about camp big sky
The foundation of exploration is play.
BASICS: Camp Big Sky is a community day camp for children entering 1st through 6th grade.
- Pioneers Adventure Camp: 1st – 3rd graders
- Explorers Adventure Camp: 4th – 6th graders
MISSION: Camp Big Sky engages and inspires each child to experience something new and different each day through a variety of enriching programs.
PROGRAMMING: Camp Big Sky programming includes, but is not limited to, naturalist hikes, STEAM projects, reading, creative ventures, interactive games and sports. Campers have access to a vibrant community park which includes sporting fields and courts, fishing pond, bouldering rocks, river trail, disc golf course, playground, a paved area for riding bikes and scooters, and a network of hiking and biking trails.
No day at camp is ever the same. Each week has a unique theme in addition to the routine activities each day. While our curriculum keeps returners engaged, we also incorporate free play or ‘Choose Your Own Activity’ in the morning and afternoon, which is when campers can enjoy their favorite activities utilizing the park amenities, sandbox, Lego collection, board games, and arts and crafts.
COLLABORATION: Camp Big Sky is truly a community collaboration that offers the best opportunities for our youth. Every week we invite special guests to share their area of expertise ranging from artists and educators, to gardeners and naturalists. We partner with other nonprofits including the Arts Council of Big Sky, Gallatin River Task Force, Historic Crail Ranch Museum, and the Jack Creek Preserve, in addition to working with local professional instructors on the more specialized activities such as golf, music, and outdoor recreation.
YURT LIFE: Camp Big Sky is located at the Big Sky Community Park yurts. Fully stocked with snacks, equipment/gear, books, activities and supplies, we encourage you to stop by and take a look inside! Don’t miss the camp museum showcasing a collection of rocks, bones, feathers, and other interesting finds.
TRANSFERS & CANCELLATIONS: There will be no refunds for the days which campers have registered, however we will accommodate transfers from an already registered date(s), only if we have space on the desired date. You can make transfers online through your membership account.
NO SHOW = NO REFUND is given to any camper who does not attend a day at camp for which they hold a reservation.
2021 Summer Camp!
Priority registration for full-time residents whose children are enrolled for the fall of 2021 in Ophir Elementary School or the Big Sky Discovery Academy opens Monday, May 3rd followed by part-time residents and/or non-residents/visitors opening Monday, May 10th.
Kickstart Summer Registration Event Monday, May 3rd at The Camp Big Sky Yurts
For assistance registering or to learn more about the several of the camp providers in Big Sky including Camp Moonlight and Jack Creek Preserve, stop by the Big Sky Community Park for an in-person summer camp registration event.
Camp scholarships are available through Women In Action, (WIA) a local non-profit organization. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, April 23rd.
Interested families may apply for camp scholarships which are awarded based on financial need. Click here to go to an Application for Financial Assistance for Summer Camp or contact Women In Action at (406) 209-7098 for further details.