Summer 2023 Boise Parks and Recreation Activities, Camps and Classes

Boise Parks and Recreation is hosting a variety of programs this summer. Sign up for an art class, enroll your child in a summer camp, learn how to play pickleball or choose from a variety of other options.

Browse the Summer Activity Guide Online

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Activity registration for Boise residents starts Monday, April 17 and for non-residents on Wednesday, April 19.

Activity Registration began online, in-person and over the phone at 7 a.m. on both Monday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 19.

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Pools & Aquatics

Youth Swimming Lessons

Classes are available at all outdoor pools through Boise Parks and Recreation’s Aquatic Lesson Program. Each 2-week session consists of 6 to 8, 25-minute classes. Days may vary due to holidays and swim meets. Class sizes are limited, and registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Our popular summer recreational swim team is also back for youth and teens (5-18 years).

Lap swim is also available for ages 16+.

Pools & Aquatics INFORMATION

Summer Camps

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

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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.

Hike & Learn

Ages: All Ages + Adult

Join us for a new family event at the Foothills Learning Center! We will host an evening family hike lead by a local naturalist or FLC staff. Each month we will discover a new trail and explore new topics depending on the season.

Date: Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m, June 16, July 21, August 18

Cost: $3 per person


African Inspired Dance- Beginner

Ages: 18+

This beginner class explores rhythm and movements inspired by Guinea West Africa.
Class time will be spent igniting joy, passion and a sense of community while dancing barefoot to (recorded) drumming and other popular music. Dress comfortably, be ready to move and bring a water bottle.

Dates: Thursdays, 7-8 p.m., June 1-29 or July 13-August 10

Cost: $39.75/ for Boise residents; $61.05 for non-residents


Youth Drop-In Basketball and Volleyball

Ages: 9-17

Calling all youth basketball players!
Looking to keep your skills this summer? Fort Boise Community Center gym is open for you!
Basketballs/volleyballs are provided or bring your own. Registration is not necessary.

Guardian is required on-site for youth under 12 years old.

Dates: June 6-August 11

AGES 9-12: Wed + Fri | 11:30 AM - 1 PM
AGES 12-17: Wed + Fri | 1:00 - 2:30 PM

AGES 9-12: Tu + Th | 11:30 AM - 1 PM
AGES 12-17: Tu + Th | 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Both at Fort Boise Community Center.

Cost: $3/day, Monthly Pass $11.50

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.

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