PAWS University

Paws University

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is excited to welcome our 2019 PAWS University campers to UNK campus from June 3 - 28!  Parents/Guardians will receive an email approximately one week prior to the start of their students' workshops, which will contain important information.  Contact us at or 308-865-8643 if you do not receive the email.


Daily Schedule:

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



On Monday at check in of your student's first class, you will be asked for the following paperwork. Only one of each document is needed per student, per summer.

  1. Medical Waiver (required)
  2. Parent Consent Form (optional - agreeing to complete survey)
  3. Pre-Program Survey (optional - survey to help us evaluate and improve our program)
  4. Parental Consent Form for Child (optional - agreeing student can complete survey)


Drop-Off and Pick-Up:

At this link you will find a campus map with details regarding drop-off and pick-up.  We encourage you to contact RYDE Transit (308-865-5677) if a student needs transportation to/from PAWS University camps.  If you have any questions regarding drop-off/pick-up, contact Amy Nebesniak (PAWS University Camp Director) at 308-627-0886. 

Join the PAWS University Facebook group to see students experiencing engaging and educational PAWS U classes!


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 or call 308-865-8643 with questions or for further information.


PAWS University 2019 Summer Catalog*


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.

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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.