BIG SKY COMMUNITY CORP.

BIG SKY – Summer camp is about to get even better for Big Sky kids.

The nonprofit Big Sky Community Corp. is expanding its program, which runs from June through August this year, by offering a greater variety of programs for first through eighth graders.

Aside from favorites like the Big Sky Broadway theater camp, there will be programs for kids to sharpen their basketball, volleyball, and soccer skills; learn to care for and ride horses; learn ceramics; try archery; and improve their skateboarding tricks.

“We have been working hard to offer interesting and unique opportunities for every kind of child to cultivate any kind of interest they may have,” said Camp Director Katie Coleman. “We want campers of all ages to express themselves and learn through a variety of channels, whether it’s athletic, artistic or cultural.”

The Rapier Family Foundation and the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation have underwritten many of the costs associated with running the camps. Local businesses have also teamed up with the BSCC to offer campers a range of Big Sky activities for a reduced cost.

“These camps provides kids the chance to experience everything Big Sky has to offer,” said BSCC Director Jessie Wiese, pointing out the high ropes course at Big Sky, whitewater rafting on the Gallatin River and rock climbing on the new boulder.

One program developed over the past few years, the Junior Leadership program, allows students entering seventh through ninth grade to take on leadership roles in the camps and eventually transition into a counselor position.

“The leadership program provides these older campers the framework to take on more challenges, develop self confidence and acquire important skills for their lives,” Wiese said.

Find more information and a full summer schedule at bsccmt.org.