Apply for Nature Adventure Camp by June 15

Looking for a mid-July outdoor adventure for your 10 to 12-year-old? The application deadline is extended to June 15 for Nature Adventure Camp, July 16-20 on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus.

UNL’s School of Natural Resources is offering the camp for the first time this year. The camp schedule is full of adventurous nature activities, including field trips, games, and crafts, all providing a fun way to learn about science, animals and the outdoors.

“This will give them time to explore and be kids, and connect with nature in a way that gives them a life-long affinity for nature,” said Hanna Pinneo, camp director.

Pinneo, who graduated in May from UNL, is organizing the camp with Lisa Pennisi, an expert at UNL’s School of Natural Resources on helping people connect with nature. Dennis Ferraro, herpetologist, Larkin Powell, wildlife ecologist, Tiffany Heng-Moss, entomologist, and John Quinn, ecologist, will help campers get to know different kinds of creatures in various settings.

Activities will include catching insects and making collections, a birding tour, tracking animals, climbing, fishing, orienteering, and building a bat or bird house. Transportation will be provided for field trips to natural areas in and around Lincoln, including Prairie Pines and Common Good farm.

“Young people need adventure, fun and downtime, away from everyday routine and stress,” Pennisi said.

Camp is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day and costs $150. The application, which includes a brief essay by the camper, must be postmarked or submitted by June 15.

Download an application at or contact Pinneo for more information, 402-890-2066 or

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