Summer programs

The Belmont Community Center Summer Program is a licensed program full of engaging summer fun experiences. The objective of our summer program is to provide supervised and engaging activities that promote summer learning, physical education, and the development of social and creative skills. 

Looking for more information about our summer program? 

For the kids

Program Schedule

  • 6:30 am – Morning Free Play
  • 8:00 am – Outside Play
  • 8:30 am – Breakfast
  • 9:15 am – Group Game
  • 10:15 am – Daily Learning
  • 11:30 am – Outside Play
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 12:30 pm – Outside Play
  • 1:00 pm – Student Choice Activities (outside, crafts, group games, gym, etc.)
  • 3:15 pm – Snack
  • 3:45 pm – Park
  • 4:15 pm – Afternoon Free Play
  • 5:45 pm – Close

Program Fees

Payments can be credit card, checks, or cash. We also accept the state childcare subsidy.
All weeks must be held with a $10 registration fee/week. All rates and fees are per child.


Meet the


Emily Koopmann I Executive Director

Emily combines her Bachelors in Business with her Masters in Intercultural and Urban Studies by living at the intersection between community building and youth programming. With Gallup Strengths like WOO (winning others over) and Strategic, she enjoys the role of Executive Director because it gives her a chance to build on visions and recruit passionate people to the cause.

Outside of work Emily loves to Jazzercise, read, and play cards with family. Emily tags team life with her son Max and together they enjoy superheroes and corndogs.

Karen French I Assistant Director

Bringing her multitude of talents to the BCC for over 20 years, Karen has instilled her passion for helping children in nearly every facet of the community center. With a degree in human services alongside a background in childcare and elevating small businesses, Karen’s ability to bring people together is unmatched.

When Karen isn’t championing the BCC, she’s soaking up every moment with her family — especially her grandchildren Elijah and Esmee. Her seasonal maker’s markets are a staple of her local community in Malcolm, NE and you’ll find that her next big project is always in the works!

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Got questions?

Program FAQs

Who can register for the Summer Program at the BCC?

Students entering 1st grade through those that recently graduated from 5th grade are welcome to enroll for the BCC Summer Program. If your student is entering kindergarten in the fall we encourage you to enroll them in our Preschool Program.

What are some program and facility amenities?

The BCC has a meeting room and gymnasium used by our summer program participants. The meeting room has standard activities such as crafts, books, blocks, and toys as well as items we rotate into our learning experiences throughout the summer.  As part of the center, outside there is a baseball field, fenced in play area with a garden, sandbox, and cement patio. Nearby is a public picnic shelter, playground, and public pool, all of which are built into our summer program activity schedule.

What is the student to staff ratio?

  • 15 students: 1 staff when on site at the BCC
  • 6 students: 1 staff when swimming

When is the center closed?

Check out our calendar here.

What does drop off and pick up look like at the BCC?

Parents can pull up and call the center for drop off or pick up. Students are sent out our front door which is located on 12th St. Phone: 402-477-8854.

What is the BCC Summer Program swimming policy?

The BCC Summer Program goes swimming at the Belmont Public Pool twice a week at no additional charge to families. The ratio to take students swimming is 1 adult for every 6 students. Parents/guardians give permission and insight into student swimming ability on the registration form and furthermore Belmont pool lifeguards assess student swimming ability and regulate which parts of the pool students are allowed to swim.

How can I pay my bill?

You can bring cash or check into the main office of the BCC or send money with your student. You can also pay online here.

What if I’m having trouble paying my bill?

Communicating with the BCC is very important. We don’t want families to fall behind and unable to send their student(s) to our programming. Please contact the office by email at or by phone 402.477.8854 and we are happy to work with you on a payment plan.

Still have questions?

Program Contact

Belmont Community Center

3335 N. 12 St
Lincoln, NE 68521
Center Hours: 6:30am-5:45pm
Office Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm

General Center Questions


Phone: 402.477.8854

Fax: 402.477.8855

Questions about our facilities?

Call Us

(402) 477-8854