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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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Spring 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 help support students attending our summer camps.

Project Information

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2015 Summer STEM Camp Registration is OPEN!

View the 2015 Summer STEM Camp Brochure.

Click here to register!

Camp Drop off/Pick up Times

Camp Discovery

Drop off: 8:30am - Monday-Thursday - Walmart parking lot

Pick up: 4:00pm - Monday-Thursday - Walmart parking lot


Young Naturalist Adventures

Drop off: 4:00pm - Sunday - MLC

Pick up: 3:30pm - Thursday - MLC


Innovations in Engineering & Science

Drop off: 4:00pm - Sunday - MLC

Pick up: 1:00pm - Friday - MLC

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 here.

July 20-23, 2015 (Enrollment Full)
July 27-July 30, 2015
August 3-August 6, 2015 (Enrollment Full)

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 here.

July 19-23, 2015 (Enrollment Full)
July 26-July 30, 2015
August 2-August 6, 2015 (Enrollment Full)

Innovations in Engineering & 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 here.

July 19-24, 2015 (Enrollment Full)
July 26-July 31, 2015
August 2-August 7, 2015 (Enrollment Full)

Student Scholarship Nomination

Scholarships are available. 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. Click here for more information.

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.