Gallatin Valley YMCA - ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS - 3rd-4th grade



Hawthorne School in Bozeman, The Commons at Baxter and Love Lane
Bozeman Montana 59718

Contact Info

Phone: (406) 994-9622



Welcome!  Whether you choose two weeks or all summer, our Day Camps fit your schedule and provides a safe environment for children to run, play, build self-esteem and encourage positive corporation.  Having the highest quality leadership staff is our greatest asset.  All staff are carefully selected and screened to ensure that our camp has the best possible role models for your children.  All summer camp staff participate in an intense training program and are CPR and First Aid certified.  Because kids today need camp experiences more than ever, your child will have the opportunity to participate in weekly themes, swimming, field trips, outside games and more so they can discover new talents, gain independence and build lasting relationships and memories.  Most importantly, have fun!  

New this year!  3, 4 and 5 day options available for Adventure Day Camps and Teen Camp.


3rd-4th grade 

Locations: Hawthorne School in Bozeman, The Commons at Baxter and Love Lane

Dates: June 10th – August 30th


  • 5 Days a week:   $155 member/ $205 non member
  • 4 Days a week:   $140 member/ $190 non member
  • 3 Days a week:   $126 member/ $176 non member



Weird & Wild

Description: Finally summer camp is here! Join us as we kick off our summer with a week filled with our favorite camp traditions! This week we’ll encourage our campers to get out of their comfort zone and show their Camp Spirit through crazy outfits, arts and crafts, dance parties, minute to win it games and prizes, friendship circles, and wacky relays. Enjoy the great outdoors as we partake in summertime classics like kickball, hiking, picnics, and more!



Description: Camp is all about opportunities to try new things and make friends that will last a lifetime. This week we’ll explore all the magic found in the Gallatin Valley YMCA camps. We will create potions, hike with fairies, and have magic themed games and activities.


Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue!

Description: Learn teamwork with our Color Games at the Y! We will start our week by separating into teams coordinated by the colors red, yellow, green, and blue. Together we’ll compete with our friends by participating in relay races, activities, and friendly competitive games! Awards will be handed out to each group at the end of the week during our award ceremony. Everyone is a winner this week!



Description: Celebrate one of the best weeks of camp during 4th of July week! We will enjoy our favorite Fourth of July traditions including making our own (safe/fireless) fireworks, go swimming, and create our own camp parade! We will play water balloon baseball, and have a “play all day” celebration at the park! Please note that camp will not be held on the 4th.


In the Spotlight

Description: Join us as we partner with the Verge Theater for DRAMA WEEK! Your camper will have the opportunity to develop their creativity, confidence, and communication skills all while having fun exploring theater. They will try a wide variety of theater games and activities (ranging from improv to costume design) ensuring that everyone from wallflowers to spotlight fiends will find something to enjoy.


Slides, Rafts, and a Splash!

Description: Everyone’s favorite week is back! Pack a swimsuit and a towel and be ready for activities that will leave you soaked. We will travel to the Helena Waterpark and give the 3rd-4th graders the opportunity to gain confidence and spend the night with their favorite counselors and staff.


Alpacas, Trees, and Fruit. Oh my!

Description: Welcome to Farm Week! This week we’ll do all things earthy as we learn about farming, visit with some animals, and plant our own plants.


Moovin’ and Groovin’

Description: Get ready to shake those sillies out! This week we will spend some time learning the basics of Music. Learn to keep rhythm, make/play some instruments that we will make ourselves. We will hear talented musicians, learn dance moves, and play some games that will have us up and moving!


Gettin’ Dirty

Description: Get ready to be messy! This week we will be exploring everything slimy, ooey & gooey. Campers will get their hands dirty while creating volcanic eruptions, homemade play dough, “oobleck,” and more. Each day involves fun and crazy science projects and experiments. We will end the week with a rinse off on the slip-and-slide and a trip to the Belgrade Splash Park.



Description: This week is all about creativity and challenging our campers to create their own inventions. Join us for our 4th annual Thingamajig competition on Friday for more engaging activities and STEM stations; families are invited to join!


Treasure Hunters

Description: Become a detective and unveil the mysteries at camp. We’ll create maps, participate in scavenger hunts, go geo-caching, and mine for some real gems! Everyday is a mystery, and anything can happen.


Never Ending Summer

Description: If only summer camp would never end! Say farewell to summer as we re-live all of our favorite games and activities and create some new ones. We’ll have an ice-cream social on the last day that parents are welcome to attend.