For the past 20 summers, Aim for the Stars has been the premier hands-on, informal science and math oriented summer camp in the Omaha metro area. Aim for the Stars aims to ignite the inner scientist in all who come to camp. They pride themselves in knowing that the staff’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject they teach will inspire your child’s desire to learn about the world around them.
Connie O'Brien, director of the Aim for the Stars, speaks with Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold about the summer science and math camp in this Maverick Minute.
A Recap of the Interview:
- Goal was create a camp where children could play, use and interact with science that's not school.
- Aim for the Stars has several camps aside from Arts and Science like Biology, Structural Engineering, Robotics, and many more.
- Each summer, Aim for the Stars sees anywhere between 800 to 1750 campers.
- Many of the camp counselors are UNO students who were Aim for the Stars campers in the past.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.