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Middle school camps are for current 6th through 8th grade students. YNS summer camps introduce campers to some of today's hottest topics in science, technology and engineering, and campers get hands-on experience in and outside the lab.

High school camps are for current 9th through 12th grade students.  YNS summer camps introduce campers to some of today’s hottest topics in science, technology and engineering, and campers will get hands-on experience in and outside of the lab.

Announcements & Key Dates

Jan | 01 Applications available online
Apr | 15 Camp applications due
May | 10 Camp selection notifications via email
Jun | 01 Summer camp fees due

Frequently asked questions about attending camp

Who's Eligible?

Due to our funding source our camps are only available to Nebraska Students. Camps are open to current 6th through 12th grade students. See individual camps for specific eligibility.

When and how do I pay for camp?

All payments are accepted online through a registration system. All payments are due by June 1st. Application fee of $30 is paid by each camper and is included in the total camp amount. Scholarships are available based on financial need and does not include the application fee.

How does commuting work?

Commuters will be provided a schedule prior to the start of camp. Check-in prior to first activity and pick up in afternoon after camp activities. Commuters may attend selected evening extracurricular activities, communicated prior to the start of camp.

My student has some health issues requiring medications or activity modifications. Can my student attend a YNS camp?

YNS strives to work with families on an individual basis to help enable all students to attend and enjoy a YNS camp. Please contact the NE EPSCoR Outreach Coordinator to discuss your situation and concerns

What is the daily schedule?

Campers participate in academic activities from 9am to 5pm, and have scheduled extracurricular activities in the evenings after dinner. See individual camp descriptions for specifics. A complete schedule is provided at check-in.

What does my student need to bring to camp?

Campers will participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. A complete list of necessary items is provided in the camp information packet.

What is your cell phone policy?

Campers may bring cell phones, but turn them in with lead dorm counselor at check-in. Cell phones are returned to campers in the evenings for calling home. See the electronics policy in the camp information packet.