join us this year
2020 Camp Registration Opens May 4th.
Back by popular demand for its third summer, 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.
Explorers are children entering 4th – 6th Grade.
Mon-Thurs, June 8 until August 21, 2020 from 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Resident status is determined by whether the camper attends school or has a physical address in Big Sky. 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 2020 Schedule:
Golf | June 8-11
Come 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.
Outdoor Education | June 15-18
Learn the principles of Leave No Trace while exploring the BSCO trails. Topics include safe camping procedures, bear safety, and the importance of animal conservation with the help of the Jack Creek Preserve Foundation.
Backcountry Cooking | June 22-25
Hiking and eating? What’s not to love? Learn how to safely cook over the campfire from experienced local chefs and food enthusiasts. Don’t forget, we are in Bear Country which means practicing Leave No Trace ethics by learning how to make an epic bear hang and set up a backcountry kitchen a safe distance from camp.
ARTventure with Arts Council of Big Sky | June 29-July 2
Join us and the Arts Council of Big Sky as we dive into some more advanced art mediums like clay and Papier-Mache. Throughout the week, we will practice some of the basics such as hike and draw adventures in addition to more challenging long term projects.
Film Academy | July 6-9
Ever wanted to star 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.
Watersheds | July 13-16
Dive into stream and river ecology as we get to know our surrounding watersheds. Throughout the week, we will study stream migration and the basics of what makes a healthy ecosystem for all aquatic life.
Go-Karts | July 20-23
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 scratch. They will then test their carts on our course and see which team works best.
Geocache | July 27-30
Leave your GPS at home, this week is all about the art of orienteering. Follow the clues on a hunt around the park and surrounding trails for caches of little prizes using just a map and compass.
Legacy Projects | August 3-6
Campers will use their DIY wood-working skills to create a lasting impact on camp for years to come. The campers will work as a unit to make something they think camp needs, from a supply shed to a greenhouse. Last summer the kids made a storage bench and a set of bookshelves from scratch.
Trebuchets | August 10-13
The ancient siege weapon, a trebuchet, is a catapult that uses tension instead of a weight to launch an object up to a hundred yards. This week, campers will split into groups to build and test their own trebuchets as they tinker with the laws of physics.
PLAY | August 17-20
Come run out the rest of your summer energy as we head into the school year. Campers will split into teams at the beginning of the week and play various field games to see which team comes out on top. We will spend our days running around outside in the sun enjoying the last remaining days of summer.