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As of July 1, Game and Parks will begin hosting some educational and naturalist programs on a limited basis. Visitors to offices, interpretive centers, education centers, nature centers and indoor events are temporarily required to wear a face mask. Please visit outdoornebraska.org/healthinfo for more information.

Jul
1
Mon
Learn to Hunt Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Students will learn the fundamentals of safe and successful hunting, including hunting techniques, firearm handling and marksmanship, species identification, tree stand safety, and conservation principles. Students will gain hands-on experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms (.22 caliber provided) in our indoor ranges.

Post-camp mentored hunting experiences offered for graduates of this camp.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Jul
2
Tue
Learn to Hunt Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Students will learn the fundamentals of safe and successful hunting, including hunting techniques, firearm handling and marksmanship, species identification, tree stand safety, and conservation principles. Students will gain hands-on experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms (.22 caliber provided) in our indoor ranges.

Post-camp mentored hunting experiences offered for graduates of this camp.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Jul
3
Wed
Learn to Hunt Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Students will learn the fundamentals of safe and successful hunting, including hunting techniques, firearm handling and marksmanship, species identification, tree stand safety, and conservation principles. Students will gain hands-on experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms (.22 caliber provided) in our indoor ranges.

Post-camp mentored hunting experiences offered for graduates of this camp.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Jul
23
Tue
Outdoor Explorer’s Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This camp introduces a variety of outdoor programming for youth, from adventures and nature-based education to skill development. Participants will select their own path to follow each day based on their age, interests, and skill level. Activities include archery, firearms, fishing, hunting, hiking, survival skills, outdoor cooking, slingshot, primitive skills, and crafts.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Jul
24
Wed
Outdoor Explorer’s Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This camp introduces a variety of outdoor programming for youth, from adventures and nature-based education to skill development. Participants will select their own path to follow each day based on their age, interests, and skill level. Activities include archery, firearms, fishing, hunting, hiking, survival skills, outdoor cooking, slingshot, primitive skills, and crafts.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Jul
25
Thu
Outdoor Explorer’s Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This camp introduces a variety of outdoor programming for youth, from adventures and nature-based education to skill development. Participants will select their own path to follow each day based on their age, interests, and skill level. Activities include archery, firearms, fishing, hunting, hiking, survival skills, outdoor cooking, slingshot, primitive skills, and crafts.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Oct
13
Sun
Youth Hunter Education Challenge @ Platte River State Park
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

2018-77436 Youth Hunter Education ChallengeSpecial Instructions for All Students

Youth over the age of 11 who have successfully completed hunter education are invited to take part in Nebraska’s state Youth Hunter Education Challenge.

The Youth Hunter Education Challenge, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 13, will allow youth to compete for prizes in a simulated hunting experience. The event, which is sponsored by the National Rifle Association, will help youth build their skills, get real-world hunting experience and learn about hunter safety and responsibility as they compete in six challenges, including 3-D archery, muzzleloading and shotgun. The event will take place at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex at Platte River State Park near Louisville.

The challenge’s simulated hunt setup provides the ideal practical environment for reinforcing and testing a young hunter’s skills. The event is designed to further the skills taught in hunter education and to give young hunters the skills and confidence they need to make hunting a lifelong pursuit.

The challenge is available only to hunter education graduates age 11 or older who have not yet completed high school. Hunters are encouraged to use their own equipment and ammunition, but are not required to. A T-shirt and lunch will be provided for all participants. Prizes provided by the Big Game Conservation Association will be given to winners in each category

For more information about the program visit:’ http://yhec.nra.org

Jun
23
Tue
CANCELED – Wilderness Survival Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

Learning how to prepare for adventures (expected or unexpected) without modern conveniences is a worthy challenge. This camp will teach participants essential skills that can come in handy when something doesn’t go according to plan, or might be particularly fun to try on a camping trip.

Participants will gain knowledge useful for single day outdoor trips, more extended hiking excursions, and/or travel emergencies.

Topics covered include fire building, wildlife identification, hunting skills, outdoor cooking, water resources, hiking, shelter building, essential supplies, and first aid.

If extended care* options are not selected, drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after.

*Extended care is available for participants needing to be dropped off earlier than 8:15 am and/or picked up after 4:15 pm. Extended care is $5 per morning or evening option and offers the opportunity for quiet self-guided activities. Participants may bring meals/snacks, books, etc.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration.

Notes:
Withdrawals with refunds may be requested up to 30 days before first date of camp, less the registration fee of $45. Immediate online refunds will be refunded to your credit card (allow 10 days for processing). Other refunds can be requested as a check (may take 6-8 weeks to process) or as credit on your account (processed immediately). Within 30 days of camp withdrawals may be requested but refunds are unavailable.

Jun
24
Wed
CANCELED – Wilderness Survival Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

Learning how to prepare for adventures (expected or unexpected) without modern conveniences is a worthy challenge. This camp will teach participants essential skills that can come in handy when something doesn’t go according to plan, or might be particularly fun to try on a camping trip.

Participants will gain knowledge useful for single day outdoor trips, more extended hiking excursions, and/or travel emergencies.

Topics covered include fire building, wildlife identification, hunting skills, outdoor cooking, water resources, hiking, shelter building, essential supplies, and first aid.

If extended care* options are not selected, drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after.

*Extended care is available for participants needing to be dropped off earlier than 8:15 am and/or picked up after 4:15 pm. Extended care is $5 per morning or evening option and offers the opportunity for quiet self-guided activities. Participants may bring meals/snacks, books, etc.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration.

Notes:
Withdrawals with refunds may be requested up to 30 days before first date of camp, less the registration fee of $45. Immediate online refunds will be refunded to your credit card (allow 10 days for processing). Other refunds can be requested as a check (may take 6-8 weeks to process) or as credit on your account (processed immediately). Within 30 days of camp withdrawals may be requested but refunds are unavailable.

Jun
25
Thu
CANCELED – Wilderness Survival Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jun 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

Learning how to prepare for adventures (expected or unexpected) without modern conveniences is a worthy challenge. This camp will teach participants essential skills that can come in handy when something doesn’t go according to plan, or might be particularly fun to try on a camping trip.

Participants will gain knowledge useful for single day outdoor trips, more extended hiking excursions, and/or travel emergencies.

Topics covered include fire building, wildlife identification, hunting skills, outdoor cooking, water resources, hiking, shelter building, essential supplies, and first aid.

If extended care* options are not selected, drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after.

*Extended care is available for participants needing to be dropped off earlier than 8:15 am and/or picked up after 4:15 pm. Extended care is $5 per morning or evening option and offers the opportunity for quiet self-guided activities. Participants may bring meals/snacks, books, etc.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration.

Notes:
Withdrawals with refunds may be requested up to 30 days before first date of camp, less the registration fee of $45. Immediate online refunds will be refunded to your credit card (allow 10 days for processing). Other refunds can be requested as a check (may take 6-8 weeks to process) or as credit on your account (processed immediately). Within 30 days of camp withdrawals may be requested but refunds are unavailable.

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