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2020 Summer Program

Bright Lights is a non-profit organization that has established a long tradition of offering engaging, high quality summer learning camps for elementary and middle school students (grade level as of March 21, 2020). With more than 100 camps offered each summer, there is something of interest for every student. Bright Lights is not affiliated with the public schools and has no residency requirements.

Bright Lights' 2020 main program site is at Holmes Elementary School, 5230 Sumner Street, where 75% of our camps are held. The International Program is at Lux Middle School, 7800 High Street, during Program Week 3 (June 17 - 21) from 9 AM - 12 PM. Our remaining camps are held at community sites. Directions are available for all Bright Lights camp sites and field trip locations. For additional information, visit FAQS, Policies or general registration information.

Camp Assistants play a valuable role in the summer program as their work in the classroom helps ensure a successful week for the teacher and the student. Bright Lights welcomes students who have completed eighth grade or higher, college students, and interested adults to apply to assist with our camps.

Bright Lights is a minds-on, hands-on environment and we encourage your student to be dressed for fun, active play and learning. Movement breaks and recess will be part of the daily routine. Specific instructions about camp attire (costumes, theme days, etc.), special items (such as a stuffed animal or doll) and craft supplies (cans, paper tubes, etc.) that can be brought from home will be communicated by the teacher the week before camp is scheduled to begin.

Parents/guardians, grandparents and friends are invited to join their student(s) for a Friday Open House to share experiences from their Bright Lights week. Most open houses are held during the last 30 minutes of each half-day or full-day camp.


Half-Day Camps

  • Morning camps meet from 9 AM - 12 PM, and afternoon camps meet from 1 - 4 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Program fee for each half-day camp is $135. Additional fees may apply.
  • Most camps are held at Holmes Elementary School.

Full-Day Camps

  • Held 9 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Program fee for each full-day camp is $280 and includes supervised lunch care. Additional fees may apply.
  • Students bring a sack lunch.

Bright Lights Services

As a service to our families, Bright Lights offers:

  • Before Care from 7:30 - 9 AM for registered students for $20 per week. Includes organized activities.
    • Available at Holmes Elementary School during Program Weeks 1, 4 and 5 only (June 1-5, June 22-26 and July 6-10).
  • Lunch Care from 12 - 1 PM for registered students for $15 per week. Students bring their own sack lunch. Bright Lights' staff provides supervision.
    • Available at Holmes Elementary School during Program Weeks 1, 4 and 5 only (June 1-5, June 22-26 and July 6-10).
  • Need-based scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. The application deadline is April 15, 2020.

Does your student require a Bright Lights form, such as a Scholarship, Medical or Camp Release/Permission Form? Please check our Student Resources page for additional details.


Click below to view each week's camp offerings with detailed information about dates/times, camp descriptions and field trip information.

Week 1: June 1-5

7:30 AM - 9 AM Before Care (Holmes Elementary School only)
9 AM - 12 PM Morning Camps
12 PM - 1 PM Lunch Care (Holmes Elementary School only)
1 PM - 4 PM Afternoon Camps
9 AM - 4 PM Full-Day Camp

Week 2: June 8-12

9 AM - 12 PM Morning Camps
1 PM - 4 PM Afternoon Camps
9 AM - 4 PM Full-Day Camp

Week 3: June 15-19

9 AM - 12 PM Morning Camps (International Program Week at Lux)

Week 4: June 22-26

7:30 AM - 9 AM Before Care (Holmes Elementary School only)
9 AM - 12 PM Morning Camps
12 PM - 1 PM Lunch Care (Holmes Elementary School only)
1 PM - 4 PM Afternoon Camps
9 AM - 4 PM Full-Day Camp

Week 5: July 6-10

7:30 AM - 9 AM Before Care (Holmes Elementary School only)
9 AM - 12 PM Morning Camps
12 PM - 1 PM Lunch Care (Holmes Elementary School only)
1 PM - 4 PM Afternoon Camps
9 AM - 4 PM Full-Day Camp

Need additional assistance? Please call the Bright Lights office at 402-420-1115, ext 45, or click "Contact Us" below.

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