Summer Camp 2022
 is  currently full

 

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Love Children. Love Nature.
 

Welcome to Great Beginnings day camp - Our campers will spend the summer exploring everything from the playground on our local campus to local mountain ranges to the edges of local lakes. Based on their ages, they will have fun getting dirty in the soil, playing along local riverbanks, and learning about the unique ecosystems that make Montana a wonderful place to live and play. 

Our younger campers stay on campus. Our campers 6 and older go off campus every day to explore!

 

Great Beginnings Summer Day Camp 2022:

  • Bumblebee Camp (ages 2-3)

  • Huckleberry Camp (ages 3-6)

  • Yurt Camp (ages 6-9) Rising 1st - 3rd grades

The Great Beginnings Montessori School has been a local non-profit for 36 years and has offered Summer Nature Camps since 2007! Our Summer Camp provides quality, nature-based fun in an outdoor, hands-on setting. Campers spend most of their time outside, having a great time observing nature up-close using tools like binoculars, magnifying lenses and microscopes. Ecology concepts are introduced in a fun environment, with crafts, games and hands-on activities, and activities are specific to age groupings.

What do you LOVE about the

local outdoors?

Fish, rivers, lakes, streams, insects, rocks, minerals, mammals and more.

We have 8-weeks of connected programming.

Come for one week, or stay for the summer!

 

Week 1: June 13 - 16, 2022

Weird Science:

For the first week of summer, join us for a week of amazing discovery as we create scientific experiments from everyday objects. Pop dry ice smoke bubbles, experiment with solar bags, whip up a batch of elephant toothpaste, and be dazzled by solar power! 

 

Air is one of the most popular themes for science fair projects. When you explore the properties of air, you discover that air occupies space, has weight and exerts pressure. 

 

*All campers will have bike on Thursday.  Please be sure to bring bike and helmet at morning drop off.  Bumblebee and Huckleberry campers can bring push bikes or scooters if preferred.

 

  

 

 
 

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Week 2  June 20-23, 2022

Sport Week

Challenge yourself and others as you face obstacles that will engage your “team player” attitude. Come enjoy obstacle courses, soccer, balancing, tumbling, yoga, dancing and more!

*All campers will have bike day on Thursday. Please be sure to bring bike and helmet at morning drop off. Bumblebee and Huckleberry campers can bring push bikes or scooters if preferred. 

 

 

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Week 3  June 27 - 30, 2022

Fairy Gardens & Gnome Homes

Bring your imagination and curiosity for this creative camp! What fun the fairies and gnomes will have with the homes, playgrounds, and gardens we make for them. Who knows, they may come out of hiding and join in our circle games and songs. Explore the fairy realm and create fun arts and crafts. 

We will also be looking at storytelling and fairy-tales. 

 

 

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Week 4: July 11-14th, 2022

 

 

 

Shelters & Forts

Ever build a fort? Well, here's your chance to explore and experiment with structures made of natural materials that we will find and gather. We'll learn how to choose a good campsite (since a good shelter in a bad location is a bad shelter). We'll also learn the principles necessary for any effective survival shelter. You will have a chance to work on individual forts and possibly a large group structure.

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Week 5:  July 18-21, 2022

Jurassic Week

Did you know that there are dinosaur fossils in Bozeman? This week is all about geology, history, and all things prehistoric. Learn what makes our local mountain ranges so special.

All campers will have bike day on Thursday, Please be sure to bring bike and helmet at morning drop off. Bumblebee and Huckleberry campers can bring push bikes or scooters if bike is not available. Training wheels are welcome.

 

Week 6:  July 25-28, 2022

Insects Everywhere!

Butterflies, ladybugs, grasshoppers, and bees are incredible creatures with many lessons to enjoy. Come enjoy a week of creepy crawly fun!

*All campers will have bike day on Thursday, Please be sure to bring bike and helmet at morning drop off. Bumblebee and Huckleberry campers can bring push bikes or scooters if bike is not available. Training wheels are welcome.

Week 7: August 1-4, 2022

Artful Adventures:

In this visual art day camp and nature-based studio, young artists will explore the line between reality and fantasy this summer with imagination as muse! Join our professional art instructors for a summer of art FUN-damentals. ​

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Week 8: August 8-11

Imagin-arium

Make small waterways, dams, boats, pinwheels, streamers and more. Bring your curiosity, ingenuity and a change of clothes- because you may get wet!

​*All campers will have bike day on Thursday, Please be sure to bring bike and helmet at morning drop off. Bumblebee and Huckleberry campers can bring push bikes or scooters if bike is not available. Training wheels are welcome.