PAWS University

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PAWS is back! The University of Nebraska at Kearney is partnering with Kearney Public Schools (KPS) to bring you PAWS University, Kearney’s premier curriculum-based summer camp for students entering 1st-6th grades.

Paws University

Join us on UNK's campus in the month of June for fun camps in art, science, Spanish, music and more!  As always, PAWS University is a mix-and-match adventure, allowing you to create an individualized learning path for your child. This year, we have extended the day to include library engagement at 7:45 am and a late afternoon session from 3:00-5:00! We look forward to a summer full of engaging and educational workshops.

PAWS University 2019 Summer Catalog*


Registration is open NOW and will close May 8th. Classes are capped at 18 campers and will fill quickly!  *Classes that are full will be regularly updated on the catalog linked above.

Register using the links below:

Students must register in the grade level in which they will attend in the fall.  We will not take registrations outside of the grade level, regardless of the student’s ability level.

Entering Grades 1-2 Workshops: Catalog; Registration

Entering Grades 3-4 Workshops: Catalog; Registration

Entering Grades 5-6 Workshops: Catalog; Registration

Spanish Immersion and Art Works Classes (Grades 1-6): Catalog; Registration

Reading Academy (Grades 1-3): Catalog; Registration

LINK for Medical Release Form*

*Completed Medical Release Forms can be sent to or brought to the first day of camp.  

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Prior to the first day of camp, parents will receive more detailed information regarding class location and details via email.

 PAWS University Advisory Committee
Richard Mocarski, Matthew Bice, Amy Nebesniak, Cacia Barnes, Julie Campbell, Dena Harshbarger, Toni Hill, Jessica Hollander, George Hollman, Chris Steinke, Tori Stofferson (KPS), Michelle Warren, and Matt Ziemke

Email with questions or for further information


Daily Schedule:
7:45 – 8:45am        Library Hour
8:45 – 9:00am        Check In
9:00 – 11:30am      Morning PAWS University Workshops & Reading Academy
11:30 – 12:30pm    Lunch Bunch
12:15 – 12:30pm    Check In
12:30 – 3:00pm      Afternoon PAWS University Workshops
3:00 – 5:00pm        Spanish Immersion and Art Works classes

If a student needs transportation to/from PAWS University camps, we encourage you to contact RYDE Transit for transportation services (308-865-5677).