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Summer Care

Summer Registration Packets are available NOW for 2023 family enrollment! Space is limited. We will do our best to accommodate late adds, but registration packets submitted after Friday, April 28th may be turned away based on staffing and space limitations.

Registration is in packet form (purple envelope). Packets streamline registration and provide families everything they need to register from one source. Each family needs one packet. Each packet includes:

1) Summer Registration Form

2) Family Handbook 

3) Tuition Express Electronic Funds Transfer Form + Withdrawal Schedule

4) USDA Food Program Form

5) DHHS Licensing Brochure Acknowledgement

6) Off-site Permission Forms

7) Program Calendar

8) Attendance Schedule

The State of Nebraska requires you submit a current copy of immunization records. When ALL necessary paperwork is complete and returned in totality your student(s) will be registered for Summer Care! If something is missing, your spot is not guaranteed until the missing information is turned in. Only take a packet if you intend to register your family for Summer Care. Not sure? Please take the time to review Summer Care information by reading this website page. If you still have additional questions, our Program Director, Mrs. Jen Shakespeare, welcomes your phone call! Reach her directly at 402-484-1122.

Summer Care 2023 Weekly Themes

VDP Summer Care operates 12 full weeks during the school-year break. Each of those weeks has a theme that dictates visiting experts, literature, and overall focus in planning. We are solely focused on programming for school-aged children, so all will have fun and stay engaged all summer long. Check out our 2023 themes!

May 22 - 26: Zoo 

May 30 - June 2: Garden

June 5 - 9: Science

June 12 - 16: Spirit

June 19 - 23: 1980's 

June 26 - 30: Superhero

July 5 - 7: Party in the USA

July 10 - 14: Under the Sea

July 17 - 21: Nebraska

July 24 - 28: Greek

July 31 - August 4: Reptile

August 7 - 11: Around the World

Summer Care 2023 Off-site Field Trips

Friday, May 26: Lincoln Children's Zoo

Friday, June 16: Movie Theater - Elemental

Friday, July 21: The Amazing Pizza Machine

Fun Facts about Summer Care in 2023...

1) Each week has a theme! Students who attend our Program throughout the entire summer will enjoy a wide variety of visiting experts and curriculum. 

2) Two nutritional, USDA-approved snacks and a complete lunch is served daily. Viking Discovery Program has contracted with local business, Guppies, to cater in fresh, homemade lunches for the students. Snack and lunch cost is included in tuition fees.

3) We DO walk students to and from specific swimming lesson sessions and district-provided summer school!

4) We are dependable, affordable and convenient—The RIGHT CHOICE!  Fully licensed by the State of Nebraska, the Viking Discovery Program is operated by the School District 145 Foundation for Education. The Foundation works with School District 145 teachers and administration to provide educational opportunities that cannot be funded within the annual district budget. The Foundation returns 100% of net profits from this Program back to the school district. Tuition rates of the Program are set by the Foundation to be competitive with similar programs, yet affordable to the families that we serve.

5) Registration is simple and quick for parents. Pick up a packet today!

Please Note: 2023 - 24 kindergarteners will not be able to attend the Viking Discovery Program until the beginning of the 2023 school-year.