UNK Hosts PAWS University Summer Camps for Elementary Students | Local News
Tyler Ellyson, UNK Communications
KEARNEY – PAWS University is back and better than ever.
Hosted by the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the program-focused summer camps for students entering Grades 1 through 6 are reverting to an in-person format for 2021, with some interesting additions.
“While we loved being able to provide PAWS University: Home Edition kits to families in the community last summer, our entire team is delighted that our campers are returning to campus for face-to-face learning,” said the principal. from the program Amy Nebesniak, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UNK.
Last year, PAWS University created around 550 take-out kits each week, giving families in the area access to educational activities, books and projects, as well as other learning opportunities. shared on the program website and Facebook page. The free program reached approximately 700 young people in the region.
This year, PAWS University campers can choose from a variety of one-week workshops, four-week academies, and PAWS Plus options offered June 7 through July 2 on the UNK campus.
Week-long workshops allow parents to create an individualized experience for their child based on their specific interests. Sixteen different workshops are available for each of the three age groups – grades one and two, three and four, and five and six – covering topics such as coding, culinary arts, creative writing, folk dancing, music, sports science, space, engineering, wildlife and more.