Passport to Boise

Learn, Explore, Experience, Enjoy! Originally started in 2014, the Passport to Boise program partners with local area businesses to offer a behind-the-scene view of how these businesses work, make money, and contribute to the community.

Our founder, Tobe Brockner, had a vision of showing kids the myriad of opportunities available to them for a career path. Primary school>secondary school>college>9-5 job>retire is just one path in life. But there are so many other paths; entrepreneurship/business ownership being another. By participating in the Passport program, kids will explore all sorts of different career paths that they may h

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Hi friends! I’m excited to announce the re-launch of Passport to Boise this summer! We’re doing a bit of a rebrand on it and it will now be known as Kid Capitalist, but the program will remain the same.

If you are unfamiliar with the program, it helps kids aged 7-17ish explore different businesses in the Treasure Valley to see how they operate, create their products/services, serve their customers, and contribute to the community.

Businesses participate by agreeing to host a monthly workshop or activity during the summer months, giving these kids a behind-the-scenes look at their company. The kids buy a passport book and can go to as many of the activities as they want all summer long. At our peak we had over 300 activities for these kids to participate in.

If you are a business in the valley and would like to join us I would love to chat with you a bit more about the program. There’s no cost to participate and it’s a great way to help kids discover entrepreneurship.

To learn more or if you have questions please shoot me an email at [email protected]

Thank you!

P.S. if you know of anyone who would be a good fit, please share this post with them…my goal is to have 100 businesses participate this summer!

Passport to Boise updated their info in the about section. 01/12/2022

Passport to Boise updated their info in the about section.

Passport to Boise updated their info in the about section.

Passport to Boise updated their phone number. 01/12/2022

Passport to Boise updated their phone number.

Passport to Boise updated their phone number.


Hi guys, Tobe from Passport to Boise here. I am the original founder and am thrilled to let you all know that we are planning on bringing Passport back this Summer 2022!

We know it has been a long hiatus and we were bummed to have to put it on hold for so long, but we are so looking forward to launching things again! There will be some slight changes, but nothing too major. We are also currently working on a new website so that should be up soon with more information.

I will keep you posted here on Facebook, but if you want to send us a message with your email I can communicate with you that way too. Thanks so much for your past support and I hope to see you and your kiddos again this year.



Thank you for your interest in Passport To Boise. We are taking a hiatus for the Summer 2017 season. We hope to return with a new and improved Passport To Boise in the near future.
For general questions and inquiries, or if you are a business and would like to partner with Passport To Boise please contact our Executive Director and Co-Founder Eric Brocksome at [email protected]

Thank you again for your support of Passport To Boise

Photos from Passport to Boise's post 07/26/2016

Had another really great time with our friends Café Mulé! Thanks Matty Wompus and !

Photos from Passport to Boise's post 07/16/2016

Today, my company, V-Squared Creative, hosted Squirt Gun Art. We filled water guns with paint and let the kids decorate their own little canvas to take home.

I talked to them about creativity and art and business and how those things aren't mutually exclusive. I talked to them about how school is important, but intelligence comes in many forms and isn't always best measured by standardized tests.

And I told them that some things - like ambition, kindness, and life-long learning - will get them as far or farther in life than a straight A report card.

Above all, we had fun. ~Tobe

#RichardTheMule 06/21/2016

Thank you to Café Mulé and his pal Matty Wompus for the meet and greet and the popsicles! We had a great time meeting you both!

Photos from Passport to Boise's post 06/18/2016

Thank You Time Zone Toys Meridian for teaching Passport To Boise kids some new tricks!


Just a quick confirmation, if you are headed to Timezone Toys for Passport To Boise today, at 10:00am, they are hosting the activity at their Meridian location: 3163 E. Fairview Meridian, Idaho 83642
Registration for this activity is full, so this message is only for those who are already registered to attend.

Photos from Passport to Boise's post 06/14/2016

Thank you to our Amazing Host businesses, for the great events this past week! The Egyptian Theatre in Boise, Idaho, My Family Tradition Sauce and Rub Company, Yong In Master Lee's Taekwondo, ESP Printing & Direct Mail, SAbER Mountain Publishers, The Beauty Institute - Schwarzkopf Professional, Boise and Idaho State Capitol!
Parents please post your pictures and tag us!

Photos from Passport to Boise's post 06/07/2016

Fun times today at City Peanut Shop! Thank you for hosting Passport To Boise this year!


Big News from Passport to Boise today! We are officially sold out for 2016! Thank you to each of you who jumped in and supported us this year! With that said classes have filled up very fast. Please stick with us many of the classes are repeats and will be available again in July or August. We'll also be making another announcement about more classes that are being added to the calendar. Stay tuned for that in about an hour!

Timeline photos 05/09/2016

Parents are you looking for fun and educational activities for your kids this summer? Passport To Boise Summer 2016 Starts June 4th. It's perfect for kids aged 7-17! Passports can be purchased now for only $10 each. Good for the whole summer! Get them now on our website Our 2016 calendar is being updated now with new and returning businesses. Stay tuned!

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Passport To Boise is super excited to announce another great partner for 2016! Natural Grocers - Boise will be hosting three exciting classes for kids. The are featuring an in store scavenger hunt and a demo cooking class where kids will learn fun recipes that they can make at home! Thank You Natural Grocers and Sara Jane Weidner for supporting Passport To Boise!

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Passport To Boise is proud to announce Scentsy will be returning to our summer lineup! Dates and times are being arranged and will be on the calendar soon!

Photos from Passport to Boise's post 04/18/2016

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with JUMP Boise this summer! Jack's Urban Meeting Place or JUMP, the new project with lots of Jack's tractors in downtown Boise, is nearing completion. Passport kids will have two limited opportunities to get to know our newest partner and check out what JUMP has to offer. We are so grateful to McCale Ashenbrener and the team at JUMP for their support of Passport to Boise.

For more information on how your company can get involved in Passport to Boise, contact Eric Brocksome at [email protected] or cell: 208-703-1811
or sign up here:


We have a wonderful surprise for our Passport kids this summer! Check back with us Monday morning to find out what we've been working on!

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We are proud to announce we will be including 2 tours of the Idaho State Capitol this summer just for our Passport To Boise kids. Dates will be on the calendar soon!

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Thank you to another of our anchor businesses Reuseum Educational, Inc. and The Reuseum for returning to the 2016 Passport To Boise lineup

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Passport To Boise would like to welcome City Peanut Shop to our Summer 2016 Line up! Thank you to Dan and Mandy for supporting us!

Timeline photos 03/23/2016

Passport To Boise anchor business My Family Tradition Sauce and Rub Company is making major waves! 700 cases of MFT Sauce headed to Natural Grocer in Colorado! Congrats Scott and Janel!

Yeah! 700 cases of MFT headed for Denver, CO!!!

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Passport To Boise kicks off June 3rd! Stay tuned for participating businesses and a link to the 2016 summer calendar!

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We are seeking host businesses for our 2016 Passport To Boise season. If you are able to host one class (or more) a month (June-August) for 1-2 hours at a time we would love to talk to you. If you would like more information about our program and how your business can participate please contact our Director Eric Brocksome at 208.703.1811 or [email protected]


We believe in kids spending more time outside and exploring more. Check out our friends Be Outside Idaho for great ideas for kids and families!

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We are excited to announce that starting today you can purchase your 2016 Passport To Boise just in time for Christmas.

*Certificate delivery by mail not guaranteed. You can pick them up from our office to ensure you have them by Christmas.
** Please also note if you have purchased before, your account will automatically renew with the number of Passports you purchased last year. You will still need to purchase your 2016 Passport(s). If you need more or less Passports this year please create a new account in order to change your purchase.

Please contact Eric Brocksome [email protected] with any questions.

Timeline photos 08/06/2015

Don't forget to register for the upcoming Future Financial Genius class on August 18th. This is perfect timing before school starts to help kids get in a healthy money mindset.

Prepare now to achieve financial success in life by developing smart habits.

You will learn:

• How to handle money when you earn it
• Tips for creating a budget that works for you
• How to manage money wisely as you grow older
• How much money to saved in a “rainy day” fund for emergencies or opportunities
• What impact a $100 clothing purchase could have on your financial future
• How to save for short-term and long-term goals
• When to invest for the long-term, and several alternative ways to do so


How to Write and Publish a Book: Presented by Aloha Publishing!

Great new class added to the August lineup. Please register today!

How to Write and Publish a Book: Presented by Aloha Publishing! How to Write and Publish a Book: Presented by Aloha Publishing! at Aloha Publishing on Wed Aug 12 2015, 9:30am MDT: Have you ever thought that you'd love...

Intro to Coding with Coach Newton 07/22/2015

Intro to Coding with Coach Newton

Passport Families: Check out this great class The Reuseum Educational, Inc. Is offering! This is not an Official Passport Activity but it is one we encourage you to support! Thanks to the Reuseum for being a great Passport To Boise Partner!

Intro to Coding with Coach Newton Cool Coding at Reuseum Educational for girls and boys, grades 1-6, for a week-long of daily, two-hour sessions introducing students to computer science. Using "Blockly" (a visual programming language tool supported by Google), these hands-on classes will engage your young learners. We use Panucati…

Photos from Passport to Boise's post 07/17/2015

Thank you to V-Squared Creative for having kids in to do water gun painting today! It was so much fun!

Mobile uploads 06/23/2015



Launching water rockets in the park today with Stoked About Science! Super cool!


Hanging with the Sibbz Longboards Krew! Thanks for teaching these kids how to ride!

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Boise, ID

General information

Parents can register their children at Participants should be aged 7-17. Parents/Guardians are expected to stay with their child at each activity unless the host specifies otherwise. Parent's will be able to begin registering for activities June 1st. Each Participant will receive a small journal/passport book to keep track of the activities they attend. Each time they go to an activity the Host will Stamp their passport. Activities and events will be hosted throughout the summer and across the treasure valley.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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