FACILITY HOURS:

MON–FRI: 5AM–9PM  |  SAT: 6AM–7PM
SUN: 1–6PM

Summer Day Camp, May 28 - August 2

is the place for active and curious kids!

If this is your first-time exploring Camp Kroc for your kids’ sunny summer days: Welcome!

What sets our camp apart
from others?

Our commitment to you as parents is ensuring your child has a safe and positive environment to grow mentally, physically and emotionally. With dedicated, passionate and qualified camp counselors, we balance a schedule of fun and education that is age specific and ability appropriate. Feel free to roam this page for more information. Or, if you have a specific question please call the Camp Director at 402-905-3580 or email: Kathy.Powers@usc.salvationarmy.org

Camp is full!

Campamento Kroc está lleno!

To be added to the waitlist, please email your request to the Camp Director: Kathy.Powers@usc.salvationarmy.org. We will respond with the waitlist registration forms.

Si quiere un lugar a La Lista de Espera, por favor e-mail su solicitud a nuestra Directora de Campamento: Camp_Kroc@usc.salvationarmy.org. Responderemos pronto con las formas de registro.

Para asistencia en español: Camp_Kroc@usc.salvationarmy.org

 

Thank you

For entrusting us with your children at Camp Kroc. We love what we do and want you to feel comfortable and confident in your choice. Whenever you have a question, please reach out and get to know us. Tienen preguntas? Quieren conocernos? Envias un email a Camp_Kroc@usc.salvationarmy.org; para ayuda en español.

 

Camp Kroc
Does your camper have a specific interest or passion? We also offer Specialty Camps. The ages of these groups are ability dependent. Professional educators work with your children on developing and honing in on these special skills.
camps by week

Woodshop
June 17 - 21 | 10 am - Noon
Members: $100  Non: $120

Mural Painting
June 24 - 28 | 9 am - Noon
Members: $80  Non: $100

Jr. Lifeguarding
July 8 - 12 | 9 am - 4 pm
Members & Non: $150

Musical Theater
July 8 - 12 | 9 am - Noon
Members: $100  Non: $120

Speech and Debate
July 15 - 19 | 10 am - Noon
Members: $80  Non: $100

Kids in the Kitchen
(sponsored & taught by Chick-Fil-A) 
July 22 - 26 | 9 am - Noon
Members: $80  Non: $100

Most of our Specialty Camps run for a half of a day. If you will need accommodations for your child for the entire day, please ask for the Camp Kroc add-on for that week. This is just $40 more for your child to have the following:

• Lunch and afternoon snack

• Gym time and outdoor fitness activities

• Educational learning in an innovative, fun way

• Swim lessons and free swim time

We can keep your child safe and happy
all day for the entire week!

Summer 2019
Week 1

I Mean to be Green

May 28 - May 31

Week 2

Out of this World-Space

June 3 - 7

Week 3

Let's Experiment-Science

June 10 - 14

Week 4

Exploring the Past

June 17 - 21

Week 5

Shark Week

June 24 - 28

Week 6

VBS Week - Power Up!

July 1 - 5*

* No Camp on July 4

Week 7

Lego Week

July 8 - 12

Week 8

Outdoor Adventures

July 15 - 19

Week 9

Game Show Mania

July 22 - 26

Week 10

Music Makers & Talent Shakers

July 29 - August 2

Activities

“…To inspire people to develop their God given talents through artistic, educational, physical and spiritual experiences…” we provide campers a way to grow in mind, body and spirit.

Our camp program is rated 5 (on a scale of 1-5; with 5 being highest) in excellence for our combination of education and activities in comparison to 15 other Greater Omaha summer camps. Camp Kroc truly is a great place for curious and active kids. Campers love being with their friends and having a blast; parents love that their kids are safe and still learning during summer-time fun.

Our camp program focuses on 3 developmental components: Stay Sharp School Skills, Experiential Learning, and Physical Health and Safety. On average, you can expect your camper’s weeks to include the following focus areas:

Stay Sharp School Skills

• STEM challenges and programs

• Reading and mathematical maintenance

• Situational problem solving

• Computer skills

Experiential Learning

• Field trips and hands-on learning

• Values and positive socialization

• Diversity, inclusion and collaboration

Physical Health and Safety

• Red Cross Certified swim lessons

• Fitness as active play

Quiet Mind activities

 

This summer we offer one week of V.B.S. (Vacation Bible School) programming: Week 6 which runs from 9 am – Noon. If your child is already scheduled for camp that week, it is a prorated cost. (1/2 price for the afternoon) Children who want to only attend V.B.S. can

do so for FREE, but please make sure your child is registered. See to the right for this year’s V.B.S. theme: Power Up!

 

V.B.S. Combo Week

July 1 - 5

During this extra special week of
Camp Kroc campers will enjoy camp “Power Up” activities plus bonus Vacation Bible School activities each day from 9 - Noon.

*Scholarships may not be applied
to VBS Week.

For more detailed information:

You can sign up for 1 week or the WHOLE SUMMER! Each week is a fun theme and you can plan on your children bringing home crafts, projects and games that reflect the weekly theme. We know summer is a busy time for families with vacations, camping and sports. We can work around your schedule with pre-planning to ensure your child is able to be picked up at a certain time.

Vacation Bible School Like What You're Seeing? In the spirit of the Kroc Center’s mission

“My passion is promoting positive community and educational growth in our neighborhood through the mission of the Kroc Center.”

As Education Manager for the Kroc Center, Kathy develops and executes educational programs for children. Kathy studied physical fitness and has 20 years of experience working in the public health and education fields in the Omaha area—where she had the opportunity to grow healthy summer camps and after-school programs for kids age 5-13.

Kathy Powers Camp Director
Charity Walker-Rodenbarger Camp Educational Lead

“Working at the Kroc Center is like being with family—a little bit of crazy, a little bit of loud and a whole lot of love and support!”

Recently retired from a 30-year teaching career, Charity joined the Kroc Center’s Education team as the Educational Lead. For the last 15 years of her career, Charity spent her time teaching technology skills to K-6th graders. Now, Charity focuses her time at the Kroc Center planning and implementing educational programming for Camp Kroc and our after-school program Club Kroc.

Isaac Cruz-Vital Camp Counselor

“The favorite part of my job is being able
to interact with kids daily while building positive and long lasting relationships

with them.”

The Kroc Center wouldn’t feel like home without Isaac Cruz-Vital, our Education Assistant. When he is not playing dodge ball or encouraging young men to be better, Isaac works as a Finance and Real Estate Intern at Union Pacific. He currently attends the University of Nebraska at Omaha through the Susan Buffet scholarship.

 

Camp kroc Regular Hours

9 am – 5 pm

 

Drop Off Time: 8:30 – 9 am · Pick Up Time: 4 – 5 pm

 

Ages · Groups · Camp Counselors

We maintain a Staff to camper ratio
of 1:10. Groups are approximately
15 – 32 campers. A minimum of 2 staff members are always present regardless of the number of campers.

We Offer Extended Care Drop Off and Pick Up

Time: 8 - 8:30 am & 5 - 6 pm
Cost: $25 per week or $5 per day

*Children picked up late (after 6pm) will incur extra charges.

Color Group Yellow Green Red Blue
Ages 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 13
Download the 2019 Camp Kroc Guide now!
Specialty Camps
1st Child/Week Additional Child/Week
Paid in Full Before May 1
Member $115 $85
Non-Member $140 $110
Paid in Full After May 1
Member $130 $100
Non-Member $155 $125
Camp Kroc/VBS Combo Week: July 1 - 5
(prorated Camp Kroc Cost: 1-5 pm; no camp or VBS on July 4)
Member $57.50 No discount for
additional children
Non Member $67.50

* No cash or credit card refunds will be issued. Questions about the policy, please call the Camp Director.

Membership Discount

To receive Day Camp membership rates, a current membership is required at the time of registration and should remain current throughout enrolled weeks of camp. Membership information is available online at: OmahaKroc.org/membership or at the Welcome Desk.

 

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for campers and are based on the 2018 Nebraska Poverty Guidelines scale. Scholarship applications can be obtained from the Camp Director or the Welcome Desk.

Payment in full is required 
upon registration for each week of camp you are registering for, including cash/credit payment and scholarship approvals. * Note: If you only give us 
your forms but do not pay: your child’s spot will not be guaranteed. * Nota, Si temenos tus formas de registración pero no tu pago para cada semana; el posición para tu niño no está garantizado. It is important for us to maintain our staff to camper ratio to ensure your child’s safety and positive camp experience. Please plan accordingly.
Camp is full!

Campamento Kroc está lleno!

registration & camp costs

YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS •  Ages 7-17

Due to the recent flooding, Gene Eppley Youth Summer Camps are closed until further notice. Call 402-905-3522 for more information, or email lori_miles@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Throughout June and July, Gene Eppley Camp offers a variety of camps for ages 7 to 17. All camps, EXCEPT the Moonbeam Camp for ages 3-5, include a week-long overnight camp experience close to home! The Omaha Kroc Center provides transportation to and from camp.

To be added to the waitlist, please email your request to the Camp Director: Kathy.Powers@usc.salvationarmy.org. We will respond with the waitlist registration forms.

Si quiere un lugar a La Lista de Espera, por favor e-mail su solicitud a nuestra Directora de Campamento: Camp_Kroc@usc.salvationarmy.org. Responderemos pronto con las formas de registro.

Para asistencia en español: Camp_Kroc@usc.salvationarmy.org

 

Get away, stay close! Located on 118 acres just south of Omaha, The Salvation Army’s Gene Eppley Camp provides an outstanding Christ-centered experience in a nature-filled setting.

Most overnight camps are 4 to 6 days long during the months of June and July, and are provided at a very low cost.

100s of classes to choose from.

PURCHASE CLASSES ONLINE

The Class Schedule is the place to look for a variety of one-day and weekly classes. All classes are open to the public.

Look inside for:

THE SALVATION ARMY
RAY & JOAN KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER

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