2021 Camp Guide | Arts & Crafts

April 2021

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  • Billings Family YMCA
  • billingsymca.org | 406-248-1685
  •    Week 1:  June 7-11,
  •    Week 2:  June 14-18 
  • M-F: 9am-12pm
  • Grades: 3rd-6th / K-2nd 
  • Cost: Members- $125/week, Offsite members- $150/week, Non-members- $175/week 
  • Location: Billings First Congregational Church
  • Campers will spend the week led by Kristi Schell, learning basic German, play games, make crafts pertaining to German holidays, and eat German food! 
  • Register by May 31 to avoid late fees!


  • Granite Health+Fitness
  • granitebillings.com/pages/summercamp
  • Ages: 4-12
  • Weekly sessions starting June 7-Aug 13
  • 12:30-3:30pm, M-F 
  • Cost: $75/week-member; $95/week-non-member
  • Location: Start and end at Granite Sport Daycare
  • Fun-filled afternoons of everything from arts & crafts, music, swim lessons, adventure, science projects, rock climbing, character building, and more! Sign up weekly, spots limited! 
  • Sign-ups available now: Contact jen.farewell@granitebillings.com with questions. 


  • Yellowstone Art Museum 
  • artmuseum.org/educate/childrens-camps | outreach@artmuseum.org
  • June 7-11
  • Ages: 7-14
  •    3 daily sessions, 8:30am-2:30pm
  •    4 daily sessions, 8:30am-4:15pm
  • Location: Tech Hall and Bair Family Science Center
  • Parking: RMC parking lots off of Rimrock Rd, no permit required
  • This year, young artists will be learning from professional artists in small groups on the campus of Rocky Mountain College and online. We are still refining the details of Summer Art Academy 2021 to ensure the best experience for young artists, no matter their location.
  • Details available and registration opens April 1!   


  • Magic City Gymnastics
  • magiccitygymnastics.com | 406-221-2424
  • M-F, 9am-3pm | Bring a sack lunch
  • Grades: Entering 1st-6th 
  • Cost: $190/child/camp
  • Located in Rimrock Mall
  • All camps include swimming, field trips, games, crafts, fun, new friends, gymnastics, ninja. 
  • June 7-11: Phineas and Ferb: Summer Vacation
  • June 14-18: Super Heroes
  • June 21-25: The Great Relay Race
  • June 28-July 2: USA All the Way
  • July 5-9: Spectacular Science
  • July 12-16: Christmas in July
  • July 19-23: Backyard Bash
  • July 26-30: Olympics - Sports Galore
  • Aug 2-6: Dr. Seuss and Friends
  • Aug 9-13: Better Than Back to School


  • Montana Audubon Center
  • mtaudubon.org/center | 406-294-5099
  • June 14-18 | 8:30am-12pm
  • Grades: Entering 3rd-9th | Cost: $155
  • Fabulous Fun Field Studies! Learn all the tricks and tips to master watercolor brush pens as you create detailed field studies and more. Each camper will take home a watercolor brush pen set, a field study guide/workbook, pencil, waterproof pen, eraser, and tote. 
  • *Additional $20 fee for take-home supplies*


  • Karen Haughey Music Studio
  • khmstudio.com | 406-671-9574
  • Location: ZooMontana
  • June 14-18 | 9-11:30am OR 12:30-3pm
  • Ages: 4.5-7 years
  • Our popular day camp connects music, art, and nature!
  • Cost: $150 (includes all music and art supplies)


  • Yellowstone Art Museum
  • artmuseum.org/educate/childrens-camps
  • 406-256-6804 x238 | outreach@artmuseum.org 
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Morning Session: 10am-12pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1-3pm
  • Register for our Thursday classes and you'll tour, explore, and learn to create art. Every week focuses on a different exhibition and technique. Check to see if we will be on Zoom or at the YAM.
  • Cost: Virtual Zoom Classes | $8 for members and not-yet members
  • Cost: Classes at the YAM | $10/Members ($8/Member-Only Additional Child), $20/Not-Yet Members

June 17 | Figure It Out on Zoom

  • Dress a model. Draw a model. Explore drawing using lights and darks. Based on John Giarrizzo’s Work From Life. Take home art supply packet included in registration.

June 24 | Sen-STAIN-tional on Zoom

  • Combine inks with supplies from your own kitchen to create art about what you eat and why. Inspired by the work of Luzene Hill. Take home art supply packet included in registration.

*The following classes will take place either online or at the museum if CDC guidelines allow us to safely gather. Please check Facebook or call for updates*

July 1 | Painting on the Edge

  • Paint big. Focus on the horizon. Based on art from the YAM’s permanent collection.

July 8 | Hanging Out

  • Create a 3D work of art that you can hang on the wall. Based on the North x Northwest: Out of Isolation exhibition.

July 15 | Crazy Big Collage

  • Make a life-sized invisible you using huge paper, vinyl stickers, and more. Inspired by I Refuse to Be Invisible, a crazy big collage by Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

July 22 | Think. Blink. Paint.

  • First, paint blindfolded to discover a new style. Next, add details to create something unexpected. Based on art in the I Refuse to Be Invisible exhibition.

July 29 | Clay Lines

  • Create with clay and then paint with clay. Inspired by the ceramics of Rudy Autio.


  • Montana Audubon Center
  • mtaudubon.org/center | 406-294-5099
  • July 5-9 | 8:30am-12pm
  • Grades: Entering K-2nd | Cost: $155
  • Sketch & sculpt your favorite creatures ranging from prehistoric beasts to critters who call Montana home. Each camper will make and paint multiple clay sculptures and receive their own personal sculpting/sketching workbook, pencil, pen, eraser and tote bag. 


  • Yellowstone Art Museum
  • artmuseum.org/educate/childrens-camps
  • 406-256-6804 x238 | outreach@artmuseum.org
  • Aug 2-6
  • Ages 6-8, 9:30am-12pm
  • Ages 9-12, 1-3:30pm
  • Cost: $95/Members, $75/Member, $125/Not-Yet Members
  • Young artists spend a week at the YAM creating art, exploring the galleries, and making friends. Our 2021 theme is “Anything Can and Will Happen.” This summer will feature surprise guest artists, art supplies that you never imagined, enormous works of art, and more. Currently planned to take place at the YAM. 


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Originally printed in the April 2021 issue of Simply Local Magazine

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