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2014 Summer Programs for Young People

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Peaks and Potentials
Grades 5-7, June 15-20
Peaks and Potentials is a residential/commuter camp designed for high ability/high potential students.  Participants will select from a variety of workshops designed to provide academically challenging opportunities presented by university faculty and other qualified instructors. Recommendation from school personnel is required.

Children’s Summer Sports Camp
Session I: June 16-July 3
Session II: July 7-Aug. 1
Ages 5 to 11
Your child will get appropriate development instruction in a variety of movement and sport related activities including swimming, basketball, gymnastics and soccer.  Sport-related skills will be emphasized for older children.  Movement exploration activities will be emphasized for younger children.  Enrollment is limited to the first 110 children per session, so register early.

For a brochure or more information about the programs listed above, contact:

Nicole Soll
(406) 994-6683


Kids’ Summer Camps
The Museum of the Rockies offers week-long summer camps for children in elementary and middle school. Focusing on paleontology, space, homesteading and more, camp activities draw on the museum's collections, researchers, and Living History Farm on the museum grounds. Registration opens in early January for camps.

Summer Drop-In Activities

From activities at the Farm to launching rockets, drop-in programs are guaranteed to keep your family eager to visit the museum again and again. Programs are offered throughout the summer and are included with the price of admission or membership.

For dates and details of camps and drop-in programs, please visit the Museum website.

For more information contact:
      Museum of the Rockies
      (406) 994-6618


Montana 4-H Congress
July 8-11

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.

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


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.

Call for reservations:

Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department
(406) 582-2290

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 information:


Updated 1/16/14