about camp big sky
The foundation of exploration is play.
MISSION: The mission at Camp Big Sky is to serve the public by engaging each child in educational outdoor and community experiences. This program is designed to encourage kids to connect and experience something new and different daily.
PROGRAMMING: Camp Big Sky provides a variety of enriching programming including, but 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 per 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, magnet table, 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. For the Explorers Adventure Camp, we work with local professional instructors on the more specialized activities including golf, swimming, and outdoor recreation. Some of our programming partners include the Jack Creek Preserve, US Forest Service, Gallatin River Task Force and the Historic Crail Ranch, a local homestead museum where the kids can explore the rich history of Montana. Every week we invite special guests to share their area of expertise ranging from artists and educators, to gardeners and naturalists.
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.
NEW LOOK: For those returners, you may have noticed a change in names. See below for more information:
Pioneers Adventure Camp (previously called the Camp Big Sky Classic Camp): 1st through 3rd graders, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Explorers Adventure Camp (previously called the Camp Big Sky Adventurers Camp): 4th through 6th graders, Monday-Thursday, times vary per camp, typically 8:30am-12:30pm with an afternoon add-on option *7th & 8th graders are welcome, but will have leadership role.
The 2019 Summer Camp is complete. Please check back in Spring 2020 to get all the details for next summer’s Camp Big Sky.
Camp scholarships are available through Women In Action, 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.