Summer Camp 2023
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 2023:
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 37 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.
Our summer program runs Monday-Thursday, 8:00-4:00.
What do you LOVE about the
Outdoor activities help to improve physical health, cognitive abilities, creativity, sensory stimulation, stress relief, and more!
We have 8-weeks of outdoor, connected programming.
Come for one week, or stay for the summer!
Great Beginning's Summer Camp 2023!
This summer we are excited to be offering a new and improved change in programming. We will still offering the same amazing activities packed into four days of summer fun! Each day throughout the summer will have a different theme. Your child will be experiencing a little bit of all of the favorited camps throughout one week. Each week will have different projects for those children signed up for multiple weeks.
The summer camp schedule will be as follows:
Monday- Artful Adventures
Tuesday Fairy Garden and Gnome Homes
Wednesday- Weird Science
Thursday- Sport Day, Bike Day
See below for more information!
Each Monday children will tap into their artisitc abilities with sculpting, collages, painting and more! Children will also have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of songs, dance and musical instruments!
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.
Each Wednesday the children will be involved in amazing discoveries as they 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.
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.
There will be no camp on Fridays