Join Hummel Park for Outdoor Activities
In 1928, 202 acres of forest entered into the Omaha Park system. Hummel Park is a beautiful, nature-rich park with large oaks and stunning hickory trees. However, it is best known for the amazing summer memories it has created in the lives of Omaha youth for over 60 years.
The park started hosting a day camp in 1949, making Hummel Day Camp the longest running program the City of Omaha Parks and Recreation Department offers. One might wonder how—with the demand of technology and the overscheduled family lifestyles—does a simple outdoor day camp survive? It’s the love of outdoor activities.
Archery, slimy snail hunts, spontaneous water fights, creepy crawler critters on nature hikes, tie dying bandanas, singing silly songs, and cooking over a campfire. A summer day at Hummel can be blistering hot or peacefully cool. Either way, the sounds of fun and laughter can always be heard.
Due to the flood last summer, the day camp was cancelled. This summer’s participants will be the first to experience the camp with a new facility. Hummel Nature Center is a 2,700 square-foot building creating a new area for the camp to explore nature hike findings, share stories and songs, and enjoy a s’more or two.
The park is located north of the Florence neighborhood at 11088 John J. Pershing Drive. The Nature Center is in the heart of the park at 3033 Hummel Park Road. For more information on Hummel Park Nature Center of Hummel Day Camp, call 402-444-4760.