Summer Camp


The heart of the WP&R Summer Adventure Camp is centered on establishing a close-knit group of friends.  The children and their counselors participate in a large variety of activities geared towards their age level.  Your child will learn, succeed, make friends, and build skills that will last a lifetime!  Finally and most important is having fun!  With all of the activities, facilities and field trips your child is sure to enjoy one week, multiple weeks, or the whole summer with Wahoo Parks and Recreation.

Program Format

10 weekly sessions beginning May 30th through August 4th.  Camp hours are 7:30am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.  Campers will begin and end their day at the Civic Center.  Typical daily activities may include swimming, basketball, kickball, soccer, group games, and other physical activities.  Creative time includes arts, crafts and special theme days.

Please Note:  No camp will be held on July 4th.  For that week only, there will be no field trips scheduled and the weekly fee will be $80 for members and $100 for non-members.

Any child in kindergarten through 5th grade during the current 2016-2017 school year.

Registration Period

Registration is underway for families with children in last year’s camp program or in the current after school program.  New participants may begin registering on March 25th.  Registrations are only accepted in person at the Civic Center front desk.

Registration Forms
A summer camp registration form, ACH authorization form, and parental consent/medical authorization form must be completed and submitted before any child can attend.

Weekly Fee:  Civic Center Members:  $110/child    Non-Members:  $125/child
Registration requires a $15 per child, per week, non-refundable deposit which is applied to the weekly fee.  All deposits are due at the time of registration.  The remaining weekly camp fee payment must be made via automatic bank account withdrawal.  Payments will be processed on the Thursday before the week(s) your child attends.  Please complete the ACH authorization form (above) as part of the registration process.

What to Bring
Campers should bring a swim suit, towel, sack lunch and two daily snacks.  Snacks also may be purchased at the Civic Center or Aquatic Center.

Swim Lessons
Campers that would like to sign up for summer swim lessons at the aquatic center may do so.  Parents should sign up for classes at 10:00am in any of the three summer sessions.  Camp counselors will escort the campers to and from swim lessons each day.

Parent's Packet
Parents can pick up a program packet at the Civic Center beginning May 22nd.  The packet will contain a general overview of the summer camp program.

Field Trips
Field trips are usually held on Tuesdays or Thursdays each week.  Examples of past trips include:  Mahoney State Park, Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha Storm Chasers Baseball Game, Memorial Stadium, Roller Skating, Bowling, and more.  A complete trip list will be made available in the parent’s packet (see above).

Camp Staff
The Summer Camp will be staffed with qualified local college and high school students.  All staff has prior experience working in after school and summer camp programs.

Contact Bob Schmidt at (402) 443-4174 or via email at:

Wahoo Parks and Recreation
310 N. Linden St.
Wahoo, Nebraska 68066
(402) 443-4174
Fax: (402) 443-4179
Email: WahooCivicCenter