Go Beyond's Mission
Go Beyond Nebraska enables youth in the Omaha area to develop confidence, build respect, and discover their full potential.
Go Beyond Nebraska is a 501(c)3 non profit that has been serving our community since 1978. For more than 40 years we have focused on the importance of nature in the personal development of young men and women.
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the outdoors.
Go Beyond Nebraska, formerly known as Camp Confidence, is the only Outdoor Leadership Program of its kind! Since our beginning we’ve expanded who we serve and are excited to continue our mission and grow in the years to come.
Go Beyond Nebraska is a full scholarship program, with zero cost to participants or their families. We also provide assistance with necessary outdoor gear, supplies, and transportation in order to ensure our program is accessible to any youth.
Who We Serve
Our participants are nominated by school counselors, recruiters, and community partner organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Partnership 4 Kids, Completely Kids, Girls Inc., One World, CASA, Inclusive Communities and many others. Nominees are then provided applications to complete. Any interested youth are eligible to apply!
In 2019 we served over 70 students from 40 different schools in Omaha, Council Bluffs, and York, Nebraska.
David M. Mangelsen
First National Bank
Why Go Beyond is important...
Where We're Located
Go Beyond is based in Omaha, NE with two properties in Wyoming that we use for our summer programming and partnership rentals. Our Emerging Explorers uses the closest camp is located at the base of the Snowy Range near Centennial, Wyoming. For our Advanced Adventures, we use both our Centennial cabin and travel even further into Wyoming and use our cabins near Alpine as a home base.
From our cabins we travel to Colorado and raft the Cache la Poudre River, visit Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and even explore the Minnetonka Caves in Idaho! Local activities vary from year to year but include camping, canoeing, ropes corses, environmental courses, and more.
Interested in volunteering with us?
or become student recruiters, and/or seasonal staff for camps.