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of summer, we think of taking a break. The kids get a break from school, you have saved up vacation time, and the unpredictable Nebraska weather (temporarily) rewards us with sunshine and warm nights. But we know as parents that the world doesn’t stop come the end of May. School may be on hiatus for the kids, but work and life continue.

What’s the camp philosophy? A good summer camp should focus on achievement, belonging and friendship and is inclusive.

HEN WE THINK

Summer sports and playdates with friends keep the carpool just as busy as during the school year. You soon realize you dipped into more vacation time than you hoped when you caught the flu with the kids back in January. And your youngest didn’t have the best year in math. Summer really shouldn’t be a break for him. “Learning loss is a serious concern over the summer months,” says Jenny Holweger, vice president of programming at the YMCA of Greater Omaha. “Children who attend summer camp not only develop character and discover their potential, but bridge the achievement gap as they continue to cognitively grow and stay engaged with learning in their time out of the classroom. And they have fun while doing it.”

When choosing a summer camp for your children, it’s much more than choosing where they will spend their days. It’s choosing an environment for your child to continue to learn, build friendships and a sense of community. But with so many camps to choose from, where does a parent start? Here’s some questions to ask yourself to help guide you in the process.

IT’S CHOOSING AN ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR CHILD TO CONTINUE TO LEARN, BUILD FRIENDSHIPS AND A SENSE OF COMMUNITY.

Does the camp have a specialty or focus?

What do we need from summer camp? Ask yourself why you are shopping for a summer camp and if a camp meets your logistical needs. Day camps may have before and after care available while destination camps, like YMCA Camp Platte, may offer a bus route.

Will your child need one-on-one attention or special accommodations because of a disability? Talk directly to camp directors to make sure your child’s needs will not only be accommodated but the camp builds an inclusive environment for your child. What is your budget for summer camp? Is financial aid offered to help your kid attend? What will a day at camp look like for my child?

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What kind of outcomes does the specialty camp promote and is this something your kid would enjoy? Making sure camp is a place where your child can accomplish tasks, whether that goal be learning to scuba dive, improving a jump shot, or meeting a new friend, will make summer camp a fun and rewarding place. Do I feel like this is a good fit?

By now, you should have all your in-depth questions answered by a camp director, you’ve checked your mom group sources and the decision making is down to your gut. So ask yourself—Will this camp be a positive place for my child to build memories, friendships and make strides and grow over the summer? If the answer is yes, looks like you’ve found yourself a winner. Now pass the marshmallows, please! FamilyGuide


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Summer Camping

Nettles, and Ivy, and Ticks—Oh My!

How to Choose the Right Summer Camp

Letter from the Editor

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Young Hero

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Superintendent Letters

10 Cheap Things to Do in Omaha This Summer

Correspondence

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Exemplary Educator Austen Hill

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Feature Out-of-State Camps

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As a kid, I attended Camp Wesley Woods, a Methodist-based camp in Indianola, Iowa. My favorite camp was Ranch Camp, where I spent a week riding a horse and learning about all things equine. As a teenager, I also enjoyed volunteering as a counselor for Camp Wesley Woods' camp for the mentally and/or physically disabled. This camp paired teenagers one-on-one with a camper for the week or weekend, and I still smile to think of my buddy Ron, who loved to dance and was happy to experience each day’s adventure. These days, summer camping means traveling in my Volkswagen bus with my husband to places new and old. This year we plan to attend a festival in Loveland, Colorado, as well as attend our annual excursion to Indian Cave State Park near Shubert, Nebraska.

Whether camping in your household means sending the kids away for a week for some “adult time” or planning a family vacation, this issue brings our readers lots of useful information. In fact, most of our articles in this issue deal with camping, from our Exemplary Educator Austin Hill to our dream article about some of the coolest camps in America (Space Camp, anyone?).

Not all of the articles pertain to camping, for those who prefer other activities, or simply don’t have the cash flow to send youngsters to camp. There is plenty of summer fun to be found here in Omaha, from family-friendly festivals to fan-fest at the College World Series. Parents who want their students to continue their academics during the summer can find information about various summer school programs from area superintendents.

No matter what this summer brings, whether it is a week at Camp Winnarainbow in Berkley, California, or a couple of evenings at Jazz on the Green, there is no doubt that summer is the coolest season of all. FamilyGuide

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HE GREATER OMAHA

metropolitan area is home to some of the state’s best schools, educators, and students. Superintendents at eight of the area’s largest school districts share their thoughts and reflections for the summer. FamilyGuide 

School Districts Archdiocese of Omaha 402-558-3100 students: 19,100 | schools: 70

Bellevue Public 402-293-4000 students: 10,100 | schools: 20

Elkhorn Public 402-289-2579 students: 7,000 | schools: 16

Millard Public 402-715-8200 students: 23,910 | schools: 35

Omaha Public 402-557-2222 students: 51,069 | schools: 63

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ANY OF THE 70 Catholic schools

in the Archdiocese of Omaha offer summer programs. They range from academic enrichment opportunities to extracurricular and athletic offerings, and parents are encouraged to call the school of their choice to learn more about them.

New to the offerings this summer is Roncalli’s Benilde Program. The goal of this program is to help students with learning difficulties be successful in high school, help prepare them for college, and show them how to embrace life with wisdom, courage, and faith. Accepted students take coursework over the summer, thus affording them a lighter course load during the academic year. These same students will then take the Benilde course during the school year, which will teach them self-advocacy skills, study skills, test-taking strategies, and how to utilize many other resources to maximize student success. The Catholic school community provides support, a sense of belonging, and friendship like no other. 

Jeff Rippe, Ed.D. Bellevue Public bellevuepublicschools.org

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T’S IMPORTANT TO remember that

learning is a year-round activity. Students have the opportunity to remain academically involved and connected through our summer program offerings.

Summer school: Summer school is offered for elementary students entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Secondary summer school will be offered for students entering seventh through 12th grades. Science, technology, and math camps: STM Camps provide in-depth curriculum experiences at high levels for incoming sixth and seventh grade students. All three camps integrate the engineering strand into the classes.

Summer day camp: This field-trip based summer program is offered to all Bellevue Public Schools’ students entering first through seventh grades, and is housed at the Lied Activity Center. Providing opportunities for students to remain engaged over the summer not only supports their academic development, but also their overall well-being. Through the support of TeamBPS, our parents, and community members, we are confident that we will continue to serve our children well.

students: 11,151 | schools: 20

Ralston Public 402-331-4700 students: 3,246 | schools: 8

Westside Community 402-390-2100 students: 6,016 | schools: 13

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Steve Baker, Ed.S. Elkhorn Public elkhornweb.org

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S THE 2016-2017 school year closes,

we reflect on this year’s accomplishments and look to opportunities for development during the summer.

Elkhorn students at all levels of education are flourishing, ranking above state averages in testing and maintaining a high involvement level in extracurricular activities, with over 80 percent of students participating. Elkhorn High School and Elkhorn South High School were again named to the College Board AP Honor Roll, and activity teams performed at the highest caliber.

This summer, in addition to the multitude of community-offered opportunities, EPS provides options for furthering academic and athletic skills, including summer school and Kindergarten 101, encouraging student preparation for the school year, and a district-sponsored Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class. Students may also register for P.E. courses and sports camps, including basketball, softball, football, and more.

Jim Sutfin, Ed.D. Millard Public mpsomaha.org

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Mark Evans, M.Ed. Omaha Public district.ops.org

F YOU ARE looking for a great spot

for summer for your children, then let me be the first to welcome you to Millard Public Schools. Millard offers a fantastic curriculum of basics, enrichment, and fun during the summer months. You can sign up right from the first page of our website. Click on the summer school link under "Connect With Us."

We offer reading and math skills, but we also have classes in puzzles and logic, writing workshops, computers, robotics, apps, virtual explorations, and more. Along with elementary, middle, and high school offerings, we will be teaching an Elementary STEM Summer School. Summer is a great time to learn out of class, too.

We hope to welcome your children to Millard this June! Whatever your plans for this summer, I hope your family learns a lot, has even more fun, and enjoys every moment.

We are already excited for another year of excellence in all facets of our students’ education.

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MAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS is an

emerging leader in urban school districts across the nation.

Throughout the past several years, we have: worked with the board to develop the district’s first-ever strategic plan; reorganized the district, focusing on supporting schools and improving building-level leadership; raised test scores across the entire district to historic highs in all core subject areas; helped the district pass the largest bond issue in Nebraska State history (2-to-1 vote) to launch much-needed renovation and construction upgrades at schools; started purchasing land for two new high schools and two new elementary schools; and led significant technological improvements for staff and students. Throughout the summer, OPS typically offers summer school programs to students who need additional academic support to help prepare them for the fall. In addition, OPS offers swimming lessons and sport camps at various schools, Camp Invention, and a summer musical for our families.

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Andy Rikli, Ed.D. Papillion-La Vista plcschools.org

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HILE THE SCHOOL year is coming

to end, our drive towards continued success within PapillionLa Vista Community Schools is not slowing. Looking back on the 2016-2017 year, I am extremely proud to be serving as the superintendent of an outstanding school district that is committed to meeting the individual needs of our students. Our PLCS staff is second to none, and their dedication and determination is what makes PLCS known for greatness. Throughout the next couple of months, we will continue to work on and refine our high school visioning plan. Our goal is to take the feedback collected from our community groups and finalize a vision for what future high school education needs to look like in PLCS. With summer break right around the corner, we hope families take the time to relax and reflect on this past year’s accomplishments. We know that the future remains bright when we all work together. Enjoy your summer and know that PLCS is committed to making the 2017-2018 year known for greatness!

Mark Adler, Ed.D. Ralston Public ralstonschools.org

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ALSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS will

be busy places this summer. For students moving to a new building, we offer “bridge”—where incoming seventh and ninth graders get an early look at life in middle and high school. Staff design experiences to provide a smooth, quality transition—and families tell us it makes a difference.

This summer, many students will find additional academic support, keeping them on track when school returns. High-ability learners will stay engaged with dynamic summits that expand learning. Past workshops included coding, biomes, and digital imaging. Our teachers will be on the move for home visits, fostering stronger bonds with the families we serve. The Ralston Public Schools Foundation offers fun, educational field trips and activities for elementary-age students enrolled in Little Rams. We are thankful for partners like Ralston’s Baright Public Library that offer even more space to explore and grow. Keep reading and stay engaged this summer!

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Blane McCann, Ph.D. Westside Community westside66.org

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UMMER IS A time for fun, splash-

ing in the pool, and dangling your feet in the creek as you look for salamanders and crawfish. Or at least that was what I liked to do in the summertime of my youth. I continue to advocate for children to have fun all year, especially in the summer. Here at Westside Community Schools, we continually work with teachers and staff members to infuse learning with joyful experiences.

Parents can plan summer activities as a family to allow children to continue learning throughout the summer. Explore free activities, such as those provided by the Omaha Public Library. Talk to your child care provider about fun options. Tying your summer activities to specific books helps encourage children to read. Omaha has endless opportunities for learning while having fun.

Overall, the most important aspect for parents is to simply spend time with their children. FamilyGuide


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ONE OF HIS FAVORITE PARTS ABOUT WORKING WITH KIDS IS TEACHING THEM ABOUT ANIMALS. HIS MENAGERIE AT PAPIO NRD INCLUDES NEARLY 30 REPTILES, AN OWL, AND AMPHIBIANS.

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USTEN HILL KNOWS that camping

is an exciting, even vital, part of kids’ summers. He does his part to make sure the Papio NRD camps stay exciting. “I like to do different activities that they may not get to do every day,” Hill says. “Many of the camps I’ve been to are kind of cookie-cutter in that they do they same activity each year, or each day.”

Hill’s camps include a variety of activities, and while the campers might see a snake each year, Hill makes sure to talk about different snakes so kids who may have come before learn something different.

It’s an amazing idea, especially realizing that Hill is a one-man show. He coordinates everything from spring registration to summer counseling. He uses Pinterest and other internet sites to find fresh ideas and learn new things himself. Of course, many of his ideas come from his own life experiences. Hill grew up in West Omaha, in an area that included a cornfield and a wooded area where he ran around as often as the weather permitted, fishing, hiking, and pursuing other activities.

It’s that interest in the outdoors, and in learning new things, that drew him to this position at the NRD. While earning a degree in wildlife and fisheries, he thought he would pursue research as a career. A summer job at Fontenelle Forest showed him his true calling of education. Now, Hill is the education assistant at Papio NRD. His school-year job is coordinating programs for students. He helped to produce 250

WILD ABOUT TEACHING KIDS TO BE WILD programs in 2016, working with schools four out of every five days during the academic year. Some schools come out for field trips to the NRD, while many other days Hill travels to schools. “We’ve worked in a lot of inner-city classrooms,” Hill says. “Not every school can be outside … at least I can bring the environment to them.”

One of his favorite parts about working with kids is teaching them about animals. His menagerie at Papio NRD includes nearly 30 reptiles, an owl, and amphibians. It is one of the kids’ favorite parts as well. “A lot of people talk about keeping kids’ attention,” Hill says. “I never have that problem.”

Kristen Holzer, a zoology and biology teacher at Millard West High School who has worked with Hill at camps and at her school, concurs. “It’s amazing how much kids get excited,” she says. “They love hearing about the animals. He’ll let them handle them, so he passes around the snakes and things. Of course, the kids all get out their phones and take photos with them.”

At least, they take photos during school visits. The camps involve a lot of old-fashioned fun … spending time and energy hiking, kayaking, learning archery, and many other activities away from the often-ubiquitous screens. “They can’t have cell phones,” Hill says. “We take those away first thing so the kids aren’t tempted to look at their phones while we’re doing other activities.”

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While many parents want their kids to be connected, Hill says he finds the parents of his campers often embrace the idea of unobstructed time in the woods. The kids are always supervised, and the exposure to the environment gives them a chance to learn and grow. Hill himself is part of the reason why NRD camps and programs are fun.

“I think what makes it so cool is that he has the ability to relate to young kids and high school kids,” Holzer says. “He has a really good skill set for his job. I enjoy working with him too.” That ability to relate allows him to help kids confront their fears, and learn new things themselves.

“Kids are fearful of everything,” Hill says. “I’ll have kids who are scared of a tiny bug that can’t even fly. Then I’ll show it to them, and they get first-hand experience, and they learn this is not something to be afraid of.” He also teaches environment classes, from tree planting to an annual Water Works field day for fifth-grade students. Papio-NRD also hosts the metro’s Envirothon Competition, an annual environment-themed quiz competition by the National Conservation Foundation aimed at high school students. Conversely, his perspective becomes refreshed thanks to the kids. “We get dull to things,” Hill says. “We step right over earthworms. Sometimes it takes a fouryear-old to get awed by earthworms. That’s a good feeling.” FamilyGuide


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HE TIME IS swiftly approaching when

parents will have to sit down and have “the talk” with their children. This heart-to-heart shouldn’t be taken lightly as the child’s response could have a serious impact on their future.

The subject matter? What summer camp should they attend? This is a right of passage and tradition for some; for others, it is an introduction to what will become a career or lifelong passion. While campfires, canoes, and "Kumbaya" are associated with traditional summer camp programs, other organizations across the country have transformed the annual break into something truly extraordinary. When choosing an experience as unique as your child, consider a camp catered to their imagination. Whether they dream of becoming an astronaut, fashion designer, marine biologist, or musician, there is a platform available to them. While groups of boys and girls are roasting marshmallows and crafting in commons areas, the youngsters at these one-of-a-kind camps are fostering special skills, pursuing their passions, and opening their minds to a world where life is lived outside the box.

1. Pali Adventures—

3. ThrillCoasters Tour—

Near Los Angeles, California

Multiple locations

($2,000-plus for one week)

($2,000-plus for three weeks) Kids who love to play cops and robbers, or dream of being the next Carmen Sandiego, find plenty of options at Secret Agent Camp (SAC) run by Pali Adventures. Other unique camps include Hollywood stunts, flying trapeze, and LARP (live action role playing). This is a true imagination station for kids 8-16 years old.

2. Global Expeditions Group— Multiple locations

($1,845 for two weeks)

Send students around the world. Global Expeditions Group runs Action Quest and GoBeyond Student Travel. Action Quest involves living on, and helping to sail, a boat for three weeks while learning diving, sailing, marine biology, and more. GoBeyond takes students to places from Peru to the Galapagos to Asia and farther while participating in service learning. •

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4. Camp Winnarainbow— Berkley, California

($5,800-plus for three weeks)

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Although the word “camp” is not in the name, this adventure is for the kid who lives for amusement parks. One trip includes two days at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, which boasts 16 roller coasters, another includes two days at Six Flags Magic Mountain, which has 19 roller coasters, more than any other amusement park in the U.S.

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Camp Winnarainbow, created by 1960s activist/icon Hugh Romney, better known as Wavy Gravy, focuses on circus and performing arts, from clowning to juggling to trapeze. Parents needing a week away can attend the adultsonly version. Ben & Jerry’s now-retired ice cream bearing Romney’s nom de circus helped fund the camp from sales of their brazil-nut caramel confection.

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5. Long Lake Camp for the Arts— Dobbs Ferry, New York ($5,950 for two weeks) Long Lake allows youngsters to focus on their individual artistic specialties, as it offers a selfchoice schedule. This schedule allows kids to combine activities in an unlimited number of ways. The biggest lessons they will learn here are commitment, confidence, and dedication, all while pursing their passion.

6. Fashion Camp NYC— New York, New York ($1,200 for one week)

This is not a sleep-away camp, but kids who are serious about joining the fashion industry will benefit from this experience. Three successive programs are offered that teach kids everything from what careers are available in the fashion industry to gaining internships. Along the way, they complete individual and team projects and meet with top executives from the industry.

7. Space Camp— Huntsville, Alabama ($1,000 for one week)

Founded more than 30 years ago by rocket scientist Dr. Wernher von Braun, this camp is the stuff of legends, or at least TV show mentions. Campers will gain hands-on training, experience high-fidelity simulations, and develop impactful skills for a future among the stars. Alumni of Space Camp have gone on to become astronauts and engineers for NASA and ESA.

8. Camp Jam— Multiple locations

9. Camp Woodward, Pennsylvania; Truckee, California; Tehachapi, California; Copper Mountain, Colorado

($1,500-plus for one week)

($1,800-plus for one week)

Camp Jam is available in 10 cities across the United States (Chicago and St. Louis are the closest to Omaha), offering a vast curriculum for campers including music business, stage performance, songwriting, and recording. One highlight of this camp is the master classes, which are taught by noted artists such as Rolling Stones bassist Darryl Jones or Matchbox 20 keyboardist Joey Huffman.

Camp Woodward has pruned and produced some of the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, BMXers, and more. The camp is specifically designed for professional-level training, and has some of the best facilities in the world. No prior experience is needed, and kids will have the opportunity to practice in one-of-a-kind parks, take freestyle and private lessons, and participate in a variety of classes. FamilyGuide

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Part of the problem, Grandgenett says, is that the camp titles do not reflect experiences that are seen as great resume-builders. Parents who want to accelerate their students in their studies may actually benefit from allowing their student(s) to delve deeper into a subject.

expensive. A semester at the University of Nebraska at Omaha now costs more than $3,000, leaving many parents—and students—wondering how to increase their ROI on college expenditure. One of the best ways is to go into a profession that relies on science, technology, education, or mathematical knowledge.

Young people with a bachelor’s degree and with three or fewer years of experience in their field earn less than $40,000, according to a study conducted last year by Forbes, but those in STEM occupations can earn much more. One of the highest paid STEM positions, a petroleum engineer, can earn more than $85,000 with only three years’ experience and a bachelor’s degree.

Unfortunately, those lucrative loan-repayment-worthy STEM professions are underrepresented by minority and women employees. Stereotypes persist, discouraging possible candidates based on the misconception that STEM fields of study are “hard” or “boring” or “unwelcoming.” Neal Grandgenett, the Dr. George and Sally Haddix Community Chair of STEM Education at UNO, says it’s not hard to break those stereotypes. Engaging students in camps or extracurricular activities can be effective in establishing an interest in these fields.

“I THINK IT’S CRITICAL THAT PARENTS GIVE KIDS THE ABILITY TO GET INTO SOME OF THESE FUN CAMPS. THERE’S FUN THINGS LIKE ROCKETRY AND ROBOTICS. ” -Neal Grandgenett

“I think it’s critical that parents give kids the ability to get into some of these fun camps,” Grandgenett says. “There’s fun things like rocketry and robotics. They’d be better off doing that than getting kids into more traditional math camps.”

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“Parents may gravitate away from something like “The Science of Zombies,” because it doesn’t sound useful, but it might have practical applications,” Grandgenett says. “They might talk about disease transmission and how to prevent it. The title of the camp may not be reflective of how applicable to the STEM fields it really is.” Even throughout the school year, Grandgenett says, there are a lot of ways that students can become interested in these fields. One way is to attend speaking engagements that are open to the public. Omaha Performing Arts, for example, showcases “National Geographic Live,” in which noted researchers, writers, and photographers spend an evening discussing their adventures. These guest speakers can make STEM subjects sound exciting.

As well as being fun, Connie O’Brien, director of the Aim for the Stars summer math and science camps at UNO, says making sure boys and girls are given an equal chance to succeed in these areas is essential. O’Brien says, “In the last 10-15 years, we have caught on to the fact that we need to teach in ways that catch [girls’] brains. When we give kids a rocket to build, for example, boys will pull out one item, then another, then start putting the two pieces together. Girls take out all the pieces and make a picture in their minds, then assemble the project.” continued on page 18 >

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< continued from page 16 Women make up 73 percent of all employees in the social and life sciences, such as psychology and biology, but make up less than 30 percent of employees in many of the physical sciences, such as engineering.

“On a day-to-day basis, I’m researching physical settings,” Sambol explains. “What’s around it? What type of things might affect building it? Does it contain contaminated soil or groundwater? Wetlands, do they need to be mitigated? Are there permits that needs to be maintained?”

It didn’t work for Allison Sambol, either. Sambol is an environmental scientist at Felsburg Holt & Ullevig, and a prime example of using a college degree to dive into a STEM career.

“Part of my job is in development,” Sambol says. “Working with my clients, developing relationships, and determining communities’ problems, and how people can solve those problems.”

“I was expected to get a college degree in nursing or teaching,” O’Brien says. “That didn’t work for me.”

“I am a geographer. I went to college and I took all general studies, and my geography course was my favorite,” Sambol says. “When I graduated, I was looking for jobs; I looked for anything that had consulting in the title.”

Eventually, Sambol realized that her work decisions affected many aspects of people’s lives, and she began to see the benefits to sticking with environmental science.

Being in a STEM-based career, however, does not mean that she researches alone all day.

The possibilities for a student who becomes interested in STEM subjects are limitless. Those working with computers, specifically, are much needed in Omaha and nationwide.

“The number of computer science positions is far outpacing the number of graduates we will have in those careers,” Grandgenett says. “One in five positions in computer science will not be filled due to not having the people with the skills.” FamilyGuide

THE POSSIBILITIES FOR A STUDENT WHO BECOMES INTERESTED IN STEM SUBJECTS ARE LIMITLESS. THOSE WORKING WITH COMPUTERS, SPECIFICALLY, ARE MUCH NEEDED IN OMAHA AND NATIONWIDE.


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HIS NEW TWIST on s’mores is not just for the

kids at the campsite—grownups will love them, too. Add some fresh fruit to give a healthful boost to this gooey, delicious campfire dessert. FamilyGuide

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12 ounces of packaged frozen waffles (10) 1 cup marshmallows 1 cup Nutella hazelnut spread 1/4 cup chocolate chips Sliced bananas and strawberries Pecans (optional)

• 5 aluminum pie tins • Aluminum foil

Preparation 1. Use a spatula to spread 1-2 tablespoons of Nutella spread on a waffle.

2. Place a second waffle on top of the Nutella. 3. Spread another 1-2 tablespoons Nutella spread on the second waffle.

4. Add about 1/4 cup marshmallows and 1 tablespoon chocolate chips to top.

5. Place stacked waffles in 8" pie tin. 6. Create a tent with the foil, set on top of the pie tin, and seal.

7. Place tin over hot coals for 8-9 minutes, or until the marshmallows have started to melt and the bottom of the waffle has started to brown. 8. Remove from pie tin and top with sliced bananas and strawberries. 9. These are rich, you may want to cut in half to share. 10. …or maybe not.

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LOOK OUT FOR SUMMER PESTS AND PLANTS HRISTINE JACOBSEN LIKES to see parents

taking their kids outside. “There's more of a risk to keeping them inside,” she says, citing obesity and other problems. Jacobsen, the education specialist for the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resource District, often heads summer camp programs and outdoor field trips for students. Jacobsen says she took her own children outside frequently “from the get-go.” When her children were infants, her husband and she would take them on hikes in carriers. Her children now appreciate the outdoors. Jacobsen says that the more parents can get their kids outdoors and learning about their natural world, the better. Many parents fear what dangers may lurk outside. Jacobsen says, “Here in Nebraska, especially in eastern Nebraska, there's really not a lot to be worried about,” noting that any venomous snakes, such as rattlesnakes, are restricted to western Nebraska. However, one should learn to identify and avoid minor perils such as nettles, poison ivy, ticks, and mosquitoes. Jacobsen advises that nettles are a common plant hazard. She describes nettles as a woodland underbrush, about 2-3 feet tall, with green “sawtooth leaves.” She says they are invasive and often establish in disturbed places such as areas that have been mowed or tilled over. “They move in and take over an area,” she says. The bottoms of the leaves contain irritating hairs that cause redness and itching, she says. Jacobsen's nettles remedy in a pinch: “put mud on it.” She also advises wearing long pants when in the woods. Like nettles, poison ivy irritates the skin. Look for “mitten shaped” “leaves of three,” says Jacobsen. She also says poison ivy is typically seen in the woodlands, where it grows as a short, understory plant and as vines. “It's the first vine to turn red in the fall,” says Jacobsen.

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Reactions to poison ivy can include blisters, inflammation, and swelling. Jacobsen says the oil in the leaves is the cause of these reactions, and that the oil can be transmitted. Jacobsen's remedy: washing the site to lift the oil. She advises seeking medical advice for severe reactions. Ticks are another nuisance. Jacobsen says that although the incidence of tick-spread lyme disease (typically by deer ticks) is low in Nebraska, hikers should be mindful of ticks. These arachnids are tear-drop shaped and have small heads. Dog ticks are generally larger and light brown with an “hourglass shape” on the back. “Deer ticks,” she says, “are like pepper—they're tiny.” Use insect spray as a precaution. She acknowledges that many parents don't want to put DEET on their children, but Jacobsen recommends it, noting that after being outdoors children should take a shower to wash it off and to look for ticks that may have attached. Nobody likes mosquitoes, but they can be avoided. Jacobson advises using DEET to avoid them as well. She says mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. Mosquito bites can be irritating. “Don’t scratch,” she says, noting that breaking them open can introduce infections. Jacobsen recommends cold packs and calamine lotion for bad bites.

Even with these minor hazards lurking outdoors, it is worthwhile to let children explore nature. They will form happy memories of hiking in the woods, playing in the mud, or catching their first fish, and develop an appreciation for active living. FamilyGuide

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10 CHEAP THINGS TO DO IN OMAHA THIS

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HIS IS GOING to be no ordinary

summer in Omaha, and the best part is, you won’t have to budget much to enjoy it with your family. There are inexpensive and free activities throughout the metro, from a pool with a pirate ship to a trail that leads to a waterfall. There are indoor and outdoor film series for families, as well as free festivals. Here are 10 ideas for cheap fun in Omaha.

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1.

SPRAYGROUNDS

For free water fun, head to one of the city parks with a sprayground: Benson Park, Fontenelle Park, Kountze Park, Orchard Park, Seymour Smith Park, Upland, Morton, Westwood Heights, and Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge Plaza. These spraygrounds are great because they’re also near playgrounds. You can find additional outdoor fountains and spraygrounds that cost no admission to play in at Omaha Children’s Museum, Joslyn Art Museum, Shadow Lake Towne Center, and the First National Bank Tower.

2.

FESTIVAL S

Free summer festivals in Omaha have kid-friendly aspects to them, while introducing new things to see, hear, and taste. Dance at a music series like Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing and Stinson Park at Aksarben Village. The Omaha Summer Arts Festival has an entire area dedicated to children’s activities. Shakespeare on the Green has a tent of costumes for children to try on. Taste of Omaha is free, but you’ll want to buy tickets for food and rides.

3.

HIKES

For the price of park admission, an adventure awaits on a nearby trail. One kid favorite is an easy trail that leads to a waterfall at Platte River State Park just outside of Omaha. Head to Hummel Park to search for the staircase that always baffles its climbers—no one can settle on how many steps there are. For a gem hidden in the middle of the city, visit Heron Haven Nature Center just northeast of 120th and Maple streets.

4.

UNIQUE POOLS

may not be included. Kids Skate Free is a similar program. SkateDaze participates in this program that allows children 12 and younger to skate for free once a day all summer long. The skate rental fee isn’t included.

Swimming is fun no matter where you go, but some local pools offer some fun extras worth checking out. The popular city pool at Lake Zorinsky has waterslides and a fun splash. Cross over the Missouri River to Council Bluffs to visit the city pool, Pirates Cove Pool, where kids can play around a pirate ship and use two waterslides. Head indoors to the Salvation Army Kroc Center and check out the newly renovated pool and waterslide.

5.

8. FAMILY MOVIES SERIES

Ruth Sokol of Theater at Film Streams has a great series for families, and children’s tickets are only $2.50. They show a mix of classics and first runs. Large chain theaters often have film series during the summer featuring slightly older movies at a discounted price. Check your closest Marcus Theatre and AMC Theatre to see if they’re participating. Check the calendar of events for Midtown Crossing and Sumptur Amphitheater to see when they show free outdoor movies.

EXPLORE THE OLD MARKET

The Old Market has so many things for kids to see, hear, and taste. On Saturday mornings, stroll the bustling farmers market. Visit any day of the week and you’ll likely encounter musicians playing music and charming horse-drawn carriages. Kids love the Old Market Candy Shop and Hollywood Candy. Head to The Passageway for toy store Le Wonderment, and then go on a hunt for the Zodiac Garden hidden behind an art gallery there.

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6. DOWNTOWN FUN

There’s more fun just beyond the Old Market. Slide down the big slides at Gene Leahy Mall. At Heartland of America Park, you may catch a gondolier offering inexpensive rides around the lake. Cross the “The Bob” pedestrian bridge to take that iconic picture standing on the state line. The building at the base of the bridge is the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters, which has a visitor’s center with free kid-friendly activities.

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There are two national programs for children to sign up for that get them free rentals at local venues. Kids Bowl Free allows kids to have two free games each day all summer long. Shoe rental •

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On the first Saturday and Sunday of the month, May through October, head to Fort Atkinson to see interactive historic recreations depicting life 200 years ago. Children can complete a scavenger hunt, earning a little treat at the General Store for finishing it. Actors shoot off a cannon during the re-enactment, which is cool for some kids and too loud for others. A state park permit is needed to get into the park to see the re-enactments.

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Feel like you’re a part of the NCAA Men’s College World Series experience for free at Fan Fest right outside the stadium. You can get into the spirit by playing interactive games, taking a photo with the trophy, meeting players, and soaking up the atmosphere. Fan Fest is open through the run of the series. Go to Open Day Celebration to catch batting practices and autograph sessions, concluding with the opening ceremony and fireworks. That’s all free, too.

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and engulfed by nature, one might feel overwhelmed by the unidentified bustle in the bushes, the sticky humidity, and the irritating mosquitoes. For the Johnson family, it means they’re all together, and it’s their home away from home. Ransom and Julie Johnson have taken countless camping trips with their kids.

The couple upgraded their tent size as they welcomed their children over the years. The Johnson clan—which includes Grace, 9; Ella, 11; Nate, 19; and Merci, 27—camps together several times each summer. Ransom and Julie agree that the family time spent outdoors together gives their curious children a much-needed chance to disconnect and explore.

"THEY MIGHT BE KNEEDEEP IN MUD AND THEIR CLOTHES ARE ALL WET, BUT IT DOESN’T MATTER." - Julie Johnson

“They might be knee-deep in mud and their clothes are all wet, but it doesn’t matter,” Julie adds.

The family spent several days last year on a camping trip to Yankton, South Dakota. More often, however, the family spends long summer weekends at Two Rivers State Recreation Area in Waterloo, Nebraska. Although it is only a 30-minute drive, the couple says it is the perfect distance from home. “One thing that always amazes the kids is how much they can see once they get out of the lights of town. How much more brilliant the stars are,” Ransom says.

When everyone feels cooped up in the house, and the kids are bickering with one another, the short escape does a lot of good for their family. “You get them out to the campsite for twothree days and they don’t have anything to fight about anymore,” Ransom says. “They have to rely on each other. They get along with each other.”

“It’s good to see them get out and open up their minds. Instead of saying, ‘Oh entertain me,’ it’s ‘What am I going to find to do?’ And they always find something,” Ransom says.

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"IT’S GOOD TO SEE THEM GET OUT AND OPEN UP THEIR MINDS. INSTEAD OF SAYING, ‘OH ENTERTAIN ME,’ IT’S ‘WHAT AM I GOING TO FIND TO DO?’ AND THEY ALWAYS FIND SOMETHING." l-r: Ella, 11, and Grace, 9, spend quality time in their family tent.

- Ransom Johnson


MEET THE FAMILY CONT'D > continued from page 30 Ransom has been camping for as long as he can remember.

He introduced Julie to the leisure activity when they were dating. While they started out with a two-person tent, they’ve accumulated quite the camping haul. Over the years, they’ve built up a supply of two 10-person tents, a couple of smaller tents, a canoe, and many pieces of cooking equipment. Their supplies range from coffee pots, to coolers, to Dutch ovens.

Most of the time, their camping meals consist of burgers, sandwiches, or hot dogs. Other times the family eats fruit, or chips and other junk food. “It kind of just depends on how much planning and preparation is involved,” Julie says. “Sometimes we just grab what’s in the cupboard and go.” The spontaneity, Julie says, is what makes the trips so memorable.

“The kids can be sitting, reading, and then they see something,” Ransom adds. “And all of the sudden they’re off to investigate whatever leaf blew by, or whatever it may be.” Much of the children’s love for nature can be attributed to their respective involvement in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Ransom himself was a Boy Scout. From the parents’ perspective, their kids’ involvement in the programs has been a crucial part of their growing up.

“It teaches them responsibility to the community and to the family,” Ransom says.

The Boy Scouts troop the Johnsons' son attended camped 11 times per year—sometimes more. Beginning in the fifth grade, they took an annual week-long camping trip to Camp Geiger near St. Joseph, Missouri. There, the boys would stay in tents and earn merit badges. The Girl Scouts also have the opportunity for an annual overnight wilderness experience where they stay overnight, hike, shoot archery, and take in the nature.

“It’s really about slowing down,” Julie says. “When we’re hustling and we’re talking, we miss seeing the deer or the wild turkey. I try and encourage the girls to just be observers of nature.”

It is plain to see where the love for outdoors stems from in the Johnson family. All the family members appreciate the little moments in the camping, hiking, and memories made on their highly anticipated summer adventures.  FamilyGuide

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The couple started their son young by not only signing him up for Cub Scouts while he was in the first grade, but serving as the group leaders for a few years. Their son, now 19, participated in Boy Scouts, working his way through the ranks to earn the title of Eagle Scout.

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“It’s important,” Ransom says. “It lets kids explore so many different things … in scouting you can touch on everything from cooking and sewing to rock climbing, robotics, and 50-mile hikes.”

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WORK ETHIC, HIGH GRADES, AND SUMMER C AMP K E E P HOCKEY PLAYER IN THE GAME

Larry Mercier III

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HERE WILL BE a time in Larry Mercier

III's life when he won't be lacing his ice skates and pulling a hockey sweater over his head. Until that time comes, the Papillion-LaVista South High School senior is determined to enjoy—and give back to—the sport he has played since second grade.

It was not readily apparent on an unusually warm and sunny day this past January, but the clock was already ticking down on Mercier (pronounced Muhr-SEE-err) and his time as a competitive high school hockey player for the Omaha Jr. Lancers. At 5-foot-8 and 155 pounds, he is a bit undersized by hockey standards. But talk with any of his teammates and coaches and you will find out the forward-playing right wing more than makes up for his diminutive stature with a give-it-everything-all-the-time attitude on and off the ice.

Even with the best work ethic, the numbers are not in his favor. Only 10 percent of the nearly 36,000 boys playing high school hockey will make it to the collegiate level, according to 2015 figures as provided by scholarshipstats.com. So Mercier is trying to make the most of his hockey experience by lending a hand to others who are pursuing that dream.

During a winter practice at Ralston Arena, Mercier was easy to spot in a forest green practice jersey that stands out amongst a midst of powder blue, black, and neongreen-colored jerseys worn by the other two dozen players on the ice. He led a drill that had each player sprint the length of the ice while guiding the puck, then taking his best shot to fire it past one of the team's waiting goalies. Occasionally throughout the hour-long practice, a whistle sounded. It is a signal to every player to sprint and skate several times around the center logo on the ice. It is one way to stay in top-flight condition built from a foundation of off-season training. omahamagazine.com

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Offseason hockey camps are just as important as regular season practice or the approximately 40 games that the Omaha Jr. Lancers will play between October and March. Camp is a time to become a better skater, to improve on puck handling, or to work on shooting, passing, and individual skills. An hour on the ice in the summer and another hour of "dry land training" can often be the difference between making the roster of a team at the next level or ending up as a player who does not make the cut.

For the past two seasons, Mercier has been passing knowledge from his own regimented training routine to youngsters on the Jr. Lancers bantam program, a team made up of seventh and eighth graders who aspire to play high school hockey. His younger brother, Logan, took that path to Jr. Lancers' junior varsity team. "I liked to help out with their practices, whenever we don't have games on the weekend and they did," Larry says." >


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< Sometimes it was just fetching water bottles or pucks after drills. Other times, I would be in the locker room before games and give them a little pep talk or tell them what I was seeing between periods."

While helping youngsters at camps is a possible career option after college, more realistic is Mercier's path of progress in academics, not athletics. The past four semesters, the honor roll student has juggled a full load of advanced placement courses for college—government, history, honors calculus, statistics, and physics. His diligence off the ice is preparation for a career in engineering or aerospace engineering … possibly even an appointment to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

"Maybe I can become a test pilot of some sort," he says with a tinge of enthusiasm. "I have always liked math. It not only has come easy to me, but I also enjoy it. That's why I am thinking engineering." One of Mercier's instructors at Papillion-LaVista South, Dustin "Bubba" Penas, noticed his potential in the classroom immediately.

"Larry is an outstanding student who always came prepared for class," Penas says. "His positivity and smile were great to have and he was very engaged and active every day. He is a go-getter who will be outstanding in anything he goes into. He is able to take on any project and will always see it through to the end.” And that end, as far as hockey is concerned, is likely right around the corner.

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"I have always loved hockey ever since I started playing it," Mercier says. "But there is a point for every athlete that they have to pick what they really want to do with their life. I have gotten to the point where hockey has been my passion. But I don't think I want to play anything that is too huge as far as a time commitment. In the end, my education is going to be what gets me far in life. So I am hoping to focus on that." FamilyGuide


LISTINGS GUIDE

JOSLYN ART MUSEUM 2200 Dodge St.

GREAT PLAINS VOLLEYBALL

Omaha, NE 68102

7545 Main St.

402-342-3300

Omaha, NE 68127

joslyn.org

Arts & Crafts BENNINGTON

JO-ANN FABRIC AND CRAFT STORE 13415 W. Center Road

HEART AND SOUL ART STUDIO

Omaha, NE 68144

14871 Mormon St.

joann.com

402-330-7960

Bennington, NE 68007 402-960-3634

KIDS D.I.Y. STUDIO

heartandsoulartstudio.com

5127 Leavenworth St. Omaha, NE 68106

ELKHORN

402-630-4578 kidsdiystudio.com

CREATE 2949 N. 204th St., Suite No. 105

THE MAKERY

Elkhorn, NE 68022

12100 W. Center Road,

402-933-4446

Suite No. 612

inspireandcreate.com

Omaha, NE 68144 402-715-5959

LA VISTA

themakeryomaha.com

CREATION STATION

MANGELSEN'S

8037 S. 83rd Ave.

3457 S. 84th St.

La Vista, NE 68128

Omaha, NE 68124

402-502-9080

402-391-6225

creationstationomaha.com

mangelsens.com

OMAHA

MICHAELS michaels.com

402 ARTS COLLECTIVE 6051 Maple St.

713 S. 72nd St.

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68114

402-913-1939

402-509-6164

402artscollective.org 1204 K Plaza

ADVENTURE IN ART

Omaha, NE 68137

6001 Maple St.

402-330-0843

Omaha, NE 68104

michaels.com

402-556-4278 adventureinart.net

IT’S YOURS POTTERY 2518 S. 132nd St.

402-593-9670

Athletic Clubs THAT POTTERY PLACE

BELLEVUE

7828 Dodge St. 402-392-1166

BELLEVUE JUNIOR SPORTS ASSOCIATION

thatpotteryplaceomaha.com

1001 High School Drive

Omaha, NE 68114

Bellevue, NE 68005

THE UNION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

402-292-2572 bjsa.net

2417 Burdette St. 402-933-3161

BELLEVUE SOCCER CLUB

u-ca.org

P.O. Box 373

Omaha, NE 68111

Bellevue, NE 68005

TRUE BLUE GOODS AND GIFTS

402-291-0886 bscneb.org

1320 Mike Fahey St. Omaha, NE 68102

ELKHORN

402-933-0986 truebluegoodsandgifts.com

ELKHORN YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATION

VENHUE

elkhornyouthsports.com

3926 N. 90th St. Omaha. NE 68134

LA VISTA

402-594-7458 venhueomaha.com

LA VISTA YOUTH SPORTS 8116 Park View Blvd.

PAPILLION

La Vista, NE 68128

MICHAELS

402-331-4343

7775 Olson Drive, Suite No. 121

cityoflavista.org/youthsports

Papillion, NE 68046 402-590-5515

OMAHA

michaels.com

EVOLUTION SOCCER CLUB

LA VISTA

10221 Monroe St.

CREATION STATION

Omaha, NE 68127

8037 S. 83rd Ave.

402-718-6289

La Vista, NE 68128

evolutionsoccerclub.com

402-502-9080 creationstationomaha.com

FIRST TEE OF OMAHA 6315 N. 30th St.

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68134

402-330-3470

402-915-3929

itsyourspottery.com

thefirstteeomaha.org

omahamagazine.com

bestofomaha.com 

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gpvb.org

HAPPYFEET/ LEGENDS OMAHA 402-932-5571 happyfeetomaha.com

JUNIOR GOLF CLUB 402-444-5900 parks.cityofomaha.org

KINGSWOOD ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 9980 S. 148th St., Suite No. 400 Omaha, NE 68138 402-827-5922 kwaa.org

METRO OMAHA SWIM TEAM P.O. Box 710 Boystown, NE 68010 402-819-1707 immost.com/groups

METRO WOLVES SOCCER CLUB metrowolvessoccer.com

METRO YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE myflomaha.org

MILLARD ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 13308 Millard Ave. Omaha, NE 68137 402-894-1331 millardathletics.com

MUNROE-MEYER INSTITUTE WHEEL CLUB 42nd and Emile Sts. Omaha, NE 68198 402-559-4954 unmc.edu/mmi/departments/rt/wheelclub.html


LISTINGS GUIDE

NEBRASKA ELITE SPORTS & FITNESS COMPLEX

OMAHA FOOTBALL CLUB

SPORTING OMAHA FC 14706 Giles Road

YMCA OF GREATER OMAHA

GIRL SCOUTS CAMP MAHA

14706 Giles Road

Omaha, NE 68138

430 S. 20th St.

17114 S. 63rd St.

1212 N. 102nd St.

Omaha, NE 68138

402-896-4420

Omaha, NE 68102

Papillion, NE 68133

Omaha, NE 68114

402-896-4420

omahafc.com

402-334-8487

402-558-8189

402-706-4109

omahafc.com

metroymca.org

girlscoutsnebraska.org/camps

PAPILLION

GLENN CUNNINGHAM LAKE

SWIM OMAHA

2b-elite.com

NEBRASKA SPECIAL OLYMPICS

OMAHA METRO AMATEUR HOCKEY

8701 Pacific St. Omaha, NE 68114

12550 W. Maple Road

402-343-2770

9427 F St.

Omaha, NE 68164

swimomaha.org

Omaha, NE 68127

402-964-9259

402-331-5545

omahahockey.com

THE TENNIS CLUBS AND SOCCER CENTER

sone.org

NEBRASKA STATE SOCCER

parks/campgrounds

HAYWORTH PARK

402-493-2000

2502 Payne Drive

sites.google.com/site/

Bellevue, NE 68005

omahatennisandsoccer/

402-293-3098

10730 Pacific St., Suite No. 48

nebraskastatesoccer.org

Omaha, NE 68114

bellevue.net/

402-218-2003

TRAILS HAVE OUR RESPECT (THOR)

omahasportsclub.com

888-442-4622 (International Mountain Biking Association)

OMAHA SUBURBAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

trailshaveourrespect.org

2931 S. 120th St.

ULTIMATE BASEBALL ACADEMY

OMAHA AAA HOCKEY CLUB

Omaha, NE 68144

4225 S. 121st Plaza

402-697-8759

Omaha, NE 68137

P.O. Box 31669

omahasuburban.com

402-858-6708

Omaha, NE 68131

ubanebraska.com

OMAHA SPORTS ACADEMY

OMAHA CRICKET ASSOCIATION

11726 Stonegate Circle

WESTSIDE WRESTLING CLUB

Omaha, NE 68164

6026 Wenninghoff Road

11001 John Pershing Drive

402-504-1222

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68112

omahasportsacademy.com

402-572-8130

402-210-2047 omahacricket.org

parks.cityofomaha.org/

papiorec.org

Omaha, NE 68164

402-596-1616

omahaaaahockeyclub.com

402-444-5900

Papillion, NE 68046

Omaha, NE 68122

omaharun.org

OMAHA SPORTS CLUB

nebraskausssa.com

P.O. Box 460935

4718 N. 120th St.

Omaha, NE 68127

402-895-6973

8305 Rainwood Road

OMAHA RUNNING CLUB

4151 S. 84th St.

NEBRASKA USSSA BASEBALL AND BASKETBALL

PAPILLION RECREATION ASSOCIATION

westsidewrestlingclub.com

OMAHA TENNIS ASSOCIATION

OMAHA FENCING CLUB

P.O. Box 8313

WEST OMAHA TRACK CLUB

2304 S. 135th Ave.

Omaha, NE 68108

402-578-4228

Omaha, NE 68144

402-680-6303

westomahatrack-

402-936-0965

omahatennis.org

club@yahoo.com

omahafencingclub.org

SCHOOL OF HOOPS OMAHA GRIZZLIES BASKETBALL

9855 S. 140th St.

YOUTH SPORTS OF NEBRASKA

Omaha, NE 68138

7300 Main St.

402-213-8500

402-934-6672

Omaha, NE 68127

omahagrizzlies.com

schoolofhoops.com

402-813-0541 youthsportsofnebraska.org

Campgrounds METRO AREA

ARROWHEAD PARK 29357 310th St. Neola, IA 51559 712-485-2295 pottcoconservation.com

BOTNA BEND PARK 42926 Mahogany Road Hancock, IA 51536 712-741-5465 pottcoconservation.com

CHRISTENSEN FIELD 1710 W. 16th St. Fremont, NE 68025 402-727-2630 visitfremontne.org

ELKHORN CROSSING Bennington Road, east of N. 252nd St. 402-444-6222 or 402-315-1712 papionrd.org

FREMONT LAKES STATE RECREATION AREA 4349 W. State Lakes Road Fremont, NE 68025 402-753-0957 outdoornebraska.gov

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Departments/Parks

HOME PARK 6902 N. 16th St. Omaha, NE 68112 402-457-4715 parks.cityofomaha.org

LAKE MANAWA STATE PARK 1100 S. Shore Drive Council Bluffs, IA 51501 712-366-0220 iowastateparks. reserveamerica.com

LAKE WANAHOO STATE RECREATION AREA 27702 F St. Waterloo, NE 68069 402-443-1037 outdoornebraska.gov

LOUISVILLE STATE RECREATION AREA 15810 Nebraska Highway 50 Louisville, NE 68037 402-234-6855 outdoornebraska.gov

MAHONEY STATE PARK 28500 W. Park Highway Ashland, NE 68003 402-944-2523


LISTINGS GUIDE

MEMPHIS STATE RECREATION AREA

WEST OMAHA KOA

CAHOY’S GYMNASTIC TRAINING CENTER

GO! KIDS’ GYM

MOTION 41 DANCE

14601 U.S. Highway 6

4223 S. 120th St.

2819 S. 125th Ave.

Clear Creek Drive

Gretna, NE 68028

8524 Madison St.

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68144

Lincoln, NE 68516

402-332-3010 or 800-562-1632

Omaha, NE 68127

402-212-6005

402-884-4142

402-471-0641

koa.com

402-339-6757

gokidsgym.com

motion41dance.com

outdoornebraska.gov

cahoysgymnastics.com

N.P. DODGE MEMORIAL PARK

CHERRIE ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DANCE

11001 John J Pershing Drive Omaha, NE 68112 402-444-4628 parks.cityofomaha.org

PLATTE RIVER STATE PARK 14421 346th St. Louisville, NE 68037 402-234-2217 outdoornebraska.gov

RIVERWEST PARK 233rd and W. Maple Road Omaha, NE 68022 402-953-4731 riverwestpark.net

SCHRAMM PARK STATE RECREATION AREA 21502 W. Nebraska Highway 31 Gretna, NE 68028 402-332-3901 outdoornebraska.gov

TOMES COUNTRY CLUB ACRES 706 Veterans Memorial Highway Council Bluffs, IA 51501 712-366-0363 rvparking.com

TWO RIVERS STATE RECREATION AREA 27702 F St. Waterloo, NE 68069 402-359-5165 outdoornebraska.gov

WALNUT CREEK LAKE 11710 Turkey Road Papillion, NE 68046

Cheer/Dance/ Gymnastics

BELLEVUE DANCE ACADEMY 11800 S. 25th St. Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-3727 bellevuedanceacademy.com LA VISTA

ACAPRICCIO DANCE CO. 8610 Brentwood Drive La Vista, NE 68128 402-592-6722 adcdance.com

METRO STARS GYMNASTICS 12305 Cary Circle, Suite No. 11 La Vista, NE 68128

402-590-2607

Omaha, NE 68144

dalldance.com

NEBRASKA DANCE

cherrieandersonstudio.com

KITTY LEE DANCE STUDIO

11426 Davenport St.

THE DANCE AUTHORITY

16880 Parker Plaza

402-895-0646

7007 S. 181st St., Suite No. 108

Omaha, NE 68118

nebraskadance.com

Omaha, NE 68136

402-493-6525

402-894-9111

danceatkittys.com

NEBRASKA GOLD GYMNASTICS

MARY LORRAINE’S DANCE CENTER

3636 S. 144th St.

DANCE INSPIRATION 10235 Wiesman Drive

5330 S. 136th St.

402-334-0396

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68137

nebraskagold.wordpress.com

402-493-3177

402-593-9051

danceinspirationstudio.com

mldancecenter.com

OMAHA ACADEMY OF BALLET

ELITE CHEER

METRO STARS GYMNASTICS

4950 Dodge St.

2410 S. 140th Circle Omaha, NE 68144

3706 S. 203rd Plaza

402-346-0469

402-537-0855

Omaha, NE 68130

oabdance.org

elitecheer.com

402-991-5700

thedanceauthority.com

OMAHA

Omaha, NE 68154

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68132

metrostarsgym.com/elkhorn

OMAHA BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO 5038 S. 153rd St.

402-496-4527

MEXICAN DANCE ACADEMY OF NEBRASKA

erinsdancestudio.com

1822 Vinton St.

omahaballroom.com

ERIN’S DANCE STUDIO Omaha, NE 68164

metrostarsgym.com

Omaha, NE 68137 402-290-4869

Omaha, NE 68108

EXTREME DANCE LLC

ADAIR DANCE ACADEMY

402-884-8838

ON POINT DANCE CENTRE

MORNING STAR BALLET AND PERFORMING ARTS

1812 N. 120th St.

18206 Wright St.

onpointedancecentre.com

11231 John Galt Blvd. Omaha, NE 68137

9270 Cady Ave.

402-397-5373

Omaha, NE 68134

xtremedanceomaha.com

402-551-4200 adairdance.com

AIRBORNE ACADEMY

402-932-9202

Omaha, NE 68137

14633 Grover St.

3818 N. 108th St.

402-505-7600

Omaha, NE 68137

10841 Q St.

402-333-4426

BELLEVUE

11235 John Galt Blvd.

JULIE DALL STUDIO OF DANCE

Omaha, NE 68154 402-885-4772

FUSION DANCE

Omaha, NE 68130

17128 Audrey St.

402-380-3061

PREMIER GYMNASTICS

Omaha, NE 68136

msballetandperform-

10702 Browne St.

402-505-6755

ingarts.com

Omaha, NE 68134

fusiondanceonline.com

402-571-6630 premier-gymnastics.com

airborneomaha.com

402-679-9889 or 402-592-8877 papillion.org/parks.cfm

omahamagazine.com

bestofomaha.com 

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LISTINGS GUIDE

SIMPLY BALLROOM

KID’S BODY SHOP

IT’S A KIDZ WORLD

1219 N. Monroe St.

810 Fort Crook Road S.

ADVENTURES ON DISCOVERY DRIVE

5601 S. 22nd St.

2679 Farnam St. Omaha, NE 68131

Papillion, NE 68046

Bellevue, NE 68005

5352 S. 136th St.

402-932-1410

402-933-6678

402-339-4009

402-933-3955

Omaha, NE 68137

simply-ballroom.com

kidsbodyshop.com

itsakidzworld.com

402-884-7224

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

adventureshildcareomaha.com

14220 Fort St.

STARS DANCE ACADEMY

TIP TAP TOE DANCE STUDIO

LA PETITE ACADEMY

2915 S. 108th St.

11306 S. 58th St.

Bellevue, NE 68123

AMAZING DAYS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE

Omaha, NE 68144

Papillion, NE 68133

402-292-8221

6704 S. 167th St.

402-960-8309

402-593-0911

lapetite.com

Omaha, NE 68135

starsdanceomaha.com

tiptaptoeomaha.

3005 Comstock Ave.

LITTLE ANGELS DAYCARE

homestead.com

TURNER DANCE STUDIOS

14850 Laurel Ave. Omaha 68116 3920 Bondesson St. Omaha 68112 402-321-2299

VIKING SHIP BUILDING/ POWER LANDING 2582 Redick Ave. Omaha, NE 68112 402-457-6051 LA VISTA

ACAPRICCIO DANCE CO. 8610 Brentwood Drive La Vista, NE 68128 402-592-6722 adcdance.com

METRO STARS GYMNASTICS 12305 Cary Circle, Suite No. 1 La Vista, NE 68128 402-505-7600 metrostarsgym.com PAPILLION

THE GYMNASTICS EXPRESS 12305 Cary Circle, Suite No. 12 La Vista, NE 68128 402-991-5700 thegymnasticsexpress.com

Bellevue, NE 68123 402-292-1425

B C Childcare

Bellevue, NE 68123 402-932-8358 a2zbellevue.com

Bellevue, NE 68123 402-505-9633 abcbellevue.com

CARITAS KIDS COTTAGE

info12806.wix.com/ caritaskidscottage

CREATIVE KIDZ 2861 Capehart Road Bellevue, NE 68123 402-502-4733

DAYCARE PLUS 1425 Fort Crook Road S. Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-0530

1735 N. 121st St.

tlepeople.com

Omaha, NE 68154 402-493-5399

ATONEMENT CHILD CARE

kindercare.com

4530 N. 85th St.

CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

402-572-6917

1919 S. 74th St.

7505 Chandler Acres Drive

atonementchildcare.com

Omaha, NE 68124 402-398-6779

THE BEANSTALK CHILDCARE AND ACADEMY

CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTER

6518 N. 46th Ave.

14210 Arbor St., Suite. A

1400 Harvell Drive

Omaha, NE 68152

Omaha, NE 68144

Bellevue, NE 68005

402-932-5909

402-333-5032

402-827-6624

beanstalkdaycare.com

cdcomaha.net

BACKYARD PRESCHOOL Omaha, NE 68105

CHILDREN'S EXPRESS CHILDCARE AND LEARNING CENTER

SMALL MIRACLE CHILDCARE

402-346-1385

2814 S. 87th St.

childcarecenter.us/pro-

Omaha, NE 68124

910 S. 191st Ct.

vider_detail/backyard_pre-

402-391-7595

Elkhorn, NE 68022

school_day_care_omaha_ne

chexpressomaha.com

BERE'S CHILD CARE CENTER LLC

CIRCLE OF LOVE CHILDCARE CENTER

berescare.com

7815 Military Ave.

3867 Leavenworth St.

ELKHORN

11539 S. 36th St.

402-934-5279

amazingdaysforlit-

bellevuechristian.com

BELLEVUE ABC CHILDCARE

Bellevue, NE 68147

CANDLEWOOD KINDERCARE

Omaha, NE 68134

NOAH’S ARK PRESCHOOL AND CARE

11830 S. 25th St.

brightbeginningsomaha.com

MY MASTER’S TREASURES DAYCARE

402-731-2186

A 2 Z CHILD CARE

402-445-4202

402-932-8003

Bellevue, NE 68147

BELLEVUE

8255 S. 42nd St.

Omaha, NE 68164

10135 S. 25th St.

A

turnerdance.net

Omaha, NE 68107

402-991-0696 smallmiraclechildcare.com LA VISTA

Omaha, NE 68134

LA VISTA KINDERCARE

4002 S. 42nd St.

402-934-5556

8623 Brentwood Drive

Omaha, NE 68107

childcarecenter.us

La Vista, NE 68128

402-934-9288 2021 S. Q St.

CORAZONCITOS LEARNING CENTER

Omaha, NE 68107

2702 S. 20th St.

402-733-3039

Omaha, NE 68108

402-339-6690 kindercare.com OMAHA

402-916-4920

ABC CHILDCARE

5214 S. 21st St.

15650 W. Maple Road

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68116

402-733-5331

402-496-1020 abchildcare.net

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LISTINGS GUIDE

DAYCARE CENTER AT UNION PACIFIC CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

GBT CHILDREN’S ACADEMY

KIDZ OF THE FUTURE

1502 N. 52nd St.

JAMES R. RUSSELL CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

5332 Fontenelle Blvd.

LITTLE HANDS AT WORK AND PLAY

1408 California St.

Omaha, NE 68104

2222 Burt St.

Omaha, NE 68111

3172 Dodge St.

402-455-0996

Omaha, NE 68102

402-556-4282

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68178

childcarecenter.us/

402-544-5439

402-342-9191

omaha-childcare.com/

402-280-2460

provider_detail/

child-care-preschool.

lhwp.com

tierI/06_GBT/GBT_Info.htm

creighton.edu/

kidz_of_the_future_omaha_ne

brighthorizons.com

DONALD O. CLIFTON CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

KINDERCARE

LITTLE HEARTS CHILD CARE 301 N. 90th St.

childdevelopmentcenter/

GROW WITH ME DAY CARE

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OMAHA

kindercare.com

12221 Mary Plaza Omaha, NE 68142

333 S. 132nd St.

Candlewood

402-391-0090

1003 Gallup Drive

402-502-7474

Omaha, NE 68154

1735 N. 121st St.

childcarecenter.us/pro-

Omaha, NE 68102

growwithmepreschool.com

402-334-8200

Omaha, NE 68154

vider_detail/little_hearts_day-

jewishomaha.org

402-493-5399

care_center_llc_omaha_ne

HAMILTON HEIGHTS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

JUST LIKE HOME CHILDCARE

Millard 5636 S. 147th St.

LOVE AND LEARN PRESCHOOL

DONNA'S LITTLE DARLINGS

15475 Taylor St.

7007 S. 181st St., Suite No. 101

Omaha, NE 68137

4814 Oaks Lane

Omaha, NE 68116

Omaha, NE 68136

402-895-5337

Omaha, NE 68137

1025 S. Saddle Creek Road

402-502-5225

402-932-5437

Omaha, NE 68106

hamiltonheightscdc.com

justlikehomechild-

LA PETITE ACADEMY

careomaha.com

lapetite.com 2519 S. 140th St.

MIDWEST CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION

Omaha, NE 68144

7701 Pacific St.

402-330-0307

Omaha, NE 68114

402-951-2003 strengths.gallup.com/116092/ full-bucket-kids.aspx

402-558-7050 donnaslittledarlings.com

HAPPY FACES CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Omaha, NE 68114

402-895-2114

EDUCARE

2402 N St.

KIDDIE KAMPUS CHILD CARE INC.

2123 Paul St.

Omaha, NE 68107

7076 Blondo St.

Omaha, NE 68102

402-884-2402

Omaha, NE 68104

402-898-1783

happyfacesomaha.com

402-551-8816

5444 S. 138th St.

kiddiekampus.com

Omaha, NE 68137

educareomaha.com

faithwestwood.com

402-551-2379 childcarene.org

HEALTHY START LEARNING CENTER

402-339-7223

5815 N. 60th St.

10707 Birch St.

Omaha, NE 68137

13336 Industrial Road

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68134

402-895-5337

Omaha, NE 68137

402-934-6607

402-496-3926

kindercare.com

402-896-8001

healthystartlearningcenter.com 10909 Q St.

NANA'S LITTLE WORLD

FAMILY LEARNING AND CHILDCARE CENTER

INTERNATIONAL DAY CARE CENTER

KIDS CAN COMMUNITY CENTER

Omaha, NE 68137

13030 W. Dodge Road

402-339-7223

Omaha, NE 68154

3929 S. 147th St., Suite No. 106

3223 N. 45th St.

4860 Q St.

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68117

14406 California St.

402-505-6006

402-457-7818

402-731-6988

Omaha, NE 68154

familylearningand-

turningpointomaha.org

kidscanomaha.org

402-493-8253

NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER FAMILY PLACE

EXPLORATORIUM CENTER

MILLARD KINDERCARE 5636 S. 147th St.

402-614-6006

childcare.com

nanaslittleworld.com

IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD PRESCHOOL

KIDS 4 JESUS DAYCARE

LEARNING KEY CHILD CARE CENTER

115 S. 42nd St.

15770 Q St.

5301 S. 144th St.

Omaha, NE 68135

4711 Giles Road

402-552-2375

4102 S. 13th St.

Omaha, NE 68137

402-895-2193

Omaha, NE 68157

nebraskamed.com

Omaha, NE 68107

402-896-1210

covenantomaha.org

402-734-4856

402-408-0395

itsawonderfulworld-

childcarecenter.us/provider_

fantasticbeginnings.com

childcare.com

detail/lil_learning_key_child-

FANTASTIC BEGINNINGS

care_center_llc_omaha_ne

omahamagazine.com

bestofomaha.com 

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LISTINGS GUIDE

OLIVE CREST LEARNING TREE

REVOLUTION OF LOVE ACADEMY

TENDER HEARTS CHILD CARE CENTER

7180 N. 60th St.

5501 N. 35th St.

12315 Westwood Lane

LA VISTA KINDERCARE

780 Pinnacle Drive

Omaha, NE 68152

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68144

8623 Brentwood Drive

Papillion, NE 68046

402-571-7734

402-884-7588

402-333-4887

La Vista, NE 68128

402-502-5800

olivecrestdaycare.org

childcarecenter.us/

childcarecenter.us/pro-

402-339-6690

montessori-papillion.com

provider_detail/revolu-

vider_detail/tenderhearts_

kindercare.com

tion_of_love_academy_child_

child_care_center_omaha_ne

OUR PRECIOUS LAMBS CHILDCARE

care_center_omaha_ne

ourpreciouslambs.

ROSEWOOD ACADEMY CHILD CARE AND PRESCHOOL

wordpress.com

ourrosewoodacademy.com

402-896-3284

OVER THE RAINBOW CHILD CARE

5225 N. 158th Ave

12009 Bel Drive

402-496-6332

THROUGH THE YEARS CHILD CARE 9855 W. Center Road Omaha, NE 68124

1610 Charleston Drive

402-393-1812

Papillion, NE 68133

ttycc.com

402-331-6434

SPECIAL NEEDS CARE

5321 S. 138th St.

crccomaha.org

19010 Edna St.

Center

overtherainbowchild-

Omaha, NE 68136

Omaha, NE 68198

137 N. Jefferson St.

careomaha.com

402-933-3666

402-559-8801

Papillion, NE 68146

unmc.edu

402-827-7537

PARADIGM EDUCATIONAL CENTER

3830 N. 176th St. Omaha, NE 68116

WILLOW TREE DAYCARE

18021 R Plaza, Suite No. 2

402-932-3545

12171 Pacific St.

CHARMING CHILDREN

Omaha, NE 68154

911 N. Adams St.

402-932-3673

Papillion, NE 68046

willowtreedaycare.com

402-934-8084

Omaha, NE 68134 402-895-4000

appletreeorchard.com

Omaha, NE 68135 paradigmeducation-

SMALL MIRACLE CHILD CARE

alcenter.com

420 N. 179th Plaza Circle

402-896-3400

prekandplay.com

CHILDREN'S RESPITE CARE CENTER INC.

402-334-5591

985570 Nebraska Medical

402-452-3890

adventuretimeacademy.com

APPLE TREE ORCHARD PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE

Omaha, NE 68144

206 Suite A E. Lincoln St. Papillion, NE 68046

ADVENTURETIME ACADEMY

UNMC CHILDCARE DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Omaha, NE 68116

PAPILLION MONTESSORI

PRE-K AND PLAY PAPILLION

4823 S. 168th St. Omaha, NE 68135

LA VISTA

Outings BELLEVUE

charmingchildrenct.com

402-932-2922

WESTSIDE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

smallmiraclechildcare.com

2514 S. 108th St.

DISCOVERY ACADEMY CHILDCARE

Omaha, NE 68144

603 S. Jefferson St.

Bellevue NE, 68005

402-390-8207

Papillion, NE 68046

402-731-3140

402-341-7720

SPELLMAN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

westside66.org/

402-597-0778

fontenelleforest.org

preciousmemoriesdaycare.com

6908 Mercy Road

modules/cms/pages.

discoveryacademyinc.com

Omaha, NE 68106

phtml?pageid=245461&SID

Omaha, NE 68118

PRECIOUS MEMORIES CHILD CARE 2501 Leavenworth St. Omaha, NE 68105

PREMIER ACADEMY

402-390-2028

3525 N. 147th St.

childsaving.org

Omaha, NE 68116 402-493-8812 premieracademyinc.com

SUNNY SLOPE KINDERCARE

WONDERLAND PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE CENTER

1111 Bellevue Blvd. N.

HEARTLAND KIDS

SARPY COUNTY MUSEUM

1103 Applewood Drive

2402 Clay St.

Papillion, NE 68046

Bellevue, NE 68005

402-592-8071

402-292-1880

2634 S. 158th Plaza

sarpycountymuseum.org

10625 Birch St.

Omaha, NE 68130

LA PETITE ACADEMY

PSALMS CHILD CARE MINISTRY

Omaha, NE 68134

402-333-6707

11328 S. 96th St.

402-493-0555

wonderlandpreschooland-

Papillion, NE 68046

3020 Huntington Ave.

kindercare.com

childcarecenter.com

402-938-5003

Omaha, NE 68112

FONTENELLE FOREST NATURE CENTER

lapetite.com

OMAHA

BEMIS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

402-614-4257

724 S. 12th St.

psalms1273ccministry.com

Omaha, NE 68102 402-341-7130 bemiscenter.org

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BLUE BARN THEATRE

FLORENCE MILL

1106 S. 10th St.

9102 N. 30th St.

HENRY DOORLY ZOO AND AQUARIUM

LOVE’S JAZZ & ARTS CENTER

Omaha, NE 68108

Omaha, NE 68112

3701 S. 10th St.

2510 N. 24th St.

402-345-1576

402-551-1233

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68110

BELLEVUE BERRY AND PUMPKIN RANCH

bluebarn.org

theflorencemill.org

402-330-4629

402-502-5291

11001 S. 48th St.

omahazoo.com

ljac.org

Papillion, NE 68133

MALCOLM X HOUSE SITE

bellevueberryfarm.com

PAPILLION/LAVISTA

BOB KERREY PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

FREEDOM PARK

705 Riverfront Drive

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68102

402-444-5955

HOLLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

3448 Evans St.

PAPIO FUN PARK

402-444-5900

cityofomaha.org

1200 Douglas St.

Omaha, NE 68111

210 E. Lincoln St.

Omaha, NE 68102

402-881-8118

Papillion, NE 68046

GENE LEAHY MALL

402-345-0202

malcomxfoundation.org

402-592-5671

BOYS TOWN

1203 Farnam St.

omahaperformingarts.org

13628 Flanagan Blvd. (137th St.

Omaha, NE 68102

and W. Dodge Road)

402-444-5955

JOSLYN ART MUSEUM

MORMON PIONEER CEMETERY

Omaha, NE 68010

visitomaha.com

2200 Dodge St.

3301 State St.

PRAIRIE QUEEN RECREATION AREA

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68112

Cornhusker Road

402-342-3300

402-453-9372

Papillion, NE 68046

joslyn.org

lds.org

402-444-6222

Omaha, NE 68105

JOSLYN CASTLE

wp-5-reservoir/

402-444-5955

3902 Davenport St.

nebraskahistory.org

Omaha, NE 68131

MORMON TRAIL CENTER AT HISTORIC WINTER QUARTERS

402-595-2199

3215 State St.

12356 Ballpark Way

joslyncastle.com

Omaha, NE 68112

Papillion, NE 68046

402-393-3950

GREAT PLAINS BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM

402-453-9372

402-738-5100

cocokeyomaha.com

7400 Dodge St.

KENEFICK PARK

lds.org

milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t541

Omaha, NE 68114

100 Bancroft St

DOUGLAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

402-401-9893

Omaha, NE 68108

5730 N. 30th St.

JOSLYN ART MUSEUM

Omaha, NE 68111

2200 Dodge St.

402-455-9990

Omaha, NE 68102

LAURITZEN GARDENS

402-342-6164

douglascohistory.org

402-342-3300

100 Bancroft St.

ocm.org

joslyn.org

Omaha, NE 68108

402-331-5500

2497 Freedom Park Road

visitomaha.com/bob

402-498-1141 boystown.org

COCO KEY RESORT AT RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER

GERALD R. FORD BIRTH SITE AND GARDENS Woolworth Ave.

papionrd.org/flood-control/

3321 S. 72nd St. Omaha, NE 68124

papiofunpark.com

DURHAM MUSEUM

402-346-4002

OMAHA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

lauritzengardens.org

500 S. 20th St. Omaha, NE 68102

JOSLYN CASTLE

Omaha, NE 68108

3902 Davenport St.

402-444-5071

Omaha, NE 68131

durhammuseum.org

Hospitals BOYS TOWN CLINICS

402-346-4002

801 S. 10th St.

WERNER PARK

lauritzengardens.org

OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

boystownpediatrics.org

6915 Cass St.

72nd Street

Omaha, NE 68132

7205 W. Center Road,

402-595-2199

LEWIS AND CLARK LANDING

402-553-0800

Suite No. 104

joslyncastle.com

515 N. Riverfront Drive

omahaplayhouse.com

Omaha, NE 68124

EL MUSEO LATINO

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68107

HEARTLAND OF AMERICA PARK

402-731-1137

800 Douglas St.

elmuseolatino.org

Omaha, NE 68102

402-392-7684

402-444-4653

ORPHEUM THEATER

parks.cityofomaha.org

409 S. 16th St.

Downtown

Omaha, NE 68102

555 N. 30th St.

LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL VISITOR CENTER

402-661-8501

Omaha, NE 68131

omahaperformingarts.org

402-498-6363

10765 M St.

601 Riverfront Drive

THE ROSE THEATER

Harrison Street

Omaha, NE 68127

Omaha, NE 68102

2001 Farnam St.

6715 S. 180th St.

402-554-1925

402-661-1804

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68135

familyfuncenterxl.com

nps.gov

402-345-4849

402-996-2300

4701 S. 25th St.

402-444-5955

FAMILY FUN CENTER XL

visitomaha.com

rosetheater.org

omahamagazine.com

bestofomaha.com 

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Lakeside

81st and W. Center Road

7909 N. 30th St.

CHI PSYCHIATRIC

CLINICS ARE LOCATED

16929 Frances St., Suite No. 101

8141 W. Center Road

Omaha, NE 68112

ASSOCIATES

IN METRO AREA

Omaha, NE 68130

Omaha, NE 68124

402-717-0380

402-758-5125

402-717-3000

Pacific Street

132nd and W. Center Road

14080 Boys Town Hospital Road

13315 W. Center Road

6829 N. 72nd St.

Omaha, NE 68010

Omaha, NE 68144

402-778-6900

402-717-0820

HY-VEE STORES: 2001 S. 75th St., Suite No. 100 Omaha, NE 68124

1000 S. 178th St.

402-398-5550

Omaha, NE 68116

Omaha, NE 68122

3528 Dodge St.

3410 N. 156th St.

402-572-2121

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68116

IMMANUEL

402-717-5550

BOYS TOWN HOSPITALS

161st and W. Maple Road

6901 N. 72nd St.

boystownhospital.org

16101 Evans St.

Omaha, NE 68122

7101 Newport Ave.,

Omaha, NE 68116

402-572-2130

Suite. No 203

Boys Town National

402-717-9700

Research Hospital— Downtown

LAKESIDE

Omaha, NE 68135

Omaha, NE 68152

9707 Q St.

402-572-2916

Omaha, NE 68127

BENSON

555 North 30th St.

16909 Lakeside Hills Court

Omaha, NE 68131

2734 N. 61st St.

Omaha, NE 68130

402-498-6511

Omaha, NE 68104

402-717-8000 Lakeside Surgery Center

BERGAN

14000 Boys Town 7500 Mercy Road

Boys Town, NE 68010

Omaha, NE 68124

402-926-5333

402-398-6060

Omaha, NE 68114 Omaha, NE 68131

11650 S. 72nd St.

402-717-0717

Papillion, NE 68046

UNION PACIFIC CENTER

402-758-5600

14591 Stony Brook Blvd. Omaha, NE 68137

1400 Douglas St. OLD MARKET

CHI CLINICS

7710 Mercy Road

1319 Leavenworth St.

chihealth.com

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68102

402-717-2500

402-717-0420

Omaha, NE 68179

CHI HOSPITALS

402-544-5000

chihealth.com

PAPILLION/ LA VISTA

Creighton University Medical Center -

BELLEVUE CREIGHTON

MAPLE HILLS

Bellevue, NE 68123

601 N. 30th St.

10109 Maple St.

402-717-0450

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68134

402-449-4577

402-572-3500

3308 Samson Way

OMAHA DUNDEE

7910 Cass St.

17030 Lakeside Hills Plaza Omaha, NE 68130

Hospital Road

WEBSTER 3006 Webster St.

402-553-0222 Boys Town National Research Hospital - Pacific Street

17810 Welch Plaza

MILLARD

15th & Farnam Sts.

Family Medicine Midlands

Bergan Mercy

11109 S. 84th St., Suite No. 5800

7500 Mercy Road

Papillion, NE 68046

Omaha, NE 68124

402-827-4900

402-398-6060

Midlands

Immanuel

11111 S. 84th St.

6901 N. 72nd St.

Papillion, NE 68046

Omaha, NE 68122

402-593-3847

402-572-2121

312 S. 15th St.

5002 Underwood Ave.

5005 S. 153rd St.

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68132

Omaha, NE 68137

Papillion

Lakeside

402-717-2790

402-717-0785

402-572-3500

1413 Washington St.

16901 Lakeside Hills Court

Papillion, NE 68046

Omaha, NE 68130

402-717-0820

402-717-8000

42nd & L Sts.

ELKHORN

4220 L St.

CHI PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

Omaha, NE 68107

1130 N. 204th Ave.

La Vista

Midlands

402-717-7050

Elkhorn, NE 68022

16940 Lakeside Hills Plaza,

8248 S. 96th St.

11111 S. 84th St.

402-758-5452

Suite No. 103

La Vista, NE 68128

Papillion, NE 68046

Omaha, NE 68130

402-717-9500

402-593-3000

CHI HEALTH QUICK CARE CLINICS

Creighton University

8613 N. 30th St. Omaha, NE 68112

800-253-4368

601 N. 30th St.

402-453-9900

chihealth.com

Omaha, NE 68131

4420 L St. Omaha, NE 68107

FLORENCE

402-898-2520

402-733-4433

Medical Center

402-449-4000

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CHILDREN’S CLINICS

West Village Pointe

Northwest Omaha

110 N. 175th St., Suite No. 1000

10710 Fort St.

NEBRASKA MEDICINE CLINICS

University of Nebraska

childrensphysiciansomaha.org.

Omaha, NE 68118

Omaha, NE 68134

clinics.nebraskamed.com

S. 42nd and Emile St.

402-955-5437

402-354-7500

Bellevue

Omaha, NE 68198

4802 Shannon Drive Bellevue, NE 68133

BELLEVUE

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

402-955-7600 Creighton University

Medical Center

Papillion

402-559-4000 unmc.edu

101 E. Centennial Road

Lifecare Family Medicine

Papillion, NE 68046

2510 Bellevue Medical

402-354-7750

Center Drive

Medical Center

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Bellevue, NE 68123

601 N. 30th St., Suite No. 6820

Regency

402-779-7207

Omaha, NE 68131

10060 Regency Circle

bellevue.nebraskamed.com

402-280-4580

Omaha, NE 68114 Children’s Hospital

BELLEVUE VA Medical Clinic

402-354-1500

OMAHA

2206 Longo Drive

Dundee

and Medical Center

4825 Dodge St.

8200 Dodge St.

South Omaha

Baker Place

Bellevue, NE 68005 402-591-4500

Omaha, NE 68132

Omaha, NE 68114

3353 L St.

5050 Ames Ave.

nebraska.va.gov

402-955-7676

402-955-5400

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68104

childrensomaha.org

402-354-7700

402-595-2280

OMAHA

Eagle Run 13808 W. Maple Road,

METHODIST CLINICS

West Dodge Medical Plaza

Brentwood Village

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa

Suite No. 100

methodistphysiciansclinic.com

515 N. 162nd Ave., Suite No. 302

8021 S. 84th St.

Health Care System

Omaha, NE 68118

Omaha, NE 68128

4101 Woolworth Ave.

402-354-0621

402-595-1227

Omaha, NE 68105

Omaha, NE 68164 402-955-3000

192 Dodge 717 N. 190th Plaza

Embassy Park

Omaha, NE 68022

9202 W. Dodge Road,

402-815-1980

Suite No. 101 Omaha, NE 68114

8111 Dodge Street

402-955-7500

8111 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68114

Mission Village

402-354-1320

16909 Q St.

Methodist Physician Clinic Women's Center 717 Medical Office Building 717 N. 190th Plaza, Suite 1100-1500 Omaha, NE 68022 402-815-1700

800-451-5796 Eagle Run

nebraska.va.gov

3685 N. 129th St. Omaha, NE 68164

INDEPENDENT

402-595-3993 BELLEVUE Midtown 139 S. 40th St.

Bellevue Urgent Care

Women's Center

Omaha, NE 68131

1307 Harlan Drive

402-595-3939

Bellevue, NE 68005

Omaha, NE 68135

Hawthorne Court

at Indian Hills

402-955-7575

17675 Welch Plaza

8901 W. Dodge Road, Suite 200

Omaha, NE 68135

Omaha, NE 68114

Oakview

402-354-7630

402-354-1700

2727 S. 144th St.

Omaha, NE 68117

Healthwest

METHODIST HOSPITALS

402-778-5677

402-955-7476

16120 W. Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68118

Methodist Hospital

Village Pointe

4004 N. 132nd St., Suite No. 101

402-354-0610

8511 W. Dodge Road

110 N. 175th St.

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68114

Omaha, NE 68118

402-385-5407

888-898-8662

afcurgentcareea-

Spring Valley 4224 S. 50th St.

UNMC

402-291-8701

Omaha, NE 68144

982167 Nebraska Medical

OMAHA American Family Urgent Care

Center

Indian Hills

402-354-4800

Omaha, NE 68198

8901 W. Dodge St.

bestcare.org/

402-955-8125

Omaha, NE 68114

methodist-hospital

glerunomaha.com

402-354-8990 Val Verde

bellevueuc.com

NEBRASKA MEDICINE HOSPITALS

Methodist Women's Hospital

Charles Drew Health Center 2915 Grant St.

9801 Giles Road, Suite No. 1

Millard

707 N. 192nd St.

Bellevue

Omaha, NE 68111

La Vista, NE 68128

5908 S. 142nd St.

Omaha, NE 68022

2500 Bellevue Medical

402-457-1200

402-955-8400

Omaha, NE 68137

402-815-1700

Center Drive

charlesdrew.com

402-354-1900

Bellevue, NE 68123 402-763-3000 bellevue.nebraskamed.com

omahamagazine.com

bestofomaha.com 

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LISTINGS GUIDE

Clarkson Tower

Select Specialty Hospital

2012 Cornhusker, Ste. 100

1870 S. 75th St.

OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARIES

W. CLARKE SWANSON

4350 Dewey Ave.

9101 W. Dodge Road

Bellevue, NE 68005

Omaha, NE 68105

Omaha, NE 68124

Website: omahapublicli-

Omaha, NE 68114

402-291-3745

402-552-2000

402-361-5830

brary.org Click on “Select

402-444-4852

nebraskamed.com

omaha.selectspecial-

Library Branch” under

tyhospitals.com

“Locations/hours”

5053 S. 136th St.

215 S. 15th St.

Omaha, NE 68137

A. V. SORENSON

Omaha, NE 68102

402-895-1221

4808 Cass St.

402-444-4800

millardmusichouse.net

WILLA CATHER 1905 S. 44th St.

OMAHA AREA YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Concentra Urgent Care Omaha West

PAPILLION

9602 M St.

MILLARD MUSIC HOUSE W. DALE CLARK

Omaha, NE 68127

Urgent Care of Papillion

Omaha, NE 68132

402-331-8555

8419 S. 73rd Plaza,

402-444-5274

chihealth.com

Suite No. 101 Papillion, NE 68046

BENSON

Omaha, NE 68105

1905 Harney St., Suite No. 630

Concentra Urgent Care -

402-991-9060

6015 Binney St.

402-444-4851

Omaha, NE 68102

South Omaha

myucop.com

Omaha, NE 68104

2900 F St.

402-444-4846

402-238-2044 PAPILLION

oayo.org

Omaha, NE 68107 402-731-8701

BESS JOHNSON

concentra.com

2100 Reading Plaza

SUMP MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Elkhorn, NE 68022

222 N. Jefferson St.

OMAHA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

402-289-4367

Papillion, NE 68046

7023 Cass St.

402-597-2040

Omaha, NE 68132

sumplibrary.org

402-932-4987

Midwest Minor Medical 84th & Q St. Clinic 5310 S. 84th Sts. Omaha, NE 68127

Libraries BELLEVUE

402-827-6510 midwestminormedical.com

CHARLES B. WASHINGTON 2868 Ames Ave.

BELLEVUE PUBLIC LIBRARY

omahacm.org RALSTON

BARIGHT

OMAHA SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DANCE

Omaha, NE 68111 402-444-4849

8610 W. Dodge Road

1003 Lincoln Road

5555 S. 77th St.

14505 California St.

Omaha, NE 68114

Bellevue, NE 68005

FLORENCE

Ralston, NE 68127

Omaha, NE 68154

402-827-3716

402-293-3157

2920 Bondesson St.

402-331-7636

402-515-9639

midwestminormedical.com

bellevuelibrary.org

Omaha, NE 68112

ralstonlibrary.org

omahaschoolofmusi-

14104 S St.

402-444-5299

canddance.com

LA VISTA

MILLARD

OMAHA SYMPHONY

402-964-2472

LA VISTA

13214 Westwood Lane

1905 Harney St.. Suite No. 400

midwestminormedical.com

9110 Giles Road

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68102

La Vista, NE 68128

402-444-4848

Omaha, NE 68134

18210 Wright St.

402-537-3900

Omaha, NE 68130

cityoflavista.org/library

402-614-7553 midwestminormedical.com

Music

MILTON R. ABRAHAMS

omahasymphony.org

Omaha, NE 68134

CHERRIE ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DANCE

SCHOOL OF ROCK OMAHA

402-444-6284

14633 Grover St.

13270 Millard Ave.

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68137

5111 N. 90th St. OMAHA

402-342-3836

Midwest Surgical Hospital 7915 Farnam Drive

SADDLEBROOK

402-333-4426

402-691-8875

Omaha, NE 68114

14850 Laurel Ave.

cherrieandersonstudio.com

locations.schoolof-

402-399-1900

Omaha, NE 68116

mwsurgicalhospital.com

402-884-7473

rock.com/omaha

DIETZ MUSIC dietzmusic.com/lessons

SING OMAHA STUDIOS

Nebraska Orthopaedic

DO SPACE

SOUTH OMAHA

Hospital

7205 Dodge St.

2808 Q St.

13015 West Center Road

Omaha, NE 68127

2808 S. 143rd Plaza

Omaha, NE 68114

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68144

402-933-7234

Omaha, NE 68144

402-819-4022

402-444-4850

402-333-1534

singomahastudios.org

402-609-1600

dospace.org

8438 Park Dr.

neorthohospital.com

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SNJ STUDIO OF MUSIC

GILDER PARK

STONECROFT PARK

EBERLE-WALDEN

AL VEYS

5244 S. 136th St.

3612 Chandler Road

Lynnwood Drive and 24th Circle

7215 S. 69th St.

6505 S. 60th St.

Omaha, NE 68137

Bellevue, NE 68005

Bellevue, NE 68123

La Vista, NE 68128

Omaha, NE 68117

GLENMORRIE PARK

SUN VALLEY PARK

GILES CORNER

ANDERSEN

7805 50th Circle

52 Aspen Drive

7514 Michelle Ave.

13625 Cottner St.

Bellevue, NE 68157

Bellevue, NE 68157

La Vista, NE 68128

Omaha, NE 68137

GOLDEN HILLS PARK

SWANSON PARK

HOLLIS

ANTLER

3305 Golden Blvd.

3110 Cornhusker Road

7525 Joseph Ave.

20705 Appaloosa Drive

Bellevue, NE 68123

Bellevue, NE 68147

La Vista, NE 68128

Omaha, NE 68022

BELLEVUE PARKS

HEBER PARK

THOMPSON PARK

JAYCEE

APPLEWOOD HEIGHTS

bellevue.net/Recreation-Liv-

Intersection of Englewood

2606 Washington St.

Harvest Hills and

10706 Washington Drive

ing/Parks-Trails

Drive and Garden Ave.

Bellevue, NE 68005

Valley View Drives

Omaha, NE 68127

402-293-3000

Bellevue, NE 68005

402-933-1326 snjstudios.com

Parks

La Vista, NE 68128

TWIN RIDGE II PARK

ARMBRUST PARK

AMERICAN HEROES

JEWEL PARK

1507 Bryan Ave.

KELLY MCMAHON FIELD

9705 Grover St.

Highway 370 and Payne Drive

Combs Road and S. Main St.

Bellevue, NE 68005

7601 S. 85th St.

Omaha, NE 68124

Bellevue, NE 68005

Bellevue, NE 68005

BANNER 5005 Virginia St.

LEAWOOD OAKS II PARK

Omaha, NE 68157

S. 25th St. and

La Vista, NE 68128

WASHINGTON PARK

COLLEGE HEIGHTS

COPPER CREEK

EVERETT

FAULKLAND HEIGHTS

FREEMAN PARK

GEMINI PARK

MAYOR’S PARK

14206 Grant St.

402-331-3455

7651 S. 72nd St.

Omaha, NE 68164

LOOKINGLASS II PARK

GILBERT PARK

APOLLO

Bellevue, NE 68123

7206 Park View Blvd.

MILLARD HEIGHTS

764 N. 164th St.

La Vista, NE 68128

12324 Harrison St.

BARRINGTON PARK Omaha, NE 68118

MASON PARK

La Vista, NE 68128

604 Jewell Road

CAMENZIND

Bellevue, NE 68005

7120 Wood Lane Drive

SEYMOUR SMITH

5515 Bay Meadows Road

La Vista, NE 68128

6802 Harrison St.

Omaha, NE 68127

MCCANN PARK

BAY MEADOWS

La Vista, NE 68128

898 Lila Ave.

CENTENNIAL PARK

Bellevue, NE 68005

9807 Centennial Road

SOUTHWIND PARK

2812 Pinkney St.

La Vista, NE 68128

8120 S. 92nd Ave.

Omaha, NE 68111

MCKINLEY

BEDFORD PLACE

La Vista, NE 68128

2808 Harrison St.

CENTRAL

Bellevue, NE 68147

7702 Edgewood Blvd.

OMAHA PARKS

3434 Cuming St.

La Vista, NE 68128

parks.cityofomaha.org

BEMIS Omaha, NE 68131

NORTH FIELD

Phone: 402-444-5900

900 Bluff St.

CHAMPION

Bellevue, NE 68005

7541 Park View Blvd.

ADAMS

2005 N. 66th St.

La Vista, NE 68128

3121 Bedford Ave.

BENSON LIONS Omaha, NE 68104

SORENSEN PARK

Omaha, NE 68111

2410 Sidney St.

CHILDREN’S

Bellevue, NE 68005

72nd and Josephine Sts.

ALBRIGHT

7002 Military Ave

La Vista, NE 68128

2002 Madison Ave.

Omaha, NE 68104

2811 Jackson St. Bellevue, NE 68005

La Vista, NE 68128

13499 S. 30th St.

2402 Clay St. Bellevue, NE 68005

AUTUMN HEIGHTS PARK

cityoflavista.org

802 LeMay Drive Bellevue, NE 68005

Omaha, NE 68107

LA VISTA PARKS

8700 S. 48th St. Bellevue, NE 68005

7629 Josephine St.

Bellevue, NE 68005

1401 Betz Road Bellevue, NE 68005

4720 S. 20th St.

Bellevue, NE 68005

Towne Center Drive

5020 Copper Creek Road Bellevue, NE 68157

LAVISTA CITY La Vista, NE 68128

Kountze Memorial Drive Bellevue, NE 68005

ATHLETIC PARK

20th St. and Franklin Ave.

SOUTHWOODS PARK

BENSON

Omaha, NE 68107

2862 Nebraska Drive Bellevue, NE 68005

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BENT CREEK

CODY

ELK CREEK CROSSING

GALLAGHER

1232 N. 164th St.

12750 Westwood Lane

W. Maple Road and N. Branch

2936 N. 52nd St.

HEARTLAND OF AMERICA

Omaha, NE 68118

Omaha, NE 68144

Drive

Omaha, NE 68104

800 Douglas St.

Omaha, NE 68116

Omaha, NE 68102

BINNEY/WIRT/SPENCER

COLUMBUS

GIFFORD

1812 Wirt St.

1329 S. 24th St.

ELMWOOD

3528 Davenport St.

HEFFLINGER

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68108

802 S. 60th St.

Omaha, NE 68131

11451 W. Maple Road

Omaha, NE 68106

Omaha, NE 68164

BLUFF VIEW

CONOCO

GIFFORD RIVER DRIVE

1920 Carter Blvd.

8602 Westridge Drive

ENGLEWOOD

4951 S. 13th St.

HIGHLAND

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68124

4802 S. 144th St.

Omaha, NE 68107

2512 D St.

Omaha, NE 68137

BOWLING GREEN PARK

COTTONWOOD

7065 Blondo St.

728 S. 154th St.

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68154

Omaha, NE 68107

ERSKINE

GLENN CUNNINGHAM LAKE

HILLSBOROUGH

3717 Erskine St.

8305 Rainwood Road

13710 Boyd St.

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68122

Omaha, NE 68164

2127 Brookside Ave.

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS

ESSEX

GRACE YOUNG PARK

HIMEBAUGH

Omaha, NE 68124

6220 N. 51st St.

6215 S. 36th St.

6317 Military Ave.

2758 Ellison Ave.

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68111

5001 S. 147th St.

CROSSKEY VILLAGES

ESTHER PILSTER

GRAHAM TRIANGLE

HITCHCOCK

Omaha, NE 68137

2222 Papillion Parkway

4008 N. 88th Ave.

3015 Martin Ave.

4220 Q St.

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68112

Omaha, NE 68117

12049 Franklin St.

CROWN POINT

FAIR MEADOWS

GREENBRIER

HORIZON

Omaha, NE 68154

4404 Laurel St.

N. 191st Ave. and Costanzo

Skyline and Park Roads

108th and Burt St.

Omaha, NE 68111

Circle

Omaha, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68114

BROOKSIDE

BRYAN

CANDLEWOOD II

CENTER/ WEST HORIZONS

DAHLMAN

GREENTREE

HUMMEL

10755 Nicholas St.

615 Pine St.

FILLMORE

4615 N. 127th St.

11808 John J Pershing Drive

Omaha, NE 68114

Omaha, NE 68108

2818 Bondesson St.

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68112

Omaha, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68112

CENTER

DEER HOLLOW

H.H. HARPER

JAMES F. LYNCH

15901 Valley St.

1801 Deer Park Blvd.

FIRE RIDGE

6606 S. 48th St.

Center and S. 20th Sts.

Omaha, NE 68130

Omaha, NE 68108

210 S. HWS Cleveland Blvd.

Omaha, NE 68117

Omaha, NE 68108

Omaha, NE 68022

CHAPEL HILL

DEER RIDGE

HANSCOM

JOHN P. MUNNLEY

21701 Leavenworth St.

585 S. 126th St.

FLORENCE

3201 Woolworth Ave.

5550 Holmes St.

Omaha, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68154

3015 State St.

Omaha, NE 68105

Omaha, NE 68117

Omaha, NE 68112

CHRISTIE HEIGHTS

DEMOCRACY

HAPPY HOLLOW

KAREN

3623 P St.

8780 Templeton Drive

FONTENELLE

96th and Walnut Sts.

6288 H St.

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68134

4405 Fontenelle Blvd.

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68117

Omaha, NE 68104

CHURCHICH

DEWEY

HARRISON HEIGHTS

KELLOM GREENBELT

3712 S. 50th St.

550 Turner Blvd.

FOREST LAWN

3720 Martha St.

1915 Charles St.

Omaha, NE 68106

Omaha, NE 68105

36th St. and Forest Lawn Ave.

Omaha, NE 68105

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68112

CLARKSON

DISCOVERY

HARVEY OAKS

KELLOM

124 N. 42nd St.

5703 S. 138th St.

FREEDOM

14948 West Center Road

2310 Nicholas St.

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68137

2497 Freedom Park Road

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68110

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KEYSTONE

LOGAN-FONTENELLE

MOCKINGBIRD HILLS

1501 N. 22nd St.

93rd St. and Mockingbird Drive

ONE PACIFIC PLACE PARK

RAMBLERIDGE

7819 Keystone Drive Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68127

One Pacific Place

Omaha, NE 68164

11424 Fort St.

Omaha, NE 68124

KINGSWOOD EAST

MANDAN

MONTCLAIR

13434 Kingswood Drive

6215 S. 13th St.

2304 S. 135th Ave.

ORCHARD

RAVEN OAKS 7917 Raven Oaks Drive

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68144

6502 Hartman Ave.

Omaha, NE 68152

Omaha, NE 68104

KINGSWOOD

MAPLE VILLAGE

MORTON

3310 S. 137th St.

3865 Parkview Drive

5724 S. 41st St.

PACIFIC MEADOWS

REGENCY 9808 Hamey Parkway S.

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68107

15985 Howard St.

Omaha, NE 68114

Omaha, NE 68118

KOUNTZE

MEADOW LANE

3505 Florence Blvd.

11707 Farnam St.

MOUNT VERNON GARDENS

PACIFIC POINT

RIDGEFIELD 12771 Hamilton St.

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68154

6011 S. 13th St.

1801 S. HWS Cleveland Blvd.

Omaha, NE 68154

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68130

LAKE FOREST

MEMORIAL

11468 Manderson St.

6005 Underwood Ave.

MYOTT

PALAMINO HILLS

RIVERVIEW 3625 S. 10th St.

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68132

5151 Mary Plaza

3820 N. 91st St.

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68152

Omaha, NE 68134

LAKE JAMES

MERCER

4855 Bedford Ave.

3808 Lincoln Blvd.

N.P. DODGE MEMORIAL

PARK EAST

ROANOKE PARK 11235 Fowler Ave.

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68131

11005 John J Pershing Drive

548 S. 26th Ave.

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68112

Omaha, NE 68105

LAMP

METCALFE

113 N. 114th St.

Decatur St. and

NORTH OAKS

PARKSIDE

ROBERTS 730 N. 78th St.

Omaha, NE 68154

Country Club Ave.

9330 Ellison Ave.

14120 Pine St.

Omaha, NE 68114

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68144

LAWRENCE YOUNGMAN LAKE

MIAMI PLAYGROUND

NORTHWEST

PETERSON

9702 Rockbrook Road

192nd St. and West Dodge Road

4243 Miami St.

Blondo and N. 168th Sts.

1211 Peterson Drive

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68118

Omaha, NE 68130

LEAVENWORTH

MIGUEL KEITH

NORWICK

PHEASANT RUN

3525 S. 94th St.

3425 Leavenworth St.

2909 U St.

5053 Norwick Drive

15504 Adams St.

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68105

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68137

LEE VALLEY

MILLARD HIGHLANDS

OAK HEIGHTS

PINEWOOD

5414 S. 116th St.

1211 N. 108th St.

6405 S. 142nd St.

10205 U St.

16313 Wood Drive

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68114

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68127

Omaha, NE 68130

LEVI CARTER

MILLER PARK

OAKBROOK

PIPAL

148th St. and

4405 Carter Lake Drive

2707 Redick Ave.

11085 Seward St.

7802 Hascall St.

Saddlebrook Drive

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68112

Omaha, NE 68154

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68116

LEWIS AND CLARK LANDING

MILLERS LANDING

OAKS

PRAIRIE LANE

SADDLE HILLS

151 Freedom Park Road

12672 Anne St.

3119 S. 116th St.

7931 Arlington Drive

345 Riverfront Drive

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68134

MOCKINGBIRD HEIGHTS PARK

OMAHA BOTANICAL GARDENS

PULASKI

SANDOZ

LITTLE ELMWOOD

4065 G St.

5938 S. 122nd St.

306 S. 56th St.

8822 Lakeview Drive

190 Bancroft St.

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68132

Omaha, NE 68127

Omaha, NE 68108

ROCK GLEN

ROCKBROOK

ROXBURY

SADDLEBROOK

Omaha, NE 68102

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SCHROEDER/VOGEL

TOWL

WESTWOOD HEIGHTS

MONARCH PLACE

PONDEROSA PARK

5115 Hickory St.

9310 W. Center Road

12334 Seldin Drive

Cedardale Road and 72nd St.

S. 78th and Washington Sts.

Omaha, NE 68106

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68144

Papillion, NE 68046

Ralston, NE 68127

SEYMOUR SMITH

TRANQUILITY

WHISPERING RIDGE

OVERLAND HILLS PARK

RALSTON PARK

6802 Harrison St.

12222 W. Maple Road

3180 N. HWS Cleveland Blvd.

1200 Overland Trail

7700 Park Drive

Omaha, NE 68127

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68116

Papillion, NE 68046

Ralston, NE 68127

SHERMAN

TRENDWOOD

WHITE HAWK

SCHWER

WILDWOOD PARK

5701 N. 16th St.

13333 Pacific St.

20000 F St.

800 W. Centennial Road

8000 Ralston Ave

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68130

Papillion, NE 68046

Ralston, NE 68127

SIGNAL HILL

TURNER

WILLOW WOOD

SEVENTH STREET PARK

WOODBINE PARK

12207 Signal Drive

3110 Farnam St.

123rd and Yates Sts.

700 block of E. Seventh St.

6600 S. 87th St.

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68164

Papillion, NE 68046

Ralston, NE 68127

SPAULDING

UNITY

WOODHAVEN

TARA HILLS

3012 Manderson St.

4716 S. 18th St.

15812 W. Center Road

Shillaelagh Blvd. and

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68130

Wicklow Road

SPRING LAKE

UPLAND

YALE

4020 Hoctor Blvd.

3104 Jefferson St.

3377 Lake St.

TRIANGLE

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68111

600 block of E. Halleck St.

Papillion, NE 68046

Papillion, NE 68046

STANDING BEAR LAKE

WALNUT GROVE

YOUNG

6404 N. 132nd St.

15050 Q St.

411 S. Elmwood Road

TRUMBLE

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68104

West end of Valley Road Papillion, NE 68046

STILLMEADOW

WALNUT HILL

ZORINSKY LAKE

7737 Mary St.

3805 Hamilton St.

3808 S. 156th St.

Omaha, NE 68122

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68135

WALNUT CREEK RECREATION AREA 11601 S. 96th St.

SUNNY SLOPE

WALNUT RIDGE

PAPILLION PARKS

104th St. and Fowler Ave.

4402 N. 156th Ave.

papillion.org/public_works_

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68116

parks_directory 402-597-2049

TA HA ZOUKA

WENTWORTH

905 Elkhorn Drive

5015 S. 86th Parkway

CITY PARK

Omaha, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68127

W. Lincoln St.

TIMBER CREEK

WESTCHESTER

13435 Birchwood Ave.

13931 O St.

GARDEN STREET PARK

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68137

Third and Garden Sts. Papillion, NE 68046

TOMAHAWK HILLS

WESTERN TRAILS

9545 Tomahawk Blvd.

1812 S. 160th St.

HALLECK

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68130

Halleck Park Road

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ALL SAINTS 1335 S. 10th St. Omaha, NE 68108 402-346-5757

CHRIST THE KING

cityofralston.com/parks

831 S. 88th St.

402-331-4118

Omaha, NE 68114

ADAMS PARK S. 78th and Lakeview Sts.

HOLY CROSS

Ralston, NE 68127

1502 S. 48th St. Omaha, NE 68106

FAIRVIEW PARK

TORRY PINES/ PONCA PLAINS

WESTGATE 8233 Grover St.

HICKORY HILLS

N. 150th and Taylor Sts.

Omaha, NE 68124

Rogers Drive and Centennial Road Papillion, NE 68046

402-551-3773

Monroe and S. 85th Sts. Ralston, NE 68127

Papillion, NE 68046

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RALSTON PARKS

ARCHDIOCESE

402-391-0977

Papillion, NE 68046

Omaha, NE 68116

Papillion, NE 68046

Schools

HOLY NAME 2901 Fontenelle Blvd.

KOCH PARK

Omaha, NE 68104

Main and S. 75th Sts.

402-451-4503

Ralston, NE 68127

JESUIT ACADEMY OAK PARK

2311 N. 22nd St.

S. 79th Ave. and Park Lane

Omaha, NE 68110

Ralston, NE 68127

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MADONNA

ST. JOAN OF ARC

ST. WENCESLAUS

RONCALLI CATHOLIC

FORT CROOK

6402 N. 71st Plaza

7430 Hascall St.

15353 Pacific St.

6401 Sorensen Parkway

12501 S. 25th St.

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68154

Omaha, NE 68152

Bellevue, NE 68123

402-556-1883

402-393-2314

402-330-4356

402-571-7670

402-293-4710

MARY OUR QUEEN

ST. MARGARET MARY’S

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

VJ AND ANGELA SKUTT

LEMAY

3405 S. 119th St.

6116 Dodge St.

14330 Eagle Run Drive

3131 S. 156th St.

2726 Kennedy Drive

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68132

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68130

Bellevue, NE 68123

402-333-8663

402-551-6663

402-492-2111

402-333-0818

402-293-4760

OUR LADY OF LOURDES

ST. MARY’S

ST. THOMAS MORE

BELLEVUE PUBLIC

LEONARD LAWRENCE

2110 S. 32nd Ave.

903 W. Mission Ave.

3515 S. 48th Ave.

SCHOOLS (BPS)

13204 S. 29th St.

Omaha, NE 68105

Bellevue, NE 68005

Omaha, NE 68106

bellevuepublicschools.

Bellevue, NE 68123

402-341-5604

402-291-1694

402-551-9504

402-293-4880 Elementary School Hours:

SACRED HEART

ST. MATTHEW

High School Hours

2205 Binney St.

12210 S. 36th St.

May vary by day

Omaha, NE 68110

Bellevue, NE 68123

and location

402-455-5858

402-291-2030

8 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

AVERY 2107 Avery Road Bellevue, NE 68005

PETER SARPY 2908 Vandenberg Ave. Bellevue, NE 68123 402-293-4795

ST. BERNADETTE

STS. PETER AND PAUL

CREIGHTON PREPARATORY

7600 S. 42nd St.

3619 X St.

7400 Western Ave.

BELLEAIRE

1400 Sunbury Drive

Omaha, NE 68147

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68114

1200 W. Mission Ave.

Bellevue, NE 68005

402-731-3033

402-731-4713

402-393-1190

Bellevue, NE 68005

402-293-4845

402-493-4460

TWIN RIDGE

402-293-4510

ST. BERNARD

ST. PATRICK’S

DANIEL J. GROSS

3601 N. 65th St.

20500 W. Maple Road

7700 S. 43rd St.

BELLEVUE

TWO SPRINGS 3001 Spring Blvd.

Omaha, NE 68104

Elkhorn, NE 68022

Bellevue, NE 68147

12001 Timberridge Drive

Bellevue, NE 68123

402-556-4161

402-289-5407

402-734-2000

Bellevue, NE 68133

402-293-5070

402-827-1840

ST. CECILIA’S GRADE

ST. PHILIP NERI

DUCHESNE ACADEMY

3869 Webster St.

8202 N. 31st St.

3601 Burt St.

BERTHA BARBER

WAKE ROBIN 700 Lincoln Road

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68112

Omaha, NE 68131

1402 Main St.

Bellevue, NE 68005

402-556-6655

402-455-8666

402-558-3800

Bellevue, NE 68005

402-293-4955

402-293-4560

ST. COLUMBKILLE

ST. PIUS X/ ST. LEO SCHOOL

MARIAN

224 E. Fifth St.

7400 Military Ave.

BETZ

Papillion, NE 68046

6905 Blondo St.

Omaha, NE 68134

605 W. 27th Ave.

402-339-8706

Omaha, NE 68104

402-571-2618

Bellevue, NE 68005

LEWIS AND CLARK

402-293-4585

13502 S. 38th St.

Middle School Hours:

402-551-6667

ST. GERALD’S

MERCY

8:30 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.

Bellevue, NE 68123

1501 S. 48th St.

BIRCHCREST

Ralston, NE 68127

ST. ROBERT BELLARMINE

Omaha, NE 68106

1212 Fairfax Drive

402-331-4223

11900 Pacific St.

402-553-9424

Bellevue, NE 68005

LOGAN FONTENELLE

402-293-4635

701 Kayleen Drive

7857 Lakeview St.

Omaha, NE 68154

ST. JAMES SETON

MOUNT MICHAEL BENEDICTINE

CENTRAL

ST. STEPHEN THE MARTYR

22520 Mount Michael Road

510 W. 22nd Ave.

Elkhorn, NE 68022

Bellevue, NE 68005

MISSION

16701 S St.

402-289-2541

402-293-4685

2202 Washington St.

402-334-1929

4720 N. 90th St. 402-572-0339 Omaha, NE 68134

402-898-8760

Bellevue, NE 68005

Omaha, NE 68135

402-293-4360

Bellevue, NE 68005

FAIRVIEW

402-896-9675

402-293-4260

14110 Tregaron Drive

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High School Hours:

402-827-5950

7:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

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BELLEVUE EAST

WEST DODGE STATION

ACKERMAN

HOLLING HEIGHTS

WILLIAM CODY

1401 High School Drive

18480 California St.

5110 S. 156th St.

6565 S. 136th St.

3320 S. 127th St.

Bellevue, NE 68005

Elkhorn, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68135

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68144

402-293-4150

402-289-2773

402-715-8420

402-715-8330

402-715-1320

bellevuepublicschools.org

WESTRIDGE

ALDRICH

J. STERLING MORTON

WILLIAM J. BRYAN

BELLEVUE WEST

3100 N. 206th St.

506 N. 162nd Ave.

1805 S. 160th St.

5010 S. 155th St.

1501 Thurston Ave

Elkhorn, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68118

Omaha, NE 68130

Omaha, NE 68137

Bellevue, NE 68123

402-289-2559

402-715-2020

402-715-1290

402-715-8325

Middle School Hours:

BLACK ELK

JOHN G. NEIHARDT

WILLOWDALE

8:10 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

6708 S. 161st Ave.

15130 Drexel St.

16901 P St.

Omaha, NE 68135

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68135

402-715-6200

402-715-8360

402-715-8280

402-293-4040 ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EPS) elkhornweb.org

ELKHORN GRANDVIEW 17801 Grand Ave.

Elementary School Hours:

Omaha, NE 68116

COTTONWOOD

MARI SANDOZ

Middle School Hours:

8:15 a.m. to 3:06 p.m.

402-289-9399

615 Piedmont Drive

5959 Oak Hills Drive

7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Omaha, NE 68154

Omaha, NE 68137

402-715-1390

402-715-8345

FIRE RIDGE

ELKHORN

19660 Farnam St.

3200 207th St.

CENTRAL

Elkhorn, NE 68022

Elkhorn, NE 68022

EZRA

MONTCLAIR

Omaha, NE 68137

402-289-0735

402-289-2428

14111 Blondo St.

2405 S. 138th St.

402-715-8225

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68144

402-715-2955

402-715-1295

12801 L St.

HILLRISE

ELKHORN RIDGE

20110 Hopper St.

17880 Mercy St.

GEORGE BEADLE

Elkhorn, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68118

GEORGE NORRIS

NORMAN ROCKWELL

Omaha, NE 68135

402-289-2602

402-334-9302

12424 Weir St.

6370 S. 140th Ave.

402-715-6100

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68137

402-715-8340

402-715-8246

18201 Jefferson St.

MANCHESTER

ELKHORN VALLEY VIEW

2750 N. HWS Cleveland Blvd.

1313 S. 208th St.

Omaha, NE 68116

Elkhorn, NE 68022

GEORGIA WHEELER

REAGAN

Omaha, NE 68135

402-289-2590

402-289-0362

6707 S. 178th St.

4440 S. 198th Ave.

402-715-8500

Omaha, NE 68135

Omaha, NE 68135

402-715-6250

402-715-7100

GRACE ABBOTT

REEDER

Omaha, NE 68137

ELKHORN

1313 N. 156th St.

19202 Chandler St.

402-715-8440

1401 Veterans Drive

Omaha, NE 68118

Gretna, NE 68028

SKYLINE

Elkhorn, NE 68022

402-715-2900

402-715-6420

400 S. 210th St.

402-289-4239

HARVEY OAKS

UPCHURCH

Omaha, NE 68144

ELKHORN SOUTH

15228 Shirley St.

8686 S. 165th St.

402-715-1280

20303 Blue Sage Parkway

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68136

SPRING RIDGE

Omaha, NE 68130

402-715-1386

402-715-7150

17830 Shadow Ridge Drive

402-289-1523

HERMAN ROHWER

WALT DISNEY

Omaha, NE 68118

MILLARD

17701 F St.

5717 S. 112th St.

402-715-1470

PUBLIC SCHOOLS (MPS)

Omaha, NE 68135

Omaha, NE 68137

mpsomaha.org

402-715-6225

402-715-2350

SAGEWOOD

High School Hours:

4910 N. 177th St.

8:10 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

5304 S. 172nd St.

WEST BAY

PETER KIEWIT 15650 Howard St.

Omaha, NE 68130 402-637-0204

MILLARD NORTH 2828 S. 139th St.

Elkhorn, NE 68022 402-289-3433

HARRY ANDERSEN 15404 Adams St.

Omaha, NE 68116 402-289-9078

GEORGE RUSSELL

3220 S. 188th St.

High School hours: 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Omaha, NE 68135

Elementary School Hours:

HITCHCOCK

WILLA CATHER

402-289-9045

8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

5809 S. 104th St.

3030 S. 139th Plaza

MILLARD NORTH

Omaha, NE 68127

Omaha, NE 68144

1010 S. 144th St.

402-715-2255

402-715-13:15

Omaha, NE 68154 402-715-1365

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MILLARD SOUTH

BENSON WEST

DUNDEE

HARRISON

LOTHROP MAGNET

14905 Q St.

6652 Maple St.

310 N. 51st St.

5304 Hamilton St.

3300 N. 22nd St.

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68132

Omaha, NE 68132

Omaha, NE 68110

402-715-8268

402-554-8633

402-554-8424

402-554-8535

402-898-1697

MILLARD WEST

BOYD

EDISON

HARTMAN

MASTERS

5710 S. 176th Ave.

8314 Boyd St.

2303 N. 97th St.

5530 N. 66th St.

5505 N. 99th St.

Omaha, NE 68135

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68134

402-715-6000

402-572-8928

402-392-7310

402-572-1966

402-572-1027

MILLARD HORIZON

CASTELAR

MILLER PARK

2316 S. 18th St.

EDWARD BABE GOMEZ HERITAGE

HIGHLAND

5300 George B. Lake Parkway

2625 Jefferson St.

5625 N. 28th Ave.

Omaha, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68108

5101 S. 17th St.

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68111

402-715-8468

402-344-7794

Omaha, NE 68107

402-734-5711

402-457-5620

402-898-2801 OMAHA

CATLIN ARTS MAGNET

INDIAN HILL

MINNE LUSA

PUBLIC SCHOOLS (OPS)

12736 Marinda St.

FIELD CLUB

3121 U St.

2718 Ida St.

district.ops.org

Omaha, NE 68144

3512 Walnut St.

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68112

402-697-0414

Omaha, NE 68105

402-734-7574

402-457-5611

Elementary School Hours:

402-344-7226

JACKSON

MOUNT VIEW

4904 N. 42nd St.

FLORENCE

620 S. 31st St.

5322 N. 52nd St.

ADAMS

Omaha, NE 68111

7902 N. 36th St.

Omaha, NE 68105

Omaha, NE 68104

3420 N. 78th St.

402-457-5277

Omaha, NE 68112

402-344-7484

402-457-5117

8:50 a.m. to 4:05 p.m.

CENTRAL PARK

Omaha, NE 68134 402-572-9072

ASHLAND PARKROBBINS

402-457-5905

CHANDLER VIEW

JEFFERSON

OAK VALLEY

7800 S. 25th St.

FONTENELLE

4065 Vinton St.

3109 Pedersen Drive

Omaha, NE 68147

3905 N. 52nd St.

Omaha, NE 68105

Omaha, NE 68144

402-724-5705

Omaha, NE 68104

402-554-6590

402-697-0690

5050 S. 51st St.

402-457-5905

Omaha, NE 68117

COLUMBIAN

JOSLYN

PAWNEE

402-734-6001

330 S. 127th St.

FRANKLIN

11220 Blondo St.

7310 S. 48th St.

Omaha, NE 68154

3506 Franklin St.

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68157

402-697-1433

Omaha, NE 68111

402-496-5322

402-734-5011

BANCROFT 2724 Riverview Blvd.

402-554-8508

Omaha, NE 68108

CONESTOGA

402-344-7505

2115 Burdette St.

BEALS

KELLOM

PICOTTE

1311 N. 24th St.

14506 Ohio St.

Omaha, NE 68110

FULLERTON MAGNET CENTER

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68116

402-344-7147

4711 N. 138th St.

402-344-0441

402-496-8401

KENNEDY

PINEWOOD

2906 N. 30th St.

6717 N. 63rd St.

1720 S. 48th St.

Omaha, NE 68164

CRESTRIDGE MAGNET CENTER

402-498-2787

818 Crestridge Road

GATEWAY

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68152

BELLE RYAN

Omaha, NE 68154

5610 S. 42nd St.

402-457-5520

402-561-6000

1807 S. 60th St.

402-697-1185

Omaha, NE 68107

KING

PONCA

3706 Maple St.

11300 N. Post Road

Omaha, NE 68106 402-554-8570

Omaha, NE 68106 402-554-8582

402-561-6030

DODGE 3520 Maplewood Blvd.

GILDER

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68112

BELVEDERE

Omaha, NE 68134

3705 Chandler Road

402-457-5723

402-457-6415

3775 Curtis Ave.

402-572-9005

Omaha, NE 68147

LIBERTY

PRAIRIE WIND

DRUID HILL

2021 St. Mary’s Ave.

10908 Ellison Ave.

4020 N. 30th St.

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68111

402-898-1697

402-491-0859

Omaha, NE 68131 402-457-6630

402-734-7334

402-451-8225

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ROSE HILL

WALNUT HILL

LEWIS AND CLARK

CENTRAL

HICKORY HILL

5605 Corby St.

4355 Charles St.

6901 Burt St.

124 N. 20th St.

1307 Rodgers Drive

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68132

Omaha, NE 68102

Papillion, NE 68046

402-554-6797

402-554-8644

402-557-4300

402-557-3300

402-898-0469

SADDLEBROOK

WASHINGTON

LA VISTA WEST

5519 Mayberry St.

MCMILLAN MAGNET CENTER

NORTH MAGNET

14850 Laurel Ave.

4410 N. 36th St.

7821 Terry Drive

Omaha, NE 68116

Omaha, NE 68106

3802 Redick Ave.

Omaha, NE 68111

La Vista, NE 68128

402-933-3915

402-554-8690

Omaha, NE 68112

402-557-3400

402-898-0463

402-557-4500

SARATOGA

WESTERN HILLS

NORTHWEST MAGNET

PARKVIEW HEIGHTS

2504 Meredith Ave.

6523 Western Ave.

MONROE

8204 Crown Point Ave.

7608 S. 89th St.

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68132

5105 Bedford Ave.

Omaha, NE 68134

La Vista, NE 68128

402-457-6427

402-554-1510

Omaha, NE 68104

402-557-3500

402-898-0433

402-557-4600

SHERMAN

WILSON FOCUS

SOUTH HIGH MAGNET

PATRIOT

5618 N. 14th Ave.

5141 F. St.

MORTON MAGNET

4519 S. 24th St.

1707 Hardwood Drive

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68117

4606 Terrace Drive

Omaha, NE 68107

Papillion, NE 68046

402-457-6427

402-733-1785

Omaha, NE 68134

402-557-3600

402-898-0405

402-557-4700

SKINNER MAGNET CENTER

PAPILLION-LAVISTA

PORTAL

NORRIS

SCHOOLS (PLCS)

9920 Brentwood Drive

2235 S. 46th St.

plcschools.org

La Vista, NE 68128

Middle School Hours: 7:40 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

4304 N. 33rd St. Omaha, NE 68111

ALFONZA W. DAVIS

Omaha, NE 68106

402-457-6711

8050 N. 129th Ave.

402-557-4800

Omaha, NE 68142

SPRING LAKE MAGNET CENTER

402-561-6130

4215 S. 20th St.

402-898-0425 Elementary School Hours: 8:05 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

PRAIRIE QUEEN

R.M. MARRS MAGNET CENTER

ANDERSON GROVE

Papillion, NE 68046

5619 S. 19th St.

11820 S. 37th St.

402-514-3650

Omaha, NE 68107

ALICE BUFFETT MAGNET

Omaha, NE 68107

Bellevue, NE 68123

402-734-1833

14101 Larimore Ave.

402-557-4400

402-898-0479

High School Hours:

BELL

Papillion, NE 68133

7:40 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

7909 Reed St.

402-898-0475

10520 S. 123rd Ave.

Omaha, NE 68164

SPRINGVILLE

RUMSEY STATION 110 Eagle Ridge Drive

402-561-6161

7400 N. 60th St. Omaha, NE 68152

BEVERIDGE MAGNET

402-572-0130

1616 S. 120th St.

BENSON HIGH MAGNET

Omaha, NE 68144

5120 Maple St.

402-557-4000

Omaha, NE 68104

CARRIAGE HILL

Papillion, NE 68046

402-557-3000

400 Cedardale Road

402-898-0445

STANDING BEAR 15860 Taylor St.

Papillion, NE 68046 402-898-0408

TARA HEIGHTS 700 Tara Road

Omaha, NE 68116

BRYAN

402-827-4362

8210 S. 42nd St.

BRYAN

Omaha, NE 68147

4700 Giles Road

402-557-4100

Omaha, NE 68157

G. STANLEY HALL

Papillion, NE 68046

402-557-3100

7600 S. 72nd St.

402-898-0466

SUNNY SLOPE

Papillion, NE 68046

10828 Old Maple Road

402-898-0449

TRUMBLE PARK 500 Valley Road

Omaha, NE 68164

HALE

402-496-1810

6143 Whitmore St.

BURKE

Omaha, NE 68152

12200 Burke St.

402-557-4200

Omaha, NE 68154

GOLDEN HILLS

Papillion, NE 68046

402-557-3200

2912 Coffey Ave.

402-898-9630

WAKONDA

La Vista, NE 68128

4845 Curtis Ave. Omaha, NE 68104 402-457-6737

402-898-0455

KING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MAGNET

CAREER CENTER

3720 Florence Blvd.

3230 Burt St.

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68131

402-557-3720

402-557-3700

WALNUT CREEK 720 Fenwick St.

Bellevue, NE 68123

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LA VISTA

GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN SCHOOL

WILDEWOOD

BRYAN BEARS

7900 Edgewood Blvd.

8071 Ralston Ave.

Robert Locken

PAPILLION-LA VISTA MONARCHS

La Vista, NE 68128

4040 N. 108th St.

Ralston, NE 68127

402-557-3111

Jason Ryan

402-898-0436

Omaha, NE 68164

402-331-6475

robert.locken@ops.org

402-898-0400

Middle School Hours:

BURKE BULLDOGS

Hours Vary by Day

Jason Williams

402-493-2549

LIBERTY

jaryan@paplv.org

gethsemanelutheran.com

10820 Witmuss Drive

OMAHA BAPTIST ACADEMY

RALSTON

3343 Pedersen Dr.

8202 Lakeview St.

PAPILLION

Omaha, NE 68144

Ralston, NE 68127

423 S. Washington St.

402-333-0773

402-331-4701

Papillion, NE 68046

westwoodheightsbaptist.org/

402-898-0424

omahabaptistacademy.html

Papillion, NE 68046 402-537-6200

High School Hours:

402-557-3211

PAPILLION-LA VISTA SOUTH TITANS

jason.williams@ops.org

Jeremy Van Ackeren 402-829-4600

CONCORDIA MUSTANGS

jvanackeren@paplv.org

Ben Ersland

MARIAN CRUSADERS

High School Hours:

402-445-4000

Rochelle Rohlfs

7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

erslandb@concordiaomaha.org

402-571-2618 ext. 1133

OMAHA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

RALSTON

MERCY MONARCHS

rrohlfs@omahamarian.org

10244 Wiesman Dr.

8969 Park Drive

PAPILLION-LA VISTA

Omaha, NE 68134

Ralston, NE 68127

CREIGHTON PREPARATORY JUNIOR JAYS

402 E. Centennial Road

402-399-9565

402-331-7373

Daniel Schinzel

402-553-9424

Papillion, NE 68046

omahachristianacademy.org/

402-393-1190 ext. 348

burkeyj@mercyhigh.org

8 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

402-898-0400

dschi@prep.creighton.edu RALSTON PUBLIC

PAPILLION-LA VISTA SOUTH

DUCHESNE ACADEMY CARDINALS

SCHOOLS (RPS) ralstonschools.org

10799 Highway 370 Papillion, NE 68046

Elementary School Hours:

402-829-4600

8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

School Athletic Directors

BLUMFIELD

MILLARD NORTH MUSTANGS Chad Zimmerman

Herb Kupfer

402-715-1365

402-558-3800 ext. 1032

crzimmerman@mpsomaha.org

hkupfer@duchesneacademy.org

ELKHORN ANTLERS

MILLARD SOUTH PATRIOTS

HIGH SCHOOLS OTHER PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Jeff Burkey

Steve Throne

Omaha, NE 68127

BELLEVUE EAST CHIEFTAINS

Mark King

School hours vary by

402-289-4239 ext. 3

402-715-8261

day and location.

402-331-0891

Chad Holtz

mking1@epsne.org

sdthrone@mpsomaha.org

chad.holtz@bpsne.net

ELKHORN SOUTH STORM

MILLARD WEST WILDCATS

BELLEVUE WEST THUNDERBIRDS

Roger Ortmeier

Chris Loofe

402-289-0616 ext. 16021

402-715-6025

Jon Mauro

rortmeier.epsne.org

cmloofe@mpsomaha.org

10310 Mockingbird Drive

402-293-4157

BROWNELL-TALBOT SCHOOL

KAREN WESTERN

400 N. Happy Hollow Blvd.

Omaha, NE 68117

Omaha, NE 68132

402-731-7477

6224 H St.

402-556-3772 brownell.edu

MEADOWS

402-293-4046

9225 Berry St.

jon.mauro@bpsne.net

GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN SCHOOL

MOUNT MICHAEL BENEDICTINE KNIGHTS

BENSON MIGHTY BUNNIES

Jacob Zimmermann

Jon Borer

402-493-2550

402-253-0965 jborer@mountmichael.org

CONCORDIA ACADEMY

Omaha, NE 68127

1821 N. 90th St.

402-339-6655

Omaha, NE 68144 402-592-8005

MOCKINGBIRD

Francis Szynskie

jzimmermann@gethse-

concordiaomaha.org

5100 S. 93rd St.

402-557-3000 ext. 5

manlutheran.com

Omaha, NE 68127

francis.szynskie@ops.org

FRIEDEL JEWISH ACADEMY

402-331-6954

335 S. 132nd St.

SEYMOUR

BROWNELL-TALBOT RAIDERS

Omaha, NE 68154

8545 Park Drive

friedeljewishacademy.com

GROSS CATHOLIC COUGARS

OMAHA BAPTIST ACADEMY 402-333-0773

Mike Dempsey

omahabaptistacad-

Jeffrey Rohrig

402-734-2000 ext. 104

emy@yahoo.com

Ralston, NE 68127

402-556-3772 ext.1032

dempsey@gcgmail.org

402-331-0540

jeff.rohrig@brownell.edu

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OMAHA CENTRAL EAGLES

OMAHA SOUTH PACKERS

WESTSIDE WARRIORS Tom Kerkman

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE MIDLANDS

OMAHA HOME FOR BOYS

Luke Dillon

Dennis Mitchell

402-343-2605

2610 Hamilton St.

928 N. 47th Ave.

402-557-3312

402-557-3635

kerkman.thomas@

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68132

luke.dillon@ops.org

dennis.mitchell@ops.org

westside66.net

402-342-1600

402-457-7000

bgcomaha.org

omahahomeforboys.org

OMAHA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

RALSTON RAMS Mike Smith

GIRLS INC.

Amy Nylin

402-898-3514

2811 N. 45th St.

OWENS EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

402-399-9565

mike_smith@ralston-

Omaha, NE 68104

7413 Historical Main

anylin@ocamail.org

schools.org

402-731-2108

Omaha, NE 68112

girlsincomaha.org

402-451-8404

Support OMAHA NORTH VIKINGS

RONCALLI CATHOLIC CRIMSON PRIDE

James Savio

Jim Meister

402-557-3412

402-571-7670

james.savio@ops.org

jmeister@roncallicatholic.org

OMAHA NORTHWEST HUSKIES

VJ AND ANGELA SKUTT CATHOLIC SKYHAWKS

Andy Wane

Jeremy Moore

402-557-3512

402-333-0818 ext. 5126

andrew.wane@ops.org

jjmoore@schools.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE MIDLANDS 10831 Old Mill Road Omaha, NE 68154 402-330-2449 bbsomaha.org

owenseducationalservices.org

THE HOPE CENTER FOR KIDS

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2200 N. 20th St. Omaha, NE 68110 402-341-4673 hopecenterforkids.com

archomaha.org

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