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

Phone: (406) 475-3638


2019 Camp Registration Is Now Open!

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Camp Discovery

Pausing on a hike to ask/ answer questions about nature.

Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery is a four-day, day only, science camp for students entering grades 1-3. Campers are engaged in fun learning activities and outdoor recreation Monday – Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. They are bussed to the Montana Learning Center from a Helena location. Campers experience exciting science adventures while enjoying our beautiful lakeside environment on Canyon Ferry Lake. The cost of the camp is $300 for the four days. This includes transportation to and from the center, lunch, snacks and all camp-related materials.

2019 Camp Dates & Adventures:
July 8th - 11th - Nature Knows Best
July 15th - 18th - Science Detectives
July 22nd - 25th - Build It Better & Make It Move
July 29th - August 1st - Nature Knows Best
August 5th - 8th - Science Detectives

Nature Knows Best
Campers will explore how real-world problems can be solved by using inspiration from natural designs. They will participate in the engineering design process through a study of plant and animal adaptations.

Science Detectives
Campers will adventure over land and water to collect clues to help solve some of nature's greatest mysteries. Scavenger hunts, group design challenges, and observations of plants and animals will all help campers work together to complete their scientific mission.

Build It Better & Make It Move
Campers will design and build various contraptions that include water races and slides, mud mazes and outdoor forts and catapults. They will feast on traditional camp food, “s’mores”, heated in a time oven they create. Campers will learn about the design, building approaches and the science that makes these devices work.

What happened to the tree bark, and why?