Pioneer Playhouse

Pioneer Playhouse

Pioneer Playhouse Summer Camp is an active day camp designed for 5 – 8 year olds with engaging activities to ensure they are moving, learning and developing throughout each day. Participants must have completed at least 1 year of Kindergarten or be enrolling in the fall of 2021 to attend. Each week is assigned a theme to increase interest in learning and exploration. Campers will have the flexibility to choose between morning, afternoon, or all-day sessions. Any transportation will be provided by Billings Parks and Recreation.

Parents or guardians are required to sign-in and sign-out their camper daily, as well as drop of the completed consent form by the first day of camp. Our Camp counselors are American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certified and will follow established camp rules to ensure safety at all times. We strive to maintain a 6 to 1 participant to counselor ratio at all times for camp. Any changes due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances will be communicated as soon as possible to parents/guardians.

Required EACH DAY at camp: sack lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen, bug spray, towel, swimsuit, comfortable walking shoes, water shoes and a change of clothes. Personal items and electronics are discouraged at camp (exception during show & tell). Any allergies to food, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. should be communicated to camp staff. We would like to keep our camp “nut-free” as the potential for an allergic reaction may be increased due to the sharing of equipment, art supplies, and toys in the Zimmerman Center. We would like to minimize the possibility in which food residue is transferred from one participant to the other, so please no snacks or lunches with nuts or peanut butter. Click here to sign up for Pioneer Playhouse Summer Camp.

Check out the Summer 2021 Brochure to see all the fun and exciting options Billings Parks and Rec has to offer.

Pioneer Playhouse Themes & Dates

DINOSAUR DISCOVERY     Full Day    Half Day A.M.     Half Day P.M. 

Learn about your favorite prehistoric friends! We will dig in the sand for fossils, go on a dinosaur egg hunt and create a dinosaur necklace. This week will also include indoor and outdoor activities.

BUGS, BEES AND BUTTERFLIES OH MY!    Full Day    Half Day A.M.     Half Day P.M. 

We will be crawling, hopping, and sliding our way through range of creepy crawly activities. Included in this week’s activities are a Bug, Bees and Butterfly scavenger hunt, relays and crafts.

GREEN THUMB GARDENERS    Full Day    Half Day A.M.     Half Day P.M. 

What do plants need to grow? How do you take care of a garden? This week will include answers to these questions along with hands on planting activities and crafts.

NATURE EXPLORERS    Full Day    Half Day A.M.     Half Day P.M. 

There are so many things to experience in the outdoors. We will learn about nature through fun activities , crafts and exploration.

WILD WATER WEEK    Full Day    Half Day A.M.     Half Day P.M. 

Bring your swimming suit, towel, water shoes, sunscreen and prepare to get wet! Campers will participate in water challenges, while getting soaked and having fun!

MESS MAKERS    Full Day    Half Day A.M.     Half Day P.M. 

Come make a mess with us and we will handle the clean up. Kids will experiment with all kinds of ingredients and art mediums to get the full experience of making a fun mess.

CHALLENGE THE CHALLENGER    Full Day    Half Day A.M.     Half Day P.M. 

Let the fun begin! Campers will take on new challenges and work together! Don’t forget . . . we are all winners!

GREAT CREATE ART SEEKERS    Full Day    Half Day A.M.     Half Day P.M. 

Campers will create a collection of masterpieces. They will be given the freedom to express themselves in creating hands-on art! Young artists will enjoy participating in an exciting week of creativity.

ZOO FRENZY    Full Day    Half Day A.M.     Half Day P.M. 

Get WILD this week! Learn about different animals, play animal themed games, and create animal art.

LET’S HAVE A PUPPET SHOW    Full Day    Half Day A.M.     Half Day P.M. 

Campers will make puppets and join their fellow campers in creating their own puppet shows. Let’s get creative!

UNDER THE SEA    Full Day    Half Day A.M.     Half Day P.M. 

Close out the summer as we dive into a week of sea creature crafts and activities . . . and yes . . . there will be shark fun!

All Session Package 

LocationZimmerman Center (1801 Virginia Lane)
CostFull day (7:30am-5:30pm)              $120 Per Week
Half Day AM (7:30am-12:30pm)     $65 Per Week
Half Day PM (12:30am-5:30pm)     $65 Per Week
All Session                               $1200
DateThemeFull Day 7:30am-5:30pmHalf Day AM 7:30am-12:30pmHalf Day PM 12:30-5:30pm
Week 1June 7 – 11Dinosaur Discovery1000-A1001-A1002-A
Week 2June 14 – 18Bugs, Bees & Butterflies Oh My1000-B1001-B1002-B
Week 3June 21 – 25Green Thumb Gardeners1000-C1001-C1002-C
Week 4June 28 – July 2Nature Explorers1000-D1001-D1002-D
Week 5July 6 – 9Wild Water Week1000-E1001-E1002-E
Week 6July 12 – 16Mess Makers1000-F1001-F1002-F
Week 7July 19 – 23Challenge The Challenger1000-G1001-G1002-G
Week 8July 26 – 30Great Create Art Seekers1000-H1001-H1002-H
Week 9August 2 – 6Zoo Frenzy1000-I1001-I1002-I
Week 10August 9 – 13Let’s Have a Puppet Show1000-J1001-J1002-J
Week 11August 16 – 20Under the Sea1000-K1001-K1002-K
All SessionJune 7-August 20All Summer Package(full days only)1000-M