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Youth Summer Programs in Omaha, NE

by Ann Daniels, studioD

Find a summer program in Omaha, Nebraska, for your child that teaches him a new skill while allowing him to interact with other children his age. Choose from a variety of youth camps, such as an art camp at the Joslyn Art Museum or a CSI camp offered by the YMCA of Greater Omaha.


The Joslyn Art Museum offers summer art camps for children ages 4 to 12 and teen camps for youth ages 13 to 18. The programs teach skills such as drawing, printmaking and painting. Morning camps and afternoon camps are available. Adventure in Art hosts summer camps for kids ages 8 to 17. The weeklong camps provide youth with opportunities to explore painting, drawing, jewelry, weaving, drama and pottery. Program participants exhibit their art projects at a gallery and reception event that takes place when the camp is finished.

YMCA of Greater Omaha

The YMCA of Greater Omaha has six locations in Omaha that host an assortment of youth camps throughout the summer. Summer day camps are open to children ages 4 to 12 and provide activities that include field trips, games, swimming and crafts. The camps have a different theme each week, such as superheroes, beach bonanza and imagination. If your child has a specialized interest, the YMCA also hosts camps that focus on activities such as sports, scuba diving, art, cooking, photography, fishing and acting. Teen camps and preschool camps are also available throughout the summer.


Enroll your child in a summer program that improves her athletic ability. Children interested in volleyball can attend a summer program from the Volleyball Academy. Camps are offered to youth in grades 3 through 12. Camps provide instruction and coaching to all skill levels. The Omaha Sports Academy hosts basketball summer camps for kids in K-12. Kids learn skills such as ball handling, dribbling, defensive techniques, offensive strategies and shooting. Children ages 4 to 6 can participate in Kiddie Sports of All Sorts Camps, which provide campers with an opportunity to play basketball, tennis and more.


Children with an interest in animals can participate in summer programs from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the Nebraska Humane Society. The zoo hosts summer camps for children ages 8 to 12. Kids learn about animals such as sharks, primates, birds and dinosaurs. Your child can also learn what it takes to be a zookeeper with a program that provides children with hands-on experience in this field. The Nebraska Humane Society hosts Camp Kindness for children ages 6 to 13. During the camp, children will learn about animals and be provided with supervised, hands-on opportunities to interact with animals.

About the Author

Ann Daniels has been a professional writer for more than 10 years. Her work has been published in many national health and wellness publications. Daniels holds a Master of Arts in communications from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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