Platte River Safari Camps- 2024 Dates TBA
Platte River Safari Camp is a nature day camp where children can learn about the Platte River and other natural areas in at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary. Campers take part in a variety of hands-on activities that include natural and physical science, language arts, history, agriculture, music and art, while having fun. Campers participate in activities not normally offered during the school year like getting wet and muddy – all for the sake of learning!
This year, we will be at Fort Kearny Rec Area on Tuesday and Wind Mill State Rec Area on Wednesday during camp to explore these habitats.
Platte River Safari Camp is for any student currently in grades 2 through 5 for the current school year, 2022-2023. Registration is now open! If you have any issues with registration, check out this helpful guide on how to sign up. Camp costs $130 for one week. Financial aid is available for qualified applicants. Please contact Beka Yates at 308-468-5282 or e-mail for more information.
*Bus transportation will be offered this year.
The bus schedule will be as follows:
AM Drop off: 7:40am- Bus leaves from Minden – old High School Parking lot, 8:00am- Bus Leaves from Kearney - parking lot on east side of Earl May’s, 8:15am- Bus leaves from Gibbon - east side of Library.
PM Pick up: 3:45pm- Bus arrives in Gibbon, 4:00pm- Bus arrives in Kearney, 4:15pm- Bus arrives in Minden.
FLYING HIGHER- 2024 Dates TBA
Flying Higher is a hands-on, ecology camp geared for kids currently in grades 6 through 8 for the current school year. This camp will take campers into the realm of scientific surveys and identification with a huge dose of fun.
Camp will begin at 8:30 am on the 6th and will end at 3:30 pm on the 7th and includes an overnight, dinner on the 6th, breakfast and lunch on the 7th.
Camp costs $130 for one week. Financial aid is available for qualified applicants. Registration is now open! If you have any issues with registration, check out this helpful guide on how to sign up. Please contact Beka Yates at 308-468-5282 or e-mail for more information.
We share the belief that when children spend quality time outside it can have a lasting, positive impact on their personal lives and the future of our great natural heritage
Peer Leader Interns will focus on gaining the skills necessary to lead small groups of students through conservation education summer camp programs, as well as gain experience implementing lesson plans in an outdoor setting. Audubon Nebraska’s Peer Leader Internship is a challenging, highly rewarding experience for anyone considering a career in environmental or conservation education.
For more information and to apply, check out the attachements below.
Thanks to this year's camp sponsors:
Tri-Basin Natural Resources District
Central Platte Natural Resources District
Minden Exchange Bank & Trust
Hamilton Telecommunications in Gibbon