Ultimate Guide To The Best Bozeman Area Summer Camps
Summer camps and summer programs around Bozeman, Belgrade, and beyond are incredibly popular. We are blessed with some of the best in the state from educational classes, outdoor themed programs, and sports lessons.
The only problem with being 'popular' is that many summer camps and classes fill up very fast, very early in the year. NOW is the time to do your research and enroll the kids. Knowing your summer schedule so far in advance can be tricky, but if you want specific camps - you need to register now.
We will add to this list as more camps release their information for this year. Registration dates are different, with some camps available for registration very early in the year for this coming summer.
PRO TIP: Several programs will allow for changes with partial money back. Often a deposit is required, but often there are payment plans. In some cases you can receive a credit instead of money back if your needs change. But you should still register early as things fill up fast.
Camp Equinox Summer Theater Day Camp: Camp Equinox offers two 4-week sessions, and kids ARE allowed to register for both if there is availability. This is an incredibly popular option. "From musical comedy, to Shakespeare, to film acting, to mask-making, puppetry, play-writing, and comedy improv, it's a month of challenges, friends and intense fun!"
Montana Science Center: Fun with science in Bozeman. For young scientists in Grades 1-6. Camps run from 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday; after care (3-5pm) is available on a limited basis. "Camps are outside, inside, on the exhibit floor, and in our high-tech STEAMlab and combine unplugged, outdoor fun with creative, interactive STEM activities."
City of Bozeman Recreation Department Summer Camps: The COB Parks and Recreation Department does a wonderful job of offering a variety of classes and day camps for area youth. Preschool, garden classes, baseball, soccer, skateboarding, tennis, etc..
Ridge Athletic Club Summer Camps: If you are a member of The Ridge, you've got camp options there too! "Your children can spend the summer having fun and staying active at Ridge Kids Summer Camp. Camp begins Monday, June 12th and runs through Friday, August 18th."
Gallatin Valley YMCA: "Strengthen community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility." This nationally known organization has a variety of programs for our kids. Adventure day camps and different locations, "Move & Play" day camp, and teen camps are available.
Spire Climbing and Fitness Center Summer Camps: These camps are for kids aged 5 to 16. These are half-day week long camps. "In Spire's summer camps, beginners learn the essentials of the sport while kids with prior climbing experience take their skills to the next level."
Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter Pet Pals Summer Day Camp: Their 7 week summer day camp is for children (6-12 years old). The camp is Monday-Friday with drop off between 8:30-9:00am and pick up between 3:00-3:30pm. "Campers learn the importance of compassionate animal care through time with animals, games, crafts, humane education lessons, and a wide variety of guest speakers. Each week children will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of animals."
Alpengirl Camp - Summer Teen Adventure Camp for Girls: "Alpengirl is the best choice for adventurous and nature loving campers who want to meet new friends, see new places try new outdoor activities, and go above and beyond challenges." This is a larger commitment, as the girls do some traveling on their adventures. Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Washington. Rafting, camping, hiking, cooking, and tons of other adventures.
MOSS - Montana Outdoor Science School: A local favorite of Gallatin Valley kids AND adults. This group teaches and immerses kids in everything outdoors. They have Summer Camps, PIR day camps, Spring Break camps, Homeschool science programs, and nature walks. MOSS offers week-long summer camps for young adventurers in K – 9th grade. See the full list of MOSS Summer Programs here.
Bodhi Farms 'Camp Bodhi' Camps: "Montana farm camp for elementary aged kids entering 1st-5th grade. Kids can sign up for a week or a month, with a different theme each week." All weeks include: Farm fresh lunch daily, Kids yoga classes, Nature hikes around the farm, Animal care (chickens & pigs), Guest speakers, One free adult yoga class pass.
Nike Sports Camps: There are several different sport camps offered in the Bozeman area. Soccer, golf, volleyball, and basketball camps are offered. There is a full list by following the link above. "Most of our junior camps accept participants between the ages of 10-18, however, some of our day camps will accept those as young as 5."
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