More than a camp, our summer experiences leave a lasting impact and create lifelong memories. Over 90% of our students come back each year to Go Beyond and discover even more! We provide the opportunity for students to develop a stronger sense of who they are and who they want to be.
We want our students to have as many opportunities to engage with nature, their community, and learn about themselves as much as possible. This is the main reason we expanded our program to include activities year round! Local activities include day trips and overnights. We also added a before and after event to our summer experiences. A local retreat before the summer camp adventure, with a reunion after to further strengthen the relationships between our students.
All participants must apply. Once admitted, all Go Beyond programs are delivered free of charge. Our program is open to youth entering 7th grade or older. Older participants may be placed in advanced programing based on their experience and interest. Go Beyond does not discriminate based on race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, economic status, or anything else. The great outdoors is for everyone!
Frequently Asked Questions
Youth entering 7th-10th grade may apply. Older students my not qualify for all our programs, but we try to accommodate interested students as able.
We currently are focused on the Omaha, Council Bluffs, and surrounding areas but do make exceptions!
We think there is something for everyone at our camps. However, the most important thing is that the student wants to go. Camping may be difficult or uncomfortable at times but in order to get the most out of the experience, students should be excited for these challenges and not feel forced to attend by a parent.
We sleep in cabins with bunk beds and plumbing as well as tents for primitive outdoor sleeping.
Our Advanced Adventure offers opportunities for sleeping under the stars without a tent!
Our summer experiences are approx. 12 students of the same gender identity with 3-4 adults.
Some of our local programming through the year may combine groups and have more students but always with a proportional amount of adult staff.
Programming is mostly divided by gender identity, but some local activities are open to any students.
We think you’ll love exploring the outdoors with us, but it’s natural to miss home. Due to our primitive locations and traveling we cannot transport students home once we are at camp except in the case of an emergency.
If students need to be removed due to a discipline situation, the cost of travel will paid by their family.
That’s right! We want our students to engage in nature, each other, and their surroundings. Staff have phones for emergencies (and pictures of course). We post to social media while at camp when we can so parents can follow the adventure and still feel connected.
We notify parents when we arrive in Wyoming, and during the Advanced Adventure, there is an opportunity for students to call home halfway through. Otherwise there is limited communication due to our schedule and service available.
We drive! Depending on the camp we take one or two 12 passenger vans with our gear and hit the road.
We want our students to experience new things, and part of that is travel. The mountains, rivers, wildlife, and geography they discover is nothing like they’ve seen at home. Over the summer, our programs travel to Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana!
Full packing lists will be provided at the parent information meeting. But most of what you’ll bring are things you already have. You can hike in a sturdy pair of gym shoes (that you don’t mind getting muddy), and you’ll dress in layers to stay warm at night but cool during the day.
All specialty outdoor gear will be provided and we have sleeping bags available to borrow if needed.