Youth Programs

Pre-School Super Sprouts Sports Skills
Ages 3 - 6
June 16 - July 24
A young child needs unconditional support from a parent or another trusted individual in order to properly learn the mechanics and fundamentals of sports. Instructors lead games and activities to introduce the fundamentals of catching, kicking, throwing, and body control to the children. Parent participation is encouraged! Soft Koosh and Nerf equipment is used so that kids can build confidence and have lots of fun. Register early, pre-school programs fill quickly! Minimum 5, maximum 20 per class.

Fee: $25/$20 with CityCard
Age Park Day Time
3 - 5  McCormick Park Monday 5:45pm - 6:30pm
3 - 4 Bonner Park Tuesday 10am - 10:45am
5 - 6 Bonner Park Tuesday 11am - 11:45am
4 - 6 McCormick Park Wednesday 5:45pm - 6:30pm
3 - 4 Southside Lions Park Thursday 10am - 10:45am
5 - 6 Southside Lions Park Thursday 11am - 11:45am
Day Camps Ages 5+
We're excited to offer a wide range of camp options for youth ages 5 and up this summer! Please look at the schedule below, and call 721-PARK to register for any programs. All camps require a fill out and sign a Health History Form

June 9 - 13

Camp Dates Ages Time Site
Fees
KIA School's Out Day Camp June 13 5 - 12 8am - 5:30pm McCormick Park $35/$33

June 23 - 27

Camp Ages Time Site  Fees
MORE Fly Fishing 6 - 14 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $50/$40
MORE MOBASH Skate 8 - 14 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $104/$84
MORE Teen Leadership 13 - 18 8am - 5:30pm McCormick Park $225/$180
KIA Bowling 6 - 12 8am - 5:30pm Franklin Park $130/$104
KIA Einstein 6 - 12 8am - 5:30pm Bonner Park $130/$104
KIA Fun Fit 5 - 10 12:30pm - 5:30pm McCormick Park $50/$40

June 30 - July 3

Camp Age Time Site Fees
MORE Rod and Reel 5 - 14 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $40/$30
MORE MOBASH Skate 8 - 14 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park  $94/$74
KIA Nature 6 - 12 12:30pm - 5:30pm Pineview Park $40/$32
KIA Art 6 - 9 8:30am - 5:30pm Bonner Park $104/$84

July 7 - 11

Camp Age Time Site
Fees
MORE Fly Fishing 6 - 14 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $50/$40
MORE MOBASH Skate 8 - 14 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $104/$84
MORE Survival Skills 7 - 12 8am - 5:30pm McCormick Park $225/$180
KIA Wild West 5 - 10 12:30pm - 5:30pm Bonner Park $50/$40
KIA All Star Sports 6 - 9 8am - 5:30pm Playfair Park $130/$104
KIA Discovery 6 - 12 8am - 5:30pm McCormick Park $130/$104

July 14 - 18

Camp Age Time Site Fees
MORE Rod and Reel Fishing 5 - 14 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $50/$40
MORE MOBASH Skate 8 - 14 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $104/$84
MORE Adventure Photography 7 - 12 8am - 5:30pm McCormick Park $225/$180
GO MORE! Girls Adventure 7 - 14 8am - 5:30pm  McCormick Park $225/$180
KIA Einstein 6 - 12 12:30pm - 5:30pm Bonner Park $50/$40
KIA Water World 6 - 9 8am - 5:30pm Playfair Park $130/$104
KIA Bowling 6 - 12 8am - 5:30pm Westside Lanes $130/$104

July 21 - 25

Camp Ages Time Site Fees
MORE MOBASH Skate 8 - 14 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $104/$84
MORE Beginners Kyaking w/ Zootown 12+ 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $216/$180
KIA Water World 6 - 12 12:30pm - 5:30pm Playfair Park $50/$40
KIA Fun Fit 6 - 9 8am - 5:30pm McCormick Park $130/$104
KIA Art 6 - 12 8am - 5:30pm Bonner Park $130/$104
MORE Corp of Discovery Adventure 7 - 12 8am - 5:30pm McCormick Park $225/$180

July 28 - Aug 1

Camp Ages Time Site Fees
MORE MOBASH Skate 8 - 14 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $104/$84
MORE Survival Skills Adventure 7 - 12 8am - 5:30pm McCormick Park $225/$180
KIA Beginning Rugby Camp 8 - 14 8:30am - 12:30pm Fort Missoula Rugby Pitch $50/$40

Aug 4 - 8

Camp Ages Time Site Fees
KIA Art 5 - 7 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $50/$40
MORE MOBASH Skate 8 - 14 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $104/$84
KIA Week on Wheels 8 - 12 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $50/$40
KIA Art 8 - 12 12:30pm - 5:30pm McCormick Park $50/$40
KIA All Star Sports 6 - 9 8am - 5:30pm Playfair Park $130/$104
KIA Water World 6 - 12 8am - 5:30pm Bonner Park $130/$104
MORE Enviro-Kids 7 - 12 8am - 5:30pm McCormick Park $225/$180

Aug 11 - 15

Camp Ages Time Site Fees
KIA Water World 5 - 7 8am - 12:30pm Playfair Park $50/$40
MORE MOBASH Skate 8 - 14 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $104/$84
KIA Water World 8 - 12 12:30pm - 5:30pm Playfair Park $50/$40
KIA Discovery 6 - 9 8am - 5:30pm McCormick Park $130/$104
KIA Bowling 6 - 12 8am - 5:30pm Playfair Park $130/$104
MORE Teen Leadership 13 - 18 8am - 5:30pm McCormick Park $225/$180
Water Adventure  10+ 8am - 5pm McCormick Park $300/$250

Aug 18 - 22

Camp Ages Time Site Fees
MORE MOBASH Skate 8 - 14 8am - 12:30pm McCormick Park $104/$84
KIA Water World 6 - 12 8am - 5:30pm Playfair Park $130/$104
KIA All Star Sports 6 - 12 8am - 5:30pm Bonner Park $130/$104
MORE Wilderness Navigation 7 - 12 8am - 5:30pm McCormick Park $225/$180

Aug 25 - 26

Camp Dates Ages Time Site
Fees
KIA Water World Aug 25 - 26 6 - 12 8am - 5:30pm Playfair Park $50/$40
Last Best Adventure Aug 25 5 - 12 8am - 5:30pm McCormick Park $35/$30
Last Best Adventure Aug 26 5 - 12 8am - 5:30pm McCormick Park $35/$30
Kids in Action (KIA) Day Camps

Join Parks and Recreation for exciting adventures and a summer of fun!

We offer a variety of full and half-day camps at your local neighborhood parks. Programs feature a well-rounded day camp experience that includes games, arts and crafts, nature hikes, special guests and fun field trips. Your camper will be outside and active all day long in our youth day camps. Smaller group sizes and lower child-to-staff ratios will greatly enhance your child’s camp experience. The lower ratio allows for more exciting field trips and a wider variety of fun activities!

Camps meet rain or shine, most parks have covered picnic shelters. At McCormick, campers will go inside the Currents building if necessary. Call the Weather Hotline, 541-7200, in case of inclement weather.

Camper to staff ratio is 10:1

Scholarships are available though the Share The Fun Recreation Grant. 
All Star Sports Camp
June 16 - 20, July 7 - 11, Aug 4 - 8
Playing the sports your kids love, soccer, baseball and basketball…AND…experiencing a wide world of non-traditional sports, including, Ultimate Frisbee, Rugby and Folf. Campers will need to wear closed-toe shoes each day (no sandals.) We will provide all the necessary sports equipment. 

Art Camp
June 16 - 20, June 30 - July 3, July 21 - 25, Aug 4 - 8
Kids express themselves through art! During this week campers will learn and participate in a variety of art projects from paintings to clay moldings. Field trips may include The Clay Studio, Missoula Art Museum and downtown art walk. KidsFest in July provides an opportunity for budding artists to display their summer masterpieces. 

Beginning Rugby Camp
​July 28 - Aug 1
Rugby is the second largest sport in the world and soon to be in the Olympics! Join Missoula Parks and Recreation and the Missoula Maggots Rugby Club for a fun week where participants learn the basic skills of the game and finish with a flag rugby tournament. Campers will need to wear closed-toe shoes and bring plenty of water daily. Check out the Beginning Rugby camp schedule.  

Bowling Camp
​June 23 - 27, July 14 - 18, Aug 11 - 15
Get tips from the bowling experts! Play lots of fun bowling games in the morning (shoe rentals included) and enjoy the outdoors in the afternoon. Parents drop off their little bowlers at Westside Lanes and Missoula Parks and Recreation will shuttle the camp to a local park (see page 8-9) for an afternoon of fun.

Week on Wheels (Bike) Camp
​Aug 4 - 8
Join the Missoula Bike Ambassadors and learn all about riding and caring for a bike in Missoula. Activities will include on-bike skills training, rules of the road, trail riding, and trips to Free Cycles, Splash Montana, and more! Bring your own bike and helmet (required) and come ready to ride with closed-toe shoes. 

Discovery Camp
​July 7 - 11, Aug 11 - 15
Campers will discover our wonderful surroundings! This week will be the highlight of the summer. Missoula Parks and Recreation has so much to offer right in our local parks. But we won’t stop exploring there, a typical camp day may consist of field trips to local hiking trails, fishing, and adventures throughout the community! 

Einstein Camp
​June 23 - 27, July 14 - 18
Science has never been so fun! Engage in fun science activities while learning from SPECTRUM and the National Weather Service. Campers will stay active with games in between learning.

Fun and Fit Camp
​June 23 - 27, July 21 - 25
This is no ordinary “Bootcamp”… kids will have loads of fun being active and learning about eating healthy. Campers will learn how to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle through fun activities. 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. Field trips to the PEAS Farm or the UM Sports Complex are all part of this fun camp. 

Nature Camp
​June 16 - 20, June 30 - July 3
Get in touch with our natural surroundings by learning from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Smokejumper Center and the MT Natural History Center. You’ll experience nature nearby with visits to local parks. 

Water World Beach Camp
​July 14 - 18, July 21 - 25, Aug 4 - 8, Aug 11 - 15, Aug 18 - 22, Aug 25 - 26
Soak up the late summer fun in the sun! We’ll make sand castles at Playfair Park, make waves at Currents, visit local splash decks, and go crazy at Splash Montana. Your child won’t want to miss this action-packed week of water! 

Wild West Camp
​July 7 - 11
Put on ‘yer boots and explore the Wild West at Traveler’s Rest State Park, Fort Missoula, and other historic spots around town. Cowboy hats are encouraged! Dress up like cowgirls and cowboys for a fun camp experience. 

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MORE Adventure Summer Camps

Non-stop fun at an amazing value!
  • Low camper-to-staff ration (8:1) with at least two staff at each camp.
  • Camp supervision available 9.5 hours per day, and each camp includes instruction, all equipment, transportation, and a camp t-shirt.
  • Minimum of 7 and a maximum of 16 in each camp.
  • Highly trained professional outdoor recreation staff. To see staff bios, click here.
  • Share The Fun Youth Recreation Grants are available. 

Parents will receive a welcome letter before the start of camp which includes an itinerary and liability waiver. Questions? Call Meg Rogosienski, Outdoor Recreation Specialist, at 552-6271.

Please bring to each camp: Liability waiver, water bottle, lunch, sunscreen, hat and comfortable shoes. No sandals or flip-flops please. If you need to contact your child in an emergency, phone 721-PARK.


Adventure Naturalist Camp
Ages 7 - 12
Foster the sense of adventure and love of nature in your kid this summer. Activities will focus on the flora and fauna of the places where we recreate. Campers will be introduced to plant, bug, and animal identification. Each camper will be provided with their own Naturalist Journal to record their findings. 

Outdoor Photography Camp
Ages 7 - 12
Does your child love to document everything they experience? If so this camp is perfect for them. While we are on adventures in the outdoors they will hone their skills on composition, framing, and subject matter. Campers will be provided with digital cameras and photo journals.

Corp of Discovery Camp
Ages 7 - 12
Hike the canyon and forge the river like Lewis and Clark as we follow in the footsteps of the pioneers of American outdoor adventures. This camp will focus on the natural history and path of the Core of Discovery while we raft, climb, hike, and bike the areas surrounding Missoula. 

Beginners Kayak Camp with Zootown Surfers
Ages 12+
Missoula is known for its epic white water kayaking locations so start a life long passion in your child today! Zootown is known throughout the country as providing premier kayaking instruction. Whether it’s practicing rolls on flat water or learning new strokes on the river, this camp is sure to provide an epic summer adventure your child will never forget. All participants must be able to swim. Fee includes all gear, instruction, and transportation. Please send your child with lunch, water, swim suit, water shoes, and towel.

Go MORE! Girls Adventure Camp
Ages 7 - 14
This all-female camp will provide your girl with an experience they will never forget. Led by experienced female outdoor leaders, this camp will promote friendship, self-esteem and a love of the outdoors.

Survival Skills Camp
Ages 7 - 14
Campers are introduced to primitive fire building skills, how to conduct a search and rescue, Wilderness First Aid techniques, shelter building, and how to survive in the Montana wilds. Sure to please your adventurous child!

Enviro-Kids Camp
Ages 7 - 12
Campers will be introduced to the issues affecting our natural environment, and learn what they can do to make a difference. Your child will learn about “Leave No Trace” outdoor ethics while hiking, biking, rafting, and climbing their way around the greater Missoula area.

Wilderness Navigation Camp
Ages 7 - 12
Introducing the skills of map reading and compass, GPS, forest navigation, and river reading make up this exciting navigation camp. Your kids will learn lifelong skills used in many of today’s outdoor fields while challenging their minds.

MOBASH Skate Camps
Ages 8 - 14
Kids will skate with our local pros to learn the basics of skateboarding and perfect their skills. With a focus on technique and safety, we can meet the needs of every skill level.

Personal safety gear required; we will provide helmets, pads, and skateboards for your child to hone their talents. Each camper gets an awesome video of themselves on the board at the end of camp.

Rod and Reel Fishing Camp
Ages 5 - 14
Come and see what lunkers are lurking in the bottom of Silver’s Lagoon. Each day will begin with lessons on the basics of fishing, bait, and knots followed by an exciting morning of angling in our kids only fishing pond.

Beware! once you open this can of worms your kids will be HOOKED! Fishing gear and bait is provided.

Fly-Fishing Camp
Ages 7 - 14
Join us as we partner with the Missoulian Angler for a week of hands on fly-fishing instruction. Ever wonder what a wholly bugger or tippet are? By the end of the week your kids will be able to educate you with these tidbits, along with what flies to use and how to tie fishing knots. Many tall tale fish stories will begin during this camp! Fly rods and flies are provided.