Summer 2021 Boise Parks and Recreation Activities, Camps and Classes

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The Boise Parks and Recreation team is hosting a variety of classes, camps and volunteer opportunities in the coming months. We are focused on small group sizes, physical distancing and outdoor opportunities whenever possible with the health and safety of the community in mind. Please note that summer 2021 activities, programs and reservations could be altered or cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and safety precautions. Boise Parks and Recreation will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and coordinate with state and local health officials, including Central District Health, throughout the summer season.

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Registration for Boise residents starts Monday, April 19 and for non-residents on Wednesday, April 21.

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DISCLAIMER: We are focused on small group sizes, physical distancing and outdoor opportunities whenever possible with the health and safety of the community in mind. Please note that summer 2021 activities, programs and reservations could be altered or cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and safety precautions.

Programming Updates

  • Out of an abundance of caution and due to the continued spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community, the Dick Eardley Senior Center remains closed. In addition, all tours through the Lifetime & Leisure program are postponed and registration is on hold until further notice. Please call 208-608-7580 if you have any questions.
  • Idaho IceWorld is expected to reopen mid-August 2021 for health and safety reasons in addition to budget concerns related to COVID-19.
  • Four City of Boise municipal pools have opened for the summer 2021 season. Swimming lessons will not occur in 2021.

For more information on our facilities and current operating hours, click here.

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What's New

Boise Parks and Recreation is excited to offer a variety of new classes and activities to keep you and your family active and engaged this summer.

Sailing

Learn to sail using classroom, land-based and on-the-water instruction from certified US Sailing instructors. Learn sailing terminology and elements, water safety, tacking, gybing and upwind/downwind sailing techniques.

Ages: 12-17

Cost: $265 Resident / $410.20 Non-Resident

Sailing Programs

Roller Derby

Skaters will learn the basics of flat track derby based on the WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) ruleset. Fledgling derby players will begin to learn rule basics, derby stance, forward skating, T stops, plow stops, knee taps, walking forward and backward, how to fall ‘small’ and getting up from the ground into a skating position.

Renegade Roller Derby Camp

Ages: 9-12

Cost: $79.75 Resident / $123.10 Non-Resident

Roller Derby 101 & Roller Derby Fitness

Ages: 18+

Cost: $29.40 Resident / $45.04 Non-Resident

Roller derby classes

BUGS Outdoor Preschool

Our preschool program will immerse your child in the garden at Boise Urban Garden School. Preschoolers will explore the surrounding ecosystem, learn through a STEM based curriculum and develop cognitive, motor and emotional skills.

Ages: 3.5-5

Cost: $240/month

BUGS Outdoor preschool

Summer Camps

A variety of camps are available this summer for youth (starting in preschool) and teens. Try something new! We offer art, cooking, science, recreation-based camps and many more. 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for something fun to do with friends or family this summer and a way to give back to the community? Boise Parks and Recreation has one-day events as well as long-term commitment opportunities. Sign up as an individual or organize a group to get involved.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Adaptive Recreation

Boise Parks and Recreation’s AdVenture program provides a wide range of programs for youth and adults with disabilities. One-day activities include bike rides, dinner and a movie and a foothills hike and dinner.

View current offerings

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