Scholarships Available for Summer Camps at Central Platte Natural Resources Districts

Scholarships Available for Summer Camps at Central Platte Natural Resources Districts


(GRAND ISLAND, NE)- The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) is offering $100 scholarships for students to attend natural resources-related camps this summer. 


Scholarships are available for elementary students to attend the Summer Orientation About Rivers (SOAR) Camp. SOAR is a nature day camp where kids explore the Platte River and other local natural environments. By taking part in the many activities about science, language arts, history, agriculture and art, SOAR campers learn while having fun. There are two four-day sessions; both are for grades 3-6 from 8:00 -3:30 every day. Prairie Plains Resource Institute sponsors the event with several organizations, businesses, and foundations. SOAR days will begin and end at the Aurora Middle School. Campers travel by bus to Lake Mary, Gjerloff Prairie, and Bader Park - all along the Platte - as well as historic Farmers’ Valley Cemetery near Stockham. The camp’s afternoon sessions are held at the Middle School. Registration fee for the entire week-long program is $150, or $130 for families who are Prairie Plains members. For more information contact SOAR coordinator Jan Whitney, 402-694-5535 or janppri [at] $100 scholarships are available from CPNRD.


Middle school students residing in the CPNRD are invited to attend ACE Camp- Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE), hosted by Nebraska’s 23 Natural Resources Districts and several education partners.  ACE Camp will be held at the State 4-H camp in Halsey, Nebraska, from June 10-13, 2018.  The camp is for students who will have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grades. While at the camp students will learn from experts in the fields of water, wildlife, forestry, weather, soils, range, and outdoor survival. Students will also experience tubing, hiking, fishing, zip line, and river activities. Contact Marcia Lee (308) 385-6282 or lee [at] for additional information or visit the CPNRD website at:  $100 scholarships are available from CPNRD. (Brochure attached.)


High school students are invited to attend the Nebraska Youth Range Camp to be held June 11-15, 2018 also at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey. Students between the ages of 14-18 are eligible to attend. The camp offers experiences with rangeland management, wildlife, natural resources, leadership, and many outdoor activities. Students who attend this camp will be actively involved with field activities, lectures, hands-on experience, recreational leadership and team-building activities. Registrations available at:  $100 scholarships are available from CPNRD.

To request a scholarship for these camps, contact Marcia Lee at (308) 385-6282 or email: lee [at]





Marcia Lee

Information/Education Specialist

Central Platte Natural Resources District

215 Kaufman Ave  Grand Island NE 68803

(308) 385-6282

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