Dear Optimist Club, We are excited for a full summer of fun with kids exploring the amazing town and place we live in! We greatly appreciate your support in helping us get the kids out into nature for an awesome summer! There are many dates where we will be exploring Bozeman and headed out on fun adventures. All of our camps are Monday through Thursday from 9:00a-12:00P.
Week 1, June 10-13- Wilderness 101 Monday June 10- Learning about compasses and enjoy a treasure hunt at East Gallatin Recreation Area. Tuesday June 11- Camping and fire safety up at Hyalite, leaving the Story Mill Community Center at 9:00. Wednesday June 12- Hiking drinking horse and learning about Lewis and Clark, nature sketching. Leaving Story Mill Community Center at 9:15. Thursday June 13- Going to Legions Park and Bozeman beach to play survival games leaving Story Mill at 9:00.
Week 2, June 24-27- Mountain Biking Monday June 24- Riding around Story Mill Community center and East Gallatin Recreation Area. Tuesday June 25- Ride around the Story Hill trails leaving at 10:15. Wednesday 26- Bike around the Painted Hill Trails around highland Blvd., leaving at 9:20. Thursday 27- Bike at the BMX track leaving at 9:10.
Week 3, July 15-18- Fly Fishing Monday July 15- talk about fly fishing and learn how to tie knots at the Story Mill Community Center. Tuesday July 16- Go to the Fish Hatchery, leave at 9:10. Wednesday July 17- Learn how to cast, and go over to East Gallatin Recreation Area to practice casting. Leaving at 9:45. Thursday July 18- Fish! Go over to Bozeman Ponds at 9:10 and let the kids practice their new skills.
Week 4, July 22-25- Park games Monday July 22- Leave at 10:00 and go to Kirk Park and learn how to skate board. Tuesday July 23- Go bouldering and birding in Story Mill community park. Wednesday July 24- Leave at 9:10 to go over to Lindley, learn about hammocks and slack lining. Thursday July 25- Competitions and games that the kids chose to play in Story Mill Community Park.
Week 5, August 5-8- Water World Monday August 5- Playing fun water games at Story Mill Community Park Tuesday August 6- Go to hyalite and hike palisades or history rock leaving at 9:15 Wednesday August 7- Paddle Boarding and beach games at east Gallatin rec Thursday August 8- White water rafting the Gallatin, Leaving SMCC at 8:00
Week 6, August 12-15, Water World- this week is the same as the first water world week.
Your Recreation Leaders, Ben and Brittany Contact Information 579-9348 Recreation Leaders (cell) – Ben and Brittany 579-7447 Holly Crane, Assistant Recreation Manager 582-2290 Parks and Recreation Front desk