Summer School & Activities

      GIPS Summer Programs

      • All students have the opportunity to take part in summer activities at Grand Island Public Schools! 

        GIPS summer programming, sports camps, and extra learning opportunities are for different ages and grade levels — including Islander Athletics. Check the list below for details on dates, and times. Please note the High School level sports camps may carry registration fees. 

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      Summer Meals

      • SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM 

        Menus may be found at the GIPS Eats website HERE.

        LOCATIONS:

          • Barr & Walnut Middle Schools: 
            • Breakfast: June 3-27, 2024
              Mon. - Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
            • Lunch: June 3-28, 2024
              Mon. - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

          • Dodge & Howard Elementaries:
            • Breakfast: June 3-27, 2024
              Mon. - Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
            • Lunch: June 3 - July 19, 2024 (except July 4 & 5)
              Mon. - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

          • Lincoln Elementary
            • Lunch: June 3 - July 19, 2024 (except July 4 & 5)
              Mon. - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

          • Shoemaker Elementary:
            • Breakfast: June 3-27, 2024
              Mon. - Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
            • Lunch: June 3 - June 28, 2024 
              Mon. - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

          • Grand Island Senior High & Career Pathways Institute: 
            • Breakfast: June 3-27, 2024
              Mon. - Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

        Meals are free for children ages 1-18. No application needed. Adults may purchase a meal for $5.00. Sites may close early due to low participation. Follow GIPS Eats on Facebook for updates.

      GISH Athletic Camps

      • GRAND ISLAND SENIOR HIGH 2024 SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

        Please register for the grade the participant is going into for the 24-25 school year.

        REGISTER FOR ALL CAMPS HERE.

        You may sign up the day of the camp as long as a parent/guardian signs our waiver. We ask that you pay when you arrive. Please bring cash or check to the first day of the camp. If you have questions please contact the Activities Office at (308) 385-5581 or email Chris Ladwig (cladwig@gips.org). Participants will be asked to bring a water bottle and it is your option to bring the proper shoes if you wish.

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        SOFTBALL CAMP

        • August 6-7 at Softball Fields North of GISH
        • 2nd - 8th Grades
          • Grades 2-5: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
          • Grades 6-8: 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
        • Cost: $30

         

        GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP

        • June 3-6 at GISH West Gym (Enter through Door #1)
        • K - 12th Grades
          • Grades 9-12: Noon - 1:15 p.m.
          • Grades K-2: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
          • Grades 3-5: 3:15 - 4:45 p.m.
          • Grades 6-8: 4:45 - 6:00 p.m.
        • Cost: $25

         

        GIRLS SOCCER CAMP

        • June 10-12 & June 13-15 at Memorial Stadium (West side of stadium)
        • June 10-12
          • Grades K-2: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
          • Grades 3-8: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
        • June 13-15
          • Grades 9-12: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
        • Cost: $30

         

        VOLLEYBALL CAMP

        • July 9-10 at GISH East Gym (Enter through Door #39)
        • K - 8th Grades
          • Grades K-2: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
          • Grades 3-5: 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
          • Grades 6-8: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
        • Cost: $30

         

        CHEERLEADING CAMP

        • July 17 at GISH East Gym (Enter through Door #39)
        • K - 5th Grades
          • 9:00 a.m. - Noon
        • Cost for camp: $30
        • Spirit Pack: $15

         

        FOOTBALL YOUTH CAMP

        • July 24-25 at Memorial Stadium (West side of stadium)
        • K - 8th Grades
          • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
        • Cost: $40

         

        FOOTBALL MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP

        • May 20-21; 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Barr & Walnut Middle Schools
        • July 22-23; 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. at Westridge Middle School
        • Cost: Free

         

        FOOTBALL HIGH SCHOOL CAMP

        • June 10-14 & July 22-26 at Memorial Stadium
        • 9 - 12th Grades
          • June 10-14 Mini Camp: 6:00 a.m.
          • July 22-26 Mini Camp: 6:00 a.m.
        • Cost: Free

         

        BASEBALL YOUTH CAMP

        • July 1-3 at Ryder Park Field
        • 2 - 8th Grades
          • Grades 2-5: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
          • Grades 6-8: 10:30 a.m. - noon
        • Cost: $30

         

        BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

        • June 17-18 at GISH West Gym (Enter through Door #1)
        • K - 8th Grades
          • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
        • Cost: $25

         

        BOYS SOCCER YOUTH CAMP

        • June 4-5 & June 11-12 at Memorial Stadium (West side of stadium)
        • June 4-5
          • Grades 3-8: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
        • June 11-12
          • Grades 9-12: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
        • Cost: $30

      Elementary

      • ELEMENTARY (K - 5) SUMMER PROGRAMMING


        BUS ROUTES

        TITLE I SUMMER SCHOOL - JUNE 3 - 27, MONDAY - THURSDAYS

        • FROM: Dodge, Lincoln, Jefferson, Howard, Knickrehm, Wasmer, Starr & Stolley - Buses arrive at 7:20 and depart at 7:30 a.m.
        • TO:  West Lawn and Back - Pickup at West Lawn at  Noon and arrive back to home schools around 12:15. 
        • Contact:  Chandra Myers- cmyers@gips.org or Maggie Mintken mmintken@gips.org
        • Daniel Jaimes Diaz - djaimesdiaz@gips.org 

         

        ART AHOY: FINE ARTS CAMP (Incoming Grades 3-6)

        • REGISTER HERE (FREE)
          • Limited to the first 50 campers that register.
        • July 11 & 12; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the GISH Little Theater
          • Join us this summer for our Fine Arts Camp hosted by National Honor Society members. This camp will explore various forms of art while adding a touch of pirates! Each student will channel their inner-pirate through singing sea shanties, dancing across the deck, acting as mystical sea creatures, painting masterpieces, designing sets, and costuming their own character.
          • Please have your child pack their own lunch and bring it to camp. Small snacks will also be provided.
          • There will be a short performance at the end of Day 2 beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the Grand Island Senior High Little Theatre for anyone who wishes to attend.
          • If registering multiple children, please fill out separate application forms for each child.


        ELEMENTARY FREE ART CAMP

        • CAMP IS NOW IN SESSION
        • June 3rd - 6th; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at GISH
        • Free for 3rd - 5th Grades
          • 3rd Grade - 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
          • 4th Grade - 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
          • 5th Grade - Noon - 1:00 p.m. 


        ELEMENTARY FREE SPORTS CAMP

        • Boys Camp is Now in Session
        • GIRLS REGISTRATION 

        • BOYS:  Kindergarten - 5th Grades - June 10 - 13; 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
        • GIRLS:  Kindergarten - 5th Grades - June 24th - 27th; 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

        • Students will explore sports over three days of fun at Grand Island Senior High.  Boys sports include baseball, soccer, football, and basketball.  Girls sports include softball, soccer, volleyball, and basketball.
        • Contact:  Matt Shultz - mshultz@gips.org 


        POWER CAMP - Starr Elementary

        • June 3- June 27; Monday - Thursday; 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
        • Students in 2nd - 5th Grades who attend Dodge, Jefferson, Knickrehm, Howard, Lincoln, Starr, Wasmer, or West Lawn
        • Registration is full.
        • Contact:  Hannah Luber - hluber@gips.org  
          Arik Streck - astreck@gips.org 


        SUMMER SPECTACULAR - Lincoln Elementary

        • June 3 - June 27: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
        • Contact:  Liang O'Brien - lobrien@gips.org 


        SUMMER STRONG; TITLE I - West Lawn Elementary

        • June 3 - June 27; Monday - Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - Noon
        • The purpose of Summer Strong is to target select students in order to prevent summer learning loss and close the achievement gap. Students will participate in 16 days of instruction that reinforce learning from the school year in the area of mathematics and literacy. Students will also engage in team building and STEM activities. Summer Strong is invite only, however families can reach out to their home schools to see if they have available spots and if their child meets the criteria.
        • Breakfast and lunch will be served.
        • Contact:  Dr. Maggie Mintken - mmintken@gips.org  
          Chandra Myers - cmyers@gips.org
             

        SUMMER SCHOOL - Howard Elementary

        • June 3 - June 27; Monday - Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
        • Contact:  Jessica Schroeder - jschroeder@gips.org 


        ELEMENTARY ESY - Shoemaker Elementary

        • June 3 - June 27; Monday - Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - Noon
        • Sack Breakfast Provided
        • Contact:  Morgan Wheeler - mlwheeler@gips.org  

      Middle School

      • MIDDLE SCHOOL (6-8) SUMMER PROGRAMMING:


        MIDDLE SCHOOL ROBOTICS CAMP

        • REGISTER HERE
        • Free for GIPS Middle School students, grades 6th - 8th.  A fun, hands-on introduction to robotics and engineering!
        • June 17th - 20th at GISH
        • Two sessions with room for 20 students per session:
          • 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
          • 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.


        ART AHOY: FINE ARTS CAMP (Incoming Grades 3-6)

        • REGISTER HERE (FREE)
          • Limited to the first 50 campers that register.
        • July 11 & 12; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the GISH Little Theater
          • Join us this summer for our Fine Arts Camp hosted by National Honor Society members. This camp will explore various forms of art while adding a touch of pirates! Each student will channel their inner-pirate through singing sea shanties, dancing across the deck, acting as mystical sea creatures, painting masterpieces, designing sets, and costuming their own character.
          • Please have your child pack their own lunch and bring it to camp. Small snacks will also be provided.
          • There will be a short performance at the end of Day 2 beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the Grand Island Senior High Little Theatre for anyone who wishes to attend.
          • If registering multiple children, please fill out separate application forms for each child.


        BARR SUMMER ACADEMY - Barr Middle School

        • June 3 - June 27; Monday - Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - Noon
        • Breakfast and Lunch will be served.
        • Contact:  Jess McHargue - jmchargue@gips.org 


        WALNUT SUMMER ACADEMY - Walnut Middle School

        • June 3 - June 27; Monday - Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - Noon
        • Breakfast and Lunch will be served.
        • Contact:  Jami Barrientos - jbarrientos@gips.org 


        WESTRIDGE SUMMER ACADEMY - Westridge Middle School

        • June 3 - June 27; Monday - Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - Noon
        • Contact:  Kathryn Wilkinson - kfwilkinson@gips.org 


        JUMPSTART6

        • July 30 & 31, 2024; 8:15 a.m. to Noon on Tuesday & Wednesday; at all middle schools (Barr, Walnut, & Westridge). No lunch will be served. 
        • Barr - Contact: Shannon Ripp, sripp@gips.org
        • Walnut - Contact: Jaime Finecy, jfinecy@gips.org, Coordinator
        • Westridge - Contact: Chad Ackerson, cackerson@gips.org
        • All incoming sixth graders are invited to get an early glimpse into the middle school experience - join us!
        • REGISTER HERE

         

        MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS:

        BARR

        • Jr. Islander Power - June 3 - July 25, Monday-Thursday - (7:00 - 8:00 a.m.) - Coach Michael Tubbs
        • Girls & Boys Basketball - June 3 - June 26th -  Mondays & Wednesdays - (8:00 - 9:00 a.m.) - Coach Clint Felber & Coach Marty Markvicka
        • Football - June 25 - June 27 (8:30-9:30 a.m.) - Coach Mike Thompson
        • Volleyball - August 5-6, August 12-13 - (4:00 - 6:00 p.m.) - Coach Maggi Simonson & Coach Daisy Kanode
        • Girls & Boys Wrestling - June 5 - July 24, Wednesdays - (5:30 - 7:00 p.m.) - Coach Michael Tubbs
        • Boys Soccer - June 17 - June 20 (10:00 - 11:15 a.m.) - Coach Hannah Schmidt
        • Cross Country - May 28th (T), 30th (Th), June 3rd (M) & June 5 (W)  -  (8:30-9:30 a.m.) - Coach Holly Ortega
        • CONTACT:  Quentin Zeller, qzeller@gips.org 

        WALNUT

        • GISH Football Camp - Monday, May 20 & Tuesday, May 21 (4:00 - 5:30 PM) - Coach Eon Lemburg, AD, Coach Russ Harvey, GISH Coach
        • Jr. Islander Power - Monday, June 3rd - Thursday, August 1st (7:00 - 8:00 AM) - Coach Kim Luthy
          • No lifting on Fridays
        • Girls & Boys Basketball - June Only - Mondays & Thursdays (8:00 - 9:00 AM) - Coach Ray Chavez
        • Football - June & July - Tuesdays & Wednesdays (8:00 - 9:30 AM) - Coach Kyle Beaman
        • Volleyball - June & July - Fridays (9:00 - 10:30 AM) - Coach Kim Luthy
        • No camp days: July 5 or July 19
        • Girls Wrestling  - June & July - Mondays & Wednesdays (6:30 - 8:00 PM) - Coach Christy Dubbs
        • CONTACT: - Brent Heikes, bheikes@gips.org 

         

        WESTRIDGE

        • Volleyball - July 15-18 - 7:30-9:00 a.m. - Contact Kayla Geiger (kgeiger@gips.org
        • Islander Football Camp - July 22nd-23rd 9:30-11:00 a.m.
        • Junior Islander Power - Monday - Thursday - June 3rd - August 1st (July 4th week off) - 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. - Contact Jen Kramer (jkramer1@gips.org
        • CONTACT:  Barry Carlson - bcarlson@gips.org 

      High School

      • HIGH SCHOOL (9-12) SUMMER PROGRAMMING:

         

        HIGH SCHOOL AP / HONORS FREE BOOT CAMP

        • REGISTER HERE
        • Free for 9th & 10th Graders looking to prepare for the rigor of AP and Honors Courses at GISH.
        • July 22nd - 25th at GISH 
        • Two sessions with room for 20 students per session:
          • 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
          • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

        SECONDARY ESY - GISH

        • June 3 - June 27; ; Monday - Thursday; 9:00 a.m. - Noon
        • Contact:  Molly Elge - melge@gips.org

         

        CREDIT RECOVERY - GISH

        • June 3 - June 27; Monday - Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
        • Breakfast will be provided - 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
        • Address:  2124 North Lafayette St, Grand Island, NE 68801
        • Phone:  308.385.5945
        • Contact:  Alex Niederklein - aniederklein@gips.org 


        MIGRANT SUMMER SCHOOL (GRADES 9-12) - Career Pathways Institute

        • June 3 - June 27; Monday - Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
        • Breakfast will be provided - 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
        • Address:  1215 S Adams St. Grand Island, NE 68801
        • Phone:  308.385.5601
        • Contact:  Daniel Jaimes - djaimesdiaz@gips.org 


        EL SUMMER SCHOOL (GRADES 9-12) - Career Pathways Institute

        • June 3 - June 27; Monday - Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
        • Breakfast will be provided - 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
        • Address:  1215 S Adams St. Grand Island, NE 68801
        • Phone:  308.385.5601
        • Contact:  Amanda Levos - alevos@gips.org