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Montana Learning Center
7653 Canyon Ferry Road
Helena, MT 59602-8517
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Mission Statement

The Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake will provide and promote quality immersion experiences for all in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a unique lakeside environment.

Vision Statement

The Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake (MLC) will be the Montana center for STEM learning and teaching which expands and extends the traditional education provided by school curricula and state or federal mandates.  MLC will assist in building a world in which students and adults (particularly teachers) use STEM understandings to:

  * problem solve
  * implement processes of discovery and inquiry
  * inspire others to wonder about and appreciate our natural world
  * conserve natural resources and utilize renewable resources
  * make good personal decisions
  * stimulate a life-long learning process.


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Winter 2015


The Montana Learning Center is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Boeing Company for a special project focusing on the E in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to train teachers in Montana.

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Upcoming 2015 Summer STEM Camps

Connecting Kids to Science, Math, and Outdoor Fun.  Our 2014 STEM camps were a great success this year, and we are looking forward to an even better year in 2015!

Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery is a four-day (day only) science camp for students entering grades K-3. The students are bussed to MLC from a Helena location. Students are engaged in learning activities and recreation on Monday - Thursday. The cost of the camp is $250 for the four days. To learn more click on the Camp Discovery link above.

July 20-23, 2015
July 27-July 30, 2015
August 3-August 6, 2015

Young Naturalist Adventures

Young Naturalist Adventures is a five-day overnight camp for student entering grades 4-6. The students arrive on Sunday afternoon, are organized into their teams and assigned to their cottages. On Monday - Thursday students are engaged in exciting science and math activities, games, recreation, swimming, boating and campfires. The cost of the camp is $375 for all five days. To learn more click on the Young Naturalists Adventures link above. 

July 19-23, 2015
July 26-July 30, 2015
August 2-August 6, 2015

Innovations in Math and Science

Innovations is a six-day overnight camp for students entering grades 7-9. Students arrive on Sunday afternoon and leave on Friday right after lunch. Students are involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities, recreation, games, boating,swimming and canoeing, and may take excursions to remote locations in the MLC area. The cost of the camp is $425 for all six days. To learn more click on the Innovations link above.

July 19-24, 2015
July 26-July 31, 2015
August 2-August 7, 2015

Family Camp (all ages)

An exciting weekend adventure for the whole family.  Family camp is a three-day weekend overnight camp for the entire family. Stay in your own private cottage and enjoy an adventure in summer fun, summer memories and summer learning. To learn more, click on the Family Camp link above.

Student Scholarship Nomination

Send student name, parent name and address to MLC. A congratulatory, encouraging letter including your name will be sent to the student's home along with a summer camps brochure. Scholarships available. Information goes to:

Springtime in the Rockies

The Springtime in the Rockies conference is an annual training for teachers in Montana. At this conference, leading teachers of mathematics, science, technology and engineering from across Montana come to share their expertise and learn together new ways to utilize the power of technology to improve teaching and learning.