Youth Camps

Summer 2020

We offer nine week-long sessions June 15-August 14. Each session runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m., with optional before- and after-recreation hours extending the camp day to 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (See changes to our operational times below related to COVID-19).

Our full-day camps are available for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade in the fall.

If you have not enrolled a child in Youth Camps before, please take the time to review the registration process.

Contact us by phone at 406-243-5295 or by email if you have any questions!

COVID-19 & Camp

August 4, 2020
COVID-19 Update Campus Rec Youth Camps 

Camp is on!

We will begin with Session 1 on June 15 as originally scheduled. Camp is going to look, feel, and be different compared to camps offered in the past.  What is most important is that we plan on getting your children out of your home, keeping them active through recreation, engaged with others, crafting, and having FUN!  

Registration is live...again

Registration is open, spread the word!  If you have issues with our registration please give us a call and we can help over the phone. However, please keep in mind that we are working from home, for the most part.  So we may not answer, please leave a message and we will call you back ASAP.  Our director receives an email when someone leaves a voicemail. (406) 243-5295 

Restructuring of camp sessions

We are unable to operate specific themed sessions due to restrictions on specific activities.  For this reason we will have to change our original theme for some sessions. If we feel we need to make changes to other sessions we will communicate those changes. 

Sessions 8-9

We are currently planning on operating sessions 8-9.  We will be limiting camp enrollment to 80 campers per session.  So please register as soon as you can.  If we are full we will accept people on the waitlist and will contact you if a spot opens up. We will continue to follow recommendations set by the State of Montana, Missoula County Health Department and the University. 

Session 10

The University of Montana has decided to begin the academic year on August 17.  Therefore, we are unable to offer our originally scheduled session 10.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  

Pre Rec, After Rec and Camp Hours

After Rec will be happening!  Now that we are in phase 2 of reopening we are able to offer after rec (3:45pm-5:30pm). We’ve decided not to offer pre rec because we typically do not have the numbers to support the staff needed to follow County Health COVID guidelines.  We will, however, have regular camp drop off a half hour earlier than we have in previous years, 8:00am-8:30am.  

Swim instruction & free swim

Unfortunately, swim lessons will not be offered during the camp season 2020.   We know our swim lessons are a huge draw to our camps, we are sorry we are unable to offer them. 

Field Trips and 3rd Party Guests

As of today, we are unable to transport children to and from our originally planned field trips.  Therefore, we are canceling all June field trips.  Also, we will not have any 3rd party guests during the month of June.

Mission Statement

University of Montana Campus Recreation Youth Camps is designed to foster a child’s sense of autonomy while exploring all forms of recreation. In doing so, we hope to foster a lifelong love for recreation in the youth of our community.