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Summer Activities

On-Campus Activities

Recreational and cultural activities are abundant on the University of Idaho campus. Activities range from campus activities and events to exciting outdoor possibilities in any of the easily accessible wilderness areas.

The jewel of the University of Idaho’s lush, landscaped campus is the 63-acre Arboretum & Botanical Garden which fills the valley south of the President’s Residence on Nez Perce Drive against a backdrop of the tilled, rolling Palouse hills.

Campus Recreation offers a variety of summer activities. Some of these activities include an assortment of fitness and wellness classes to help you get fit while having fun. Work and life workshops are offered to help you balance and enhance your work and personal life.

Kayaking, rafting, backpacking, rock climbing and mountaineering are some of the outdoor adventure opportunities offered by the University of Idaho Outdoor Program. The program has a full schedule of exciting activities for the University community during the summer. Many of these activities are cooperative in nature. Group cost is shared, and participants are responsible for providing personal equipment (rental equipment is available) along with helping plan the outing. A wide variety of rental equipment, including rafts, kayaks, canoes, climbing and camping gear, is available at The Outdoor Program, conveniently located in the Student Recreation Center.


Golf, swimming, weight training, tennis, racquetball, rock climbing, basketball, volleyball, softball and more can be enjoyed at the University. Sport Facilities:

Moscow Events

Find out what's happening in town this summer

See the Moscow Community Calendar

Summer Camps 

Summertime is all about having fun, making new friends and learning something cool! Just look at what’s waiting for you at the University of Idaho!

Please contact the departments listed in the description for more information about these programs.

U of I Department of Theatre Arts provides young people with high quality, innovative, participatory theatre arts education and training taught by theatre professionals and teaching artists. Students learn to work collaboratively, think creatively, increase self-confidence and build language arts and performance skills.

Join the University of Idaho coaches and student athletes for fun and educational instruction at Vandals Sports Camps. Sport camps include:

  • Football

  • Golf

  • Basketball

  • Soccer

  • Volleyball

The College of Art and Architecture's Summer Design Days offers hands-on workshops in a wide range of art and design disciplines taught by our world-class faculty. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to experience studio life, discover Moscow and explore career opportunities in design.

McCall Outdoor Science School invites you to spend a week of your summer exploring the rivers, lakes and mountains of the northern Rocky Mountains that surround stunning McCall, Idaho. It also offers residential Summer Field Science Expeditions for middle and high school students, as well as fun, adventure-filled day camps for younger students.