Clark Fork School offers 9 weeks of summer camp fun for children who want to engage in meaningful place-based activities.
There is no place we'd rather be than Montana in the summer time. Join us and tap into your natural curiosity and wonder, while developing stewardship, deep observation, and critical thinking skills.
You do not need to be a CFS student to attend camps–in fact, we encourage new families to participate! Enrollment for our currently enrolled families begins Friday, March 22nd. Open enrollment begins Monday, April 8th.
Please see our Student and Family Handbook for our full policy, philosophy, and enrollment information.
What’s Special about CFS Summer Camp
CFS has camp opportunities for children 3-years old through 5th grade.
Each week has a different theme and is packed full of summer-time fun, including getting wet, exploring, and playing outside.
Themes for each week are created with the idea of including every child. Children do not have to be overly excited about art in order to enjoy "art week."
Shooting Stars Summer Camp
The Shooting Stars Summer Camp is for pre-K students who are at least 3 years old. (2-year-old students who were enrolled in our Steller’s Jay program during the 2018-2019 school year are also welcome.) You do not need to be a CFS student to attend – we encourage new families to participate! Priority enrollment for currently enrolled families and alumni runs from March 22nd through April 7th. Open enrollment begins on April 8th - all open enrollment applications will be processed in the order in which they were received.
Schedule Options and Cost
Monday & Wednesday 8:30a.m.-1:00p.m. - $62
Monday & Wednesday 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. - $93
Tuesday & Thursday 8:30a.m.-1:00p.m. - $62
Tuesday & Thursday 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. - $93
Add Friday* 8:30a.m.-1:00p.m. - $31
Add Friday* 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. - $46
Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-1:00p.m. - $156
Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. - $220
*Preschool schedules have a two-day minimum. Fridays may be added to another schedule but may not be enrolled in separately. CFS offers extended care from 7:45 a.m-6:00 p.m. for an additional $5/hour. Enrollment for our currently enrolled families begins Friday, March 22. Open enrollment begins Monday, April 1st.
Kids-Niche Summer Camp
Our Kids-Niche Summer Camp program is for children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. We offer two different camps: Kinnikinnick Camp (Kindergarten - First Grade for the 2019/2020 school year) and Beargrass Camp (Second Grade - Fifth Grade for the 2019-2020 school year). Camp is $200/week and runs Monday-Friday from 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. Priority enrollment for currently enrolled families and alumni runs from March 22nd through April 7th. Open enrollment begins on April 8th - all open enrollment applications will be processed in the order in which they were received.
CFS offers extended care from 7:45 a.m-6:00 p.m. for an additional $5/hour.
Schedule Change Policy
A $50.00 non-refundable deposit per child is due at the time of enrollment (which will go towards the tuition cost)
Each schedule change request will have a processing fee of $25.00. There is no charge for adding additional days or weeks.
No refunds will be given for withdrawals or schedule change requests made within 14 days of the start of camp. Requests made 15-30 days prior to the start of camp will receive a 50% refund. Requests made more than 31 days prior to the start of camp will receive a 100% refund, minus the deposit
We maintain high behavioral expectations for all children at Clark Fork School and believe each child can contribute to an atmosphere of respect and consideration. We strive to provide an environment in which every child feels safe and nurtured- no child can impinge on that environment for other children. Students (and adults!) are always expected to conduct themselves in an orderly, polite, and safe manner and as such are expected to adhere to the following behavior guidelines:
1. Show respect for yourself, others, your environment, and all living things.
2. Demonstrate personal responsibility for your actions, personal and community belongings, and your learning.
3. Demonstrate self-control. Use your body and words in the kindest manner possible. Be honest.
We are a licensed child care center and follow all licensing regulations, including full immunizations. Here are the immunization requirements for attendance at licensed childcare facilities. Immunization forms are due 7 days prior to start of your child(ren)’s first week of Summer Camp.