Summer Programs for Young People

Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning

For a brochure or more information contact:
Nicole Soll
(406) 994-6633

Minecraft Camp- in 2019

Dates: Session 1: Aug 14-15, 2018 | Session 2: Aug 16-17, 2018
Times: 8:30 am - 4 pm
Cost: Free to accepted applicants
Grades: Session 1: grades 4-5 (preferred) | Session 2: grades 6-7 (preferred)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman 

In this two day camp, participants will learn the basics of Minecraft and spatial related skills. Participants will spend the day on campus in one of the student computer labs to learn the beginning stages of Minecraft. Interested participants will need to apply and will be notified if accepted.  

Peaks and Potentials

Grades 5-7 (in Fall 2018), June 17-22

Peaks and Potentials summer enrichment camp gives high ability/high potential students the opportunity to explore special topics of interest and work with experts in various subject areas. Academic, recreational and social activities offer students a chance to interact with their peers and sample campus life. Students may stay on campus or commute each day.

Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science (EYH)

Dates: April 21, 2019
Cost: $30
Grades: 6th-8th grade girls
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Registration: Opens March 13, 2018

This one-day conference includes hands-on workshops in the fields of math and science for girls in grades 6, 7, and 8. The purpose of the program is to encourage young women to participate in these academic areas.

Yellowstone Writing Project's Youth Writing Camp

Dates: Jul  9-13, 2018
Times: 9 am - 3 pm daily
Cost: $225 early bird, $250 (after April 27, 2018)
Grades: 5-12 (in Fall 2017)
Location: Montana State University, Bozeman 

The Yellowstone Writing Project's Youth Writing Camp is a multi-day "unschooled" writing workshop for youth entering grades 5-12. Campers will write in multiple genres and share their writing within a supportive community of peers and licensed educators--the Yellowstone Writing Project teacher consultants.The program includes walking field trips, writing games, and guidance and feedback throughout the writing process. The camp is led by Yellowstone Writing Project (YWP) Teachers and Jr. Counselors. 

Museum of the Rockies

Kids’ Summer Camps

Museum of the Rockies (MOR) offers week-long summer camps for children in elementary and middle school.  Focusing on paleontology, space, homesteading and more, camp themes and activities draw on MOR’s collections, research, and Living History Farm on the Museum’s grounds.  Registration opens in early January for MOR summer camps.

Summer Daily Activities

There’s always something interesting to do at the Museum of the Rockies.  From our Living History Farm, Native American Hall and Martin Children’s Discovery Center to our Changing Exhibits, Taylor Planetarium and Siebel Dinosaur Complex, young people find a multitude of ways to learn and play at MOR every single day.For dates and details about specific programs and daily activities, please visit:

For more information, contact:
Museum of the Rockies
(406) 994-5257

MSU Extension Service

Montana 4-H Congress

July 10-13

The annual Montana 4-H Congress will bring approximately 500 young people, volunteers and Extension professionals from around the state to the MSU campus for a week of educational activities and events. The program is co-sponsored by MSU Extension and the Montana 4-H Foundation.

Youth must be at least 13 years old as of October 1 of the current 4-H year. 

For more information contact:
Your local county Extension agent or the 4-H Center for Youth Development
MSU Extension Service
210 Taylor Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-3580
(406) 994-3501

Community Programs

Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department

The Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs, special events, and recreation classes in a variety of subjects for children, teens, adults and seniors. Children ages two and up may register for classes such as soccer, art, music and movement, Outdoor Adventure Skills, and many more. Outdoor fitness classes and leagues are available for teens and adults. Summer brochures are available in March.

For more information contact:
Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department
P.O. Box 1230
Bozeman, MT 59771
(406) 582-2910

Beall Park Recreation Center Rental

The Beall Park Recreation Center located at 415 N. Bozeman Ave. is available for the public to rent for meetings, dinners, and other special occasions. The Recreation Center is also home to the Recreation Department staff offices.

Call for reservations:
Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department
(406) 582-2290

Lindley Center Rental

The Lindley Center, located at 1102 E. Curtiss, is the City of Bozeman’s Recreation Building and is available for the public to rent for meetings, dinners, receptions and other special occasions. The facility has two rooms and a kitchen.

Bozeman Swim Center

The Bozeman Swim Center features a 50-meter indoor pool equipped with pool toys. There is also a fitness corner with stationary bikes and weight machines. The Center offers a variety of youth special events and family programs. The general public is invited to participate in water aerobics, lap swimming, recreation swimming, lessons, snorkeling, and a master’s workout, swim team or synchronized swimming. The Center offers lifeguarding classes which include CPR for the professional rescuer, first aid, and AED certification.

Call for pool hours and fees:
Bozeman Swim Center
1211 W. Main
(406) 582-2910

Bogert Pool

Bogert Pool is a family outdoor facility. The pool is open for recreation swimming beginning at 1:00 p.m. each day with a fee of $3.00 for youth and $4.00 for adults. Youth swimming lessons are offered beginning in June.

Check website for opening info: