Columbia Falls | Summer Day Camp

Hands-on activities, games, art projects, exploration & more

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Distance

1.5 Miles

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Elevation Gain

100 Feet

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Difficulty

Easy

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Cost Per Person

$75

June 16 - August 12

Hike Overview

Ages: 7-11: All of our activities for the day will revolve around our central theme. We will begin by getting to know each other before introducing topics such as wildlife safety and leave no trace principles. The day will consist of a field trip, hands-on activities, games, art projects, exploration and a short hike all focused on exploring the theme of the day.

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Columbia Falls | Summer Day Camp

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Educational Guided Tour
Ages: 9-11

All of our activities for the day will revolve around our central theme. We will begin by getting to know each other before introducing topics such as wildlife safety and “leave no trace” principles. Our day will consist of a field trip, hands-on activities, games, art projects, exploration and a short hike all focused on exploring the theme of the day.

Meeting Place: 320 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Weekly themes: Habitats, Wetlands, Wildflowers, Song Birds, Fish, Aquatic Insects, Geology and Glaciers, Reduce, reuse, recycle and COMPOST!, Trees, Mammals, Our Food, Bears, Mammals (tracks and trails), Fish, Our Watershed, Art in Nature, Wildflower, Birds of Prey and more. To find the right day camp click here.

Drop-off & Pick-up Location: Glacier Institute Gazebo, located at 320 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls, MT

Food: Please bring a sack lunch, your favorite snacks, and a full water bottle.

What to Bring? Day pack containing: Full water bottle, sack lunch and snacks,rain gear, change of clothes, notebook, pencil, sturdy shoes for hiking and warm clothes (check the weather forecast in advance).

Activity Level: We will hike less than two miles round-trip at a leisurely pace, on and off trail through brush and over rocks with an elevation gain and loss of 100ft.

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What to Expect On Your Columbia Falls | Day Camp

Campers will spend time exploring a variety of trails in the Flathead National Forest. We will stop often to learn about the amazing natural history of the area. All campers will be taught trail etiquette, how to stay hydrated, and Leave No Trace principles.

Hike Details

  • This Glacier Institute program meets at 320 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls.
  • The program will begin 9 a.m. and ends 4 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early
  • There is a maximum number of 13 campers per camp
  • This program has a minimum guest count of 3 people. In the unlikely case we don’t reach that number, you will be notified prior to the event.

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What to Bring

Our day will consist of a field trip, hands-on activities, games, art projects, exploration and a short hike all focused on exploring the theme of the day. Below is a partial list of key items we recommend you bring.

  • Comfortable Hiking Boots/Shoes
  • Day pack
  • 1-2 liter Water Bottle
  • Sack Lunch & Snacks
  • Rain Gear
  • Change of clothes
  • Notebook & Pencil
  • Warm Clothes (check the weather forecast in advance)

Download complete checklist here