coding pieces that snap together to create different routes for their robot to travel. As students become more comfortable and experienced, we’ll add dimensions of time, distance, speed and direction. This is a perfect starter experience for younger coders! Taught by Nancy Mosier, Lakeview Elementary School Teacher Sponsored by Olsson Family Foundation

q Safari Adventures

Grades Completed: K–1 Camp #: 204 Location: Holmes Elementary Are you ready to go on safari? Grab your pith helmet and binoculars to visit Africa and explore the amazing animals that call the savanna, desert and rainforest home. We’ll transport ourselves to Africa using books, music and art to learn how different animals adapt and survive. We will also explore careers that help protect the land and animals. See you on safari!

q Artists Traveling Abroad

Grades Completed: 4–5 Camp #: 226 Location: Holmes Elementary Come explore the great cities of Paris, Venice, Giza and Tokyo and create artwork from each of these great cities. The Louvre will be our first stop to view Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Next, we’ll take a gondola ride to Venice to view beautifully hand-crafted Venetian masks. Then onward to Egypt and King Tut’s tomb, with all his gold and treasures inside. We’ll stop in America next and view Claes Oldenburg’s Pop Art. Finally, we’ll cruise over to Tokyo to battle some big waves like the printmaker Hokusai did. Through our travels we will learn art techniques and skills, problem solving, communication and art history. Taught by Pamela Shunkwiler, St. Robert Bellarmine School Art Teacher Sponsored by Andy and Patty Bohart

q French Cooking and Culture

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 228 Location: Southeast High School Fee: $12 Materials This camp is also offered in the morning as camp # 138. Chocolate fondue, baguettes and cheese, delicate pastries, delicious crêpes. Find out about the fine art of French cooking! Explore fabulous recipes from several regions of France as you learn about French culture, art, language and food. Taste your way through this beautiful country and learn about its history as well as its culinary wonders. Taught by Lisa Maupin, East High School Teacher and Certified French Teacher, and Sasha Van Zandt, Southwest High School Teacher and Certified French Teacher Sponsored by Runza® National

Taught by Anna Watson, UNL Elementary Education Major Sponsored by Olsson Family Foundation

June 8-12

q Little Picassos

Grades Completed: K–2 Camp #: 206 Location: Holmes Elementary Immerse yourself in the colorful world of art! If you love working with paint, then you will love our Monday lesson in which we explore our creativeness using different manipulatives with paint. On Tuesday, we dive into the motion of our bodies by creating silhouettes, and then use our feet to create masterpieces. We will build recycled robot creatures and cities on Wednesday, and Thursday will be all about getting messy using chalk and clay. Finally, Friday will be a celebration of art from around the world. Taught by Amanda Joy, Roper Elementary School Teacher

9 AM–4 PM

q LEGO® WeDo Junior Robotics

Grades Completed: 1–2 Camp #: 208 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials This camp is also offered in the morning as camp # 108, and during Bright Lights Week 4 as camp # 610 and # 702 for grades K–1. Are you interested in science, engineering or computers? Do you love to build with LEGO® bricks? Ignite your creativity with an introduction to robotics and computer programming. Using LEGO® WeDo kits and LEGO® educational software, you will be challenged to solve real-world problems by creating one-of-a-kind machines with gears, motors and sensors. Themes will include natural disasters, space exploration and speed. Taught by Tammy Sheldon, Everett Elementary School Early Childhood Paraeducator Sponsored by Mark and Deanna Hutchins

q Wizarding Academy

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 300 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $10 Materials At Wizarding Academy, students will enjoy taking classes just like their favorite Hogwarts witches and wizards! Students will start by getting their academy essentials at Diagon Alley. They will participate in herbology, astronomy, care of magical creatures and more wizarding classes. Students will play in a Quidditch match and a game of wizarding chess. They will learn to make several delicious wizarding snacks and we will end our week with a Holidays at Hogwarts celebration highlighting all the fun of a wizarding winter! Taught by Alex Miller, Calvert Elementary School Teacher, and Hannah Lindokken, Dubuque Community Schools Teacher

q Adventures in Fairyland

Grades Completed: 1–3 Camp #: 210 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials If you have dreamed of becoming a fairy this will be your best week ever, as you choose your special fairy powers, name and personality. You will design your own costume and magic wand, and even make fairy dust to use in your very own magical miniature fairyland. We will also read about the adventures of the Fairy Sisters and sneaky Jack Frost from the Rainbow Fairy series. Taught by Angela Penner, Sheridan Elementary School Teacher

q Brain Games

Grades Completed: 1–3 Camp #: 212 Location: Holmes Elementary Are you left- or right-brained, and what does that mean? Learn about the areas of the brain in order to understand what parts help you talk, think, smell and feel. Let’s explore how our brain changes and what we can do to keep it healthy and happy. Design and build a “helmet” to protect this fantastic, elastic and perhaps most important organ of the body!

q Robotics: LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Day Camp, All Levels

Grades Completed: 4–7 Camp #: 302 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials

Spend the entire day using LEGO® robotics technology – the powerful MINDSTORMS® EV3. Build and program bigger, more powerful and more complex robots using multiple LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 robotics kits and expansion kits. Work as a team to complete real-world engineering and computer science challenges as you build and command robots that will walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. With your ideas and the LEGO® operating system and sensors, there are no limits to what you can do. All experience levels are welcome. Students will work on multiple projects tailored to their interests and ability levels. Taught by Adam Janda, Seward Public Schools Teacher, and Lori Todd, Seward Public Schools Teacher Sponsored by Black Hills Energy

Taught by Paige Meter, Kloefkorn Elementary School Teacher

9 AM–12 PM

q Cupcake Decorating Challenge

Grades Completed: 2–3 Camp #: 214 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials This camp is also offered in the morning as camp # 110. Test your cake decorating skills by creating a work of edible art. Gather inspiration for your cupcake creations as you learn about different holiday celebrations. Practice a variety of techniques with buttercream frosting on graham crackers and use your artistic talents as you learn to add decorative details. Each day, help judge the creativity of each others’ creations. Learn about careers in cake decorating and food science. On Friday, showcase your talent to your family and friends as you decorate a cupcake using the skills you have learned all week. Taught by Melanie Baxa, McCool Junction Public School Teacher

q Radical Road Trip

Grades Completed: 2–4 Camp #: 216 Location: Holmes Elementary Ready to travel? I have been to all 50 states and will introduce you to so many wonderful parts of our country. We will create a 3D map of the USA, learn state names and related trivia, and play Twister on our outdoor map. We will learn how to read and create maps and investigate different modes of transportation. Hop on – don’t be left behind! Taught by Kristin Meyer, LPS Paraeducator and Gifted Mentor Sponsored by DuTeau Chevrolet Subaru

q Edible Science

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 218 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $10 Materials Do you like science? Do you like to eat food? Let’s smash science, food and learning together! Come join us to learn about parts of the body, cells, climate types, rock cycles and other fun science experiments. The best part is—we get to EAT them ALL! Come join us for science fun in the kitchen. Taught by Megan Pellatz, Syracuse Middle School Teacher

q Español Exploradores

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 220 Location: Holmes Elementary

q Plant Yourself in the Garden

Grades Completed: 2–5 Camp #: 304 Location: Southern Heights Presbyterian Church Explore nature through the study of gardening, plants and creative art projects at Southern Heights Food Forest, a community garden space. Learn firsthand as you dig in the dirt, plant seeds and seedlings, and taste vegetables. Research food systems, the life cycle of plants and why pollinators and compost are important to our environment. Do yoga on the grassy hill, help with garden jobs and climb in the messy materials area of the Nature Explore classroom. With your notes and sketches of flowers, insects and trees, create a record of your experiences in your nature journal. Taught by Andrea Jenkins, Everett Elementary School Art Teacher

q Skateboarding Basics

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 306 Location: The Bay Skatepark Fee: $10 Facilities This camp is also offered during Week 1 as camp # 126. Drop-in, kick-turn and ollie are some of the terms you’ll be shouting as you learn how to skateboard! Gain self-confidence and apply problem-solving skills while enjoying the thrilling and rewarding experiences skateboarding has to offer. With a curriculum designed for students who have little to no skateboarding experience, we have a great staff who is patient and eager to teach you the basics to more advanced tricks. Skateboard and helmet provided for use during the camp. Taught by Matthew Ratcliff, Skatepark Director, and Skatepark Staff

q Craft College

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 308 Location: Makit Takit: Lincoln’s Craft Studio Fee: $25 Materials Spend the week in our fully-stocked art and craft studio getting your Masters in Making! Students will be able to choose from a variety of mini-classes, including Woodburning Basics, Dye Lab, Advanced Acrylic Pour Techniques and more! You will create gifts and keepsakes while learning different crafting methods, all in pursuit of your Masters in Making. Join us! Taught by Makit Takit Staff

q New Heights: Rock Climbing

Have you ever wanted to learn another language? Join us this week for an immersive experience to learn Spanish! We will learn the alphabet, numbers, weather terms and more. Come join the fun with crafts, exploration projects and games to help us remember our new vocabulary. Explorers will learn through repetition, actions and songs to complete the week of immersion. We will end with a project about another country and share it with our parents at open house. Previous Spanish knowledge is not required.

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 310 Location: Outdoor Adventures Center at UNL Fee: $20 Facilities This camp is also offered Week 5 as camp # 824.

Taught by Madelyn McGowan, Moore Middle School Teacher

Taught by UNL Outdoor Adventures Staff

Experience the rush of rock climbing! Connect with fellow students while you learn the basic technical skills required to get you climbing, including how to put on a harness and tie in the climbing rope. Problem-solve as you scale vertical walls, find the right body positions and learn a little more about yourself along the way. Come see what climbing can offer beyond the adrenaline rush. Belay on!

q Fit Kids in the Kitchen

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 222 Location: UNL Recreation and Wellness Center (East Campus) Fee: $15 Materials This camp is also offered Week 2 as camp # 402. Try out your cooking skills in the Wellness Kitchen! Explore food flavors and learn how to create meals and snacks on your own. Each day there will be new recipes and students will have a fun fitness break. On Friday we will end with a cooking competition. You will not want to miss this! Taught by UNL Wellness Staff and Nicole Busboom, Nebraska EPSCoR Outreach Coordinator

q Scrapbooking Stories

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 224 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $10 Materials Capture today forever by creating a journal scrapbook! You’ll learn how to use different layouts and embellishments to highlight your favorite photos and write as much or as little as you like to fully capture that moment in time. Bring at least 10 printed photos of your family, friends, pets or a favorite vacation – the possibilities are endless and unique to you! You’ll leave with a customized scrapbook that you can continue adding to throughout the summer. Taught by Karen Gilmore, retired LPS teacher

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1 PM–4 PM q Fit Kids in the Kitchen

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 402 Location: UNL Recreation and Wellness Center (East Campus) Fee: $15 Materials This camp is also offered Week 1 as camp # 222. Try out your cooking skills in the Wellness Kitchen! Explore food flavors and learn how to create meals and snacks on your own. Each day there will be new recipes and students will have a fun fitness break. On Friday we will end with a cooking competition. You will not want to miss this! Taught by UNL Wellness Staff and Nicole Busboom, Nebraska EPSCoR Outreach Coordinator

Pick 2 camps and make it a day! Add supervised lunch care between your morning and afternoon camps to create a full day of fun!


June 22-26

June 15-19 9 AM–12 PM

9 AM–4 PM q Build Like an Engineer

Grades Completed: 1–2 Camp #: 600 Location: Holmes Elementary

See page 2 for additional program information. q Broadway Bound

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 502 Location: Lux Middle School Discover the excitement behind Broadway musicals as you sing, dance and act your way through this high energy musical theatre workshop! This session will culminate in a final performance on Friday featuring songs from “Beetlejuice,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Spamalot,” and “West Side Story.” Taught by Leah Kolar, Theatre Arts For Kids Artistic Director, and TAFK staff Theatre Arts for Kids is a challenging musical theatre arts program specially geared toward the young aspiring performer interested in learning about, participating in and producing musical theatre.

q Clay Expressions

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 504 Location: Lux Middle School Be ready to immerse yourself in your creativity! Use your unique style to create beautiful and useful objects by exploring the hand-building techniques of one of the oldest resources—clay! Seek inspiration from the sky, the land around you and the sea. Possible projects are clay vessels, bas-relief plaques, jewelry and exploration drawings. Sign up today and find your way with clay! Taught by Emily Pieper, Lux Middle School Art Teacher

q Cooking American and Japanese Cuisine

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 506 Location: Lux Middle School Fee: $15 Materials Become an “Iron Chef” as you create delicious dishes that reflect both American and Japanese cultures. Working in teams of American and Japanese students, learn basic cooking techniques and the appropriate use of kitchen tools while exploring cultural similarities and differences in dining etiquette. Taught by Julie Dohmen, Pyrtle Elementary School Teacher

Do you like challenges? Can you change a flat shape into a three-dimensional structure? How about creating a building that turns? In this camp you will think like an engineer to design and build structures using a variety of materials such as play dough, sticks, marshmallows, recycled objects and straws. We will even use life-sized interlocking tubes and spheres to design giant structures! Collaborate with a partner using the engineering process to test and then improve your ideas as you build. There will be different challenges each day, and the only limit is your imagination. Are you up for the engineering challenge? Taught by Ligsi Palensky, Retired Lincoln Public Schools Teacher

q Hogwarts Day Camp

Grades Completed: 3–6 Camp #: 602 Location: Southwest High School Fee: $20 Materials ALL ABOARD THE HOGWARTS EXPRESS! You may want to check the skies for an owl, as your letter of acceptance might be on its way. Young wizards and witches will report to the Hogwarts castle for opening ceremonies. The Sorting Hat will sort first-year students into houses, while returning Hogwarts students cheer from their house tables. Play Quidditch and tackle trivia in the Tri-Wizard Tournament. Students will want a time-turner to fit in all the fun classes offered through the week! There will be herbology, potions, divination, fun with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” spells, magical moving pictures and more! On Friday, parents will drop off at SouthPointe for a morning trip to Diagon Alley. Please wear tennis shoes every day. We will be looking for you on Platform 9 ¾. Taught by David Tien and Brandi Benson, Southwest High School Teachers; Alex Miller, Calvert Elementary School Teacher; Zoe Tien, Certified Teacher

q Extreme Dissecting and Animal Study

9 AM–12 PM

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 508 Location: Lux Middle School Fee: $18 Materials Do you wonder what an eyeball looks like on the inside? What about a pig lung or heart? Study animals from the tips of their sharp teeth all the way to their unique tails. Observe, dissect and discuss creatures such as squid, lamprey, skate, frogs and other surprises. Taught by Kevin Schrad, Southwest High School Teacher

q Outdoor Adventures

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 510 Location: Lux Middle School Fee: $20 Bus Experience Nebraska! On Monday and Tuesday, students will travel by bus to Holmes Lake to learn fishing basics with fishing rods donated by Scheels. Bait your line for a chance to catch the big one! On Wednesday and Thursday, travel by bus to the Maas Farm in Denton for a hands-on experience. Activities may include a hayrack tour, feeding and caring for the livestock, and the basics of raising and riding bulls. On Friday, you will summarize and share your experiences with your family. Taught by Jim Rosenberger, East High School Teacher, Certified Fishing Instructor and avid outdoorsman Sponsored by Scheels

q Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with Science

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 512 Location: Lux Middle School Determine if you have what it takes to survive a Zombie Apocalypse! From a box of junk, could you build a bridge structure that would get you safely from one city to the next, or make a Launch Capsule that would deliver reinforcements to your fellow humans? Will you be able to make it through the Zombie Maze in record time? Study, build and test Super Slingers for protection and Water Rockets for the ultimate escape in order to survive the attack of the Zombies! Please bring a two-liter plastic bottle to camp. Taught by Shelley Clayburn, Rousseau Elementary School Teacher; Neal Clayburn, LPS Gifted Mentor; Nick Clayburn, Lincoln High School Math Teacher

q Robotics: LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3, Levels 1 & 2 Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 514 Location: Lux Middle School Fee: $5 Materials

Design, build and program robots using the most advanced and newest LEGO® robotics technology—the powerful MINDSTORMS® EV3. Work as a team to complete real-world engineering and computer science challenges as you build and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. With your ideas and the latest LEGO® operating system and sensors there are no limits to what you can do. Level 1—Builder: Entry level, limited or no experience with programming. Objectives are basic programming and robot movement. Level 2—Explorer: Completed at least one camp at Level 1 and/or experience through another program. Objectives are sensors, loops and switches. Taught by Nancy Mosier, Lakeview Elementary School Teacher

q Sew Fun! International

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 516 Location: Lux Middle School Fee: $18 Materials Have you ever wanted to create a project with a sewing machine? Learn basic hand stitching and how to use a sewing machine along with how to pin and put together a project. Create a bookmark or bracelet, headband, personalized pillowcase and a decorative koinobori kite. Receive your own personal sewing kit to use and take home. On Friday, these projects will be “all sewn up” for an open house! Both beginning and experienced students are welcome. Sewing machines provided by Randolph Vac & Sew.

Taught by Krista Hight, Mickle Middle School Teacher Sponsored by Randolph Vac & Sew

q It’s a Snap! Intro to Coding

Grades Completed: K–1 Camp #: 604 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $10 Materials This camp is also offered Week 1 as camp # 202. Learning coding with KUBO is as easy as putting together a puzzle and does not require any computers or coding experience. Students will use KUBO coding pieces that snap together to create different routes for their robot to travel. As students become more comfortable and experienced, we’ll add dimensions of time, distance, speed and direction. This is a perfect starter experience for younger coders! Taught by Nancy Mosier, Lakeview Elementary School Teacher Sponsored by Olsson Family Foundation

q Scarves, Ribbons and Parachutes, Oh My!

Grades Completed: K–1 Camp #: 606 Location: Holmes Elementary Come one come all, to have a ball! With ribbons, scarves and parachutes, we will sing and play with props to boot. We will bring music to life through creative dance, adding instruments to put you in a trance. Sign up now without delay, and you will get to play, play, play! Taught by Jenna Brookens, Holmes Elementary School Music Teacher

q Super Science! Super Stars!

Grades Completed: K–1 Camp #: 608 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $6 Materials This camp is also offered in the afternoon as camp # 704.

Become a science super star and explore the scientific inquiry process. Make a balloon car and an electrical circuit. Get a little messy and make Oobleck! Figure out how a roller coaster works! We will work with a new science concept every day using hands-on activities, books, games, songs and experiments. Taught by Jacob Baden, Eastridge Elementary School Teacher Sponsored by Olsson Family Foundation

q LEGO® WeDo Junior Robotics

Grades Completed: K–1 Camp #: 610 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials This camp is also offered in the afternoon as camp # 702, and during Bright Lights Week 1 as camp # 108 and # 208 for grades 1–2. Are you interested in science, engineering or computers? Do you love to build with LEGO® bricks? Ignite your creativity with an introduction to robotics and computer programming. Using LEGO® WeDo kits and LEGO® educational software, you will be challenged to solve real-world problems by creating one-of-a-kind machines with gears, motors and sensors. Themes will include natural disasters, space exploration and speed. Taught by Tammy Sheldon, Everett Elementary School Early Childhood Paraeducator Sponsored by Black Hills Energy

q Diggin’ Up Dinos

Grades Completed: K–2 Camp #: 612 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $4 Field Trip Become a paleontologist as you explore and dig up hidden fossils that have long been forgotten. Feel and touch some real fossilized teeth as we investigate what dinosaurs must have eaten. Hatch your own dinosaur, determine its type, what it liked to eat and how it lived millions of years ago. Finally, leave the camp with an elaborate habitat that your dinosaur can call home and an official Bright Lights Paleontologist Certificate! On Wednesday, parents will drop off and pick up at Morrill Hall where you will get up close and personal with some real dinosaur fossils! Taught by Kasey Dils, Northeast High School Teacher Sponsored by Whitehead Oil Company

q Magical Creatures

Grades Completed: K–2 Camp #: 614 Location: Holmes Elementary Immerse yourself in the creative world of magical creatures! If you love unicorns and rainbows, then you will love our Monday lesson in which we explore our uniqueness by creating our own magical recipe. On Tuesday, we will dive down deep to find personal treasure as mermaids. On Wednesday, we’ll try our luck with leprechauns, working together to create one large trap and play a few tricks. Thursday is all about trolls as we dance, sing and enjoy all things that are “hair-tastic” about these happy and hugging creatures. Friday will be a celebration of our magical findings. Taught by Olivia Alberts, UNL Elementary Education Major

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q Super Space Adventures

1 PM–4 PM

Grades Completed: 1–2 Camp #: 616 Location: Holmes Elementary Before orbiting the galaxy, you must master the skills of an astronaut. Practice completing space chores with astronaut-type gloves, build a space station and taste astronaut food including ice cream! Track constellations and learn amazing facts about the planets. You can’t launch your film canister rocket until you learn about the Earth’s rotation and location. Out in space, discover art, music and literature in another galaxy. Prepare for blastoff! Taught by Maggie Butterfield, Crete Middle School Teacher Sponsored by Bettenhausen Family Foundation

q Perler Bead Mania

Grades Completed: 1–3 Camp #: 618 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials Explore what you can create with colorful Perler beads! With themes such as sports, holidays, animals, careers and more, beads are arranged to form patterns and then fused together using heat (the iron will only be handled by an adult). Beads can also be strung into necklaces, woven into keychains or even assembled into three-dimensional art. We will also discover the mechanics of how to create and assemble objects such as pencil boxes, miniature furniture or jewelry cases. Taught by Kim Miller, Parkview Christian Elementary School Teacher

q Eye on the Sky: Weather Watchers

Grades Completed: 2–4 Camp #: 620 Location: Holmes Elementary Are you curious about natural disasters? Do you keep an “eye on the sky” for weather changes? Join our meteorology team and make a rain gauge and wind sock for your own weather station. Measure daily weather changes and discuss how meteorologists observe and forecast the weather. Learn about the water cycle, make clouds in a jar and a tornado in a bottle. The weather is always changing so join us as we learn more about it! Taught by Michelle Jensen, Zeman Elementary School Teacher

q Aim for the Target

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 622 Location: Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center Fee: $18 Facilities Enjoy a week with the Outdoor Education Center staff exploring and challenging yourself with a variety of skills. This is an outdoor camp featuring archery, slingshots, bow fishing, outdoor cooking and atlatl throwing. Safety is emphasized! Become an outdoor skill scientist as you discover the physics of hitting the bullseye, heating a Dutch oven treat and testing gravity with a projectile released from your slingshot. Each day participate in exciting range activities that develop concentration and coordination as you work toward Range Commander status. Students must be 8 years old or older to participate in this camp, regardless of grade. Taught by Jim Rosenberger, East High School Teacher and avid outdoorsman Sponsored by Cornhusker Bank

q Making It Fantastic

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 624 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials Let’s get crafty! This camp has everything you need to hone your “making skills” and become a master crafter. You’ll learn how to add personal flair to accessories, design décor items for your room and create gifts for friends and family. You’ll use a variety of materials and skills to make products like felt flowers, handmade accessories and trendy wall decorations. Some of the skills presented include hand-sewing and embroidery, safe hot gluing techniques, making pom-poms and tassels, painting and more. At the end of the week you’ll put your items on display in a gallery walk, then take them home to enjoy! Taught by Elonie Sheen, crafting enthusiast

q Makit Messy: Slime and Splatter

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 626 Location: Makit Takit: Lincoln’s Craft Studio Fee: $25 Materials This camp is also offered during Bright Lights Week 1 as camp # 128. Spend the week with us at Makit Takit as we explore the messiest of crafts. We’ll be making several different kinds of slime, splatter painting and learning how to do pour paintings. We’ll also spend some time making prints using gel plates and turning those prints into journals. You’ll take home multiple projects and good memories from this camp! Taught by Makit Takit Staff

q Pokémon® 3D Advanced

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 628 Location: Holmes Elementary Continue mastering your drawing skills as we explore Pokémon® from the Alola Region. Learn to draw famous Alolan characters and create your own 3D legendary Pokémon®. Use colored pencils, paint and clay to make your creations come to life. Taught by Aileen Wiles, artist

q Nebraska Prairie Life: Soddies and More

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 630 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials Come spend a week living on the Nebraska prairie in the 1860s! You will build a miniature sod house with your fellow homesteaders and solve land, construction and predator problems. We will have music and food of the time. Hear from one of the State Historical Society librarians as we learn about individual Nebraska pioneer experiences. Taught by Laura Consolazione, LPS Gifted Mentor

q Rocket Quest

Grades Completed: K–1 Camp #: 702 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials This camp is also offered in the morning as camp # 610, and during Bright Lights Week 1 as camp # 108 and # 208 for grades 1–2. Are you interested in science, engineering or computers? Do you love to build with LEGO® bricks? Ignite your creativity with an introduction to robotics and computer programming. Using LEGO® WeDo kits and LEGO® educational software, you will be challenged to solve real-world problems by creating one-of-a-kind machines with gears, motors and sensors. Themes will include natural disasters, space exploration and speed.

Taught by Tammy Sheldon, Everett Elementary School Early Childhood Paraeducator

q Super Science! Super Stars!

Grades Completed: K–1 Camp #: 704 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $6 Materials This camp is also offered in the morning as camp # 608. Become a science super star and explore the scientific inquiry process. Make a balloon car and an electrical circuit. Get a little messy and make Oobleck! Figure out how a roller coaster works! We will work with a new science concept every day using hands-on activities, books, games, songs and experiments. Taught by Jacob Baden, Eastridge Elementary School Teacher

q Magical Creatures

Grades Completed: K–2 Camp #: 706 Location: Holmes Elementary This camp is also offered in the morning as camp # 614. Immerse yourself in the creative world of magical creatures. If you love unicorns and rainbows, then you will love our Monday lesson, in which we explore our uniqueness by creating our own magical recipe. On Tuesday, we will dive down deep to find personal treasure as mermaids. On Wednesday, we’ll try our luck with leprechauns, working together to create one large trap and maybe playing a few tricks. Thursday is all about trolls as we dance, sing and enjoy all things that are “hair-tastic” about these happy and hugging creatures. Friday will be a celebration of our magical findings. Taught by Olivia Alberts, UNL Elementary Education Major

q Over the Rainbow to Oz

Grades Completed: K–2 Camp #: 708 Location: Holmes Elementary Follow along with Dorothy as you explore the magical world of Munchkins and the merry, merry land of Oz. The familiar characters from “The Wizard of Oz” will take you on a variety of learning adventures in all your favorite subjects—music, science, art, math and reading. Frolic and dance down the yellow brick road, learn sign language to “Over the Rainbow” and many more fun projects. Dress as your favorite Oz characters and bring your souvenirs to create our own Oz museum. Taught by Carmen Westfahl, Riley Elementary School Coordinator

q Rainforest Adventure: Under the Canopy

Grades Completed: 2–3 Camp #: 710 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $10 Materials

It’s dark, it’s wet and it’s home to thousands of exotic plants and animals. Explore the tall, dense jungle and its exotic species as you plant your very own mini-rainforest, create a rain stick and make a papier-mâché snake. Don’t miss out on this wild, wet and fun adventure! Taught by Terese Brown, Waverly Elementary School Teacher Sponsored by Assurity Life Insurance Company

q Imagination Illustration

Grades Completed: 2–4 Camp #: 712 Location: Holmes Elementary Become an illustrator and write your own story worthy of a spot on the library shelf. Improve your drawing skills and create a dynamic character to star in your very own book. Create characters and backgrounds using pencil, colored pencil, marker, pen, pastel and watercolors. Bring your character to life and create a hand puppet to help tell your story. On Friday, share your handmade book at the gallery showing. Taught by Aileen Wiles, artist Sponsored by Olsson Family Foundation

q Be a Star!

Grades Completed: 2–5 Camp #: 714 Location: Holmes Elementary Do you dream of being a famous television, movie or Broadway star? Now is your chance to showcase and develop your acting skills! Practice reading and speaking skills as you work with other students to put on a play. Help design costumes and create scenery for a real back-stage experience. Show your magnificent acting skills as you perform for family and friends on Friday. Bright lights and fun activities await you as you step onto the stage and into the world of entertainment! Bring a plain white t-shirt on Monday for costuming. Taught by Michelle Jensen, Zeman Elementary School Teacher, and Jessica Dubas, Belmont Elementary School Teacher Sponsored by West Gate Bank

q On the Oregon Trail

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 716 Location: Holmes Elementary

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 632 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $9 Materials Explore the sky with Rocket Quest! Students will build their own reusable flying model rocket powered by a solid-fuel model rocket engine. As we build, students will learn about Newton’s Laws, aerodynamics, chemical reactions and so much more! Other activities may include designing paper airplanes, experimenting with baking soda and vinegar rockets and Skyping with a representative from NASA! Taught by Adam Janda, Seward Public Schools Elementary Teacher Sponsored by Lincoln Industries

This camp is a new twist on a classic game, “The Oregon Trail.” Students will become eager settlers looking for opportunity as they leave their old lives behind in Independence, Missouri. Participants will work in teams to battle disease, survive harsh weather and scavenge for supplies with the goal of making it to Oregon City—but be warned, make the wrong choice along the way and your team could end up with a tragic outcome. Every settler will have a unique skill that may come in handy for their covered wagon team. Will you be a blacksmith, a merchant, a seamstress or play some other role? Join our journey and prove that you can conquer the trail! Taught by Kasey Dils, Northeast High School Teacher

q WHAM, BAM, KAPOW! Let’s Make a Graphic Novel

q Uke Can Do It!

Grades Completed: 4–6 Camp #: 634 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $25 Materials This camp is also offered in the afternoon as camp # 724. If you’ve been dreaming of playing ukulele, this camp takes you from no skills to playing melodies and chords after one week. You will receive your own ukulele and tuner to keep, the necessary skills to maintain your instrument, the knowledge of how to play several songs in a variety of styles, and the know-how to learn new songs. This camp is designed for students with little to no ukulele experience. Taught by Justin Brookens, Fredstrom Elementary School Vocal Music Teacher

Grades Completed: 4–5 Camp #: 718 Location: Holmes Elementary

What makes a graphic novel different from other illustrated books? Explore how authors and illustrators use pictures and words to create great stories. Discover the difference by creating your own graphic novel. We’ll learn how to develop dynamic characters, put them in unusual situations and add action to make engaging stories. We’ll end with a “quick pitch” session where students become the publisher as we learn how books get into print. Taught by Nichole Hansen, Handersen Publishing CEO and local children’s book author

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q Funky Furniture

Grades Completed: 4–6 Camp #: 636 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $10 Materials This camp is also offered in the afternoon as camp # 720. Start searching the thrift stores now for a piece of wooden furniture, then take that flea market trash and transform it into a fun, funky piece you’ll treasure for years to come. Use paint, metallic markers, polymer clay and mosaic to create designs everywhere! Please wear old clothing and shoes daily. Bring your piece of furniture with you the first day of camp as you will spend the day sanding and priming. Furniture should be made of wood and easily fit through a classroom door. Items such as small dressers, desks, chairs, large mirror frames and tables would be appropriate. Taught by Kathy Stewart, Humann Elementary School Art Specialist Sponsored by Mark T. and Margaret L. Seacrest Charitable Family Foundation

q Guitar Discovery

Grades Completed: 4–8 Camp #: 638 Location: Holmes Elementary This camp is also offered during Bright Lights Week 5 as camp # 822. Guitar Discovery is for the beginner who has no experience at all with the guitar, or the person who has some basic guitar skills. If you want to learn how to play guitar, this camp is a great introduction. Small groups each work with an instructor, which means a lot of fun and learning can take place. You’ll be loaned an electric guitar by Dietze Music for the camp, which you can take home each night to practice. You’ll receive a packet of information with songs, riffs, exercises and notes that you’ll keep and be able to learn from for years to come. If you’re willing to practice, we’ll show you the way forward to rocking the guitar! On Thursday, parents will drop off and pick up their students at Dietze Music Briarhurst (S. 48th & Hwy 2) for a tour of the music store and instrument repair shop, plus regular small group learning and fun. Taught by Scott Colborn, local music veteran and guitar teacher Sponsored by Dietze Music

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q LEGO® WeDo Junior Robotics

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Grades Completed: 4–6 Camp #: 720 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $10 Materials This camp is also offered in the morning as camp # 636. Start searching the thrift stores now for a piece of wooden furniture, then take that flea market trash and transform it into a fun, funky piece you’ll treasure for years to come. Use paint, metallic markers, polymer clay and mosaic to create designs everywhere! Please wear old clothing and shoes daily. Bring your piece of furniture with you the first day of camp as you will spend the day sanding and priming. Furniture should be made of wood and easily fit through a classroom door. Items such as small dressers, desks, chairs, large mirror frames and tables would be appropriate. Taught by Kathy Stewart, Humann Elementary School Art Specialist Sponsored by Mark T. and Margaret L. Seacrest Charitable Family Foundation

q Robotics: LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3, All Levels

Grades Completed: 4–6 Camp #: 722 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials

Design, build and program robots using the most advanced and newest LEGO® robotics technology— the powerful MINDSTORMS® EV3. Work as a team to complete real-world engineering and computer science challenges as you build and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. With your ideas and the latest LEGO® operating system and sensors, there are no limits to what you can do. This camp is appropriate for students at all levels of experience from beginning to advanced. Students will be given exciting and engaging challenges that are tailored to their own level of experience in building and programming. Taught by Adam Janda, Seward Public Schools Elementary Teacher


q Uke Can Do It!

Grades Completed: 4–6 Camp #: 724 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $25 Materials This camp is also offered in the morning as camp # 634. If you’ve been dreaming of playing ukulele, this camp takes you from no skills to playing melodies and chords after one week. You will receive your own ukulele and tuner to keep, the necessary skills to maintain your instrument, the knowledge of how to play several songs in a variety of styles, and the know-how to learn new songs. This camp is designed for students with little to no ukulele experience. Taught by Justin Brookens, Fredstrom Elementary School Vocal Music Teacher

q It’s All Greek to Me: Olympus Adventures

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 814 Location: Holmes Elementary Can you imagine fighting the many-headed Hydra, stealing the Golden Fleece from a fire-breathing dragon, or flying with wings of wax and feathers? If you think you can defeat the Basilisk or the Minotaur, then spend the week on Mt. Olympus exploring the gods and goddesses of Greek myths and legends. Learn about the Trojan War, perform a play, write myths and compete in an Arachne weaving contest. A week-long board-game of By Jove! and standing with Greek Hoplites in an outdoor game called Phalanx are just part of the fun. On Friday we will enjoy a Greek feast, dressing in tunics and sharing the week’s adventure on Mt. Olympus. Taught by Shelley Clayburn, Rousseau Elementary School Teacher; Neal Clayburn, LPS Gifted Mentor; Nick Clayburn, Lincoln High School Math Teacher

q Genetic Engineering

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 726 Location: Lincoln High School Discover how genetic engineering is a common and essential practice in biotechnology and how scientists are using genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In our classroom lab you will purify plasmids and inoculate bacterial cultures to create glowing bacteria (a GMO). You will also have an opportunity to bring the abstract concept of DNA into a concrete visual by isolating and storing your DNA in a unique necklace. Taught by Shelly Fargo, Lincoln High School International Baccalaureate Science Teacher

q Animal Apprentices

Grades Completed: 4–6 Camp #: 816 Location: Holmes Elementary Do you love animals of all shapes and sizes? Become an Animal Apprentice to learn about the many ways you can help our furry, feathery and scaly friends. We will be exploring the world of animal rescue, learning how to care for pets and researching a variety of careers. If you have a passion for working with animals or you’re wanting to learn more, join us in this fun and informative camp! Taught by Hannah Manley, Schoo Middle School Teacher Sponsored by A-4 Animal Hospital

July 6-10

q Beyond Beginner: Uke 2.0

Grades Completed: 4–6 Camp #: 818 Location: Holmes Elementary Do you have one year of ukulele experience or have you taken the Uke Can Do It camp? Do you know 6 or more chords that you can easily find? If so, Beyond Beginner Ukulele 2.0 will help you take your existing ukulele skills of basic chords and strumming patterns and develop them into pickpatterns, bar-chords and tablature reading. Students will receive group and individual instruction to target areas of individual interest and personal growth. Beyond Beginner is beyond brilliant! Please note, participants need to bring their own ukulele for this camp. Taught by Justin Brookens, Fredstrom Elementary School Vocal Music Teacher

9 AM–4 PM Engineering Day Camp q

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 800 Location: UNL City Campus (Engineering College)/UNL East Campus/The Career Academy Fee: $20 Facilities In the laboratories and classrooms on the UNL campus and The Career Academy at Southeast Community College, learn about engineering and the design process used to define and solve problems to improve your world. You will be introduced to the Engineering Grand Challenges and various disciplines of engineering through special presentations and activities by College of Engineering faculty, students and staff. Field trips will allow you to meet engineers as we tour multiple facilities near UNL’s campus. Drop off and pick up will vary each day, taking place at UNL City Campus, East Campus and The Career Academy. Parents will be responsible for student drop off and pick up at one of these sites each day. The exact schedule and daily locations will be shared with participants the week before camp begins. Please wear close-toed shoes each day. Join us to experience challenging activities and learn how engineering impacts the health, happiness and safety of your world! Taught by UNL Faculty; Travis Ray, Engineering Instructor at The Career Academy; Kristin Page, Dawes Middle School Teacher; Amanda Woodward, Northstar High School Teacher Sponsored by Lincoln Industries

9 AM–12 PM q Fluffy Friends

Grades Completed: K–1 Camp #: 802 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials This camp is also offered in the afternoon as camp # 902. Do you have a special stuffed friend? In this camp we will spend the week creating fun items for your fluffy friends. Activities may include building a bed, weaving a blanket, writing stories, reading and using your imagination to create a new fluffy friend. Be sure to bring your favorite stuffed friend with you to camp! Taught by Angela Penner, Sheridan Elementary School Teacher

q Ocean Discovery

Grades Completed: K–1 Camp #: 804 Location: Holmes Elementary Let’s go on a deep-sea adventure! Dive in and discover the depths of the ocean. Visit the ocean habitat to learn about creatures that live in this environment. Check out the sand and ocean waves. Get to know the fish, whales, dolphins and sea creatures that swim and survive in these waters—but watch out for sharks! Perform scientific inquiries about water and sand. You’ll have a splashing good time with art, literature, songs and games.

q Robotics: LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3, Levels 1 & 2

Grades Completed: 4–6 Camp #: 820 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials

Design, build and program robots using the most advanced and newest LEGO® robotics technology— the powerful MINDSTORMS®EV3. Work as a team to complete real-world engineering and computer science challenges as you build and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. With your ideas and the latest LEGO® operating system and sensors, there are no limits to what you can do. Level 1—Builder: Entry level, limited or no experience with programming. Objectives are basic programming and robot movement. Level 2—Explorer: Completed at least one camp at Level 1 and/or experience through another program. Objectives are sensors, loops and switches. Taught by Adam Janda, Seward Public Schools Elementary Teacher

q Guitar Discovery

Grades Completed: 4–8 Camp #: 822 Location: Holmes Elementary This camp is also offered during Bright Lights Week 4 as camp # 638. Guitar Discovery is for the beginner who has no experience at all with the guitar, or the person who has some rough basic guitar skills. If you want to learn how to play guitar this camp is a great introduction. Small groups each work with an instructor, which means a lot of fun and learning can take place. You’ll be loaned an electric guitar by Dietze Music for the camp, which you can take home each night to practice. You’ll receive a packet of information with songs, riffs, exercises and notes that you’ll keep and be able to learn from for years to come. If you’re willing to practice, we’ll show you the way forward to rocking the guitar! On Thursday, parents will drop off and pick up their students at Dietze Music Briarhurst (S. 48th & Hwy 2) for a tour of the music store and instrument repair shop, plus regular small group learning and fun. Taught by Scott Colborn, local music veteran and guitar teacher Sponsored by Dietze Music

q New Heights: Rock Climbing

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 824 Location: Outdoor Adventures Center at UNL Fee: $20 Facilities This camp is also offered during Bright Lights Week 2 as camp # 310. Experience the rush of rock climbing! Connect with fellow students while you learn the basic technical skills required to get you climbing, including how to put on a harness and tie in the climbing rope. Problem-solve as you scale vertical walls, find the right body positions and learn a little more about yourself along the way. Come see what climbing can offer beyond the adrenaline rush. Belay on! Taught by UNL Outdoor Adventures Staff

Taught by Katie Lewallen, LPS Federal Programs K-5 Internventionist

q Art and Magic of FROZEN

1 PM–4 PM

Grades Completed: K–2 Camp #: 806 Location: Holmes Elementary This camp is also offered in the afternoon as camp # 904. Do you want to build a snowman with Elsa and Anna? Would you like to see the enchanted forest? Come discover the magic of FROZEN through science and art as you create a classroom kingdom of ice and snow. Projects in our magic kingdom may include making snow, building a dam, creating frozen slime, constructing a “blizzard” and so much more fun with liquids and solids! Use your creative side to make a crown, staff or wand to become the prince or princess of our kingdom! Taught by Michelle Jensen, Zeman Elementary School Teacher, and Jessica Dubas, Belmont Elementary School Teacher

q Party with the Penguins

Grades Completed: K–2 Camp #: 808 Location: Holmes Elementary

Get to know these tuxedoed birds from the southern hemisphere through a variety of projects and activities that combine science, art and fun. Learn about the kinds of penguins and how big they are compared to humans. Discover how penguins survive in extremely cold weather. Activities may include making blubber gloves and learning about insulation, writing a penguin poem and enjoying Arcticinspired snacks. Taught by Kim Miller, Parkview Christian Elementary School Teacher

q Reptiles Rock!

Grades Completed: 1–2 Camp #: 810 Location: Holmes Elementary Come slither, swim, creep and crawl with the amazing reptiles. Learn how they change colors, walk on water, bask, hiss and spit. Discover cool sidewinders, boas and Komodo Dragons. Meet famous reptiles in books, make crafts and food, learn about reptile habitats, design a t-shirt and join in the “Reptile Rap.” Real reptiles will visit our camp every day and handling them is optional. “Iguana” see you there! Please bring a plain white t-shirt on Monday. Taught by Sheila Ziems, Trinity Lutheran Elementary School Teacher

q We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Grades Completed: 2–4 Camp #: 812 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials Do you REALLY like ice cream? Explore the ingredients used to make ice cream and the science behind how it is made. Become an ice cream entrepreneur by inventing your own ice cream flavor and creating an advertisement. Discover the history of ice cream, write and illustrate an ice cream poem and conduct a poll to determine people’s favorite ice cream flavors. Come and sample a batch or two of our homemade ice cream during Friday’s open house. Taught by Lori Blum, certified teacher

Pick 2 camps and make it a day! Add supervised lunch care between your morning and afternoon camps to create a full day of fun!

q Fluffy Friends

Grades Completed: K–1 Camp #: 902 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials This camp is also offered in the morning as camp # 802. Do you have a special stuffed friend? In this camp we will spend the week creating fun items for your fluffy friends. Activities may include building a bed, weaving a blanket, writing stories, reading and using your imagination to create a new fluffy friend. Feel free to bring your favorite stuffed friend with you to camp! Taught by Angela Penner, Sheridan Elementary School Teacher

q Art and Magic of FROZEN

Grades Completed: K–2 Camp #: 904 Location: Holmes Elementary This camp is also offered in the morning as camp # 806. Do you want to build a snowman with Elsa and Anna? Would you like to see the enchanted forest? Come discover the magic of FROZEN through science and art as you create a classroom kingdom of ice and snow. Projects in our magic kingdom may include making snow, building a dam, creating frozen slime, constructing a “blizzard” and so much more fun with liquids and solids! Use your creative side to make a crown, staff or wand to become the prince or princess of our kingdom! Taught by Michelle Jensen, Zeman Elementary School Teacher, and Jessica Dubas, Belmont Elementary School Teacher

q Mindbuggling Insects

Grades Completed: K–2 Camp #: 906 Location: Holmes Elementary You won’t believe how wild and crazy bugs can be! Crawl through the metamorphosis of a butterfly. Learn fantastic facts through silly songs, awesome art, books, computer activities and role play. Eat yummy buggy foods, including cricket cookies (optional)! Draw and examine bugs through a microscope. Make and take bean bugs, bug soap, a bug book and a bug jar complete with bugs. Create your own bug and be able to explain body parts, defenses and enemies. An entomologist (professional “bug person”) will join us for a day as we gather and identify insects. This camp will “buggle” your mind! Taught by Sheila Ziems, Trinity Lutheran Elementary School Teacher

q Wet, Wild and Wacky Science

Grades Completed: 1–2 Camp #: 908 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials Get wet, wild and wacky as you dive into science experiments that fizzle, flop, float, pop, spin, soar and slide. Explore density, states of matter, chemical changes, pressure, flight, sound and light, the human body and ecosystems. Make elephant toothpaste, race Fruit Loops using lung power and test elasticity with water balloons. Plunge into this exciting science adventure! Taught by Jana Conroy, LPS Federal Programs K-5 Interventions Sponsored by LI-COR Biosciences

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Pick 2 camps and make it a day! Add supervised lunch care between your morning and afternoon camps to create a full day of fun!

q Tremendous Time Travels

Grades Completed: 2–3 Camp #: 910 Location: Holmes Elementary Fasten your seatbelts as we travel through time to the late 1900s to visit a pioneer family; to Kitty Hawk in the year 1903 to witness the historic first airplane flight of Orville and Wilbur Wright; to 1912 to sail on the Titanic; and to 1969 to witness the first moonwalk! Each day update your Time Travel Logs to remember your travels. Play pioneer games, design passenger boats and perform anti-gravity experiments. Taught by Kacy Loos, Doane Elementary Education Major

q Fold a Friend

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 912 Location: Holmes Elementary Practice the art of paper-folding known as origami, creating creatures like dragons, unicorns, rhinos or frogs. The creatures may vary by skill, but all are possible at different levels. Then take those folded friends and produce an imaginative story that takes your origami to new heights. Taught by Colton Nelson, Certified Teacher

THANK YOU 2019 DONORS! Please show your support to those who made last year’s summer learning adventures possible. Donors listed below reflect donations of $500 or more.

$10,000+ Channel 10/11 KOLN/KGIN* Dillon Foundation Peed Foundation Rogers Foundation

$5,000–$9,999

q Super Leaders

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 914 Location: Holmes Elementary Let’s explore what it means to be a leader and how we can use our super leader powers for good! Through hands-on activities such as obstacle courses and other super challenges, we will learn how to be problem solvers and use teamwork. This camp will encourage you to find ways to use your strengths by exploring different professions ranging from engineers to entrepreneurs, toy inventors to coders, coaches to actors. This camp is partnering with Launch Leadership to provide professionally developed leadership curriculum and experienced volunteer facilitators. We are on a mission to empower young leaders to transform their communities and change the world. Taught by Anna Watson, UNL Elementary Education Major Sponsored by Lincoln Federal Savings Bank

q The Role of a Lifetime

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 916 Location: Holmes Elementary Calling all performers! This camp is your chance to write a musical and star in it. We will bring “The Bad Seed” picture book to life by writing original songs and creating dances to share the message that positive change is possible for each and every one of us. We will collaborate with students from Going Behind the Scenes (camp # 918) to create a memorable performance on Friday. Taught by Jenna Brookens, Holmes Elementary Music Teacher

q Going Behind the Scenes

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 918 Location: Holmes Elementary Together we will explore and learn what it takes for professionals on Broadway to bring a show to center stage and use those skills to make our own musical production come to life. You will step into the shoes of set designers, costume makers and prop masters by assisting with the production of the student-written musical, “The Bad Seed.” We will collaborate with students from The Role of a Lifetime (camp # 916) for a performance on Friday. Please note: We will have a busy week of creating so wear clothes that can get messy. Taught by Ashli Coles, Hartley Elementary School Art Teacher

q Code Like a Girl

Grades Completed: 3–5 Camp #: 920 Location: Holmes Elementary Calling all girls! Learn to program a computer or level up your current programming skills. You will learn to build your own website to show off to your parents and friends. Then harness your power of destruction to take apart a computer and learn what’s inside before building your very own programmable, light-up hat. During these hands-on activities you will also learn about leadership, confidence and how women paved the way in computer science. No computer programming knowledge or experience is required. Taught by Girls Code Lincoln instructors

q Smash Journals

Grades Completed: 4–6 Camp #: 922 Location: Holmes Elementary Do you like to write? Do you like to get messy? Then this camp is for YOU! What is a Smash Journal? It’s a journal in which you can write, draw, glue and paint memories using photos and memorabilia from your life. It’s a fun, unique way to portray how you are feeling and what your life is like or will be like. Participants will need to bring at least 7 themed collections (in envelopes or plastic bags) of events from their life, such as vacations, holidays, sport teams, etc. Each collection can have photos, embellishments, ticket stubs, anything that represents that event or moment for you. More detailed information will be sent to registered families prior to camp beginning, so start collecting those photos and memorabilia now! Taught by Katie Lewallen, LPS Federal Programs K-5 Interventionist

q Robotics: LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3, Levels 2 & 3

Grades Completed: 4–7 Camp #: 924 Location: Holmes Elementary Fee: $5 Materials

Design, build and program robots using the most advanced and newest LEGO® robotics technology— the powerful MINDSTORMS®EV3. Work as a team to complete real-world engineering and computer science challenges as you build and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. With your ideas and the latest LEGO® operating system and sensors, there are no limits to what you can do. Level 2—Explorer: Completed at least one camp at Level 1 and/or experience through another program. Objectives are sensors, loops and switches. Level 3—Engineer: Completed at least one camp of Level 2 and/or previous experience with sensors, loops and switches. Objectives are building solutions to real-world problems, teamwork, FLL challenges or other teacher/student developed challenges.

Abel Foundation Acklie Charitable Foundation Alpha Media* Ameritas Charitable Foundation Borman Family Trust Cooper Foundation Nebraska EPSCoR Nelnet Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc. St. Anthony Foundation Woods Charitable Fund

$1,000–$4,999 Barnes & Noble Bill and Marilyn Cintani Advised Fund Dietze Music* Donlan Foundation Jan Dutton and Bob Beecham Firespring* Humanities Nebraska INSPRO Insurance James C. and Rhonda S. Seacrest Foundation James Stuart III Family Foundation Barbara Hoppe Johnson Juvenile Justice Prevention Fund Lincoln Community Foundation Lincoln Industries Lincoln Rotary Club #14 Lincoln Rotary South Mark T. and Margaret L. Seacrest Family Charitable Foundation May L. Flanagan Foundation, Inc. Olsson Olsson Family Foundation Randolph Vac & Sew* Runza National Scheels Betsy Tonniges U.S. Bank Foundation Union Bank & Trust Company Walmart Wells Fargo Foundation

$500–$999 A-4 Animal Hospital All Copy Products* Amigos/Kings Classic Architectural Foundation of Nebraska Assurity Life Insurance Company Bettenhausen Family Foundation CIP Commercial Investment Properties Cornhusker Bank Jeff and Sarah David DuTeau Chevrolet Subaru First-Plymouth Congregational Church GSK Consumer Healthcare Charley and Cathy Hedstrom Hoppe, Inc. Mark and Deanna Hutchins Jim and Penny Krieger Family Foundation Kimco Self Storage East* LI-COR Biosciences Lincoln Electric System Lincoln Federal Savings Bank Lincoln Northeast Sertoma Club LinPepco* Andrew and Anne Loudon Rochelle Mallett Pinnacle Bank SolutionOne* Sutton Dermatology Ernestine and Kenneth Von Bargen West Gate Bank Western National Bank Whitehead Oil Company Rick and Susie Windle WRK Family Foundation 9/1/18–8/31/19 * Denotes In-Kind Contribution

To become a donor, contact Bright Lights at 402.420.1115.

Taught by Adam Janda, Seward Public Schools Elementary Teacher Sponsored by Jim and Penny Krieger Family Foundation

q Project Funway: Upcycled Fashion

Grades Completed: 6–8 Camp #: 926 Location: Makit Takit: Lincoln’s Craft Studio Fee: $25 Materials This camp is also offered during Bright Lights Week 1 as camp # 140. Experience what it is like to be a fashion designer! You will spend the week learning the basics of sewing and design using upcycled materials. Campers will combine a variety of colors and designs from a selection of thrifted clothing to create their own custom hoodie or dress. They will also practice their sewing skills by making an upcycled T-shirt bag. At the end of the week you will show off your creations in a fashion show. To get the most out of this camp, some sewing knowledge is ideal but not required. Taught by Makit Takit Staff

Contact Bright Lights at:

402.420.1115 info@brightlights.org See a complete listing of FAQs and policies at BrightLights.org/programs. Printed guidelines are available upon request.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Lori Paulsen // Executive Director Jennifer Morand-Ackerman // President Nick Stremlau // President-Elect Jake Muhleisen // Treasurer Betsy Tonniges // Secretary Tina Reeves // Past President

Jai Burks Denine Erlemeier Trish Hoelting Heather Howard Brandy Johnson Rochelle Mallett Stacey Olson Bob Reeker Stephanie Rodriguez Tim Roty Jeff Rust


2020 CAMPS Check BrightLights.org for the latest camp availability.

June 1–5 Before Care & Lunch Care 7:30 AM–9 AM 12 PM–1 PM

Half-Day Camps 9 AM–12 PM

(Holmes)

Supervised Activities Bring your own sack lunch

Full-Day Camp 9 AM–4 PM 100 3-5

America’s Girls Adventures Through History

June 8–12 Full-Day Camps 9 AM–4 PM 300 3-5 302 4-7

June 22–26 Before Care & Lunch Care 7:30 AM–9 AM 12 PM–1 PM

(Holmes)

Supervised Activities Bring your own sack lunch

Full-Day Camps 9 AM–4 PM 1-2 3-6*

Build Like an Engineer Hogwarts Day Camp

July 6–10 Before Care & Lunch Care 7:30 AM–9 AM 12 PM–1 PM

6-8*

Half-Day Camps 1 PM–4 PM

Half-Day Camps 9 AM–12 PM 304 306 308 310

2-5* 3-5* 6-8* 6-8*

Plant Yourself in the Garden Skateboarding Basics Craft College New Heights: Rock Climbing

402

3-5*

(Holmes)

Supervised Activities Bring your own sack lunch

Engineering Day Camp

Middle School International Camps 502 504 506 508 510

6-8* 6-8* 6-8* 6-8* 6-8*

Broadway Bound Clay Expressions Cooking American & Japanese Cuisine Extreme Dissecting & Animal Study Outdoor Adventures

Half-Day Camps 9 AM–12 PM 604 K-1 606 K-1 608 K-1 610 K-1 612 K-2 614 K-2 616 1-2 618 1-3 620 2-4 622 3-5* 624 3-5 626 3-5* 628 3-5 630 3-5 632 3-5 634 4-6 636 4-6 638 4-8

It’s a Snap! Intro to Coding NEW! Scarves, Ribbons & Parachutes, Oh My! NEW! Super Science! Super Stars! LEGO® WeDo Junior Robotics Diggin’ Up Dinos Magical Creatures Super Space Adventures Perler Bead Mania Eye on the Sky: Weather Watchers Aim for the Target Making it Fantastic NEW! Makit Messy: Slime & Splatter Pokemon® 3D Advanced Nebraska Prairie Life: Soddies & More NEW! Rocket Quest Uke Can Do It! Funky Furniture Guitar Discovery

Half-Day Camps 9 AM–12 PM

Full-Day Camp 9 AM–4 PM 800

Half-Day Camps 1 PM–4 PM

202 K-1 It’s a Snap! Intro to Coding NEW! Science with Seuss 204 K-1 Safari Adventures Bubble Festival 206 K-2 Little Picassos NEW! Adventures Through Time 208 1-2 Lego® WeDo Junior Robotics LEGO® WeDo Junior Robotics 210 1-3 Adventures in Fairyland Cupcake Decorating Challenge 212 1-3 Brain Games Chess: Capture the King! 214 2-3 Cupcake Decorating Challenge Pioneering with Laura Ingalls Wilder ® 216 2-4 Radical Road Trip Pokemon Art: Gotta Draw ‘em All 218 3-5 Edible Science Exploring Natural Disasters 220 3-5 Español Exploradores NEW! Dinosaur Detectives 222 3-5* Fit Kids in the Kitchen Mysteries at Hollywall Detective Academy 224 3-5 Scrapbooking Stories NEW! Amazing Race Challenges 226 4-5 Artists Traveling Abroad NEW! Skateboarding Basics 228 6-8* French Cooking & Culture Makit Messy: Slime & Splatter New Heights: Rock Climbing Jewelry Design Academy Spy Academy Pick 2 half-day camps Paddle Sports: Hit the Water and make it a day! French Cooking & Culture Project Funway: Upcycled Add lunch care between morning and Fashion NEW! afternoon camps for a full day of fun!

Fit Kids in the Kitchen

Wizarding Academy Robotics: LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3, All Levels

June 15–19

600 602

102 K-1 104 K-1 106 1-2 108 1-2 110 2-3 112 2-4 114 2-4 116 2-4 118 2-4 120 3-5 122 3-5 124 3-5 126 3-5* 128 3-5* 130 3-5* 132 3-6 134 4-5 136 4-6* 138 6-8* 140 6-8*

802 K-1 Fluffy Friends 804 K-1 Ocean Discovery 806 K-2 Art & Magic of FROZEN 808 K-2 Party with the Penguins 810 1-2 Reptiles Rock! 812 2-4 We All Scream for Ice Cream! 814 3-5 It’s All Greek To Me: Olympus Adventures 816 4-6 Animal Apprentices NEW! 818 4-6 Beyond Beginner: Uke 2.0 NEW! 820 4-6 Robotics: LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3, Levels 1 & 2 822 4-8 Guitar Discovery 824 6-8* New Heights: Rock Climbing

512 6-8* 514 6-8* 516 6-8*

9 AM–12 PM Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with Science Robotics: LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3, Levels 1 & 2 Sew Fun! International

Half-Day Camps 1 PM–4 PM 702 K-1 704 K-1 706 K-2 708 K-2 710 2-3 712 2-4 714 2-5 716 3-5 718 4-5 720 4-6 722 4-6 724 4-6 726 6-8*

LEGO® WeDo Junior Robotics Super Science! Super Stars! Magical Creatures Over the Rainbow to Oz Rainforest Adventure: Under the Canopy Imagination Illustration Be a Star! On the Oregon Trail NEW! WHAM, BAM, KAPOW: Let’s Make a Graphic Novel NEW! Funky Furniture Robotics: LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3, All Levels Uke Can Do It! Genetic Engineering

Half-Day Camps 1 PM–4 PM 902 K-1 904 K-2 906 K-2 908 1-2 910 2-3 912 3-5 914 3-5 916 3-5 918 3-5 920 3-5 922 4-6 924 4-7 926 6-8*

Fluffy Friends Art & Magic of FROZEN Mindbuggling Insects Wet, Wild & Wacky Science Tremendous Time Travels Fold a Friend NEW! Super Leaders NEW! The Role of a Lifetime NEW! Going Behind the Scenes NEW! Code Like a Girl NEW! Smash Journals NEW! Robotics: LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3, Levels 2 & 3 Project Funway: Upcycled Fashion NEW!

* Denotes camps held at a community site. Health support is not available at community sites.

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