join us this year
2019 Camp Registration Opens May 1st.
Back by popular demand for its second summer, the Explorers Adventure Camp is specialized half days 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 afternoon add-on is available for those looking to extend their camp day by joining our Pioneers Adventure Camp in the afternoon.
Explorers are children entering 4th – 6th Grade, (7th – 8th Graders are welcome, but will have leadership roles).
Explorers Adventure Camp runs Mon-Thurs, June 10 until August 23, 2019 typically from 8:30am – 12:30pm, lunch break included. Some camps vary in time, please see detailed descriptions below.
Camp Add-On in the afternoon, 12:30-5pm
*Advanced registration required.
*Snacks will be provided, but lunch will not be offered this summer. Please plan accordingly.
Summer 2019 Schedule:
Outdoor Education Camp | June 10-13, 8:30-12:30
The focus for the week will be leadership in the outdoors as well as hiking essentials, simple trail navigation, and Leave No Trace backcountry practices. In addition, take advantage of our unique partnership with the Jack Creek Preserve Foundation to explore one of Montana’s biggest land preserves in our own backyard.
Golf Intensive | June 17-20, 9-1pm
Don’t miss out on four fantastic days on the course with Big Sky’s favorite Golf Professional and instructor, Tom Conway. Tom will take us to the driving range to work on our stroke and putting with various clubs, then take us out on the Big Sky Resort Meadow Course to practice. *Drop-off and pick-up will be at the Big Sky Meadow Golf Course
Swim Intensive | June 24-27, Beginner 8:30-10:30 & Intermediate 11-1
Come get yourself water-safe at the Whitewater Inn for a summer of fun playing in Montana’s lakes and rivers. We will have two sessions of swimming intensive lessons with Mr. Brad, certified swim instructor and lifeguard. Beginners with little to no experience in the water will start the morning off with the intermediate swimmers looking to learn and perfect the proper strokes to follow. *Drop-off and pick-up at the Whitewater Inn
July 1-4 | NO ADVENTURER CAMP
Art Week | July 8-11, 8:30-12:30
Spend the week exploring some more advanced arts and crafts from print-making, to pinch-pots, dream-catchers, and kites with our special guest. Work on projects that you will take home and enjoy well beyond camp! Ellie Moore has degrees in Art History and Studio Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She worked for three years as the Ceramics Specialist and Education Coordinator at a Boston art gallery, before spending a year teaching k-5 Art at a small private school. She now lives and teaches in Berkeley, CA.
Fly Fishing | July 15-18, 8:30-12:30 & 1:30-5:30
Camp Big Sky’s famous fly-fishing camp with Gallatin River Task Force is back for another two sessions this year. We are offering a beginner camp in the mornings in addition to an intermediate camp in the afternoon. We will focus on the basics of fly-fishing like casting and knot tying as well as river stewardship and proper safety on the water. Campers will have some classroom time as well as time on the river with certified guides. Campers will be provided with the necessary equipment if needed.
Go-Kart Camp | July 22-25, 8:30-12:30
Our most popular adventurer week returns with an all NEW design! Campers will build a 4 camper pedal-powered go-kart and race them through an obstacle course at the end of the week. We will teach campers safe drill use as well as the basics of taking on a big building project like measurements before constructing.
Engineer Camp | July 29-August 2, 8:30-12:30
Campers will take part in various build-it projects around the yurts. We will create things from scratch out of wood and other materials that campers will use every day like benches, bookshelves, and tables. Our goal is to help the campers create ownership in the camp experience and for those that have come every year this will give them a sense of pride in helping sustain the great camp experience for many years to come…a Legacy Project.
Robotics Camp | August 5-8, 8:30-12:30
Campers will use our robotics kits and legos to build a number of different robots. We will make whatever is possible and imagined by the campers and leave the designing and building up to them.
Advanced Fly Fishing | August 12-15, 8:30-12:30
Can’t get enough Fly-Fishing? Join us for round two with the Gallatin River Taskforce. We will spend most of the time fishing with experienced guides, building on the skills learned in week one and learning about river safety. Campers will be provided with the necessary equipment if needed.
*Ages 10+, MUST HAVE PRIOR FLY FISHING EXPERIENCE.
*Drop-off and pick-up locations may vary
Big Sky Film Academy Camp | August 19-22, 8:30-12:30
Film Camp returns for another grand finale to the season. Campers will be tasked with coming up with a film idea and executing it in groups of 6 starting from story boarding all the way to helping with post-production. Campers take on all the roles of a film production including acting, camera operation, script writing, costume design, set design, and editing help. In addition, each Camper will come home with a DVD of their films at the end of the week to share with friends and family.