about camp big sky
The foundation of exploration is play.
If you have been wondering about Camp Big Sky services amid the daily uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 we wanted to inform you that we are still planning to run camp this summer. We will make decisions about the camp based on the most current information and will communicate accordingly. The months between today’s information and the start date of our camp offer a lot of time for things to change. As such we are anticipating registration to start May 4th 2020. Please see below for the exciting camp opportunities available in summer 2020!
BASICS: Camp Big Sky is a community day camp for children entering 1st though 8th grade. The 2020 Camp runs for 11 weeks starting on June 8th, ending August 21st at the Big Sky Community Park Yurts.
- Pioneer Adventure Camp: 1st – 3rd graders
- Explorer Adventure Camp: 4th – 6th graders
- Work Hard Play Hard Camp*: 6th – 8th graders
*Only offered on select dates
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, STEM 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.
HOURS OF OPERATION: Camp program hours are from 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday. Extended drop off and pick up hours are available before camp from 8:30-9:00am and after camp 5:00-5:30pm. There is no additional fee for before/after camp care.
2020 Summer Camp!
Click the boxes below to learn more about each of the different camps offered.
Kickstart Summer Registration Event
Monday, May 4th, 2020
Join us after school on Monday, May 4th from 4:30-7:30pm at the Wilson Hotel conference room for a Big Sky summer camp registration event. The goal is for parents and families to leave feeling well-informed about all that is offered for summer activities, camps and fun for all ages.
While the parents are busy getting ahead of the game, kids will be entertained with fun and activities throughout the evening. You won’t want to miss this family fun event.
For more information about camp scholarships through WIA (Women In Action) please visit their website.
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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 access an Application for Financial Assistance for Summer Camp or contact Women In Action at (406) 209-7098 for further details. Check back to see when the 2020 Summer Camp Scholarship Applications are due.