Top Summer Camps in Omaha

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Published Apr 28, 2017

Here are some great summer camps that are available in the Omaha area. Plan your kids' activities early, as these camps are already taking registration:

Top Summer Camps in Omaha


Plan your kids' summer activities early with these great camps in the Omaha Area:


Omaha Christian Academy

Join OCA this summer for exciting weekly sessions of discovery, each centered around a creative theme such as Galaxies and Beyond, Under the Big Top, Around the World and Wild Wild West. At OCA’s Discovery Days, children get to play, learn and grow together in a Christ-centered environment. Sign up for as many sessions as you like and get ready for an action-packed, fun-filled summer!



Omaha Children's Museum

There is something for everyone at the Omaha Children's Museum from June through early August.  

My Little One & Me camps with parents are available for kids aged 2-3, as well as a wider range of themes for kids aged 4-5 and 5-8.  These include fun creative themes such as Kapow! Superhero Training, Misadventures of the OCM Pirates, Princess Poppy's Adventures, among others, as well as more academic themes like Splat! Art Camp, Dora Goes to Kindergarten, and Whiz Bang Super Science Camp.



Lauritzen Gardens

Up-close encounters with nature, tram rides, fun in the model railroad garden, and guided garden exploration are some of the fun activities at the Lauritzen Gardens Summer Adventure Camp! 

Week-long, half-day (9-noon or 1-4pm) or full-day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) sessions are available for kids aged 4-12.  Kids will learn science and nature through hands-on activities, arts and crafts and more in indoor and outdoor settings. Lunches included!



Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

There is no shortage of camps themes at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoom and Aquarium!  With perhaps the most flexible of schedules, their day camps are available in 1-day, 2-day, 4-day, and 5-day sessions for kids aged 5-7, and 8-12.  Overnight camps available as well for the 8-12 age group.  

If you love animals, this is the place to be for educational activities, tours, games, and more!




Defy Gravity

At Defy Gravity summer camps, you can literally bounce off the walls during open jump, play dodgeball on the trampoline, act like you are in the Mission Impossible movies inside the laser maze, and be your favorite quarterback at the quarterback challenge!

Camps are open to kids aged 6-12, with themes including exercise programs, relay races, crafts, Summer Camp Olympics, learning teamwork and much more!



Nature Discovery Summer Day Camps - Fontenelle Forest

Nature Discovery Day Camps feature science based learning through play.  Whether your child canoes the Great Marsh, takes a low ropes course challenge or builds a kite, they are sure to bring home memories and knowledge that will last a lifetime!  

There are a variety of themes, available, age-appropriate for the following age groups: Grands and Me (for kids aged 4-8 with a grandparent), Discoverers (preschool, aged 4-5), Adventurers (aged 5-8), and Explorers (aged 8-12).



Durham Museum

From June 1 to July 31, you may not find a broader range of topics offered in one venue!  The Durham Museum Summer Camp program is a one-of-a-kind learning experience that sparks imagination – and offers plenty of great fun!  Half-day and full-day programs are available at three age levels, ages 5-6, 7-8 and 9 and older.  

Content will focus on a variety of themes including science, art, history and culture. The Durham also offers before and after care for those families needing to drop off before or pick up after camp.



JCC Omaha

The Jewish Community Center of Omaha offers a comprehensive range of programs designed to inspire children to learn, explore, create and succeed. With sports, arts, field trips, a swimming program, dance, overnights, theme days, there is certain to be something for everyone.  All programming takes place within a creative and caring environment based on Jewish culture and values.




Camp Legacy

Camp Legacy offers camps for two main age groups.  In the Lower Camp (ages 3-5) at Legacy Primary School, campers enjoy camp songs, field trips, water fun, arts & crafts, team building, cooking, nature activities, sports and special events such as tie-dying, carnival, and "Minute-to-Win-It" games. 

The Upper Camp (K-6th grade) is located on 11 acres in Bennington. Campers enjoy a true outdoor summer camp experience. Activities include the zip line, swimming pool, archery, basketball, obstacle course, amphitheater, nature trail, and more!



Omaha Sports Academy 

Omaha Sports Academy is your choice to develop your basketball skills! Point Guard/Shooting Guard camps and 2000 Shots concentrate on specialised skills for kids in 3rd-8th Grade.  Other camps offer more general skills, and cater to different age groups (K-2, 3rd-8th Grade, or K-8th).  Girls-only camps are available as well.

Work on your ball handling, defense, passing, and shooting where there is "A smile on every face; Sweat through every jersey."!



Strategic Air & Space Museum

Strategic Air & Space Museum Camps will inspire imaginations and ambitions.while developing the future scientists and researchers of the community.  

Camps are tiered experiences; day camps are best for -introductions and younger campers (ages 7-10). Three-day and overnight camps are best suited for intermediate learning (ages 10-13). Razor Edge Robotics and Tinker, Maker, Engineer are best suited for advanced learning (ages 13-15).



Here's to a happy, safe, and fun summer! 

Don't forget- You can always check back for updated listings. We try our absolute best to be the hub for finding all available summer camps and things to do with your kids.

With so many amazing camp providers in Omaha, we still wanted to mention a few others who have had soaring review from kids and parents alike:

Omaha
Christian Academy

Camp
Legacy

The Rose
Theater

Camp Easter Seals
Nebraska

That Pottery
Place

FITGIRL
Omaha

Stone Creek
Golf Course

The Dance
Aurthority

Arts
For All




Do you know of an amazing camp that should be on our lists? Camp schedules can be added for free, or you can email us at community@chatterblock.com to let us know :)

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