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From art to outdoor adventures and acting to sports, there's sure to be a camp that fits your child's interests this summer in western Montana.


Animal camps

Humane Society of Western Montana’s Critter Camps, Humane Society of Western Montana, 5930 Highway 93 S. Critter Camp, June 16-19 and June 23-26 for ages 7-8; July 7-10 and July 28-31 for ages 9-11. $160. Critter Camp focuses on caring for companion animals, learning about wildlife and making new friends, both two- and four-legged. Activities include caring for adoptable cats, clicker training dogs, baking dog biscuits, socializing kittens and more. $160 per session, includes all supplies, presentations and a tote bag. Applications are available at HSWM and at Email or call 549-3934.

Junior Volunteer Camp, July 21-24, Humane Society of Western Montana, 5930 Highway 93 S. Ages 9-11. (for campers who have already attended a Critter Camp in 2015 or previous years). Join this camp to become an official Humane Society of Western Montana volunteer. Go behind the scenes and assist with all the jobs official volunteers perform including cleaning, animal care, training, socialization and more. Junior Volunteer Camp graduates will be eligible to walk and train shelter dogs just like our regular volunteers. $195 includes all supplies, presentations, a tote bag and an official Humane Society Volunteer t-shirt. Upon completion of camp, you can set up a meeting with our Volunteer Coordinator, Jaime, to learn about available shifts and volunteer guidelines. Please note that kids under the age of 18 must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering at the shelter. Applications are available at HSWM and at Email or call 549-3934.

Art camps

Lolo School Booster Club Art Camp, July 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon for second-fifth-graders, and 1-4 p.m. for sixth-eighth-graders, Lolo School Art Room. A day each of ceramics, drawing, mixed medium, sculpture and painting. Daily schedule to be determined, call with questions, 273-3806. Estimated $75, final cost on registration form (according to supplies needed). Staff: Megan Fiore, certified K-12 art teacher. Registration Forms on school website

Missoula County Public Schools Summer Art Camps. June 15-19: Grades 5-6, 8:30-9:15 a.m. and grades 1-2, 9:30-10:45 a.m., “Drawing and Painting;” grades 3-4, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and grades 7-8, 1-2:15 p.m., “Sculpture.” June 22-26: Grades 5-6, 8:30-9:15 a.m., “Sculpture and Mixed Media;” grades 1-2, 9:30-10:45 a.m., “Sculpture;” grades 3-4, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., “Collage and Mixed Media.” Grades 7-8, 1-2:15 p.m., “Mixed Media Drawing and Painting. For more information, visit the website or call 542-4030. Class lists, times and registration forms available at

ZACC Summer Camps. Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. 10-week long summer school covers a variety of different disciplines including drama, visual art, slapstick comedy, installation art, story-telling, costumes and games, and AMP Music Camps. Maximum of 12 kids accepted in each camp. Visit or call 549-7555. Half day: $80 members; $90 non-members. Full day: $165 members; $180 non-members. Youth enrolled in both morning and afternoon camps of the same week will stay through the lunch hour and walk to the park for lunch.

• June 15-19, full day, 9 a,.m.-4 p.m., ages 6-12, “Glitter Mania” with Karlene Kantner.

• June 22-26, “Get Your Drama On.”  9 a.m.-noon, “Slapstick Comedy” with Rebecca Schaffer. 1-4 p.m., “Play-Making-Devised Theatre” with Rebecca Schaffer.

• June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 10-15, “Installation Art” with Garret Bryant. 1-4 p.m., ages 10-15, “Tell Us Something: Art of Storytelling and Event” with Marc Moss.

• July 20-24, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 7-13, “Nature Journals” with Kristin Vogel. 1-4 p.m., ages 6-12, “Puppet Theater” with Patricia Thornton.

• July 27-31, 9 a.m.-noon, “Beginning Cartooning” with Patricia and Tim Thornton.” 1-4 p.m., “Functional Pottery: Eat from Your Art” with Kristin Vogel.

• Aug. 3-7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 4-9, “Toys, Novelties and Games Galore.” with Karlene Kantner.

• Aug. 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 6-12, “Explorations in Slip-casting” with Karlene Kantner. 1-4 p.m., ages 6-12, “Costume Making Extravaganza” with Karlene Kantner.

Missoula Art Museum’s Summer Art Camps 2015. Summer morning camps at the Missoula Art Museum offer a selection of exciting, creative art opportunities for Missoula budding artists.  All of MAM’s art teachers are experienced artists and teachers with a wealth of knowledge and fun projects to share with you and your child. Prices are listed member/non-member. For questions or to register, call 728-0447 or visit

• June 15-19, “Raptors and Art” with Bev Glueckert and Kate Davis, 10 a.m.-noon, ages 7-12, $72/$80. Kate Davis of Raptors of the Rockies brings her live hawks, owls, and eagles into the museum.

• June 22-26, “Art in Nature” with Janaina Vieira-Marques, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 6-11, $72/$80. Campers will create nature-inspired art pieces by looking at the abundance of plants, birds, insects and mammals.

• June 29-July 2, “Preschool Art Start” with Jolena Ryan, 10:30 a.m.-noon, ages 3-5, $40/$36. Campers will collage, sculpt, mix color, make prints, and craft with natural objects.

• July 6-10, “Making Faces: The Art of Caricature” with Tim and Patricia Thornton, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 8-14, $72/$80. Campers will learn how to make a cartoon faces out of ordinary portraits.

•  July 13-17, “A Cabinet of Wonders: Animal Parts and Art.” with Jennifer Ogden and Lisa Hendricks, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 7-11, $72/$80. Using specimens from the UM’s Phillip L. Wright Zoological Museum, campers will get a close look at Montana’s horns, antlers, skulls, bones, hides, feathers, and wings.

• July 20-24, “Camera Charisma: Warhol Portraits and Selfies” with Steve Krutek, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 9-12, $72/$80. Experience your 15 minutes of fame as you take photos capturing your face and the faces of others.  

• July 27-31, “Art Exploration” with Jolena Ryan, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 6-11, $72/$80. Art Exploration will offer campers an opportunity to explore and expand their love of art.

• Aug. 3-7, “Wild Things.” with Erin Roberts, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 7-11, $72/$80. Create paper maché masks and hats inspired by Maurice Sendak’s masterpiece, "Where the Wild Things Are."

• Aug. 10-14, “Montana Mystery Creatures” with Jenn Ogden and Dulcie Belangie, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 7-11, $72/$80. Join the Special Operations Unit and search for evidence leading to the discovery of famous postcard celebrities as the Wooly Trout, Big Foot, and, of course, the Wiley Jackalope.

For families: Saturday Family Art Workshops. Enjoy an opportunity to work with your child on a creative project. Older children can delve into projects on their own, but parents are asked to stay and work with children under age 7. Each workshop meets from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All workshops are free of charge and are on a first come, first served basis.

• May 9, “Painting Surprise” with Jeneese Hilton. Exhibiting artist Jeneese will lead the class in creating a spontaneous style painting using a variety of unusual materials.

• June 13, “Nature Art” with Janaina Janaina Vieira-Marques. Janaina will lead participants in creating art using materials found in nature. 

• July 11, “Tie Dye” with Erin Roberts. Bring your own clean white t-shirt, pillowcase, or any white garment to make a splash with spirals of bright color.

• Aug. 8, “Papermaking” with Erin Roberts. Papermaking. Come join us in our side yard with blenders and pulp to make your unique paper creations adding lavender, roses, tidbits of color, and glitter.

Boy Scout camps

Summer Camps 2015, Boy Scouts of America, Montana Council offers the following summer camping opportunities. Each youth participant must be a registered Cub Scout, Webelos, Boy Scout, Venturer, Sea Scout or Explorer Scout. The annual registration fee is $26.40, which includes insurance. Contact your local Boy Scout Service Center, (406) 926-1810 or Camp scholarships are available.

Cub Scouts (boys completing first through fourth grades June, 2015)

• Bitterroot District's Cub Scout Day Camp  (Lone Rock area). Theme is “Pioneer Days” for Tigers to Webelos II. The June 6 day camp begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Registration by May 7 for Cub Scout Packs is $35 per Scout. After May 7, there is a $20 late fee for the Pack. Registration includes T-Shirt, bag, patch and lunch. Contact Shannon Gentry, (406) 493-6670,

• Mullan Trail District's Cub Scout Day Camp (Missoula area): The theme for Tigers through Webelos II is "CSI - Cub Scout Investigation" at Fort Missoula Friday, June 26-27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Events include BB guns, archery, crafts and much more. Early registration before May 10 is $40; after May 10 is $55. Payment includes a day camp T-shirt, activities and awards. Contact Melani Best, 274-2482,

• Silver Tip District's Cub Scout Day Camp (Polson area): Polson area Cub Scouts day camp on July 14-15, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The cost is $25, which includes T-shirt, lunch, archery, BB gun shooting, and crafts. Location: Chuck Dixon 4-H Park, King's Point, Northwest of Polson. Contact Donna Terry at (406) 883-1606 or Levi Knight,

• Vigilante District (Butte/Dillon areas): Cub Scout resident camp July 23 starting at 1 p.m. – 1 p.m. July 25 at Birch Creek Outdoor Education Center, south of Butte and north of Dillon. This camp is open to all Tiger (with a parent), Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts (1 leader for every three Wolves and Bears) as of June 30. The program will include opening and closing campfires, archery, bb guns, University of Montana nature program, sports, games, hiking, crafts, and Scout skills. Lodging will be inside old time long houses with private showers and flush toilets. Also available are tent and camper sites, but no hookups. Meals are provided cafeteria style by the Birch Creek staff. Fee $120 per Scout, $50 per adult. Family rooms rates are available. Contact Joe Toro, (406) 603.0904,

• Webelo Scouts Resident Camp, Grizzly Base Camp near Kalispell, July 26-29 or July 29-Aug. 1. Webelos Resident Camp is an incredible four days and three nights of camping experience for Cub Scouts entering the fourth and fifthh grades this fall. The lake offers swimming and other water events. Activities will include BB gun shooting, archery, campfires, hiking, Scout skills, games and crafts. $120 youth, $80 adults. Contact Michelle Ferguson, camp registrar, (406) 761-6000, or

Melita Island Boy Scout Camp for Scouts entering sixth-12th grades this fall. Melita Island Boy Scout Camp is a 64-acre island with almost two miles of shoreline in Flathead Lake. Traditional summer camp programs are offered, including Trail to First Class, Scoutcraft, Nature and Field Sports. The major focus of Melita is its unique aquatics program, which includes swimming, canoeing, rowing, fishing, small boat sailing, lifesaving, water skiing, motor boating, mile swim, snorkeling, sail boarding, and BSA Lifeguard. Older scouts 14-17 years old are challenged with the Advanced Campers Program featuring water sports, sailboarding, and snorkeling as well as a day’s excursion to Wild Horse Island. July 5-11, July 12-8; July 19-25; July 26- Aug. 1; Aug. 2-8. Montana Scouts: $275; Montana Adults $140. Fees include all dining hall meals. Call (406) 761-6000 to check availability. or

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT). This is a co-ed event, open to Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts, including females ages 14-20. NYLT is a seven day outdoor experience for current and future Troop and Crew leaders. Modern leadership theory is delivered in a team setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. The course is an exciting combination of classroom and fun outdoor activities providing a challenging and rewarding learning experience. Participants cook meals and work in their teams throughout the course. Teams are composed of diverse participants in order to promote individuals making new friends and learning about others. June 21–27, Grizzly Base Camp, near Bigfork. $250 is due in full prior to June 21. Contact Course Director Bill Ruediger, 251-6610, or

Montana High Adventure Base (MOHAB), Sponsored by Boy Scouts of America, Montana Council, June 28-July 5, July 5-12, July 12-19, July 19-26, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch, Dupuyer, Montana and Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Participants must be 14 years of age OR completed eighth grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to participation. MOHAB is the Montana High Adventure Base – the nation’s premiere wilderness expedition program serving the High Adventure needs of Boy Scouts and Venturers worldwide. MOHAB’s uniqueness is defined by its remote location, wilderness character, and multi-sport expedition travel. Ultralight backpacking, wilderness packrafting, and expedition leadership and conservation are offered. Packrafting allows Scouts and leaders to travel in solo, lightweight inflatable whitewater rafts – safely and quickly – down wilderness rivers.  $375-$600. Call (406) 761-6000 for availability. Eric Vann,, or (407) 761-6000.

Childhood camps

Missoula Valley Montessori. June 8-12, “Planting the MVM Garden.” June 15-19, “Composting & Recycling.” June 22-26, “Space & Astronomy.” June 29-July 3, “Celebrate Dr. Seuss.” July 6-10 “Animal Classification.” July 13-17, “Sports & Games.” July 20-24 “The Amazing World of Insects.” July 27-31, “Eric Carle.” Aug. 3-7, “Dinosaurs.” Aug. 10-14, “Solids, Liquids & Gases.” $150 per week for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $100 per week for 9 a.m.-noon. Drop off 8:30-9 a.m., $5 per day or $20 per week. After camp care until 5:15 p.m. $12 per day or $55 per week. Call 880-2819.

St. Joseph School and Early Education Program. Summer Discovery is for children grades 1-5. Program is taught by certified elementary teachers. Children will learn through discovery by going on 2-3 field trips per week and doing fun projects and guest speakers. Cost of attendance is $175 per week payable on the first day of the week. There is also a summer program for preschool ages 2-5 and those entering kindergarten. Children will also learn through Developmentally Appropriate Practice and play based learning. Field trips are included in the program schedule. Preschool and kindergarten group cost of attendance is based on $35 per day. Five days per week equating to $700/month (first priority into program); four days per week equating to $560/month (second priority into program); three days per week equating to $420/month (third priority into program); two days per week equating to $280/month (fourth priority into program); one day per week equating to $140/month (fifth priority into program). Summer themes for both programs are: June 8-12,  “Bug Out” study of insects. June 15-19,  “Diggin’ to Summer” construction study. June 22-26, “Game On.” exploring sports around the community. June 29-July 2 (closed July 3), “Top Chef,” cooking and ice cream. July 5-10,  “Zoo Town Super Heroes,” exploring heroes in the community. July 13-17, “Amazing Race,” fun Missoula activities. July 20-24, “Einstein Explorers,” science experiments and exploration. July 27-31, “Symphony of the 5 Senses,” exploring our senses. Aug. 3-7, “Let’s Get Dirty.” mud week. Aug. 10-14, “Dig it, Plant it, Farm it.” exploring gardens and farms. Aug. 17-21, “High Tide at the Sea Side,” water fun week. To register, visit then "About Us." 

Primrose Montessori School Summer Camps, 600 South Ave. E. June 15-July13, Monday-Friday. Fairies, sewing, gardening and lots more. Full day, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $150; half day, 8:30 a.m.-noon or noon-3 p.m. $75. Call 728-7383 or email

Garden City Montessori. Garden City Arts and Adventure Summer Program. June 15-19, “Woods and Explorers.” June 22-26, “Wet and Wild.” June 29-July 3, “Watershed Wonders.” July 6-10, “We’ve Got the Beat.” July 13-17, “Everything Clay.” July 20-24 “Let’s Get Moving.” Garden City Montessori School, 3035 S. Russell St. Daily 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Early drop-off available at 8:30 a.m. For fees and more information, call 240-0290 or visit

Missoula Community School summer camps for children ages 3-8. Camp programs are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with extended day option. Five day week, $180 ($240 extended care day); three day week, $110 ($150 extended care day); Session 3 only, $145 ($195 extended care day). Session 1, June 15-19, “The Sound of Music.” Session 2, June 22-26, “The Joy of Cooking.” Session 3, June 29-July 2, “Ode to Mud.” Session 4, July 6-10, “2015 Olympic Games.” Session 5, July 13-17, “Weird Sccience.” Session 6, July 20-24, “Tool Time.” Session 7, July 27-31, “Happy Little Trees.” Session 8, Aug. 3-7 “Best of the Best.” Contact 542-2833. 239 S. Fifth St. W., Missoula, 59802. Visit or email

Little PEAS Summer Camps at the PEAS Farm, 3010 Duncan Drive. Camp offers children a window into how people, plants and animals come together to create a farm community. Learn about sustainable farming and our food system. Campers will explore life on a farm, learning about how food gets from the field to our plates, plant and animal lifecycles, and have fun outside, playing games and splashing in Rattlesnake Creek. Campers will help plant, harvest and eat vegetables. Call 239-5524 or visit

The Boys & Girls Club Summer Camps, Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30 p.m., Camp fees range from $55-125 per week. Fees are on a sliding scale for both low and middle-income families. If you are applying for a full scholarship or for the sliding scale reduced rate make sure to fill out the scholarship form and attach proof of household income. You can check the sliding fee scale at the end of this packet to see what your rate will be. Please note that there is a $10 reduction per week for additional children, if your rate is $105 2nd child is $95, 3rd is $85. Registration forms available at the office, 1515 Fariview Ave., online at or by calling 542-3116.

Clark Fork School Shooting Stars Preschool Camp for children 3-to-5-years-old. Camps engage children in meaningful and fun place-based education activities, with exceptional educators and a low student to teacher ratio. Join Clark Fork School and enjoy nature’s calming influence, physical activity, and scientific inquiry combined in an educational experience unlike any other in Missoula. Sessions available are Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $62/$93 per week; Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $62/$93 per week; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $31/$46 per week; Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $156/$220. After care is available until 6 p.m. June 8-12, “Birds: Nests and Eggs.” June 15-19, “Messy Science.” June 22-26, “Play Team.” June 29-July 3, “Making Faces.” July 6-10, “Art Studio Naturalists.” July 13-17, “Animal Stories.” July 20-24, “CFS Playhouse.” July 27-31, “Play Team.” Aug. 3-7, “Kids Cooking.” Aug. 10-14, “Rockin’ Rhythms.” For more information, visit or call 728-3395. Clark Fork School is located at 2525 Rattlesnake Drive.

Clark Fork School Kinnikinnick Summer Camp for children in kindergarten through first grade. CFS offers 10 weeks of adventure. Our summer camps engage children in meaningful and fun place-based activities, with exceptional educators and a low student to teacher ratio. Join Clark Fork School and enjoy nature’s calming influence, physical activity, and scientific inquiry combined in an educational experience unlike any other in Missoula. June 8-12, “Secrets of Magic.” June 15-19, “Nature-Crafters.” June 22-26, “Explore the Rattlesnake.” June 29-July 3, “CFS Playhouse.” July 6-10, “Budding Naturalists.” July 13-17, “Bug Life.” July 20-24, “Space Exploriers.” July 23-31, “Culinary Creators.” Aug. 3-7, “Rivers, Rain and Rowboats.” Aug. 10-14, “Discovering Nature’s Rainwbowss.” Each week, camp runs Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Extended care until 6 p.m. is available. The standard cost each week is $200 with discounts for siblings. For more information, visit or call 728-3395. Clark Fork School is located at 2525 Rattlesnake Drive.

Clark Fork School Kids-Niche Summer Camp for children in grades 2-5. CFS offers 10 weeks of adventure. Summer camps engage children in meaningful and fun place-based activities, with exceptional educators and a low student to teacher ratio. Join Clark Fork School and enjoy nature’s calming influence, physical activity, and scientific inquiry combined in an educational experience unlike any other in Missoula. June 8-12, “Secrets of Magic.” June 15-19, “Forest Forts.” June 22-26, “CFS Playhouse.” June 29-July 3, “Mountains’ Majesty.” July 6-10, “We Are a Village.” July 13-17, “Power Wranglers.” July 20-24, “Nature’s Dining Room.” July 27-31, “Naturalist Artists.” Aug. 3-7, “The Power of Play.” Aug. 10-14, “Exploring Missoula.” Each week, camp runs Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Extended care until 6 p.m. is available. The standard cost each week is $200 with discounts for siblings. For more information, visit or call 728-3395. Clark Fork School is located at 2525 Rattlesnake Drive.

Cooking camps

Cooking Camp. Chop, dice, mince, mix, stir, sauté, boil and bake with teacher Suzette Dussault. A week of cooking and eating (and cleaning up.) for ages 8-14. Prepare delicious and nutritious food (including international foods) while learning about good food, food that's good for you, cooking how to's, and kitchen safety. Family dinner or dessert will be served on Thursday or Friday night. Camp offered week of June 23, June 29 and Aug. 23, from 12:30-4:30 each day. $125 (food provided), enrollment limited to 8. Phone 543-4006 to register. Call 543-4006 to register. 

University of Montana Dining Summer Garden and Cooking Camp for grades 6-8, July 13-17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Camp balances gardening and cooking by utilizing the UMD Garden and UM campus as a living-learning laboratory. Campers will experience urban farming from greenhouse propagation to harvest, learn concepts of soil science, coook in a professional kitchen and practice general wellness and health eating. $175 per week, includes lunch, materials and T-shirt. For more information or to register call 243-6325 or email

Equestrian camps

Bitterroot Therapeutic Riding will host equine day camps July through Oct. 1. Enrollment is limited with parental consent and includes challenged riders as well as able-bodied participants. No more than 10 participants are accepted a day, but students may attend more than one day on a space-available basis. Students are required to furnish their own transportation, lunches and snacks. Call Linda Olson 880-6599 for more information. Visit

Flying H Stables Equestrian Camps, 13699 Mullan Road. June 22-24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $295. Flying H Stables has offered its summer equestrian camp for the past 16 years. The camp offers quality, professional and individual instruction in horsemanship in a beautiful ranch setting. Unique experience of getting to know horses, care, feeding and especially riding is what we are known for. For children ages 4-16 who are interested in horses and horse safety. Guest lectures by a farrier, and other horse professionals. Each student will receive a notebook, T-shirt, 8-by-10-inch color photograph of the class and a certificate upon completion. Call 543-RIDE (7433) or visit

Dunrovin Ranch Horse Camp, June 15-19, July 6-10, Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 17-21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with before and after care available. Each camp is divided into two groups dependent on age: grade scholars 8-11-years-old; and middle scholars 12-14-years-old. Safety, responsibility, respect, education, and fun are emphasized. All activities are conducted out of doors. Campers bring their own lunch, snacks, water bottles, and appropriate clothing for each day’s activities. Enrollment is limited. $378 per child for members; $420 for non-members with before-after day care $5 per hour. Call 273-7745 or visit

Theatre and Horses. Dunrovin Ranch and theatre artist Rebecca Schaffer collaborate on this year’s first Theater and Horse Camp. Combine your love of horses and your love of theatre in one week. Campers will create their own performance, design their own set and costumes and work with Dunrovin’s horses, donkeys or poines to create a theatrical presentation. Aug. 10-14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Enrollment limited. $252 per child for members, $280 non-members with before and after care available for $5. Call 273-7745 or visit

Kootenai Creek Ranch Summer Day Camp. A unique one week multidisciplinary horse camp for children ages 7-15, which includes horsemanship, art, dance and drama. Taught by professional riding instructor Malika Coston. No prior riding experience required. Boarding is available for students that would like to use their own horse. June 30-July 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; July 16-18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Aug. 13-15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information and to receive an application form, call 777-3546 or visit

Filmmaking camps

MCAT (Missoula Community Access Television) Film Camps. Wildlife Filmmaking, June 22-26; Animation Camp, July 6-10 and Movie Making Camp, July 27-31. All camps are 1-5 p.m. at 500 N. Higgins Ave., Suite 105. $1100 per week. Call 542-6228 or visit

Montana Film Academy summer filmmaking camp, available for ages 8-18, Roxy Theatre, 718 S. Higgins Ave. June 22-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Learn the principles of filmmaking from start to finish and produce a film. Exploring how to build a story, train on camera and sound, get out shooting and bring it back to the editing room.  Students will learn new skills, collaborate and explore putting their visions onto film. $200. Visit

Girl Scout camps

Girls Scouts of Montana & Wyoming presents week long survival skills camp and water skills camp. For older girls a whitewater rafting trip is Jul 16, backing packing trip in the Bob Marshall, July 28-Aug. 2 ($175) and a raft-camping trip Aug. 12-14 ($100). Plus “SciGirls Club” every Wednesday in May at spectrUM Discover Area. “Camping Skills Workshop, May 16. Rock climbing, June 19. Mountain biking, June 24. Call 1-800-7356-5243 Ext. 2306 or email

Grief camps

Tamarack Grief Resource Center camps. All camps have a sliding scale. For more information or to register, contact Tamarack Grief Resource Center at 541-8472, email or visit

• A Camp to Remember Round-Up, June 22, 4:30-6 p.m.,  Ruby’s Inn & Convention Center, 4825 N. Reserve St. Chance for returning campers to reconnect and for prospective campers to learn about A Camp to Remember and see if one or more of our camps might be right for your child/family. Parents and guardians, accompany children. No registration required. Drop in any time between 4:30 and 6:00pm for games and fun and registration info.

• A Camp to Remember- Day Camp, Missoula, July 20-23. ACTR Day Camp brings all the magic of the camp experience to Missoula for four fabulous days of fun and healing for kids ages 5-11 who are grieving the death of a parent or sibling. Camp days blend traditional summer fun activities with chances to honor loved ones through creativity, stories, and ritual. 

• 19th annual A Camp to Remember- Flathead Youth Camp, Aug. 17-20. Opportunity for youth ages 8-14 grieving the death of a family member to connect with others in an enjoyable, relaxing environment. Time to play, create, and explore is interspersed with chances to honor and remember. A Camp to Remember is staffed with an volunteer CARE team and the Director and Coordinator have a cumulative experience of over 100 camps.  • A Camp to Remember- Family Camp, Flathead Lake, Oct. 23-25. At ACTR Family Camp we honor individual responses to grief while strengthening the entire family system. Bring the whole family to camp.  

Health camps

Summer Asthma Camp. The American Lung Association’s Huff N’ Puff Asthma Education is at Camp Child near Helena, July 12-17. For children grades 3-8. $100. Camp applications are available at most doctor’s offices, health departments and schools. For more information, call (406) 442-9622.

Camp Mak-A-Dream offers medically supervised, cost-free camp programs for children, young adults and families affected by cancer at its 87-acre facility in Gold Creek. Cancer patients and survivors in all stages of cancer therapy are welcome. Call 549-5987, email or visit Cost-free program: Heads Up Conference for ages 13-18, diagnosed with a brain tumor, July 6-12. Teen Camp for ages 15-18 diagnosed with cancer, June 27-July 3. Siblings camp for siblings and children of cancer patients, July 15-20 for ages 6-13 and July 23-28 for ages 13-17. Kids Camp for ages 6-14 diagnosed with cancer, July 31-Aug. 5.

History camps

Homestead Camp at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. July 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 8-13. Step back in time and experience life during Montana’s homestead boom with the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. Campers will experience the trials, tribulations and triumphs of setting up a homestead at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Hands-on activities will help campers develop homestead worthy skills and learn about the technology available to homesteaders including steam power, forest management, agricultural sciences and cooking. Visits to neighboring historic sites will help campers see their homestead in the wider Montana landscape. $150, 10% discount for museum members.  Registration deadline July 10. Call Kristjana Eyjólfsson 406-728-3476 Ext. 3 or email

Daly Mansion’s annual Youth History Camp, 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton, June 22-25. Grades 4-8. Campers will tour the valley visiting and exploring various historic sites in the Bitterroot Valley such as the Darby Pioneer Museum, Fort Owen State Park and the Victor Heritage Museum. The last day will be spent with campers presenting their mansion “favorite things” to friends and family, and an ice cream social. To register or for more information, call 363-6004, Ext. 2. 

Language camps

Missoula International School Spanish Immersion Summer Camps, 1100 Harrison St. Call 542-9924, email or visit

 • ¡Comida Maravillosa. Food Glorious Food. June 22-26, ages 4-11. $175 for full day, $120 for half day. From baking bread and empanadas to making traditional Bolivian fruit salad and tortillas, children will get a flavor for Latin American cuisine.

• ¡Viva la Musica. ¡Bailamos. Hooray for  Music. June 29-July 3, ages 4-11,  $175 for full day, $120 for half day. Children will learn a variety of songs from around the world, many of which are used as the basis of games.

• LEGO Robotics. June 29-July 2, ages 4-8, 9 am.-1 p.m. $135.  Students will use computers and LEGO materials to create robotic projects. This class will be taught in English.

• Poetry in Nature with Gillian Kessler, June 29-July 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., ages 7-11.  $125. Be inspired to create beautiful poetry as students explore our amazing town.  This class will be taught in English.

• Arte is Spanish for Art. July 6-10, ages 4-11. $175 for full day, $120 for half day. Camp focuses on Latin American art.

• Todo el Mundo es un Teatro, "All the World's a Stage," July 13-17, ages 4-11. Cost $175 for full day, $120 for half day. Camp explores Latin American storytelling and theatre. 

• Cultural Adventure with Mishel Vatoussis, July 20-24, ages 4-11.  $175 for full day, $120 for half day. Explore the Latin American culture through language, music and art.

• ¡Grandiosas Actividades al Aire Libre. "The Great Outdoors," July 27-31, ages 4-11. $175 for full day, $120 for half day. Explore the various plants and animals that are part of the Montana landscape.

• LEGO Robotics and Minecraft. July 27-31, ages 7-12. $199. Use the program Minecraft to live, build and survive in an online world. This class will be taught in English.

• "Fun & Games," Aug. 3-7, ages 4-11. $175 for full day, $120 for half day.  Learn how to play traditional games from all over the world.

• A tour through Latin America, Aug. 10-14, ages 4-11. Cost $175 for full day, $120 for half day. 

• "It’s off to school we go." Aug. 17-21, ages 3-5.  $175 for full day, $120 for half day. Designed to help students get back into the school routine.   

• Technology Rocks. Aug. 17-21, ages 7-12. $199. Build a LEGO robot, create video games and learn simple coding through SCRATCH.  Design and print a 3D object using Tinkercad. This class will be taught in English.

• ¡Grandiosas Actividades al Aire Libre. Aug. 24-28, ages 4-11. $175 for full day, $120 for half day. Head outdoors  to explore Missoula.

Alliance Francaise Summer French Camp, July 19-25, Georgetown Lake. Spend a week learning the French language and culture while eating French food, enjoying sports, games and swimming. All skill levels welcome, ages 8-15. $425 before June 1, $475 after. Registration information and material available at Send registration and payment to the Alliance Francaise Summer Camp, PO Box 1394, Missoula, MT 59806. Contact Katie Wyskiver, (406) 241-6326 with questions.

French Camp week of July 13, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Would you like to speak French? Voulez-vous parler français? Learn French with native Missoulian and teacher Suzette Dussault. Learn about the food, games, songs, and customs of France while learning to speak French. Ages 8-14. $75 week, enrollment limited to eight. Call 543-4006 to register.  

Music camps

Yoga and Music Summer Camps at Peaceful Heart Yoga with Jess Matthiae from Peaceful Heart Yoga and Callie Monroe from All Together Now Music. Yoga and mindfulness through fun and engaging movement, activities, games and art designed just for kids. Music through songs, drumming and instrument exploration and creation. Mindfulness, self-awareness and emotional empowerment woven into daily routine. All-around community building and heart centering; a respectful, kind, conscious environment. Organic snacks, non-chemical cleaners and small groups. Ages 4-11 (approximately, exceptions can be made on a case by case basis). Limited to 14 kids each week. July 27-31, Aug. 10-14 and Aug. 17-21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (before and after care can possibly be arranged).  Peaceful Heart Yoga,  725 W. Alder No. 3. $160/week. Go to for more info and to print a registration form. Email or call 239-9642.

Suzuki Institute of the Rockies, Suzuki Summer Institute July 26-31, University of Montana’s Music Building. Violin camp for ages 3 and up that study Suzuki violin. Pre-twinkles to advance level. There are many enrichment classes to choose from as well as the core Suzuki classes. See website for more information,

Missoula County Public Schools Summer Music Camps, June 15-26. Students entering fifth grade: band and orchestra lessons; students entering sixth grade: intermediate lessons and ensembles; students entering seventh/eighth grade: advanced lessons and ensembles. A fun and positive atmosphere to continue making music beyond the regular school year. Give your incoming 5th grade student a jump start on their band or orchestra experience. Older students can hone their skills or try a new instrument. For more information, visit the website or call 542-4030. Class lists, times and registration forms available at

20th annual Montana Fiddle Camp, Monarch. June 7-12, 14-19. Fiddle instructors, Bobby Hicks of Marshall, North Carolina; Lynn “Chirps” Smith of Whitewater, Wisconsin; Adrianna Ciccone of Boston; Laura Dalbey of Billings and Shelby Rae Russell of Idaho Fall. Guitar instructors, Mike Dowling of Dubois, Wyoming; Bill McKay of Laramie, Wyoming; Mandonlin instructors John Reishman of Vancouver, Canada, and Reidy Buckley of Bismark, North Dakota; Banjo instructor Craig Korth of Nelson, British Colubmia. Students 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Call (406) 320-1150 or (406) 736-5391 or visit Montana

Tangled Tones Summer Camps at Tangled Tones Music Studio, 2005 South Ave. W.  For more details and to register online visit or call 396-3352.

• Summer of Rock, July 6-10, 9 am.-2 p.m. for ages 8-11. Form a band, record as a band, West-African hand drumming, meet local performers, perform a live show. $225 by May 15; $250 after. Intermediate/Advanced session for ages 12 and up, July 20-24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $265 if registered by May 15, $290 after.

• Digital Recording Camp “Record Your Own Music.” Aug. 10-14, ages 12 and up. Introduction to Recording. July 21-25, ages 13 and up, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Intensive Intermediate Recording. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (extra recording hours after camp for additional fee). Hands on experience with professional recording equipment and software; learn to set up your home computer to record; wake up every morning at camp with West-African hand drumming; record and edit your own songs. Each participant receives a DVD & CD of a group music video and their music. Limited to 10 participants. All campers will get individual time on a computer to work on their own compositions. The recording lab offers five Mac computers running Garage Band, iMovie, and other recording programs. $225 if registered by June 1; $250 after.

University of Montana Music Camps.  Call 243-6880 or Visit

• Band Camp, June 21-27. For students entering grades 7 to high school graduate. Participants  will enjoy full concert band, small ensemble, and solo performance opportunities. Students interested in jazz will have the opportunity to participate in jazz combos, theory, listening, big band,and jazz improvisation classes. Optional classes include Conducting, Composing Music online, Jazz Improvisation, Private Lessons, and  more. $450 resident camper fee (includes room and board, recreational activities, T-shirt and group photo). $225 commuter/in town camp fee. 

 Choir Camp, June 21-27. For students entering grades 9 to high school graduate. Vocalists will sing in the camp's major choral ensembles as well as other chamber vocal ensembles. Choral participants receive daily instruction in sight-reading and theory. Also available are voice master classes, private voice lessons, and classes on special topics including techniques of singing, performance and musicianship.$550 resident camper fee (includes room and board, recreational activities, T-shirt and group photo). $350 commuter/in town camp fee. 

• Piano Camp, June 12-18. For students entering grades 9 to high school graduate. Students participate in piano lessons, piano teams, keyboard skills and improvisation classes, master classes, and special topics sessions. A full array of social and recreational activities rounds out an inspiring and fun-filled week. Enrollment is limited, so early registration is encouraged. $550 resident camper fee (includes room and board, recreational activities, T-shirt and group photo). $350 commuter/in town camp fee. 

• String Camp, June 21-27. For students entering grades 9 to high school graduate. Students will participate in daily string orchestra and chamber music rehearsals. Students will also attend daily classes such as theory, special topics classes and instrument master classes.We encourage pre-formed groups and individuals to apply. Rehearsal and chamber music coaching time will be spent working on aspects of ensemble,rehearsal skills and musical style. In addition, some off campus performances will be scheduled and private lessons will be available if desired. 

Boulder River Rhythm Camp, June 24-28, Camp Mimanagish, south of Big Timber. Join Drum Brothers and friends for days filled with rhythm classes, song circles, the option to build a drum, and African dances taught by Tracy Topp. Register for two, three or four nights. All ability levels welcome. Visit or call 531-8109.

Outdoor/adventure camps

Swift Nature Camp, For boys and girls ages 6-15; two, three and six weeks. The focus is to blend traditional summer camp activities while increasing a child's appreciation for nature, science and the environment. The special Discovery Camp is a nurturing program for first-time overnight campers, offering additional staff to provide support and encouragement to overcome homesickness and build confidence. The program welcomes no more than 50 first-time campers, and the special attention that this intimate group receives is the reason that more than 92% of them wish to return. Camp offers traditional summer camp activities along with an environmental focus. 

Lewis & Clark Adventure Camp, July 20-24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dunrovin Ranch. Kids learn through the experience the adventures of Captain Meriwether Lewis, Captain William Clark, their crew and the tribes that guided them along their journey. Raft the Bitteroot River, learn about the animals that Lewis and Clark many have hunted, shoot bows and arrows as well as BB guns, visit Travelers’ Rest State Park, hike a portion of the Lewis and Clark Trail and enjoy the waters of Lolo Hot Springs. Enrollment limited. $270 per child for members, $300 non-members with before and after care available. Call 273-7745 or visit

Wet & Wild Adventures. July 13-15 and July 27-31. Dunrovin Ranch hosts two weeks of river fun showcasing some of Missoulian’s favorite river activities. Campers will start the week exploring rivers, learning about aquatic insects with the Watershed Education network and fishing with “The Fish Guy.” Zootown Surfers will bring thrills with river rafting on the Alberton Gorge and a day spent getting feet wet learning how to kayak. Wrap up the week floaing down the Bitterroot River riding on stand up paddle boards. Enrollment limited. $378 per child for members, $420 non-members with before and after care available. Call 273-7745 or visit

Gettin' Primitive and Goin' Primal summer wilderness encampments for boys and girls, ages 7-13, Sky Ranch at Rock Creek, Clinton. Teaching wilderness skills that serve a lifetime; adventure, exploration and creative play; inspiring curiosity, confidence and camaraderie; fostering relationship between the generations; connecting to what is wild and wonderful. June 12-14,  beginner skills, $155; July 9-12, beginner and intermediate skills, $215. Teachings include tracking, fire making and shelter building; longbow archery, knots and lashing and orienteering; forest and grassland ecology; edible and poisonous plant identification; storytelling, creative craft and music making. Tuition includes all meals. For more information visit

Junior Smokejumper Day Camp. For boys and girls ages 6-12. It is a two hour day camp that is available on weekdays throughout the summer (from Memorial Day to Labor Day). Dates and times are by appointment; advanced reservations required. The Junior Smokejumper program includes fire experiments, the opportunity to check out the smokejumper base and try on a jump suit. The camp is located at the Missoula Smokejumper Base at 5765 W. Broadway St. To set up a day and time, call the Visitor Center 329-4934 or email The program is free for everyone.

GUTS (Girls Using Their Strengths). A girls outdoor leadership program sponsored by YWCA Missoula, for girls ages 9-18. Call 543-6691, or download application at Pick up and drop off for all overnight camps is at the YWCA Missoula office, 1130 W. Broadway. Drop off for overnight trips is at 9 a.m. on the first day of the trip. Pick up for overnight trips is at 5 p.m. on the last day of the trip. 

• Youth Leadership Training Trip (ages 16 and older), June 15-19. This trip is for experienced GUTS. girls who are ready to take their leadership to the next level. This trip will focus on outdoor leadership training, backcountry skills, etc. at Moose Lake Cabin in the Pintlers. After completion of the training, girls will be eligible to volunteer on any of the other GUTS. trips.

• Girls on Wheels Bike Adventure. (ages 9-11), June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Pick up and drop off at Currents. Gain basic bike maintenance skills while navigating Missoula. The group will try out fun service projects (Garden City Harvest and AniMeals) and the afternoons dancing, trying out art, hula-hooping, swimming, rock climbing.

• Wild Horse Island Adventure,  July 7-12. Designed for first time GUTS. Adventurers ages 11-13. Based in the Flathead Valley and Wild Horse Island, girls will kayak in Flathead Lake, geocache their way around Wild Horse Island and try out a one-night backpacking trip.

• Seeley Swan Valley Backpacking Adventure, ages 14-18, July 18-23. For new and returning High School GUTS. girls, this trip will explore the Seeley Swan Valley. Girls must have backpacking experience and be ready for a four-day, three-night backpack. Complete service learning projects and try Stand Up Paddleboarding.

• Bitterroot Adventure, ages 11-13), Aug. 1-6. Designed for middle school girls who have attended at least one previous Summer Outdoor Adventure. Girls will get their hands dirty on an organic farm, explore river ecology, wilderness skills, and take in the Bitterroot valley and mountains on a three-day, two-night backpacking trip.

Zoo Town Surfers. Zoo Town Surfers has provided quality youth kayaking instruction and programs since 2004. Instructors are dedicated kayakers and lead instructors are also certified ACA instructors and swiftwater rescue technicians. All of the youth programs focus on kayaking techniques, river awareness, responsibility, conservation, and of course, fun. The youth kayak club creates the opportunity for local teens to kayak safely through a fun and supportive club atmosphere. Students in the youth kayak club are organized into three different groups: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The club meets on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Any student in a more advanced group may also join a group with less experience on any given day. $500 for all summer. Call 546-0370 for more info or go to

The 29th annual Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp (MNRYC), July 14-17,  Lubrecht Experimental Forest, 30 miles east of Missoula. The camp provides opportunity for high school-age students to study in a Montana outdoor setting the scientific principles, economic realities, historical heritage, and social perspectives of natural resources and their management, raft a local scenic river, participate in summer camp activities and enjoy hands-on learning-through-discovery. Camp fee is $200. An optional program, the Conservation Leadership School (CLS) will also be offered for returning campers, age 16-18 ($250). CLS includes an overnight camping trip into the mountains. Campers in both programs learn about wildlife, forests, streams, soils, geology, range lands, and multiple land-use and the challenges of applying these disciplines in on-the-ground management. In between the field sessions, taught largely by natural resource agency and industry professionals, campers will spend a half-day rafting the Alberton Gorge, participate in special evening programs, interact with guest speakers, and experience hands-on learning-through-discovery. More information as well as the camp application are available at Contact Martin Twer, 243-2775,

Missoula Outdoor Learning Adventures (MOLA) 16th annual Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp for 2015.  MOLA operates week-long sessions June 8-Aug. 28, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Extended hours early or late available at additional cost with advance notice. Rendezvous location is Kiwanis Park in downtown Missoula. Each week kids get to hike, bike, raft, climb, canoe, swim, and camp. Kids learn leadership, self-confidence, teamwork, outdoor skills, and appreciation for the nature, all while making new friends and improving fitness. Open to kindergarten through elementary school, middle school and high school. Age groups are typically 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-14. Leader-In-Training options are available for ages 15 and older.  Kids participate in a different activity each day, Monday through Friday, with a camp-out on Thursday nights. Parents are welcome to join  anytime. $180/week. Contact MOLA by email at, or by phone or text at 240-2458.

Wildlife Explorer's Camp. July 22-25. Explore the wild diversity of the Swan Valley. Ages 9-13 are invited to discover the place where adventure and science meet. Campers will join experienced staff in investigating the area’s abundant wetlands and identifying their aquatic life, reading animal tracks to reveal the hidden life of the forest, monitoring elusive wildlife with game cameras, searching for rare species with radio telemetry technology, scouting alpine lakes for native fish, and more. Camp is based out of a historic​ homestead-era facility on the Swan River. Parents are invited on the final day of camp for a Wildlife Video Festival of camper-created videos. Partial scholarships available. $200 covers all food and lodging. Space is limited. Registration deadline  June 26. Call or text 203-6408 or register online at

Performing arts camps

Missoula Children’s Theatre day camps are a fun rehearsal process for an original MCT musical. Kids audition, are cast in a role, rehearse, and perform in the show. Space is limited, and registration is available to kids entering 1-12 grade. Register at, at 728-7529, or in person at the MCT box office. Day camp is Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $180 per day camp. Register two weeks prior to camp to receive early registration discount of $20. Aftercare is available 4-5:30 p.m. for $30. Performances are Saturday or Sunday at 3 and 5 p.m.; you choose the show day when you register your child. Two show tickets are included in the registration.

• Day Camp 1: "Jack and the Beanstalk,"  June 22-26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

• Day Camp 2: "The Frog Prince,"  July 6-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  

• Day Camp 3: "Rumpelstiltskin,"  July 20-24,  9 a.m.- 4 p.m. 

River Street Dance Theater in Hamilton presents "Two Weeks -Twice the Fun", July 13 - 17 and Aug. 3-7.  In the July workshop there will be two groups learning creative movement and modern technique: 3 to 5 years and 6 to 8 years.  There will be a second week Aug. 10 - 14 for two groups ages 9-12 years and 13 and older.  The styles taught will be modern, jazz, tap and ballet.  For a brochure call the studio at 363-1203.

Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre Summer Camp, “Cinderella,” for ages 5-10, June 15- 19, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2704 Brooks St. A magical summer workshop that combines ballet, art and music and culminates in a performance for family on June 19. For more information and registration, visit, email or call 549-5155.

Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre, “So You Think You Can Dance,” for ages 8 and up, June 15-19, 2-5 p.m., 2704 Brooks St. Classes in contemporary, hip-hop and tap with guest choreographers and performance on Friday, June 19. Registration form available at, email or call 549-5155.

Teresa Waldorf’s 19th annual Summer Theatre Day Camp, University of Montana’s Dennison Theatre, July 13-18, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for kindergarten-high school. Classes (9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) in acting, improv, musical theatre, movement, creative drama and stage combat. Rehearsal (2:30-4 p.m.) for the showcase performance on Saturday. Bring your own sack lunch for lunch on the lawn, 11:390-12:30 p.m. Special adventures Friday includes pie throwing 101, the pony-off, water theater Olympics, karaoke smackdown, campus flash mobs, the return of Mystery Soap Opera Game Show Theatre. Special camp T-shirt coloring contest for children grades K-2. , Performance Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $175. Call 721-6722, mail registration to 208 Pattee Canyon Drive, Missoula, MT 59803 or register on the website,

Slapstick Comedy with instructor Rebecca Schaffer, June 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W.  For students ages 6-12, $80 members, $90 non-members. Learn the fundamentals of physical comedy, including how to run into walls, trip and fall and engage in fisticuffs all in the name of having a good old-fashioned, side-splitting good time. Showcase during last session. Call 549-7555 or visit

On Center Performing Arts Studio. Summer Classes. All summer programs have a $30 registration fee. Call for details on registering for camps and classes. (406) 542-0730. Visit “Use It or Lose It.”. Technique classes – keep your skills up over the summer, June 23-July 31. Baby Ballet (must be potty trained), ages 2-3, Tuesday, 6 p.m. and Wednesday, 5:15 p.m. Pre Ballet Tap, ages 4-6, Tuesday, 6 p.m. and Wednesday, 5:15 p.m. Ballet/Jazz/Hip Hop Combo class, ages 7-11, Tuesday, 6 p.m. and Wednesday 5:.5 p.m. Ballet/Jazz/Hip Hop Combo class, ages 12 and older, Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. Jr./Pre Ap Ballet, ages 7-12, Tuesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. Ap/Sr Ballet, ages 12 and older, Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Jr./Pre Ap Jazz, ages 7-12, Tuesday, 5 p.m.; Jr/Pre Ap Hip Hop, ages 7-12, Wednesday 5:15 p.m.; Ap/Sr Hip Hop, ages 12 and older, Wednesday 6:15 p.m. Jr/Pre Ap Contemporary, ages 7-12, Thursday 5 p.m.; A./Sr. Contemporary, ages 12 and older, Thursday 3:30 p.m. Beginning Tap, Tuesday, 5 p.m. Jr/Pre Ap Tap, ages 7-12, Tuesday, 6 p.m. Ap/Sr Tap, ages 12 and older, Thursday, 5 p.m.

• Upstart Performing Arts Camp, ages 4-7, June 22-26 and July 20-24. Camps include classes in ballet, jazz, tap, acting, voice, arts, crafts and culminates in a “Rising Star” performance for their families. Full day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or half day (9 a.m.-noon or noon-3 p.m.) Full day $175 for full week; half day $95 for full week.

• Summer Intensive Camp, Aug. 17-21. Designed to develop a versatile performing artist. Focusing on ballet, tap, jazz and musical theatre. Ages 7-9 Junior Camp (some dance recommended), $250. Ages 10-13, Pre-Ap/Apprentice Camp (experience required), $275. Ages 13-adult, Senior Camp (experience required, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $275.

Kids' Mystery Dinner Party. Week of July 27 and Aug. 17, 12:30-4:30 p.m.  “It was a dark and stormy night…at a dinner party of the rich and famous, the guests had just sat down to enjoy the first course of a sumptuous feast of “la cuisine française”, when, in “un coup de tonnerre”, the lights went out, and Mme Très Riche let out a piercing scream: her late husband’s most precious crown jewels had been snatched from her neck . Who committed this audacious crime ? Help solve the mystery while preparing and enjoying “un diner elegant.”  $100, enrollment is limited to 8. Phone Suzette Dussault at 543-4006 to register.  

Summer Youth Theater Workshop, June 15-19, 22-26, 9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse. For students ages 6-14. Youth acting workshop ends with a show highlighting your new theatrical skills on June 27. Led by Doreen Roos, veteran of many stages and plays. $150. Call 777-2722 to register or for more information.

Ballet Arts Academy DANCEcamp for kids, ages 3-10, June 15-19 and July 20-24, “Adventures in Classical Ballet.” Intermediate Intensive, ages 11-14, July 13-17, classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern and choreography. Advanced Intensive (intermediate/advanced level dancers ages 14 and up), Aug. 10-14, classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern and choreography. Ballet Arts Academy is located at 1620 Rodgers St., Suite 3. Call 549-3081 or email

The Missoula Irish Dancers Summer Camp. Beginner class,  8:45-10:15 a.m. (other classes are later in the day-times to be announced). Boys and girls ages 5-18 welcome. Room 035 PARTV Center at the University of Montana. $80 ($10 off per additional sibling). includes a t-shirt. Contact for more information.

Photography camps

Kids Photography Class. Week of July 6, July 20 and Aug. 10, 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Want to explore the many interesting, fascinating, and unique places your hometown has to offer? Learn how to use your digital camera with photographer Suzette Dussault. Friday art opening for family and friends.  $100 per week, enrollment limited to 6. Phone 543-4006 for information and to register.  

Religious camps

Missoula Alliance Church, 100 E. Foss Ct., will be hosting Summer Adventure Week, June 15-19. The theme is "From Creation to the Cross." This is a free camp open to children entering grades 1-6. Dramas, crafts, experiments, games and snacks will all be part of the fun. To register, call 251-3983 or

Big Sky Bible Camp. A non-denominational, evangelical, non-charismatic Bible teaching ministry. The stated goals are to bring people to know the Lord Jesus personally as Savior and Lord, and then to lead them in steps of personal Christian growth. Located on the west side of the Rockies, about 100 miles north of Missoula, the 220-acre camp property is located on an 80 acre lake. About 40 minutes from Glacier National Park and about 4 or 5 miles north of the town of Bigfork. Summer youth camps that are held June – August – four weeks for juniors (grades 3-6), two weeks for junior high (grades 6-8), one week for high schoolers, and two weeks for people with disabilities. There are also backpacking trips going out from mid-July through mid-August. Register online at or call (406) 837-4864.

Dickey Lake Bible Camp, Trego. Family Camp, July 3-5; Junior Camp (kids entering grades 4-6) July 6-10; Junior High Boys camp (boys entering grades 6-9) July 13-17; Junior High Girls camp (girls entering grades 6-9) July 20-24; High School Camp (boys and girls entering grades 9-graduation) July 27-31. 1. On-line registration or mail in registration forms can be found at If you are interested in being a counselor, the application can be found on the website. Send questions to

Camp Utmost – A non-denominational Christian camp operated by Rocky Mountain Bible Mission since 1958, located just off Highway 200 at mile 30 1/2, near Clearwater Junction between Missoula and Seeley Lake. In the heart of an outdoor recreation area, a week of camp provides a variety of activities utilizing on-site facilities as well as nearby rivers, lakes and forests including Bible study and teaching, rafting, canoeing, swimming, archery and rifle skills and safety, water slide, crafts, times of worship and many other on-site games and activities. Each week of camp cost $120 with a discount of $10 given to those registered at least 10 days before each camp starts.   Grades 8-9, co-ed, June 15-20; boys grades 6-7, June 22-26; girls grades 6-7, July 6-10; boys grades 4-5, July 13-17; girls grades 4-5, July 20-24. A high school co-ed camp, July 24-27,  $105. Information and registration available online at, call (406) 244-0049 or email at

Glacier Camp. Since 1931, kids have been having the time of their lives at Glacier Camp, where we aspire to help your child have both the most memorable week of their summer and an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ. Located on the west shore of beautiful Flathead Lake, just six miles south of Lakeside, there are camps for children ages 5-18 as well as summer programs for adults of all ages. New this year is GrandCamp, an opportunity for grandparents and grandkids to camp together (private rooms in Spruce Lodge). Other special programming includes Horse Camp, two Mini Camp sessions and Day Camp. All camps feature traditional camp activities, including archery, hiking, crafts, and waterfront activities, including our awesome water trampoline. To learn more or register, visit, call (406) 844-2114 or email

Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp. Located on the western shores of beautiful Flathead Lake, FLBC offers overnight camps for children entering grades 3 to 12. Camps are offered June 14-Aug. 14. Camp programs include: basketball camp, choir camp, sailing, horseback riding, outback camping, backpacking, whitewater rafting, and more. Camp scholarships available to families in need. Open to everyone. Register either online at or call (406) 752-6602.

Camp Perea is an outreach adventure camp for teens (middle/high school age) that puts them in the center of awesome activities such as white water rafting, rock climbing and backpacking all while being a safe place to hear more about Jesus and develop life changing relationships between leaders and friends. Visit for more information or to register.

Science camps

Game and Mobile Application Programming Camp for middle school students, July 27-31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Interested in learning how to program mobile games? What to learn more about computers? Spend a week this summer with experts in the Computer Science Department at the University of Montana to create interactive apps and games for phones, tablets, and computers using a number of technologies. Explore the world of computer programming and discover the exciting possibilities of this emerging technology. Feel free to bring all iPods, iPads, Android tablets and phones. $225. Contact Michael Cassens at or 370-1684.

Game Programming Camp for high school students, Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-noon. Ready to have some fun programming? Let’s create games and applications using Android, Codea, HTML5, XNA for Xbox 360, Python, Processing, Game Maker, and Java. We will explore different programming languages and build games throughout this week long camp. Come join us this summer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Montana for game programming. Cost $185. Contact Michael Cassens,; 370-1684.

Montana Natural History Center Summer Science Discovery Day Camps. 120 Hickory St. Phone 327-0405 or visit Full-day camps, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Before and after care is available free from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Camps begin and end at MNHC, 120 Hickory St. Camps include field trips to surrounding areas. Camps costs before June for for pre-K camps are $176 members, $198 non-members; $195/$220 after June 1. K-5 camp costs $158 members, $176 non-members; $175/$195 after June 1. Scholarships are available. MNHC memberships can be purchased annually for $50 per family. Ages: Camp themes and content are geared towards students in a specific grade range. This allows our instructors to plan activities that work best for students in those grades.

•  “Mini Biologists,” June 15-19, study insects, mammals, scat and track.

• “Nature’s Music,” July 6-10, learn about sounds we hear in nature every day.

• “Micro Meanders,” July 20-24, investigate the garden outside MNHC using your hand lenses.

• “Waddling Waders,” Aug. 3-7, seek out different kinds of animals that live in water.

 •“Predator Prowl,” June 22-26, learn about predators in Missoula.

•  “Incredible Insects,” July 13-17.

• “Hooray for Habitats. July 27-3, explore around MNHC, Fort Missoula and Council Grove to see what makes each site an excellence place to live for critters.

•  “Wonderful Wetlands,” Aug. 10-14, explore nearby aquatic habitats.

•  “Jr. Survivor,” June 15-19, learn about building shelters, how to stay safe and not get lost and more.

• “Go Fish,” June 22-26, in addition to fishing, learn about aquatic invertebrates.

• “Montana Mammals,” June 29-July 3, Take a trip to the Bison Range  and learn about mammals that live nearby.

• “Rockin’ Rocks I,” June 29-July 3,  make your own fossils, start a rock collection, mine for gemstones.

• “Nature Art,” July 6-10, make jewelry and art using natural materials.

• “Tracks and Scat,” July 13-17, explore local areas and look for signs of wildlife.

• “Things with Wings,” July 20-24, identify birds, learn bird calls and more.

• “Fire Camp.” July 27-31, visit the fire lab at the Smokejumper's Center, do experiments and more.

• “Rockin’ Rocks II,” Aug. 3-7, make your own fossils, start a rock collection, mine for gemstones.

• “Wild About Water,” Aug. 3-7, explore aquatic habitats around Missoula and learn about the water cycl.

• “Junior Naturalists,” Aug. 10-14, hike trails around Missoula and Seeley Lake.

• “Bazillions of Bugs,” Aug. 10-14, investigate what makes insects so special.

• “Mineral Madness,” June 15-19, explore minerals and rocks through fun activities.

• “Theatre and Nature,” June 22-26, produce a nature themed play.

• “Bugs and Slugs,” June 20-July 3, look for insects and other invertebrates using nets, hand lenses and microscopes.

• “Wild Explorers,” July 6-10, explore trails in Seeley Lake and the Nine Mile.

• “Animal Adventures,” July 13-17, spend the days with Animal Wonders in Potomac.

•  “Into the Wild,” July 20-24, spend a week in the woods including an overnight backpacking trip.

• “Hooked on Fishing,” July 27-31, learn about stream ecology, fish in Montana and how to catch the big one.

• “Outdoor Adventures,” Aug. 3-7, learn about archery, do some fishing, orienteering and map reading.

•  “Super Scientists,” Aug. 10-14.

Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program that is supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), June 22-26, C.S. Porter Middle School, for students entering grades one-six Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. Through hands-on programming, Camp Invention encourages children in grades 1-6 to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum inspired by some the world’s great inventors. Camp Invention, the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the Collegiate Inventors Competition serve as the authority on inspiring invention and compose Invent Now. This year’s Camp Invention curriculum is called Illuminate and will encourage children to explore their inventiveness in the Design Studio: Illuminate module, investigating circuits and taking on a nature-inspired design challenge.  For additional information, visit

SpectrUM Discovery Area Summer Camps 2015. Scholarships available for families in need. Participants bring own lunch. To sign up, call 728-STEM (7836).

• “Get Set to Be a Vet,” ages 6-9, June 15-19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $220. Experience the careers of veterinarians, discover how to take better care of your pets and make dog treats. 

• “Robotics,” ages 8-11, June 15-19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220. Explore the amazing world of robotics by programming robots that move, talk, see, and sense their surroundings.  

• “Little Explorers: Chemistry,” ages 3-4, June 15-16, 9 a.m.-noon. $50.

• “Little Explorers: Chemistry,” ages 4-5, June 22-23, 9 a.m.-noon. $50.

• “Aquatic Robotics,” ages 10-14, June 22-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $135.  Work in teams to construct a variety of underwater robot designs while investigating weight and buoyancy. Explore ocean engineering concepts, learn basic skills in ship and submarine design, and test out the remotely operated vehicles in the Grizzly Pool and Clark Fork River.

• “Camp Contraption,” ages 7-10, June 22-26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220.  Create Rube Goldberg Devices, flying contraptions, catapults, bridges, and more. Explore the engineering design process to create super bouncy balloons and windmills.  

• “Rocket Science,” ages 9-12, June 22-26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220.  Design high-flying stomp rockets and learn how to determine how high they fly.  

• “Explosive Chemistry,” ages 10-14, June 29- July 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $175.   Make your own sparklers and conduct exciting chemistry experiments. Study the properties of matter and chemical reactions with liquid nitrogen, slime, and dry ice.  

• “Crime Scene Investigation,” ages 8-11, June 29- July 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $135.  Work with a team to map the crime, examine fibers under a microscope, and fingerprint suspects. You are the detective, and you must use all the forensic tools you have to crack the case. This camp will take place at spectrUM Downtown.

• “Biology Boot Camp,” ages 8-11, July 6-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220 Investigate the form and function of a variety of animal organs through the process of dissection. Learn how a heart beats, explore medical careers, and get hands-on with Sim Man, who needs your help to stay healthy.

• “Get Set to Be a Vet,” ages 6-9, July 6-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220. Experience the careers of veterinarians, discover how to take better care of your pets and make dog treats.  

• “Little Explorers: Get Magnetic,” ages 3-4, July 6-7, 9 a.m.-noon. $50.

• “Little Explorers: Get Magnetic,” ages 4-5, July 13-14, 9 a.m.-noon. $50.

• “Robotics,” ages 9-12, July 13-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220. Program robots that move, talk, see, and sense their surroundings.  

• “Magic of Chemistry,” ages 7-10, July 13-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220. Explore the fascinating world of chemistry as you extract DNA, isolate copper with electrolysis, create exploding elephant toothpaste, and more.

• “3D Printing,” ages 10-14, July 20- 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $135.  Create designs on the computer, and print them out using spectrUM’s 3D printer.  

• “Energy Explorers,” ages 8-12, July 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220. Explore nutrition and exercise science. You’ll learn about how what you put into your body is transformed into energy and how your body uses energy. 

• “Biodesign Engineers,” ages 9-12, July 27-31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220. Learn how to conserve natural resources, reduce waste, reuse trash, and recycle materials. Learn how wind, solar, and hydroelectric power work and build your own mini-generators.  

• “Tech Club: Technology Tasters,” ages 6-9, July 27-31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220. Experiment with all kinds of things you can do with electricity and technology.  

• “Pirate Adventures,” ages 6-9, Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220  Make your own telescope, talk about the life of a pirate and what happens when you lose an eye.  

• “Tech Club: Virtual Worlds,” ages 10-14, Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220. Create your own animated movie or game with iStop Motion Animation and MIT-created Scratch programs. 

• “Cosmic Cadets,” ages 8-12, Aug. 10-13, sleepover Aug. 14, 6 p.m.-9:30 a.m. $220.  Explore the cratered surfaces of planets and moons, make a comet, explore distant galaxies, train like an astronaut and visit a planetarium.  

• “Robotics,” ages 7-10, Aug. 10-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220.  Program robots that move, talk, see, and sense their surroundings.  

• “SciGirls: Get Tech.” ages 9-13, Aug. 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220. Learn how to send digital messages, learn about circuits as you create electric dough creatures, create your own high-tech fashion, and build and program LEGO robots.

• “Best in Show,” ages 6-9, Aug. 17- 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $220.   Explore a different science topic each day.

Glacier Institute offers Youth Science Adventure Camps at the Big Creek Outdoor Education Campus along the North Fork of the Flathead River adjacent to Glacier National Park. To register, contact the Kalispell Main Office, (406) 755-1211, or visit Grizzly Cub Mini Camp, June 14-16, ages 7-9, $125; Bullfrog Young Naturalist Camp, June 17-19 ages 9-12, $125; Soaring Eagle Backcountry Wilderness Camp, June 28-July 3, ages 14-16, $400. Soaring Eaglet Backcountry Wilderness Camp, July 6-10, ages 11-13, $350. Bear Paw Young Naturalist Camp, Aug. 9-14, ages 9-12, $350. Woolly Bugger Flyfishing Camp, Aug. 2-5, ages 11-14, $250. Wolf Pup Mini Camp, Aug. 16-18, ages 7-9, $125.

Social skills camps

YETI (Youth Engagement Through Intervention) Social Skills Camp. University of Montana RiteCare Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic. YETI Explorers Camp, June 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (sack lunch required). YETI Arts Camp, June 22-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (sack lunch required). For school age children (2nd through 6th grade) who have social skill challenges secondary to a diagnosis of autism or related disorders. YETI provides social skills intervention (speech/language therapy) in a fun and safe environment with a 1:1 ratio of adults to children. $265 or insurance may be billed (prescription required). To secure a spot, a non-refundable $25 fee is required for one camp. $40 for both camps. Call 243-2405 to request a registration packet.

Camp CHRONICLE (Creating High-quality Renderings & Original Narratives in a Language-rich Environment), June 19-July 3, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 (sack lunch required). For children aged 9-11 years who experience difficulties with reading or writing (e.g., dyslexia, reading comprehension deficits, difficulty with spelling or grammar, or struggle with planning, organizing, and prioritizing tasks in completing a project). Each camper will receive a complete language-literacy evaluation to determine his or her areas of specific need. Campers will learn strategies to improve their literacy skills while creating an original comic with help from a professional comic book illustrator. Since the adult-to-camper ratio is 1:1, campers will benefit from both group and individual instruction. The total cost of the camp is $1,306; however, most insurance plans cover $1,056, leaving an out-of-pocket payment of $250 for the 2-week camp. Need-based scholarships are also available. To secure a spot, a non-refundable $25 fee is required when the application is submitted (which will be applied to the cost of the camp). Call 243-2626 to request a registration packet.

Sports/fitness camps

Missoula Osprey Baseball Camp, Aug. 17-129, Ogren Park at Allegiance Field, ages 8-14. Camp includes lunch, two reserved tickets to each home game during the camp and an on-field recognition for campers before the game on Aug. 19. $90, register at MSO Hub, 140 N. Higgins or by calling 543-3300. Visit

Spartan Youth Basketball Camp for grades K-8, June 15-18, Sentinel High School. Grades K-3, morning session, and grades 4-8, afternoon session. Learn the fundamentals of basketball and how to play in an organized team structure. $60 for grades K-1; $70 for grades 2-8. Fees increase $5 after June 1. Camp applications available at or call coach Jay Jagelski, (406) 459-3848.

Lil’ Spartan Football Camp. Spartan football coaches and players host the Lil’ Spartan Football Camp for student athletes entering grades 1-4. July 28-30, 9-10:30 a.m., Sentinel High School Football Fields. The camp is $35. An emphasis will be placed on the proper techniques and fundamentals used in developing football skills. These include: blocking, tackling, passing, receiving, kicking, and other specialties such as long snapping, punting and kicking. For more information go to and click on the camps tab or text Coach Oliver at 360-0276.

Future Spartan Football Camp. Spartan football coaches and players will be hosting the Future Champs Spartan Football Camp for student athletes entering grades 5-8, July 28-30, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Sentinel High School Football Fields. The camp is $45. An emphasis will be placed on the proper techniques and fundamentals used in developing football skills. These include: blocking, tackling, passing, receiving, kicking, and other specialties such as long snapping, punting and kicking. For more information go to and click on the camps tab or text Coach Oliver at 360-0276.

Deden Basketball Camp for boys and girls entering kindergarten-eighth grade, June 22-25. Cost prior to June 1 is  $70; $75 after June 1. Deden Basketball Camp for high school girls entering ninth-12th grade, July 13-16,  $70. For more information call Karen Deden 546-9230, for camp forms go to and click on Deden Basketball Camp.

38th annual Hays Hoop Camp, Hellgate High School gym. June 15- 18, boys grades 4-8, 8:30 a.m.-noon and girls grades 4-8, 1-4 p.m.; June 29-July 2, girls grades 4-8, 8:30 a.m.-noon and boys grades 4-8, 1-4:30 p.m. July 6-9, boys and girls grades 4-8, 8:30 a.m.-noon and boys and girls grades 1-3, 1-3 p.m. Longest running basketball camp in Western Montana for boys and girls of all abilities. Camp counselors are current coaches, former players and current collegiate players. For additional information and registration form, visit

Weekly Junior Tennis Programming. PEAK Health & Wellness Center, 4990 Buckhouse Lane. Phone Scott Potter, tennis director, 251-3356 Ext. 11 or email June 15-18 June 29-July 2, July 13-16 , July 27-30, Aug. 3-6 and Aug. 17-20.

• Quick Start, ages 4-10. Monday-Thursday, 9-10 a.m.. $40 per week for members, $50 per week for club members and $60 per week for guests. Quick Start Tennis is an exciting format for learning tennis, designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to age and size. It's the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. Kids will be divided in 4-7 (use the 36 foot court) and 8-10 (use the 60 foot court) year age groups.

• Futures, ages 10-15, Monday-Thursday, 9-10:30 a.m. $60 per week for members, $75 per week for club members and $90 per week for guests. Juniors in this class may have had lessons before but are not quite ready for match play. Players will be divided into appropriate groups based on ability, age and professional opinion. Lessons will include stroke mechanics, physical tasks, game drilling and conditioning, Challengers/Tournament Group, ages 12-18, Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. $60 per week for members, $75 per week for club members and $90 per week for guests. Participants should know how to play and keep score.  This group also is for the dedicated junior interested in playing tournaments and pursuing state and regional success. Tournament Group is formerly known as Team Peak.

Peak Junior Tennis Camps. PEAK Health & Wellness Center, 4990 Buckhouse Lane. Phone Scott Potter, tennis director, 251-3356 Ext. 11 or email June 22-25, July 20-23 and Aug. 10-13. $250 per camper. Doesn’t include housing, food or transportation. Monday- Thursday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (instruction); Monday and Wednesday, 3-5 p.m. (Match play). The Peak Racquet Club will be offering three four day long tennis camps this summer. Tennis camps are geared to ages 10-18 and players who have played tournaments and high school tennis. Each camp will consist of four hours of instruction (Monday through Thursday) and two afternoon match play opportunities on Monday and Wednesday for a total of 20 hours of tennis/week. Camps will include stroke mechanics, fitness testing, game drilling, conditioning, singles and doubles strategy and more. Players will be divided into appropriate groups based on professional opinion, player dedication, attitude, effort, technical abilities and age. These camps are more live ball than dead ball based.  

University of Montana Campus Recreation Youth Camps. Eleven, week-long sessions, June 15-Aug. 28. Each week campers will have the opportunity to take part in three swim instruction sessions at the Grizzly Pool, fitness activities, outdoor adventures, educational sessions and craft activities to go along with each weekly morning activity theme. Campus Recreation Youth Camps are guided by University of Montana students and absorbed by the campers. Children have the opportunity to experience everything the University of Montana, Campus Recreation and the Missoula community has to offer. June 15-19, outdoor adventure, hiking, biking climbing; June 22-26, soccer; June 29-July 3, global sports; July 6-10, baseball/softball; July 13-17, track and field; July 20-24, playground games; July 27-31, outdoor adventure, river, climbing, camping; Aug. 3-7, football/volleyball; Aug. 10-14, lacrosse; Aug. 17-21, basketball; Aug. 24-28, racquet sports. $145 per week; $135 additional child; $10 pre rec hour, 7:30-8:30 p.m. and $20 after Rec hours, 3-5 p.m. Camp hours: 8-8:30 a.m., drop off; 3-3:30 p.m., pick up. Register online or by phone, 243-5295. For online registration, University of Montana employees and students will be prompted to log into Campus Recreation's online portal using their NetID (same login information as Cyberbear). The General Public is invited to create a new member account (if not done so already), which will then be used for all registrations using the online portal. ( Email; visit

Mismo Gymnastics Premiere Summer Camps. 1900 W. Broadway. Nine weeks of summer camps. Learning, gymnastics, crafts, games. Full day/full week, $180 members, $200 non-members. Half day/full week, $120 members, $140 non-members. Daily prices available. Phone 728-0908 or visit

Fast Pitch Softball Summer Camp hosted by MT Avalanche Fastpitch Club for girls ages 8-16, June 23-25, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Westside Fields, 3434 Spurgin Road. Fast paced clinic focused on developing the skills that are crucial to success on the softball field at all skill levels. Athletes will receive hands-on instruction in both offensive and defensive drills. The clinic purpose is to teach fundamentals as well as the advanced skills of fastpitch softball to various age levels. Players will further develop individual skills through individual and multiplayer drills. Clinic includes multiple hitting stations, with each player receiving individual hitting instruction. $150, and a reduced sibling rate is provided. Download camp information and registration at (under "Softball Clinic Info") or call Jackie White, club coordinator, 240-4075.

UK Elite/Missoula Strikers Soccer Camp. July 6-10 and Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-noon, Playfair Park. Soccer camp for ages 5-18, $140. The UK Elite Soccer camps aim to improve every players individual technique, skill and tactical knowledge. The camps use the UK Elite Global Soccer Curriculum to teach techniques from the best soccer nations in the world. Players will receive professional instruction from the UK Elite coaches in age appropriate groups. This year we will also be adding a High School Aged camp which will provide advanced training for high school aged players. Players will also receive a UK Elite jersey and individual player evaluation. Register at Contact Dan at or call (206) 406-5855.

Strength Team 2015 Summer Camp for boys and girls in grades 4-9, Aug. 10-14, Camp Utmost, 12500 Utmost Way, Greenough. $175 if registered by May 31. $225 after, scholarships available for qualifying campers. Interact with professional athletes in the great outdoors. Activities include outdoor water park, river rafting and canoeing, archery range, basketball court, pool table, ping pong table, games, obstacle course, life size foosball, hiking and fishing. Call (888)778-3628 or visit

Copa Mundial Youth Soccer Camp: Learn Spanish and soccer. July 20-24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Big Sky High School. $300 covers all costs. For the first time, the "Catalan Secret" will be conducting a camp for kids aged U8-U14. This extraordinary camp will be a day-camp for kids who range from absolute beginners to advanced soccer players. The soccer camp will offer all levels of training and give participants the appropriate challenges to take their game to the next level. The focus of the morning session is soccer, while in the afternoon session, kids will focus on learning Spanish while they play soccer, games, and do a variety of activities. The coaches are professional soccer coaches from Barcelona who have coached at the highest levels in Spain and around the world. They also have experience working with young kids to professional men and women.  The coaches will be assisted by local Spanish teachers in the afternoon sessions as we seek to give students additional opportunities to grow and learn. Call Jay Bostrom, (406) 459-7585 or email to the attention of Pere Bascú for more information about our camps and how to register.

Third annual Catalan Secret Soccer Camp at Big Sky High School, July 27-31 Two sessions per day (9-11 a.m. and 3-5 p.m). $250 covers all costs.  Open to all high school soccer players of Montana who are hungry to bring their game to the next level and enjoy the beautiful game. You will be coached by professional coaches from Barcelona. Technical and tactical training, a clinic about how to be recruited for college soccer, and a short seminar on the cultural challenges of implementing the "Catalan Secret" methodology in different countries like China or the US. Call Jay Bostrom, (406) 459-7585 or email to the attention of Pere Bascú for more information about our camps and how to register.

Lolo School Booster Club Summer Sports Camps. Fourth annual Jump Rope Camp, June 29-July 3 (register by June 12), 9 a.m.-noon, boys and girls ages 7 and up, lower Lolo School gym. $55 per jumper (fee includes a specialized rope). $60 after June 12. Call 273-3806. Registration forms on school website The principle of this half-day camp will be the learning of single and long rope skills. Each jumper will be placed in an age ability-matched group to maximize their learning experience. Instructors JoDee Dunbar and Kristine Comstock have 20-plus years experience competing in local, regional, national and world tournaments.

Seventh annual Lolo School Volleyball Camp, June 29-July 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m., lower Lolo School gym, for girls entering grades 6-9. $60 ($70 if registration mailed after June 12). Call 273-3806. Registration forms on school website Head coach, Erin Keffler, Sentinel High School head volleyball coach, was a UM Grizzly player from 1987-1990. She served as sophomore coach and varsity assistant at her alma mater, Missoula Hellgate, for several years. She has also been a Master level official for six years. Camp will include instruction in fundamentals of serving, passing and hitting, skills contests and team competition.

Fifth annual Multi-Sport Camp, Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lolo School Field and lower gym area. Students entering grades 1-6. Camp will focus on fundamental sports skills. Sports such as: basketball, football, soccer, track, baseball, volleyball, lacrosse, rugby, tennis. Daily schedule to be determined, call with questions 273-3806. Early Bird sign up before July 20, $110. July 20-Aug. 3, $125, siblings: after first child full price, all siblings $15 off ($95 early bird or $110 regular registration). Single Day sign up $30 per student per day. Staff: Lolo Coaches Joe Black, parent volunteers, 8th grade and high school volunteers. Registration forms on school website

Golf Camp, work on your swing and basic skills, July 21-23, two hours each day, Linda Vista Golf Course. For incoming first-eighth graders. $85 before July 13 and $95 after. Registration Forms on school website

FLDRC@Dickey Lake. June 14-17, June 18-21 or June 22-25. Running camp is educational, challenging, and most importantly, fun. The four day camp includes morning and afternoon runs that take you through some of the stunning trails that Montana has to offer. Runners will be organized into groups and taken to the trail heads by van. Throughout your experience at the camp you will have the opportunity to learn all about different aspects of running. These educational sessions include valuable information about training, racing strategy and tactics, sport psychology, nutrition, injury prevention, running footwear and equipment, motivation and goal setting, and team building. $195. Apply at Contact Sara Brist, (406) 755-6991.

Robin Selvig’s Lady Griz Cage Camp 2015 (girls only). Team Camp, completed grades 5 -11, June 14-16. Contact Shannon Schweyen for specifics, 243-5338. Overnight Camp, completed grades 5 -11, June 21-24. $320, stay on campus; $250, commuter camper with lunch and dinner; $200, commuter camper provide own meals. For more information on Overnight camps, contact Trish Duce, 243-5779. Day camp, completed grades K-8, July 13-16, $100. For more information on day camps, contact Sonya Rogers, 243-5941.

Griz Basketball Camps (boys only). Team Camp, high school, June 12-14. Contact Marlon Stewart for specifics, (925) 255-6248. Overnight Camp, entering grades 5-12, June 18-21. $300, stay on campus; $255, commuter camper with lunch and dinner; $220, commuter camper provide own meals. Day Camp, entering grades K-7, July 7-9 (lunch provided), $165. Register online for boys camp only at For more information, contact Julie Tonkin, 243-5334.

Grizzly Football Camps. Visit

• Youth Football Camp, ages 8-13 (cannot be entering ninth grade), June 15-16. 

•Team Camp (individuals welcome, entering grades 9-12), June 18-20.

• 7 on 7 Team Shootout (entering grades 9-12), June 21.

• Grizzly Big Man (entering grades 9-12), June 21.

• Individual Camp, entering grades 9-12), June 22.

Grizzly Soccer Camps. Visit

• Session I, June 15-19 (girls and boys). ‘Lil Griz Academy, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 5-10; Griz Full Day Academy, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 10-16; Griz Goalkeeper Academy, in association with all camps.

•  Session II, July 14-19 (girls and boys). Advanced Academy, residential/commuter, ages 10-14. Elite College Academy, residential/commuter, enter grades 9-12; Team Academy, high school and club teams (contact for details). Griz Goalkeeper Academy, in association with all camps.  

Grizzly Volleyball Camps. You8th Skills Camp, grades 4-8, June 26-27; Advanced Skills Camp, grades 9-12, July 24-26. Contact Kandice Gregorak, (406) 860-3096.

Grizzly Tennis Lessons/Clinics. For individual and group tennis lessons and clinics, contact women’s tennis coach Steve Ascher at 370-9436.

Athletics 4 Kids hosts a summer Strength, Speed and Agility camp, June 22-July 23, Sentinel High School. For five weeks the campers will learn the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. The camp offers not only the physical aspect of living healthier but your kids will also be coached on how to eat properly, how to set attainable goals, and be introduced to alternative ways to stay healthy. The cost is $100. Session times are, 7:30-10:30 a.m. for kids entering grades 10-12, and 8:30-10:30 a.m. or kids entering grades 6-9. Brochures can be located at For questions, contact Craig Mettler, (406) 546-0945.

Little Grizzly Sports annual football FUNdamental camp, July 6-9, Sentinel Fields for youth grades 2-8. Camp focuses on fundamentals of football including tackling, blocking, kicking, strength conditioning, running, throwing and kicking. Also games will be played each day with motivational speakers featured throughout the camp and awards/sport shirts given on the final day. Morning camp is for players entering second-fifth grade from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Afternoon camp is from 1-3:30 p.m. for sixth-eighth-graders. The camp is in its 15th year and features UM football players helping coach along with top prep players and local youth coaches. Sign-up on-line at or call Bob Hermes at 531-5300 for more information. Cost for the camp is $85. Sign-up is limited, early sign-up is suggested.

NBA Basketball Camp with guests Michael Ray Richardson and Otis Birdsong, Aug. 22,, 9 a.m.-1 pm. for boys grades 4-12 and Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for girls only, Salish Kootenai College gym, Pablo. $65.  A football camp with 1981 Heisman Trophy winner and 1983 Super bowl MVP, Marcus Allen of the Oakland Raiders held that same weekend. Call (406) 212-1699  or mail

Unparalleled Movement Summer Camps. 216 Commerce St. Parkour, free running, Ninja Warrior, much more. Reserve a spot by calling, (406) 530-9054. Visit

Larchmont Golf Course, 3200 Fort Missoula Road. Phone 721-4416. Intro to golf, June 16-18, June 23-25, July 7-9, 14-16 and 28-30. Campers are introduced to the full swing, chipping and putting. The cost is $25. Get Course Ready, June 16-18, 23-25, July 7-9, 14-16 and 28-30. $75. Campers will work on their golf skills, along with learning golf etiquette and rules. Fridays camp will include an on-course learning experience where campers will have the opportunity to apply the skills they have learned during the week. Campers will also receive a Larchmont Jr.

Fencing Summer Camps, Missoula Fencing Association, 1200 Shakespeare. Visit or call 251-4623 to register. Summer is a great time to learn new things, like the sport of modern Olympic fencing. Fencing is both athletic and strategic, exercising body and mind.

• 9 and Under Introduction to Fencing for ages 6-9, July 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon, $95 includes all equipment and a t-shirt. All campers receive formal fencing instruction, and play games that improve coordination, fitness and basic fencing skills in a fun and creative way. The week also includes a little stage combat to exercise your inner pirate.

• Pirate Circus Kid Camp for ages 7-10, June 15-19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $200 includes all equipment. Missoula Fencing joins with Moksha Aerial Studios to provide this week long, full day camp which includes fencing instruction in the morning and circus skills such as Acro Flying, Flow Arts (Juggling, Ninja Staff, Poi, Hoop), Aerial Arts (Sling, Silks, Static Trapeze, Rope Climbing), Slack-line: (Low Tightrope), and other activities such as jump ropes, ball games, parachute fun, and more in the afternoon.

• Introduction to Fencing: One-week camp for children ages 10 to 16 who have never fenced before, Session 1 June 22-26 and Session 2 Aug. 3-7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $115 includes all equipment and a t-shirt. Camp activities include fencing instruction in two weapon types: epee and foil. In addition to learning fencing basics, campers play games to improve coordination, reflexes and strategy, and get a chance to show their creativity with some stage fencing. If registering for session 2, you may want to add on the skills camp and make it a 2 week long fencing experience.

• Skills Camp: Fencers ages 10-17 with prior fencing experience (the Introductory Camp qualifies) hone their skills in this week-long camp, Aug. 10-14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Beginning and Intermediate fencers will have the opportunity to delve deeper in the sport, improving technique and adding strategy to their game. These camps are fencing intensive with some time each day spent in cross-training activities and games. Campers will finish the week with an in-camp tournament using electric scoring equipment. $115 includes most equipment (must provide or purchase a plastron) and a T-shirt.

British Soccer Camps, June 22-26. Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country based upon one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the U.S. and Canada. Our experienced staff study the game at all levels and we have identified the key techniques and skills that your players need to work on and master to reach their true potential. With programs for each age, the curriculums includes a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a mini tournament play. Players also learn about our core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Sign up at and selecting camps.

Brazilian Soccer Camps. July 6-10. TetraBrazil Soccer Academy offers unique programs of technical development that challenge each player to raise their game to new heights. The TetraBrazil curriculum has been designed by our professional coaches to provide teams, coaches and players with the same, expert level of training received by the top youth players in Brazil. Each member of the TetraBrazil coaching staff will bring an authentic taste of the flair, passion, and creativity of Brazilian soccer to our camps. Sign up at and selecting camps.

Hall of Fame Sports Academy Summer Camps, June 15-Aug. 27, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ages 5-14. Fort Missoula Sports Complex. Basketball, football, baseball, softball, track and field, tennis, Frisbee golf, taekwondo, volleyball, bowling, rock climbing, mini-golf, golf, court hockey, dodgeball, soccer, kickball, billiards, archery, croquet and more. One week $145; four days, $135; three days, $113; two days $77; one day $39; half day $22. Packages also available. Go to or call 360-9424.

Montana Super Skippers Summer Camp, June 22-25, 9-11:50, Rattlesnake School Gym. Learn how to jump rope from Montana’s best instructors. No experience required. Camp includes a T-shirt and rope. Forms available at Call 360-9469.

SoccerTots and HoopsterTots Missoula. Soccer and basketball programs use a variety of fun games to delight and engage kids in physical activity. Call 207-1963 or visit

Kids Bowl Free. Register your child for a summer bowling pass; two free games of bowling a day all summer. To register at Five Valleys Bowling Center, visit or call 549-4158. To register at Westside Lanes & Fun Center, visit or call 721-5263.

Summer Camps at Roots Sports and Learning Center, 216 Commerce St. Trampoline, gymnastics, acro arts, tumbling, dance and Roots pre-school camps. Visit for more information. Call 728-4258.

Ronan Little Chief basketball camp, June 15-18, 9-11 a.m., Ronan Event Center for boys going into grades 1-3. Breakfast before camp at 8:15 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m. $40 before June 1; $50 after. Register at K. William Harvey Elementary School on Ronan or Pablo Elementary School. Contact Steve Woll, (406) 261-1521 or

The Leaders, Legacies and Legends football camp for high school athletes along with recent graduates who plan to pay football in college, June 26-28, Belgrade. $50. Team session June 27 at Bobcat Stadium. Led by former college and NFL players. Contact Ty O'Connor, (406) 775-6000 or

Tutoring camps

Sylvan Learning Center for grades K-12. Individualized programs for all grades; summer camps in math and reading. Call 543-2522 or visit

Camp CHRONICLE (Creating High-quality Renderings & Original Narratives in a Language-rich Environment), June 19-July 3, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 (sack lunch required). For children aged 9-11 years who experience difficulties with reading or writing (e.g., dyslexia, reading comprehension deficits, difficulty with spelling or grammar, or struggle with planning, organizing, and prioritizing tasks in completing a project). Each camper will receive a complete language-literacy evaluation to determine his or her areas of specific need. Campers will learn strategies to improve their literacy skills while creating an original comic with help from a professional comic book illustrator. Since the adult-to-camper ratio is 1:1, campers will benefit from both group and individual instruction. The total cost of the camp is $1,306; however, most insurance plans cover $1,056, leaving an out-of-pocket payment of $250 for the 2-week camp. Need-based scholarships are also available. To secure a spot, a non-refundable $25 fee is required when the application is submitted (which will be applied to the cost of the camp). Call 243-2626 to request a registration packet.

Writing camps

Words With Wings, an intensive writing program for ages 8-14 sponsored by the Missoula Writing Collaborative. On the University of Montana campus, July 13-17 and/or 20-24, 9 a.m.-noon or extended day session, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Grouped according to age. $150 per week for morning session; $250 per one week-long extended day session; $450 for two weeks or two siblings. Scholarships available. Writers receive one-on-one direction from professional writers who teach in MWC creative writing residencies at local schools. For information or to enroll, call 549-3348, email; visit

YMCA camps

Camps held at YMCA unless otherwise noted. Contact the YMCA at 3000 Russell St., 721-9622, There will be a one-time fee of $15 payable at the beginning of summer in order to register for summer camps. Campers attending full-day camps may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. Pickup is between 4:30 and 6 p.m.

• Camp Tepeetonka, ages 6 to 13. Sessions offer campers a variety of activities such as fishing, boating, archery, air rifles and crafts and much more at the beautiful Trout Meadows Ranch. All sessions are one week. July 20-Aug. 21, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

• Last Days of Summer Camp, Aug. 24-25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Multi-sport camp gives kids opportunity to celebrate the last days of summer. $33; $29 with family membership.

• Kinderkubs, ages 5 and 6 (entering or leaving kindergarten). This program for younger campers provides an introduction for participants who are not quite old enough or ready for an extended camp experience. All sessions are one week. June 15-Aug. 21. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $152 per week, $132 with family membership.

• Camp Zootown, ages 6-14. Campers will experience fund field trips in and around Missoula, weekly outings to surrounding lakes, arts and crafts, games, swimming, rock climbing and more. June 15-July 17, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $152; $132 with family membership.

• Camp Imagination (Licensed), grades 1-5. Prevent summer learning loss. A fun and educational licensed program. Campers will experience field trips, activities, guest speakers and much more, intertwined with an educational component. Preregistration is required. Campers must sign up by the month. June, $297, $275 with family membership; July, $660, $575 with family membership; August, $432, $400 with family membership.

• Climbing Camp, ages 10-plus. During this week of camp, we will progress from the basics of knot tying, safety checks and belaying to outdoor climbs on area routes. Session I, June 22-26. Session II, July 20-24. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $199 family member, $179 program participant.

• Visual Arts Camp, ages 7 and up. Learn about a variety of different types of art, visit local galleries and meet a local artist. June 15-19, July 6-10, July 27-31 and Aug. 17-21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $161 family member, $141 program participant.

• Babysitting Camp, ages 11-plus. June 22-26, July 13-17; July 20-24, Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $92 family membership, $80 program participant.

• Theatre Camp, ages 7-plus. The Missoula Family YMCA will be offering a camp where students can explore, have fun, and learn about themselves and the theater. The camp will finish with a full theatrical production. Session I, June 15-19, Session II, June 29-July 3. 1, Session III, July 6-10. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $158 family membership, $138 program participant.

Full- or half-day sports camps:

• Full day is 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Half day is 9 a.m.-noon. Full day fee is $152 or $132 with family membership. Half day is $86 or $74 with family membership.

• Baseball/Softball Camp, ages 6-12. July 13-17 and Aug. 10-14, YMCA and Playfair Park.

• Flag Football Camp, ages 6-12. This co-ed camp will teach kids the basic rules and procedures of football as well as sportsmanship and fair play. Session I, June 29-July 3. Session II, Aug. 3-7. YMCA and Playfair Park.

• Soccer Camp, ages 6-12. Learn new skills and fun camps. Session I, June 16-20. Session II, July 21-25.

• Basketball Camp, ages 6-12. Learn fundamentals of dribblings, shooting and passing as well as team play and sportsmanship. Session I, June 15-19. Session II, July 20-24. YMCA and Playfair Park.

• Multi Sports Camp. This co-ed camp combines All Star Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, and Baseball/Softball Camps. Session I, June 30-July 4. Session II, July 27-31. YMCA and Playfair Park. Ages 6-12. YMCA and Playfair Park.

• Soccer Camp, ages 6-12. Learn new skills and fund games. Session I, June 22-26; Session II, July 27-31.

Half-day camps only:

• Fly-Fishing Camp, ages 8-13. The outfitters and guides at the Missoulian Angler will lead a week long class that teaches kids about basic equipment, casting, tying knots, bugs and catching fish. June 29-July 3, July 27-31 and Aug. 10-14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $88 or $75 with family membership.

• Swimming Technique, ages 5 and up. Have fun and refine your strokes to prepare for joining the Completitive Swim Team Or learn new strokes to develop your abilities. Participants must be able to swim the length of pool and know the four basic strokes. Aug. 3-7, ages 5-8, 1-4 p.m.; Aug. 10-14, ages 9-11, 1-4 p.m.; Aug. 17-21, ages 12-18, 1-4 p.m. $85, $75 with family membership.

• Rookie Camp: Mini-Sport Camp is a program especially designed to introduce young children ages 4-6 to soccer, baseball and basketball. Session I, June 15-19. Session II, July 6-10. Session III, Aug. 17-21. 9:30-noon. $75 family membership. $60 program participant.

• Volleyball Camp. Aug. 3-7. YMCA. Grades 3-6, 9 a.m.-noon. $75 family membership, $90 program participant.

• Lacrosse Camp. July 20-24, YMCA. Ages 7-12, 1-4 p.m. $75 family membership. $90 program participant.

• Gymnastics Camps: Participants will develop skills using mats, parallel bar, the balance beam and springboard. Ages 3-6: Session I, June 22-26. Session II, July 13-17. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Y Kid’s Gym. $60, $40 with family membership.

Missoula Parks and Rec camps

For more information or to register for programs, visit, stop by Currents Aquatics Center in McCormick Park, or phone 721-PARK.

Share The Fun Youth Recreation Grants. Parks and Recreation offers youth recreation grants to low-income families. Grant forms are available at Currents Aquatics Center or on-line at The Missoula County Park Board has allocated grant funds specifically for county residents. Share the Fun with a child. Donate to youth recreation grants when you register for summer programs.

Splash Montana and Currents Aquatics Center

Currents and Splash Montana are home to exciting waterslides and play features, plus swim lessons, swim team, aquatics fitness, lap swim and so much more. Currents Aquatics Center is open daily in McCormick Park. Splash Montana opens Memorial Day weekend, weather permitting. Call 721-PARK or visit for more information.

Kids In Action Youth Day Camps for ages 5-12

Camps meet in 1-week sessions, June 15-Aug. 25. Visit for details. Full day camps meet 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; fee is $150, or $120 with CityCard resident discount. Half-day camps meet from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; fee is $75, or $60 with CityCard resident discount.

• All Star Sports Camp. Playing the sports your kids love, soccer, baseball and basketball and experiencing a wide world of non-traditional sports, including, Ultimate Frisbee, Rugby, Folf and Cricket.

• Art Camp. Camper will learn and participate in art projects from paintings to clay moldings. Field trips may include The Clay Studio, Missoula Art Museum and downtown art walk.

• Bowling Camp. Get tips from the bowling experts. Parents drop off their little bowlers at Westside Lanes and Missoula Parks and Recreation will shuttle the camp to Franklin, Westside and/or Playfair Park for an afternoon of fun in the park.

• Disc Camp. Learn how to throw all types of discs. Learn the fundamentals of Ultimate Frisbee, folf and some backyard disc games.

• Discovery Camp. Each week will consist of a new and exciting adventure, nature, western, explore or world traveler. A typical camp day may consist of field trips to local hiking trails, fishing, and adventures throughout the community.

• Water World Beach Camp. Have fun in the sun making sand castles at Playfair Park, making waves at Currents, and going crazy at Splash Montana.

• Nature Camp. Get in touch with our natural surroundings by learning from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Smokejumper Center and the Montana Natural History Center.

• Week on Wheels Camp. Join the Missoula Bike Ambassadors and learn about riding and caring for a bike in Missoula. Activities include trail riding, trips to Free Cycles, rules of the road, and on-bike skills training.

• Rugby Camp. Learn the basic skills of ruby, a game that combines elements of football and soccer.

• Wild West Camp. Put on ’yer boots and explore the wild west at the Moon-Randolph Homestead, Fort Missoula, and other historic spots around Missoula.

• Einstein Camp. Science has never been so fun. Conduct experiments and learn from spectrUM and the National Weather Service.

• Fun and Fit Camp. Campers will learn how to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle through fun interactive activities and some great cooking. Kids will be burning some serious calories and not even know it while hiking Mt. Jumbo or playing a crazy game of capture the flag.

• Super Sprouts Pre-School Sports Skills. Skilled instructors lead games and activities to introduce the fundamentals of catching, kicking, throwing, and body control to the children-parent participation is encouraged. Ultra-soft Koosh and Nerf equipment is used. June 15-July 23, times and locations vary, 45-minute sessions, one day per week, $25, $20 with CityCard resident discount, ages 3-5.

• Teen Workreation. If you are aged 13 to 16 and you are interested in getting on-the-job training at Parks and Recreation, we have a volunteer position for you. Volunteer positions include working at Currents or Splash Montana, or assisting youth camp staff with sports, games, music, arts and crafts and more. Volunteers not only receive training and great job experience, they’ll have a chance to earn incentive trips such as rock climbing, a pizza party at Splash Montana and more. Details at Summer Tennis Camps. Enjoy learning tennis fundamentals in a fun, low-key setting. Regardless of skill level, you will have the opportunity to improve your stroke and game strategy while having a time great playing this game. Two-week sessions June 15 through Aug. 13, times vary – morning or evening for youth, evening for adults, $50 ($40 with resident discount) for youth and adult lessons. $20 per session for youth evening lessons.

• MORE Adventure Camps. Let the outdoor recreation professionals lead your child in educational and fun summer camps with the MORE program. Camps meet in one-week sessions, June 15-Aug. 25. Visit and click the MORE program for sample schedules and staff bios. All camps follow the same schedule but themes change weekly to create engaging camps all summer long. All transportation and equipment is provided.

Wheels and Woods Adventure Camps, ages 7-12.

Rivers and Rocks Adventure Camp, ages 7-12.

River Wild Adventure Camp (includes overnight camping trip), ages 7-12

GO MORE Girls Adventure Camp, survival skills (includes overnight camping trip), ages 7-12

GO MORE Girls Adventure Camp, water skills (includes overnight camping trip), ages 7-12

Wilderness Navigation Camp, ages 7-12

Survival Skills Adventure Camp, ages 7-12

Half-Day Adventure Camps:

Rod and Reel Fishing Camp, ages 5-12

Fly Fishing Camp, ages 7-12

Homesteading Camp, ages 5-12

Skateboard Camp, ages 7-14

Beginners Kayaking Camp, ages 11-16

Reach MORE Camp, ages 5-18.

Summer youth programs:

Playmakers Touch Rugby, middle school and high school leagues. Practice begins June 24, 6 p.m., Fort Missoula Regional Park. Games are Wednesdays, 6 p.m. beginning July 5. $40/$32.

Folf in the Parks, Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., June 16-Aug. 25. Free; no pre-registration. Visit for locations.

Junior Playmakers Youth Folf League, elementary, middle school and high school leagues, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., beginning June 16, $30/$24; rotating park schedule. Visit

Junior Playmakers Ultimate Frisbee League, Thursdays, 6 p.m. beginning June 18, Fort Missoula Soccer Fields. Elementary and middle school leagues. $40/$32 by May 17; $50/$40 after.

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