University Relations and Communications

Summer programming -- from athletics to zoo night -- makes learning fun

May 13, 2009



Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269

MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — From an overnight stay with Bruno at the zoo to science exploration to workforce and career development, lifelong learning takes on a new meaning this summer with a variety of programs through Montana State University Billings.


Summer CatalogA variety of summer camps for kids as well as some new adult programming will be held throughout the summer through the MSU Billings College of Professional Studies and Lifelong Learning. The complete listing of offerings can be found in a special lifelong learning publication to be inserted in the Sunday, May 17 edition of The Billings Gazette and to be placed at locations around the community.


A full list of summer camps for kids and families is also featured in the current issue of Simply Family magazine, available throughout Billings.


This summer’s programming features more than 75 camps designed especially for kids. The Kids on Campus programs offer an array of events and from “Art that’s Too Messy for School” to a special overnight camp at ZooMontana with Bruno, the zoo’s new bear. That camp features an overnight stay for families with kids from ages 6-12 in the area outside his enclosure. 


Elsewhere this summer, Seniors on Campus programs will feature offerings for not only individuals and couples, but intergenerational programs as well.  Summer conferences on safe schools and autism are also planned in July and August.


Also, through the Comprehensive Intensive Training for Employers and Employees (CITE2) program directed by the Downtown Billings campus, workforce development staff will offer opportunities for individuals to train or re-tool to advance their careers.


There are also a variety of athletic camps scheduled this summer for kids to get top-notch tips from coaches and college athletes. Sports camps are scheduled for soccer, baseball, cheerleading, volleyball, softball, tennis, volleyball and athletic training.