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Registration begins on March 21, 2020 at 8 AM. Students must register online for each camp; registration closes one week before the start date of the camp. No on-site registrations will be accepted.

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Please visit Policies or FAQs for additional information.

If you signed up for Bright Lights camps last year, you will already have an account with Active Network (our registration system). If you have forgotten your password or if you need to change the email address associated with your account, you can go to Active.com, sign in, and update that information at any time. You can do this even before Bright Lights' registration opens, but you will NOT be able to select camps yet.

If you did not sign up for a Bright Lights camp last year, you will be able to create an account as part of the registration process beginning March 21 at 8:00 AM. Just go to BrightLights.org to register.


General Registration Information

Bright Lights camps are offered for students who have completed kindergarten through 8th grade. Enroll by the student's current grade as of March 21, 2020. 

Online registration begins on March 21, 2020 at 8 AM.

Payment is required during online registration using a credit card or electronic check. Full payment of all program and camp fees is due at the time of registration unless applying for a scholarship. Walk-in registrations or payments over the phone will be not be accepted at any time.

A confirmation email will be sent upon checkout regarding your account and instructions about how to log in to your account. Please save your confirmation email for future reference. If your student's camp requires permission or release forms, registrants will need to login to the online account to access these forms, download them, complete the information and upload them again. Additional registrations may be added for your student(s); however, please contact the Bright Lights office directly at 402-420-1115 ext. 45 or email registrations@brightlights.org if you need to make changes to existing camp registrations.

If a camp is full at the time of registering, you can choose to be placed on a wait list for a specific camp. If there is an opening, you will be contacted by the Bright Lights office. If a camp change/transfer is needed, please contact the Bright Lights office directly in order to avoid being charged additional fees. See our Refund Policy for specific details.

Directions are available for all Bright Lights camp sites and field trip locations.

Custodial parents with court-ordered custody issues that may affect your student during Bright Lights classes should contact Lori Paulsen at the Bright Lights office, 402-420-1115 ext 41, prior to the program week.

For further assistance with camp registrations, please contact the Bright Lights registrar at 402-420-1115 ext. 45 or email registrations@brightlights.org.


Program Fees

Program fee for a half-day camp is $135 and a full-day camp is $280 for the week. Additional fees may apply to some camps. Full payment of all program and camp fees is due upon registration, unless applying for a Bright Lights scholarship.

Supervised Before Care ($20 for the week) and Lunch Care ($15 for the week, bring your own sack lunch) are available at the main program site, Holmes Elementary School, during Program Weeks 1, 4 and 5. Preregistration and prepayment is required.

Half-day and full-day camps with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled. Students will be notified immediately if their camp is cancelled and will be transferred into an alternate camp if possible. Otherwise, a full refund will be given if a camp is cancelled by Bright Lights.

If a change in camp placement creates a refund of $10 or less, the amount will be credited as a donation unless you contact Bright Lights to request a refund.

A minimum of $15 per camp will be charged if a student withdraws between March 21 through April 1. A minimum of $50 per camp will be charged if a student withdraws between April 2 through May 15. After May 15, no refunds will be issued unless a camp is cancelled by Bright Lights.

If your plans change and your student is unable to attend their registered camp, we will make every effort to place the student in an alternate choice. We do not charge a rescheduling fee if the student transfers to a different camp in Summer 2020.

If you need to switch camps, please contact the Bright Lights office at 402-420-1115 ext. 45 or email registrations@brightlights.org. A student may be transferred to another camp by Bright Lights staff at no additional charge. If you choose to register your student for another camp online yourself and then want to cancel the initial registration, the above refund policy for cancellation will apply.

A fee of $35 will be charged for a returned check.

Participation in the Voluntary Price Options is appreciated.

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Scholarships

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Each applicant is eligible for one partial scholarship for either a half-day or a full-day camp. More information can be found on the Scholarships page or check out our blog for tips on how to register.


Medical and Behavioral Policies

Students are expected to be safe, respectful and responsible to be successful in Bright Lights camps. Bright Lights makes every effort to to accommodate student needs and has a school nurse available at the main program site, Holmes Elementary School. A Student Medical Information Form must be completed, signed by a physician, and uploaded to your Bright Lights account if a student requires daily medication prescribed by a doctor. More information can be found on the Policies information page.


Children of Military Deployed Parents

Bright Lights honors the children who have fathers or mothers currently deployed outside the U.S. Each dependent child will receive a half-price discount on one Bright Lights camp. For more information, please contact Bright Lights at 402-420-1115 ext. 45 prior to registering online.


For additional registration questions, please contact the Bright Lights office at 402-420-1115 ext. 45 or email registrations@brightlights.org.

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