Science for their Summer and Beyond

Announcements & Key Dates

Jan | 01 Applications available online
Mar | 20 HS Researcher applications & teacher recommendations due
Apr | 15 Camp applications due
May | 10 Camp selection notifications by email
Jun | 01 Summer camp fees due

Summer Camps - General Information

Who's Eligible?

Open to current 6th through 12th grade students. See individual camps for specific eligibility.


Residential Camp housing onsite

Camp Fee

Camp fees vary. See individual camps for specific camp fees.


Enjoy educational field trips, challenge courses, bowling, campus recreation centers, plus movie and game nights.


Space is limited 

Supervision and Safety

Minimum of 1:12 teacher/counselor to student ratio. Certified teachers and experienced, trained counselors.

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.