Camp Big Sky
We believe

The foundation of exploration is play.

What is Camp Big Sky

Camp Big Sky is a community day camp created to engage and inspire elementary children to experience something new and different each day.

BSCO partners with other nonprofits, artists, educators, naturalists, and professional instructors to help children explore the world around them while growing their confidence, forming new friendships, and inspiring future community leaders. Camp Big Sky is an affordable, high-quality, and fun day camp, open to all kids in the Big Sky community.

Our Mission: Camp Big Sky engages and inspires each child to experience something new and different each day through a variety of enriching programs.

The Details

Camp Big Sky is for children entering 1st through 6th grades. Daily drop-in, weekly, and summer-long options are available.

Pioneers Adventure Camp:

1st – 3rd graders

Explorers Adventure Camp:

4th – 6th graders

Thank you to our Premier Sponsors in 2022!

PROGRAMMING: Camp Big Sky programming includes, but is not limited to, naturalist hikes, STEAM projects, reading, creative ventures, interactive games and sports. Campers have access to a vibrant community park which includes sporting fields and courts, fishing pond, bouldering rocks, river trail, disc golf course, playground, a paved area for riding bikes and scooters, and a network of hiking and biking trails.

No day at camp is ever the same. Each week has a unique theme in addition to the routine activities each day. While our curriculum keeps returners engaged, we also incorporate free play or ‘Choose Your Own Activity’ in the morning and afternoon, which is when campers can enjoy their favorite activities utilizing the park amenities, sandbox, Lego collection, board games, and arts and crafts.

COLLABORATION: Camp Big Sky is truly a community collaboration that offers the best opportunities for our youth. Every week we invite special guests to share their area of expertise ranging from artists and educators, to gardeners and naturalists.  We partner with other nonprofits including the Arts Council of Big Sky, Gallatin River Task Force, Historic Crail Ranch Museum, and the Jack Creek Preserve, in addition to working with local professional instructors on the more specialized activities such as golf, music, and outdoor recreation.

YURT LIFE: Camp Big Sky is located at the Big Sky Community Park yurts. Fully stocked with snacks, equipment/gear, books, activities and supplies, we encourage you to stop by and take a look inside! Don’t miss the camp museum showcasing a collection of rocks, bones, feathers, and other interesting finds.

TRANSFERS & CANCELLATIONS: There will be no refunds for the days which campers have registered, however we will accommodate transfers from an already registered date(s), only if we have space on the desired date. You can make transfers online through your membership account.

NO SHOW = NO REFUND is given to any camper who does not attend a day at camp for which they hold a reservation.


2022 Summer Camp!

Priority registration for BASE Pass holders opens Wednesday, April 6th at 10am followed by non-Pass-holders opening Monday, April 18th at 10am

Pioneers Adventure Camp:

1st – 3rd graders

Explorers Adventure Camp:

4th – 6th graders

Kickstart Summer Camp Event open to all to attend!

Thursday, March 31st at BASE 3:30-5:30pm

For assistance registering or to learn more about several of the camp providers in the Big Sky area including the Jack Creek Preserve and Moonlight Camp, swing by BASE on your way home from school and get all the information you need to make this the best summer yet! All are welcome to attend indiscriminate of BASE memberships.

Camp Scholarships

Camp scholarships are available through Wellness In Action, (WIA) a local non-profit organization.

Interested families may apply for camp scholarships which are awarded based on financial need. Click here to go to an Application for Financial Assistance for Summer Camp or contact Wellness In Action at 406-589-6522 or email  for further details.

Interested in financial aid for BASE?

If you are in need of financial assistance please complete an application, and submit with your required documentation to for evaluation.

Camp Contact

For general questions about Camp Big Sky please contact

BSCO Public Trails

BSCO manages 23+ miles of trails that are all multi-use and multi-directional.

Multi-Seasonal Use

The majority of BSCO trails are open year-round, barring any temporary seasonal hazard closures.

= Groomed or plowed during the winter. Note: Ungroomed / plowed trails are still open & get packed down by use.


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