Guide to Boise Area Summer Camps


The countdown to summer break is on! We know finding camps to keep the kids busy and cared for is on the top of many families’ to-do list. We hope this Guide to Summer Camps helps you plan for a fun and memorable summer!

We are excited to present our readers with Boise Mom’s Guide to Summer Camps. This guide is a one-stop shop for parents as you decide where to send your children to summer camp.

Humane Education at the Idaho Humane Society

Idaho Humane Society

Education is a crucial component of the Idaho Humane Society’s mission to advocate for the welfare and responsible care of animals, protect them from neglect and cruelty, and promote humane awareness and compassion. They strive to share the shelter’s mission and programs as well as teach younger generations about humane care for pets and safety around animals. Here are some of their summer offerings:

Summer Camps are a terrific way for children to gain experience with animals and have fun while learning. Each session will explore animal care and behavior, IHS goals and mission, humane awareness, compassion, and service. They strive to share the shelter’s purpose and programs and teach younger generations about humane care for pets and safety around animals. Camp curriculum changes each session, so repeat campers are welcome!

At Preschoolers and Animals Wednesdays (PAW) a guardian and preschool age child will dive into captivating stories, delight in song, engage in art projects, and visit furry friends. Children will also gain insights into pet care, animal interaction, bite prevention, and learn about the mission of IHS.

Visit their website to learn more!

1300 S Bird St. Boise, ID 83709

Encore Creative Center


Encore presents Kids Variety Camps for ages 4-12 at their Meridian campus and Special Topic Camps (Art, Music, Theatre, Film, and more) for ages 7-19 at their Eagle campus. They offer camps during nine weeks of summer, Monday-Friday. Morning or afternoon and full-day options are available.

Classes are engaging and inclusive with professional artist-instructors who are passionate about sharing their craft. Their 40 instructors are skilled with managing groups while still making sure each individual student is helped where they are at and that they are challenged.

Join them! Encore Creative Center is the Treasure Valley’s premium destination for quality arts and music education all under one roof in two convenient locations.

1045 S Ancona Ave. Eagle, ID
3017 S Meridian Rd. Meridian, ID

Explorers Outdoor School of Idaho

Explorers Outdoor

Outdoor year-round program for tots to teens offering hands-on experiential learning and programs. Your kids will love it!

They offer summer camps and classes all year. Summer camps will have classes like Tree Frogs and Polliwogs, Wilder (learning ancestral and survival skills, Homestead and Farm Animals, Foraging, Cooking and Art, and Archery.

Go on over for a learning adventure!

745 Crest Rd. Sand Hollow, ID 83607

The Gym Nest Activity Center

The Gym Nest

The Gym Nest Activity Center offers multiple programs for children 18 months – 12 years. Their services include Gymnastics, Ninja (Parkour), Cheer, Preschool, Day Camps, Birthday Parties, Open Play, and Kids’ Night Out.

Their gym focus is kindness, positivity, and happiness. The staff at The Gym Nest enjoy working with children and helping them to build skills to become more confident and kind.

17 N. Fisher Park Way Eagle, ID 83616



TRICA programs include a wide range of wholesome activities: dance, music, visual arts, storytelling, culinary arts, yoga, film, comedy, and more. Their stunning, castle-like location creates a unique and exciting environment for children to explore and be inspired. Experienced Master Teachers take pride in their work with children, bringing out their talents and helping them grow. Trica offers both full (8:30 – 5:30) and half-day (8:30- 1:00) options. Learn and get inspired with them this summer!

1406 Eastman St. Boise, ID 83702

H2FLOW Swim School


Head on down to H2FLOW Swim School for some swimming fun this summer! They offer two-week-long summer intensives throughout the summer to freshen up swim skills or get your kiddo ready for water time this summer!

They run ten-minute private lessons, so your children will get complete 1-on-1 attention. They have swim lessons for every level of swimmer. From baby classes to competitive swimmers, they’ve got your back!

Sign ups open in April. Slots are open 9 am – 12 pm.

Two week session: $194

Visit their website for more info.

1875 Century Way Boise, ID 83709

School Of Soccer

School of Soccer
Come join School of Soccer for a summer of soccer and FUN!
Their Summer 2024 Soccer Camps are for 6-12 year olds (players will be divided into age groups) and open for all levels of play.
Location: Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park – 500 S Walnut St
Camp Length: 5 days (M, T, W, Th, Fri), 3.5 hours/day
Drop Off Time: 8:45 am – 9 am
Pick Up Time: 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
Please Bring/Wear: Soccer cleats, shin guards, water bottles, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, snacks/lunch
Price: $150
Camp 1: June 3-7
Camp 2: June 10-14
Camp 3: June 17-21
Camp 4: June 24-28
Camp 5: July 8-12
Camp 6: July 15-19
Camp 7: July 22-26
School of Soccer will also offer sessions for ages 2-8 this summer. Programs will be posted soon at
Email them with any questions: [email protected]

Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park, 500 Walnut St. Boise, ID 83712

i9 Sports - Boise/Meridian


i9 Sports Summer Camps are back!

  • Open to boys and girls of all skill levels, ages 6-12
  • Fun-filled, active multi-sports camp that includes flag football, soccer, basketball, and non-contact lacrosse
  • Monday – Thursday at two locations throughout the Summer; Tully Park in Meridian and Boise Valley Adventist School in Boise
  • Drop off is between 8:45 and 9 am, pick up is at 1 pm with several weeks available in June and July.
  • They’ll be outside in the morning then move inside for some fun in the gym at Boise Valley Adventist School.
  • Outside all day at Tully Park
  • Age-appropriate drills and games to teach kids sports fundamentals and sportsmanship
  • Each child must bring a water bottle and at least two snacks with them each day.
  • Please apply sunscreen before dropping them off each day.


  • Each child will receive an i9 Sports shirt
  • Players may wear shorts or sweatpants
  • Rubber-soled sneakers
  • i9 provides balls, goals, flag belts, and nets


  • Instructors are primarily high-school aged athletes with experience working with kids
Various Locations

Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish QR Code

Swimming is more than just a recreational activity; it’s an essential skill for all kids. At Goldfish Swim School – Boise, they provide a secure and enjoyable environment for children 4m-12y to learn to swim. Their approach emphasizes both fun and safety, ensuring that kids not only have a good time but also understand Water Safety concepts. With a 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio, every child receives the attention they need to thrive.

Their dedicated team is committed to redefining the swimming experience for parents and children alike, whether your child is a beginner or needs extra practice.

Sign up today!

1001 N. Milwaukee St. Boise, ID 83704

Catalyst Arts Collaborative LLC


Drop the kiddos off for a week of art classes at Catalyst! They’ll engage and inspire your child to create, explore, and think critically, all while having so much fun that they won’t realize they’re learning! Every week includes three hours in the Cat Clay studio, plus 12 hours in the Cat classroom with projects that may include drawing, acrylic painting, watercolors, wax-resist, mixed-media, sculpture, collage, printmaking, cyanotype prints, fiber arts, design, art history, and more! Each week is a different experience. Half-day and full-day options are available. Visit their classes page for more information on camps and scholarship opportunities.

6427 W Ustick Rd Boise, ID 83704

Urban Air Adventure Park Meridian

Urban Air

Urban Air Adventure Park offers the ultimate adventure-filled day camp! Camp Urbie at Urban Air in Meridian is the chance for kids to beat the summer heat and explore the best indoor playground around. Perfect for ages 8 – 16, your adventurers will get to make memories while they soar, race, chase, and climb! Register for a whole week of play, activities, games, competitions, and more!

Weekly full-day and half-day camps are available and start June 3rd with the last session starting on August 5th.
Full Day Camp: 9 am – 4 pm
Half Day Camp: 9 am – noon or 1 pm – 4 pm
Drop-in 9 am – 4 pm available based on availability

Each camper will receive:
1 Urban Air T-Shirt
1 pair Urban Air Jump Socks
Snacks & Lunch on Wednesday & Friday

3876 East Lanark St. Meridian, ID 83642

S2 Pickleball

S2 Pickleball

Get ready to spark your child’s passion for the game of pickleball! S2 Pickleball’s Camp Sessions each offer 9 hours of instruction and play spread over 3 days! Every moment is crafted to boost your child’s confidence on the court! As a bonus, your new pickleballer will walk away with an exclusive S2 Swag bag and a trendy T-shirt to showcase their newfound skills! Don’t miss out – spaces are limited. Secure your child’s spot now for an excellent summer experience!

3615 S Federal Way, Boise, ID 83705

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