Online registration for our 2017 program begins April 1 at noon and completed mail-in registrations will be processed at the same time. Class choice is first-come, first-served. Classes are available for completed K - 8th grades (grade level as of April 1). Most classes are held at Holmes Elementary School, 5230 Sumner Street. Half-day classes are from 9am - noon and 1pm - 4 pm. Full-day camps are from 9am - 4 pm. Visit "FAQS" OR "Summer Programs" for additional information.
Week 1: June 5-9, 2017
Week 2: June 12-16, 2017
Week 3: June 19-23, 2017
Week 4: June 26-30, 2017
Week 5: July 10-14, 2017
Half-Day Class: $115
Full-Day Camp: $230
Additional fees may apply to some classes/camps
Online and mail-in registration begins April 1 at noon.
Our online registration system is only compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers. The system will place you in a queue, so please do not refresh your browser or you will be moved to the end of the queue. Please read our Registration Information.
What People Are Saying!
“Our kids have always loved Bright Lights, from the amazing teachers to the fun classes. This summer was no exception. Our daughter loved Building and Busting a Bridge as well as sketching and learning secret codes in Spy Academy. She’s looking forward to French Cooking if it’s still offered next summer!” —Summer 2015 Parent
Everyone Has a Story - What's Yours?
This summer Bright Lights will celebrate 30 years of summer learning adventures.
We would like to gather stories from past students. * A special memory from a Bright Lights class * How a Bright Lights class affected your future career goals
Life can take on many designs. As a licensed architect turned mother of twin two-year olds, my daily schedule went from punch lists and bid sheets to Legos and wooden block structures. When I met Barb Hoppe (Bright Lights Founder) and sat in on an organizational team to construct a middle school Bright Lights Architecture Day Camp. I immediately loved the energy of the Bright Lights staff and team of teachers, and was happy to provide some educational input from teaching beginning architecture students.
Bright Lights Education Coordinator is a full-time position that oversees the curriculum development and schedule of approximately 120 classes/camps and coordinates the teacher recruitment for the summer program. Learn more about working for Bright Lights!
Five years ago as I sat at my computer reading my emails, the Bright Lights newsletter popped up in my inbox. The newsletter included a posting for the position of Education Coordinator. After 34 years with Lincoln Public Schools I was considering retirement, but knew that before I made that decision I needed to find a way to continue to be engaged with teachers and students.
Our 30th Anniversary year was another success in so many ways, most importantly, nearly 2,000 children explored their favorite topics and discovered new interests in 110 classes and camps! For 30 years, Bright Lights has evolved to provide the kinds of Summer Learning Adventures children want, and 2016 was no exception.