about camp big sky
The foundation of exploration is play.
BASICS: Camp Big Sky is a community day camp for children entering 1st though 6th grade.
- Pioneer Adventure Camp: 1st – 3rd graders
- Explorer 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, Jack Creek Preserve, and the US Forest Service in addition to working with local professional instructors on the more specialized activities including golf, swimming, 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.
2021 Summer Camp!
Camp Big Sky registration will open the beginning of April. Priority will be reserved for full-time residents whose children are enrolled for the fall of 2021 in Ophir Elementary School or the Big Sky Discovery Academy, followed by part-time residents and/or non-residents/visitors. Please check back in March for more details!
Camp scholarships are available through Women In Action, (WIA) a local non-profit organization.
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.