From jazz theory to movie making, these camps have it all.


The Rose offers plenty of options for the child or teenager who likes to act, sing or dance. Camps include “Honk! Jr.,” in which kids spend four weeks rehearsing for a musical; Playscape, a monthlong performing arts conservatory for teenagers; and a four-day drama adventure called Pokemon: Gotta Catch ‘Em All. Classes also are offered in dance and voice, and there are courses for special-needs children.

When: May 28 to Aug. 9

Where: Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St., and Rose West Studio, 12100 West Center Road (depending on camp)

Who: Ages 3-18

Cost: Varies depending on camp



This language enrichment program gives students a boost in their ability to learn the language of school using movie-making activities such as set design, directing and more. Campers work with peers, a community artist, videographers and speech-language pathologists to create a movie to be premiered for friends and family at the end of the week.

When: July 15-19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Wegner School, 14124 Norton Drive, on the Boys Town campus

Who: Ages 6-7, who meet language screening requirements

Cost: $250, plus speech-language evaluation costs


Not to be confused with the study of geology, these weeklong rock and roll camps cover the basics in Rock 101 or explore the music of classic artists like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones during Classic Rock Rewind camps.

When: Various camps June-July, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: School of Rock, 13270 Millard Ave.

Who: Ages 6-18

Cost: $400


Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all Shakespeare enthusiasts, actors and summer camp lovers alike for two weeks of camp where participants will be swordfighting, wearing costumes and acting alongside professionals.

When: June 24-July 7, 8 a.m. to noon, performances on July 5 (jesters), July 6 (players) and July 7 (apprentices)

Where: Weber Fine Arts Building, University of Nebraska at Omaha; and Elmwood Park

Who: Ages 8-18

Cost: $200


Campers from as young as 4 and as old as 18 come together at the Playhouse where they learn to focus on life skills through singing, dancing, acting and other stage skills.

When: Mid-June through early August; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Omaha Community Playhouse

Who: Ages 4-18

Cost: $100-$350



This weeklong camp of classes and private instruction is aimed at strings, piano and voice students. They will finish the week with a concert and leave with memories of fun.

When: Ages 9 and older, July 13-20, 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; ages 8 and younger, July 22-26, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: 7023 Cass St.

Who: Ages 5-18

Cost: $325-$575



Let your child’s inner star shine through at musical theater camp. The week consists of mock auditions, vocal lessons and choreography, all while preparing for the musical take on the classic show, “School House Rock.”

When: July 8-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Jewish Community Center, 333 S. 132nd St.

Who: Ages 8-14

Cost: $244 for members, $317 non-members; early bird prices available until April 4



Students learn jazz theory, improvisation and performance alongside noted jazz educators and performers. The camps include multiple concerts with the Jim Widner Big Band.

When: June 9-14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Strauss Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Who: Grades 7 and up

Cost: $400, $350 before May 15



Campers will take part in a Disney musical theater production, where singing, creative movement, dance, stage combat, acting, improvisation, scene work, rehearsal and teamwork are included.

When: July 15-27

Where: Rehearsals at Bellevue Dance Academy, 11800 S. 25th St.; performances at Bellevue Little Theatre, 203 W. Mission Ave.

Who: Ages 5-18

Cost: $180-$315

Information: 402-291-3727


The Bellevue Little Theatre offers evening classes to introduce kids to theater. Classes teach kids auditioning, vocal and acting skills. They also can learn about stagecraft, set construction, lighting and sound. At the end of the camp, kids put on a short performance. Classes are taught by theater professionals.

When: late June

Where: Bellevue Little Theatre, 203 W. Mission Ave.

Who: Ages 7 and up

Cost: To be determined


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