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Phone: 406-475-3638
Fax: 406-475-3871

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 provides and promotes quality immersion experiences for all in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a unique lakeside environment.

Vision Statement

The MLC is 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 assists 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

* stimulate a life-long learning process.

2016 Summer STEM Camp Registration is OPEN!

Click here to register!

Download our camp brochure.

Meet Our Summer STEM Camp Instructors

2016 Camp Drop off/Pick up Times

Camp Discovery

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

Pick up: 4:30pm - Monday-Thursday - Walmart parking lot


Camp Young Naturalist Adventures

Drop off: 4pm - Sunday - MLC

Pick up: 4pm - Thursday - MLC


Camp Innovations

Drop off: 4pm - Sunday - MLC

Pick up: 1pm - Friday - MLC


Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery is a four-day (day only) science camp for students entering grades 1-3. 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 $275 for the four days. To learn more, click here.

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. Monday - Thursday students are engaged in exciting science and engineering activities, and recreation including swimming, boating, games and campfires. The cost of the camp is $425 for all five days. To learn more, click here.


Innovations in Engineering & Science

Camp Innovations is a six-day overnight camp for students entering grades 7-9. Students arrive on Sunday afternoon and leave on Friday after lunch. Students are involved in STEM activities and recreation. Campers also take excursions to remote locations in the MLC area. The cost of the camp is $475 for all six days. To learn more, click here.


Student Scholarship Nomination

Need-based scholarships are available. Click here for more information.