CAMP BIG SKY

Explorers Adventure Camp
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2021 Camp Registration Information.

Back by popular demand, the Explorers Adventure Camp is a specialized full day camp designed for our older campers. These are theme-based programs that will culminate in the creation and development of some type of product or skill set outlined in the schedule below. An optional Friday add-on is available for those looking to extend their camp week by joining our Pioneers Adventure Camp on Fridays.

WHO:

Explorers are children entering 4th – 6th Grade.

WHEN:

Monday through Thursday, June 14 until August 26, 2021 from 8:30am – 5:30pm.

WHERE:

We are located in the Yurts at the Big Sky Community Park.

TUITION:
  Resident Non-Resident 
Weekly (M-TH) $180/week $225/week 
Friday Add-On $20 $20
Registration Opens Monday, May 3rd Monday, May 10th
  • Resident status is determined by whether the camper is enrolled in Ophir Elementary or The Discovery Academy Schools for the Fall of 2021. 
  • Drop-In rates apply to anyone who registers for camp day-of, or instead of the full week option.
  • Snacks will be provided, but parents are responsible for providing lunch. Please plan accordingly.

 

Summer 2021 Schedule:

GOLF CAMP WITH BIG SKY | JUNE 14-17

Fine tune your golf skills on the Big Sky Golf Course. Camp Big Sky is partnering with Big Sky Resort’s team of professional instructors to offer a week of golf instruction on the driving range and out on the course.

DANCE CAMP WITH DANCE BIG SKY | JUNE 15-18

Jennifer Waters Howell with Dance Big Sky will introduce campers to different styles of dance throughout the week including hip-hop, breakdancing, and modern dance.  The week will conclude with choreography exploration and a mini performance.

Jennifer Waters Howell is a local performing artist, dancer, and choreographer.  She has been teaching dance in Big Sky for 9 years and has performed with Montana Ballet Company, Broad Comedy, and the Big Sky Community Theater. 

ROBOTICS | JUNE 28- JULY 1

Test your tinkering skills as we break out the robotics kits to see what we can create.  Campers will be challenged and guided through various robotics builds which will then be put to the test.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION WITH JACK CREEK PRESERVE | JULY 5-8

Explore and learn all about Big Sky’s backyard with professional naturalists from the Jack Creek Preserve Foundation.  Come prepared for some longer hikes with an open mind for learning all about Montana’s natural history, the greater Yellowstone ecosystem and conservation.

ART CAMP WITH STUDIO SHH | JULY 12-15

Create art under the Big Sky with Samantha Hinckley, “Studio SHH” Bozeman artist.  This week will push the campers drawing, painting, and traditional and contemporary printmaking skills.  Campers will practice mark making with classical black and white and grey scale creations on paper as well as play with color theory and develop representational, abstract, and multimedia works of art inspired by still life, figure drawing and portraiture, and our endless Montana landscapes.

Samantha Hinckley is a certified “Artrepreneur” as recognized by the Montana Arts Council, holds a BA and BFA in Painting and Printmaking, and is passionate about expanding young artists’ horizons.

UKULELE CAMP WITH JIM SALESTROM | JULY 19-22

Join Jim Salestrom as he takes us on a musical journey with his instrument of expertise, the Ukulele!  Jim has played all over the country for various audiences and is thrilled to share his love of music and extensive experience with our campers.

GO KARTS | JULY 26-29

Pedal powered go-karts are back for another week of power tools and fun! Campers will split into groups to build and decorate their very own go-karts from our kits. They will then test their carts on our course and design and paint a team logo before racing through the obstacle course.

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL | AUGUST 2-5

Learn the 5 basics of wilderness survival through various made-up scenarios to test campers in the moment.  Leave feeling prepared for your next adventure!

WATER WEEK | AUGUST 9-12

Bring your bathing suits and a towel to explore the watershed along Little Willow Way.  We’ll spend our week playing in the creek and learning about conservation with help from the Gallatin River Task Force.

BIG SKY FILM ACADEMY | AUGUST 16-19

Calling all actors and directors!  Ever wanted to start in your own movie? Come test your acting and directing skills as we split into groups and make our own movies from start to finish.  We’ll focus on things like script writing, camera basics, acting, costume design, and a little editing as well.

PLAY | AUGUST 23-27

Run out the rest of your summer energy as we head into the school year.  We will spend our days running around outside playing a variety of field games in the sun enjoying the last remaining days of summer.