Pioneer Playhouse


Pioneer Playhouse 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 2019 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.

Please fill out and turn in camp waiver/information form on the first day !

Camp Waiver




Exploration of 5 senses: Campers will be challenged to use all of their senses this week. We will see, hear, taste, smell, and touch our way through adventures and activities
Dinosaur Discovery: Learn about all of your favorite prehistoric friends! We will dig in the sand for fossils and create a dinosaur necklace. This week will also include indoor and outdoor activities.
Creepy Crawlers: Participate in crafts and activities of their favorite creepy crawly bugs!
Super Heroes and Princesses: Dress as your favorite character and learn what it takes to be one
Challenging the Challenger: Campers will take on new challenges and work together!
Science Week: Become a mad scientist during this week full of fun and exciting science experiments.
Mess Makers: Come make a Mess with us and we’ll handle the cleanup. Kids will experiment with paint, squirt guns, and other fun activities!
Nature Explorers: There are so many things to experience in the outdoors. We will learn about nature, water, and participate in several exciting outdoor activities.
Wild Water Week: 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!
Great Create Art Seekers: Campers will create a collection of masterpieces. They will be given the freedom to express themselves by creating hands-on art! Young artists will enjoy participating in an exciting week of creativity.
Green Thumb Gardeners: How do you plant a garden? 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.


Date Theme Full Day Half Day AM Half Day PM
7:30am – 5:30pm 7:30am – 12:30pm 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Week 1 June 3 – 7 Exploration of 5 senses 1000-A 1001-A 1002-A
Week 2 June 10 -14 Dinosaur Discovery 1000-B 1001-B 1002-B
Week 3 June 17 – 21 Creepy Crawlers 1000-C 1001-C 1002-C
Week 4 June 24 – 28 Super Heroes and Princesses 1000-D 1001-D 1002-D
Week 5 July 1 – 5 Challenging the Challenger 1000-E 1001-E 1002-E
(no camp July 4th)
Week 6 July 8 – 12 Science Week 1000-F 1001-F 1002-F
Week 7 July 15 – 19 Mess Makers 1000-G 1001-G 1002-G
Week 8 July 22 – 26 Nature Explorers 1000-H 1001-H 1002-H
Week 9 July 29 – Aug. 2 Wild Water Week 1000-I 1001-I 1002-I
Week 10 August 5 – 9 Great Create Art Seekers 1000-J 1001-J 1002-J
Week 11 August 12 – 16 Green Thumb Gardeners 1000-K 1001-K 1002-K
All 11 Weeks (full days) 1000-M
Price $110 per week $60 per week $60 per week
Location Zimmerman Center (1801 Virginia Lane)
Enrollment Min. 8 / Max. 40
Age Ages 5 – 8
*Added non-resident fee of $10 per registration
*Due to popularity for this camp, we are unable to pro-rate or  offer refunds for missed days/ weeks of camp