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2021 Camp Guide | Sports & Fitness

April 2021

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STEEPWORLD Climbing & Fitness Summer Camps

  • steepworld.com | 406-969-2500
  • Ages: 6-16
  • TU-F: 10am-2pm all summer long
  • Cost: $159/session, discounts available!
  • Active summer fun! 

GYMNASTICS CLASSES

  • Billings Gymnastics School
  • billingsgymnastics.com | 406-259-2237
  • Ages: 18 months-18 years old
  • From beginner to advanced, we have a class for everyone. High level and top-notch instruction with years of experience. 

TUMBLING CLASSES

  • Tumbling Classes
  • Billings Gymnastics School
  • billingsgymnastics.com | 406-259-2237
  • Ages: 6-18 years
  • Classes for every ability - from no experience, to advanced. Knowledgeable, highly experienced, and attentive instruction. 

NINJA CLASSES AT BILLINGS GYMNASTICS SCHOOL

  • Billings Gymnastics School
  • billingsgymnastics.com | 406-259-2237
  • Ages: 4-12 years
  • Individualized attention and nonstop movement. Builds total body strength, increases self-discipline, and burns off energy. Caring, passionate, and experienced instructors. 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

  • Billings Gymnastics School
  • billingsgymnastics.com | 406-259-2237
  • Parties available for ages 3-8 years
  • Groups up to 24, private birthday room, and we clean up. High energy instructors, bounce house, foam pits, trampolines, and more!
  • Call or book online

SUMMER CAMPS AT BILLINGS GYMNASTICS SCHOOL

  • Billings Gymnastics School
  • billingsgymnastics.com | 406-259-2237
  • Grades: 1st-6th
  • Activities: Gym time, arts & crafts, field trips, and swimming.
  • These weeklong camps, offered throughout the summer are always a favorite! 

BILLINGS SHOWCASE FOOTBALL CAMP

  • Rocky Mountain College
  • rocky.edu/camps | chris.stutzriem@rocky.edu
  • Session 1: June 6, 6-8pm
  • Session 2: June 24, 6-8pm
  • Grades: Incoming 9th-12th graders, post-high school players with college eligibility
  • Cost: $40
  • Location: RMC Herb Klindt Field
  • RMC football coaches and the Battlin' Bear football staff help aspiring football players hone in on their position skills. Camp will challenge players using agility stations, provide offensive and defensive (players to select one) group skills and drills, host kicker competitions and one-on-one competitions. Participants will have their official measurements/times recorded in - height, weight, 40-yard dash, 5-10-5 shuttle, and broad jump. All participants need to bring their own cleats. Quarterbacks and kickers need to bring their own football(s)

GRANITE'S ACTIVE SUMMER CAMP

  • 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. 

RMC BATTLIN' BEAR YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP

  • Rocky Mountain College
  • rocky.edu/camps | chris.stutzriem@rocky.edu
  • Session 1: June 7-9, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Session 2: June 23-25, 9-11am
  • Ages: 6-13
  • Cost: $90/session ($30 discount if registered for both sessions)
  • Location: RMC Herb Klindt Field
  • Parking: RMC parking lots off Rimrock Rd, no permit required
  • The RMC football coaches and the Battlin' Bear football staff are excited to give kids ages 6 to 13 the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of every phase of football: offense, defense, and special teams. Emphasis on developing the football skills at every position. Campers need shirts, shorts, and shoes/cleats. Prizes will be given away daily. 
  • Important information: All sessions taught and supervised by RMC coaches and staff; this is a completely non-contact camp. 

RMC BATTLIN' BEAR GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP

  • Rocky Mountain College
  • rocky.edu/camps | wes.keller@rocky.edu
  • June 7-9, 1-4pm
  • Grades K-8th
  • Cost: $95 (includes t-shirt & b-ball), $10 late fee after May 25
  • Location: RMC Fortin Education Center First Interstate Court 
  • Parking: RMC parking lots off of Rimrock Rd, no permit required
  • This is a great opportunity for girls, regardless of ability or skill level, to gain an understanding of the game, practice fundamentals, and learn the importance of team play. Campers will be separated according to age and skill level to ensure an optimal learning and competitive environment. Fundamentals, fun, and teamwork will be stressed throughout the camp on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. 

CITY OF BILLINGS TENNIS ACADEMY 

  • Billings Parks and Recreation
  • billingsparks.org | 406-657-8371
  • Session 1: June 7-July 2, M-TH with   
  •   optional Friday gameplay
  • Session 2: July 12-Aug 13, M-TH with 
  •   optional Friday gameplay
  • Session 3: Aug 2-20 ($70), M-TH with
  •   optional Friday gameplay
  • Cost: $95/session 1; $115/session 2; $200/both sessions
  • Youth Tennis Instruction. The program's goal is to provide tennis activity for all ages and ability levels. Novice and Intermediate Youth will find lesson groups and tennis play in the Parks Program at Pioneer Park, Rose Park, and Castle Rock Park.
  • Hot Shots (ages 4-8), 8-9am
  • Rallies (ages 10 & under), 9-10am
  • Futures (ages 11+ beginner), 10:30-11:30am
  • Challengers (ages 11+ intermediate), 11:30am-12:30pm  

 HIGH PERFORMANCE TENNIS LESSONS 

  • Billings Parks and Recreation
  • billingsparks.org | 406-657-8371
  • Session 1: June 7-July 2, M-TH with 
  •    optional Friday gameplay
  • Session 2: July 12-Aug 13, M-TH with  
  •    optional Friday gameplay
  • Session 3: Aug 2-20 ($150), M-TH with 
  •    optional Friday gameplay
  • Future Stars (Elementary & Middle School), 9:30-11am
  • All Stars (High School), 11am-12:30pm
  • Location: Pioneer Park
  • Cost: $200/session 1; $250/session 2; $425/both sessions
  • Designed for players beyond beginner and early intermediate abilities who are looking to bring their skills to the next level with high performance training and play.

RMC BATTLIN' BEAR BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP

  • Rocky Mountain College
  • rocky.edu/camps | dreikosw@rocky.edu
  • Session 1: June 7-9, 9am-12pm
  •    Grades: 1st-8th
  • Session 2: June 21-23, 9am-12pm
  •    Grades: 4th-8th
  • Cost: $95 (includes t-shirt & b-ball), $10 late fee after June 2
  •    $30 discount for 4th-8th graders who 
  •    register for both sessions
  • Location: RMC Fortin Education Center First Interstate Court
  • Parking: RMC parking lots off of Rimrock Rd, no permit required
  • Camp is designed to help build a strong foundation of the fundamentals needed to become a successful basketball player. This is a great opportunity for aspiring basketball players to gain an understanding of the game, practice the fundamentals, and learn the importance of team play. Good attitude and having fun are emphasized throughout the week. 

RMC SOCCER ACADEMY

  • Rocky Mountain College
  • rocky.edu/camps | duffyr@rocky.edu
  • June 7-11, 9am-12pm
  • Grades K-8th
  • Cost: $125 (includes t-shirt & soccer ball)
  • Location: RMC Wendy's Soccer Field
  • Parking: RMC parking lots off of Rimrock Rd, no permit required
  • Developing individual technique and love for the game is the focus of this fun and entertaining experience. Campers will be exposed to the fundamentals of soccer using the game's approach to teaching. Small-sided games give the players the ability to practice what they have learned in a game-like situation.

SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP

  • 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

GRANITE SOCCER KIDS

  • Granite Health+Fitness
  • granitebillings.com/pages/soccer-kids
  • 4 Week Session Dates (Wednesdays):
  • June 9-30, W, 10:30-11:10am
  • July 7-28, W, 10:30-11:10am
  • Location: Country Manor Park
  • Ages: 3-8
  • Cost: $25/member | $30/non-members
  • A developmental soccer program designed to give kids a jump start on basic soccer techniques and fundamental sports skills. Each child needs to bring their own soccer ball. 
  • Spots limited, register early! 

GRANITE'S LITTLE HOOPSTERS

  • Granite Health+Fitness
  • granitebillings.com/pages/little-hoopsters
  • June 11-July 9, F, 10:30-11:10am
  • July 16-Aug 6, F, 10:30-11:10am
  • Ages: 3-8
  • Cost: $25/member | $30/non-member
  • Location: Granite Sport Gym
  • A developmental basketball program designed to give kids a jump-start on basic basketball techniques and fundamental sports skills. Each child will need to bring their own basketball.

RMC VOLLEYBALL ELITE SKILLS AND COMPETITION CAMP

  • Rocky Mountain College
  • rocky.edu/camps | yangy@rocky.edu
  • June 13-15 | Grades 9th-12th
  •    Session 1 (grades 11 & 12): 9-11am & 12-2pm
  •    Session 2 (grades 9 & 10): 3-5pm & 6-8pm 
  • Cost: $150 (includes t-shirt & v-ball)
  • Location: RMC Fortin Education Center First Interstate Court
  • Parking: RMC parking lots off of Rimrock Rd, no permit required
  • Camp emphasizes individual skills for the elite player combined with team concepts for athletes in grades 9 through 12. Camp focuses on all aspects of the game. Players or teammates that come together will have the opportunity to compete as a team in the evening sessions. Evening sessions will consist of competition, which parents are welcome to watch. 

SPORTS CAMP SERIES

  • Billings Parks and Recreation
  • billingsparks.org | 406-657-8371
  • Register online beginning April 1!

Sports Sampler Camp

  • June 14-18
  • Ages: 5-8 | 10:30am-12pm
  •       9-11 | 10:45am-12:15pm
  • Location: North Park
  • Campers will focus on learning fundamental athletic skills in a wide range of sports. Help your child find the sport they are passionate about by letting them try them all! Camp will include Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, and Flag Football.

Youth Soccer Camp

  • Billings Parks and Recreation
  • billingsparks.org | 406-657-8371
  • Session 1: June 28-July 2
  • Session 2: Aug 2-6
  • Ages: 3-5 | 10:45am-12pm
  •  6-8 | 9-10:30am
  •  9-11 | 1-3pm
  • Cost: $60
  • Location: Amend Park
  • Focused on increasing skill, building self-confidence, and enthusiasm about soccer. Our quality instructors are ready to kick a goal with your young athlete in this engaging camp! Bring closed-toe shoes, water, and wear comfortable clothes.

Volleyball Camp

  • July 19-23
  • Ages: 7-9 | 9-10:30am
  • 10-13 | 11am-1pm
  • Cost: $60
  • Location: North Park Center
  • Increase your athlete's understanding and confidence by working on skills with our patient staff! Coaches use positive reinforcement during camp. Please wear closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothes, and bring water.

Flag Football

  • August 16-20
  • Ages: 5-8 | 9-10:15am
  •  9-12 | 10:30am-12pm
  • Cost: $60
  • Location: Veterans Park
  • Are you looking to get your child into football without the fear of contact? Enroll them in our flag football camp. This camp will get participants involved and active, while promoting cooperative play. Campers will participate in a variety of football related drills and games. 

Basketball Camp

  • Billings Parks and Recreation
  • billingsparks.org | 406-657-8371
  • July 12-16
  • Ages: 6-8 | 9-10:30am
  • 10-12 | 11am-1pm
  • Cost: $60
  • Location: North Park Basketball Courts
  • This camp is a slam-dunk! Campers will focus on skill development and build their self-confidence as an athlete. By incorporating teamwork and minimizing competitive play, this camp will enable participants to advance their skills and knowledge of the game.

2021 YEGEN KIDS ADVANCED GOLF CAMP

  • yegenkids.com | 406-656-8099
  • June 14-Aug 2, M/W
  • Ages: 13-17: 9-10am
  • Cost: $200
  • Yegen Golf Club’s award winning junior golf camp is back for the 2021 summer. Head Golf Professional Jared Strickland will be in his fourth year as camp director. After being named an honorable mention Top 50 U.S. Kids Teacher for 2018 and 2020, Jared and his staff are very excited to start this year with the new and improved U.S. Kids Golf Program; the program now offers junior golfers up to 8 levels of education. Teaching alongside Jared will be his Assistant Golf Professional Andrew Cortez as well as some of the area’s top college and high school golfers. Each year we strive to keep a 4:1 student to teacher ratio during our camp. 
  • We encourage kids to bring their own clubs but it is not required.

2021 YEGEN KIDS GOLF CAMP

  • yegenkids.com | 406-656-8099
  • June 15-Aug 3, TU & TH
  • Ages 6-7: 8-9am
  • Ages 8-9: 9-10am
  • Ages 10: 10-11am
  • Ages 11-12: 11am-12pm
  • Cost: $200
  • Yegen Golf Club’s award winning junior golf camp is back for the 2021 summer. Head Golf Professional Jared Strickland will be in his fourth year as camp director. After being named an honorable mention Top 50 U.S. Kids Teacher for 2018 and 2020, Jared and his staff are very excited to start this year with the new and improved U.S. Kids Golf Program; the program now offers junior golfers up to 8 levels of education. Teaching alongside Jared will be his Assistant Golf Professional Andrew Cortez as well as some of the area’s top college and high school golfers. Each year we strive to keep a 4:1 student to teacher ratio during our camp. 
  • We encourage kids to bring their own clubs but it is not required.

RMC VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CAMP

  • Rocky Mountain College
  • rocky.edu/camps | yangy@rocky.edu
  • June 16-18
  •    Session 1: Grades 5th-6th, 9am-12pm
  •    Session 2: Grades 7th-9th, 1-4pm
  • Grades: 5th & 6th, 7th-9th
  • Cost: $125 (includes t-shirt & v-ball)
  • Location: RMC Fortin Education Center First Interstate Court
  • Parking: RMC parking lots off of Rimrock Rd, no permit required
  • This camp will emphasize individual skills for younger players combined with team concepts for athletes in grades 6 through 9. The camp focuses on all aspects of the game. Parents are welcome to watch.

TRAVELING JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS 

  • Billings Parks and Recreation
  • billingsparks.org | 406-657-8371
  • Event 1: July 1 | Event 2: Aug 13
  • Ages: 9-18 | Cost: $45
  • Join Billings Parks and Recreation as we take a day trip to Bozeman this summer to compete against other junior players from across the state. Junior Team Tennis brings together boys and girls, ages 9 to 18, to play singles, doubles, and mixed doubles against other coed teams.

 GIRLS NINJA WARRIOR CAMP

  • Billings Parks and Recreation
  • billingsparks.org | 406-657-8371 
  • Week 1: July 19-23, 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Week 2: Aug 2-6, 7:30am-5:30pm 
  • Ages: 9-13
  • Cost: $185/week
  • If your girl has energy and a quest for adventure, this camp is perfect for her! In partnership with the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming, these girls will discover their inner courage and harness their ninja skills in a series of great activities and challenges. Girls will swim, paddle, and climb their way to become the ultimate ninja warrior!

CHEER & DANCE CAMP

  • Billings Parks and Recreation
  • billingsparks.org | 406-657-8371
  • July 26-30
  • Ages: 4-7, 9-10:30am
  • 8-11, 11am-1pm
  • Cost: $60
  • Location: North Park Center Gym
  • Designed for those with spirit, enthusiasm, and energy for leading a crowd. Campers will work all week developing a cheer routine to share with their parents or guardians on Friday. The skills you can expect to learn at this camp include low level tumbling on mats, rhythmic movements, chants, and beginner stunts.
  • Register online beginning April 1st!

RMC Soccer Girls PRESEASON ID CAMP

  • Rocky Mountain College
  • rocky.edu/camps | duffyr@rocky.edu
  • Aug 2-6 | 8am-9pm, M-TH; 8am-12pm, F
  • Grades: 9th-12th
  • Cost: $150 (includes t-shirt)
  • Location: RMC Wendy's Soccer Field and RMC Herb Klindt Field
  • Parking: RMC parking lots off of Rimrock Rd, no permit required
  • The ideal camp for high school players looking to prepare themselves for the upcoming high school season. Players assigned to a specific team and receive instruction in technical and tactical field performance followed by classroom sessions focused on nutrition, sports psychology, strength training, and college recruiting. Additionally, participants will perform in 11 vs 11 games. This camp will help prepare individuals and teams for the demands of a high school season in a challenging and competitive environment.

SUMMER DANCE PROGRAMS: DANCE INTENSIVE

  • School of Classical Ballet at the Montana Dance Center
  • scbbillings.com | 406-702-7262
  • Aug 2-13
  • Ages: 9+
  • For dancers with 3+ years training
  • Instructed with Guest Artists & Faculty
  • 3 Levels: 1/2 & full days
  • Ballet, Pte, Variations, Jazz Modern, Partnering, Stretch & Strength

RACQUET SPORTS CAMP

  • Billings Parks and Recreation
  • billingsparks.org | 406-657-8371
  • August 9-13
  • Ages: 7-11 | Cost $65
  • Location: North Park Center Gym
  • Campers will Serve, Slam, and Paddle their way through a week's worth of Racquet Sports. An introduction to Tennis, Pickleball, and Badminton will be taught with an emphasis on fundamentals, game play, and the importance of lifetime sports. 

 NON-ELIMINATION JUNIOR SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Billings Parks and Recreation
  • billingsparks.org | 406-657-8371
  • August 18
  • Ages: 6-18
  • Cost: Singles $15 / Doubles $10
  • Tennis players ages 6-18 are encouraged to participate in the 3rd annual Billings Parks and Recreation Non-Elimination Tournament. All age and ability level divisions both singles and doubles will be offered.

LESSONS WITHOUT VIDEO ANALYSIS - BASEBALL AND GOLF

  • yegenkids.com | 406-652-1875
  • Juniors
  • Private or Group Single Lessons or 5 lesson packages available. Please call for details and to schedule.
  • Jared Strickland, Head Golf Professional, 406-656-8099; Baseball instruction is available for inquiries, please call 652-1875. 

CAMP OF CHAMPIONS

  • 406-860-9955

MSUB YELLOWJACKET ATHLETICS CAMPS

  • 406-657-2369

Originally printed in the April 2021 issue of Simply Local Magazine

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