Kids in Action Camps

Youth Camp Waiver - please complete and send with your child on the first day of any summer camp program.

2018 Full and Half-Day Camps for ages 5-12

Camp dates, times, fees and locations

Kids in Action Campers:

  • Experience a fun, supervised summer outdoors.
  • Build relationships and make new friends.
  • Work as a team to learn the importance of fair play, sportsmanship, and sharing.
  • Play in your neighborhood parks while learning about and connecting with your Missoula community.

Our Qualified Staff:

  • Brings training, enthusiasm, and recreation knowledge to every camp.
  • Facilitates a secure learning and playing environment for your child.
  • Encourages cooperation, team work, and positive attitudes.
  • Promotes organized lesson planning and a variety of activities.

Kids In Action camps feature a well-rounded day camp experience including games, arts and crafts, nature hikes, special guests and exciting field trips. Campers will be outside and active all day long, easily achieving their CDC-recommended Daily Dose of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity.

Smaller group sizes and lower child-to-staff ratios (10/1) will greatly enhance your child’s camp experience. Camps meet rain or shine, as most parks have covered picnic shelters. At McCormick, campers will go inside Currents Aquatics Center. Call the Weather Hotline, 541-7200, in case of inclement weather.

Camp dates, times, fees and locations

New! Kids in Action with Animal Wonders

Wild Animal Educators Camp • July 9-13 Get up close and personal with the animal ambassadors of Animal Wonders in this exciting new camp! Campers will spend the week learning about and interacting with some amazing animals. They will learn how to tell a story and teach about how each animal survives in their native habitat. At the end of the week, campers will share what they’ve learned when they become the educators themselves in a special presentation for their families. Activity #: 2330422

Amazing Animal Behaviorists Camp • Aug. 6-10 Discover how you can talk to animals during this unique hands-on experience with the animals. Campers will spend the week meeting, interacting, and handling the animal ambassadors. Kids will learn about becoming animal behaviorists as they explore how the animals are communicating to them, and how they can communicate back by using body language and positive reinforcement training, creating a fun environment for everyone involved. Activity #: 2330422

More exciting Kids In Action camps

KIA All Star Sports Camp
Kids will play the sports they love, like soccer, baseball, and basketball…and explore the wide world of non-traditional sports like ultimate Frisbee, rugby, lacrosse and folf. We will provide all the necessary equipment, so come ready to play!  Activity #: 2330401

KIA Art Camp
Kids: express yourself through art!  Campers will create a variety of projects from paintings to clay moldings. Field trips can include stops like the Missoula Art Museum and the Clay Studio of Missoula (subject to change.)  Activity Code: 2330402

KIA Backyard Adventures
Explore the world right in your backyard this summer. Your camper will learn a variety of fun backyard games they can bring home to play with family and friends. Campers will enjoy games including polish horse shoes, corn hole, plus giant Jenga, Yahtzee, and checkers. We will design our own obstacle courses and even come up with a new backyard game of our own!  Activity #: 2330415

KIA Bike in the Parks Camp
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 and more!  Activity #: 2330420

KIA Bookworm
Does your camper love to read? Bookworm camp will explore the wonderful world of books. We will spend time at the Missoula Public Library, show and tell our favorite stories, and explore Missoula for inspiration to write our own book! Campers will also enjoy letting loose on the playground and running around the park playing all kinds of book-inspired games. Activity #: 2330414

KIA Bowling Camp
Strike! Spare! Repeat! Bowl in the morning (shoe rentals included) and play in the outdoors all afternoon. Parents drop off their little bowlers at Westside Lanes and KIA will shuttle campers to a local park for an afternoon of fun. Activity #: 2330403

KIA Crafty Kids
Spend the week learning new skills such as crocheting, hand sewing, recycled crayon making and so much more!  Your crafty kid will come home with a new skill and great project each day!  The rest of the day will be spent exploring their local parks and swimming the afternoon away at Splash on Friday!  Activity #: 2330416

KIA Disc Camp
You’ve thrown a football and baseball, and now learn how to throw all types of discs! Frisbee is a great family activity. Campers will learn the fundamentals of Ultimate Frisbee, folf and some fun backyard disc games. Activity #: 2330404

KIA Discovery Camp
Discover your hometown! We have so much to offer right in our local parks, but the exploration doesn’t stop there. A typical camp week includes field trips to local hiking trails and adventures throughout the community. Activity #: 2330405

KIA Fantasy Camp
Spend a week inside the worlds of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Narnia, and more! Your child will create their own Patronus, battle with the Sith, and explore the mystical places of Missoula. Adventures include fun games of Quidditch, Star Wars Dodgeball, and writing their own fantasy stories.  Activity #: 2330412

KIA Fun and Fit Camp
This is no ordinary “Bootcamp.” Kids will have loads of fun being active and learning about healthy eating. Campers will achieve their recommended 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity each day! Activity #: 2330407

KIA Lacrosse Camp-NEW
Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sport in the US! Come learn the basics of lacrosse and have some fun this week. Sticks and equipment provided. Activity #: 2330421

KIA Mad Scientist Camp
The park is your laboratory in our active and educational Mad Scientist camp!  Campers will conduct a variety of experiments and get their fill of active play this week. Activity #: 2330406

KIA Nature Camp
Get in touch with our natural surroundings by learning from the amazing ecosystems around us in Missoula. You’ll experience nature nearby with visits to local parks and organizations. Activity #: 2330408

KIA Racquet & Paddle Camp
Introduce your budding sports star to tennis, pickleball, ping pong, badminton, and other fun activities! Learn these lifelong activities so you can play with friends!  Tennis basics will start each day, and then we’ll explore other great racquet and paddle sports. Activity #: 2330409

KIA Splash Montana Camp
Get out in the sun and jump in the pool this summer at Splash Montana! Campers will spend their mornings practicing their swim strokes in lessons, learning basic water rescue techniques, enjoying water polo, playing fun beach games, and exploring everything that Splash Montana has to offer! Activity #: 2330413

KIA Intro to Youth Triathlons Camp
Do you like to swim, bike and run?  This camp is just for you!  Join the Sports and Wellness staff and learn the basics of a triathlon. Swimming, biking and running are excellent lifelong activities and campers will learn how to put all three together. The week will end with a fun mini-tri at Currents Aquatics Center and McCormick Park.  Activity #: 2330418

KIA Water World Beach Camp
Soak up the late summer fun in the sun! We’ll make sand castles at Playfair Park, visit local splash decks, and go crazy at Splash Montana. *Swim lessons included in full day Water World Camps only. Activity #: 2330411

Camp dates, times, fees and locations

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