Gallatin Valley YMCA - ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS - K-2nd Grade


Session 1: Mon, June 10, 2019 -
Session 10: Fri, August 30, 2019 -


Hawthorne School in Bozeman, The Commons at Baxter and Love Lane
Bozeman Montana 59715

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.



Entering K-2nd 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


Wacky and Wonderful

Description: Summer adventures are better with friends! Join us as we kick off summer with a week filled with fun and excitement! Show us your Camp Spirit through goofy hats, crazy socks, minute to win it games, friendship circles, and wacky relays. Enjoy the great outdoors as we partake in summertime classic games like kickball, lawn games, nature crafts, picnics, and, s’mores!


The “Magic” of Camp

Description: Camp is all about new opportunities. This week we will explore the magic found in the Gallatin Valley YMCA camps. We will create potions, hike with fairies, dress-up in our own fairy/wizard costumes, have magic themed games/activities, and enjoy some favorite summer camp traditions.


Color Games!

Description: Learn teamwork with our Color Games at the Y! We’ll start our week by separating into teams coordinated by color. As the week goes on, we’ll compete with our friends by participating in relay races, activities, and friendly competitive games created for our K-2nd groups! Awards will be handed out to each group at the end of the week during our award ceremony. Everyone is a winner this week!


Party in the USA

Description: Celebrate one of the best weeks of camp during 4th of July week! We will enjoy our favorite Fourth of July traditions including art activities, swimming, and participate in our own camp parade! We’ll 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.


Lights, Camera, Action!

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 age appropriate theater games and activities (ranging from improv to costume design) ensuring that everyone from wallflowers to spotlight fiends will find something to enjoy.


Splish Splash

Description: Everyone’s favorite week is back! Pack a swimsuit and towel and be ready for activities that will leave you soaked. We will travel to the Helena Waterpark, visit the Belgrade Splash park, and spend our water week participating in water relays and games that will leave your camper soaked and asking for more.


Old McDonald had a Camp

Description: Welcome to Farm Week! This week we’ll learn all about farming, visit with some animals & farms around our valley, and become farmers as we learn how to plant our own plants. Get ready for a week full of activities and trips that will leave your camper excited about farming and where their food comes from.


Mini Musicians

Description: Get ready to shake those sillies out! This week we will spend some time learning the basics of Music. We will learn to keep rhythm through games and activities, create some of our own instruments, hear some talented musicians, learn some sweet dance moves, and get loud!


Ooey Gooey Awesomeness

Description: Get ready to be messy! This week we will be exploring everything slimy, ooey,  gooey, and awesome. Campers will learn about their enviornment by using their hands to create volcanic eruptions, homemade play dough, “oobleck,” and more. Each day involves science projects and experiments that are geared for younger campers. We will end this week with a rise off in slip-and-slides and a trip to the Belgrade Splash Park.


Creativity Corner

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!


Mini Detectives

     Description: Become a mini 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.


Camp Rewind

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