Summer is a great time to get outside and experience a wide-variety of activities in Montana. Kids get to take a break from schoolwork and focus on extra-curricular activities that they enjoy. If you and your children are looking for activities to participate in this summer, here are five things to try:

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    Disc Golf

    Disc golf, also known as Frisbee golf, is a great activity to enjoy during the summer months. There are a variety of courses available to play on, most of which are 100 percent free. You get exercise while trying to better yourself at a fun, interactive sport. Disc golf can be played with any number of people and discs can be purchased at local sporting goods stores for around $10.

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    Living in Montana affords you no shortage of hiking and biking opportunities. Whether you are looking for a leisurely ride, or something a little more extreme, there are always available options. Experience nature at its finest this summer by hiking and biking the great state of Montana.

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    Enjoy the Water

    Summer and water could be synonyms here in Montana, and why not? They go hand-in-hand, and that is probably why you will find so many people enjoying the water in the summer months. Dip your feet in the water to cool off, or bring a rod to your local river and try your luck fishing. If you’re trying to stay out of the sun, you can enjoy the water inside at places like your local YMCA or Current Aquatic Center in Missoula.

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    Join a Community Center

    Community centers offer kids a variety of activities to enjoy throughout the summer months. They are also a great place to meet people and start to form relationships. Stop by your local community center and research what activities are available to you. Most centers offer sports like basketball and volleyball, or games like pool, foosball, and air hockey. One local option is Missoula’s City Life Community Center.

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    Volunteering is one of the most rewarding experiences that your child can participate in. There are always organizations that are looking for help during the summer and this is a great opportunity to help strengthen your child’s values while giving back to the community. Have your child get together with a couple friends and volunteer as a team, they will love the feeling they get when they help someone else in need.

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