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Summer camps and programs are offered at Boise WaterShed, Foothills Learning Center, Zoo Boise and BUGS. Information about all camps and classes is posted in the early Spring and published in the Spring and Summer Boise Parks and Recreation Activity Guides. Watch here for additional program details and registration information.

Boise WaterShed

eARTworks Kids Art and Science Half-Day Camps: July 7- August 11

Classes are taught by a team of artists and scientists who will explore a science topic while instructing kids in an art method to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Pre-registration is required, $15 per class, call 208-608-7680 or register online.

WaterShed Wednesday Drop-In Programs: July 1 – August 12
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on Wednesdays this summer for free all-ages activities, to-go kits, and scientific demonstrations outside! Free, tickets required on event calendar. Weekly themes!


Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) offers two kinds of summer camps. The first is an exploration based garden camp that allows students to question the wonders of an urban garden through science, writing, nutrition and art.

The second camp is called What's Cooking University. This culinary camp allows participants to harvest and cook a large meal daily while developing lifelong kitchen skills.

Foothills Learning Center

Foothills Learning Center offers 5-day summer camps for ages 3.5-12. These camps offer young nature lovers a chance to explore and learn more about world around them

Zoo Boise

When school is out let the fun begin! Zoo Boise Camps bring wild animals to life for students by getting them involved! Try your hand at experiments, exploration, and art. Zoo Camps are offered during the summer, winter break, spring break and other breaks (including teacher in-service days) throughout the school year. Learn more and see what Zoo Camps are available.

In addition to Zoo Boise Camps for school aged kids in grades K - 6, Zoo Boise offers a ZooTeen Program. In ZooTeen, teens 13+ develop job skills during the summer while enjoying Zoo Boise at its best. Applications are available in January, and are due in March each year! Learn more about the ZooTeen Program.