SOAR (Summer Orientation About Rivers) is a nature day camp where kids explore the Platte River and other outdoor environments in the area. By taking part in the many hands-on activities about science, language arts, history, agriculture and art, SOAR campers learn while having fun. The Aurora camp offers two five-day sessions for grades 3-6.

Why Should You Come to SOAR?

Because it's a blast!!! You can get wet and do stuff you don't get to do during the school year. You'll also learn some pretty cool things about where you live.

Who can come?

SOAR is open to any student currently in grade 3, 4, 5 or 6. We can register up to 60 students for each week.


Week One: July 6-9, 2020

Week Two: July 13-16, 2020


SOAR is headquartered out of Aurora, Nebraska. Bus travel to various field sites in the area is included.

How much does it cost?

The registration fee for the entire weeklong program is $150; $130 for families who are PPRI members.

Week 1 2019 SOAR Photos on Facebook

Week 2 2018 SOAR Photos on Facebook

More Information

  • Registration forms for SOAR 2020 will be available on April 1, 2020.
  • Online registration for SOAR 2020 will be available on April 1, 2020. (Please note there is a convenience fee for online registration.)